Gorton’s Grilled Seafood Review #RealFabulous

Disclosure: Our family received coupons for Gorton's Grilled Seafood in exchange for my honest review.


Fish is a HUGE part of our diet. We eat fish at least 3 times per week. Our favorite is Salmon.

Gorton's sent me 5 coupons to select products from their Grilled line. I went to Publix with my kids and together we looked over the items. We decided on the Salmon and while we wanted the Grilled Shrimp, Publix told me that it was discontinued, so we decided on the Grilled Shrimp Scampi instead. Little did I know how soon we would use it!

 Haley's birthday was on Sunday and when I asked her what she wanted for dinner she said "Daddy's homemade shrimp scampi." Here's the thing...daddy was in a business conference (tech people work weird hours) so he wasn't available to make it. That's when I had a huge a-ha moment and remembered that I had just bought Gorton's Shrimp Scampi a few days earlier!

Gorton's saved the birthday dinner!! And it was SO EASY to cook. Just open the box, put it in the pan, and stir.

 I made a side of Gluten Free Brown Rice pasta and dinner was ready!

It was SO GOOD! The trio loved it and even my husband thought it was tasty and he's picky when it comes to his Shrimp Scampi!

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Push Away the Screen: ICE at the Gaylord Palms

My family was recently invited to #pushawaythescreen by visiting the ICE exhibit at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando.


From their website: "Join Frosty, everyone's favorite snowman, in a colorfully frozen retelling of this original Christmas classic! More than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures featuring Frosty the Snowman, presented by Pepsi, including four ICE! slides."

We met Frosty. He lives in a cold cold world.

He lives in a world of 8 degree temperatures. The air was frigid. I'm a Florida girl. It was cold. Even with the blue parkas and gloves and hats, it was cold. My husband made it about 15 seconds before he said that it was too cold for him and he was going to wait for us out in the sun. Tongue Out

The kids and I hustled down the ice slides. Well, they hustled down. I took pictures.



My camera began freezing or fogging and we were cold. So we did hustle through pretty quickly. We saw a train.

And one of the ice carvers was on set doing some carving work. He is certainly very dedicated to his craft.


We quickly came across the beautiful ICE Nativity and large angel sculpture.


And there was the exit sign! We made it through!

The Gaylord Palms was kind enough to include tickets for us to get a hot beverage! The kids each had hot cocoa and I had coffee. It warmed us right up!

ICE will be returning to the Gaylord Palms in November, 2014 and I hope you check it out.

Disclaimer: Gaylord Palms provided me with tickets to experience ICE.  All opinions are my own.

Mamavation Monday: My Favorite Exercise

Exercise, Exercise, oh how I love exercise.

Exercise is easy, exercise is fun,

Exercise is great for everyone,

Run, jog, walk, or skip,

Make sure you do at least a little bit.

Increase your exercise day by day,

Keep at it and you will find a way,

To be healthy, to be aware.

Exercise brings benefits,

Many that are free.

Remember with exercise

You can live long and care free,

Free from all aches and pains,

Be healthy and stand tall.

Get up from your couch,


Put away your games and your PSP’s

Walk the dog, and run with kids,

Ride your bike, swim in the pool.

Exercise is my happy place

It brings a smile to my face.



What is my favorite way to exercise? Honestly, I have many. Nothing beats lifting heavy weights at CrossFit En Fuego. Nothing!

But I also love to do races with my kids. They are 7 1/2, 8 1/2 and just turned 10 (yesterday!!) and we love to do 5K's together. We average about 1 per month, some months more. It's so cool to see my kids get faster, more confident and give it all they can to cross the finish line before me.

I don't enjoy running. It hurts. But I do it because I know it's good for me, and I like bling. What can I say. I like bling.


These were my workouts last week and regardless, I aim for 10,000 Steps per day.


Sunday-Rest Day 10,431 steps


Monday- A very humbling WOD. First time I wasn't able to complete an AMRAP in the time specified. We had 10 minutes to complete 40 bar facing burpee jump overs, 20 clean and jerks, and 10 chest to bar. When the 10 minutes was called I was on my 16th Clean & Jerk. But...I went up in weight. Normally I do 45 pounds for my C&J when it's this many reps. But today my friend took my bar and slid some more weight on it and said YOU CAN DO IT. And ya know what...I did. It took me longer, but I did it. I think I did 65#, might have been 60#, but certainly one of those two weights. And then once time was called I completed the rest of the WOD. Took me 12:45 to do ONE round. Then we went and did a mile for fun. Ronin was with me and he was in a running mood, so he ran with another friend because he's much faster than me. She estimates that they finished in 9:20. He is aiming for a 9:00 mile, so he's really close. 488 Calories. 14,653 Steps


Tuesday- WOD in the style of Fight Gone Bad. Which means that it sucked and I loved it!! 5 stations, 1 minute max reps per station, 1 minute rest after the 5 stations, repeat 3 times. Total score is number of reps combined for all 3 rounds. Our stations today (in the order I went in) Wall Balls, Hanging Knee Raises, Jump Rope, Row, 20" Box Step-ups. My total score was 564! Bam! Calories: 537 15,461 steps

Wednesday- NEW YEARS DAY. Rest Day. I was hoping to get outside and do some gardening and take the kids on their mile walk, but it's raining right now (11:40am) and I have a TV interview at 3:45pm, and then we're heading to the circus, so time is limited today. 12,848 Steps


Thursday- Fast WOD. We did a lot of stretching, and then for time complete: 1000m row, 5 rounds of 20 air squats and 14 shoulder to overhead. I did a push jerk. Did the first round with 55 rounds, did the first 7 of the 2nd round with 55 pounds, then dropped to 45 pounds. Did the 3 round with 45 pounds, and the last 2 rounds with 35 pounds. And 15,180 steps. No mile with the kids. It was a very rainy afternoon.  Calories during WOD: 284  15,180 Steps


Friday-JAZZERCISE!! My first Jazzercise class in over 15 years. I loved it! Calories: 548 We did our 1 mile, but walked it. Freezing cold and noses and eyes were watering when attempting to run. 17,999 steps.


Saturday-REST Day. We went to Orlando for Haley's birthday. 20,727 Steps

Total Steps: 107,478
Total Calories Burned: 18,567


What is your favorite way to exercise?? Do you track your steps??