“Muscle is the new skinny!”

4 Aug

After reading Katie’s post about how much muscle she has gained, I am proud to say that just this summer Whit and I have both gained 5 lbs. in muscle! I think by changing up our weight lifting, cardio, eating more, and getting lots of protein has helped 🙂 My muscles have never looked so defined. My pants are a little tighter, but that is because I am starting to get my womanly figure. I have always been so stick skinny and now I have got some hips. lol 🙂

Last night’s dinner:

Tofurky Sausage on wheat bun with 1/2 sweet tater(drizzled fage and naturally more pb)


This morning’s breakfast:
Chocolate Amazing Meal Overnight Oats again. I cannot get enough of these oats! This time I used raspberry yogurt!

 Top it all off with banana, kashi, and Justin’s and you are good to go 😉
Today was our rest day, but we got plenty of exercise grocery shopping for our momma! We hunted down all of the best deals. Our mom always gives us a limit of $150 to buy groceries for the family, but guess what we only spent $120. I know my mom would be proud! For those of you that asked where that we found the new laughing cow. They are at Safeway. When we got home we fixed up some a “kiddie inspired lunch”!
PB+Fluff on Apple Cinnamon bread, apples, and chewy. 

It does not get any better than this 🙂


 After reading parade I this morning I was surprised by this article
I copied this right from the article:

In a perfect world, you’d eat healthily all the time, but let’s get real.

The good news: Consuming certain nutritious foods with harmful foods can help minimize the damage.


You splurged on: Hot Dog + Food Rx: Sauerkraut = Why it works:
Hot dogs are packed with nitrates, which have been linked to cancer, but topping your dog off with some kraut can help prevent damage. Sauerkraut is high in a powerful compound that may stop the nitrates from converting into carcinogens.

8 Outdated Food Facts – Exposed!

 + You splurged on: High-Fat Meal + Food Rx: Grapes = Why it works:
Chowing down on a high-fat meal floods your system with triglycerides and slows circulation. Consuming 1 cups of antioxidant-rich grapes with your meal prevents some of the negative effects.

You splurged on: Salty Foods + Food Rx: Chocolate = Why it works:
Just indulged in a salty meal? A few squares of dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure in as little as two hours. Have 2 ounces of chocolate made of at least 60% cocoa for dessert.


You splurged on: Pizza + Food Rx: Rosemary = Why it works:
When pizza (or any high-carb food) is heated past 250˚, it creates harmful chemicals that scientists have linked to an increased risk of cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants in one tablespoon of fresh rosemary added to the dough can slash the chemicals by 60%.

5 Food Swaps for Weight Loss


You splurged on: Red Meat + Food Rx: Red Wine = Why it works:
Drinking a glass of red wine with your steak can cut down on your body’s absorption of toxins that can lead to heart disease. But don’t overindulge: Seven ounces is all you need to benefit.


You splurged on: Grilled Chicken + Food Rx: Coleslaw = Why it works:
Grilled meats-—pork, beef, and chicken—have been linked to an increased cancer risk. Cruciferous vegetables, like the cabbage in slaw, contain a compound that helps clear the carcinogens from your body.
6 Steps to Boosting Your Metabolism  


You splurged on: Fast Food + Food Rx: Cherries = Why it works:
Eating a fast-food meal can unleash a torrent of free radicals that damage  cells. A dessert of cherries, blueberries, grapes, or kiwis will speed antioxidants into your system to fight the damage.


You splurged on: Bagel + Food Rx: Vinegar = Why it works:
Vinegar can prevent the spikes in blood sugar caused by a carb-heavy meal. A spoonful on your salad will slow digestion and help prevent the peaks and valleys in glucose that can fuel overeating.

I never knew that all of these foods could have such harmful effects on your body, but it is nice to know that you can minimize the effect 🙂

Well I am off to get started on some stuffed turkey burgers for dinner!

QOD: Do you like stuffed burgers, if so what kind?





18 Responses to ““Muscle is the new skinny!””

  1. kbwood August 4, 2010 at 6:33 PM #

    I gave yall a SHOUT on my last post!!! love you girls tons!

  2. Michal August 4, 2010 at 6:46 PM #

    Girls muscle is the new skinny! 🙂 I love it!

  3. Natalie August 4, 2010 at 7:21 PM #

    Peanut butter and fluff definitely reminds me of being a kid too! I love the parts that sort of bind together and get sort of “crunchy” — maybe it’s a chemical reaction or something but it’s the best part!

  4. Ben August 4, 2010 at 7:22 PM #

    I had turkey burgers for dinner too! Turkey burgers go great with roasted sweet potato fries, grilled corn, black beans and spinach salad.. Pineapple and leftover cake from the bakery for dessert to top it all off! Also- please let me formally introduce you to my new best friend: Brazil Gourmet Mango Juice. 3 fruits in every carton, 130cals for 8 oz.. full of pulpy thick mango goodness and perfect for post workout smoothies. We get two free drinks at work every day, this is ALWAYS my first choice!Check ’em out: http://www.brazilgourmet.com/pages/moreinfo_mango_prisma.htm

  5. Wei-Wei August 4, 2010 at 7:22 PM #

    MUSCLE IS THE NEW SKINNY. Love love love it 😀 Can you give us any tips on how you build such amazing muscle?


  6. Jenna August 4, 2010 at 7:24 PM #

    “muscle is the new skinny” ..that is SO my new motto! ❤ that's so awesome you girls have gained so much muscle! i've recently started to weight-lift more. of course, i'm starting small, and i get nervous having to eat more (i'm used to eating around 13-1500 calories a day!), but seeing your girls' successes have really helped! any tips/advice for a beginner that's new to the whole weight-lifting thing?

  7. lisa August 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM #

    oh wow, Apple Cinnamon bread? what brand is that? I would sooo like to try that I have been looking for a sweet bread to try!
    and that stuff you found is soo interesting. Puts a new light on chocolate covered pretzels for me now 🙂 thanks!!

  8. rebecca lustig August 4, 2010 at 8:15 PM #

    was lucky enough to be guided to your page from katie’s!

    strong is fabulous. strong is beautiful. strong is the new skinny.

    loving the message! cant wait to read more

  9. Meg August 4, 2010 at 8:21 PM #

    Hooray for muscle -and congrats on the muscle gains, girls, that rocks! 😀 Ya’ll work so hard and totally deserve it! Your eats look amazing!! And thanks for that food rx info – so interesting!! I love stuffed burgers! Especially with bacon – YUM!

    Have a great night and enjoy your turkey burgers – have a recipe?! 😉

  10. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com August 4, 2010 at 10:55 PM #

    MUSCLES CHANGED MY LIFE! i was so scared of gaining muscle before, i thought id be so bulky and thick. the first time i gave in and started weight training, the exact opposite happened. and bonus = having a higher self confidence from increased muscle mass!!! WIN WIN ❤

  11. Erika August 5, 2010 at 8:35 AM #

    I like that – muscle definitely is the new skinny!

  12. A Teenage Gourmet August 5, 2010 at 10:11 AM #

    Thanks for posting about liking grapefruit. I can finally connect to another bitter-loving kid. =P I posted about chocolate cake today! 🙂

  13. Freckled Foodie August 5, 2010 at 10:19 AM #

    way to go ladies!! i’m jumping on the “gain muscle” band wagon! oh and i’m excited to be on the blog roll! 😉 great post! i like lean ground beef patties stuffed with laughing cow cheese & jalapeno slices! it’s like a jalapeno popper! xo. happy friday EVE 😀

  14. Laura August 5, 2010 at 1:40 PM #

    That was actually really interesting (and reassuring!!) to read! Congrats on the muscle gain! GO YOU! xx

  15. Emily August 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM #

    Kiddie inspired lunches are the greatest, haha. I ADORE the peanut butter and fluff combo. Best ever. Nutella and fluff is also grand. =]

    This might sound negative but the Food RX article kind of seems like a lot of hype. I’d challenge the reliability of this article. It makes it sound like splurging on a SINGULAR meal consisting of any of these foods will do cause immense damage, when in truth it’s usually a cumulative, frequent consumption that does true damage. It kind of makes it sound like it isn’t safe to eat anything…which is wayyy false. I truly believe moderation is key for everything, and by golly if you want pizza once in a while, eat it.

  16. kayla.eats.healthy August 6, 2010 at 9:31 AM #

    That’s AWESOME! 5lbs of muscle, great job! You guys are so inspiring!

  17. mysweetseason August 7, 2010 at 6:14 AM #

    I love this post! Hips are fun to have, no? Hahaha

    Congrats on the muscle! I’m working on mine as we speak!


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