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Hmm… what would MK and Ashley do?

30 Jun

 Nous sommes tous beaux In other words we are all beautiful

              Today is the day, the most important pics of your high school career  SENIOR PICTURES! Yikes there are so many nerves going on. Our pictures are not clear till 5PM. Ahh, talk about dragging on time…Right? With all of this great motivation for morning workouts lately, we got up at 7 AM with the older sis, and totally killed another HIIT workout with our inspiring buddy Chalene Johnson.

Today’s workout was HIIT 15 along with P90X Ab Ripper X. Talk about intense! Whew, it was great 🙂

Lemon Water has always been a favorite morning regimen for us, but finally got put to good use this morning. Usually we add a sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper to give it a little more of a kick, and to clear out everything in the throat, but this morning just Fresh simple Lemon Water was all we needed. We just took our kiddie Vitamins, and cooled off with a glass of this while thinking what sounded ideal for breakfast. If you have never been one to know the benefits of Lemon Water, I looked it up this morning, along with some other popular trends I had been questioning like having a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar.

Benefits of Lemon Water:

**Lemon and water both have clarifying actions in your body. Both lemon and water help flush out toxins in your system. Your skin can’t look healthy if your body is holding onto toxins! When you get rid of toxic waste in your system, your skin will show it first! Your skin will be the first thing you notice cause it looks clear and not sallow and full of acne.**

**Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn, constipation and parasites. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile.**

**Because of its high Vitamin C content, it is used to prevent and treat many infections, hasten wound healing, and diminish allergies. Lemon juice also relieves symptoms of asthma, tonsillitis, and sore throats.**

Info was found Here.

This morning I had real bad allergies, and this stuff totally cleared them out. No more sneezing or runny nose, gotta love it 😉

 Maple Coffee Oats are amazing, and if you haven’t tried them yet, YOU GOTTA! This time only a 1/3 cup of oats was used just so the addition of Cinna-Apples could be added.

 In the Mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup coffee
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/6 cup egg whites (1/2 of a third of egg whites)

*Blend in blender, then pour in pan

Add:

  • Maple Extract
  • Stevia

*Toppings include:

  • PB
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar-Free Syrup
  • Apple slices

 You remember how we were telling you about the clothing line we began designing, and what the brand would look like. Here is one of the designs I came up with for Cohitney.

 Our mom’s b-day is coming this Friday June 2nd, and Court and I are going to make her cake just like we’ve done the past couple of years. We love to come up with a theme, then pick a flavor, and create an awesome cake. But this year were kinda stumped. What kinda cake design/ Flavor should we go for?

Here are some pictures of cakes we have created:

 

The Bikini Cake!!

Classic Ice-Cream Cupcakes

Casino Gambling Machine

 Pretty soon it’s time to eat some lunch, then Start getting ready. The showers have already been taken, brows were plucked, and toenails painted. We’re getting some pictures together, and would love someday, if we could take some cute pictures together in fashionista skirts or dresses and pose like the wonderful MK&Ash.

This picture is totally one of our faves of them two!

>Update: Lunch was a tuna salad pita with frozen grapes(OMFG, taste like sorbet), and an Keebler Apple Sauce baked cookie.

  • 1 pita
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 carrots
  • 5 grape tomatoes
  • spinach
  • 1 spoonful of plain greek yogurt
  • A ton of Spike to season

Serves 2

After lunch we got ready for pics, and that took some time considering we got the thickest hair known to man. Seriously it takes a lot of product and time to curl this head of hair.

My room is green, black, and white with the theme of peace and polka dots!

Here’s court taking all of our clothes out to the car, yay it was almost time to finally leave. lol

Before we left though, we had to load up on a snack to hold us over till dinner, so Jay Robb Protein bars came to the rescue.

**Verdict: These taste just like a real fudge brownie. They were so good, you could even call it dessert. What it really reminded me of though was little debbie cosmic brownies. Ahh to die for. Yum!

When we got to the Park for the pictures, the wind was blowing like Crazy!!! Not good, esp. when we had to fix our hair every two seconds. It all went well though, and we ended up finishing the whole thing in about an hour. The worst part just had to be wearing Fall clothes(jeans, long sleeves), when it is 90 degrees.

With such a heat wave, nothing sounded better than a cold Cherry Bomb, and rice pecan bread for dinner.

What a great combo it was 🙂 On top of the bread was PB, Plain greek yogurt, Apricot Preserves, coconut, and walnuts.

We finished the season of 90210 we were on last night, so that means a fresh season to start watching tonight. Yay, well Have a relaxing Summer day! You could even give someone a compliment, make their day, flash a smile.

See ya Tom-orr-aw! ~XOXO Cohitney♥♥♥

Ouchie, no more heel raises!

28 Jun

That P90X legs and back video was crazy. You see court and I have no problem with cardio videos, we got that shizz down, but when it comes to strength training, that is another story. Whewh this video had so many lunges, chin-ups(barely got 4 each set!), and heel raises!!! Ah, those were seriously the devil. There were so many, for 2 min 30 sec, I could feel it clear all the way up to my butt burning like crazy. By the time that set was done my whole leg was having spasms. lol Intense, let me tell ya. The workout was total an hour, and it flew by.

Loved today’s workout, and rocked it Jay Robb style. Yeah!

After that hard strength training sessh, it was time for a use up leftovers and refuel lunch. We eached had what was left of the California rolls, along with a Humungo Veggie packed salad.

Today we tried Elaines suggestion for mixing the different sauces (soy sauce, wasabi, and ginger). Result was a spicyness that closes up your throat. Seriously I think it had to be the horseradish that is in the wasabi. That stuff is so crazy how it closed up my whole entire throat. lol. Not good, so we stuck to just eating it plain. Does any food or even Horseradish do that to anyone else?

Anywho, we went through our closets today and picked out some nice outfits for senior pictures. There is plaid, Fall colors like brown, etc. I am hoping these pictures turn out cute.

Have you gotten your second wind of the day?

26 May

Wednesday May 26th-

Hey groovy guys and groovy gals!

Well today was an “A” day(early day) and our Friday! Tomorrow we do not have school because of graduation for the seniors, and Friday we are doing nothing but working on Review packets. My teacher said, “We are not going to be doing anything on Friday so just as long as you get it excused, I don’t care if you miss.” So we told our parents and they agreed to let us take off Friday. Do you know what this means? Whit and I will get to sleep in TWO DAYS in a row. We have not gotten one day to sleep in over a month! Five days a week we wake up at 5 am and 2 days we wake up at 6 am. It really starts to take a toll on your body, especially teenagers who have to go to school, work out, do homework, chores, and got to work all in one day. It is madness. I do not know how we do it, but some how we manage.

With it being our early day and all, Whit and I came home had a leisurely lunch, then debated whether we were doing a gym or an at home workout. We were both feeling very tired and groggy today, but we sucked it up and decided to hit the gym. And we hit it hard, I am talking flushed red faces and dripping sweat. We completed 40 min. of running on the treadmill for a total of 3.5 miles and 20 min. of strength training. After completing Insanity, Whit and I have slowly been getting back into running. For today’s workout we used this 3-2-1 running circuit from Iowa Girl, but this is how we modified it:

Time Speed
0:00-5:00 4.0
5:00-8:00 5.0
8:00-10:00 6.0
10:00-11:00 7.0
11:00-35:00 Repeat minutes 5-11 four more times
35:00-40:00 4.0
Total

3.5 miles

  

 

 

 

  This workout was killer, definitely a lung workout. I wore my new Zensah Shin Compression Sleeves that I ordered offline and they worked beautifully. I have been getting killer shin splints lately, and even when I run consistently I have horrible shin and calf pain which keeps me from running farther. These babies give me all of the support I need so that I am pain free

I started off this workout with the intention that I was too tired to do much, but then as Chalene Johnson always says, “I got my second wind” right in the middle of the workout(right at about 25 minutes to be exact)!

 

Well on to the eats of the day. In the midst of Summer we don’t want to have a bloated tummy, RIGHT? As seen in Seventeen’s current issue, they say to skip the blueberry muffin with butter. It may seem fast and easy in the morning, but “it’s filled with unhealthy fats, so it will just sit in your stomach and make you feel puffy.”

 SKIP IT:

 1 average medium blueberry muffins has about 444 calories and 22 g of fat

OR

You could have 2 slices of French toast
1 cup of nonfat plain yogurt
1 cup of strawberries
2 tbs. of pecans
for about 435 calories and 16 g of fat, now which one sounds more tempting?

This morning, we chose a berry smoothie and a slice of rice pecan bread.

Here’s how we made this smoothie:

  • 1 1/2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 container of strawberry light dannon yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbs might maple pb
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 10 raw almonds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 6 ice cubes

    This recipe serves 2

So purple and purdy 🙂

We topped our raisin pecan bread with honey almond cream cheese and strawberry preserves.

**Adding a fruit spread adds sweetness without too much sugar so your hunger will not increase!

** Also another tip from Seventeen!

 Lunch: A mixed greens salad with turkey, purple onion, chick peas, a hard-boiled egg, topped with guac and peanuts. We also used a balsamic dressing!

Sooo good and lots of protein, which is awesome for muscle tone!

One of the things on the side was this Jay Robb Cashew-Coconut bar.

Here are the ingredients:

And nutritional info….

**Verdict: This bar tasted like cookie dough dipped in rice krispy cereal. It was so awesome and kept me full all afternoon. It is very chewy and takes you a long time to eat which is why I think it was so satisfying!

Also on the side was a peach that we dipped in greek yogurt/ pb sauce!

When we got back from the gym we were still not hungry, but we refueled with some High Country Kombucha.

**Verdict: This flavor reminded me of GT’s Kombucha’s grape flavor. I love this stuff, it really has helped clear up my acne!

  

 Dinner was a simple turkey and cheese quesidilla and a fruit salad.  

I love quesidillas!

Tonight my special addition to this fruit salad was MANGO!

Have you been totally lost on where to begin on Summer shape-up Workouts?

Here is a weekly plan to help you kick start:

 SUN  REST DAY
 MON  Strength
 TUES  CARDIO(Jog, bike, Swim, workout vid, or cardio machine for 30 min)
 WED  Strength
 THURS  REST DAY
 FRI  Strength
 SAT  CARDIO(Do intervals. Sprint 30 sec, then rest for 60. Do that 5 times, then rest for 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times total

“Find balance in your regimen and life. Take two days off each week!”-Jillian Michaels

**The importance of Strength training**

  • Strong muscles help you lose weight. And it’s not just the exercise involved to become strong that matters. Muscle tissue burns as much as 15 times more calories per day than does fat tissue — even when at rest! Nothing stokes your metabolism better than muscle.
  • Increases muscle mass, and muscle burns more calories than fat.  Even at rest, your body will burn more calories if you strength train regularly.  As muscle mass increases, metabolism increases, making it easier to maintain a healthy body weight.  If you don’t intentionally rebuild muscle through exercise, every ten years you will need to eat 150-450 less calories each day to maintain your current weight.
  • Develop strong bones. By stressing your bones, strength training increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Get a better night’s sleep. People who commit to a regular strength training program are less likely to have insomnia.

For an idea of what a day could look like on our Summer Shape-up plan, here is a superb day of foods:

Breakfast:

  • Homemade egg-white Mcmuffin(Cook 3 egg whites in the microwave in a small round bowl for 2 min 30 sec, place 1 slice of fat-free cheese and a reduced sodium piece of ham on a light multigrain english muffin.) -toast english muffin before hand, optional.
  • 1 orange
  • Coffee or tea

Lunch:

  • Tuna and white bean salad stuffed in 1/2 of a whole wheat tortilla(1 can Tuna, rinsed canned white beans, 1 melted laughing cow wedge, 2 celery sticks chopped)
  • 1 pear
  • Water with 1 lime slice

Snack:

  • 1 oz whole wheat pretzels with 2 tbs of Peanut butter

Dinner:

  • 5 oz grilled salmon topped with lemon juice and Mrs. Dash Salt Free Lemon pepper seasoning
  • mixed green veggie salad
  • 1/2 cup steamed brown rice

Dessert:

  • Baked apple slices with cinnamon, agave, and greek yogurt on top

 

Our 5 day weekend begins NOW! Toodles yo 🙂

XOXO Court & Whit♥