This week I have done a lot of thinking.January was such a crazy month in terms of work. If you don’t already know, I work in the fitness industry, so January is a busy month. I filled up with tons of drinks to help me stay hydrated since water wasn’t cuttin’ it. This year the spike seemed to come during the middle of the month, which was unexpected. I had many late nights, lots of snacking and tons of work that piled up. We had a mini snow storm the other day and I was not feeling well at all. I was able to take a step back and work through that pile that had accumulated over the last month. For this month and moving forward, I want to get better about meal prepping and having things ready. I usually mean to get things ready and then I fall asleep or another task takes my attention. Things ain’t easy but I have been managing and trying. Noms. 🙂
That’s a warp for today’s Marvelous in my Monday. Hope everyone has a great week and thanks Katie for hosting.Question: What are some of your easy, peasy go-to meals for dinner?
For the most part, breakfast and snacks stay consistent. Since I have been on the go for most mornings and don’t have a microwave on hand (I had cold oats), I’ve been doing cereal (Fiber One Honey Cluster, Total Whole Grain, Special K) adding a little fruit/ nuts/ seeds mixture plus some fat-free milk. Some days I do soy. This plus my morning coffee keep me going for a few hours. I usually munch on more fruit, a string cheese or a Kind Bar for a snack. The bars come in if I have a long day of teaching. Lunches I keep it to sandwiches or Boca veggie burgers. My favorite sandwich combo is turkey, Swiss, cucumber, tomatoes and spinach on wheat bread. As a side I will have pretzels, baked Lays or Late July tortilla chips. They are delish.If I am home for my “mid-afternoon” snack, I will have a smoothie (protein powder, some fruit and maybe almond/ soy milk). My on the go version is some Greek yogurt. Noms!Dinners vary and sometimes look the same as lunch. Pat and I eat dinner about 3-4 nights together depending on our schedule. I love this chili recipe from Vegetarian Times! I use ground turkey to make it non-vegan and nix some of the spiciness.When I’m solo, I will do either a sandwich/ veggie burger or any leftovers that I froze from previous dinners. This one below is a combo of a previous dinner and veggie burger.After dinner, I’ll sometimes munch on a cookie or a little dark chocolate. All things in moderation right? 😀
I’ve been in the mood to try new things, must be this weather. Though winter was supposed to happen some point in October for us New Englanders, it really hasn’t hit until this month. The old lady in me doesn’t like the winters anymore. Must be because not only do I have to bundle up, but I have to make sure this pumpkin is too. Though I could cook oats and prep them for the week, I honestly have been on a cereal kick.Either Fiber One, Total Whole Grain or SpecialK Coconut, Cranberry and Almond.Sandwiches are still my go to for quick lunches. I’ve been on the hunt for different breads to make them more tasty. Like this Italian herb loaf. So good!With the new year upon on, this mama has a lot of work lately. Not only for myself but for those who rely on me to whip their bodies into shape.
Those are my thoughts for this edition of Things out LOUD Thursdays. Hope everyone is having a great week! Thanks Amanda for hosting. Question: What is YOUR go-to breakfast when you are in a hurry?
I’m sharing with you that “Good Morning Smoothie” I shared on Instagram.The recipe goes:
1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (of choice)
4 oz. of light orange juice or 1/2 cup of orange sections (peeled duh)
1/2 Cup of frozen Peaches
1/2 of a Banana (slice some up and freeze before hand)
8 oz. of Ice Cold Water
1 tsp of Chia OR Flax Seeds
(Add a handful of spinach or greens for a nutrition boost!)
Handful of Ice
Through everything into a blender, mix and enjoy!I tried this other day and it was pretty delicious! Thinking there will be more of these in my future for sure. Oh and it was a whole EIGHT degrees the other day, then it was up to 45 the next. What’s up weather?Of course I’d bundle up with some iced coffee. #Starbucksloves. However, this here Starbucks swag from the hubs is for those days that I DO enjoy me some hot coffee. Samantha had her first day of “school” this week. It’s a one hour development class for babies. She has a blast!Mama is trying to get her Yoga smarts on too with a side of chocolate. Noms!That’s a wrap for this edition of Thinking Out LOUD.Thanks Amanda for hosting!
Question: What DO YOU bundle up with when it’s cold outside? Book, Blanket, Coffee… all three?
I have been working on a ton of deadlines for work and personal matters; eating delicious things too, of course.Nutritiously Sweet is going to become a will a drop in basis, Friday favorites, MIMM posts, workouts, playlists, maybe some recipes here and there too!
I will try to make a post once a week for sure, but last week with the holidays and travels too NY, I had to play catch up at work. I hope everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving too by the way.I got to see the family and my uncle who is visiting. We went to the gym he made me and Starbucks was in order post hour spin sesh. Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday, then my birthday. But now with Samantha, I think my favorite is going to be her birthday. Speaking of Samantha, ePantry has a free diaper and wipe trial (just pay $1.99 shipping). If you want to continue the subscription you can, but be sure to cancel it to avoid being charged!Sunglass Warehouse has a ton of sweet shades for sale. My favorite ones broke and now I have a new fav. I love these amber lenses.I also found these new tortilla chips to try by Late July.They are SO delicious and organic… go by em’ now.The ladies at Mamas Move are killing it! I am going to be hosting bootcamp in Wakefield starting January 2016. For those not near me or want to go at it on their own time, I am going to have a VIRTUAL version starting January 4th! Right now it’s 30% off, so grab if for you or for a friend. Spaces are limited to 6 and there are only 4 left! Email me at NutritiouslySweet@gmail.com for questions on the program! Check out a testimonial of my current client doing my regular coaching program who will venture to bootcamp:
I’ve been working with Sabrina to lose weight and get fit, and have been working off her meal and workout plan for the past three weeks. I’ve bought a handful of ebooks and joined other weight loss groups before, but am so much happier working with Sabrina. Before she provides you with your plan, you provide her with info regarding your habits, tastes, work-out preferences and she tailors it for you specifically. Her menu plan is based on reasonable, clean-eating principals. It is easy to follow and easy to modify as you need to. The workouts are a great combination of cardio and strength training, also easy to follow and modifiable to wherever you want to work out. However, the most valuable part of her program is her accessibility. What all those other programs I’ve tried have lacked is personal contact. When I have a questions, I ask her directly. She checks in weekly and makes suggestions to modify if needed, and more importantly, provides encouragement and accountability to stick with it. I look forward to seeing my 4 week changes at the end of this month, and to trying her Bootcamp next!
Thanks for hosting Heather! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday and enjoy the weekend. 🙂
Breakfast… with the cold weather upon us, a marvelous cup of coffee is just the thing in the morning. Plus a delicious bowl of oats and some nuts and thangs on top has been a-mazing.And we’ve been wearing marvelous polka-dotty warm and cozy Carter’s wear.Starbucks has been my go to as of late to get work done. She tends to be very calm (sometimes even sleeps) in the Starbucks environment. Definitely my child. 😀I redeemed a free reward this week and tried this chicken flatbread post-pregnancy. It was not so marvelous! I remembered loving it before. Guess my taste buds have changed back to [mostly] norm.I’ve also been feeling pretty marvelous about how my post-baby body progress is going. After all, I do workout for a living! My tummy is tightening back up and I am seeing the quad definition come back in my legs. This is 15 weeks versus 3 weeks post-partum, not to shabby. I have a 4-week bootcamp program beginning in January. Program is designed for woman who are trying to get back to pre-baby body, lose weight or just get back on track from the holidays.
You can EVEN purchase a program for you and/ or a friend! The more the merrier.Email me at NutritiouslySweet@gmail.com.I’m linking up with Katie for Marvelous In My Monday. Hope everyone enjoys their week and happy early Thanksgiving. 🙂
I know my posts have been quite inconsistent but I am still getting the hang of Miss newborn. She is 10 weeks today, where did all the time go?
I think after three months that’s when things get better and more predictible. She is almost on a proper nap shedule, which is great!
I start out my day usually between 7-8am. She wakes up for her first feeding. Now, she does still wake up between 1-2 am.
We’ve gotten use to the broken sleep so I don’t wake up too tired anymore; most days ;-).Days vary with breakfast but I’ve been doing either oatmeal with frozen strawberries or grabbing one of these granola cookies with some natural peanut butter and grapes.Mid-morning snack tends to be a banana or an apple. We still have plenty of apples left from apple picking.Lunch? Turkey sandwich with swiss on whole grain bread. Sometimes I make it a Boca vegan veggie burger if I have the extra few minutes to microwave.Another coffee is in order at some point in the day. Sometimes in, sometimes out. Iced coffee and soy please! Mid-afternoon snack is Shakeology. Current mix of frozen strawberries, vanilla Shakeo and a pinch of vanilla almond milk.Dinner depends on how baby girl is behaving. From 6-8pm seems to be her “terror hours” so I try to cook before then if I can. It varies but we do pork chops, homemade pizza, pasta, wraps or breakfast if we are just too tired! Dessert? I tried out these the other night from my mom and boy are they delicious and deadly!That’s a wrap for today! I’m linking up with Amanda today for thinking out LOUD Thursdays. Thanks for hosting!Question: What’s your current favorite snack for munchin’?