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Day 38

13 Jul

Fact: I drink coffee way too fast.

Do any of you have a single-serving coffee maker? (Keurig, NesCafe, etc.?) I swear, they make a measly “cup” of coffee. Even if you were to go out for a cup of coffee, unless you ordered a smallyou wouldn’t get that small of a cup! As great as my Dolce Gusto is, I’m thinking I may go back to the good ol’ coffee pot; since I’m such the coffee connoisseur now, I like to enjoy a larger cup in the mornings and sometimes in the afternoons for a quick picker-upper. AND with the coffee I don’t drink, I’d freeze it in ice cube trays to make iced coffee for later in the day!

Creative, eh? I’d love to take credit for this idea, but someone beat me to the punch! It’s piqued my interest on Pinterest for a while; some peeps be sooo creative.

Today was extremely busy; I had a client at State’s gym, sat in pointless traffic, ran through another “mock” wellness profile, worked on the internship portfolio, shadowed the office, and taught Body Sculpt!

The 4:30pm Body Sculpt is always a fun crowd; they’re a smaller group and regulars of the class, so you can get creative with the exercises and formats and use lots of equipment (happy-KT). I chose to do 4 circuits consisting of lower body, upper body, and core:

  • Circuit 1: Ball-wall squats, Ball-wall plie squats, Ball-wall alternating lunges. I had them face the ball and press into it as they completed the lunges (engages your upper body slightly and forces you to keep your chest open and shoulders back).
  • Circuit 2: Push-ups, Chest flies, Bent-over rows, Reverse flies.
  • Circuit 3: Military press, Wide-angle biceps curls, Triceps kickbacks, Calf raises (all on the stability ball).
  • Circuit 4: Hamstring curls, Glute bridges, Back extensions, Jack knives.

All-in-all, great class!

I have a girlfriend-date with Kathie to see..!!!

Day 19

8 Jun

I bet you know what’s coming..

TGIF!

A beach trip is planned for the weekend to Wrightsville Beach; 2 days and 1 night with girlfriends makes for the perfect vacay :).

Lately I’ve been dreaming about food (scrambled eggs to be exact). Intrigued, I decided to research what your dreams tell you and to see if I can solve this delicious habit of mine. According to Dream Moods Dictionary, if you’re eating in your dreams,

To dream that you are eating alone signifies loss, loneliness, and depression. You may feel rejected, excluded, and cut off from social/family ties. Eating may be a replacement for companionship and provide a form of comfort. Alternatively, eating alone reflects independent needs. Also consider the pun, “what’s eating you up?” in reference to anxiety that you may be feeling.

To dream that you are eating with others signifies harmony, intimacy, merriness, prosperous undertakings, personal gain, and/or joyous spirits.

To dream that you are overeating or not eating enough signifies a lack of spirituality and fulfillment in your waking life. Food can represent love, friendship, ambition, sex or pleasure in your life. Thus, food is a metaphor to fulfill and gratify your hunger for love and desires. If you are refusing to eat, then it indicates that you want to be more independent and not rely on others so much. If you dream that you are a picky eater, then it indicates that you are holding back something. If you are currently dieting in your waking life, then the dream may serve to compensate for the sustenance that you are lacking.

To dream that someone clears away the food before you finish eating foretells that you will have problems and issues from those beneath you or dependent upon you.

Interesting, eh? Whether or not it’s true, I’m one of those people who constantly and annoyingly asks “why, why, why”!

Scrambled, cheesy eggs for breakfast! Toasted and buttered bagel and a banana. Off to work early so I can leave early and prepare for the beach!

 Body Sculpt today wasn’t my fave. I’ve taken this class with this instructor at a different time (60 minutes compared to 45 minutes) and it was the same workout. The transitions between the exercises, sets, pace weren’t told enough in advance,  we did more reps on the right side than the left (pet-peeve X 10), and more functional exercises could have been incorporated than the ones we did (a plie squat instead of standing abductions-my opinion). It was still a decent class though and took the work out for me to complete my own weights workout! I think next week I’ll schedule a homemade (if you will) toning sesh that I make-up just to keep my bod guessin’.

Step was taught by the instructor who recognized me from RFW (I like her)! It was very different and a little cray-cray though; it seemed rather dismantled and I couldn’t keep up with the routine. Maybe I wasn’t putting 100% but I’m still glad she taught it and I took it! There’s always something to learn.

Lunch followed! More chicken salad with tomato slices instead of cuckes! Sweet potato crinkles and string cheese to compliment. 

Have a safe and relaxing weekend!

Roasted Cabbage

8 Feb

This post is completely dedicated to Sarah..3 recipes for cabbage!

If it weren’t for her, I would have never tried cabbage, loved it, and now eat it in the copious amounts that she does! The way she introduced me to the leafy green, cruciferous veggie is:

  • sauteing it in a little extra virgin olive oil, dried onions, salt and pepper-delicious and simple!

Here are 2 other recipes I’ve experimented with that have all tasted differently:

  • saute in oil and 1 tablespoon of butter with minced, fresh red onions, salt and pepper.
  • roast cabbage in a 425degree oven with olive oil, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes for some heat*

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Capsaicin is a thermogenic agent, which means it increases metabolic activity. This, in turn, helps to burn calories and fat. Sprinkle crushed red pepper flakes, tabasco sauce, or cayenne pepper on scrambled eggs, in pasta, or sautéed veggies! (source)