Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Getting stronger!

I've conquered the head handstand-you use your whole core to lift your legs and steady your whole body! Love it! And of course handstand pushups re always awesomeness.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Green Pancakes

So following my leg session i couldnt decide to have protein pancakes or have a spinach omelet...so i compromised with myself and made both together.
Green Pancakes:
1/4 cup fresh or frozen spinach
1 egg white
1 tbsp raw oats
splash of almond milk
vanilla liquid stevia
(i also added but they're optional: green tea leaves, wheat grass powder)
1. blend. cook like a normal pancake. I topped mine with protein frosting (vanilla protein mixed with water).
*this makes one; i had this with a greek yogurt parfait so you can totally double it.
*also you can turn these savory by nixing the stevia and adding italian seasoning or something.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Parfait Heaven

So last night I made a parfait for dinner and it was so good I wanted another for breakfast! I change it up though last night I used chocolate protein and this morning used vanilla.
Overnight Oats Protein Parfait:
1/3 cup raw oats
1 tbsp each flax and chia seeds
2 tbsp nonfat vanilla yogurt
Greek yogurt
Nut butter
1 scoop vanilla protein
Almond milk
1. Mix 1-3 at night and store in fridge.
2. Make protein frosting by adding almond milk very slowly to protein, stirring constantly until you get to right consistency.
3. Stir oats and add a dash of almond milk to loosen it up.
4. Start layering. I did Greek yogurt, overnight oats, peanut butter, berries, protein frosting, granola. I don't make my layers very thick so you can choose to have thick or thin layers.
I like thin because you can get all the layers on one bite and not have to mix up your pretty parfait to get to everything.
*last night I did the same thing but made chocolate protein frosting.

Friday, July 27, 2012

New Workout Gear!!!

Oh yes I was busy yesterday...
After the gym I went by F21 and got some tanks.
I had a field day messing around with which quote should go on which top.
And after completing all these I jut kept going and cut up an old T but I'll post that one later; let's just say that one shows a little more me :)

Go harder and heavier!!!

Yesterday was chest and tri day followed with the stairmaster...the dread of the gym. Well it doesnt have to be if youre keeping yourself occupied by changing up your steps. Climb forward, climb backward, climb sideways (both legs), climb wide, climb narrow, climb on your toes (in, out, straight)...oh the possibilities!!! Is it sad that im always excited about training... :)
By the way, the hot guy was there...exchanged looks and smiles and a "Good Morning" and a "are you using that bench" "oh no go ahead" Why am i so lame???
Last nights dinner was basically one of my favorites that i could eat every single day-100% clean and yummy! Fish, garden fresh veggies, and brown rice..yup thats it. I would chose this over a slice of pizza and cake anyday.
So today was leg day and was so excited! I had my usual oatmeal smoothie and was out of the house by 715. I pushed so hard and lifted so heavy my legs were shaking! How do you know you cant go heavier unless you try? I increased my weights on all my moves. (ps i need new ear buds, the wires are showing!)

I had my amazing protein shake; im not kidding when i say i make the best! it tastes exactly like a wendys frosty and has the consistancy of it too! the secret? after you blend it, stick it in the freezer for about 40mins. I then pack it in a cooler while im workin out and it is so thick and creamy i wish it wouldnt end. I am so excited for it everytime i finish a workout.
I had to work today so i packed my lunch which was overnight oats in a giant peanut butter jar. It consisted of oats, almond milk, greek yogurt, chia seeds, flaxseed, vanilla stevia, the last of the pnut butter and cinnamon. When i got to work i added granola for a crunchyness and blueberries and strawberries. My coworkers were staring at me but it was sure tasty!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Avocado Chocolate Pudding & Parfait

OMG superfood goodness!
Ive seen a version of AvoChoc Pudding on Pintrest but never looked at it cause i was like eh..
Well i had some avocados and i was like why not? I wanted a parfait post gym and intertwined them.
Avocado Chocolate Pudding:
1/2 avocado
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
10 drops liquid vanilla stevia
water to loosen
1. throw all in magic blender (or whatever you have). blend till smooth.
*make sure you dont add a lot of water at first, add more if needed.
It's so thick and creamy!
So now on to my AvoChocParfait:
Fat free cottage cheese mixed with cinnamon, mixed berries, Bob's Mill Granola, nonfat vanilla yogurt mixed with flaxseed & peanut flour, avocado pudding, more cottage cheese, more granola, and dollop of avocado pudding!

* change it up: i have had this twice already and i added coconut butter, skim ricotta cheese, nut butter, greek yogurt....oh the possibilities...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Oh 'Boy' Today

Today's recap basically:
Woke up this morning to dehydrated abs. Made my overnight oats into a smoothie (oats, yogurt, chia seeds, 1/2frozen banana, frozen berries, green tea, peanut flour).
Was at the gym at 745 for back & biceps and followed that with 30mins hill HIIT. Let's just say I was soaked with sweat! (too bad the hot guy was not there today, I was lookin forward to seein him...how sad do I sound? Lol)
I packed my ChocBanPBProtein Shake and drank it down before hittin up Trader Joes where I piked up some more almond milk and Greek yogurt. After, I went to Forever21 to get alone new gym shorts; got both for only $13 bucks! While checking out my new shorts in the dressing room I saw my gastrocnemius' (my calf muscles)! I was pretty amped to see the definition.
I got home to ArtisanaLarabar boxes on my porch so I knew I had to incorporate them into my lunch; Greek yogurt with granola, walnut butter, and a heated up peanut butter cookieLarabar. Delicious!
I busted out some more back exercises and road the stationary bike for a bit. I had my Watermelon Coconut Slushy with veggies & hummus.
I was on a role with my motivational tanks; I had so many letters left, I was busting out quotes left and right. So tomorrow I need to pick up 5 more tips so I can iron my letters on. So stay tuned for what will be on them...


New Reviews to come! Yyeeaahhh

So excited to find these at my door step!
Nut butters by Artisana, oh come on!!! Mmmm
Larabar bars are so clean!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Clean Drinks!

So this morning I busted out shoulders and followed it with 3mins of HIIT; I ran 8.0 for 40 secs with squats for remaining 20secs and repeated for 10mins, 9.0 for 30secs with hanging ab tucks for remaining 30secs and repeated for 10mins, 9.8-10.0 for 30secs with calf raises for raining 30secs and repeat for 10mins, walk at 3.5 for mins. Stretched out afterwards.
So again this guy and I were eyeing each other the whole time. Was was on the treadmill when he left and he totally stopped at the door, eyes me and left. Dang I shoulda for off and ran after him lol. But wait shouldn't he be the one to approach me..??? Hmmm..,
So when I got home I made a shake
ChocBanPBProtein Shake:
1 scoop Sunwarrior choc protein
1/2 tap cocoa powder
1 scoop BCAA
2 tbsp peanut flour
1/2 frozen banana
Green tea leafs
Green tea
1. Blend.
I poured mine in a frozen glass and chugged!

So I was hot and wanted something totally refreshing and created this,
Watermelon Coconut Slushy:
Watermelon pieces
Watermelon juice (at bottom of bowl)
Coconut water
Coconut extract
1. Blend.
I eyeballed everything and it was a thirst quencher!

Eat Clean Train Mean DIY tank

So I love this Saying because I live by it and I want everyone to know I work hard for my bod. Yesterday I made this tank an flaunted it at the gym today! You can buy this shirt online but I'm Miss. Creative so I knew it could be a DIY.
Iron on letters
Tape measure
1. Measure out exactly where you want it (make sure it straight and even)
2. Place letters
3. Iron over for 20-30 secs
4. Flip short inside out, iron 20-30 again
5. Let sit overnight
6. Rock it at the gym!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Leg Day & iherb Coupon!

This morning I got up early made a quick smoothie (1/3c raw oats, 1/2 scoop vanilla rice protein, 5 fresh strawberries, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 tbsp chia seeds, green tea, ice) before I hit the gym; I was there by 745.
It was leg day so I busted out squats, walking lunges, dead lifts, leg extensions, calf raises, leg press and a ton more on leg machines. I threw in some ab moves as well. (BTW there is a guy at the gym that is pretty cute and we keep noticing each other. Hmm what to do? Make a move?)

I had post eats packed and ready. I made Greek yogurt protein FroYo For lunch I had another omelet made with fresh garden jalepenos and tomatoes topped with avocado salsa verde sauce with an apple on the side.

Here is a coupon for iHerb.com-seriously carries the best stuff and just about everything! Use this to get PB2 or protein powder or aminos or quest bars...whatever you want! Enjoy!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Abs & Homemade Greek FroYo

Greek Choc Coconut FroYo:
1/2 c plain nonfat Greek yogurt
Tbsp cocoa powder
4 drops vanilla liquid NuNaturals stevia
Coconut extract
(you can add choc protein powder but I'm tryin not to eat it)
Tbsp water or almond milk
1. Mix really good, freeze for about 30-4mins. Stir often.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

No more vaca's, only hard work and clean eats

Since I'm have went on all my vacations for the summer (I think lol), I'm ready to kick my bods but! I have my goals and I know the are reachable but can only be accomplished by pushing myself, putting in time and work, and eating clean.
So my eats are back to simple and clean. I'm trying to have less and less of protein powder and trying to have real protein based foods instead.
Lots of egg whites, turkey wraps, Greek yogurt ice cream, tuna and chicken. Of course veggies, veggies, veggies with some fruit.
I'm sticking to high carb days on leg days and lower on ab and arm days. I'm keeping my healthy fats to 2tbsp s a day and none after working out because it slows the protein digestion which you do not want because you want the protein to get to your muscles as fast as possible so they can build grow and recover.


Yogi Tea Review

So since I've been gone a while, it's taken me a while to get this review. Right when I got back I test all of these bad boys. I love that on each box they include a yoga pose to either help calm, stimulate blood flow, provide balance and even promote energy. The ingredients are all natural and most are organic. Each box contains 16 individually packed tea bags. On each bag they have affirmations printed on the tag and many of them make you smile and think "yes!" (ex: 'Every Promise is a Present in Advance.')
Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life- they use the combination of green tea and fruit extracts to support stamina. They say to drink a cup a day to give you energy to keep up your active lifestyle. The fragrance and flavor of blueberry is amazing; it is subtle and does not have the fake flavor of fruit.
Skin Detox-Rose and hibiscus is used to soothe skin and bring a floral scent, green tea rejuvenates, burdock and yellow dock and red clover promote cleansing of the liver. The combo is to cleanse your insides which reduces impurities. The smell and flavor is fruity with hints of rose, pomegranate and orange.
Bedtime-uses chamomile to promote relaxation, calmness, and sleep. St.johns Wart improved mood, passion flapper reduces anxiety and valerian helps calm nervousness. This tea a little spicy with the cinnamon, licorice, and cardamom yet it has a sweetness to it.
Detox-burdock and dandelion support the liver, juniper berry promotes kidney function, ginger&black pepper&long pepper combo supports blood flow. These together help the body cleanse itself by aiding the liver and kidneys. This tea flavor is indeed a spicy one which I would recommend having eru in the morning before food or in the evening at bedtime since there is no caffeine.
Vanilla Spice Perfect Energy-green tea and black tea invigorate the body, amino acid L-Theanine promotes mental focus, Gota kola leaf and ashwagandha balance, vanilla bean sweetens up the flavor and the fragrance makes you want to stick your nose in your cup. These together focus the mind and energize the body. I've had it plain but also added a little bit of almond milk & vanilla NuNaturals liquid stevia & sprinkle of cinnamon and it was so yummy. (if you had a frothier you could froth your milk and make a latte with it).
Green Tea Kombucha-green tea and Kombucha supports immune system and supplies antioxidants, spearmint helps with digestion, lemongrass and plum gives this tea a minty yet fruity flavor. I can really smell and taste the spearmint which I love and usually drink with my meals.
My favorite:?:?:Green Tea Blueberry - I can have it hot but also have it iced which is totally refreshing considering its summer!
I seriously keep at least two with me at all times because you never know when you need a little Yogi.
Thank You so much Yogi Tea for these and I look forward to trying lots more of your flavors!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Viva Las Vegas

So my trip to Vegas was a Bachelor party so I was with a bunch of guys for 3 nights and 4 days and let me tell you it was an experience. You don't know men until you ray with a group of men in Vegas. We had the penthouse suite in Vegas an the view was incredible!
It was really simple to maintain healthy eating and working on my fitness. I had salmon for two dinners and chicken tacos another. For breakfasts I went to the yogurt and fruit bar and the egg station at the buffet, and Greek yogurt parfaits the other days.
What saved me was baking protein bra because I had them pre gym and pre. runs. They were a lifesaver along withy nuts.
So the first day I had time to workout at home before my flight so that saved me. Since I didn't sleep that night cause come on its Vegas...I hit Mandalay bays gym where I did 30mins HIIT and 30mins of this elliptical stairmaster thing at 5am! Yup no sleep and right to the gym. Then we made our way down to their man made beach where they have waves so there was another workout. Next day I save my workout till the end of the night at 8pm where I ran the whole strip! 8miles, stairs and all, weaving through all those pple! Best experience ever, no joke make it a bucket list! You seriously get more pple string and checking you out than ever but also pple were very encouraging and yelling me on and pple would step off to the side to let me go by. It was pretty hot, I was dripping! It took me an hour exactly to finish.
I got some new Nikes as well which I used to run the strip and I can say I was sprinting and jumping and hopping and weaving and these babies were so comfy! I love them!
I'm leaving guilt free and satisfied with myself-I didn't use excuses even in Vegas!