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Cookin’ and Workin’ Out

 Morning everyone!! Thanks for all your fun comments about being short! I loved reading them!!!!

So I’m going to do some new workouts this morning, and the 10 minut bootcamp that’s on my workout page already.

Here are the links to the new vids:

Cardio Sculpting:

Cardio Core:

As ya’ll can probably see, my workout is going to be a little more cardio than usual, but I think that both of these videos incorporate strength training, which is good. Especially the Cardio Sculpting one. I read the reviews and apparently I’ve got a lot of squats and lunges in my near future. I’ll tell ya’ll how it went tomorrow!

Seeing as today is a workout day, I have an exercise-related question for ya’ll: What do you eat before and after a workout?

Personally, I always workout in the mornings, but I don’t like working out on an empty stomach. So I’ll have a filling but lighter breakfast, like today I had instant grits (butter flavor), orange juice and coffee with 1 scoop of Aria protein powder. Afterwards, I’ll have a nice sized snack, usually something with plenty of protein. But I want ya’ll’s opinions on the matter! =D

I cooked last niiiight (with my mom!)!!! We made turkey burgers, with baked fries, and steam-in-the bag veggies in cheese sauce. Doesn’t sound like a whole lot of food, but believe me, it was filling!!! We had never made turkey burgers before, but I had read that they need extra seasoning, so we used pepper, seasoning salt, and diced onions in the patties to add flavor to them. They turned out delicious!!!!!  Later, I also tried my new favorite yogurt (besides greek yogurt!). It was the Archer Farms Honey Almond Yogurt, and it was really tasty. I was surprised that the ingredient list was relatively short as well, and had actual honey listed.

Here’s where I bought it! =D

Well, I did take one of the tests that I had yesterday, and will take the other one today and tomorrow, and then I’ll be done with school! =D

Have a wonderful Thursday!!!!


December 16, 2010 at 7:38 am 9 comments

One Week Left….

One more week of schoooool!!!!!!!! I’ m singing about it in my head right now. I would sing out loud, but as usual I’m the only one awake, and I believe that singing while others are sleeping is frowned upon in this household (hi, dad). =P

Anyway, I’m actually going to workout today and wednesday instead of tomorrow and thursday, because Thursday, we’ll be out of town, headed towards Texarkana to meet up with my aunt. I’m thinking that I’m going to do the ExerciseTV bootcamp that’s already on my page.

Anyhow, I had a delicious, if random breakfast to fuel myself for the upcoming workout. I had an Eggo Multigrain Waffle with Dark Chocolate Dreams PB(if you haven’t had this yet, you should, I’m addicted =P), a hot coffee protein drink where I mixed a bunch of coffee with a serving of Aria protein powder, which tastes awful on its on but decent mixed with something, and a poached egg on the side. Seriously, I just learned how to poach eggs and its pretty easy, but just saying that you ate a poached egg makes you automatically 60% fancier than anyone around you. It’s true. Google it.

So anyway, I’m basically really ready for school to be over and done with for the semester. I tried to convince my mom that it is really alright to just blow off this last week and take all the tests in January. Surprisingly enough, it didn’t work out so well. So now I have more time to look up recipes to bake!

I want to make homemade Thin Mints, but don’t know where to buy peppermint extract. Do any of ya’ll know?

A close friend of my mom’s is having surgery today, so if ya’ll would please pray for her, that would be great! I’m going to bake the thin mints for her, because she ,looooves them. =D

That’s all I’ve got for now…

Byeeee ya’ll! =D

December 6, 2010 at 7:31 am 12 comments

Happy Birthday, Dad!

    Yep, today is my dad’s birthday!!!!!!! Gettin’ ooooold now…..=D!  We’re just going to relax today, and later we’re going to a friend’s house so dad can watch a football game. So really, just a nice, relaxing day! Yesterday we stopped by Gigi’s cupcakes and picked out 4 of them. Mom and I were going to go today and surprise Dad, but he ended up going there himself! Oh well….we still have his presents!!!!!!!

    Well anyway, I’ve been in a breakfast rut lately. Not so much food, (I do switch around my oats, grits and nutrigrain waffles =D), but I’ve been drinking the same coffee protein “shake” every day. I just pour some freshly brewed coffe into my gargantuan mug (It holds like more than two cups!!!) and add a serving of protein powder. Right now, I happen to have Aria chocolate protein, which isn’t too bad in coffee. Alone, its yucky. Anyhow, coffee and chocolate? I’m so there.

Oh, 1 question. I absolutely love Larabars, but they’re sooooo expensive. Anyone have a good recipe to make homemade ones that I could use?

Well, that’s about all I’ve got for now…………

Ya’ll have a great Saturday!!!!

November 20, 2010 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

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