Daily Archives: September 5, 2012

Flavor Bomb in Your Mouth

Full of nerves due to a tightness in my right inner thigh, I was apprehensive about stepping on the treadmill at Gold’s this afternoon, but was pleasantly surprised when I handled a 2 mile run with ease.. and lots of sweat. I sweat like a beast. Thanks Dad!

Two weekends ago my cousin Nikki and I went off on a run around the beach and I came back a sweaty mess. My tank top was drenched, my hair was plastered to my face, and my chest, arms and face were dripping with sweat. Meanwhile, Nikki was sitting on the living room floor looking pretty as usual without a drop of sweat on her. She swears she was gross when she came back before I did, but I don’t believe it!

After my run, I tackled the undetermined cardio machine for 12 minutes before a little dumbbell action and stretching. Some biddie stole my core corner <– ha, what a dork! In the woman’s gym there’s one corner that has the mood set, and there’s always a medicine ball and mat set up for stretching and core work. It’s actually my favorite spot in the gym.

So Zen

Afternoon Workout

  • 2 mile run
  • 12 minutes on undetermined cardio machine
  • 2 sets of 13, each side, standing side crunches with 8 lb. dumbbells
  • 2 sets of 13 deadlifts with 8 lb. dumbbells – 1 set included upward rows
  • 2 sets of 13 two hand triceps arm extensions, with 16 lbs. (2- 8 lb. dumbbells)
  • 2 sets of 13 two-handed triceps kickbacks with 8 lb. dumbbells
  • Stretching

Other great gym news, I’m allowed to spin when there aren’t classes scheduled! You don’t know how much this excites me. Sure I won’t get as intense of a workout in, but there are just some weeks where I can’t make the spin classes so now I’ll still be able to get my spinning workout in whenever I want! Two thumbs up for my excitement. 🙂

After the gym I enjoyed a protein and veggie packed lunch. Grilled chicken, sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes! My newest addiction is chicken dipped in ketchup.

Flavor Punch

In all honesty, I know it looks extremely sickening, but it’s a flavor bomb in your mouth. Other condiments I love dipping grilled chicken in, include soy sauce and honey barbecue sauce. Nom nom nom. Also, I cannot believe I just said that.

Tonight at Primetime Wellness from 5:30 until 6:30 it’s happy hour where all shakes are half off. Instead of a whopping $6 per shake, it’s only $3. I’m ordering two for tomorrow, and contemplated my choices while holding a plank. I do love multitasking.

Too Many to Choose From!

I’m considering Banana Berry Breeze (it’s REALLY good) and Chocolate Chunky Monkey. I know I’ll want a chocolate shake tomorrow afternoon, and as much as I’d love to try a “breakfast” flavored shape like cinnamon roll, I think it might be a little sweet that early.

I’ll also be meeting with Dave, the owner of the company and Melyssa, my sponsor, to further discuss the company and marketing plan. They both want me to be an associate or partner in the club and I’m very excited to discuss both options!

Hope everyone is having a glorious Wednesday, or Winesday if you fancy that.

Wednesday Plankday

Talk about a candy corn overload. In fact I’m convinced I woke up a candy corn. I contemplated not running, or going for an easy run. I was thinking 2 miles, then thought 3, but settled on running 3.3. I blame my slow pace on the damn candy corn. Can’t wait to stuff my face with more tonight!

Morning Workout

  • 3.3 mile run
  • 1 minute plank
  • 50 crunches and 50 side-to-side crunches
  • 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
  • Stretching

By the looks of it, it was quite a lazy morning workout. Throughout my day so far I have managed to squeeze in 3 minutes, or 3 “1 minute” planks, totaling my plank total to 4 minutes. Since I can get away with hiding in my office corner and busting out push-ups, squats, planks, jumping jacks, etc, my new goal is to complete at least 5 minutes of planks each day. It’s such a manageable goal, even if you break it into 30 second increments. Not only does this engage my body more throughout the day, but it also forces me to get out of my chair. If you have the room to do any exercise like this throughout your workday, I highly recommend it. With clean eating habits (including candy corn 😉 ), you’ll be looking and feeling better during your workday.

This is SO True

For breakfast I made a protein shake for the road but the pungent taste made me want to hurl it out the window. If it weren’t for all the cute kiddos waiting for the school bus, that dirt nasty smoothie would be on the side of the road. Not really, (go green!), but you catch my drift.

Instead, I opted for a banana to quiet my stomach, and made a bowl of oatmeal around quarter of 11. Late breakfast, but damn that naner sure did keep me satisfied all morning!

Then I needed food. Seriously needed food. You don’t understand. I pummeled through my chocolate peanut butter yogurt.


Then I proceeded to demolish a Peanut Butter & Jelly Larabar. Oh me oh my was that Larabar 20 kinds of amazing!

You Sure This Isn’t a PB & J Sandwich?!

This might be my favorite Larabar I’ve tried so far! It tasted exactly like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich… well, as close as a bar can. The ingredients in the Larabar are awesome too. I was worried what would be used for the “jelly,” and was pleased when unsweetened cherries were the jelly stand-in. Along with unsweetened cherries, the other ingredients include dates, peanuts and sea salt.

My thighs are in pain today. Not sure if it’s from squats or overuse, so it’ll be interesting to see how my workout goes in a few minutes.

Here’s to crossing my fingers that it’s a killer workout!

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