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?

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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!

Work In Progress.

Life.

My life.

It’s a work in progress. As I think many of our lives are.

Things can change any day, any minute, and second! My life changed when I met Patrick almost three years ago. It also changed when Samantha was born on August 6th, 2015. Life will never be the same, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My body is a work in progress. Here is 6 weeks of progress; I am now 3 months postpartum on the left and 3 weeks postpartum on the right. I lost about four inches off my belly and five pounds. May not seem like a lot but baby steps are key to long term success.

Maybe a little coffee played a role. I use to get lattes all the time but now I down graded to iced coffee with soy milk. I still get my fix and my body [and wallet] thank me.I also don’t deprive myself. When I first began on my weight loss journey, I thought certain foods were off limits, but I soon realized, life is about an 80/20 balance; 80% on plan, 20% wiggle room. I like cookies in that room. 😀I fuel my body. Whether it’s through good food, extra vitamin/ iron supplements or Shakeology, my body is always getting the nutrition I need. After all I have a family that needs me to be healthy.I’ve slowed down. Not only because, hey being a parent and working is tiring but I am learning to enjoy every moment.

That means slowing down and spending time where it matters.And capturing those precious “first time” moments. I am linking up with Amanda this week for Thinking out LOUD Thursdays. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Question: What is YOUR current “work in progress?”

Thinking Out LOUD #20: Staying Active!

Yesterday was such a beautiful day.
Pat and I went for a lovely hike/ walk on Rock Rimmon in New Hampshire.The in-laws watched the [now two month old] munchkin. We relaxed and enjoyed the afternoon together.Had a picnic lunch at the top. Peace & bliss.We’ve been tying to get outdoors more before the winter hits and just trying to stay active!
I’ve been doing PIYO for the past few days and it’s kicking my butt.

I’m nine weeks post partum and starting to focus on getting my prebaby strength back. Want to join me in?

Shoot me an email for more details -> NutritiouslySweet@Gmail.com

I’m linking up with Amanda for thinking out LOUD Thursdays. What’s been on YOUR mind this week?

Shoulders Chest & Tri’s for the Third Tri {Workout}

Working out doesn’t get easier during pregnancy.

Between your growing bump, extra weight and aches – it can get difficult to get a good workout in. Luckily there are plenty of pregnancy workouts out there in the forms of classes, DVDs and even YouTube videos.I loved prenatal yoga during pregnancy but I do love to lift. I have various workout routines that can be modified during pregnancy. This workout I am sharing with you is one that I did during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Yes, I was almost 40 Weeks pregnant and doing this routine!

It’s low impact, yet builds strength. Strength training is important during pregnancy. Why? It helps strengthen muscles and build stamina, which you will definitely need during labor, trust me.I used 5lbs dumbbells for this workout, but feel free to use weights that won’t leave you out of breath or put too much strain on your muscles.

*Remember to rest for 30 seconds in between each set – Always consult your doctor or midwife before performing and exercise.*

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  {Shoulders Chest & Tri’s for Third Tri}

Warm-Up: TWO Rounds –  THREE Exercises:

  • Plié Squats (12 Reps)
  • Standing Leg Lifts (8 Reps, Each Side)
  • Sumo Squat (12 Reps)

The Workout: THREE Sets – Repeat 3 x’s Each

  • Plié Squats (Weighted) – 10 reps
  • Shoulder press – 12
  • Chest flies – 10
  • Standing Leg Lifts – 8 Reps, Each Side
  • Upright Row – 12
  • One Arm Row – 8 Reps, Each Side
  • Sumo Squat to Press (Weighted) – 10 Reps
  • Lateral Raise – 10
  • Tricep Extension – 12

Cool-Down: Stretch! (5-10 Mins)

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For a printable version, Click HERE!