Friends, food and fun

Good Morning everyone! Yesterday was a LONG day. I got home around 11pm and immediately washed my face, brushed my teeth, and gave myself a quick rejuvenating mini facial before jumping in bed. I used an organic eight greens phyto masque on my pretty little face. “So you agree? You think you’re really pretty?” (It’s necessary to quote Mean Girls whenever you call yourself pretty.) It always feels good to give your face a little more attention than it’s used to. Perfecting my skin is an item I’ve added to my Inspiration Board (which I finished!). I love this wesbite because you can buy samples of EVERYTHING they have for $1.00 each so you can buy multiple masques, creams, cleansers etc and try out different products for a super low price. AND All of the items are Organic 🙂

Out of the 7000 dollars I spent at Whole Foods yesterday I thought I would make something out of the norm for myself – a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie. Let’s be real, if it sounds like dessert and it qualifies for a breakfast you should always make it. Not to mention it has Chocolate AND Peanut Butter which just happens to be the best combination in the world.

All I had to do was add everything to the blender and be on my way!

I barely drank half of this before I was extremely full. Next time I would save half in the freezer but I was in a rush.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Protein Powder (I used brown rice protein)
  • 1 Teaspoon Maca Powder (warning: if you dont have this it’s expensive)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds (expensive as well – but at Whole Foods you can buy them by the ounce)
  • 1.5 – 2 Tablespoon Carob Powder (depending on how chocolately you want this to be)
  • 1.5 TBSP All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 Medium sized Banana
  • Squirt of Agave
  • Ice – about a handful

Mix. Drink. Be satisfied for hours.

The girls and I went to the mall…we sang and danced, got our faces painted, had lunch, did some window shopping and colored. I love my job 🙂

Today I did the elliptical at my employers house for 30 minutes and a home workout routine. I couldn’t brave the gym after waiting at least 10 minutes to get on a treadmill yesterday.

Below is a workout you can do on home with little or no equipment.

Triceps Can-Can

Reps: 8 to 10 dips, switch legs and repeats

Sit with hands behind you and feet shoulder-width apart. Lift hips and raise right leg straight up, toes pointed Bend elbows to lower hips toward floor. Press up then lower again, this time bending right knee about 90 degree. Continue, alternating straight and bent legs with each dip.

Leg Raise Workout

You’ll need a counter or a tall chair to balance. Stand next to a tall chair or counter, balance on right leg (toes turned toward chair), lean over, and place right forearm on chair seat or counter for balance. Place left hand on hip and raise left leg until it’s parallel to floor, knee slightly bent and toes pointed. Do 2 small pulses as you bring your leg forward until it’s directly in front of you, then do 2 pulses back to the starting position. Repeat, pulsing leg behind you slightly, then return to start. Continue pulsing leg forward and back for 1 to 2 minutes, then switch legs and repeat.

Thigh Dancing

Kneel on the floor with legs about hip-width apart and hips on heels and raise arms overhead, palms facing each other. Lift hips a few inches and draw left arm down to left hip as you move hip to left. Repeat to right. Do this for 30 seconds, then tilt hips forward and back for 30 seconds. Finally, circle hips to the right, then left, for 30 seconds.

The Pretzel

Reps: Do 20 to 40 reps, then switch sides to complete set

Sit with left leg bent in front of you and right leg bent out to the side, toes pointed. Press palms together in front of chest. Raise right knee, touching toes to the floor. Then angle right knee down to floor to complete 1 rep.

Squat with ball squeeze

I used a kids sports ball. Reps: Do 30 to 60 heel raises (15 to 30 per leg) Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and place a rubber ball between your thighs. Raise arms overhead, palms facing each other, and squat as low as you can, squeezing ball tightly. Keeping feet parallel and remaining in a squat, alternate raising right heel then left.

The Rolling Crunch

Lie faceup with knees bent 90 degrees, feet on top of a rubber ball. Reach arms toward legs, palms facing each other, and raise head and shoulder blades off floor. Keeping upper body lifted and arms straight, extend legs, toes pointed. Then draw them back to the starting position again. Repeat for 60 seconds.

Some of these are A LOT harder than they look. My triceps and legs are pretttty sore today.

I had lunch (same as yesterday) – then finished my Inspiration Board!

It’s already hanging by my bed 🙂 I will look over it every morning to give myself a reminder or a push if needed (which will no doubt be the case).

I headed up to Baltimore after work to spend some time with one of my best friends. She just moved to Federal Hill in a gorgeous rowhome. Her closet is to DIE FOR. I never had closet space like that in the City… I used to have 3 closets (2 portable) because whoever built that house clearly had no idea a princess would be moving in one day.

We made dinner which was Chicken Fajitas. They were fairly easy and didn’t take much time at all. I cut about THIS much of an onion before the tears started rolling. I am either super-sensitive or this baby was potent.

We both agreed that the onion was the least important – (and the cheese, the most) so I stopped torturing myself.

We grilled the chicken (salt/pepper/lime juice)

Tossed a brown rice wrap in a skillet and melted some Organic Cheddar Cheese to melt.

Added our 3 toppings & the shredded chicken. Rolled it up…

Voila.

I took down one and a half of these and they were GOOD. I’ve never not added sour cream to something like this, but I didn’t miss it 🙂

We exchanged Christmas gifts. She got me some great things but the thing I’m most excited for is the Kardashian book! I am semi-obsessed with them.

I am headed to work and we’re taking a trip to the Aquarium today 🙂

Have a great day!

Questions:

What is your favorite in home beauty supply?

 

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3 Responses to “Friends, food and fun”

  1. Mean Girls has some amazing quotes. Great, great movie! A Choco PB&B Protein Smoothie sounds delish. I really need to buy a blender. Thanks for the exercise ideas. I’m looking for some new ones!

  2. Love filling smoothies-although they stick in your stomach like cement, they are delish and hold you over for a long time!!!!
    Great “out of the box” exercises!

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