Oh Cliff notes. I don’t know how I survived without those things in college. I don’t think I ever really read the full edition of any Shakespeare plays. Oopsies. Look where it got me.
So I didn’t have time to post this morning. I thought it would be best to make it to an early morning spin class I was subbing on time for a change. First good decision I’ve made in awhile. Ha.
Trying to write a blog post during my limited afternoon “office hours” might not be one.
And…. attempting to “clean” my crazy messy office this morning by throwing everything in a box (a trick I learned last year from my friend Erin) was not the best idea either. I now have 4 boxes I need to go through. That’s right, I average a new box of all my piles about every month or so.
Conveniently I had an almost empty jar of Naturally More in the fridge that was calling my name.
Yesterday I did a little goo experiment in honor of the Chike protein iced coffee giveaway (there’s still time to enter by the way- click here). Instead of my GNC protein goo, I decided to use a pack of the iced coffee protein powder in the goo.
Hmm…. let’s just say that the iced coffee protein drink is much better mixed with milk or water even though this following picture makes it look amazing next to Kitty’s butt in a Flatout cinnamon crisp bowl.
Ha ha. You’re welcome. I did make myself eat the whole thing because I didn’t want to waste the protein powder packet or the pumpkin though. The espresso benefit was worth it in the end.
Taught a couple classes yesterday (BOSU and boot camp) and then sported my Mizuno Nirvanas for a 4.5 mile double stroller run last night.
These guys got a guided tour of nearby basketball hoops complete with beverage service thanks to our Honest Tea supply.
Halfway through the run Joaquin turned and looked back at me and said these exact words, “I’m happy Mom.” Love that guy.
He must have been trying to get back on my good side after the morning “fun”.
That was at 7 am. It’s totally okay to be jealous.
We even have a new bat he’s been doing some damage with.
Goodness help me if I find it in the toy bin later today. Again, it’s totally okay to be jealous.
We were out of the house early this morning so breakfast was on the go.
I had a little smoothie with instant espresso, dark cocoa powder, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup egg whites (yeah, that’s right, egg whites), 1/2 frozen banana and some ice with a whole wheat bagel thin and some SunButter.
Gosh my pictures are just stellar today, aren’t they?
The boys had these Trader Joe’s frozen pancakes.
Today I taught spin. I thought I’d show you my cool Reebok socks.
Then changed my shoes and got on the treadmill for a short jog and got ready for the biggest part of the workout. Costco.
Oh oops, not without an emergency Starbucks stop though.
Plain soy latte today. No sweeteners. Thank you thank you. Baby steps friends. It was pretty good. I should’ve gotten an extra shot though. Next time.
Costco highlights. Don’t be fooled, they LOVE Costco.
I posted our favorite finds on instagram, but here you go.
Refrigerated Rotisserie Chicken
I used to buy this rotisserie chicken all the time. I freeze it in individual servings for an easy protein addition to meals. My original post on it that is here (warning- it is an old post). I’m so glad this chicken is back though.
Okay really quickly before I go.
Last night I was in the mood for Chinese roasted vegetables. Instead of my usual roasted brussel sprouts flavorings, I sprayed a little Bragg’s liquid aminos on a butt load of veggies.
(Don’t mind the tag. I’ll give you three guesses who’s responsible for that.)
Then I made two different sauces. The first one was a mix of these two things.
Sriracha, PB2 and a little water. (I can’t take credit for the combo, someone told me to do it a really long time ago.)
The second sauce was STUFT Daddy’s standard one he makes.
Soy sauce and chili garlic sauce.
It was all followed by a few dessert “layers”.
plus a modified version of Tina’s microwavable cookie. (I subbed in brown sugar for the honey and 1/2 Naturally More and Better N Peanut Butter for the nut butter. I’m feeling a STUFT version of this bad boy may be in the works shortly.)
then I topped everything off with some almond coconut ice cream.
Send me your email Ashley and I’ll forward it along. I’m so excited for you to design your “Running for Fro-Yo shirt.”
The Chike protein iced coffee giveaway winner will be announced tomorrow! There’s still time to enter.
Okay, gotta get to at least one of these boxes tonight. Fun stuff.
Any favorite new Costco finds?
(Side note- How annoying is it when you find something at Costco you love and then they stop carrying it? I’m not okay with that.)
Homemade sauce combination you want to share?