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Its the start of week 8!

24 May

5/22-5/24

Hello there, I think it is about time for a weekend/ mountain of a Monday wrap-up!

 

Saturday- We woke up at 6 am, then headed off to the job. It was the first day we worked with all of the new coffee’s. The customer’s at our Einstein’s consist mostly of old retired people, and they were pissed about the whole new set up. I was cashier, and Whit was on the line all day making sandwiches. Each customer made it loud and clear to me that they hated the new set up. When work was over, we came home and I showered up and put on my jammies. 🙂 There is nothing like changing into some loose clothes after a long day of work. Once I was all comfy, I sat down to a nice dinner and an awesome finale episode of Grey’s Anatomy. It is weird, but the only times I have seen this show is when it is the finale!

The comment’s consisted of:
“I want to be able to pour my own coffee, this is dumb.” 
“The only reason we have always come here is because it is not like Starbucks.”
“This is only going to make things harder on you guys.”

ect…. ect….

There is nothing that I can do but listen to the negative comments and give the feedback back to the boss. Oh well, I LOVE the new set up. It is so fresh and exciting. I love being able to use a $15,000 coffee machine and make every drink to perfection!

Sunday- The comments were even more negative and people started taking it out on me. I had about had it. Every little mistake or things taking too long were blamed on me, when I was clearly cashing people out all day and had absolutely nothing to do with their food/drink! Any who I shook it off and crashed when I got home.
Now on to the eats….

Friday night we whipped out a pumpkin bolani out of the freezer. It tasted so good paired with Summer’s fruit(mango) and a fresh salad.  

**Verdict: What can I say, anything with pumpkin(esp. a wrap), wins my vote!

 

Saturday’s breakfast was homemade vegan blueberry cornmeal pancakes. We used a recipe out of our “Eat, Drink, Be Vegan” book. It was a little too crumbly. I think I will probably have to tweak the recipe next time. We mashed some banana, added a drizzle of agave, and sprinkled some Vanilla Almond Galaxy Granola on top.  

 

A packed lunch consisted of Barley with shrimp and a side of dried fruit.

 

For dinner, we were craving some carbs so a Tuna Fish Panini it was. What can I say I guess it was a fishy kinda day..lol.  

My family always sticks BBQ chips on Tuna Fish sammies, so we thought what a perfect time to try these:

 

I am lovin’ all of the goods from Newman’s Own! Check out the stats:

**Verdict: Very similar to Quaker Rice Quakes. They were overall guiltless puffs of flavor!

 

And for dessert was a Court and Whit original:
Toffee Chocolate Cheesecake

The recipe is as follows:

  • 2 tbs. Pillsbury Brownie Mix/ the mix of your choice
  • 1 tbs. Sugar-free fat free cheesecake jello mix
  • 1 tsp. toffee chips
  • 1/8 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pkt of NuNaturals Stevia/ sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbs. egg whites
  • t tbs. greek yogurt
  • 2 tbs. hot water
  • dash of salt

Place all of the ingredients into a microwaved safe bowl sprayed with nonstick spray, and microwave for 2-3 minutes(ours took 3).
*The entire recipe is about 147 calories

 

Sunday’s breakfast was PB&J oats with a few additions…

We added greek yogurt, dates, and granola in addition.

 

Lunch was a classic fruit salad and a Cashew Almond Prana.

**Verdict: If you do not like crunchy, then this bar is not for you. 😛 Luckily I love crunchy, hence all of the kashi bars I like! All of the nuts in this bar were amazing! One word to describe this bar…. crunchtastic lol.

 

 

Finally on to today. After having the mocha cappuccino bolthouse oats the other day, we had a strong craving for another bowl!

We topped our oats with some of these guys:

**Verdict: tastes like giant chocolate animal crackers. They were pretty big so only a few were needed 🙂

 

Today was an “A” day/short day, so we came home and made this yummy lunch:

 Turkey, guac, and onion on a leftover hamburger bun and some fresh fruit(mango, watermelon and kiwi). It was so delish…. I gobbled it up! 

Also served alongside was some Fiber Gourmet Nacho snax!

Here is the nutritional info….

Some meal ideas with Fiber Gourmet…

And a comparison to Kelloggs! Not too shabby right 😉

**Verdict: Cheesy and salty= love. This company has an amazing ability to recreate all of my fav. snacks!

 

After lunch Whit and I each had a square of this chocolate.

**Verdict: I have never had Mocha chocolate before, but it was crazy rich. I could have easily ate the whole bar!

 

And now on to the last review of the day: a Lemon Poppyseed Heart Thrive that Whit and I had for an afternoon snack.

Each pack serves two, so we each had a heart. Each package contains more calcium than a glass of milk!

Here is some info. from their website:

      “No Trans Fats! “      

 “Heart Thrives are a delicious, VEGAN and NON-GMO energy bar. Made with oats, soy and dried fruits, each Heart Thrive supplies 30% daily PROTEIN, FIBER and CALCIUM.”  

“Heart Thrives are made from ingredients with a low glycemic index that metabolize slowly providing sustained energy for hours. “ 

**Verdict: I have only ever tried Poppy Seed Muffins, but in a bar was sooo good. Why don’t they make more creative bar flavors like this company? The heart make look little, but it is very dense and filling. It kept me full till dinner!
For more info. visit: http://www.suncakes.com/Thrive.htm

Today has been kind of a spontaneous day. After lunch, instead of getting right into our workout, homework, chores, ect. we did absolutely nothing. Everybody needs one of those days every once in a while right?! Whit read some blogs, and I took about a 30 min. power nap. We could have got a lot done being our early day, but I could just find no motivation.

In the afternoon, Whit and I completed 30 day shred level 1 then made breakfast burritos for the fam. for dinner.

Well it is about time to actually get some school work done. Before I go I wanted to tell you all about an idea Whit and I have been thinking about for a while now. After about reading Fitnessista’s summer shape up plan, we have been thinking about coming up of one of our own to be featured on our blog. It would be for teens, young people, heck anyone who is interested. Will anyways, we would love to hear all of your feedback!

Court&Whit

Week 7 is off to a strong start

17 May

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       This past weekend consisted of work, Old Dogs, reviews, and Ashley’s B-day dinner. On that note, she turns 21 today, so HAPPY B-Day big sis! Your loving little sisters miss you and hope your having fun gambling while we go to boring ol’ school. LOL.

Saturday Recap- After looking at a lot of Jqlee’s oats lately, we decided on a BIG bowl of oats using old fashioned, Coach’s oats, and oat bran. Wowzerz, the creaminess was great, lol like mashed pot-at-as for breakfast. Ha ha not really but it was a good simile. You know there are those days where more oats and less toppings feels better, and then other days when less oats and toppings galore is better. Yeah? What’d ya think? Work was from 8-4:30, and it was not bad at all. There was a newbie working, and he totally got bit**ed out by this customer. It was hilarious, but then I was like “it’s okay, lol you’ll catch on fast.” Since it was such a hot day, we decided we better hit up Starby’s after work for one of the last two days of Frappaccino Happy Hour 🙂 Toffee Nut Frapps are seriously a new found love. Whats your fav. Frapp? We like Toffee Nut and Java chip Baby 😉 After we enjoyed our sugar packed drinks, we headed home to watch the movie Old Dogs with the family. This movie was a great comedy, that had us all laughing, esp my dad with his horsey laugh.

Sunday Recap- Work was from 8-2:30 yesterday, and there was no hope for getting off early. We even worked passed our shift. There was just so much stuff to get done, and our boss was holding interviews, so there had to be more ppl there to man the customers, and prepare for close. After work, Court and I discovered the BIGGEST Whole Foods just down the road from our work, and it is Fabulous! Oh my goodness, it had an upstairs and downstairs, and we found some awesome finds like Carmel Okios which we have been on the hunt for freakin’ ever, and Mighty Maple PB. YAY YAY YAy! This was seriously shopping heaven, and we had some coupons, so the bill was looking pretty smart shopper to me. When we got home from Heath food mecca, my dad had grilled up some chicken, and we celebrated Ash’s B-Day along with some Cake and ice-cream. German Chocolate, and Neapolitan to be exact. MMM… 

 Saturday BIG bowl of oaty goodness:

  • 1 pkt coach’s oats
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 2 tbs Old Fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract

Toppings:

  • Honey greek yogurt
  • Galaxy Granola
  • Half a pear

 After about two months of anticipation, and reading others reviews of Galaxy Granola, our’s finally came in the mail! And the Flavor was Vanilla Almond.

 Verdict: The nutrition stats are Phenomenal, and I think it is really cool how they use apple sauce instead of butter. I have never thought of using apple sauce to make granola, but this company was a genius, who also gave us some recipe ideas. Thanks Galaxy Granola. Your Granola Rocks. It’s Tasty and guilt Free.

For lunch Court packed us one of her famous Fruit Salads. I’m telling you no one makes a fruit salad better than her. You go sista! 

 And to go with that we split two bars so we could try them both:

 **Verdict: I really like how there is Cashew Butter in this bar, and with the little rice puffs added it tasted like a spoonful of cashew butter mixed with rice krispie cereal. lol that is the best way to describe it. And to tell you the honey added a lot of flavor, and really held this bar together.

Get yours.

 

And the second bar was Boomi Fruit and Nut.  

**Verdict– This bar reminded me of the KIND fruit and Nut bar.  And the thing I like about Boomi bars is there soft chewyness from the dates, but then a nice crunch added with seeds and nuts.

 Saturday night for dessert, Court and I split this Fiber Gourmet Brownie.

The directions were simple: Add Water 

 Mix

 Microwave for 30-45 sec.

 And then sprinkle the powdered sugar pkt on top. Since we shared, I decided to mix it into a yogurt mess.

**Verdict- Chocolate Cake Heaven! These microwave cakes are awesomly fast, healthy, and and yumm-o! Geez there is endless things you can do with these. I would also check out there website, because they have many other great products including a cinnamon crumb cake.

Sunday Breakfast=Chocolate covered Cherry Oats 

These fresh cherries are the best, and have been put to good use lately.  

Using our Easy Lunch boxes, we packed a Lentil salad, leftover vegan cornbread, and a dried fruit mixture. 

Since we picked up Carmel Okios, and have been hearing all the rave about them, we were dying to dig into them afterschool today.  

 

 Mixed in was mighty maple PB, Galaxy Granola, and pecans.

 Verdict: This takes the top of the list as one of the best flavors Okios makes, then Honey and then Chocolate.

After our snack, we put on our workout clothes and got ready to do a Plyometric Insanity Tape.

And check out the new SUPER CUTE workout outfit I got Friday night.

 Shirt: $7

 Capri $7 success!

 And since I knew I would be doing a lot of pouncing on my feet with this workout I decided my experia socks and Supportive shoes were a must.

 I still cannot get over these little pads inside the socks, it is crazy how cushioned it keeps your feet during a hard workout, or even just a hard work day. I love these things.

 They have become a new sock obsession 🙂

 And these are the shoes I wear, which are also super cute and the best workout shoes I have ever owned.

Well, I gotta straighten up my room before I hit the sack for the night, so I will TTYL ~ Peace! -Court & Whit ♥

Week 4 begins now…

26 Apr

 Happy Happy Monday 🙂

        Hello Lovely people, how is your mountain of a monday going? I hope good! Ours has been pretty rad so far.

Check out what we made last night, it was Goji-Licious!

 In the mix:

  • 1/2 container of Chobani plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 container of Hunt’s butterscotch pudding
  • 1 tablespoon of apple granola
  • 1 tablespoon of Kashi heart to heart
  • 2 mini Goji chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 mini Goji Orange mint chip cookie

Viola, a delish satisfying Yogurt mess 😉

 Since it is Monday, we had a 5 AM wake-up call this morning. Breakfast was a simple hardy dish.

  • 13 PB puffins (to be specific. lol)
  • 1/2 cup of Kashi heart to heart warm Cinnamon
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 tbs of silvered almonds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

And to go with was 2 slices (50 cals each) of Sprouts Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bread.

 

 We decided we would hit up the gym after second period today, so Whit and I split this Boomi Bar beauty!

 **Verdict: Taste like cashew butter in bar form, which is awesome and very impressive

While at the gym, we completed:

  • 20 min of the eliptical at Incline of 3

  • 10 minutes of the bike at Incline of 3 

 

  • Bikini Body Shape-Up Circuit out of this months Fitness Magazine

 ~Wow, we we’re SWEATY! This whole workout today was good and challenging. Loved it!

When we got home, we stretched it out then tried a few sips out of this Sport OWATER.

 **Verdict: I love the all of the Sport OWATER flavors, I think they just simply taste better sweetened. Their unsweetened flavors don’t even compare to these ones, Tasty 🙂

 Then, it was time to make some Lunch cause that workout left our tummies rumbling! Last week, we got a nice package from Fiber Gourmet filled with a ton of their neat products.

This company is awesome, and sells healthier Pasta, Desserts, and crackers.

 And check out all the nutrition info all over the box. Needless to say, it is Chuck full of fiber and less calories than Traditional Mac&Cheese.

Explanation-As the Fiber goes up, the calories go down

 Also mixed into our Mac was:

  • Tofu
  • Spinach
  • chickpeas
  • Pepper

 And our classic go to side dish of splitting a Pink Lady Apple topped w/ Pumpkin, PB, and Cinnamon, oh my!

And now we’re going to prep lunch for tomorrow, then take a lovely Monday afternoon nap. Nothing beats an afternoon nap. 😉