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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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I want some Bolani not Bologna

6 May

Thursday- 5/6

Wow!

Who knew Thursday could come so fast on a “b” week, usually it feels like a century. Today was a fairly entertaining day for the most part. We started our day with a Kim & Scott’s Cinnamon Roll Pretzel served alongside a pink lady with almond butter, and a Caramel Toffee Tea Latte.

 

This was the last pretzel, and it was so bomb, but I think my fav. was the pink lady with ALMOND BUTTER. Oh how I have missed you almond butter, you are pure joy 🙂

 

My marketing class is also making a music video for our final. Today we decided on the song “Stronger” by Kanye West. Mine and Whit’s class are going to battle it out to see who has the best video. I am so psyched, and the technology class is going to post it on YouTube, so stay posted in the next two weeks for the link to the videos!

 

Yesterday when we arrived home there was a lovely package from Bolani East & West Gourmet Afghan Food awaiting for us. Now, you are probably wondering what in the heck is Bolani. Well here is some info.:

“Bolani is a traditional Afghani flatbread stuffed and baked with either spinach, pumpkin, red potato, or green lentil filling. They are best served warm as a main dish, side-dish, appetizer, or Hors d’oeuvre”

So…. this is why you should eat it:

“It is the Perfect Diet Food because Bolanis are nutritionally rich in protein, fiber, and vitamins, but low in carbohydrates, calories, fat and sodium. They are ideal for vegans of those looking for healthy alternatives to meat products.” 


The company was very generous and sent us many of their Bolani’s and Spreads/Dips to review. In the package included:

  • Garlic Mint Cheese
  • Cilantro Pesto
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Lentil Curry Hummus
  • Basil Pesto
  • Smoked Egg Plant
  • Sweet Jalapeno

 

  • The Spinach Bolani
  • The Pumpkin Bolani
  • The Potato Bolani
  • The Lentil Bolani
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    Todays pick: Lentil Bolani

    With some soup…

    Minestrone to be exact(it was chilling today and it sounded like the perfect match)

     

    Look at what a mess I made taking it off the pan, it was so soft it just crumbled in my hand lol.

     **Verdict: Only 140 calories, very fulfilling, and has a unique flavor. I have always put lentils in my salads, but in a flat bread, omg it is amazing 😛 What an awesome product you have Bolani. THANKS a million.

    For more info. visit: http://www.bolaniandsauce.com/home.php

     

    Well after lunch, Whit and I did our usual mid-week ritual and went grocery shopping for our momma.

     

    While out and about in the cold, it felt like a Starby’s kind of day. So we quickly made a pit stop and order NF Toffee Nut Lattes and Oatmeal Outrageous Cookies. It was the perfect afternoon snack.

     

     

    When we got home, it was time for a date with Jillian, and yes I am talking one sweaty 40 min. workout date! It has been far too long since I have done this video. It kicked my butt. By the end I could barely lift the weights, I was breathing heavier during the weight lifting portions than in the cardio. lol I guess I know what I am going to need to work on!

     

    Once again continuing our mission to clean out the freezer, we enjoyed some Peppercorn pork tenderloin, rice and gravy, and carrots w/ hummus.

     

    I almost forgot look at all of these great steals we got from Target today:

    My swimming suit: $14.00 for each piece

     

    Whit’s suit: the same price

    Aren’t they both so adorable!

     

    Also after watching Girl Meets Health’s vlog yesterday about good self tanners, we picked up these puppies! Oh man, what a life saver these are going to be when I break out the shorts for Summer 😛

    Well time to do some more homework. Tomorrow’s Friday!

    QOD: What are your favorite self tanner products?

    Court&Whit

    Lunch in by the fire=-)

    24 Mar

    Lunch: Tofu Mexican Burrito

    • 1 Whole wheat tortilla
    • Cheddar cheese
    • 1 egg, 2 egg whites
    • A small portion of Silken tofu
    • Morning Star sausage Crumbles
    • Cajun onera
    • Green Tabasco sauce

    Grilled on the Panini, then served alongside a Lentil Quinoa Salad.

    So far this day has felt amazing! We got sleep, workout is done, we found out our brother is getting married, and I think there might be a little nap later. We got twitter now guys, and a third e-mail.

    Follow us at http://twitter.com/eatngroove or email us at eatngroove@hotmail.com

    XOXO Court and Whit ♥