Daily Archives: October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween my Peanut Butter Lovers!

This mornings’ run was murderous on both my legs and stomach. Last nights ice bath did absolutely nothing in aiding in a quicker leg recovery, and the probiotic chews I took last night clearly kicked in, as I found myself hunched over in a ball and also doubling over at least 5 times during my run. If you’ve ever experienced stabbing pains in your obliques, then you know exactly that pain I was feeling.

That being said, todays run sucked, and it showed. I was only able to complete 3 miles, but I did throw in Tina’s Wednesday 8-Minute Plank Workout that’s part of her 4-Week Plank Challenge.

Bloody hell.

Guess what, that plank workout wasn’t this weeks’ Wednesday plank challenge. It didn’t occur to me until after I finished the workout that Tina would be giving us a NEW challenge every Wednesday. Opps.

I’ll be doing the REAL Wednesday’s plank challenge this evening after I complete P90X Shoulders & Arms. My core is going to LOVE me today! 😉

For breakfast I enjoyed a bowl of my Raspberry Mango Overnight Oats. In my 24 ½ years of living, this has to easily be my favorite and most filling breakfast.  Let me rephrase that. It’s my favorite HEALTHY meal that I’ve enjoyed for breakfast since I’ve been gracing this world.

Some of my favorite unhealthy breakfasts include:

  • Dunkin Donuts Strawberry Frosted Donut – Daddio used to get me one every Sunday morning on his way home from the store
  • Strawberry Frosted Poptarts
  • Strawberry Toaster Strudels

(Holy shit can you tell I was a strawberry frosted anything addict?!)

  • Cereals: Peanut Butter Capt’n Crunch, Reese’s Puffs, Oreo O’s (BEST CEREAL EVA!)
  • Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches courtesy Salmo food court at Bryant University
  • Raspberry Scones – college fat days

Wow, no wonder I had a lot of extra weight hanging around my tiny frame.

Now that I’m health conscience, my favorite go-to breakfast meals include:

  • Overnight oats
  • Chobani yogurt — seriously I eat at least one a day- ADDICT!!
  • Chocolate PB Protein Shake
  • Egg Sandwich
  • Healthified Pancakes

My overnight oats bowls are life changing, but I’d kill for a bowl of Oreo O’s right now!

What were some of your favorite breakfast meals growing up?

On my lunch break I was back at the gym for a cardio heavy hodgepodge workout that left me a sweat bomb. I started with a 2 mile run, hopped onto a bike for a 10 minute spinning session with climbs and sprints, and finished it up with 10 minutes on the elliptical while I stayed up to date with the hunky Anderson Cooper.

I was one hungry girl after my workout, so I went right for my lunch.

No garbage scramble for this girl!

Today I enjoyed a bowl of spaghetti squash with ground turkey, diced tomatoes, and a mango salsa mixed in. This was SO good and gone within 2 minutes.

Now I’m just getting ready to hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters, and since we only have about 30 or less kids stop by, I’ll be doing my P90X and Plank challenge workouts in between.

Check in later tonight for a yummy healthy protein cookie I’ll be whipping up!

Happy Halloween!

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Bloating Like a Mofo

Last night I went to Target to pick up several items on my list when I was mesmerized and pulled-in by all of the Christmas decorations and items.

CHRISTMAS IS HERE!!

I freakin’ LOVE Christmas. I start watching Christmas movies in the summer. What’s wrong with that?

There were so many cute dinner and salad plates, serving bowls, tumblers and SO MUCH MORE. Sorry for the caps, just so stinkin’ excited! I’ll be picking up some cute Christmas items this weekend for sure! Good thing I get payed on Thursday. 😉

While browsing I also came across a set of A Christmas Story themed glass drink ware.

A Christmas Story is my all-time favorite Christmas movie, so I seriously need someone to buy me these for Christmas. At $19.99 I cannot justify them, unless of course they go on sale. Eh watch me post this weekend about buying them. Oops!

While at Target, I also picked up Acai & Pomegranate (that’s a weird spelling word) Coconut water that tasted like ass cheeks. 1 sip and I dumped it. After a cute gagging session of course. I can’t be pretty and classy all the time now guys.

My 2 favorite purchases included Schuff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Soft Chews and Rimmel London Stay Glossy lip gloss.

Ladies, your lips must always appear kissable, and of course because if you’re going to bloat after eating anything (healthy or non-healthy), you may as well take a probiotic that tastes like candy! 😉

In all seriousness, I truly hope these probiotics help. I haven’t touched upon this on my blog, but it seems that no matter how much I workout and how healthy I eat, my stomach can balloon and become bloated with the flick of a switch. It’s extremely discouraging to see my hard work and efforts be short-lived because of an inbalance in my colon. I plan on giving these bad boys a trial run for about a month, and if there’s no change, I’ll have to be in talks with my doctor.

Do you guys have digestive issues relating to bloating after eating even the healthiest meal?

Ok, Target’s Christmas section is calling my name. Maybeeeeee a Christmas shopping spree is necessary this evening.

 

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Cable’s Back = Geeking Out

We finally have our cable back which means I can blog again from my computer! So happy I’m geeking out! 🙂

Let’s get to this afternoon’s eats.

Lunch:

For lunch I enjoyed Sara Lee Low Sodium Turkey roll-ups with cherry tomatoes. I wanted something light and filling since I was skipping my lunch to leave work an hour early.

An hour later I sprinkled a little bit of PB2 on the sweet potato slices for a sweet afternoon snack.

I might have celebrated Halloween a day early with a Cookies & Cream Hershey’s fun-size bar.

Okay, so we really had the fun-sized candy in the marketing department for a trade show tomorrow, but we’ll just go with the Halloween idea. 😉

Todays outfit:

Plaid Button-Down: J.Crew

Black Jeggings: American Eagle

Cheetah Flats: Bandolino (DSW)

Purse: Steve Madden

After leaving work an hour early, I went for a 1-mile warm up run and followed it with the P90X Pylometrics workout.

I was a freakin’ beast! I literally rung sweat from that mofo. My legs were extremely tight, especially after running outside all weekend, so I plopped myself into a much-needed ice bath.

My little legs are so sore and my eyes are getting heavy. Time to chip away at Gone Girl. It was due today and I’m not allowed to renew it since there’s a long wait for it so I’m trying to read it quickly. Stinkin’ late fees are no fun!

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