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Calling All Snackers

Morning!

It is such a nice day out today. A nice break from the cold and blah weather we have had… from the sounds of it, most everywhere has a little bit of blah weather right now though!

For breakfast I am enjoying some oats with bananas and frozen strawberries as usual…and listening to some Jack Johnson on Pandora.

I was happy to hear in your comments from yesterday that a lot of you agreed dress pants are much more comfortable to wear sitting at a desk all day! I definitely agree jeans can be a little constrictive.

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Yesterday I spilt half my coffee in the morning (surprisingly not on me… luck!) and I was feeling a little chilly in the office so I took a mid morning break to head around the corner to Starbucks.

coffee

Much mo’ better.

And with that, I ended up taking a little bit of a late lunch. I enjoyed a re-creation (to-go version!) of my veggie and chicken sausage mix from a dinner last week.

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I realize that does not look very appetizing, but I assure you it was delish.

And after work I managed to venture off to training.

Let me tell you, last night’s mix kicked my ass! We had 2 new people in our group at 6:30 and I heard one of the 5:30 people talking to someone else in private (yeah I was eavesdropping) and say “oh man, today is going to be a really rough first day for those people!”

Some moves included: A jumping lunge using some stability bars to push ourself up, balance boards, undercuts using resistance bands, halos using a kettle bell, pull ups with TRX straps, overhead dumbbell press with a leg lift, planks, squats with holding a medicine ball (arms extended), and a lovely push up using the stability ball.

pushupThat stability ball moves killed me. It is hard. I would do a couple of push ups and then wouldn’t be able to do anymore so ended up just holding the position like the above picture. It was a good one nonetheless. My trainer did note that he can tell my upper body is getting stronger because I do a lot better with push ups, pull ups, etc now. And I do feel stronger, though I can still tell that my arms feel a little weak, especially with moves involving lifting over my head.

As soon as I arrived home, Torrance said he was starving. I knew I wanted to make something simple – so steak and shrimp tacos it was!

In the mix:

  • Lowfat Chobani in place of sour cream,
  • shrimp and  little steak
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • shredded cheese
  • Newman’s own salsa

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And you better bet I had two of these bad boys (girls? I don’t know).

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Lets talk about snacks real quick – I need some more snack ideas! I usually eat a snack between meals and per my trainer, he says I eat lunch and dinner too far apart and probably need 2 snacks in between them.

I always end up eating the same snacks over and over:

  • Pita chips and humus
  • apple sauce
  • fruit (usually banana, orange, grapes, or frozen strawberries)
  • wheat thins and nut butter
  • yogurt

I wish I could eat more fruits and raw veggie or nuts (Im a little limited due to food allergies), I feel like it would make my snacking much easier! I would kill for an apple and peanut butter, or to be able to munch on baby carrots! But since I cant I am trying to be creative… So I need ideas from you!

PS – Kona is upset she hasn’t made an appearance on the blog for a while so she wanted to say hello.

dog

She loves that damn stuffed dog… she carries it around like it is her own baby puppy and licks it nonstop. And when I take it away from her she barks at me. Turd.

Okay ciao for now!

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  • Okay share your favorite snacks and munchies with me!
  • What type of simple gym equipment, if any, do you implement into your workouts (stability ball, resistance bands, straps, etc)? 
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  1. i feel like i’m more of a snacker then anything else amusingly enough (its probably why some of my meals do seem small, bc i’m always snacking)

    i do eat alot of fruit as a snack…but other things include WASA crackers with a wedge of laughing cow cheese, a stick of string cheese, popcorn, frozen fruit bars, small portion of nuts, granola bars, specialty bars like luna, larabars, cliff bars, dry cereal, square of dark chocolate…ahh yeah, i’m a total snacker ;)

    i need to really incorporate more of the simple gym equipment into my workouts :( the bosu balance ball is probably my favorite that i havent used for a while!

    January 17, 2012
  2. my favorite snacks are greek yogurt smoothies and carrots and hummus! I also love cottage cheese mixed with cucumber and grape tomatoes and a little salt and pepper!

    January 17, 2012
    • OO cottage cheese is something I havent had in a LONG time… i may need to bring that back into my life

      January 17, 2012
  3. I’m actually not a huge snacker (though I’m trying to snack more), and I usually end up eating what you already put down. That workout sounds awesome though. I love going to this TRX boot camp because we do a ton of stuff on the TRX, but we incorporate a lot of the other equipment that you used.

    January 17, 2012
    • are you liking the TRX training? Ive never used them until I started this training program and they are surprisingly good and I find the moves that we use them for tend to be some of the more difficult ones for me!

      January 17, 2012
  4. I love smoothies as a snack!!! So refreshing. Otherwise I’ll just go for leftovers. If I’m dying after the gym, I shove a few pretzels in while I’m making dinner!! Sometimes I eat little baggies of dry cereal.

    January 17, 2012
  5. Granola bars, hummus, protein bars, pretzels, yogurt. All kind of original, but they are my go-to snacks!

    January 17, 2012
  6. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance #

    GIRL! Push ups on stability balls are INTENSE. I still have yet to be able to do a handful of them consistently.. They are no joke! You should be so proud of the progress you’re making!

    January 17, 2012
  7. Vitatops – they are FANTASTIC!

    January 17, 2012
  8. 1) I LOVE Jack Johnson! His music always makes me happy!

    2) Kona is adorable–lovelovelove!

    3) I think your dinner looks yummmy!

    4) My favorite snacks right now are kettle corn, popcorn in general, apples with almond butter, or pears.

    January 17, 2012

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