Daily Archives: August 21, 2012

A Bombtastic Snack

Today has been a little strange at the office. First off, an employee from a different office came in today to work with my co-worker on a proposal, and at the end, he whipped his camera out and took pictures of Nichole and myself working. I felt like such a dork having to “work” while he took my picture. He wanted candids and no posing, but really, I was technically posing as a “candid worker.” Apparently these pictures will appear in a marketing magazine of some sort. I didn’t catch the name of it, as I believe it was about 20 words long. I could really care less what it’s for; I thrive on having my picture taken. Only when I look good of course.

After my sweet modeling, my stomach asked for some food, and I knew exactly what I was going to make. My base was Fage 2% plain Greek yogurt, mixed in with a tablespoon of my favorite Chocolate Peanut Butter protein powder, and topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries (holy berries!) and sprinkled with a few sunflower seeds.

Bombtastic!

There were so many different flavors that came out in each bite, that this is now my favorite yogurt concoction. I’m finally getting accustomed to the taste of plain yogurt, quicker than I expected! Okay, well I know it’s not completely plain, but you catch my drift.

The gym was great today, aside from having to pee the entire time, but when you’re crunched for time, it makes more time to hold it and use those extra few minutes to workout instead of wasting it making a trip to the ladies’ room. Priorities people! I wanted an extra few minutes on my run.

Afternoon Workout

  • 1.3 mile run
  • 2 sets of 25 medicine ball sit-ups — this medicine ball weighed a bitchin’ ton!
  • 20 side-to-side medicine ball sit-ups
  • 10 minutes Nordic Trainer
  • Stretching

After my workout I was H-U-N-G-R-Y, and I mean it! I almost contemplated walking to the kitchen before my shower to grab lunch and risk having my coworkers see me drenched in sweat. I powered through it and opted to keep my polished appearance.

Today’s lunch was bombtastic! I made a turkey, ham and spinach sandwich, with a lil bit o’ mustard. On the side I enjoyed home-grown cherry tomatoes and cucumbers, and sugar snap peas.

Pretty Little Lunch

Delish!

I can’t wait for after work. I’d say it on here, but it’s a surprise. Literally! Later gators, catch ya tomorrow!

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I Have a Crush on Kevin Jonas. Oh Lord

Last night was a nice relaxing night in. Since it was beautiful fall like weather outside, I wanted to get sun and a little exercise in without having to go to the gym again. After running several errands, I invited my parents and pup for a walk, and we ended up going anywhere between 1.7 and 2 miles. It felt great to get moving and enjoy a nice summer night. I can’t believe the fall is almost here. It makes me so sad that summers always fly by and I feel like I didn’t get anything accomplished I think that what bothers me the most about this summer is that my ex and I had made so many plans for the summer, including kayaking, hiking, swimming at the river, softball, going up North, and so on and so forth. Haven’t done a single one of those things since we parted ways, and that saddens me.

Last night I watched Married to Jonas, and absolutely loved it, and I have no shame at all admitting that. My only recommendation is that they make this show an hour and not half an hour. I’m such a dork.

Jonas Crush

Kevin has always been my favorite Jonas brother, and I hate to admit it, but my roommate and I used to be obsessed with them in college. Yes I know, very mature.

I also finished The Snowman by Jo Nesbo, which was such a page turner and a thriller. I was completely shocked by the ending, but also confused by the last paragraph. It was past my bedtime when I finished, and since the ending confused me so much, I went downstairs to google it and the verdict is that EVERYONE who read the book is confused as well. No one could find an answer to the last paragraph, which really bothers me. Nothing worse than not knowing what something means. It’s one of those things that will continually bother me. You know, when you can’t think of something but it’s on the tip of your tongue.

This morning I woke up and truly didn’t want to run. I stood at the kitchen island for a few minutes debating on whether to run outside or on the treadmill. Last night I planned a 4 mile run outside, since I run faster outside than on the treadmill, but just didn’t know what to do. I settled on running outside, and was met with a light sprinkle, which worried me as I noticed dark clouds above. Eventually it cleared up and I AMAZED myself with my run. Normally, because of my exercise enduced asthma, aka runners’ enduced asthma, since I only get when running and not during other forms cardio, I typically have to stop for a quick walk to catch my breath, but this morning, I was on fire! I hustled through my run and only had to stop about 3 times for a quick minute when I had no breath left in my bod.

So proud of myself for this morning’s run. Upon getting home, I did as much as I could squeeze in.

Morning Workout

  • 4 mile run
  • 50 crunches, 50 side-to-side crunches
  • 25 reverse crunches
  • 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
  • 2 sets of 30 seconds plank holds
  • Stretching

My planks this morning were quite entertaining and furry, as Jake, my kitty decided he wanted to stand under my stomach while planking. How did he know I wanted him to rub his furry body against my sweaty body? I couldn’t stop laughing at how cute he was being and how furry I was post plank.

I whipped this bad boy up for breakfast and finished it way before my typical breakfast time. Normally I eat breakfast between 9:30 and 10, but today it disappeared before 9. Girls gotta refuel!

Country Girl Shake it for Me

3 things in regards to the above picture:

  1. I just bought that shaker last night for $6.88 at Walmart – the guy at GNC told me they were a few dollars cheaper there.. Also in my favorite color, Duke Blue- I love a good bargain 😉
  2. I did not use that spoon after it was placed on my germ infested library book
  3. Yes my dog has 2 tennis balls on the tables
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