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Alot on the mind lately

12 May

We conquered the middle of the week yo! With our per usual late day Wednesday, we got to sleep in till 5:30. It may not seem like sleeping in to some of you, but when you get up at 5 AM everyday ITS HUGE!!! Last night the weather changed in a big fat hurry, and we woke up with freezing temps, and a snow-covered ground. With summer break just a few weeks away that may seem odd to you, but nope not for COLORADO. lol 🙂 This morning, we were kinda stumped on what to make for breakfast, but then thought of some of Kath’s bowl of oats for inspiration. We basically went off of her butterscotch chips, PB, and yogurt idea, then just threw in whatever sounded good. In the end, all was random, but all was good♥ As eating b-fast we looked through all the grocery ads for the best deals this week.

Today was our short day, so after getting out at 10:45, we went on a fast grocery shopping trip to Albertson’s with the Mommasita, then did a little more when she rushed off to work. We got her into Luna bars, and now I swear she is an addict. You cannot go grocery shopping without picking a few up, otherwise wheew someone will be mad. lol While out shopping in the freezing temps, Court and I stopped into Carino’s Cafe for small NF Dulce de Leche Latte’s for an afternoon snack along with a cookie at the grocery store bakery. On the glass it says “Hey Kids take a Cookie, they are FREE!” So you know what being the kids we are, we snatched those little Pink Cherry Chip cookies right up. And let me tell you WOW, it was a bad for you good cookie☺

After the Grocery Extravaganza, we came home full of energy and ready to do a FREE OnDemand workout. Under the Most popular section, we chose a 43 min video that was fun and new. I liked this workout, because it incorporated Cardio, Strength, and floorwork. And it was put in separate intervals and rapidly changing, so you never got bored. Our older sister Ashley got home when we were in the middle of the Video, so she sat on the Couch and had an awesome conversation with us about this Summer/Future plans while we finished up the last 10 minutes. With all this Summer excitement going on, after reading Courtney’s Post the other day about “Goals for Summer,” and having a long talk with our older sister, we began to really think about our Summer goals.

On the mind, and Want to accomplish:

  1. Pay off more than half of our car to DAD, so basically upping our hours at work
  2. Take a Hot Yoga class! We have never done that, and it sounds awesome 🙂
  3. Figure out plans for College (Scholarships, Internships, Universities, Job, etc)
  4. Move forward with the plans Ash, Court, and I talked about today
  5. Run farther than I’ve ran before
  6. Go to places I have wanted to see/eat at in Colorado for a long time
  7. Take multiple hikes
  8. Ride my new old school bike to the grocery store, and then take home groceries in my cute little basket on the front
  9. Spend a whole day at the beach (Make a sandcastle, play in the water, lay in the sand)
  10. Make this years camping trip more enjoyable than last years
  11. Buy Chalene Johnson’s Turbo Fire, and complete the High Intensity Program
  12. Get awesome Senior Pics
  13. Take many naps
  14. Go swimming
  15. Relax by the pool
  16. Have BBQ, and make SMORES 🙂

 

Breakfast: Oats and Carmel Lipton Tea 

 For lunch we used our Bolani Yogurt Cheese Sauce, and some leftovers in the fridge to make a Wrap.

  • 1 La tortilla Factory Large Whole grain tortilla (80 cals)
  • bolani sauce
  • spinach
  • tomato
  • low sodium turkey
  • sprouts
  • avocado

 

And to go along with that Court and I split this Veggie Pirate Booty Single serve bag.  

 **Verdict: I was not to sure what to expect with Veggie flavored chips, but they were absolutely delish! 

 And with the purchase of the first Cherries of the season, we had to incorporate some of those 

 

 With all this cold air, some High Fiber Progresso Soup came to the rescue! 

As we as our Very Last Corn muffin VITA TOPS! tear tear 😦

What a good hardy meal, that defiantly satisfied and warmed us right up.  

With our “Get your workout done” mindset, we have already planned to wake up early tomorrow and do Jillian Michael’s new Yoga Meltdown video before school. As early as that may seem, it will all pay off in the afternoon, when school and our workout is already done for the day. That is how I see it anyways. lol I am more of a morning girl when it comes to working out, and Court is totally opposite. I have to drag her butt out of bed.

Word to the Wise: Plan your workout out tonight, and have a plan for your meals. Randomness= wasted time, laziness, sometimes bad choices, and of course PROCRASTINATION! Workout and make healthy choices for you. Think about why you want to be healthy, and what benefits you will get out of it. Stop thinking about the person you want to be, and actually become that person. Take a risk, if you never feel uncomfortable, nothing will change.

Most of all, Have a lovely night and get some sleep, because tomorrow is a new Day!

XOXO Court & Whit ♥

It is a Gorgeous day out <3

4 May

The sun is a shinin’ out, and today is in the upper 70’s. Aye yeah summer is so close, you can feel it! lol.  Anywho, the alarm went off at 5 AM, then we got up and made a yummalicious oat creation. Instead of using our typical almond milk in them, we used SO Delicious Unsweetened Coconut milk. The company sent us a generous amount of VIP coupons, so this bad boy was calling our name to try next.

 

  • Dairy Free / Lactose Free
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Rich in Medium Chain Fatty Acids
  • Excellent Source of Vitamin B12 (vegetarian friendly)
  • Formulated for Maximum Calcium Absorption
  • Cholesterol Free
  • No Trans Fats
  • Certified Vegan

 

** Verdict: So far, this brand coconut milk is fantastic! I love the creaminess it adds to oats, and the nutritional stats are phenomenal. We have had other coconut milk in the past, but this one is the BEST! And we plan to make some of our German chocolate oats, or an almond joy breakfast cookie with it, yummy stuff.

 PB, Banana, Honey oats:

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp golden flax seeds
  • 1/2 ripe mashed banana
  • lots of cinnamon

Toppings:

 mmm, honey in oats is divine 😉

 Today was a short day, so when we got out at 10:45, and hit up the gym. For a Pre-workout snack, we dug to the bottom of our “bar bag,” and had some Apple Soy Joy bars.

While at the gym we completed a treadmill circuit, and some Ab action.

Court and Whit’s 31 minute Treadmill workout:

Min: 0-5 Speed: 4.0 Incline: 3.0

Min: 5-7 Speed: 6.5 Incline: 2.0

Min: 7-9 Speed: 4.5 Incline: 5.0

Min: 9-11 Speed: 6.5 Incline: 2.0

Min: 11-13 Speed: 4.5 Incline: 5.o

Min: 13-15 Speed: 6.5 Incline: 5.0

Min: 15-17 Speed: 4.5 Incline: 2.0

Min: 17-19 Speed: 6.5 Incline: 2.0

Min: 19-21 Speed: 4.5 Incline: 5.0

Min: 21-22 Speed: 8.0 Incline: 2.0

Min: 22-23 Speed: 7.0  Incline: 2.0

Min: 23-25 Speed: 6.0 Incline: 2.0

Min: 25-28 Speed: 5.0 Incline: 2.0

Min: 28-31 Speed: 4.0 Incline: 2.0

 We were SWEATY! After our sweat sessh, we hit up Target to look if they were having any good deals, then we drove home and had this fabulous lunch on the back deck. Using up some more of our Western Alternative Bagels, we had a bagel egg white sandwich and a pink lady smeared with cashew butter and cinnamon.

Well, time to go get some housework done, squeeze in a nap, and then a little HW. Tonight homemade nachos are sounding pretty good for dinner, using up some leftover wheat tortillas with Turkey Chile on top. YUM! Who knows? Plans and cravings always change. lol Oh and the Hill’s comes on tonight, yayayay.

TTYL Loves♥

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 ♥