MIMM #45: Baby’s First Christmas [Eve]

Good morning my lovely people! It’s the first Marvelous in My Monday of the new year.I am going to share a little of our marvelous Christmas Eve and Christmas.  Sweet cup, right?We enjoyed spending time with family and loved ones. Samantha was spoiled with so much love and gifts too!
We are lucky that everyone loves her as much as we do.76e6b2d8-ff4c-4f37-9507-6696970a3f89My fiancé brought some marvelous French macaroons for dessert (among other goodies). The vanilla and pistachio were my favorite!I got a ton of Starbucks for Christmas and Questies. #Theygetme. 😉

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Now it’s time to get back on track and get 2016 going! Interested in Bootcamp?

Shoot me an email at NutritiouslySweet@Gmail.com. I opened up two spaces, grab them while they are available.

Thanks Katie for hosting MIMM!!Question: What was the highlight of your Holiday?

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MIMM #31: 27th & Beyond!

Happy birthday to me 🙂

I am a whole 27 years old today and I like to say it’s my last “single lady” birthday because my 28th, I will be married and with baby Samantha.
That’s a lot!
Marvelous ❤ 27 is going to be a very marvelous year for sure. Mmmm the marvelous smell of summer. And pizza at the park! Yesterday, we had a Father’s Day/ my birthday dinner with my in-laws. He’s going to be the best dad ❤ We went to Not Your Average Joe’s and I had a turkey burger.Tomorrow we are headed to the marvelous NYC for a Yankees vs. Phillies game/ mini getaway.

I get to continue birthday celebration with my family. Means more cake and I can’t say no to more cake 😉 Thanks Katie for hosting MIMM and hope everyone enjoys the week and happy Summer!

Question: Ever been to Not Your Average Joe’s? What’s your favorite summer scent?

WIAW #125: Day Off Eats!

Morning there! It’s been almost a month since my last What I Ate Wednesday post.

Why not bring one to you this week on eats on one of my days off? Let’s Go!

Breakfast: Literally 6 out of 7 days a week, I have cereal for breakfast; mix of Fiber One Honey Clusters, Kellogg’s Smart Start, chia seeds and blueberries.. Today I clearly has two breakfasts; this one is Special K Chocolate Almond, Fiber One Honey Clusters and seeds. #NoShame.Mid-Morning Snack: I tried this limited Chobani plum Greek Yogurt. It honestly tasted more like light cherry, but was still delicious.I had a real plum after to compensate for taste 😉Lunch: I really didn’t have lunch, but rather munched on a Quest bar and banana. Dinner: A simple, yet yummy Lean Cuisine Four Cheese pizza with grape tomatoes on the side. I topped with a sprinkle of pepper and reduced-fat Parmesan. Dessert: The fiancé went to get me some pistachio soft served. Couldn’t say no to that one!There you have it, some eats on my day off. I’m linking up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons!Question: Ever have double breakfast days?

Have you tried Choabni’s limited edition flavors?

MIMM #24: Good Vibes & Eats!

Good M[IMM]onday morning!This week was absolutely marvelous; Between getting good workouts… Hearing Samantha’s heartbeat, some good eats…And treats! Of course, marvelous snacks both sweet… and salty! Marvelous is kettlebells. Did you miss my Kettlebell Total Body torch workout from this weekend? Click here! Thanks Katie for hosting Marvelous in My MondayI hope everyone had a wonderful weekend 🙂

Question: What’s something marvelous from your week?

Have you tried any of the Ben & Jerry’s core ice creams?

“A Day In The Life Of” A Traveling Gnome

This traveling gnome has been out of the game for a couple of month.

To be honest, I have been wrapped up with work and Patrick and I are trying to save up for our little Vermont getaway as well as our trip to NYC in May. Today I share with you “a day in the life of” me traveling from Boston to NYC bright and early.

Difference is, I am taking the bus when normally I drive. I am just being safer since I am pregnant and get tired faster. Let’s get started shall we?

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Monday 2/23, 4:25am: Alarm clock goes off!

4:45am: I packed everything the night before, so all I had to do was brush my teeth, get dressed, gather my stuff, wake up Patrick and head out the door. I took a few sips of this Vitamin-C deliciousness as I got ready and saved the rest for later.5:00am: Begin the journey to Boston. I seriously need to thank Patrick for waking up before the roosters to take me to the train station. Love you.

5:45am: Arrive at the station, wait for my bus and munch on my breakfast: Questie bar and a banana.6:00am: Bus takes off! This bus was express and it went pretty quick until we got to Manhattan (we even passed by Yankee Stadium). There was tons of traffic in the city but we got there safe and sound at 10:45am.

11:00am: I was hungry but it was so cold, so I decided to get on the train to get home to the boogie down Bronx.

11:45am: Get home, make some lunch, relax and chat with my brother. 

1:00pm: I waited ’til my mom came home so we could head to BuyBuy Baby for the baby registry and other errands. I know, the baby shower is in May but I like to plan and have things taking care of. And now it’s done! In April we’ll announce the registry and send the invites. 

7:00pm: Arrive home, eat dinner and relax ’til bed.

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2/24, 9:00am: Tuesday was mostly a relaxing day. I slept in and when I woke up I made some oats, digested and did a little yoga. I made some cupcakes for my dad and waited for my mom to come home.

Baby Gendron even turned 17 Weeks! ❤

1:00pm: Went to grab lunch with my brother. I really wanted some New York pizza and that’s what we ate!3:00pm: We went to the 92 Street Y to see a music appreciation performance that was for my mom’s school. It was about music mixed with silent films. I definitely felt baby move during the mini orchestra performance.6:00pm: Came home, ate dinner and relaxed again. Cutthroat Kitchen time!

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2/25, 8:00am: Woke up a little earlier, cleaned up, made some oats, did a little yoga and relaxed.

1:00pm: Wednesday was another low key day. My dad and I went to lunch at Olive Garden and enjoyed some conversation about baby and the future. I got a flatbread and a side of chicken and gnocchi soup.For the rest of my time in New York, my mom and I did a little shopping and I did some more relaxing. It’s always get to get some R&R every once in a while.

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2/26, 7:00am: On Thursday, I woke up a bit earlier to say bye to my mom and pop since they went to work early. I got ready for my bus trip back to Boston and ate some delicious oats for breakfast.10:00am: I took a quick stroll to the bakery up the block to get this delicious coconut and cinnamon sticky bun type thing. I haven’t had one of these since high school. 10:45am: I walked to the train station with my brother, got some goodies at the store and bid him goodbye.

12:10pm: I literally made it right on the dot to MegaBus. It was not in the place I though it was but thank goodness I made it, I was so frozen!

1:00pm: Definitely needed a sugar rush 😉5:10pm: I finally made it to Beantown (with a 15minute stop along the way).

I grabbed my things, then headed to the train to teach Spin. Only I would teach spin class after being on train/ bus from 11:00am to 5:30pm. That’s just me 🙂 All in all, it was a nice/ productive trip to NYC.

Baby registry and baby shower decorations are done. Cake is mostly figured out too!

And, I got a new phone too! Early birthday gift from my dad. Now pictures should be clearer.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! 🙂

Protein, Protein and MORE Protein

I have to admit, I’ve been pretty good with getting my protein in.

But pretty bad when it comes to carbs. I find that when my protein is on point, my carbs are too low and vice versa. The past couple of days have been better and I am quite proud of myself.  

Speaking of protein, did you see my two new protein truffle flavors for the fall? Go check them out asap!Any who, I went to North Shore Nutrition Corner this week and picked up some Quest goodies and got a few free samples from Metabolic Nutrition.

Yesterday morning I tried out the butter pecan cookie protein in a protein pancake and wow it was amazing. I may have to get a full tub of this because it’s perfect for fall. I even mixed it into coffee this morning and it was even better.Oh and I even signed up for a free week trial from Boston North Fitness Center in Danvers. I needed a change of scenery and their gym has it all.

I’m pumped to try out their spin and yoga classes this week.Since I haven’t exactly followed my workout program to the fullest due to surgery, this week I did. I am sore in places I forgot existed.

But no excuses right? I know that a little soreness is a good thing to smile about; no pain, no gain!This weekend is going to be busy between work, training and I am going to see the Super Cross cycling race in Gloucester

Expect pictures and an exhausted Sabrina Sunday evening. Hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend!

Question: Have you ever seen a cycling race or other kind of race?

WIAW #109: 50 Shade of “Grey”

 Good morning and happy WIAW! 

If you are new to this delicious food party, go check out all the details at Peas and Crayons. Thanks Jenn for hosting, enjoy! Now, let’s being the day with a pre-gym selfie, shall we? Check out my new pullover from Wal-Mart. I am absolutely in love. Oh and in case you didn’t notice from any of my previous pictures with workout clothes, my favorite color is grey. I also have a grey-white pullover too that I wore to the AAAI/ISMA conferece, but I’m really loving this one more. Plus it has thumbholes, well they both do. It’s just a bonus that needs to be addressed.Sunday afternoon, I went to the gym to knock out a cardio session before work. I made sure to prep and three of my meals.

I also picked up a Vega chocolate protein smoothie packet for post-workout fuel. I have been doing much better with keeping up with meal prepping. And cooking up delicious meals for lunch/dinner. Here is some ground chicken with broccoli and grape tomatoes seasoned with Mrs. Dash original. I ordered a Quest bar sampler from Quest Nutrition last week. They had a special for $3.98 and free shipping for two. So I got my current favs; Double Chocolate Chunk and Banana Nut Muffin.I like to have the banana nut muffin for breakfast or my usual oats, chia seeds and not-berries. I have plenty of apples from apple picking to enjoy. Coffee on the side, of course. As for other snacks [that are not Quest bars, apples, thinkThin bars or Chobani] berries, PB2 and a glass of light soy milk are some go to’s as well.For the rest of the evening I am going to relax and prepare for work but before I go, check out this moon from the other night. So beautiful! Question: Are you on top of your meal prepping game? Or do you like to just play it by ear?