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Feeling Like a Blob of Crap

Sunday Late Afternoon

What a fun and tiring weekend I had! I had high hopes of jumping on here last night to do a little more posting and to hopefully find a blog theme with a little more pizazz than this lovely theme, but when The Prospect asked me to spend Sunday afternoon/evening with him, I was all about the “lazy Sunday with a cute guy” plan.

After a quick butt-kicking strength workout, I showered and guzzled down a strawberry banana protein shake before heading over to The Prospect’s apartment. I honestly could drink one of those bad boys for 2 solid meals a day, it’s just THAT good, and this morning’s shake nearly sent me over the edge. The Prospect doesn’t entirely understand my love for the shake and is convinced I’m head-over-heels with it because it’s nearly identical to a milkshake. What a smart boy. 😉

After our intense protein shake discussion, we got cozy on the couch and cheered on our believed Patriots! One of our biggest issues, or his issue with me, is that I’m anti Tom Brady. As The Prospect puts it, I’m all about Peyton “Big Forehead” Manning, but I was more than happy to drool over adorable little Wes Welker and Stephen Gostkowski.

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Cute.

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And cute.

After watching our boys win, we flipped through the channels and ended up switching back and forth between several movies before I had to head home to get ready for the work week.

Monday

Last night I didn’t get that good of a night’s sleep. I think that because I headed home around 9 last night which is usually when I’m crawling into bed, messed me up a little. I kept waking up throughout the night as well which left me wanting to hit snooze a 2nd time this morning, but I sucked it up and went for my workout.

Which was AMAZING. I was able to cover 4.5 miles, which don’t ask me how, because I’m not even sure how I squeezed that in. Must have been my ridiculously childish and dance crazy playlist I ran to.

I’m sorry, but Bieber, Carly Rae and PSY doesn’t exactly make for an easy run. All I wanted to do was dance while I ran! There were a lot of arm wiggles and fist pumps throughout Gangnam Style. I remember the first time my spin instructor played Gangnam Style in one of our classes was an already awful day for me. I literally pouted throughout the entire song until she started fist-pumping. Those damn fist-pumps are more contagious than yawning!

I also threw in a little core work, and by little, I mean it. I was more interested in laying on the floor after my run than actually working out more, so I stuck to several moves.

• 1 minute plank hold, :30 second side planks
• 50 crunches
• 50 heel touches
• 10 leg circles, counterclockwise and clockwise

Easy peasy with a side of a strawberry banana protein shake.

Today’s lunch was a piece-of-cake meal I’ve been craving for a long time now (read: too lazy to make hard boiled eggs so I never made it).

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Egg & Avocado Open-Faced Sandwich!

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I brought 4 egg whites and half of an avocado to work with me today, and around lunch time, I cut and mixed it together before enjoying on a piece of Ezekiel bread. Since we’re honest with one another, I truthfully tried to fold the bread in half but I ended up with eggs and avocado all over my desk, which is why this sucker turned into an open-faced sandwich.

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I served the sandwich with a side of roasted veggies, which I prepped yesterday morning.

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Into the mix went:

• 1 Summer Squash
• 1 Zucchini
• 2 Roma Tomatoes
• 1 lb. of Baby Carrots

Instead of using olive oil, I heavily sprayed Olive Oil Pam Spray and tossed salt and pepper into the mix before roasting the veggies for 45 minutes at 450 degrees.

These veggies are a favorite for The Prospect and I, and we’ve recently become jealous when one of us makes a batch and doesn’t share. Eventually we will probably stab one another for the last veggie.

My appetite has been off the walls today(and consequently I’ve felt like a blob of crap) so around quarter of 3 I microwaved a Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Bar in the microwave for 30 seconds before topping it with 3 TBSP of PB2. These bars do a great job of keeping my appetite at bay for hours, and since I have spinning at 5, I needed something filling to keep me in a good mood until 6:30.

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I know it looks like poop on poop, but it tasted like peanut butter on a brownie. If you haven’t tried Quest Bars yet, please do. You’ll love me.

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Egg in my Oatmeal

Hey guys! The past few days I’ve had the mindset to post morning and night but the holidays have literally snuck up on my ass and have kept my nights pretty crazy. By the time I’m done, looking at my computer screen is honestly the last thing I want to do. I’ve been waking up to a butt load of text messages from friends sent around 9 pm that start out friendly and then quickly become grumpy texts because they think they’re being ignored. Oh the glories of going to bed early and waking up early.

Last night was another busy night. Both of my parents had holiday parties to attend, so I was in charge of the pup. By the time I got to him it was around 5:30. We played quickly, fed the meowing cat, and then jumped into my car to run errands.

He had fun making me freeze to death while he stuck his head out the window as we drove around town to hit up the library, grocery store, and gas station.

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This is Kip’s “I mean business face.” I made him about 20 minutes late for his typical dinner and I could easily tell he wasn’t pleased with my shenanigans.

I went a little crazy at the library and picked up quite the assortment of books.

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2 Christmas books: one a romance and one a mystery, and then a summer-ish book. I usually only leave with a max of 2 books, but I couldn’t choose between the Christmas books so I said screw it and left like a nerd with 3 books.

Oh and the highlight of my trip and night? Buy one get one free on tubs of Cool Whip! I had an Apple Pie Quest Bar that I wanted for dessert last night and part of my trip to the grocery store was to find a “healthier” option for a topping. Bingo!!

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Along with Walden Farms pancake syrup, this baby was a knock-out! It seriously tasted like warm apple pie.

Since I ate about half of one of the Cool Whip tubs last night (addicting!), I wasn’t sure how I’d feel this morning, but I was surprised when I got a great 4 mile run in FIVE minutes quicker than usual. What the?! I honestly do think I can attribute this to my strength training and working with a personal trainer the past 5 ½ weeks. The improvements I’ve seen are really blowing me away. Best $$$$ I’ve probably ever spent.

Morning Workout

• 4 mile run
• 4 sets of 15 stair push-ups
• 10 burpees with bicep curl to overhead press
• 50 crunches and 50 side-to-side crunches
• 1 minute plank hold and :30 second holds each side
• 50 heel touchers
• 2 sets of 20 plank tucks
• Stretching

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I felt so good this morning after that workout! Talk about a great way to start your Friday.

Today at work we have our holiday party, and since us girls in the Marketing Department oversee it, we get to start setting up in a little bit. Since I knew my morning and day was going to be a little different, I made sure to eat a filling breakfast since I’ll be in “go-go-go” mood very shortly.

Breakfast

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This morning I whipped up a bowl of peanut butter banana oatmeal, but this time I spiced it up a little. Along with my usual additions of chia seeds, flax, cinnamon and Truvia, I included an egg white and a little vanilla protein powder. I’ve seen this idea pop up on blogs and Instagram, and figured this morning was the best day for it.

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This had to have been one of the better bowls of oatmeal I’ve had! I love the addition of the egg, which you can’t even taste. I put a dollop of peanut butter on top before leaving for work, and when I sat down at my desk, it had melted everywhere. So. Amazing. Holy. Schnikes.

Now that I’m full, I have a little bit of work to do before a fun afternoon and evening full of a Yankee Swap with the marketing girls, amazing food, an ugly sweater contest and a white elephant gift exchange with the entire company.

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Oh and that amazing food I’m talking about, just check out our menu. Let’s get this party started!

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