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lots of weights

I made it to the gym!!  It was just what I needed.

On my way to the gym, I snacked on a Chocolate Heart Thrive.

YUM!  I really love these little hearts.  They taste pretty good, and have a decent ingredient list, which makes everything better.  The chocolate bits are like little bits of heaven in my granola bar! 🙂

I ran 4.6 miles in 40 minutes on the treadmill, then did some upper body weights.  My legs felt pretty tight today, maybe from my faster run yesterday.  They were tired after the run, so I decided against my circuit weight session, which would have included lots of lunges and squats.  I save those for another day, and focused on my Shoulders, Chest & Triceps.

Upper Body Weights

  • Overhead press (12.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Triceps Dips (3 sets of 12)
  • Frontal Raise (7.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Crunches (3 sets of 15)
  • Chest press on a stability ball (12.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Triceps Kickback (12.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Lateral raise (7.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Bicycle crunches (3 sets of 15)
  • Upright row (10 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Overhead triceps (12.5 lb weight, 2 sets of 12)
  • Chest flys (7.5 lb weights, 2 sets of 12)
  • V-ups ( 2 sets of 15)

This was a great upper body workout!  My arms were shaking and burning at the end.  The last 3 exercises, I could only get myself to do 2 sets.  It feels great to have a workout like that.  I increased some of my weight today, so I felt proud. 🙂

After my workout, I sipped on a new Coconut Water on my way home – with a splash of Guava!

O.N.E. coconut water came out with a few new flavors of their coconut water, with just a splash of the juice.  I also bought the mango and pineapple, so I can’t wait to try them!  I loved the guava!!  It was the perfect amount of ‘splash’.  Not too sweet, but just enough to make it a treat.  And, coconut water is a natural electrolyte, so drink up!  Their other flavored coconut waters are a little too sweet for my taste, but I liked this, even though I’d prefer the original anyday.

This one 8.5 fl oz serving has 78 calories, 16 grams of sugar and 18 grams of carbs.  Not so bad, considering that regular coconut water has 14 grams of sugar.

Once home, I made and scarfed down dinner in a matter of minutes – literally.  I was starving!

This was the worst wrap I have ever made!  It tasted awesome, but the pictures are awful!  This guy fell apart from the start.

Anyways, I filled a Joseph’s flax pita pocket with spinach, a Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger, 1/2 an avocado and salsa.  Delicious combo – with a side of multigrain tortilla chips & salsa.

This has been a crazy week with what feels like every second filled – yay for Friday tomorrow!

Sleep tight!


kiwi berries!

All I wanted this morning was oatmeal!  In my new bowl. 🙂  I haven’t had oatmeal in what feels like weeks!

I started with my normal oatmeal base – oats, bananas and flax seed and worked from there.

In the mix today:

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup oatbran (this seems to make the mix creamier – sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxmeal
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds


  • 1 tbsp NUTTZO (so delicious and crunchy)
  • 1 tbsp chocolate peanut butter
  • sprinkle of maple granola

Oatmeal really does fill me up for hours.  With all of my smoothies lately, I have been wanting a mid-morning snack, or have been ready for lunch by 11-11:30.  Today, I was full right up until lunchtime.

Speaking of lunchtime…

I brought a variety of orange and green goodies today.  Let’s find out what they were!

First up, a salad with spinach, carrots, chickpeas, almonds and hummus (as dressing).

Then, a leftover piece of Red Pepper, Arugula & Goat Cheese Pizza from last night.

Still really good!

Then, some fruit – Kumquats & Kiwi Berries!

It was a great mix!  I know that I always seem to say that I love my lunches, but I really do.  I try to find a variety of things and to change it up often, even if it is just a different topping for a salad.  Eating the same thing everyday gets boring!  I only ate a few of the pieces of fruit because I am stuffed – so they will resurface in a few hours, I am sure.

What are kiwi berries?

I picked these up at Whole Foods this week!  No, they are not local, but I love kiwi’s and just needed to try these little guys.  Kiwi berries are a small variety of kiwi fruit, about the size of a grape, that have a smooth, edible skin.  They are fuzz-free, so can just be eaten as is (although, a lot of people do eat the fuzzy brown skin of a kiwi, I have never tried it!).  They are super juicy, sweet and packed with flavor,  Too bad this little package costs a whopping $4.99!  A little ridiculous if you ask me, but I was happy to try them out once.

Kiwi berries are good for you too!  They are rich in vitamin C, high in fiber and a great source of potassium, vitamin E and magnesium.   I really liked them.

I’m planning to hit up the gym after work tonight to hit the weights, but I have trouble keeping up that motivation when I just want to get home for dinner and to do stuff around the house.  Maybe if I let all of you know that I am going, it will make me stick to the plan!

See ya tonight!