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A Quick STUFTdate

A Quick STUFTdate

You know, like an update.
I don’t know why I try to be all cute early in the morning. It obviously doesn’t work well.
Today I’m blaming this guy sitting by me at 6 am.
I really should stop posting these unflattering morning photos also.
Which reminds me, I had the best broccoli slaw BBQ bake last night with polenta. I said I wasn’t going to post any roasted broccoli slaw pictures on here though for a couple days, so I posted it on my Facebook page and Twitter instead. You might want to check it out. He he.
I promise I have an amazing giveaway on the way, but with all that happened yesterday I didn’t get a chance to get my post together. This is all I have.
Here’s what happened yesterday.
STUFT Daddy, being the hero that he is, left work early to take Kitty to the vet. I know that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but my friends, Kitty and STUFT Daddy do not get along. The word “hate” has been used many times in our 71/2 years of marriage when referring to my sweet feline baby. I had 6 classes to teach at 3 different locations and finding subs to cover those is nearly impossible at the last minute. STUFT Daddy saved the day.
Kitty is still at the vet and not doing well. I’m trying to not think about it. Dealing with emotions well is not really my thing, I’m pretty good at blocking things out and running them off (literally). So it was actually a blessing that I had to teach all day and Andrew could take his “buddy” to the vet. I would’ve been a crying mess.
Not only did I make STUFT Daddy do that for me, but I also stopped at the store to buy a new workout outfit on my way home last night and got home at 9 pm rather than 7:15 pm. I’m such a winner. Poor Andrew, I don’t know how he puts up with me sometimes the majority of the time.
My excuse for “needing” a new outfit?
Let’s just say that I got an email that had the following in it:
“a one-on-one personal training session with Bob….”
Um yeah. I’m so excited.
Let me just say that if things are quiet here it’s because I’m trying to get my beauty sleep and be at my best for this. God help me if I’m not well rested and can’t impress “my boyfriend”.
All these videos we’re taping are for My Trainer Bob’s new fitness club. The official BobHarper.com launch is today.
Check it out.
I think I’m cool because I’m in this video.
I’ll be sure to fill you in with more details after the workout.
Besides needing to respond to many comments over the past couple of days, I also owe you a printable recipe of that pumpkin protein dough.
Yesterday I topped it with this amazing stuff.
Oh man, this Nuttzo stuff pretty much rocks my world and is great on the pumpkin dough. I’m sure it would be great in the STUFT Protein Cookie too.
Enough rambling already. Just in case you didn’t watch our Pumped Up Protein Dough video (although the boys really want you to watch it), here’s a printable recipe. This one uses PB2 in place of 1/2 of the protein powder because I prefer it that way. (Why yes, I have been eating it every single day for a week to help come to that decision.)
The original pumpkin pie flavored version is on the video.
The liquid sweetener I’ve been using as of late is this NuNaturals one I won from Sarena’s blog.
Here’s the calorie count for the exact version I made using unsweetened protein powder. This does not include any additional toppings.
(I used MyFitnessPal to calculate the nutritional facts.)
Okay. Here’s three Tuesday tips to leave you with.
1. Try roasting quinoa before cooking it.
My friend Perdita taught me this trick. I’ve been roasting it, cooking it in the rice cooker, and then freezing individual servings of it for quick meals/snacks.
2. Check out this week’s Tuesday Trainer Tabata workout. Lindsay put together a couple or great workouts to try. I submitted a video of some jumping lunges that STUFT Daddy taped for me yesterday. (Yeah, I made him do that too.)
3. Get a good night’s sleep. Never underestimate the importance of quality sleep and an amazing (like AMAZING) pillow.
And yes, this may be a hint as to the coolest giveaway ever I have in the works for my next post.
Have a good one. Hopefully by the time I write my next post Kitty will be home safe and sounds and ready to cuddle (with STUFT Daddy of course).
There’s still time to enter the Bare Fruit Giveaway.
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  1. 1

    Oh wow – the one-on-one session really came through?! That is so cool – you’re one lucky mama!! I hope you are planning to recruit someone to take some photos to share with us. 🙂

    And if I say I want to win the pillow now, does that double my chances? 😉

  2. 2

    I hope kitty is ok. We are taking one of our furbabies to get his eyes (cataracts) fixed on Friday and I’m such a nervous wreck already. And I still just think it’s so darn cool that you’re training with Bob.

  3. 3

    i hope kitty gets better really soon! 🙁 on a lighter note, i’m making that protein pumpkin cookie dough TODAY! can’t wait for it!

  4. 4
    Anne Benitez says:

    Kristin! Congrats on the one-on-one with Bob! That is sooo cool and you will be AMAZING! I am sure you found the cutest work out outfit ever and you will knock his socks off with your perfectly fit body! Can’t wait to hear all about it!
    I was just thinking of you because I am feeding MJ a Cranbran Vitatop! She loves them! 🙂
    Here is the info for the kids band Hullabaloo that I was telling you about…your boys will love the fun music and dancing! All of the kids jump and dance around with colorful scarves and maracas, it’s the cutest thing to watch! Here is the web site for Hullabaloo and you can check out the calander section to see if there are any shows in your area and time frame that work for you.


    • 4.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Hi Anne! Thanks for the information about the band. Hope it was fun yesterday. 🙂 Oh yeah, those cranbran vitatops rocks. I forgot about those ones. 🙂 Um, and can I just say you might be the cutest pregnant person ever! 🙂

  5. 5
    Brandy says:

    I am sorry that Kitty is so sick! Prayers for a quick recovery. And congrats on your one-on-one “date”! That is so exciting.

  6. 6
    Brandi says:

    That is such a good idea about the quinoa!! Pumpkin/protein….my favorite things. 🙂

  7. 7
    Bonnie says:

    SO, so cool Kristin! Wow…a one-on-one with B. Harp! Love it. Definitely something to look forward to. 😀 I’m sorry to hear about Stuft Kitty…we haven’t had many pets but I know how they do become like members of the family. Hope you can balance everything right now and find ways to deal with the emotions too – that can be tough. 🙁 You are beautiful, by the way, even at 6 am – natural and glowing even in the early hours. And let’s hear it for husbands who love us well – I am grateful for mine who does the same when I go a little nuts on him. 😉 You are loved! Live in that truth today friend. 🙂

    • 7.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Oh Bonnie- I miss you and your wise thoughts. 🙂 I’ve never bene one to be able to deal with emotions well. Maybe some day. Yes, let’s hear it for husbands. Especially yours who is a super hero! 🙂

  8. 8

    Congrats on the one-on-one workout! So exciting – totally calls for a new outfit! I can’t wait to try that recipe.. I finally ordered PB2. Can’t wait to get it!

  9. 9

    I hope Stuft Kitty is doing better. It’s hard when our Fur (and non-fur) Babies aren’t doing well. Sending good thoughts your way!

    Congrats on the one on one session with your boyfriend! Did you only buy one outfit? I would have never been able to chose just one!

    • 9.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Angela- Did you see in my last post that you won the jar of SunButter? Email me your address and I can send your coupon! 🙂
      Two shirts, one pair of pants .:)

  10. 10

    Oh what a sweet husband!!! Hope kitty gets feeling better soon. I totally understand the tough emotions that come with a sick pet… Mine are like my kids! Can’t wait to hear more about the pillow… And if it’s a giveaway of one I’m pumped. This girls needs all the cushion she can get in bed!

  11. 11
    Jamie in Arkansas says:

    How long and at what temp to roast quinoa?? I wanna try this!!!! Thanks!

  12. 12
    lindsay says:

    Oh yes, hello nutzzo lovin! those are the goods. And i love the morning pics, soo beautiful, i really mean that.

    and go kiss your hubby, he’s a sweety.

  13. 13

    Everyone has one of those pillows…I’m jealous. 🙁
    And you’re gonna ROCK training with Mr. Bob. Again, I’m jealous. 🙁
    But I love you! 🙂

  14. 14

    I really want one of those pillows! Looks so comfy!

    And you know – it’s not nice to hijack someone’s email. That email about working for Bob was from my account wasn’t it? Don’t you lie! 😉

  15. 15
    Kris says:

    sending love to YOU, sending healing energy to Kitty – hope he is 100% again soon XXO

    • 15.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Kris….. I MISS you!!! How are you lady? I’ve been needing my daily fix of your beautiful pictures and yummy recipes. 🙂 Thanks for the healing energy for Kitty. He needs it.

  16. 16
    Melissa says:

    Ok, sending little kitty prayers all over for you! And of course you need a new outfit! You’re pretty much a celebrity and do celebrities get photographed in the same thing twice? No. No they do not.

    I’m still hooked on the first cookie dough cookie with the chocolate, but if I ever get sick of it, I’ll be sure to move on to this deliciousness.

  17. 17

    Nice tip on the quinoa! Sounds perfect to toast it up and I need to be better about freezing some too!

    OH MY GOSH!!! Free session with Bob! Take me with you!!! I can’t wait to hear about it!

    As for kitty, keep your chin up. I am thinking about the little guy and hope all is getting better. Hugs to you friend!

  18. 18

    Poor Kitty!!! I know how tough that is… please keep me posted. Lots of good Kitty vibes your way. *hugs*

  19. 19

    Oh my poor Flat Kitty. I’ve got my cardboard Kitty in solidarity.
    One on one training??! Heck yes woman! Maybe you’ll end up in a DVD one day! I’m SO pumped for you it’s insane.
    I’ve always wanted to try that NuttZzo…I like that the jar is upside down 🙂

    • 19.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      The Nuttzo jar being all cute and upside down is almost worth the extra $4 it costs compared to regular PB. ha! I wish I had some special socks for tomorrow. 🙂

  20. 20

    Congrats on the one-on-one workout! That is really exciting!!
    I have to make that pumped up protein pumpkin cookie dough. It looks soo so so good!

  21. 21

    what does roasting the quinoa first do? I cook it all the time but have never roasted it first. Crunchier? nuttier?

  22. 22
    Liz says:

    First, I hope Kitty is feeling better! He needs to come home so he can help you whip up some more yummy recipes! Second, I hope you found an adorable (on sale?) outfit at Lulu to wear on your workou date tomorrow! Keep us posted 🙂

  23. 23
    Lisa says:

    Oh no, I’m so sorry about kitty 🙁 I hope he comes through and gets much better!!! I just lost my cat, so I know what its like not fun. I’m sending you positive vibes for good news <3 !! I also think you are PRETTY cool for getting that one on one with Bob!!! Congratulations! Also tried pumpkin protein dough and it is THE BEST!!! so good!! 🙂 Keep us posted on kitty!

  24. 24
    Sherry says:

    Good luck with your one-on-one session with your boyfriend, that’s awesome! I am going to make this cookie dough tonight, can’t wait to try it!

  25. 25
    Sara says:

    Poor Kitty! I will keep him (and you) in my thoughts and prayers. Sick pets are not good! So sad.

  26. 26
    jennifer says:

    I don’t know how I missed this post yesterday?? I am so excited for you! Have fun today! Did this new outfit come from Lululemon?? And dont forget this inserts! Haha! I can’t wait to year all about it and see pictures.


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