Daily Archives: October 3, 2012

Preaching & a Garbage Lunch

Thankful Thursday is coming a day early. I could easily save this post for tomorrow or at least the “thankful” part of it anyways, but to be honest, I woke up with such a great attitude that I can’t stop preaching!

Time to Preach Your Face Off!

Waking up refreshed got me thinking about how great life really is when you take the time to appreciate the little things and not just the big things. I’ve changed so much over the past year, let alone months, and I’m proud of how strong I am, physically and emotionally, and I’m happy that I’ve experienced all the positive and negative moments in my life so far. It shaped me into the lady (yes I can be classy!) I am today and I love who I am.

I’m thankful that I can support myself, have a career that involves my degree, can put healthy food on my table, take vacations, treat others and myself, but most of all, I’m thankful for my friends and family who have always supported me through the ups and downs.

Stop and take a minute out of your day and think about how GOOD your life is. Make a list in your head, on paper, on your phone. I don’t care how you do it, just be thankful. And while you’re at it, let those that you love know how you feel. Put a smile on someone’s face. It’s contagious.

Want to know what has me smiling this afternoon?

Nope, not the R.I.P.P.E.D class Jen and I took on our lunch break. Holy shit shat that shit was cray! If I thought my midg legs hated me this morning on my run, then they are planning my murder. If tomorrow morning I’m only able to run 3 steps, well, you have your reason why. After sobbing gutting through the class, I earned this smile.

Most amazing lunch in the history of lunches! Mark my words. Come over. Right now. I’ll make it for you. If you’re a guy, you get a great view and a great lunch. If you’re a girl, then you get a great lunch time gossiper and a great meal. Calling all you single men out there!

Today’s menu: Garbage Lunch

You know when you don’t know what to make so you grab random things that are in your fridge? Wish I had jumped into the “garbage” a long time ago! This little All-Star consisted of 4 ingredients.

The Garbage Scramble

I started by spraying a pan with Olive Oil Pam spray and warmed up the veggie burger. Once the burger was cooked, I broke it into pieces, poured the eggs and broccoli in, and scrambled the mess together before throwing the cheese on and mixing it up again.

The flavors bursting out of the veggie burger bites were incredible, and I don’t even know how to describe it enough to give it justice. The eggs practically went unnoticed, as the VB bites stole the show. All that protein better fuel my worn out muscles.

I see a little shopping in my future after work tonight. I need a new pair of black jeans/jeggings as I’ve worn a hole in the ones I have on today. I’m also in search of a cute pair of brown riding boots, so I hope to have a little luck tonight and don’t go too poor!

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Feeling Fresh to Death

Last night I took it easy in hopes of kicking my Fall cold, so I threw on my 3 sizes too big sweatpants, my ratty college sweatshirt, and plopped myself down on my big leather couch and watched the first episode of 666 Park Avenue. Holy mother of everything, that show was creepy and intense. I’m not a big fan of watching TV, but I’m officially HOOKED!

I called it an early night and read a little of my October issue of Shape Magazine. Did you know that if you eat one handful of candy corn (20 pieces, 150 calories), you would have to walk for 37 minutes to burn off that small handful? Since candy corn is a candy that I can only enjoy a few of before getting sick to my stomach, I think that small fact is enough to keep me away from the candy. Sorry candy corn, you’re not worth it. However, the candy corn flavored Hershey kisses would get me walking miles to inhale those tasty candies.

I woke up feeling refreshed and back to my normal self, and was ready to tackle my run. My legs weren’t on the same page. 2 back to back days of HIIT running took its toll on my midget legs and I have to admit, that had to have been the most painful 3 miles I’ve run in a long time. Usually when I have a rough start to my run, I kick that feeling by the end of the first mile and find my groove. Unfortunately, it took a little more than 2 mile to get there.

My arms have been sore from a lot of the upper body work I’ve incorporated into my regime this week. I’m thinking the increase in push-ups could be the culprit. I love the feeling of muscle pain, and didn’t let the burn stop these arms from doing their thing.

Morning Workout

  • 3 miserable miles
  • 3 sets of 15 stair push-ups
  • 1 minute plank hold
  • 2 sets of 20 rock climbers
  • 50 crunches & 50 side-to-side crunches
  • 2 sets of 13 skiing dumbbell squats
  • 2 sets of 13 standing dumbbell side crunches
  • Stretching

It’s another rainy day here in New Hampshire, and why not make my day even colder by enjoying a bowl of  Raspberry Mango Overnight Oats. These oats are so good, bring on the cold!


Raspberry Mango Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 Chobani Mango yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Almond Milk unsweetened vanilla
  • handful of frozen raspberries
  • chia seeds– I sprinkled my heart away, not sure how much went in

Speaking of rain. I forgot that my American Eagle canvas slip-ons don’t do well with rain.

I went from cute and sophisticated (yes my mirror is too low and I’m kneeling), to fashion fail.

Gotta keep those men on their toes when they try to figure out my style! 😉

Jen and I have RIPPED at noon today so it’ll be nice to mix up my lunch workout. Ohhhh these muscles are going to be crying tomorrow!

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