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When one hard week ends, another fun one begins…

4 Oct

Hey All!

It was a LOONGG week last week… but we made it lol. Now this week is Homecoming week, and even better Whit and I only have two days of regular school! Today has been quite a productive day off to say the least.

  • We woke up late
  •  Ate yet another amazing oat creation
  •  Went and got an oil change(which was not as scary as last time!)
  • tried to buy more 5 hour energy but couldn’t(apparently you cannot buy an energy drink from Wal-Mart unless you are 18…. really high school is filled with more work load than ever these days, and some students need ENERGY!) 
  • Worked out with Bob Harpers new strength work out dvd(it was on sale at Wal-Mart and totally worth it! Lets just say it was so intense that my muscles are still having spasms)
  • Wrote my museum analysis for Art
  • Made breakfast for tomorrow
  • Now I am blogging and waiting for 90210 



Thursday began with a big ol’ bowl of berry patch oats laced with macadamia butter!

Friday Whit and I brought back our old tradition and had a bagel for breakfast! Let me introduce you to my new bagel mecca: Pumpkin Crunch Bagel

Broiled it in the oven for 2 min. then shmeared one side with strawberry cream cheese and the other with maple almond butter/pumpkin butter. All I can say after eating this bagel is Tis’ The Season to be pumpkin 😛

Lunch packed for work was a turkey-veggie salad with a Pecan Pie Larabar(Literally tastes like pie 🙂 )


Friday night Whit, Karst, and I all went down town to First Friday. Artist from all over show off their art on this street down town. There were so many people there. Who knew so many people were into art. We went to get E.C. for our Art class, but it was actually a lot more fun than I expected. It was free and it was fun just to get out.  


Saturday started with some Berry Patch Oats with the addition of figs and then off to an extremely busy day of work. Whit and I kept saying, “Man we are underpaid sandwich makers!” lol While at work I also decided to post some Operation Beautiful notes in the girls bathroom. It made me feel so good. I even saw a few women come out smiling. Have you guys made or seen any Operation Beautiful notes?

And for Saturday… you guessed it a fruit salad. Whit and I went to Wendy’s on Friday for lunch and had their Apple Pecan Salad. It was literally the best restaurant salad I have ever had so why not recreate it!

Dinner was ricotta stuffed turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, and a giant pickle.


And then finally… Sunday arrived and it was Race Day! Whit and Ash got a little decked out before hand.

Every year we have rode the light rail but this year it was $7 and they only accepted cash, which we did not even find out until we got to the front of the line! Are you kidding me… you already are paying money to race. It should be free. So with that said we vetoed the light rail and drove. Parking was only $2 which ended up saving us a ton of money. 

It is moments like these…


that I truly cherish 🙂

Until next year….


These were the decadent White Chocolate Macadamia Oats from this morning!

  • oats, almond milk, water
  • chia & flax-seed
  • maple & vanilla extract
  • Turbinado sugar
  • white chocolate chips
  • granola & millet puffs
  • pear
  • macadamia butter


We used up some left over burgers today and crumbled them in a giant salad.

We use Eating Right Garlic Parmesan Caesar dressing.


And a peach(white peach to be exact) satisfied the sweet tooth!


Well guys it is going to be a fun and busy week. I will fill you in with all of the homecoming details later in the week 😉


What has fitness done for you?

20 Jul

“You know that high you get after working out…. fitness is your drug and we are here to support you in your new addiction”

Wow! The Turbo Fire workouts have been so amazing lately… that it has driven us to think about possibly cancelling our gym membership. It is not that great of a gym in all honesty. Fitness 19 is cheap. You get what you pay for. It has the bare minimum it takes to get a workout done, it is stuffy(that place needs a lot more ventilation), they never turn on the AC, it smells bad, is kind of dirty, ect. Over the past year our whole family has really gotten into fitness and we have sort of built up our own home gym. In our parent’s GIANT master bedroom there is a treadmill and elliptical and a nice tv up on the wall to watch. Then in the garage we have a bench press. Then we just got our whole basement finished and that area is cleared out with a tv also mounted to the wall for working out. The whole family does the variety of Beach Body workouts we own down there. Also we have swiss balls, different hand weights, resistance bands, Bowlflex Select Tech Dumbells, chin up bar, ect. We have EVERYTHING you could possibly need to workout. Not to mention all of the wonderful trails around our neighborhood. When school starts there is going to be no time to drive to the gym. We are going to have to go to school, college classes a few nights a week, and work. I think we have put it to great use, but now our membership would just be a waste of money. I know how to work out at home. This is going to save me a lot more time, and money. Plus I can use the weights and things at home and well not have to deal with the stink eye I get from older people at the gym(They always do not believe Whit and I when we tell them we are 17). Now I can just break a sweat in the comforts of my own home instead of some stinky gym. 🙂 

Anywho what are your guys thoughts? Do you think we are making the right choice? Do you have a gym membership?

Oh and by the way if you are wondering where that quote is from, it is just one of the many inspirational quotes that Chalene Johnson says in Turbo Fire.


Well we took a few days off to get some things(AP Psychology Summer HW, chores, giving our rooms a facelift, ect.) done. Sometimes you just need a little break to recuperate and unplug. Ya know what I mean? We did not take a picture of everything in the past three days, but here are just some random eats 😛  

 **VERDICT: Do not ask me how but this is the only protein bar that I have EVER eaten that actually has the same texture and taste as Reese’s PB. I was in PB heaven. This actually was a dessert one night! It definitely satisfied the sweet tooth.  


 We were feeling a little fruity… which meant a GIANT yogurt mess! YUM yum. I was even feeling a little spontaneous and threw some Cap’ n’ Crunch in there.


I was browsing through all of Meg’s wonderful recipes and came across something I HAD to make Berry Patch Oats! Thanks girly 🙂


Then what would a week be without Maple Coffee Oats! This time we even added a little bit of hot cocoa mix into it to make it chocolatey. This was probably the best combo yet for these oats.


A big plate of greens was enjoyed on our new deck today. My dad hand-built that by the way. Isn’t it beautiful! I love it. I have been outside so much now. All of us sistas talked out there for hours last night.

Here is closer pic. That is half a cheddar bratwurst in the salad btw. This salad ROCKED! 


 Honey wheat+ Italian Herb bagel = 😉

 There is also some egg whites and pizza sauce of course. Weird, but incredibly good.


Today was our mom and dad’s 22nd anniversary so Whit and I made brownies. They were the boxed kind(I know what a disappointment) to say the least, but we still substituted the oil for egg whites and apple sauce. I can never say no to a warm brownie, so this was enjoyed with some fluff and caramel sauce swirled on top.

 And a vanilla steamer on the side. It was rainy and kind of chilly all day so this was the perfect time for a steamer.

 Who knew you could fool your parents by cutting the fat and cholesterol out of a treat they love so much?! lol.


And finally for tonight’s dinner, Whit and I enjoyed burger style wraps.

 For the sauce we combined:

  • 1 tsp. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp. franks hot sauce
  • 1 swiss laughing cow wedge

Then we just simply cooked up a Boca Brushetta Burger Patty and diced up some pickle. SO SIMPLE! Try it 😉

 A lot have you have been asking how we created our new header. Well we cannot take credit for that wonderful masterpiece. Wei Wei over at ;yum actually offered to create it for us. She is one talented little lady, and I am sure she would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Before I go…

Our sister Ashley which you all have read about over and over again is our number one reader. She reads all of your lovely comments and now she has a question for you. Have you had a fitness transformation/revelation? What made you want to get healthy, and how have you done so? She loves reading about this stuff, it helps her as a coach! So if you have a story you would like to share than don’t be shy 🙂 You can email her at amaughan1@yahoo.com