Shaking Things Up and Some Sharing

 

Workout:

5 mile treadmill run at the gym in my new Elixir 8s- 1 mile warm-up, 3 miles at 6:40 pace with a minute rest in between, 1 mile cool down

Taught 45 minute BOSU class after a shoe change into my Reebok Real Flex shoes 

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The boys and I also did a little 15 minute resistance band workout in the family room with a couple of exercises. Super old post and video, but some of the moves we did are here: Top Six Upper Body Resistance Band Moves.

 

Some random eats from the day just because I found myself taking pictures. Gee, that’s weird.

Breakfast was a savory breakfast STUFTwich just like the one I had over the weekend with turkey bacon and a grain free microwave English muffin.

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Oh and hey, look at that, while I burned some kabocha squash, I also managed to burn the boys’ grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.

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Mother of the year. Don’t even try to compete with me. Ha.

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They ended up splitting a sandwich with the two good halves that I salvaged. Thank goodness we like to share around here.

My big roasted kabocha squash bowl got a little extra something something with the addition of some pomegranate arils (from Costco, ready to eat).

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I tried to get the boys to drink some Buzz Lightyear juice to help wash down their gourmet sandwich while the selfish mama that I am treated myself to one of these.

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Oh heck yes, three days in a row with this little cake batter protein shake.

I guess it’s time to give you the recipe really quick.

Basically, I prepare the ice cube trays just like I do for creamy dreamy ice cream. Instead of adding more almond milk when blending I add anywhere from 1/2 -1 cup of GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ – Vanilla Bean.

Yep, the same stuff I’ve been using in my vanilla protein latte drinks.

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So since I made it again yesterday for the third day in a row and I’m fairly certain I’ll be making it again today, here you go.

 

 

Holy smokes, seriously, it came out so thick and creamy and delicious. It’s like a cake batter version of a Wendy’s Frosty, only it tastes even better, has way less calories and even has some good for you protein.

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Um, yeah.

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It’s my new favorite.

You can vary the amount of the protein shake you add in depending on if you want to sip it like a shake

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or eat it like protein ice cream.

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It all depends on the day (or night), you know?

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Okay, here are a couple super cool things worth sharing before I go.

There’s this new thing I learned about recently called a Milestone Pod that tracks your mileage on your pair of shoes. As someone who never keeps track, I really want to get my hands on one of these.

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You can get all the info on these gadgets, the campaign and the other cool features they have here.

 

There’s also a great deal going on right now with my favorite sock company, Pro Compression, and their calf sleeves.

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Yeah, 44% off any of the sleeves with the code GB300. Freaking awesome!

 

And….. you can still get 20% off any of Dr. Jason (the coolest coach ever) Karp’s, customized running training plans. He can put a plan together for any distance race or any running level. He knows his stuff. Click here for more details or just email him at

jason@runcoachjason.com

and let him know you’re STUFT Mama’s friend.

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Time to get a move on.

Well, actually a little spin class on. He he.

 

Happy Wednesday!

 

Do you still eat ice cream/shakes even when it’s cold outside?

Do you prefer compression socks or sleeves?

Do you keep track of mileage on your running shoes?

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Comments

  1. 1
    Karen says:

    If I were to purchase regular compression socks to wear to work and I have never purchased them and don’t know what to look for, what do I get?

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    man, i gotta say, that shake looks to die for! i still love cold food even when it’s cold outside… it’s currently in 16 out here in baltimore, and i had a smoothie last night for part of my dinner! :)

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    Becky Przy says:

    At least you make your kids lunches instead of giving them McDonalds every day!

    Yes, I eat smoothies/ice cream even when its cold out. It was -20 yesterday and I drank a ice cold smoothie on the way to work.

    I am horrible at tracking mileage on my shoes. I usually just look at the bottom to see how worn they are.

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    is it just me or does a new pair of workout shoes just make you excited to work out? in the funk i’m in though (with exercising), i’d need a new pair everyday of the week!

    and that ice cream looks good enough to eat for breakfast…even in the winter!!!

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    That cake batter protein shake sounds great! And ya. I totally defy the weather with my eats. We have a wind chill of -2 degrees right now and I could definitely go for some banana ice cream :D

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    Lindsay says:

    I am not opposed to ice cream in the cold weather. It’s good always! I definitely keep track of the miles on my shoes. I always write the date I bought them in permanent marker on the side of the heel of the shoe. That way, if I lose track of my miles or forget to add them up, I at least know when I got them and can estimate.

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    I was just telling Tony that I need to be better about keeping track of my mileage. I do a weekly tally in my head, but then not so much after that. I love my compression socks, but I need to get me some sleeves. Tony prefers the sleeves and now I want to try them. Have a great Wednesday my friend!

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    Stephanie says:

    I seriously just licked my screen. Oh my goodness I could dive into a pool of that shake and drink my way out…shamelessly.

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    I buy the ready-to-eat pomegranate arils from Costco too and I have been obsessed with them lately. yum!

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    I watched your video for making the healthy ice cream–I can’t wait to try it! :)

    I’m tempted to buy the compression sleeves. Are yours still holding up? I’m a big fan of the ones I have, but they are expensive! It would be nice to take advantage of this deal if you think they’re really good quality, and would last (that’s key!).

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    I don’t have ice cream and smoothies quite as much during the winter months, but lately I’ve been craving dairy like it’s nobody’s business so smoothies have been a regular thing around here these days. ;) Your protein smoothie sounds amazing!!

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    Kim says:

    At the risk of sounding like a crazy stalker – I wish we lived in the same place so I could take your classes at the gym!!! Love BOSU class!!!

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    morgan says:

    I’m an every nighter on the ice cream! I always justify it by saying A) I need to get good daily use of the spendy Vitamix B) its low calorie & high protein!
    it was 20-25 below around the holidays & I was blending up a storm. I once read that the state of Alaska is one of the highest in the nation in ice cream consumption- I am holding up my end of the deal for sure ;) sometimes I even make hot tea to go with it to warm me up! cake batter ice cream with vanilla chai tea- match made in heaven

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    I have been trying to keep track of the mileage I put on my running shoes. I bought a Garmin watch but it has been wayyyy to cold to run outside and sadly I don’t think it will work while I am on the treadmill.

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    That Milestone Pod looks like a pretty cool gadget, but I’m working on being better about tracking my workouts so I probably shouldn’t go that route. it will ruin part of the incentive for me to track. :)

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    RunInBoise says:

    I think I would love that cake batter shake a little too much! It sounds so yummy!

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    LOOK AT THOSE pomegranate seeds! YUMMY! I love the color and the tartness of those bad boys and they of course pair so well with nut butter. :) Have a fabulous day Rock Star! XO

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    YES! I love shakes/ice cream even in the middle of winter!
    I do not keep track of mileage – just have an idea of how many miles based on how they look and feel. LOL
    Just started wearing Compression Socks =) =) ProCompression, of course. Duh =)

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    Jill Morris says:

    Hmm.. I’ve been wearing the low cut pro compression socks and was saving up for the marathon socks. I may not be able to pass up the deal on the sleeves!

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    elizabeth says:

    Have you found the vanilla, butter and nut flavor at a regular grocery, or do you order it online?

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    Elizabeth says:

    This is a great giveaway and your boys are so cute! I am so jealous of your backyard squash, ;)

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    gina says:

    I’ve been keeping track of my miles/routes on mapmyrun.com. i like all the graphs that go with it too (nerd.) so, i tried a pair of compression socks and a pair of compression sleeves and i have a problem: my calves are too big! seriously. 15.5″ around. i wear size 8 shoes. so the sock foot part is too big, and i can’t seem to find sleeves that are comfortable. Do you have any ideas?! i would love to wear these marvelous socks. that cake batter protein shake looks really good! i am going to try that and the microwave muffins. :)

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