Good evening my little online blogarinos!
As the title of my post suggests, today was full of fruit! The fruitaliciousness started bright and early this morning with a poopy green monster! Today’s concoction included:
1 cup vanilla almond milk
4 cups spinach
1 cup berry frozen fruit mix (cherries, raspberries, mango & boysenberries)
I’m not going to lie, I was drrraaggggiinnnggg today – the past week really took it out of this gal (and that is hard to do!). However, the green monster and getting almost all my veggie servings by 7am did perk me up a bit. However, due to lack of protein, this gal was starvin’ by 10am. Enter…my newest Larabar purchase…
It was delicious – Lara just doesn’t disappoint.
Over my lunch break, I headed back over to the gym for a nice lil’ lunchie workout. I created a quick cardio and toning plan to keep my heart rate up and my glutes a-burnin’. If you only have a bit of time to work out, this is really a fast, all-over workout. Here’s the plan Stan:
Lunchtime Cardio/Toning Circuit
5 min. Run
5 min. 50 walking lunges + 10 walking push-ups
10 min. Elliptical
5 min. 50 wide leg squats + 25 bicep curls + 25 tricep kickbacks + 25 shoulder shrugs
5 min. Run
5 min. Various ab exercises (scissors, leg raises, crunches, etc.)
5 min. Stretching
For a grand sweating total of….40 minutes!
When I got back to work, I dug into one of the easiest and most delicious meals there is….CEREAL! If you were a childhood fan of Senor Captain Crunch, please drop what you are doing right now (except if you are reading my blog, of course!) and run to the store and buy Kashi Honey Sunshine. It’s like healthified Cap’n Crunch!
Along with skim milk and a fantastic, juicylicious peach….
Before I forget, I feel like y’all need a little Holly Investigates… update. You see, with my busy schedule of late, I haven’t really had the time to devote to investigating all those little health-related bits I love so much. Sooo, I’ve decided it won’t quite be feasible to post a new one every Monday, but I will do my best to churn out a couple a month. Deal?
Snacktime was the usual glorious combo of yogurt/berries/muesli…
After work, I headed over to my sister’s NEW house to help her paint her bathroom. Nothing like a little sisterly bonding time over a tub of gray paint in a confined bathroom :). It surprisingly was quite the workout – between crouching in crevices, holding up lighting devices and painting up a storm, my arms are feelin’ it!
On the way to her house, I snacked on an oats + honey granola bar as I swore/cursed/raged with anger patiently navigated the rush hour traffic.
Driving to my sister’s was complicated by a slight bloody nose in the car (nuff’ said there). Upon arrival and before painting, I dug into the salad I had brought (pat on the back to me for thinking and planning ahead – patpat!).
Newman’s Sesame Ginger vinaigrette
While painting, I snacked on these babies + a Diet Coke…
These almonds were delicious – there were about 2 servings in the bag. They were roasted with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and some other spices. They were savory and super delish! I might have to buy these suckers again…I might have also had a couple handfuls of my sister’s Gardetto’s – anybody else have a deep childhood love for Gardetto’s like myself?
After painting, it was errands to the bank and Target, then home to sadly throw away two of my favorite pairs of ballet flats. Tears. They were good to me while they lasted; however, I wasn’t the best to them. They were worn down, a bit smelly and had seen their days. Rest in peace my favorite gold and magenta flats. Rest in peace.
More sad news today…I found out that the possible nanny job in Australia fell through. Apparently, the doctor I was going to nanny for found another job, so no heading Down Under for me :(. Guess that means SOMEBODY has to hire me before my temp job runs out. Any takers?
Now, I am going to finish blogging, finish a freelance writing project due tomorrow then get my buns to bed, hopefully for 5:30am yoga. I don’t know if it is going to happen (I am one tired girl!), but there is no harm in hoping.
Anybody have any good ideas for a potential career/job/future for moi? Let me know PLEASE :).