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1 year Anniversary

7 Sep

 It’s Official!

Whit and I have been blogging for exactly one year. Our blogs birthday was actually yesterday but we did not even realize it until after we had already posted. Here’s our very first post, if you have never read it. It is pretty crappy if you want my opinion. Also most of the pictures from our first few posts got deleted when we added more space on to our blog. We started our by making our posts look like this. Whit and I always Cristin’s blog Eat Like Me from SELF.com so we kind of did the same layout as her for a while. Any ways looking back at the past year, our blog and our lives have come a long way.

Some important events that are documented on this blog is:

  • starting our junior year
  • getting a job at Chick-fil-a and then quitting and going to Einstein Bro’s with Whit
  • getting our licences
  • 17th birthday
  • finding out that we are going to be aunts
  • becoming an early morning work out person
  • creating so many delicious recipes
  • getting interviewed for The Weekly Reader
  • having the opportunity to be in high school and college at the same time
  • reviewing some amazing products

This first year has been quite an adventure. Thank you to all of our readers and all of your wonderful comments. Everytime I get a comment, it puts a smile on my face. You all are amazing. 🙂

 With that said we celebrated this morning with some birthday oats!

 It felt like Fall air when we woke up, so instantly I whipped out a can of pumpkin for our oats 😛

  •  1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 tbs. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbs. fresh brewed coffee
  • 1/2 tbs. SF instant Butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. flax, chia
  • pumpkin pie spice/ cinnamon

While cooking stir in 1/2 a sweetener packet and some maple extract. Then top off with yogurt, pb, and a sliver of zucchini bread!


Here’s to a great year!

 Oh and here’s a preview of C+W’s steamers which you will be seeing a lot more of in the next few chilly months!

 Since today is an “A” day we did not have school, and it has been an extra long weekend. After breakfast we laced up our shoes, and headed outside for a nice cool run on the trails around the neighborhood. It was in the 60’s, and felt awesome. We ended up doing a 25 min run that included sprints, stairs, jogging, etc. It was Fun! Then, when we got home we did some ab work and weight lifting.

 The kitchen was a mess, so we cleaned it up, and lit this yummy smelling candle. How cozy! 🙂

 Lunch today was a Jumbo Veggie packed salad, with half a Volcanic Chocolate Banana Bora Bora bar, and a Pluot. We have been so addicted to Plouts lately. They are amazing! If you have not tried them yet, you must.

 Here is the last out of our stash of Bora Bora bars.

 It was good of course, but did not really taste like chocolate banana. Court thought it tasted more like German Chocolate Cake. lol. We both agree they should change the flavor name.

Here’s a close up of all those veggies. The egg-whites and humus really make the salad! 

It’s time to go Chillax. I am thinking a warm bath and maybe watching some Gilmore Girls. Today it is a good day, because it is pay day $$$.

QOD: We are in the Fall mood today, so we want to know what you are looking forward to most in this upcoming holiday season?

XOXO-Court&Whit

P.S. Be sure to head on over to Chocolate Covered’s Katie’s blog because she is having an awesome lara bar giveaway!

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Fall is in the Air

17 Aug

How was the weather in your neck of the woods today? Ours was crisp air, and a light breeze.

Today was day 1 of the of our 4 days off from work. We started it out with a 5:30 AM workout in the basement with Ash. I was so tired and wanted to just sleep in, but as soon as I felt how cold that basement was, I was instantly ready and motivated to get warm. We completed Fire 30 today. Afterwards, Court and I felt really energized, so we decided to take a nice morning walk around the neighborhood.

 We walked for about 45 min, and then came home craving something warm and yumm-ay. Today’s bowl of oats was a Warm stove top cooked bowl of Carrot Cake Oats!

 In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp flax seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 6 shredded carrots
  • 1/4 of a chopped mango
  • Pineapple tidbits
  • coconut
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • pinch brown sugar
  • drizzle of agave

Top w/

  • Yogurt cottage cheese Icing
  • Pecans

 Paired with some Vanilla Iced Coffee. We had a huge mess to clean up after this breakfast! lol. Dirty dishes were everywhere.

 After breakfast, we finished off our workouts for the day with Jillian Michael’s “No more Trouble Zones” lifting 5 lbs the whole time again. Whew! All those reps with heavier weights than usual really makes you sweat and feel the burn. lol.

On Weight training days, Court and I are both always Starvin’ Marvins. Anyone else? So by 11:30, we were all showered up, and heading to the kitchen once again to make up some lunch. Do you remember the Protein Pizza’s of Katie’s we have made before? Well, we made them again, but today they were more of Italian style.  

 Italian Style Protein Pizza

  • 3/4 cup eggwhites-Broil for 5-10 min

Then add:

  • 2 tbs Ragu Alfredo Sauce
  • Fresh basil
  • spinach
  • onions
  • garlic
  • tomatoes out of the garden
  • 1 Morning star sausage link
  • sprouts
  • veggies
  • Pepper
  • Organic Parsley Cheddar cheese

 We don’t have many groceries in the house, since we are going out of town to the mountains tomorrow, so Dinner was just a bunch of random leftover cereals that were nearly empty, with some Almond butter toast.

 Simple.

 This almond butter is “NEW” to us…

 Here are the stats. I am liking that ingredient list.

 Verdict? ~ So creamy and lush 🙂 A+

Using the zucchini Bread recipe from our Xagave cookbook, we received a while back, we made the a sweet healthy tasting version. This was a great makeover to the traditional recipe our mom usually makes. This one uses Xagave in place of sugar, and whole wheat pastry flour.

 Perfect for Dessert!

It is looking like a movie night with the sisters, so I’m off to go watch “The Killers.” I love Katherine Heigl!

XOXO-Whit