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Holiday excitement/anxiety is…

2 Nov

Slowly creeping up on me!

Does anyone else feel it? Today is November 2nd. I cannot believe how fast October passed! Today all I could think about is how much x-mas shopping I still have to do, school work until finals, our 18th b-day approaching, and of course the baby will be here to in a few weeks! I am excited and stressing at the same time 🙂 Speaking of x-mas shopping, I cannot wait until BLACK FRIDAY! Do you guys like shopping on that day? I do not know what it is, but something about waking up at the but crack of dawn and running like crazy to catch all of the great sales… just gives me a high!

Breakfast this morning was P-R-O-T-E-I-N Oats!

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp. chia
  • 1 tsp. flax
  • 1 tbsp. shakeology
  • 1 tbsp. caramel toffee fudge whey protein
  • 2-3 drops vanilla stevia
  • 2/3 drops maple extract

Top with

  • egg puff(2 egg whites)
  • dollop Jiffy All Natural pb
  • Kashi Go-Lean Crunch- Honey Almond Flax
  • 1 dried fig chopped up

After breakfast digested then it was time to do some boot camp: This is one of Fitnessista’s workouts from this month!

-Warm up 5 min cardio of choice (Whit and I did the warm-up from Insanity)

Superset 1: Bicep curl and tricep dip (15 of each, repeat 3 times)

Superset 2: Step-ups on the right (10), on the left (10), sumo squat and crunch (10), left (10)– repeat 2 times

Cardio blast: 5 min. Start at an easy jog or walking pace with 5-6% incline. Add 1% incline every minute until you have reached 5 min (if you need to take it down before then, do it)

Superset 3: Pushups (12- start in full plank and drop to your knees to finish if you need to), bent-over wide row (15)- repeat 3 times

Superset 4: Stability ball back extension (12-15) and Stability ball crunch (hold a weight at the ends with both hands,keeping your arms close to your ears to make it more challenging- 15)- repeat 3 times

Cardio blast: 5 min sprints. Go for 1 min at an easy pace, 30 seconds at a very challenging pace, alternating for 5 minutes total.

Bent over fly and dumbbell front raise (15 of each)- repeat 3 times

-Cool down (5 minutes), stretch.

This whole work out took about an hour and Whit and I were drenched! I never got bored the whole work out. This was a good work out to confuse the muscles 🙂

 

Lunch was a GIANT salad and Pumpkin Apple Sauce Mess:

  • Romaine/ Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Bell pepper
  • Carrots
  • Red Onion
  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Mushrooms
  • Spike
  • Hummus
  • Italian dressing

Who ever said salads are gross…. obviously does not know how to make one like this! 😉

Unsweetened apple sauce, pumpkin, raisins, kashi, graham cracker, AB, and heated up! This one smelled like pumpkin pie…. so good.

Well lovely’s,

I’m off to relax and maybe watch some Dawson’s Creek. I am obsessed! Do you have any shows you watch on DVD? Tell me about it! 

❤ Court

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Summer Shape-Up

25 May

Hello Hello lovelies!

        With a great response to the idea of us doing a Summer Shape-up plan from you all, we have decided to move forward with the plan beginning today. The idea of day one is eating 5 times in the day with foods that will keep you satisfied. We’re talking lean proteins, healthy carbs, fiber, healthy fats, and unsweetened drinks.

Meal 1 (Breakfast): Oatmeal Maple Berry Pancakes (AKA protein Pancakes) with some unsweetened green tea for a rev. up metabolism

Serves 1:

  • 3/4 cup Egg whites
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned/rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp sugar substitute or 1 pkt (we used 1 pkt of nunaturals stevia)
  • Lots of Cinnamon
  • 3 drops of maple extract
  • Cooking oil spray

Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup non-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  1. Beat egg whites, banana, rolled oats, sugar substitute, cinnamon, and maple extract until smooth.
  2. Coat a small nonstick with cooking spray and heat it. Ladle 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet. Cook until batter is set around the edges(you’ll see little bubbles), flip and then cook until a light golden brown
  3. Repeat with remaining batter (you should end with 4 small/med pancakes). Then, serve topped with yogurt and Blueberries.

Oh look swirly fun, and a pretty pancake. lol 🙂

Meal 2 (Snack)- Kashi TLC Pumpkin Pie Bar ~These are some of our favorite health bars, because they are yummy, low in sugar and all natural. No high fructose corn syrup (the devil) in these puppies!!! You can buy them at basically any grocery store. Kashi is an amazing brand, and their cereals are delish as well!

Meal 3 (Lunch)- Kashi Frozen Pesto Pasta Primavera

**Some Foods that should help you eat for a better body**

 ♥Lean Proteins- Grilled Chicken, Fish, egg whites, non-fat cheese

♥Healthy Carbs- Brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, whole-wheat bread, or whole-grain cereal

♥Fiber- You get it from Fruits, Veggies, and healthy carbs

♥Healthy Fats- Olive oil, Fish(Tuna/Salmon), avocado

♥Unsweetened Drinks- Water and Tea Drink up 🙂

Some other things to keep in mind are sleep, water intake, and attitude. If you want to be physically fit, it is more than just the food your eating, and the exercise you are tending to.  That means get at least 7-8 hours of sleep, but for teens sometimes we need more like 9. Keep a reusable water bottle with you all day, and DRINK UP. Then, refill. Keeping the body hydrated is super important. It will not only hydrate your insides, but your skin will see a difference as well. Lastly put up inspirational quotes everywhere, they are a constant, they keep you in a healthy mindset.

Speaking of good quotes, here is a good one to start your day: “Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.”
-Christian D. Larsen, from The Optimist Creed

Well, we are off to school, but tonight we will finish up with meals 4 and 5, and then talk about some other goodies. Have a fabulous day guys, and if your still not feeling the motivation for a summer shape-up, then get others involved to do it with you. Teamwork is the key to a huge success.

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. 😉