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Egg, Bacon, Cheddar makeover

23 Jun

6/22-6/23

Don’t you feel like you start off every week like an Energizer bunny, then once Wednesday arrives your energy just keeps dropping? Well that is how I feel… then I get lazier, I do not really fix myself up in the morning… lol you get the point! I was too tired to post last night, so here is a recap of the last two days! 

 

 

 

 

Well guys, even with NO energy we managed to wake up at 4:30 in the morning yesterday to complete Turbo Fire’s 15 min HITT class and the 10 min Stretch class. Oh man was this workout fun! This whole program was our older sister Ashley’s idea, and we have been doing the classes(they are dvd’s, but they are called “classes” because each video was filmed in a class setting) together. HITT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. Chalene says in the DVD that just four minutes of HITT, is more effective that 45 min. at the gym on the elliptical or treadmill. That is crazy huh! If you want shorter workouts, then you have to be willing to push yourself  as hard as you have ever pushed in just that short amount of time. I want you all to find some kind of HITT workout and try it this week. I loved this video. As soon as the buzzer goes off then Chalene takes you through 1 min. of INTENSE cardio moves… then there is a 30 sec. break and you start right back up again. These kind of workouts will definitely improve your stamina.  

 

 

Here is the infomercial!

 

 

 

Yesterday morning after our awesome sweat sesh we cooled of with some breakfast. We had a Chocolate Banana Smoothies with dry cereal. 

We added a handful of coca puffs to our cheerios.

 

Lunch was a mixed greens, a protein bar, and fruit.

The salad consisted of zucchini, pickles, edamane, and carrots.
Look at all those GREENS :p

Whit, Ash, and I had made a fruit salad for our dads dinner so there was plenty left over.

 

 **VERDICT: This bar was so good! You cannot even tell it is a protein bar. I got my Chocolite fix for the day and still got in 10 g fiber 9 g of protein!

 

Last night Whit and I ate a cheddar Bratwurst real fast for dinner when we got home, then we went to Pinkberry for some frozen yogurt for dessert!
This was a picture when we were driving by looking for a parking spot. By the time we actually found a spot, then there was a line all the way out the door. There are only 2 Pinkberry’s in all of Colorado and they just opened last month! I am so psyched. I would always see this place on “The Hills”, and was dying to try it.

When we walked in we were greeted with this little message. And let me tell ya’ after my experience, it is 100% TRUE!

Whit and I both kept it simple and ordered the Original flavor with 3 toppings. The original flavor had a honey tart flavor to it. They also had other flavors to choose from such as chocolate, pomegranate, and mango

 

This was Whits cup. Her toppings consisted of fruity pebbles, cheesecake bites, and silvered almonds.

 

My cup consisted of fresh raspberries, coconut, and carob chips.
These were both a ulitmate success. It was just as I had hoped for 🙂 Pinkberry is a bit pricey, but totally worth the splurge sometime. Plus, we have both been working 40 hour weeks so we deserved it!

 

 

It was not blistering hot when we woke up this morning, it was just kinda mild. So with that said we had a big ol’ bowl of PB & J oats.

 

With Whit and I being Hungry Girlfans, we took Kelsey’s advice and doubled the amount of liquids in our oats to keep us satisfied for longer. So instead of adding 1 cup of liquid to our half cup, we added 2 cups. It totally worked, thanks girly! 🙂 

 

 

Lunch today was rather disgusting. Whit and I got all excited when we saw that Lean Cuisine came out with all of these new Spa inspired meals, so we bought this one to try first. The only thing I like in this was the Chicken. The rest of it was drenched in this thick nasty sauce that I cannot even explain. I do not recommend buying this flavor.

 

 

 

 

Dinner was inspired by something that I have been eying for weeks at our work…. the Egg Bacon Cheddar. This is one of are most popular items on the menu. It smells and looks so heavenly, but is secretly loaded with calories. It contains 610 calories! So being my creative self, I thought up a genius way to recreate this sandwich at home for less than half the calories

 

 Whit and I have been obsessed with egg sandwiches lately, so we had one for dinner.

 We used an Alternative Italian Herb Bagel, with an egg white that consisted of:

  •  laughing cow garlic and herb 
  • onions
  • garlic
  • spike

 We topped it off with some cheddar and turkey bacon. This sandwich definitely hit the spot. I love how turkey bacon has a smokey flavor and it is much healthier for you 😉

 

**Verdict: You cannot go wrong with these bagels. They are 100 calories of goodness. The Itailian herb flavor really meshed well with this egg sandwich. I am really starting to love savory bagels.  

 Ok well it is almost time for me to hit the hay! Whit and I are planning to wake up early and hit the gym before work tomorrow, but first let me leave ya with this message:

haha!

TOODLES

-ACT COMPLETE-

28 Apr

Holey Canoli! We went to bed super early last night, so that we could get our beauty smart sleep for all that testing going on today. For a good healthy/fulfilling breakfast, we whipped up egg whites(egg whites, spinach, laughing cow, chickpeas, broccoli, hot sauce!), some strawberries, and Apple Cinnamon raisin toast. And, for a little perk, and oldie but a goodie, the last of the Pumpkin Spice Latte mix to make coffee. The test began at 7:15 AM, and then ended at 10:45! And oh my goodness the science section was so hard. 😦

 When we got home around 11:15, lunch was a favorite repeat of last week. A green monster, and a Pumpkin PB banana Pita (but this time in a tortilla, and this one had a few chopped dates added).

Green Monsters are so refreshing with lunch 🙂

 After lunch, we looked at today’s grocery Ad’s since it is Double Ad Wednesday. Sprouts and Albertson’s were having some good deals going on, so our mom gave us her card, and we got the grocery shopping done for the week. And the good thing is, no crazy weather happened like it usually does when were out grocery shopping. definitely odd.

For dinner tonight, using our New Hungry girl book, we made Shrimp and Grits. This recipe was adapted from Paula Deen, but then made 100 times healthier. And it was quite a success with this household of picky eaters. lol It was actually everyone’s first time trying grits, which is weird. And I thought they tasted like mashed potatoes, and kinda ricey like. All in all we are grits lovers now♥ To go along with this meal, some veggies were steamed, a crescent roll, and a sparkling Izze.

 Wow, who knew how good grits would be, and the laughing cow mixed in gives a lot of flava!

 Umm yeah, totally thumbs up meal!

 Cheers!

XOXO Court & Whit ♥

Busy Busy Shopping Bees

14 Apr

 

Happy Hump Day!

 

We made it halfway through the week 🙂 Yay! Wednesdays are great, because that alarm does not go off until 5:30, that extra half hour of sleep is Glorious, and Much needed. We woke up casually, made breakfast, took our time getting ready, you know make the hair look cute, etc.

Our breakfast was StrawberryBananaPB oats, with a Steamer.

 

In the Mix:

  • 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup of almond milk, 1/3 cup water
  • ½ banana mashed in
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1tsp brown sugar

 

Toppings:

  • Other half of banana sliced
  • 2 sliced strawberries
  • ½ tbs of Creamy Peanut Butter

 In the Steamer:

  • 1 1/4 cup of skim milk
  • 1 pkt of stevia
  • Lots of Cinnamon

*Heat in the microwave for 2 min

 

After our slow morning, we headed to school for our only two classes of the day. Whit had American Lit Honors 1rst while I’m in Sports & Entertainment marketing, then we have second together which is US History. Fun Fun, school feels great when you get out at 10:45 AM every other day!

 After school, we rushed home, ate one of these fabulous Peppermint Stick Luna’s, brushed teeth, then headed to our dentist appointment which was at 12 and 12:30. When we walked in, the receptionist lady was quite rude, and was all “Umm, your guy’s appointment is not even tell 12:30 and 1!” So Whit gave her attitude right back and said “Well there was some new lady on the phone, who clearly did not know how to schedule an appointment, and she told our mom that something was wrong with the computer, then said our appointments were at 12 and 12:30.” The lady just continued with her attitude, and said “I don’t even know if we can get you guys in early now.” But sure enough, after like 15 min of having half the staff around the scheduling computer talking about who messed up, they finally led us to the BIG chair for our cleaning. Geez, we did not know getting our teeth cleaned would be such a hassle

After the dentist, we wanted some lunch, so we hit up one of our Favorite Local Cafe’s called Carino’s Cafe. And on the menu for today was a ham provolone sandwich on wheat with a small non-fat Butter Pecan Latte, can you say MMM..

We sat there awhile after eating, to sip our lattes, and think about what we should pick up at the store to make for dinner tonight. This place is great, and Whitney and I are officially regulars. Lol, the owner noticed we dyed our hair. Too Funny, I always notice the regulars at Einstein’s.

 Aww, look at the cute little design!

Hahaha, I got a pic of whit right after she just took a big bite.

 

When lunch was all gobbled up, we drove to Sprouts! It is the BEST health food store, that is within 5 min of home, GOTTA LIKE THAT 🙂

 

Following Sprouts we went to Albertsons, then a stop at Lowe’s to visit the MOMASITA at work. When we finally got home, the groceries were put away and it was time for a hard hour and 20 min workout, yikes! This last week of Insanity has to have been one of the sweatiest. After the sweat sessh, we refueled with some Gt’s Kombucha, then made some Din Din. The fab dish we decided on at lunch was Apricot glazed chicken from our new Hungry Girl Book, with some Whole Grain Couscous, and Veggies!

 

 

Whit made this scrumptious dinner, while I packed our lunches for tomorrow. It really does help when there is two of you. Lol Great minds think alike, and twins even more alike.

 

The flavors in this meal were amazing. This was out first time trying Apricot glazed Chicken, and it is an award winner in my book. So flavorful!  

QOD: Have you made an award winner meal lately? Share yours 🙂

 

Goodnight Wonderful People

XOXO Court and Whit ♥