Thursday Thoughts

Hi guys!

Another week is winding down here! How has yours been? Mine has been nice! :)

I am here today with some thoughts that have been going through my mind lately, feel free to add some of your own in the comments section!

I want today to be like a coffee talk among friends, lets get the dialogue rolling!

1. How am I leaving for my Vegas vacation 1 week from today? I have so much to do and so little time! I need to make a packing list ASAP! Do any of you do that? I plan a rough idea of my outfits and accessories that I will wear while on vacation to keep the over packing at bay! :)

2. I miss the gym. I did a drop in body pump class Monday night and modified it to what I could do in terms of my recovery from surgery. I was able to do the majority of the workout but I had to switch a lot up from the lunge track. It worked either way and the instructor didn’t mind! I am planning on joining a gym with only classes in early May. With the nice weather approaching, I am seeing a lot of walks and fitness DVD’s in my future. I don’t need to go back to belonging to 2 gyms!

3. I cannot believe Easter is this weekend! I have a fun idea for a new dessert recipe I am making! Get ready to see it Tuesday! :)

4. Do you guys have any suggestions for protecting my scar on my foot? I don’t want it to burn in Vegas but I also don’t want to wear a mega band aid the entire time.

5. I am contemplating buying St. Tropez self tanner for a wedding in May. Have you ever tried it? Should I save money and just get a spray tan?

6. I really want to try to curl my hair more. It is kind of short right now so I need to practice and get creative with the length it currently is! I can only ever get one side to do what I want! HA! :)

What are you thinking about today?

Superset workout!

Hi guys, as many of you know I love working out on my lunch break! It breaks up the day, the gym is free, and it encourages me to get in an efficient workout!

I designed his workout with quality over quantity in mind last week. It incorporates ab work as well as your legs! Plus, you can finish it in 20 minutes! I started this with 20 minutes of cardio on the bike but you could go for a short run or even do the elliptical!

Superset lower body and abs workout!

Alternate 3 sets of ten of each workout:

  • Squats/stability ball crunches
  • Dead lifts/ reverse crunches
  • Sumo squats/bicycle crunches
  • Bridges/ v-sits
  • 1 minute wall sit
  • 1 minute plank
  • Standing crunches
  • Alternating side leg raises

I hope you guys like this workout! It left me sore! That’s the best feeling!

I missed getting quality workouts like this in during the day! The endorphins are invigorating!

{Tasty Tuesday} Healthified Pizza Rolls!

Hello there! Happy Tasty Tuesday!

Today I am coming at ya with a delicious twist on a not so healthy snack food! If you are like me and adore appetizers, I mean hello nachos….. I have a great idea for you!

This weekend I ate a ton of pizza. I mean we are talking Friday night and Saturday day and night! I was a pizza machine! That is what girl’s trips are for, right? Nope? Just me? Oh well!
I love pizza as much as the next gal, but sometimes I want the taste without all of the calories! Remember those pizza roll ups you ate as a kid? Just pop out of the freezer and bake, easy as pie! They were delicious but so not worth the calories! That is why I decided to whip up an alternative for less than 200 calories!! This is full of real food and is so much better for you than the frozen alternative without sacrificing fun or taste!

Serves one

Ingredients:

2 Trader Joe’s low carb whole wheat tortillas

2 ounces shredded lite mozzarella cheese

Dash of red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning

Optional add ins: Pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, onions, Canadian bacon(OMG)

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Directions:

Cover tortilla with half of the shredded cheese and seasonings. Spray a skillet with nonstick spray and place your tortilla into the pan.

Cover with a lid to melt the cheese. Once all the cheese is melted remove from heat and roll up to stick the tortilla in the roll shape. Repeat on the other tortilla!photo 2 (33)

To eat, simply dip in your favorite pizza or marinara sauce!

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These make for a super easy weekday lunch or fun appetizer on a Friday night!

 

I hope you all enjoy this healthified version of a classic party favorite!

Weekly meal plan!

Hi friends! How was your weekend? I had such a great time celebrating the bride to be! I hope she had a fun weekend! She is such a good friend and she deserves it!

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I meal planned yesterday in the drive home and I have a lot on hand so this week’s meal plan came together in no time!

Monday:
B: banana roll up
L: pasta bowl
D: spaghetti

Tuesday:
B: banana roll up
L: veggie burger
D: baked chicken

Wednesday:
B: breakfast scramble
L: veggie burger
D: subway

Thursday:
B: breakfast scramble
L: pizza roll ups
D:risotto and chicken

Friday:
B: oatmeal
L:pizza roll ups
D: girls night dinner

When I got home last night, I was able to spend some nice quality time with Mike. We prepped food, caught up, and made some Easter eggs! How fun are these!?

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I felt like a kid again! :)

Have a happy Monday!!!

Happy Friday!

Hi guys!

I am just popping in quick today to say happy Friday and have a great weekend!!

Last night was so fun! It was my little brother’s 21st birthday… I feel so old!!!

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We had such a glad celebrating his new transition into being an adult and have lots of fun memories from the night!

This weekend I am off to Atlantic City, New Jersey for my friend’s bachelorette weekend! It’s going to be a fun one for sure!!!

I’ll be back Monday and back to my regular schedule next week after all of this fun winds down! Hope you all have a fabulous day!!!!!

What I ate Wednesday!

It’s Wednesday! Time for the weekly edition of my WIAW action!! While I’ve been slowly getting back into my exercise routine I’ve been sure to track my calories and keep an eye on my macros to be sure I maintain my weight! I’ve been doing really well so far too!

Below are my meals from yesterday! While they may look carb heavy, they actually are not! I subbed Carba nada noodles in my lunch to add in more protein, I only had eggs and a banana in my breakfast scramble, and I added a lot of vegetables into my dinner!

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Breakfast was my recent favorite breakfast scramble doused in melty peanut butter! This is so easy and so delicious!

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Lunch came together in a flash thanks to leftover shredded chicken from my crockpot dinner Monday night! I added Carba nada noodles, marinara, and lite shredded mozzarella. This sure was good! Tasted like deconstructed chicken Parmesan!!

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Finally, my last meal of the day was an oldie but goodie! Confetti macaroni with Annie’s Mac and cheese with lots of veggies added in! This one just makes me happy!

I’m super random.

Hey hey! How’s your day going?

Sparky wanted me to tell you all hello!

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He was just a little sleepy this morning!

I had such a good day yesterday, how about you? It was busy and rainy but on days like that I like to count my blessings! It’s way more fun that way! I continued my good day into the evening. I had a really nice dinner catching up with my family over salsa chicken in the crockpot. (So easy! Just add salsa, chicken breasts, corn, beans, etc. into your crockpot on low and let it cook while you’re at work! When you come home dinner is ready and you can serve it with brown rice like we did!)

I forgot to take a picture because I was ravenous to eat but take my word for it…deeeeelish!

I was able to get in another great workout at lunch yesterday! 25 minutes on the bike followed by a lower body workout. I combined moves from barre as well as lots of squats, sumo squats, wall sits, and more!! I’m so glad I’m back in the game. Endorphins make you happy! Name that movie!

Last night after dinner I moved a ton of my “winter” clothes out of my closet so I could access more springy things! FINALLY! See ya sweater weather! It looks like spring is here to stay! I also did some serious reading….

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