Daily Archives: August 23, 2012

Popping Raisins Like They’re Candy

Today has been an extremely slow day. I mean it dragggggged. On days that are slow, I always have the tendency to want to snack, even when I’m not hungry. It’s that comfort feeling that a lot of us fall victim to which can thwart our efforts to get toned, lose weight or just be healthy. I wasn’t hungry all morning since my protein shake kept me satisfied, but I did want to snack on something, so I grabbed a few almonds and raisins from the container of trail mix I bought last night. I don’t understand why people always pick the raisins out. GIVE THEM TO ME! I love love love raisins. I can pop them like candy. 🙂

1:00 pm rolled around and I still wasn’t hungry, but I knew I’d need fuel for my lunch time workout. I went for my strawberry banana Chobani yogurt and threw a little bit of the trail mix on top for a nice crunch and chew (hellllo raisins :))

Give Me ALL of the Raisins and No One Gets Hurt

I had another great workout at the gym, but sadly gym crush wasn’t there. It was actually pretty dead at the gym, which I won’t complain about. I still managed to enjoy a few pieces of eye candy lifting weights. Hey fellas, thanks for the entertainment and making my workout fly by.

Afternoon Workout

  • 1.5 mile run
  • 2 sets of 25 medicine ball sit-ups
  • 20 medicine ball side-to-side sit-ups
  • 2 sets of 13 lumberjack squats and lumberjack chops
  • 10 minutes nordic trainer
  • Stretching

Again, my appetite hasn’t been present today, so after the gym I snacked on a Fuji apple and tried my protein shot I received from my Bulu Box, but after one sip, I wanted to spit it out. It was thick and syrupy and it just didn’t taste healthy. I wanted to drink it so I could get protein since I wasn’t hungry for a meal, but I just couldn’t hang with the big boys today.

Ignore My Sexy Post-Gym Gag Face. Seriously, Ignore It

Since I’m possibly taking a spinning class tonight at 6, I just polished off my turkey, ham and spinach sandwich as a very late lunch/early dinner to get me through the gym.

Lunch/Dinner… Lunner?.. Dinch?.. I like Dinch the best

I’m tired right now so we’ll see if I decide to take spinning. I haven’t been since last Tuesday, and couldn’t the other day since I was in Boston, but I really don’t want to kill time between 5 and 6. I park in the gym parking lot for work so the late class really screws me over.

There’s a cute guy who I met online that goes there and wanted me to go last night, but he works out at 8 pm. That’s too late for me! It’s practically grandma’s bedtime. There’s a chance we’ll meet tonight. I’ll be curious how tonight pans out!

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A Gorgeous New York City Fireman..

Last night I enjoyed a wild night out… at the library! Party on you crazies! Since I finished my book Monday night, I was really excited and anxious to start a new book. Sadly, since my library isn’t too big, several of the books I’m dying to read aren’t in. Several of these included Gone Girl, Skinny Dipping (ugh I LOVE Bethenny Frankel), and several other Paleo books. I really don’t like buying books at the store since usually I will only read it once, so I tend to stick to borrowing books from the library. Don’t get me wrong, I love browsing Barnes & Noble and wish I had the pocket change to drop bombs in the Noble, but it makes more sense for me to spend that $12-15 on other things… like clothes. 😉

I had made a list of books in the library I was interested in, and was going to narrow my list down once I was able to read the full book description, but instead, I came across a gem in the very last aisle. I present to you, Lime Ricky, by Jill Winters. It encompasses several of my favorite things. New York City, a hot man FIREMAN, and most of all, it’s a chick flick. This girl adores romantic comedies.. books or movies, I’m not picky. 😉

Give me that Hottie Fireman!

After reading the first 2 chapters in bed last night, I was hooked, but also falling asleep. By 9:30, (grandma!) I was dozing off, and decided to call it a night. I can’t wait to dig into it a little deeper tonight and truly immerse myself into it.

This morning I woke up feeling much better than yesterday. I busted out a 3.6 mile run and had plenty of time to get some other moves in. On a weekday morning, I consider “plenty of time” to be 10 minutes. I’m on a strict schedule. Alarm goes off at 5:35, I take 2 hits of my inhaler, ha!, hit snooze, up like a psycho at 5:42, then brush mah chompers, wash my face, get dressed and use the loo, and hopefully by 6:05 I’m taking my first step on my run. I like to be back on the living room floor by 6:50, but sometimes it’s 6:52, and stretch/work the core until 7:04 at the latest. Then it’s time to shower and get ready for work. If I’m out the door any later than 7:42, I panick. On a good day, I’m out by 7:38.

Morning Workout

  • 3.6 mile run & stretching
  • 50 crunches and 50 side-to-side crunches
  • 25 reverse crunches
  • 1 minute plank
  • 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
  • 1 set of 13 standing side crunches with 8 lb. dumbbell – 1 set each side
  • 2 sets of 15, push ups

Breakfast this morning was a kick ass smoothie, consisting of vanilla protein, a heaping handful of spinach, dash of cinnamon, whopping pile of coco powder, a little bit of almond milk, water and ice.

Shake to yo Face

That bitch was SO good!

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Single and Swiping

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