MIMM #45: Anything Goes.

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?

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Daily Eats [2016]

I was asked to post a bit on my daily eats.

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?  😀

Question: What are some of your daily go-to’s?

Upper Body Kettles!

Dropping in on this “Work it Out” Tuesday to share a “mostly” upper body Kettlebell routine!
I used a 10lb Kettlebell, but use what works for you! Most of these moves can be found online. You can also shoot a comment below too.Happy Working Out 😀
Workout: Do 3-4 Sets! (Warm-up with 4 sets of 15 Swings)
Squats to Press – 12 Reps
Single-handed Kettlebell Swing – 8 Reps (Right Arm)
Single-handed Kettlebell Swing – 8 Reps (Left Arm)
Kettlebell Swings – 16 Reps
Upright Row – 12 Reps
Halos – 8 Reps (Right Side)
Tricep Extensions – 12 Reps
Halos – 8 Reps (Left Side)
Kettlebell Plank With Row – 8 Reps (Right Arm- Start in plank then row)
Kettlebell Plank With Row – 8 Reps (Left Arm)
Question: What’s you favorite Kettlebell move?

Thinking Out LOUD #25: Microwave’d Pancake

Ever have those times where you just feel plain lazy?

Not to toot my own horn but it rarely happens to me. I’m the go-go-GO type. But with work, family and the babe… sometimes being lazy is easier! I made a microwaveable pancake, similar to this recipe from way back in the day.This one was “lazier” then the first.

It’s 1/4 cup whole wheat pancake mix, 1 Tbsp quick oats, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, dash of Stevia and liquid til desired consistency. Microwave for 3-4 minutes and top with your favorite thangs. 😉

I’ve been wanted to make a good latte but I just waited for a freebie. #ventigoodness.Lunches have also been easy peasy. This veggie burger n’ stuffs is still my go-to!I’ve been teaching more classes, including a Barre “Bootycamp.” I needed more workout clothes, so my brother got me this shirt on Etsy for Christmas. Samantha went to her first little shindig at my friend’s house for the game. While she is quite adorable, I am just not a football fan. Baseball on the other hand is a different story. Talk to me in April! Thanks Amanda for hosting Thinking Out LOUD Thursdays. Sabrina, OUT. 😉Question: What’s your favorite sport?

If you don’t have a favorite, what is your favorite event that occurs on the tube?

Thinking Out LOUD #23: “Good Morning Smoothie”

Good [THINKING OUT LOUD] morning friends!

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?

Work It Out Sunday!

Happy Sunday folks!

I just wanted to say, I have been loving THIS song by DNCE. It’s just my jam at the moment.

I am dropping in to share a workout with you guys exclusively from my Bootcamp program. This workout is from week three of the program and is designed to get that heart pumping!

After you complete the workout finish off with 30 minutes with 30 minutes of cardio, whether it’s a running, walking, spinning, Zumba, you name it.

The holidays are upon us and there are goodies everywhere, not to mention high stress levels. Stay focused with a good workout.

This workout can be done at the gym or at home.

Back/ Biceps (Week 3)

Pulldown (cable or dumbbells) 3 Sets of 10

Squat to Upright Row 3 Sets of 12

**Spiderman’s 3 Sets, One Minute Each Set

Frontal Raises 3 Sets of 10

Bicep Curls 3 Sets of 15

**Mountain Climbers 3 Sets, One Minute Each Set

Seated Row (Or Bent Over) – 3 Sets of 12

Alternating Hammer Curls – 3 Sets of 12

One minute rest, then repeat two more times!

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Don’t forget to get it while it’s on sale 😉

** Cardio Burst!