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Good Morning!

Make sure you head over to enter the About Time whey protein giveaway that I am hosting!  I will pick a winner on Friday morning.

Today I am going to share some EATS, my workout, and my dogs from Monday.  Monday was my off day so I have more “fun” food to share since I didn’t have to pack it all in Tupperware containers.  I feel like those days can be pretty boring.

Make sure you head on over to Jenn’s blog for this WIAW and see what she’s been eating lately too!

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Breakfast:  Well, ok breakfast was pretty boring, but I wasn’t too hungry before I went to crossfit so I just had a couple scrambled eggs.  A little protein to start my day off right.

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Crossfit:

Deadlifts-  I had a 10 lb PR (Personal Record) of 170 lb’s for 5 reps.

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After crossfit I had my protein shake

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And then  I tried to get some sun but it was just too hot to lay out without a pool.  If anyone has a pool and wants to let me come over just let me know 🙂

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Lily also thought it was pretty hot.

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And Jackson had a hard day too.  Poor dogs, they really have it rough: Eat, play, drink, poop, sleep, repeat!

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Lunch:

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad from Panera= My fav!

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My Weakness:

After lunch of course we had to stop at Servatii’s which was right across the street.  And of course there was ONE SLICE of carrot cake sitting on the counter.  I think it had SARA written all over it.  My mom bought it for me, so of course I ate it 🙂  And it was delicious!

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While we were out we did a little rug shopping:

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Which one would you choose??

I got the dots.  Leopard print would not fly with Eric for sure.

Dinner:

Prepping for my mango cilantro salsa

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Freshly made Salmon Cakes with plenty left over for lunch.

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And the final product:  Salmon Cakes with mango cilantro Salsa.  Avocado on the side.

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Then a paleo apple cinnamon muffin to finish off the night!

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What is your favorite treat?  Cake, pie, or ice cream?

Oh and I found my new love and my life is now complete!  Carrot Cake Luna Bar.

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My rating: 7/10.  Not my favorite like I thought it would be, but still pretty good.  Blueberry is still #1!

What is your favorite Luna bar flavor?


Good Morning!  Happy Friday!  

I’ve been slightly discouraged lately with my hurt hands and not being able to workout like I would normally, but my days off have actually been more beneficial than I thought.  I’ve gotten more time to hang out with family and just rest! (Besides working too much)  It feels pretty good 🙂  But don’t worry I’ll be hitting the gym this weekend!

Anyways, I need to share some of my amazing eats!  On my way to work yesterday I enjoyed my Healthy Blueberry Muffin Bake topped with crunchy peanut butter, delicious!  I haven’t made this meal in a while and I was really craving it!!

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The ingredients that I used were slightly different than the original recipe:

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pink salt
  • 3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder (or approx 3 tbsp)

You need to try this breakfast bake asap!

Also Recently Recharge Foods sent me a few of their protein bars to try.  I was first introduced to these at Blend Retreat and the chocolate + caramel was one of the first things that I tried out of my swag bag!  It tasted like a candy bar!

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So one of my snacks at work was another one of these little guys, the caramel and chocolate to be exact, with a banana.  They only have 100 calories and provide 8 grams of protein!  I can’t wait to try the other two flavors.

I also had a few fresh picked strawberries that some nice person brought in to share 🙂  They looked too pretty to eat.

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I only worked half a day yeterday which was nice  but I was starving when I got home so I threw together a salad with veggies, watermelon, and chicken.  I also had some pretzel crisps with greek yogurt spinach and artichoke dip, a new product I found at Kroger that was sooo freaking delicious!  Ill have to share it soon.  I was just to busy eating to take a picture 🙂

I’ve had a super busy week and have been working a lot.  Yesterday I went to crossfit for the first time since Saturday when I did some damage to my poor hands 😦  They are getting better but after dead lifting they are still a little sore.  I won’t be able to do any pull ups for a while!

My crossfit workout consisted of the following:

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After crossfit I stopped to pick up protein powder and I came across these bad boys!

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I was pumped.  I instantly ate one after my workout!  It was pretty tasty, but the peanut butter was a little bit dry.   I give it a 6/10.

I wasn’t starving when I got home but I knew I had to eat something or I would wake up at 2 am starving.  I was craving some egg white bites that I saw on Kierston’s Blog, so I made a recipe adapted from them 🙂

Cinnamon Walnut Egg White Bites

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I used the following:

  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP Flax seed
  • 5 Drops liquid stevia
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Bake in mini muffin tins on 400 Degrees for 20 minutes.  They came out light and fluffy on the inside with a little bit of a crunchy texture on the outside.  I actually am in LOVE with them.  Thank you Kierston!

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With my bites I had a hard boiled egg, and 1/2 of a sweet potato with a wedge of laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese mixed in!  Nicole gave me this idea  🙂   Brilliant!

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I was pleasantly surprised by this mixture and I’m sure I will make it again!

Some other fun sweet potato toppings that I like are :

  • Cinnamon
  • Peanut butter
  • Brown sugar (if you have a sweet tooth)
  • Greek yogurt

Well that’s it, Ill be back later!

Any fun plans this weekend!?  Have you tried the Recharge Bars Or Quest Cravings?



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