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Thanksgiving Breakfast Sandwiches & Fro-Yo Frenzy

Before my cardio-filled lunch time workout, I grabbed one of the goodies Jen snagged for me at the Head of the Charles on Saturday. I was craving something sweet and small, which led me to choose the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabar.

Can we please take a moment to drool over those chocolate chips that are packed into that tiny bar. Holy heavens my mouth dropped after my first bite. I’ve never tried this bar before but I will be sure to buy it in the future! The snack size was perfect to fuel my workout.

Lunch Time Workout

  • 1.5 mile run
  • 15 minutes on the vertical elliptical
  • 5 minutes regular elliptical

This was a great workout and I felt energized throughout the entire thing. In fact, I was pretty bitter that I had to get back to work. Damn responsibilities, geesh!! I had the energy of this little guy:

Hey Ladies

After a quick shower and feeling much better than I did when I woke up, I flew to the kitchen (hey, I still had all that pent up energy 😉 ) and grabbed my breakfast sandwich.

 

There’s the Jam!

 Thanksgiving Breakfast Sandwich

  • Thomas Bagel Thin “Everything”
  • 1 Egg cooked over hard
  • Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Slice of Turkey Deli Meat
  • Jam, flava of your choice

Expect to see this winner being stuffed into my mouth quite often! Plus, Thanksgiving is only 29 days away so I HAVE to get pumped for it.

 Oh yeah it’s time!

Cheesin’ Hard for that Fro!

Fro-Yo time! I’m really hoping for a little lot of red velvet action in my mouth tonight, although unfortunately I’ll be choosing more fruits than sweets for toppings since I do have to show a little skin on Saturday for Halloween. Ugh. OREOS. BUTTERFINGERS. TOFFEE. M&Ms. COOKIE DOUGH. I’ll just have to pretend that’s what’s in my fro-yo bowl.

Excuse me while Linds and I go eat fro-yo ’til we fro-up. 😉

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Scary Movies & Killer Workouts

It’s that time of the month, the official Halloween countdown has begun, which means 13 Nights of Halloween has started! As much as I look forward to watching the nightly movies that ABC Family shows, I truly miss walking into the movie store and browsing the Halloween selection that would be modeled on the main wall.

Do you guys have a favorite Halloween movie?

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Mine is easily Hocus Pocus! I have it set up on my DVR and am looking forward to watching it this week. I might have to buckle down and buy it at Target as well. I’m the type of person who loves watching Christmas movies during the summer, so I can easily see myself watching Hocus Pocus come spring time.

As mature as I am, I prefer the kid Halloween movies as opposed to the freaky poop your pants movies. Brian and I used to watch a scary movie almost every night when we were roommates in Los Angeles, and it was a little tradition of ours that I miss a lot! I can only imagine the shit he would put me through as the countdown to Halloween winds down. I’m sure he would have booby trapped the house all too well. I’m thankful I’m not there for that!

Sunday

Yesterday afternoon Lindsay and I put on our big girl pants and went to the matinee showing of Paranormal Activity 4… Hey, we didn’t want to drive home in the dark after a horror movie! We were both extremely excited and nervous for what we got ourselves into, and boy were we scared little girls! I looked over multiple times and found Linds watching through slits in her hoodie, and she glanced over at me multiple times and found me lying across the seats scared shitless. Even though I’ve read a lot of reviews for PA4 saying it was terrible, I think it was one of the best ones yet. I screamed, I swore and I said “Lord” way too many times. A majority of the movie was spent looking through a small crack that I formed with my hoodie. The terror was worth it! Frickin’ Robbie is a heart attack child. After seeing that movie, we decided that Robbie, Wyatt and Hunter are NEVER to be used as kids names.

When Linds dropped me off, I walked into my dark garage, head down, and out of nowhere, my Dad said “Hi,” and as I looked up, I saw him just standing there in the dark. If you weren’t sure whether this white girl could jump, well, she can, and she did. My Dad thought he was hilarious, as I ran out of the garage screaming to Linds. Apparently my Dad was cleaning out my cat’s litter box, and was just walking out of the house when I came in, and I quote the man, “I didn’t want to scare you with a litter box on my shoulder.” Well, you did!

After calming down and feeding my hungry belly a snack of pretzel sticks dipped in peanut butter, I completed my scheduled P90X workout; Chest & Shoulders and Ab Ripper X, which I followed up with a 1.1 mile run. I ran 4 miles that morning so I wanted to round it off.

Monday

Today has been one of those mornings where I woke up and believed that I had another 3 hours left until my alarm would go off. Not the case. I had 13 minutes, and I was TIRED! I was restless last night, and while I had the lights out at 9 when I began to get tired, I couldn’t sleep, and ended up finishing the latest edition of my Women’s Health magazine. The only benefit is that I’ve whittled my stack of magazines down. I still have 3 to go so I better get crackin’ since I’ll have another round coming in a week and a half.

Morning Workout

• 4 mile run
• 30 second plank holds, regular and both sides
• 50 crunches and 50 side-to-side crunches
•40 mountain climbers
•Stretching

That workout felt good

Breakfast

You know what it was!

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Happy Monday everyone!

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Holy Schnikes

You know what’s good? Life. That’s what’s good.

I was a Class A rebel last night by staying up a good 2 hours past my normal bedtime. I might have hit snooze one too many times this morning, and had a more difficult run, but it was worth it.

Morning Workout

  • 3.7 mile run
  • Ab Ripper X Workout
  • 100’s Ab
  • Stretching

Another sweaty workout that has left my body feeling like a rock star.

A rock star in cheetah-print flats, that’s what!

Today’s Outfit:

  • Fuchsia Shrug Top: Express
  • Skinny Belt: American Eagle
  • Khakis: American Eagle
  • Cheetah Flats: Bandolino (DSW)
  • Black & Gold Bracelet: J.Crew
  • Earrings: Hunk

This morning while I was waiting for my computer to start-up, I was flipping through the October edition of Runner’s World Magazine, and came across a tip on how to fix impatience.

If you read last night’s post, you’ll remember that I only lasted 25 of the 90 minute P90X yoga workout. I immediately decided to cross that workout off the list, but after reading the advice in Runner’s World, I changed my thinking and didn’t want to give up that easily.

“THE FIX: SET MINI GOALS Newbies tend to get discouraged by their “slow” progress (remember?). Have your friend focus on increasing the time spent running each week. At first, this may be just a minute or two, but these increments will grow. There’s nothing quite as empowering as being able to run longer and farther.”

While this advice is geared specifically towards runners, it can easily be translated to any aspect of your life, whether it revolves around working out or not. How am I going to incorporate this into my yoga workouts? Easy. I’ll gradually work my way up to the 90 minutes. So I did 25 minutes this week? Okay, next week I’ll aim for longer, whether it is an additional 10 or 20 minutes, all depending on how I feel.

Change, change, change. My body is changing, my mood is changing, and my breakfast is changing. Well, kind of. Don’t be fooled, I’m still going with the Mango Overnight Oats, but this morning instead of the typical raspberries on top, I went for the fresh blackberries that were in the fridge.

While it was a nice change, I still prefer the raspberries. The blackberries didn’t produce enough of a flavor punch for my liking. In the future, I think placing the blackberries on the oats the night before would be better, as I’m thinking the juices from the blackberries would settle into the oats more. That or frozen blackberries. Add that to my shopping list for this weekend.

Speaking of change, my man Obama is the next street over giving a speech in the park. I don’t talk politics. I know who I want to lead us, so I really could care less about the debates and so forth. As much as it should interest me, I have no say in what decisions are made once a new President is elected. I can only cast my vote and hope for the best. Seriously though, how am I supposed to focus and get work done when Obama is in my hood?! 

Afternoon Workout

  •  1.5 mile run
  • 10 minutes elliptical
  • 10 minutes additional cardio

Lunch

What’s that you smell for lunch? CHANGE. Again, holy schnikes Lewis. In an attempt to not eat the same exact meals every day, I spiced it up today with Gorton’s Grilled Tilapia on a bed of broccoli and brown rice.

This meal was delicious! With 15 grams of protein and 2 grams each of carbs and fat in the tilapia, this was a great post-workout meal.

Tonight I have a hot date with my best friend, Allie, where we’ll be cooking dinner together and catching up. She just got back Monday from her Orlando vacation, so I’ve been missing her quite tremendously. I’m excited to hear all about her time under the sun!

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Never Trust a Man Who Shaves His Arms

You know how there are some people who, when they have a bad day or feel disgusting, they would prefer to just lay on the couch, watch movies and continue eating junk food, making them feel even worse? In my mind I’m that person, but when the beast is unleashed (from work), I do anything and everything I can to make myself feel better.

Yesterday was one of those days where I felt like a whale. A whale with a headache. Instead of starving myself to make myself feel not as heavy, I opted for a healthy lunch; my garbage scramble. It’s healthier than it sounds and yummier than it looks. I had a bag of mixed siesta veggies that I threw in so that I could get back to my veggie ways. It was filling and left me feeling healthier and satisfied.

 After work, I unleashed my bad day at the gym, and if you saw a status of mine out there on the web, you’d know that while I joked about chugging straight up vodka from my gym water bottle, I won’t fool ya, it was ice cold water. 🙂

That’s how I feel about straight alcohol. Bud Light please. Gotta keep my uncle in business. Here’s a fun “Did You Know?” My brother and I went to the same college (2 years apart), and would have cousin weekends every now and then where Nikki & Jay would come down.

If you were caught drinking a beer that wasn’t an Anhueser Busch product, Nikki would take a picture and send it to her Dad. We like to blackmail each other in my family.

Rambling aside, back to last nights’ workout.

Can you tell I got a good workout in? While packing up in the locker room, a girl who I swear I know from somewhere told me that’s what she looked like 30 minutes ago. Lucky for her she had just gotten out of the shower. Sweat can be sexy. I know a girl who won’t work out because she doesn’t like to sweat. Can you tell that she’s not my friend?

I have this theory that there are certain people you cannot trust. I started my “list” when my ex would propose trying certain things out; like shaving his arms so that he appeared more muscular. The dude was already jacked and I didn’t need a boyfriend who shaved his arms. That’s where the list originated from. My response to his insane idea. “You’re kidding right? You cannot trust a man who shaves his arms and legs. That’s just creepy.” If you’re reading this and are a male who shaves his arms, you sure as hell better be a swimmer, otherwise, I’m sorry if I offended you.

Here are other people I don’t trust:

  • Men who wear loop earrings – come on bud, the 90s called a long time ago
  • Anyone who owns a Chihuahua – except Jaime, Amber & Danielle – I have a personal problem with these creatures and while I’m very against animal cruelty, I would love nothing more than to punt one of those suckers. Any NFL teams need a kicker?
  • Anyone who wears socks with sandals, especially men – What the HELL are you thinking?
  • People who don’t like to sweat, or workout – you crazy!
  • And most importantly, anyone who doesn’t like peanut butter 😉

Morning Workout

  • 3.3 mile run
  • 4 sets of 15 stair push-ups – my arms are getting jacked!
  • 30 second plank holds – regular and both sides
  • 2 sets of 100’s abs
  • 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
  • Stretching

Can you tell I didn’t get my package containing P90X? Murder.

This morning I went CRAZY and made Strawberry Banana Raspberry Overnight Oats. Don’t get too impressed, this little lady only had Strawberry Banana Chobani in her fridge last night.

I have plans to make a key lime version this weekend. Wow, I’m turning into a wild woman!

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Peanut Butter Crackhead

I don’t even know where to begin. I feel like I’ve done too many things since my last post this morning to function properly.

I got my flu shot today, chose the right arm since that’s my pimp arm. Figured it’d recover quicker, you know, with all that muscle.

Worked out in what felt like a sauna of a ladies gym. I think I might have sweated more in the gym than I do when I actually go in the sauna. I also made the mistake of wearing a workout shirt that should have been worn when I workout in the main gym and not the ladies gym.

My coworker got a kick out of it when I walked into her office wearing it. My Dad, on the other hand, wasn’t pleased when he saw me wearing it for the first time.

The front says, “Since you’re behind” and the lower bottom of the shirt in the back says, “How’s Mine?” Get it? Say it with me now. Since you’re behind, how’s mine? Totally not meant to be worn when working out in a women’s only area. Live and learn.

Afternoon Workout

  • 2 mile run
  • 15 minutes cardio
  • Stretching
  • 20 air squats

After my workout I scarfed down my garbage scramble which wasn’t as good as the first batch I made since I had to substitute spinach for broccoli.

Veggie Burger, 1 egg & 1 egg white, spinach. Scramble it up

After work I went  home quickly and whipped up a “Singles Only” version of pumpkin french toast with syrup and cool whip on top. I used a sandwich thin and soaked it in a mixture of 1 egg, cinnamon and a scoop of pumpkin. Some crazy put the cool whip in the freezer and I mistakenly nuked it for too long, creating the soupy look.

The french toast was to die for. God I need to domestic myself. These breakfast for dinner meals need to go. As good as they are, this woman was meant to cook meals for others.

After my win in the kitchen I went shopping in search of a new pair of jeans to rock with my new boots but came up empty-handed. I was actually pretty happy when the boy working at American Eagle told me he didn’t think I needed that size of jeans. He clearly didn’t check my ass out since I heard him greet another girl with a “hey girllll!”

I actually felt pretty stylish today. Usually my outfits don’t get compliments. I also work with 50+ year old civil engineers, who as my boss says, “aren’t used to a pretty little thing buzzing around the office.” Those men avoid my office like the plague, but it’s mainly because the company brought me in to tie up loose ends to make the proposal process quicker. Pretty sure whenever they get an email with my name on it they run and hide. Such a great effect to have on men. 🙂

After no luck with jeans, I swung by Target to pick up so many peanut butter treats. Sadly they’re not for me and I have a fun project for them. I did however snack on a little pb and pretzel action.

There’s no such thing as too much peanut butter

I was hungry, so I scooped.

Then I smooshed.

My college journalism professor would probably mark this up in red ink for how I’m ending this post but screw it. I’m tired. Time to go lay in my bed. Sweet dreams peanut butter crackheads.

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Not Fit for Cold Weather

I don’t know much, but one thing that I do know is that a good night’s sleep cures everything. Last night after blogging I went up for an early night. I’m not the biggest fan of watching TV in bed since I’m convinced the light and noise from the TV makes it harder for me to fall asleep, so I read while watching Dancing with the Stars on mute, and only unmuted it for the couples I wanted to see. I lost it when Drew Lachey had his shirt ripped open and started pumping his hips, and loved the way Val Chmerkovskiy threw around his partner in the Paso Dablo. Hubba hubba! All this pumping of the hips and male force… wait, sorry, this isn’t 50 Shades of Grey.

I was out cold somewhere between 9 and 9:20, and I don’t remember anything until my alarm went off this morning.

Before my run, I cleaned cat puke off my treadmill (thanks so much Jake), and talked with my best friend Allie who was waiting to board her flight to Florida with her girlfriend for a vacation…. A vacation that I COULD have been on. As I sit stone cold in my office, I am deeply regretting it now. Allie and Kris are awesome together, they’re so different but so alike and they aren’t all smoochy smoochy so it would have been like 3 best friends on vacation together, instead of me being the 3rd wheel, which I have grown accustomed to over the years.

Since they’ll be in Orlando for a week, it was a vacation that I wasn’t able to take, since my vacation accrues at the rate of 3.09 hours biweekly and I wouldn’t have had enough for a weeks’ vacation and other mini trips. Last month I had looked into flights and had contemplated catching a flight on a Thursday night to spend several days with them, but instead I’ll be in New York City this Saturday. Not a total loss. The college girls and I have a fun day planned around shopping and being complete tourists.

Wow, total rant. Soooo, after cleaning puke and talking with Allie, I went for a 3 mile run and threw some weights into my workout for the first time in a good 5 days. Oopps!

Morning Workout

• 3 mile run
• 3 sets of 15 stair push-ups
• 1 minute plank hold
• 2 sets of 20 rock climbers
• 2 sets of 13 standing side dumbbell crunches, each side
• 2 sets of 13 skiing dumbbell squats
• 2 sets of 13 squats with overhead press
• 2 sets of 13 deadlifts
• Stretching

That workout left me out of breath!

I had a few extra minutes this morning so I stopped into the Farmer’s Market on my drive to work to pick up a few lemons.

I’ve had a serious craving for hot lemon water, and with the chilly fall temperatures here to stay, this was just what I needed. Plus, hot lemon water is great for cleansing your system. There’s Lewie with the double win!

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I downed two mugs full of hot lemon water before having a couple bites of my overnight oats.

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That’s a big lemon slice in there!

There’s something about extreme heat and cold weather that kills my appetite.

I need gloves and I also need to move somewhere warm. Both are 100% true. I’m not a fan of the cold or snow, except the first snow fall and snow on Christmas. Those two instances snow is welcome, other than that, I’m a hater. Since I’ll be looking for a creative firm in the near future, I think I’ll have to make sure to avoid companies in states with winter weather.

I got used to being on the California beaches in February and March.

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This also happened in Cali, which was pretty cool.

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West Coast is NOT the best coast. Being 4 hours behind friends and family and on the opposite side of the U.S was too much. East Coast is where it’s at!

Oh, back to reality. Brrrr baby it’s cold outside… and inside!

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Happy Smiles & Chia Pets

To all of you who are reading this in the comforts of your home, on your oversized couch or in your warm bed, screw you. I’m also sending out a “loving” screw you if you got more than 5 hours of sleep last night. I typically enjoy Mondays, mainly because they fly by for me, as I skip my lunch in lieu of leaving an hour early at 4 to take Eve’s spinning class. This Monday is different. It’s Columbus Day, and this is the first time I don’t have it off from work. Damn engineering firm and their damn responsibilities!

So while everyone’s just waking up, I’ve been up since 5:30, running on about 3 hours less than normal, and working on a holiday but you know what, I’m actually pretty damn happy. The lack of sleep was worth it. I’m typically a happy go lucky girl, but lately I’ve added an extra dose of happy to my life this past week. Must be something in the air. There must be some sort of warmth making its way from Florida up to New Hampshire. Yeah, must be.

Morning Workout

  • 3.5 mile run
  •  4 sets of 15 stair push-ups
  • 1-2-3 Ab Workout

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Breakfast was fueled by my addiction to Raspberry Mango Overnight Oats, and I was excited when Jen popped into my office this morning to show me her first attempt at the oats. Looks like someone else has joined the OnO wagon! I brought her a baggie of my chia seeds so that she could try them out before buying an expensive bag at the co-op, and her comment was, “I could grow a chia pet with these.” Please Jen, don’t.

Did I ever tell you guys the first time I went in search of chia seeds, the lady at the supermarket referred me to the flower display and then told me that Kmart had a good selection of Chia Pets. That’s my life.

Whether you have the holiday Monday off or are stuck at work, I hope you all have a happy day!

I’d talk longer but I have to go check on Jen and make sure she’s not creating a chia pet lab in her office!

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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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Sunny & 73 = Rainy & Cold

How often are weather forecasts accurate? According to Yahoo, on May 16, 2011, they’re 95-98% accurate. Well, times have changed my friends. That sunny in the 70s weather I was going to enjoy on my lunch time run by the river was actually a cold rain.

Wish I had been prepared like this little cutie!

Instead of running in the rain, I walked over to the gym and again completed a HIIT run. This run was a lot better than yesterdays’ HIIT run, but within the first minute my left ankle gave out and I almost ate shit. Luckily I was able to grab onto the front handles and steady myself while my ankle regained its strength. I’ve never experience this type of situation before so I was nervous and took it easy for the first half mile, but after that it was time to kick ass. The sprints came with ease, and I finished up the last mile and a half with the fastest HIIT I’ve done.

I finished up my workout with 10 minutes of sprints and hill climbs in the spinning room, 3 minutes of climbing stairs like I was invincible, and then 3 sets of 13 deadlifts with an upward row. I had planned on completing the deadlift sets this morning but food got in my way. Oops.

Afternoon Workout

  • 2 mile HIIT run
  • 10 minutes spinning
  • 3 minutes stairs, 11 floors
  • 3 sets of 13 deadlifts to upward row
  • Stretching

Since I had only eaten my oats, half a protein shake and another pumpkin muffin, I was about to eat my arm off from hunger. My lunch was an odd mix of healthy meets food for the sick.

The remainder of my protein shake, sugar snap peas and Chicken & Stars. Chicken & Stars was one of my favorite soups to eat when I was younger. Or tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches were the #1 go-to sick meal that my Mom prepared for my Dad, brother and I.

Do you guys have a go-to meal that you eat when you’re sick or a soup that you’ll never stop loving?

Disappointment set in when I realized all my little stars were all floating at the bottom of the container. Swamp soup.

Since we’re on the topic of disappointment, I’m rather embarrassed that the above meal was my “Lunchtime” picture for Instagram’s  Photo-a-Day. This is the first time I’ve ever started a Photo-a-Day challenge, but I’m extremely excited since I love taking random photos and am addicted to the application.

I know there are several different October challenges out there, but this is the one I’m doing.

In case you missed it, this is where I stood yesterday.

Come find me on there: alewis19  🙂

Hope everyone’s having a great Tuesday so far. Happy almost hump day! 🙂

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Stuffed Up Monday

I’m a self-professed cat lover and am obsessed with my Jakey poo, but whenever he wants to sleep with me, which is every night, I have trouble sleeping. You see, Jakey doesn’t choose a side of the bed, he chooses the middle. I hate waking up him so instead of pushing him over to the right side, I literally go spread eagle with my legs. Ladylike.

Reason #124 why I’m single. When I have a stuffy nose I stick a rolled up piece of tissue up the clogged nostril so that I can sleep without constantly sniffing and don’t have to worry about a runny nose.

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So there I was, with my tissue stuffed up my nose and my legs wide open, struggling for sleep. I’m positive I woke up at least 4 times last night and finally gave up and kicked Jake out. I give him treats so he still loves me. Unconditional love.

I actually got a great workout in this morning and also on my lunch break. I was signed up for the 4:30 spin class but I wasn’t sure how I’d do leaning over handle bars with a runny nose.

Morning Workout

· 3.3 mile run
· 15 stair push-ups
· 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
· 50 crunches & 50 side-to-side crunches
· 90 second plank hold
· 2 sets of 13 skiing dumbbell squats
· 2 sets of 13 standing side-to-side dumbbell crunches
· 3 sets of 13 chest flies, lying down
· Stretching

While at work I also managed to throw in several air squats in the corner of my office, and completed 2 sets of 20. I absolutely dred squats but it’s so easy to get out of my chair, bust out several squats and sit back down and get right back to work.

Breakfast this morning was a kicked up version of my Chobani strawberry banana yogurt. Last night I microwaved a bag of instant brown rice and mixed about 1/3 cup of it into my yogurt. It was heavenly and extra filling!

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I’ll definitely be making this again, but I’m going to try a little less rice so I can taste more of the yogurt. I highly recommend this though!

Afternoon Workout

· 2 mile HIIT run
· 2 sets of 25 medicine ball sit-ups
· 13 medicine ball lumberjack squats, each side
· 13 medicine ball lumberjack chops, each side
· 10 minutes elliptical, alternating between forwards and backwards pedaling

The ladies gym felt like a sauna so my run wasn’t too fun, but the interval running felt great and I actually am feeling lighter and more energetic than I have the past few days!

Lunch was a hodgepodge of a meal. It consisted of a pumpkin muffin, a sliced up Fuji apple, carrots and a protein bar.

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The protein bar I ate roughly half an hour after everything else since I was still hungry and didn’t plan accordingly. Well, I take that back. I did, but I just wasn’t craving my Chicken & Stars soup and knew it wouldn’t fill me up so I’m saving it for tomorrow. Yes, I’m 5 again.

My nose is running again. Excuse my while I go stick a tissue up it.

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Single and Swiping

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