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Good Morning!  Happy Friday

Wow that’s a long title….

Yesterday I had a Quick protein shake with a scoop of almond butter for breakfast before running to take Jackson to get neutered.  Poor guy!  It had to be done though.  More on that in a minute though.  Let’s talk about Crossfit!


After I dropped Jackson off at the vet I went and made him a doggie name tag before heading to crossfit.


Today was an “off” day so I decided to work on a few things that I struggle with:

I can do toes to bar but I cant string them together very well.  I’m also trying to work on my “clean” form.   I took it easy at crossfit today because yesterdays workout was a killer.  I called  it “Killer”: seemed appropriate.


CF Killer

I finished in 46:19 which I was okay with I guess. I could have done better though.

250 double unders are very hard, especially at the end of a workout, so we could scale and do single unders but we had to add 25 tuck jumps.  My legs were jello after and my biceps are still sore!


After crossfit Eric and I had a day/lunch date.  We went to my favorite place… you know it, Bellevue Bistro!  I finally got him to go with me and he loved it!

Bb bellevue bistro

I got the Mediterranean Bake with sweet potatoes and he got the goetta grilled cheese!  Goetta is the bomb!

med bake

mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, spinach, basil, feta & mozzarella on top of potatoes with 2 fried eggs.

We ran some errands and headed home to wait for the call that Jackson was ready to be picked up.


So I decided to go on a run with me friend Jen yesterday afternoon and I figured we would “PLAY IT BE EAR” since I had a busy afternoon!

run shoes

For the Longest time I thought the saying “Play it by ear” was being said “play it by year” and one time I text it wrong to my husband and of course he had to correct me.  Now I always pay close attention when people say this.

Anyhoo, Jen and myself are trying to get back into running so we did a short 2 miles with some running/walking.   I suggest this type of workout if you are a beginner runner or trying to get back into running like we are!

running interval workout

This was a good/steady workout.  When I was finished I went and picked Jax up from the vet.  Poor guy, he was so exhausted!



I put Jackson’s name tag on him when we got home.  He is now officially Jackson 🙂


And a big thanks to Giselle for having an awesome giveaway.  I got my protein in the mail the other day! I can’t wait to try it!


This is all natural, only sweetened with stevia, so I am excited to try it!

Dinner:  BBQ Apple Chicken  Adapted from

I’ve made these with turkey burgers which is what the original recipe uses but I thought I would try chicken and I loved it.  I didn’t have any mini babybell’s on hand so I used thin swiss cheese and it was amazing!  These thin slices only have 40 calories.

apple chicken

We also had side summer salad’s and broccoli.


Dessert:  Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies– Recipes from

I had all these bananas that were about to go bad….I couldn’t waste them!  So I made a smoothie for the morning and made these awesome cookies!!


I had two!  My step son Alec even liked them and 11 year old boys never like anything.  I used smart balance (light with flaxseed oil) butter and Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips.


Makes 8 BIG cookies.

cookies 2

Any fun weekend Derby Plans?

What do you like to make with those browning bananas?

Good Morning! Happy Friday!

I think that is the longest Title I’ve ever had!

I want to start out today by sharing that I am now a Chick’d Ambassador!  I am so excited to be part of this team!

chick'd ambassador badge

“Chick’d Athletic Apparel offers high quality eco apparel for 21st century women. Chick’d will meet the needs of driven, active, social and environmentally conscious women of today. We strive to support women while they’re running, walking, cycling, doing yoga and pursuing an active lifestyle”  Source

Chick’d was founded by two Canadian Women with a  goal to meet the growing demands for QUALITY women’s apparel.  With manufacturing being done in Canada they can meet women’s needs by being socially and economically conscious  while still using sustainable fabrics that we all love.

The apparel is made from eucalyptus lyocell, organically grown cotton, recycled polyester,and Eco-charcoal (made from ground-up coconut shells and bamboo).

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Chick’d – verb, [chik-t]

  • Anything that stands in the way of you achieving success gets chick’d as you leave it behind.
  • Although the action of chicking can happen for an individual female, it can become a formidable force when accomplished by a group.

Chick – noun

  • Any woman who loves herself and the environment around her.
  • Gives unconditional support to other chick’s in their pursuit of a healthy life.
  • Cares about the health of herself, others and the planet.


You can also check out Chick’d on Facebook and Twitter!

Now on to the Sh** Storm that we did at Crossfit!  

I  could actually do this workout with my hurt/heeling foot But I couldn’t run a mile so I had to Row a mile, boo!

burpee ttb wod

I finished in 30:09 and let me tell you that I HATE Toes To Bar.  I just cannot get a rhythm down.  I guess that means I need to do more practicing!

Then I went home to ice my foot 🙂 I’m telling you I cannot sit still!

For Dinner Last Night, the plan was to Make California Quesadillas….well I Made Quesadillas, but I didn’t really use the same ingredients as the recipe stated.

Instead I used chicken, bacon, cheese, tomato, avocado, and onion on Low Carb Tortillas.  YUM.  I think it was the best Quesadilla I’ve ever had to be honest.

I’ll Call it: Semi-California Quesadilla!  Dig in!


And the treat I promised you, finally!

For my Sunday Food Prep this past week I made lots of goodies.  Here is another “protein ball” recipe that I made that can be enjoyed for a snack, or possible dessert!  I added chocolate chips to these which I usually don’t do so I think I will treat them as “a treat.”

Cinnamon Raisin Protein Balls

cinn raisin protein balls

I love adding protein into my snacks, which you all probably know by now!  I know this looks like a long list of ingredients but I just kept adding wet and dry to get the perfect consistency.  Feel free to add or subtract whatever you like Smile


  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp PB2
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped cinnamon almonds
  • 2 tbsp Enjoy Life Mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 liquid stevia drops

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Spray hands with non stick cooking spray and roll into balls.  Refrigerate for a few hours and enjoy!

cinn raisin balls

Just FYI- I just bought the stevia drops so I wasn’t sure how sweet they were.  I tried one drop on my tongue after making these balls and boy was it SWEET!    PS. Don’t try them on your tongue!

stevia drops

protein balls

I could have probably used 1-2 drops instead of 4, but do whatever fits your fancy!  They still tasted good.

cinn raisin protein balls

Check out my Protein Freak Page for More Protein Ball Recipes!

And Finally…..The Random Winner of the WOD Addiction Clothing Giveaway via ( is:


Amy Cardenas

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Congrats Amy!!  Please Email me  at http://www.fitcupcaker at within 24 hours with your contact information to claim your prize!!

Have a good Friday and Weekend! 

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