So here’s the deal..I tend to eat the same things over and over again until I get sick of them…so what am I obsessing over now you ask?
I’ve been craving smoothies for lunch recently more so than anything else..I normally stick to this Green Monster smoothie recipe
Overnight oats are back in action..I have been using this method pretty much every morning. I always try to eat my overnight oats slowly so they last longer, and I’m actually so sad when I finish them..truth.
Chocolate Almond Milk
Holy man where has this been all my life?! I was never a huge chocolate milk fan as a kid (mainly because I didn’t like drinking milk in general) but I have been straight up chugging this stuff. I also put some in my coffee this morning..SO GOOD
Why is eating apple slices so much better than eating an apple whole?..I bought this apple slicer while I was home for christmas and it has been an amazing investment
This is me being too lazy to take a picture of the popchips in my pantry right now. These are seriously so freaking good. And the entire bag has only 3 servings..that’s my kind of serving! And for only 120 calories a serving..it just keeps getting better and better
So these are my latest obsessions
What have you been loving lately?
Good Morning and happy WIAW
Breakfast: I’ve jumped back on the overnight oats bandwagon, and boy do I have a creation for you.
Choco-chia-berry overnight oats!
In this super duper chocolately bowl of goodness went
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond milk,
- 1/4 cup rolled oats,
- 1 tbsp chia seeds,
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder,
- 2 tbsp chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
- topped with a teaspoon of almond butter.
Mixed together, placed in the fridge overnight, and voila!
Wow that bowl was amazing. I mean who doesn’t want to feel like they are eating dessert for breakfast?
Note: during christmas season I definitely eat cookies for breakfast..
On a random note, Molly and I took another trip to Costco yesterday and bought a 2lb bag of spinach. It is MASSIVE..it pretty much takes up half our fridge.
After the costco trip I tried to make use of our excess produce by making a huge Salad Beast
In the mix: 2 cups mixed lettuce, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 bell pepper, grape tomatoes, broccoli, leftover spicy peanut chicken, cottage cheese, and mango peach salsa.
Yesterday’s bodyrock was a Fit test to see how much progress you have made from day 1. I forgot to record my fit test day 1, but at least I recorded yesterday’s right?
Here’s what I did
- Squat Jumps (44)
- Push Ups (20 regular, 12 girly push ups)
- Burpees (15)
- high knees (106)
- tuck jumps (20)
- switch lunges (32)
- straight abs (24)
All of these moves are completed for 50 seconds, and the numbers next to them were how many I completed in 50 seconds. I’m pretty sure these numbers are higher than the first time I tried this! Especially the push-ups!
Then I did the following exercises for 2 minutes straight. I went through the circuit twice for a total of 12 minutes..it took me a little longer than 12 minutes though because I took some rest time in between each exercise.
Push up + dip
Push ups w/ side leg
Chest Press (using my makeshift sandbag)
Green Monster time! In the mix: 1 frozen banana, 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 +1/2 cup spinach, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
I even got Molly to try this and she said it “wasn’t bad” aka she liked it and didn’t want to admit that she liked drinking a green smoothie:)
Last night was Mexican Night! ole ole ole
I made a “skillet mexican chicken” which I wasn’t sure was going to turn out that great but it ended up being delicious! I think I’m going to share the recipe with you later!
We also had homemade guac (courtesy of Molly) and chips and salsa
We did damage on these chips
We were both in a food baby coma after last nights meal..for some reason this always happens to us on Mexican night..maybe we should refrain from buying tortilla chips next time lol
Normally I get hungry again later at night, but I was SO full up until I went to bed
But overall it was a very delicious, and mostly healthy day of eats!
I hope everyone has a great hump day!
Question for ya!: What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently?
So you may or may not know that I have been doing the 30 day bodyrock challenge
Before I tell you my feelings so far, I’ll show you what the day 5 week 2 workout consisted of
The 600 Rep Challenge-The following exercises completed back to back
- 100 High Knee Skips-I used the Jump Rope
- 100 Lunge kicks (50 each leg) using the Pink Sandbag- I used a 12lb bar since I went to the gym to complete this workout
- 100 High Knee Skips
- 100 squats using the Pink Sandbag
- 100 High Knee Skips
- 25 Straight Abs
- 25 V Abs Left
- 25 V Abs Right
- 25 Bicycle Abs
This whole work out took me about 15 minutes to complete. I thought the 100 sqauts in a row would kill me the most, but it was actually the lunge kicks that were really challenging for me! They look a little like this
I did 50 on one side, and then 50 on the other side
And the final piece of the workout
Do as many Reps of each exercise in 3 minutes for 6 minutes total
Bicep Curls-My tally 112
Bent Over Row-My tally 98
For both of these I used 8lb dumbells
After completing 2 weeks of Bodyrock (I only missed one of the days) I am feeling really good! My biceps are SO sore from yesterdays 3 minute long bicep curls, but I love the soreness I feel from the work outs!
Here’s what I love about Bodyrock
- the how-to videos posted everyday of the work outs show modifications in case you don’t have certain equipment
- the workouts are short, yet very effective
- You can do all of the work outs at home with minimal equipment
- Hot boys at the gym will stare at you because they’re impressed that your kicking ass in the gym:)
I have done most of these workouts at home, but yesterday I went to the gym just to get out of the apartment
I really want the cliche “boy meets girl in a gym and they fall in love” to happen to me..I still have 2 1/2 more years..it is GOING to happen
Its hard for me to tell you if I’m noticing results so far because A. I don’t weigh myself in general and B. I didn’t take any measurements
But I’m FEELING a lot stronger already! And my clothes seem to be a wee bit looser
I have been eating clean most of the time, but I think I would be seeing more results if I didn’t come back to college..aka I didn’t come back to partying on the weekends..sorry I’m not sorry though because I love college:)
So no I don’t think I will end up looking like this at the end of the challenge
But that hasn’t been my point of completing this challenge
I decided to complete this challenge mainly because I was looking for a way to change up my workout routine. I love the “challenge” aspect of these work outs, and I feel like I haven’t pushed myself this much in a really long time
I’m thinking even after the challenge is over that I will continue to do Bodyrock workouts weekly, because they are super effective and can be completed in a short amount of time..which is going to be key once Spring semester starts!
Ever since starting these workouts, I have been seriously craving smoothies after I work out
Here was yesterday’s
In the mix: 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 frozen banana, 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries, 1 tsp peanut butter, 3/4 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1 cup almond milk
I actually ate this smoothie with a spoon because it was so thick..yum yum YUM
I have been also meaning to show you my make-shift sandbag I have been using for a lot of the bodyrock workouts
meet my carry on suitcase
Inside the suticase
About 20lbs worth of cook books, magazines, etc.
So instead of buying a sandbag for 100 doallrs, I made my own!
Today is a rest day, and tomorrow I will be starting week 3. I’ll do another full update once I’m done with the full challenge
Question for ya!: Have you ever completed any kind of work out challenge? Did you notice results?