Archive for June, 2011
Hi loves! Ok so how crazy is it that Friday makes the first day in July?! I still have no clue where June went! The good thing about today though is that it’s Wednesday So link up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons and have your own WIAW party.
A great day for me always begins with breakfast. An oats kind of breakfast to be exact.
For lunch I had a pizza craving! I used a flat out to make a yummy turkey pepperoni pizza.
When it came to dinner I had yet a different fast food craving. A cheeseburger and fries were calling my name.
I used a frozen veggie burger that I had in my fridge, topped it with cheddar cheese and made some delicious sweet tatter fries. I don’t know about you but ketchup is my favorite condiment! I eat it with everything My homemade healthified burger was a total win.
With all my great nutritious meals I figured dessert should be a bit more sinful…
Oreo cupcakes anyone?! My aunt brought these and they just looked so cute I couldn’t resist. Plus the oreos were calling my name.
There you have it! All my great meals for the day.
What’s your favorite guilty pleasure turned healthy?
Happy Saturday loves!!! Sorry I’ve been away but I’m back. Hope you didn’t miss me too much
I came across this article that was tweeted and figured it would be good to talk about.
CNN.COM has composed a list of exercise myths that have come apparent due to people wanting to maximize their results at the gym while minimizing the amount of time spent.
10) Your cardio machine is counting the calories you’re burning.
It isn’t accurate and doesn’t mean squat. Since it doesn’t ask for your body composition, the numbers the machine spits out should not be accounted for.
9) Women shouldn’t lift weights because it’ll make them bulky.
I’ve already said this once before but women don’t turn into bodybuilders over night. It takes a lot of muscle overload to bulk up. Since women have large amounts of estrogen they won’t build muscle as fast as men do. Strength training helps decrease body fat and keeps you lean, so lift girls lift!
8 ) Heart rate monitors will let you know how hard you’re working.
Your own body is the only test of how hard you are working. Know your body’s signals and use that as your point of reference.
7) Your weight is the end all, be all.
Health isn’t determined by your weight, there are many other factors involved in a healthy lifestyle. Don’t only rely on the number your scale spits out, but on other numbers such as cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
6) Low-intensity exercise burns more fat.
Low intensity cardio is good to relieve stress on the joints, but the more intensely you exercise the more carbs you burn. When all carbs are used up, then your body will start to burn fat.
5) Chug a protein shake after workout.
Although a protein shake is good for emergencies it is the lowest quality of food. Eat real foods that are not so processed.
4) You can spot reduce for tight abs or toned arms.
You need to get rid of the fat before you can see the muscle, so train your entire body not just one area.
3) As long as I go to the gym 30-45 minutes, that gives me a pass to do what I want for rest of the day.
You can’t believe how many times I’ve heard the reasoning behind a work out. “If I run on the treadmill I can eat a cheeseburger with a milkshake, after all they cancel each other out right?” You need a good diet to get the most out of your workouts.
2) No pain, no gain.
Discomfort during a workout is acceptable, pain is not. If you ever feel intense pain you should immediately stop whatever is it that you’re doing. This makes you more at risk for an injury or wearing the muscles out.
1) Stretching will help prevent injuries.
There is a difference between stretching and warming up. You should warm up to help loosen the muscle but stretching can be counterproductive.
“A study published this month in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that static stretches that last longer than a minute could be detrimental to performance.”
Well there you have it!! Hope you are all having a great weekend as I enjoy this great breakfast
Did you use to believe any of these exercise myths?
Woot woot it’s the weekend friends, time to whip out the happy hour cocktails
What am I loving this week?
Great way to get in that cardio workout while having fun.
2) Target socks
3) Overnight Oats
4) Essie Angora Cardi
Great cute color for Summer. I’m all about the purples and pinks right now
Tell me, what are you loving this week?
Wednesday’s have officially become an obsession of mine thanks to Jenn over at Peas and Crayons. Nothing better than posting up your delicious munchies while gawking over the yummy foods of others.
First up is my favorite meal of the day…Breakfast of course!
For lunch I spent the day with Frankie so we decided to make an indoor bbq
For dinner we made more of a bake
We boiled rotini pasta, cooked up chicken, and sauteed zucchini on the stove top. Then we used a pyrex to layer the pasta, chicken, and zucchini topped with Ragu pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese. This went back into the oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese was ooey gooey and melted!
Win? You betcha!
So what’s your favorite meal of the day? Lunch, breakfast, or dinner? [I vote breakfast!]
Hi there!! Hope you all had a great weekend. I know I did, although I would have been happier had the Miami Heat actually won last night Oh well can’t win them all…
Friday night I went out with my girlfriends to watch
Overall is was funny but definitely not as good as part 1. I thought they were trying too hard to make it like the original.
After the movie, me and the girls went to our usual hangout spot (Denny’s!!!) to have some late night munching. There’s a pretty good chance on any given Friday or Saturday night that you’ll find me at Denny’s after midnight. Usually polishing off one of these…
Saturday morning I was up early at 8am to hit up Zumba and get my dance on. I love when exercising doesn’t feel like working out. It was a lot of fun but I was ready for breakfast when I got home.
I had some cereal Don’t get me wrong, I love my oats but it’s just way too hot!! And to be honest I’ve gotten lazy in making them lol
Saturday night I went bowling with my friends and my skills were lacking to say the least. A lot of gutter balls and failed attempts. Still fun to get out of the house and do something different.
Well there you have it peeps! My weekend recap
Have you seen The Hangover 2? Love it/hate it? Sequels are hardly ever better than the original
Happy Humpday!!! I feel like the week is just zooming by It’ll be Friday before you know it!
Glad you all liked reading my survey, it was fun filling it out. And yes I did have my first s’mores. I wasn’t impressed though…Please don’t stop being my friend….
I have some pretty tasty eats to share with you today peeps, so if you don’t know about WIAW yet, link up with Jenn and join the foodie party
First up is breakfast!
For lunch, I went with my mom to my cousin’s bridal shower at a fancy restaurant. It was gorgeousss and rented out for all the girls.
For our appetizer we had a delicious salad
For the main course we had a choice of either chicken, Mahi Mahi or Churrasco. I went with the chicken
The chicken breast was the size of my head…Way too big. The sides were incredible; mashed potatoes and green beans! Yumm
This was the cute table decoration that I got to take home
For dessert we had the cutest cupcakes ever
There you have it friends! My fabulous WIAW eats.
Do you prefer bite sized foods?