Friday, May 31, 2013

Cabo Recap

                  (My Dad and I)
Cabo for a whole week felt more like 2 weeks...why? Because we did absolutely nothing but eat, sit by the pool to tan, eat, swim, and eat! We had all inclusive so it's all you can eat and drink. This was awesome for me because of how much I eat and I was able to make healthier choices like fish which is always more expensive on a regular menu. I mostly ate  at a buffet restaurant so I was able to pick and choose what I wanted. And guess what?! I never once ate dessert! Crazy I know! 
Breakfast was my all time fav-there was an omelet station (egg whites were available!), tons of fresh fruit, fresh fruit juice, cappuccinos, quiches, pouched eggs, salsa, guac...heaven. Then for lunch we ordered poolside and I would order the guacamole which was 100% made of just avocados( beyond the bet I've had in my life!), fish ceviche, shrimp ceviche, and taco salad. Dinners changed every night and while everyone got dessert I got coffee with baileys. That was my dessert about 4 of the nights. 
My alcohol beverages consisted of the baileys&coffee, fruit smoothies with Malibu rum, and a drink called Baileys Special which was a smoothie that had baileys, vodka, ice, and piña colada mix (beyond yum!). I am a light weight and cheap date that's for sure!   
I hit up my hotels gym every morning at 630 when it opened. Well I was actually t the door waiting for it to open. The hike up to gym from my room was a mission and an awesome warm up. To go to and from our room you had to go up or down a huge flight of stairs(about 200 steps-booty blaster all day!). My hotel was definitely a 5 star because the gym had everything! I was so excited and blessed! I brought WODs so I knew what I was doing and got in and out by 745. 
No squat rack but there was a smith machine so I had to do leg days on it so I loaded it down with gnarly heavy weight! Cause remember using a smith machine is really cheating your legs. What you think is heavy on there is no where near the weight using an Olympic bar. I meet use a smith for squats but hey gotta do what ya gotta do. 
Right after the gym, I threw on a bathing suit, had breakfast, and headed to the pool. Definitely was relaxing but hard because I'm someone who likes to stay busy. Nice change though (after graduating from nursing school I earned to sit around for a week soaking up the sun). 
Since we aren't partiers, we never went downtown at night-no Giggling Marlin or Squad Row bar action. Just a day trip to town where I got a kick ass shirt from a bar called Happy Ending that had the iconic women in the blue shirt and red bandana flexing. 
      (CrossFit on my mind allll the time!)
I only got wifi once a day so I missed out on lots of my IG FitFam's photos which saddened me because I love my family and seeing there lives through photos. But it was nice to have some distance from technology. 
 I ate semi-clean, had an increase in cals and man I could definitely tell a difference in my bod. My quads and arse has grown hugely! (In a good way!) I come home and lots of my shorts and pants were so dang hard to pull up and were uber tight! I'm not as lean as I was but the abs still remain. Strength over abs for me!
(This was the day after I got home from Cabo)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cellucor Summer Promo

New #cellucor promo: Buy T7 & CLK, get L2 FREE!

You have to use my promo code:PeaceLoveFit in order to get this deal. You add T7 & CLK to your cart, not the L2! (That's added manually) Promo ends Friday so go get some!☀Summer is here!👙
#supplements #getshredded #getlean #fatloss #cellucornation #summer

Monday, May 13, 2013

Crossfit Games Sweepstakes

I made it to the second part of the sweepstakes which means I need your help! 
The person with the most votes, wins! 
So here is the link:
Find my picture and name (Carah Cole), click vote and that's it!
Please help me out! The games sold out in a matter of hours so it's not like I can just purchase tickets! 
Please and thank you!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Quinoa Granola

Quinoa Granola:
1/2 c uncooked quinoa
1/2 c oats
3 tbsp honey or agave
1tbsp flaxmeal
handful chopped pecans (can use any nut or seed)
1. mix really well to coat everything with honey/agave.
2. lay on pan. dont spread out. keep it all smashed down in a layer.
3. bake 355 for 25-30mins. Dont break up or stir.
4. let cool and break up. (if you want it crunchier, bake a little more in the broken up pieces)
-this is a very simple recipe so feel free to add dried fruit, coconut, cocoa nibs etc. after you crumble it.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Protein Oatmeal Cookie FroYo Sandwich

Protein Oatmeal Cookie FroYo Sandwich:
-mix plain nonfat greek yogurt with stevia
-take two of my protein cookies and drop a spoonful of the yogurt between the two
-wrap with saran wrap
-Optional: before freezing you could roll the yogurt in chopped nuts, shredded coconut, granola or whatever your creative heart desires.
_next time i may smear nut butter on the cookies_

Protein Oatmeal "Cookies"

Protein Oatmeal Cookies:
3 bananas
1 c oats
1 egg
1 tbsp flaxmeal mixed with 1 tbsp water
1 scoop vanilla protein
1tsp baking powder & soda
cinnamon, stevia PRN->(as needed)
1. mash banana. add other ingredients and mix.
2. spoon out on pan.
3. bake 350, 8-10mins.
4. Optional: Chocolate Protein Sauce-choc protein mixed with water. Drizzle on top after they have cooled a bit.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bodybuilder Man Eats

Baked Chicken & Quinoa:
Flatten and season chicken.
Steam spinach & mushrooms.
Place raw chicken on bacon slices, add some spinach mixture and roll up.
Bake 345 for 30 mins, broil on high until bacon crispy. 
Cook quinoa and add left over spinach mixture once cooked.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Frozen Elvis Cups

Frozen Elvis Cups:::
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (i used Cellucor Molten Chocolate)
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
sliced banana
nut butter (i used almond)
1. mix protein, cocoa, and stevia with water (add slowly) until it becomes a chocolate sauce
2. pour half of the sauce into 2 muffins tins.
3. freeze (if time allows, not necessary)
4. top with sliced banana and nut butter.
5 pour remaining sauce over the top.
6. freeze.
7. to get out of tin, flip over and run some hot water over them. use a knife to get out.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

No Nut Butter Status Update

4 months and 2 days without a lick of peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower, hazelnut, pumpkin etc. butter! I decided to make this decision on New Years Eve for kicks and giggles. I ate nut butter more than once a day; I got to the point where it was a habit to have it. So I wanted to break it and not have that dependancy. Sounds like I was addicted to drugs or something but hey I was addicted.
So any withdrawals?!? Haha nope.
It's not as bad as it seems. Only one thing that got was that I really wanted to try a new recipe and it called for peanut butter.
Well I entered into a giveaway for Vermont Nut Butters and guess what I won. I got the package a few days ago and they are still sealed. Haven't decided on if I'm going to open them. I thought is open them for my graduation today but who knows?! I am not missing it or craving it and plus my will power is growing!