I hope everyone had a fantastic week!
I came home today to an amazing package from the Sunbutter Gods!
I’ve been dying to try this stuff for so long
I obviously went straight for the CRUNCH….my fave! 🙂 I couldn’t resist, I dove right in…
It’s wonderful! SO hard for me to not devour this by the spoonful–I can’t wait to try it with some actual food and not just by finger! hehe
Look what I bought The Boo today
Pretty huh? lol I think it’s so funny that the more black a plantain gets, the more sweet and ripe it actually is–so you basically buy a yellow one and wait for it to look rotten! So I think this one actually has a fewww more days to look even more disgusting, YUM! 🙂
I had a Green Smoothie that totally hit the spot today before the gym–here’s a little pre-blend, pre-banana shot and the yummy result
I love going to the gym on Friday…it’s completely dead, so I love trying new things and I pretty much just goof off the whole time. I did get in 10 min. on the EVIL Stair Master and another 10 on a 7.5 Treadmill Incline. After that I tried some new machines and then headed down to the weight room with all the muscle men and tried to do some curls with 15 lbs…..
Ummmm not sure that was a great idea, I see soreness in my future, but you have to start somewhere right? Right! We’ll see how I feel tomorrow.
For Dessert I made a little yummy mix
Newman’s Own Organics Mixed Berries, 2 Spelt Pretzels and a few Almonds
Now I think it’s time to celebrate the weekend with some wine! 🙂
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It’s almost weekend time YAY!
I seriously don’t know what I ever did before I discovered Hummus–I mean I really only started eating it a few months ago. Before that I had tried it a few times but since I was too busy eating other things (junk), I didn’t give hummus a second thought. NOW I have to have it in my fridge at all times because I’ve learned that you can put it on juuuuust about anything–OK maybe not everything ,but pretty close!
Lunch today was something I just threw together since I’m running low on groceries–but I had turkey and I had hummus, so I put them together for a simple but oh so delicious lunch! I had an amazingly juicy peach with it but it didn’t make the picture! Another one of my GO TOS!
OMG has anyone ever tried Betty Lou’s Nut Butter Balls? If you haven’t then you MUST try them!
This is the Cashew Pecan flavor w/ Beta Glucan which gives a major boost to the immune system, helps the digestive system and has many other health benefits as well. It was deeeeeeeelicious!
They have everything from Vegan, Organic, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Kosher snacks, all loaded with protein, energy and phytosterols–you’ll definitely be seeing more of these from me, it was the perfect pre-workout snack! Aside from their yummy bites, Betty Lou’s also has some low glycemic designer protein shakes that I had The Boo try out tonight.
He mixed it with 10 ounces of Skim Milk and loved it because he said it reminded him of chocolate milk–what could be better than that?
This was before he shook it up so it kind of looks scary and bubbly but according to him it was very tasty! The cool part is that it’s Lactose, Gluten, Sugar, and Hormone Free before you add the milk so you could mix it with water, which the package says is preferred, and you’re good to go!
Today at the gym I did
- 20 min Treadmill Incline
- 10 min Eliptical w/Resistance
- 3×10 Bicep Curls
- 3×10 Tricep Kickbacks
Quick and easy trip!
Definitelytime for bed! Gooooooooodnight!
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Today is a GREAT day! 6 months NO SMOKING! Ah I really can’t believe how fast time has gone by—the 1st week was pretty rough and I honestly didn’t know if I’d get this far. But now I can say that I DON’T miss it one little bit and I couldn’t be happier about making the decision to quit! The only thing that got me through the 1st month was exercise—every time I felt the urge to smoke I’d get up and DO something, something active, something that made me realize how good it felt to BREATHE! 6 months later I love this new active, healthy lifestyle and I feel confident in saying that I’ll never smoke again.
This was a big weekend—6 months no smoking and yesterday The Boo and I celebrated our 2 year ANNIVERSARY! :)Love ya BOO! We had an aaaaamazing dinner at Brigantine Restaurant in Poway, I had Broiled Scallop and Shrimp Skewers with a double order of veggies
I obviously hated it…
HA Just Kidding–it was so DELICIOUS! Went very well with my glass of Riesling 🙂
The Boo had an amazing Seafood Combo that he pretty much devoured as well
Before dinner the waiter brought out a HUGE basket of bread which is my weekness–I really could eat bread all day long! So we both had a small piece and asked the waiter to take the basket so we didn’t fill up before the food came out.
After dinner we went to our favorite Self Serve Frozen Yogurt joint in Carmel Mountain–Frutti Tutti=HEAVEN! Such a great night, can’t wait to spend many many more years with The Boo!
Guess what I’m making tonight….VEGAN cookies! 🙂 Stay Tuned…
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Hope everyone has had an amazing week–I’m so happy tomorrow is Friday! 🙂
This morning when I got out of bed and was SO sore that I could barely move, is when I realized I need to switch up my workout routines more often. I used to do those OnDemand workouts ALL the time before I joined the gym, but last night was the first time I’d done one in a while…and I did 2! So my goal is to try and switch things up a bit, whether it be at the gym or not, I need to get every muscle moving so this doesn’t happen again!
Since I wasn’t feeling too good I of course needed some comfort food for breakfast to make me feel better! 🙂
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 Spoon Almond Butter
It was delish!
I got through my amazing bowl of oats and decided I should probably start getting ready for work since I’d be moving at a VERY slow pace!
I made it through the day and actually started to feel a lot better once I was stretched out!
My Green Smoothie was delicious as usual, especially since I added some Amazing Grass SuperFood in it and put it in my nifty little Amazing Grass cup. LOVE that thing! 🙂
Dinner tonight was SO good!
Those are slivered Almonds that went on TOP of a piece of Sole and on the side of my USUAL veggies of course!
The Boo gave me the bag with the leftover Almond slivers which is like the equivalent of licking the bowl for me so I was a happy girl!
I got a package today from the wonderful people at Deep River Snacks
Their kettle-cooked potato chips are all natural, gluten free, kosher certified, and contain NO trans fat. I can’t wait to try them, THANKS Deep River Snacks!
Tonight’s workout was FUN–I did a cardio video OnDemand with Kendel (love him) and then I did some abs and leg excercises while watching an episode of Regis & Kelly that I DVRed. Yep that’s right…I DVR Regis & Kelly!
Still wearing the Body Bugg and still loving it!
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This thing is AAAAmazing!
I wore it to work again today which pretty much = NO calorie burning since I sit at a desk all day. I want it to be completely accurate though so I’m wearing it everywhere…..for now! I really don’t even notice I’m wearing it till I get the occasional strange look or a coworker questioning why I have it on. I feel like I should make up some really cool story about why it is that I’m wearing this strange contraption around my arm–they’d probably find it way more interesting than the truth! 🙂
Look at this beauty! Twas a very delicious Green Smoothie that I made today!
- Almond Milk
- TONS of Spinach
- Frozen Banana
I was worried that the water might water it down too much but it didn’t at all and came out really good–I was excited that it actually filled up the whole cup!
Today’s workout was a TOTAL success! Wearing the Body Bugg is making me so much more aware of I’m doing and eating–it pretty much pumped me up for my trip to the gym! There I did:
- 15 min. on a Crazy Incline
- 6-7 min. running
- 10 min. Eliptical on Full Resistance
On the Cable Machine (I think that’s what it’s called) I did:
- 3×10 Bicep Curls
- 3×10 Triceps
- 3×10 Shoulders
Free Weights with 8 LBS I did:
- 15 Deadlifts w/ Hammer Curl
- 15 Tricep Kickbacks
- 20 Lunges w/ Bicep Curl (each side)
I was on a MISSION–to see how this thing really worked! However, when I got home I plugged the Bugg in and still had more calories to burn, so I decided to do some of my favorite excercises OnDemand in my living room of course!
- 10 min. Bootylicious Buns HAHA
- 14 min. Abs
It kind of sounds like a lot but the scary part is (if it’s completely accurate) that I still had some calories to burn and some more calories to eat! I mean I do sit for 9 hours out of the day at work, so during that time I’m getting no physical activity and it’s tough at times to fit everything in. That’s why I think this will help me for sure!
It’ll also show me how to properly fuel by body for the amount of exercise I do end up getting throughout the day. I’m SOOO glad I have the appointment w/my Coach next week. I’ll update more when she tells me what I’m doing wrong! LOL
Kay’s Naturals Great Discount!
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