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It’s been quite the year!

16 Jul

First….how about we FF>>> through a year of pics to get ya’ll somewhat up to date where we are at in life.

Whit had quite the job dilemma. There was Einsteins, Lifetime Fitness, Einsteins, Lifetime, both… IT WAS AN EXHAUSTING MESS

And then finally Einsteins. We were split up for quite a few months, then reunited once more at a completely different store than we have worked at the past two years. This store has taken some getting used to considering it was ALL BOYS! We spiced the place up a bit though, and can now say we are like one of the dudes.  We are the ultimate manager duo. Watch out!

Well Court and Michael finally split after a pretty long 10 month relationship. Things were getting rocky, and Court found that she was losing herself.

Meanwhile, Whit found love this past year. Meet Clint. 🙂

There was a lot of boy drama and craziness this year. After a few months from splitting from Michael, court started to live her own little fairytale. A certain cutie named Isaac who was beyond romantic asked her out in the cutest way! He cored an apple and put it on our windshield. It’s a long cute story, but lets just say the way they met had to deal with apples. Hehehe.

Don’t know about you guys, but we are kind of Instagram Addicts. It is the coolest pic app by far!

With the whole mess of our employment this year, we attempted to get out of  Einstein’s and find office jobs. There were millions of interviews, and a lot of disappointment to say the least.

Our hairstylist is the coolest gay guy on the planet! And his coloring is the best I’ve seen.  We experimented with our hair like crazy thanks to him. It is fun to change up your color, or play up highlights.

Along with Experimentation, Whit Pierced her lip.  So she now has her ears, cartilidge, nose, and lip. She’s a little cray cray.

We turned 19 this year, and it was a RAGE. Seriously, the most fun and insane bday we have ever had.

Car troubles were beyond annoying. First up, someone backed into our lexus while we were at work, then drove off! A** Holes. So that was a pretty $800 repair. Then, Whit blew out our tire on the Honda on the interstate, and well…that led to having Pink Wheels for that car. Haha, funny how things work out.

We kicked some serious booty with school this past year. I’m talking 13-15 Credits a semester, on top of working full time. Working out was very limited at the time, and we felt like we were gaining a freshman 15…I blame ANATOMY. That class was twice a week, for 4 hrs. Court passed with a C, and Whit was lucky to pass with ONE POINT!

ANATOMY took up pretty much all our studying. We were learning chapter after chapter, meanwhile staying hours in the lab.

During Finals week, we were beyond excited to be ALMOST DONE with the school year from HELL.

Yeah Check out them HAWT Wheels. We’re pretty cool…I mean who else has Pink Wheels. ummm NO ONE!!

With all our good guy friends, we decided to learn how to fix up our own cars. Here whit is replacing our brakes when they went out.

College Parties were pretty awesome this year. Just Saying. Here from Left to right is Nikki, Court, Dave, Whit, and Isaac.

After feeling like we were completely out of shape from such a rough school year, we decided to join a fitness group. Say hello to our new addiction called “Fitness in the City.” We work out with these rockstars twice a week, bootcamp style, and it kicks your butt!

On top of that we have been turbo kickin it up with JD and Chalene. Have you met them? WE HAVE.

How it is even possible to get grounded at 19 is beyond me, but yeah it happened. Here was our lil nephew Ty’s reaction when we told him “your aunties are grounded!” He might have been in more shock then us. LOL

You guys all met Dave a few post back, well it is very sad, but he moved away last week. He now lives in Portland. He was Whit’s gay husband, and it is pretty sad. He was the best of the best girlfriends you could have.

Little Ty Ty is such a big boy now! He is about a year and a half! He’s walking, running, talking.

Any say hello to nephew number two.  Meet Eric. 🙂

I must say we have the two cutest little nephews in the world!

This Summer we have been taking advantage of all the fitness BEAUTIFUL Colorado offers. We have been hiking, biking, rafting.

 And Fitness on the Rocks at Red Rocks.

Hello Gorgeous Readers,

We figured it has been way way way too long, and we are completely past due for a blog post, so we are here to say we kinda sorta missed you guys. This past year off from blogging was insane, and when I say insane, I mean we both pretty much lost our shit, but that whole school year of hell, and those hours of work we put in are truly paying off in the moment. As you can see from the pictures above we had quite the year! HAHA Ok, so you might be wondering, why would we even come back to blogging after taking off for so long. In all honesty, we both talked and missed it like CRAZY! It’s fun to share all of our thoughts and lifestyles with people all around the world who can relate. With starting to blog again, you will find all of our post will not be mainly focused on food as what it was before. Instead our new direction will show the 19 year old Court and Whit who lead an all around healthy balanced young life. We are quickly approaching our twenties, and just about finishing up our associates degrees. We want to show you what it is like to live in the beautiful Denver, CO. We will talk about trendy places we like to hangout, the fitness groups we have joined, the boys we are dating, the college life, deals and steals since we are pretty amazing shoppers, and the continued journey to becoming Personal Trainers. Stay Tuned!!

XOXO Court& Whit

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Have you joined the Muscle Movement yet?

6 Aug

You may have heard, you may have not, but our girl Katie has started the Muscle Movement!

With the motto “Strong is the new Skinny,” we gained beautiful muscles like these:      

Me(whit) rockin my Jay Robb Tank and Sweaty Band headband

Some of you guys wanted to know how we gained 5lbs in lean muscle, so your wish is my command. First off, it is all about the Protein! We incorporate protein powder, Shakeology, egg whites, plain greek yogurt, or cottage cheese into our eats EVERY day. Along with that we try to avoid all  if not most of white or refined carbs such as white bread, white pasta, white rice, and white flour. Then, you replace those all with 100% whole wheat. In order to build muscle, it is gonna take a lot of food, so we try to have breakfast, lunch, a snack, dinner, and then dessert. (5 meals in the day). If you think of it, all of those extra calories is what fuels building up those muscles. They can’t grow when all you are doing is eating tiny meals, and burning off everything you eat. Next, it is all about Lean meats such as fish, skinless chicken breast, and low sodium turkey.       

A typical Protein muscle-building day for us looks like:      

Breakfast- Egg whites(1/2 cup egg whites, chopped onion, laughing cow wedge, hot sauce~microwave for 1 min 20 sec), 1 slice of whole wheat toast topped with Peanut butter, half a grapefruit, and a cup of skim milk      

another good b-fast would be these oats

Lunch- Tuna veggie salad (2 cups mixed greens including romaine and spinach, 1 can of drained tuna, lots of veggies, 2 tbs of light dressing), berries mixed with 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese and 1/4 cup greek yogurt(Fage is awesome! it has 20 grams of protein) and top it off with Kashi      

Snack- Shakeology Flax Shake      

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 scoop chocolate amazing meal
  • 3 tbs chocolate shakeology
  • 1 tbs flax oil
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup ice

   

Dinner- Honey Dijon chicken with parmesan broccoli      

Dessert- Guilt free choco-strawberry pudding      

  • 1 sugar-free chocolate pudding snack
  • 1 sugar free strawberry jello snack
  • 4 sliced strawberries
  • 3 tbs of plain or vanilla greek yogurt

   

Also, after our workouts we always drink some Gt’s Kombucha, or High Country Kombucha. This stuff is awesome to replenish and refuel with and we love all the benefits!       

As far as workouts go, we have been following Turbo Fire most of the Summer, which kicks our booty into shape with all those punches, kick boxing, dancing, and FIRE drills! Along with that we have been running, weight lifting, abs, and other videos.       

  • Weight lifting– We usually weight lift on all of our intense cardio days that are between 30-60 min long. First we do our long cardio workout, and then either pop in a weight lifting DVD (ChaLean Extreme burn circuits, P90x Legs and back, Jillian Michaels No more trouble zones, or the Shakeology 30 min workout DVD),  do fitness~shape~self~or seventeen magazine arm exercises, or our on routine where we repeat each set. The key is to go heavy, get as many sets as you can to failure, and take each rep slow!
  • Running– We change up our running routine every time that we run from outdoors, to on the treadmill, to sprints in the park, or the killer STAIR SPRINTS! On treadmill days we usually run a intervals such as here. If you really want to bring up your stamina though run the stairs inside or outside for 10 min. non-stop, or sprints outdoors in the grass across a field(we usually do about 15 across, and then break, try to aim for a bigger goal each time).
  • Abs– Just like you have heard it before, abs are not just crunches. A lot of your six pack is made in the kitchen. Yogurt, berries, and almonds are all good for the tum tum in case you did not know. lol. Ab days for us are always on days that we run, or have a short HIIT workout. When you run, you breathe heavy, therefore pump a lot of air through your stomach, and contract those abs. We like to further that burn on the stomach with ab work after a good run.

   

 **Other tips:      

  • Get 7-8 hrs of sleep every night. If you are missing your sleep, you will feel tired, sluggish, and weak and then will be doggin’ it in your workouts. Muscle recovery is super important to see those ripped muscles.
  •   Change up your workouts everyday, work different muscle groups etc, muscle confusion will leave you with optimal results
  • Get your family involved! Our whole family has come to enjoy exercising and eating together. You could call us beachbody addicts, because we own almost every product off of their website, and are walking spokesmen for them. lol. We all have our own bag of shakeology, and are signed up for the monthly direct ship shakeology.
  • Think of how great you feel after an intense workout as motivation to complete your next workout. As Chalene Johnson would say “Working out is a high.”

   

Now onto some of the eats from the past two days: Do you remember those stuffed turkey burgers we were telling you about in the last post? Well, using Kristen’s jalapeno Popper Cheddar Turkey burgers with Bacon. These babies were Yummy! The only changes we made were turkey bacon, and peperjack cheese 🙂       

we grilled them on the george foreman, because it was rainin' out

 We also made a big veggie salad, and some sweet potato fries     

 Yesterday’s breakfast was another good example of a protein packed b-fast there were some     

  • spinach laughing cow egg whites
  • 2 morning star sausage links
  • half a grapefruit
  • vanilla steamer made with skim milk ~Lunch~

   

                  -Veggie salad    

  • mixed greens
  • carrots
  • onions
  • celery
  • avocado
  • grape tomatoes
  • morning star grilled Chicken strips

   

-Light part-skim mozzarella cheese stick    

-peach    

   Snack~ Greek yogurt cottage cheese yogurt mess   

  Din-din~Progresso Tomato soup with a turkey sammie on a w.w. sandwich thin, and btw there was half of a crumbles leftover turkey burger thrown in that soup!   

   This mornings breakfast was truly unforgettable! Blueberry muffin Protein pancakes. Thanks to Lisa for this genius recipe, we will forever make protein pancakes just like these. 🙂   

     

Wild Blueberry Muffin Protein Pancakes   

Serves 2   

2 packets wild blueberry muffin instant oatmeal packets
1 cup cottage cheese
6 egg whites   

Mix it up in a blender and then put it on the griddle!   

Yum, we topped ours with vanilla yogurt, cinnamon, blueberries, bananas, and sugar-free syrup.   

   hey it is Friday, so lunch was simple and fast! Smart one’s flatbreads rock.   

  Check out the creation I came up with at work today for an afternoon snack. I took a whole wheat bagel thin, made it a cinnamon sugar, and then made a PB&J sammie! Totally one of the best snacks in a long time 😉    

  Would you look at these cute sweat bands that sweatybands.com sent us.   

   Aren’t they adorable?   

From the website-  “We’ve turned perspiration into a fashion sensation! Sweaty Bands are the ultimate sports and fitness headband, uniquely designed for women and girls who want to show their style, even when they sweat a while! Slip into one today and become a Sweaty Bands believer.”   

This company sells fashionable sweat bands to hold your hair in place no matter what physical activity you are doing. 

   We all three tried them out for our Fire 55 EZ workout today.   

  **Verdict- Three happy girls! I loved how my bangs did not fly away by the end of my workout, and I did not have to keep re-tieing my hair on water breaks. For once my hair was not a problem while working out.   

   -Giveaway alerts-   

Don’t forget to enter our Namaste Giveaway which ends this Sunday at midnight!   

Also, Sami is having a great giveaway for the new Vanilla Chai Amazing meal. 🙂   

    

 Alrighty guys, the work is done for the day and it is time to relax. Who’s with me?   

Cheers to a good healthy weekend ahead!   

♥X♥O♥X♥O♥Whit!!!

Were on Fi^R-E-a!

12 Jul

I typically like to start my days off sleeping in, but that was not quite the case this morning due to an unwanted Orthodontics Appointment. My (Whit) retainer that I wear to bed every night broke, so I had to go get it fixed ASAP at my appointment scheduled at 8:20 this morning. Lucky me. lol not. So the lovely breakfast I would’ve enjoyed on the porch was forced to be eaten in the car.

This mornings creation…Maple Banana Cheesecake Oats:

Serves 1:

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 banana (half mashed and cooked in, half sliced)
  • 3 drops maple extract
  • 1/2 tbs Jello Cheesecake powder mix

Toppings:

  • Plain greek yogurt
  • agave
  • cinnamon
  • PB

*And to pair with this genius creation was iced toffee nut coffee*

For years when it has come to school, or just anything we(Court,Ash, me) are registered with, the person always seems to call one of us Megan. Our last name is Maughan, so don’t ask me how they skip straight to the last name, and for some odd reason yell out Megan. With that said, the same incident happened this morning at the Orthodontics. The lady was calling “Megan” to come back to the Clinic. Wow, I just laughed and got right up. It took her about 5 min to realize what an air head she was, and that my name is actually “Whitney.” LOL. Some people!… What about you, any weird names, that people call ya? Or how about do you have a hard last name to pronounce? A lot of the time people pronounce our last name as Ma-hog-an. or Ma-Han. The easiest way to say it is like if you were Jamaican, “Hey ‘mon.‘ Or just simply put if you can say Vaughan, then you can say Maughan.

After that quick appointment, the retainers were fixed, and it was time to attack the long list of chores our mommy was so kind to leave us today. Eww, we had to clean out the whole fridge, from top to bottom(taking out every drawer, washing, trashing old). It was a sick job, and I am happy to say it is very organized now. Along with that, we were stuck with disinfecting the whole kitchen(dishes, counters, microwave, stove, floor). Lol what little Cinderellas we became.

After about an hour or two of that, the tummies were a’ grumbling, so we met up with out mom on her break at Chick-fil-a. And as usual we got Chargrilled Chicken Sandwiches, cuz there the best. Yum. On her break we made a pit stop at Walgreens to pick up some photos that got developed from out waterproof camera. Then, a Hershey’s cookies n’ cream was eaten for some lunchey dessert. And seriously did it hit the white chocolate craving.

Today’s workout included:

  • Weights/Core work at the gym (45 min)
  • Running HIIT for (10 min)
  • Turbo Fire 30 class
  • Turbo Fire Stretch 10 class

Last week the beautiful Katie made a Protein Pizza, and ever since then, Court and I have been eyeing that recipe. Tonight, we MADE IT!

 Ingredients:

Serves 1

  • 3/4 cup egg whites (we used Great Value bottled jug of egg whites)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Basil
  • Pepper
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Carmalized onions
  • Hot Sauce (green tobasco)
  • Part-Skim mozzarella
  • 1 turkey slice
  • 1/4 cup MorningStar Sausage Crumbles
  • Veggies!(peas,avocado,tomato,spinach,broccoli,cauliflower)
  1. In a small round non-stick pan pour in 3/4 cup of egg whites. Broil for 5-7 min, or until egg looks cooked.
  2. Pull pan out of oven, and load on all the toppings
  3. Put back in the oven at 350 for 6 min, or until cheese melts

Viola! Protein packed pizza, that is Delish and filling 🙂

 

 Would you look at that… All for me, lol it was yum. Thanks Katie 🙂

Look at this crazy chicka! A.K.A. older sister, and workout buddy.  Meet Ashley.

Some of you guys have been wondering about some of the products we use like Turbo Fire, Shakeology, and Insanity. So we are here to answer those questions.

We buy these products through our sister Ashley who is a Beachbody coach. Beachbody sells tons of workout programs that we have mentioned like P90X, Chalean Extreme, Turbo Jam, and Slim in 6.

If any of you guys want to order any of this stuff or have any questions about it you can check out her page here. Seriously, you guys, this stuff is great, and we have loved working out so much ever since trying all these great programs.

Have a lovely,healthy,happy night. 🙂

X♥X♥Whit♥X♥X

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