Monday, January 24, 2011

Cough, Cough, Cheers! Swamp Thangs:

Nah, not a Shamrock Shake...just my germ fighting protein shake (with spinach, flax, almond milk and banana.)  Bottoms up!  I was sick all weekend and these were lifesavers!  Being sick is such a bummer.  I had an awful sore throat and didn't get out of bed all day Saturday and Sunday.  Atleast I got to catch up on sleep though.  I was glad to get my appetite back last night after living off chicken soup, green tea and ice cubes (to soothe my throat).  I got myself well enough to get back to work early this morning at 6:30 to train one person (not easy when you're losing your voice!) and then I got to hit the gym for the first time in 4 days.

Back; 4 sets of each.
  • One arm DB rows 35-40lbs
  • One arm cable rows 32-42lbs
  • Face pulls 37-47lbs
  • Close grip pulldown - 70lbs
  • Pull-ups with hold at top (as many as possible, 70-80lbs assist)
    • supersetted with
  • Push-ups (as many as possible)
  • Seated low cable row 60-70lbs.
I went easy on myself since I'm still not feeling 100% but I still had a decent workout :) National Peanut Butter Day!

Uh, best holiday ever!

That would be my current nut butter collection. I swear I can explain why I have 5 jars of cinnamon raisin peanut butter! The raisins get all piled up at the bottom of the jar, while all the good, creamy stuff is on top, so when ya get to the bottom of the jar it's all raisins...and I just can't bring myself to part with the peanut butter covered raisins. I plan on using them in some delicous baked goods soon.

I also recieved this in the mail today!

All wrapped up in bubblewrap and labeled fragile! They know what's up. I order this stuff on since there aren't any Trader Joe's in reasonable distance. This means tomorrow's breakfast will definitely be pancakes ;)

Oh and my favorite way to eat peanut butter...right here:

Best pre-workout snack.  ooh yeah. healthy fudge!

Recipe from here! I saw it this morning and it was love at first sight.  Sorry for the awful pic, the fudge was camera other words I was rushing so that I could just scarf it down.

I decided to make the Peanut Butter version (in honor of the holiday, duh):

  • 3 tbsp of coconut butter

  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter

  • 80g banana (about 1/2)

  • Cinnamon

  • Teeny bit of sea salt

  • Mix it all in your blender, spread it onto a dish or plastic container and freeze til it hardens! smelling like summer!
    It was -7 degrees on my way to work this morning. I was less than thrilled.  Ever want something so bad that it hurts? Yeah, I want summer (or atleast spring!) to come that bad.  I have this stuff to kind of hold me over:

    You know when you go to the beach and get all sun-tan-lotioned-up..and then get covered in sand? That's what this stuff smells like, plus coconut. (I swear that's a good thing.) ..And I'll be a nice girlfriend and thank Steve for buying this for me ;) having good taste!

    ..In more ways than one..This lovely lady happens to have the same pink heart plate as me :) I'm not the only one in love with Target's Valentine's Day stuff.

    I'm loading up on super healthy goodies today to make up for my lack of food/being a sicko all weekend, hence why you can barely see my plate, haha. 

    I'm done blabbing for now, cheers to having a good week :)
    (My internship ends this week and I start class tomorrow..dun dun dun!)

    Dirt Talk;
    • How are you celebrating Peanut Butter day?!


    1. peanut butter day?! how did I not know this day existed?!?!!?!?!? I'm so sad I missed out. BLARGH. I will have to celebrate tomorrow... I LOVE me some peanut butter.

    2. Oh no- I hope your feeling better! And such good stuff in here.. I didn't know it was national peanut butter day, but I celebrated since I have PB every day!

    3. I celebrated peanut butter day by trying something new "Macadmin nut butter" which was superb. DM me your address I'm going to send you some. It's just a single serving size, I have no idea where to find a actual jar of the stuff. As I typed that I occured to me I should use the internet to research it. I hope your feel better.

    4. I love that conditioner! Don't tell anybody but if you wash your hair with that stuff in the morning and then go to the gym working up a good sweat, all you can smell is your conditioner.

    5. i just want to say i love your blog... your tips on strength training are awesome! i want to build some more muscle on me.. im just nervous with my 5'3 frame...eek.. but your tips are great and i hope it looks okay on me :s

    6. Ahhh your nut butter collection is making me so jealous right now!!