Fight the Colds

16 Nov

 Good Evening!

Today was an A day, meaning a no school day for us. We started it out with sleeping in tell the late hours of the morning about 9:30. Then, came downstairs to some Oatgurt. We have been battling with our school for the past two weeks about taking college courses next semester, because they were trying to talk us out of it. Luckily though, after having a meeting with the Assistant Principal and our counsler we got the whole thing worked out. Thank Goodness 🙂 Our school is only a few years old, so they are really uninformed about this program that we are currently in.

Todays workout was Day 3 of Fitnessista’s Bridal Bootcamp

1. Warm up: 5 minutes, cardio of choice, bringing it from low to moderate intensity (ie, start by walking and then bring it up to a jog by the end of 5 minutes) ~Instead we did Month 1 Insanity warm up

2. Plie squat and bicep curl– do 10 squat and curls, then hold the squat position and curl 10 times

3. Bent-over row and tricep kickback (15- I like to do it with both arms at once and feet under my hips, knees slightly bent. Make sure to gaze at the floor to keep your spine straight)

4. Lateral lunge and overhead press (10 on each side)

5. Single leg deadlift (10 on each side)

6. Saxon side bend (10 on each side)

7. Bosu calf raises (or calf raises on a step if you don’t have a Bosu- 15)

8. Push-ups (15- start in full plank position and drop to your knees, keeping your booty down if you need to)

Cardio blast 1: Burpees (1 minute) – repeat circuit #’s 2-8

Cardio blast 2: Suicide runs (run to right, touch the floor and run back to the left) 30 seconds, floor sprints 30 seconds – repeat circuit #’s 2-8

Cardio HIIT: 1 minute easy (walk or easy jog), followed by 30 seconds sprint (or add heavy, heavy resistance)- repeat for 15 minutes total

Some Creations Lately:

Gingerbread Overnight Oats

 Gingerbread Overnight Oats

In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup puffed millet
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 6-oz container of Lucerne Gingerbread Yogurt
  • Cinnamon


  • Sprouts Unsalted Peanut Butter
  • Apple Cinnamon Granola
  • Kashi GoLean Crunch
  • 1/2 Nuked Fuji Apple
  • PB Trail Mix

 Berry Patch Oats

 -Berry Patch Oats-

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Jay Robb Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries


  • Figs
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Fage Greek Yogurt
  • Sprouts Unsalted Almond Butter

 protein Packed Quinoa w/ Apple Cinnamon Toast topped w/ Pumpkin Cream Cheese

 Protein Packed Quinoa

In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup cooked Quinoa
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup cooked Egg-White Puff(using liquid egg-whites)
  • Spinach
  • Ham
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Onions
  • Spike
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder

 Jessica(Tasty and Trim) Pumpkin Cheesecake

 Nutragrain Waffles topped with Peanut butter, Banana, Pumpkin Yogurt, Cinnamon, and Granola

 Veggies, a peach, and Cinnamon Sugar sweet potato Fries

 Elvis Oatgurt w/ Pumpkin Coffee

 Elvis Oatgurt

In the mix:

  • 1 Pkt Quaker Instant Banana Walnut Oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/2 sliced Banana
  • Honey
  • Naturally More Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Fage Greek Yogurt
  • 1 broken up Pumpkin Cookie
  • Kashi GoLean Crunch

 Post-Workout Fuel: Kombucha!!

 This was our first time trying this brand of Kombucha, and it tasted like Orange Soda! 🙂 Awesome. This brand has a little more sugar and carbs than GT’s Kombucha, but it taste WAY better.

 Navitas Natural’s was extremely kind to send us once again another package. In this package we got Hemp seeds and another supply of Antioxidant Trail Mix that we got a while back from them.

“Hemp seeds have long been recognized as an excellent source of energy. With a rich nutty flavor that is reminiscent of a sunflower seed, Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds are pre-shelled, soft, and delicious. They can be eaten straight from the bag; sprinkled on top of vegetables, soups, yogurt, and cereals; mixed into baked recipes; or blended into a gourmet nut butter. This remarkable superfood is an excellent protein source – with eight grams of protein per 2 tablespoons– and contains all ten essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Hemp also offers a perfect balance of Omega 3, 6, and 9 (the Essential Fatty Acids), and is a good source of magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium. “~Navitas Naturals

The stats:

 They looked kinda like Quinoa, or Couscous.

For lunch today, we decided to cook up a spaghetti Squash, some Broiled Tilapia, and throw in some of our new Hemp Seeds.

In the mix:

Serves 2

  • 2 cups of cooked spaghetti squash
  • 1 Bleu Cheese Laughing cow wedge (melted in)
  • Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tbs Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • broccoli
  • Spinach

-2 Broiled Tilapia Rubbed w/ Old bay Seasoning, and Hot Wing Sauce

The Hemp Seeds were a great addition, and a good source of protein to refuel those muscles after that Intense workout.

With the cold weather, and all the sickness that is going around, we thought that we would tell you about some natural remedies for those nasty colds:

Got a cough?- Try Thyme

 Add three tablespoons of dried thyme to one pint of boiling water. Let cool, then add one cup of honey. Take one teaspoon every hour as needed. You can store the mix in the fridge for up to three months.

Got a Runny Nose?- Try Garlic


Just add garlic to your meals for both a short-term treatment and long-term fortification against the next cold or flu virus
Got a Sore Throat?- Drink Some Tea


For a sore throat, the tea remedy is as old as time, it seems. Try jujube tea for an extra vitamin C boost.

Got a Headache?-Eat Some Carrots

Phytonutrients in fresh produce, like the beta-carotene in carrots, can reduce inflammation in the blood vessels of the brain. Eating two cups a day can help some people reduce headache incidence by 70 percent!

Digestive Track out of Whack-Eat Pineapple


Eating well during the holiday season is a goal more than a reality for many of us. All that bad food can make your digestive tract complain loudly.

Make a half cup of pineapple part of your routine to reduce intestinal inflammation, speed the breakdown of protein and, most important, reduce gas.

Not getting Good Sleep-Try Celery


Cold nights, the stress of the holiday season and the shifting hourglass sands brought on by the end of Daylight Savings can throw off your sleep pattern.

If all the usual non-medicinal remedies have failed you, try munching some celery for the sedative powers of the phthalides it contains.

Some other Go to Products when you feel that sickness coming on are:


We have tried both Emergen-C and Airborne in the past, and they work like a charm.

Well guys, have a great rest of your week 🙂


12 Responses to “Fight the Colds”

  1. Kat November 16, 2010 at 8:27 PM #

    yay! I’m so glad you guys have made another post. I missed you.
    Those are some interesting tips for fighting colds, I might try them.
    mmmm your pumpkin cheesecake and oatmeals look so yummy.

  2. theflourishingfoodie November 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM #

    All your foods looks so yummy! Espicially the protein quiona and the pumpkin cheese cake!
    I hope y’all are having a great week!
    ~Ann Claire

  3. Wei-Wei November 16, 2010 at 8:58 PM #

    Looks like you guy have been having a great school year – you’re so busy all the time! The eats are amazing as usual, though. :]

  4. Jessica@tastyandtrim November 16, 2010 at 10:15 PM #

    Those gingerbread oats look SO yummy! Thanks so much for linking my pumpkin cheesecake recipe 🙂 I hope you liked it!! I am definitely going to be using those natural remedies – thanks for the tips! Have a great week loves!

  5. movesnmunchies November 16, 2010 at 11:36 PM #

    i can never get over how amazing your eats look! you guys make the best food and the healthiest and tastiest food I’ve ever seen!

  6. healthdivaeats November 17, 2010 at 8:04 AM #

    Love the elvis style breakfast! Taht looks awesome and yummy!

    Hope you girls get better!


  7. Freckled Foodie November 17, 2010 at 11:12 AM #

    missed you girls!!! the oats bowls look amazing as usual.

  8. Sweet Cheeks November 18, 2010 at 6:16 PM #

    I love all the oat bowls!! your combos look SO delish!

    How was the pumpkin cheesecake? I copied the recipe so I can make it soon. Yummmm.

    Glad you got everything worked out with your classes. Hope you girls are doing great! xoxo

  9. Meg November 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM #

    Hope ya’ll are doing well, miss you two 😀 I bet school is super busy, though – but BREAK is soon! Your eats look amazing as usual and I’m about to go check out that pumpkin cheesecake!!

  10. Erika November 19, 2010 at 1:13 PM #

    Yay! I’ve missed your posts!
    Your eats look delicious as usual. Thanks for the cold remedies – I wish I would have known about the headache one earlier this week! 😛

  11. lisa November 21, 2010 at 7:21 PM #

    GINGERBREAD YOGURT!?!? that sounds SO good! I love seasonal flavors 🙂

  12. piopatreciali December 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM #

    Hi, Consent to all of you!

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