Saturday Things

Hey friends! How’s it going?

Workout

This morning, I was so indecisive about what to do. I found out last night, that my 5k I’ve been training for, was moved to MAY 18!

I was so mad. I don’t even know when it changed. But it did. Aggravating.

So, instead of run 10 miles this morning, I decided to get in some weightlifting and HIIT cardio because I haven’t done that all week D:

  • WARMUP-10 minutes
  • Superset Arm Workout (Biceps, triceps)
    • First superset: 10 Barbell curls, 10 barbell skull crushers—4 rounds
    • Second superset: 10 barbell preacher curls, tricep dips till failure—4 rounds
  • HIIT routine—3 rounds instead of 6 rounds

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This was post workout!

Breakfast

My camera has been charging all day because its been dead, so I’ve been relying on my phone+instagram. EEK!

Hope you don’t mind Smile

2 cage free eggs, 2 kashi blueberry waffles, and a little organic butter went on top of those. Smile Had to!

Then I went…

…to JcPenney. (If I didn’t spell it right, that’s because I have never known how to spell the name of the store right.) (Sad story)

If you haven’t been there in the last couple of weeks, you NEED to go. I love how they have changed everyyyyything! They have tons of new designers, purses, clothes, etc. If I had about $300 to go spend in there, I could have gotten a TON! They aren’t too pricy with their stuff as well. Things went down a little in prices. Which is good! I’m thinking about working there so I can get discounts…teeheeSmile

Welllllllllllllll

The reason I went there was to use my $25 giftcard to grab me some sort of jacket or sweater to put over my lacy white dress for tomorrow. I was thinking pink, but once I saw this mint green jean jacket…I HAD TO GO MINTY!

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It goes so well with everything I am wearing tomorrow. Be on the lookout for an Easter post!

Lunch

I came home STARVINGGGG; that workout kicked my butt this morning by the way.

I fixed a chocolate, spinach, strawberry protein smoothie and I fell in love with it. If it wouldn’t have made me so full and if I could eat unlimited calories, I would have totally made me another one of these!

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And please excuse my nails. I gotta repaint them tonight!

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Okay, I have to say something about how I feel about Easter.

Easter isn’t about bunnies and eggs to me. I could care less. Yeah, I guess its fun when you’re 3 or 4. But to me, Easter is called Resurrection Sunday. It’s about my savior, Jesus Christ. It’s about him dying for us and our sins then resurrecting. He’s pretty awesome to me and I love him so much.

Here’s a few fave quotes and pics I found on Pinterest Smile

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god gave me you

Happy Easter everyone!

P.S. Look out for a post tomorrow afternoon about my food, clothes, and how my easter went!


Questions:

  • What does Easter mean to you?
  • Are you wearing anything Eastery-ish tomorrow?
  • Did you workout this morning?

Friday Faves!

It’s been a confusing and crazy week for me…but I MADE IT!

Hellooooooo, Friday! How you doin’?

Okay, maybe I shouldn’t be talking to something abstract.

Let’s move one.

Last Night’s Workout

I ran! 6 miles total but only logged 5 miles on my watch.

      • 1 mile warm up
      • 6X800m repeats (with jogs in b/w that added up to 1 mile-ish)
      • 1 mile cool down
      • A couple of fast sprints
      • Stretching

 

It was a good run, except the times my foot hurt. I’m starting to log more miles, so my feet hurt from all the work that is being put on my foot. Anddddd I definitely need new shoes. I wouldn’t mind the same ones I have now. Nike Lunar Glide 4 is a great light stability and for distance running. Just sayin’.

Dinner

Just gonna do a quick picture here

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Organic grass fed meat, sauteed spinach, a little whole wheat spaghetti and tomato sauce. Perfect. And I might have had another slice of meat. IT WAS SO GOOD Smile

Breakfast

Over night soaked oats with chia seeds and some other stuff (yes, there are some cheerios in there. I needed a crunch and ran out of granola). And some green tea Smile

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FRIDAY FAVES!!!!

1) Whole Foods’ 365 Almond Milk (Vanilla, unsweetened)

For some reason, it tastes realllllllly good to me. I like it more than the Almond Breeze brand. Something about the taste, its just better to me.

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2) Chia Seeds!!!

I just bought some of these while I was visiting the Dekalb Farmer’s Market over Spring Break. These were so, so cheap. I never get the ones at the stores because its so expensive for so little of an amount! So, this is the first time I’ve tried Chia seeds and I’m definitely a fan!

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3) Chickpeas!

These things can pretty much go with ANYTHING! You can even eat them like popcorn. And they’re so good for you! If you haven’t tried Chickpeas (Garbonzo beans), then you totally need to!

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4) One serving English Muffins

Lori and Michelle are like super foodie geniuses, I mean check out this english muffin recipe. It is so easy and I personally, just love IT! I still want to experiment with it, but the taste is yummay! (That is their picture, not mine! I can’t get mine to look that perfect!)

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5) Streets and Alleys—The game!

Have you ever played this game? EXPLANATION: There is a cop, a burglar and lots of people. The people are standing in rows like in the picture below. Someone will say “streets”, everyone gets in to streets position. Thee burglar must get away from the cop. But when someone yells “alleys”, everyone turns into alleys and the burglar is stuck in that alley. I played it yesterday in theatre, and I got stuck in the alley and screamed realllllly loud because the guy playing the cop was like right beside me and “caught” me. It’s just one of those games that make everything seem terrifying. I don’t know.

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6) Raisins

I never (maybe like twice a year) eat raisins…ever. So, when I got some the other day to make that granola, I have discovered my LOVE  for them. They are so good! They remind me of mini fried dates.

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7) My dad sending me this picture of a chickadee this morning ❤

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8) Putting powdered stevia in popcorn.

It makes it taste like kettle corn…but its not. Tricky, tricky Winking smile

9) Drinking green tea in place of coffee

Green tea in the morning makes me feel tens time better! I hate the idea of having coffee in control. I want to be in control. No headaches, no drowsiness. I feel better.

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10) Revlon Brown Colorstay Eyeliner

I usually use black/brown but I’ve been using plain brown and I actually like it way more than the black/brown.

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Okay, that’s all my faves for today!

Just got back from a visit with my grandmom and her yorkie, Tanner Smile

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XOXO Audrey

Have a healthy and happy weekend!


Questions:

  • Do you have a dog? What kind is it?
  • What are some of your FAVE things right now?
  • Do you like Chia seeds?

Health Nut Thursday

So, today is the first Health Nut Thursday.

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Let’s talk health.

This week, I’ve learned:

  • I eat better when I have 5-6, 100-200 calorie meals…some 300 calories, but you get what I’m saying.
  • I have more energy
  • I don’t cheat hardly at all (maybe a couple extra crackers or an extra piece of fruit)
  • I feel clean (Clean food=clean body)
  • And I’m actually feeling pretty great

Breakfast

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Yogurt bowl! Plain non-fat Greek yogurt with a little bit of the leftover quinoa protein granola and half of a banana.

You can also see my recipe for Quinoa Protein Granola right here

For a snack today, I had a whole bunch of washed baby tomatoes

Lunch

A wrap with hummus, spinach, and lots of turkey and carrots on the side!

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Last Night’s Workout

Last night, I ran 5 miles!

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(These are definitely instagram pictures, sorry)

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The warm up mile was great…then I got to mile 2 and I felt awful!!! Everything decided to hurt; my shoulder, side, leg, shoulder again, etc. I was trying to relax and breath right but it was hard and I had to stop about 3 times during mile 2. Finally it went away and the rest of the run was good…except the couple of long hills that made my leggies BURN, baby BURN!

So I’m about 3 minutes off my usual 5 mile run Sad smile

Due to hills and stopping. Ugh.

Tonight, I’m off to do speed work again…I’m thinking 6X800m repeats but…we shall see! We shall see!

And hoping for a lean, clean and green dinner! Grass fed meat and sautéed spinach sounds pretty good right now.

XOXO Audrey


Questions:

  • What are you planning for dinner?
  • Are you participating in Health Nut Thursday?