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In Love with New Food Finds!

Last night after fro-yo I mentioned that I stopped into the grocery store to pick up a few items. While wandering through the yogurt cooler, I was intrigued by a new to me product that looked so good!

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Alpina Revive Honey greek yogurt with granola and pistachios!

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Holy lord this was so good, although when I first opened the yogurt, I was worried when it looked like soup.

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With a little stirring, the yogurt turned into the desired yogurt texture, and I just left it to pretending it was like the peanut butter that you have to stir the oil into.

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My only wish was that they put more than 4 pistachios in the granola, but the bites that I enjoyed sure did add a lot of flavor and punch to each bite.

There was even a brief story on the back of the container which gave a brief glimpse into the speciality of the yogurt.

“Married to Zeus, and defender of marriages, Hera always had a lot on her plate. Luckily, being Queen of the Gods had its perks: her helpers brought her combinations of chai spices with ginger, cloves, honey and cardamom to soothe and relax her.”

I could definitely taste the chai spices in the yogurt and I think because of that, this would be a great night-time treat! After browsing their site, I’m extremely excited to try their other flavors, and if you can find this product in your store, print out this coupon for a “buy one, get one free” deal!

Another new discovery came tonight at Target when I happened upon a new flavor of almonds.

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All I can say is holy shit, go buy these right now. I made a pretty large dent in the jar and I have no shame. It’s flavors like this that make almonds so god damn delicious!

Have you guys come across any new products or flavors that you’re addicted to?

I always love trying new versions and flavors of products I already love, my wallet however doesn’t like that! 😉

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Stomach Ache but Hungry. What’s a Girl to Do?!

My shake held me over until about 11 before I attacked my juicy Fuji apple. Halfway through I considered pulling out an almond butter packet I have in my purse but opted against it. Yes, I am VERY crazy.

About an hour later I snacked on Yoplait’s Greek yogurt that Chelsey introduced me to last weekend. She gave me a black cherry to try which I absolutely loved, but the vanilla flavor was too soupy for a greek yogurt and just didn’t do it for me. I stirred in a little of my chocolate peanut butter protein powder, but it was still just ehh.

For 2 Weight Watcher’s points, I’d much rather have my Fage 2% plain Greek yogurt. Now that shit is the bees knees.

About an hour later I hit the gym where I enjoyed a cardio focused workout. The other day I asked a trainer at the gym if I was allowed to spin when classes weren’t schedule and he gave me the green light which I’m excited about. It’s so hard to find a spinning class that I like and can fit into my schedule so it’s nice to know that I can get in some type of spinning in if I’m unable to make a class. I realize I won’t spin for as long or as hard but it’s better than nothing!

Afternoon Workout

  • 1.7 mile run
  • 10 minutes spinning
  • 5 minutes rowing
  • Stretching

I actually kicked major ass during my 10 minute spinning sesh. I worked myself hard and told myself that my lunch time workouts are so precious since I’m limited on time that if I was going to spin, then I was TRULY going to spin the real way. I did bursts in and out of position 2 and 3, had heavy resistance a majority of the time and got great intervals in. Overall I’m very pleased with my workout.

After the gym I was pretty hungry so I snacked on a Kashi Honey Almond Flax bar that I snagged last weekend from Ryan and Chelsey’s pantry, and also noshed on a bag full of sugar snap peas and home-grown cherry tomatoes.

I LOVE Kashi’s bars, some of my favorites being the Trail Mix and the Peanut Butter bars. They’re so good and a lot healthier than other versions of trail mix bars you’ll find on the shelves these days.

This was supposed to be a light snack to get a little protein in me before I had my 2nd protein shake of the day but honestly, my stomach has been hurting me for a good chunk of the day. My stomach says no, but my head says yes. And when I say head, I mean I get light headed when I’m hungry. What’s a girl to do. I think it’s the shake that’s turning my stomach. So it’s either finish the remaining half of my shake and make my stomach feel worse, or deal with light-headedness. I think I can manage another 20 minutes before heading home for the weekend.

In fun news, I’m going back to the driving range with my bestie, Allie, yes we have the same name, and then she’s coming over for dinner. I’m so excited to spend time with her again. She works 2 jobs, so in between our schedules, meetings and everything else under the sun, it can be quite hard to find a night that works for both of us.

Hope you all have a great rest of your Friday! Happy almost weekend!

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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.

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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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