My Favorite Things + Super Sweaty Elliptical Workout


Matt and I have been suffering from some first world problems lately. Our cable has gone kaput, so we’re waiting on a cable guy to solve all our problems in life later today…or at least fix our cable. Last night, I put off my workout until about 8pm. I changed into my workout clothes at approximately 4:30pm, but didn’t get around to actually working out until later. Realizing I could watch TV in the workout room was the extra push I needed to finally make it happen. Since I had eaten within a few hours of this sweat session, I opted for the elliptical (to replace the scheduled P90X Plyometric workout). Unfortunately, the only elliptical left was the uber squeaky … Continue reading

Damage Control After Horrible Holiday Eating + Interval Bike Workout


Good morning! I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July! We spent ours at a BBQ and saw some San Diego fireworks for the first time. (It was my third time here for the 4th, so I was determined to finally see some fireworks.) It was a gorgeous evening, and I’m now in recovery mode. This past weekend was interesting because: I ate so much horrible, absolutely delicious food on Friday. I knew we had our 2nd after pictures for P90X on Sunday. Just for the record, I definitely don’t regret indulging in the pulled pork sandwich, hot dogs, many desserts, or beer that I had on the 4th. Sometimes, you just need to embrace a holiday and enjoy all … Continue reading

‘Merican Sangria Recipe

merican sangria

Happy 4th of July!! I’m in my happy place being a lazy bum today with plans of eating BBQ and watching fireworks later. Plus, it’s 10x better because I have a 3-day weekend. Aww yiss. I am, however, planning to take advantage of all the extra time by going for a run, so I’m not being toooo lazy. I figured I’d dedicate today’s post to a patriotic-y things — aka a sangria recipe that is our country’s colors. I’ve only made classic red wine sangria before, so I figured it was time to try out a white wine version. I ended up using some frozen blueberries and raspberries, but I feel like fresh would be prettier. However, frozen worked just fine … Continue reading

A Few of My Favorite Things


It’s here! The best month ever is here! July has always been a happy time for me because it’s my sister’s and my birthday month, but seeing as how it’s in the middle of the summer, there always seems to be exciting events happening as well. July 2014 is definitely consistent with this. It all starts with the 4th in two days. Don’t think we even have any plans for seeing fireworks because the entire city of San Diego is super crowded and busy from early morning to late at night. Maybe we’ll actually get out for once to see some fireworks though. My birthday is towards the end of the month, and Matt has a pretty amazing adventure planned … Continue reading

15 Random Thoughts I’ve Had Lately


Today, I would like to share with you a collection of super random thoughts that have been filling my mind lately. About 95% of these revolve around working out and food. Then again, that’s basically this entire blog. I’m such an interesting person, right?! Let’s begin. 1. There should be a Healthy Food category on Pinterest because when trying to figure out what to make every week, I always find amazing, not-so-healthy dishes. It complicates this P90X nutrition plan dealio. 2. All food should be baked inside crescent rolls. I haven’t had one dish that wasn’t amazing that was wrapped in a crescent roll. Yummm. Cough.Cheesy Chicken & Bacon Crescent Pockets.Cough 3. It never ceases to amaze me how you … Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie Shake

So I’ve mentioned that I’ve been drinking protein shakes almost every morning since beginning P90X. I’ve shared my Mocha Protein Shake “recipe,” and now it’s time to share the one I’ve been obsessed with as of late. It’s one of my favorite combinations of ingredients in life: Peanut butter… Banana… Chocolate… You can never go wrong with those three things. They just belong together if you ask me. Throw them all with some milk and protein powder, and voila! Breakfast of champions. I just think you all need to try this once because it’s such a tasty way to start the morning. If I didn’t care about this being healthy, I might add more chocolate…like in the form of chocolate … Continue reading

A Few of My Favorite Things


So I found a picture recently that is me 100% during this P90X experience whenever I do the yoga DVD… Yes, I’m referring to the picture on the right… It has been…an interesting journey. I’ve heard people say the P90X yoga is kind of…advanced. Seeing as how I’ve never even done yoga before, it has been a learning experience. I’m a fairly flexible person, though, thanks to all my stretching after sports over the years, so I feel like I have a good base for yoga. Turns out I can do a lot of random poses just fine, which is kind of really exciting for me. My problem is just balance and holding some poses. (I kind of fall over … Continue reading

Weekend Randomness: Superman, Soccer, and Fueling a Workout with Beer


This past weekend was one of those where you’re just going and going and going. Although I often prefer weekends where I stay in and do a lot of nothingness (I know, I’m a thrilling individual), it’s nice to get out outside and hang out with people. Today’s post is just a quick recap of our activities. Hope you all enjoyed your weekends as well! We decided to take Friday as a rest day from P90X (this had nothing to do with being lazy…just kidding), so we picked up some sushi and watched a movie. It was a magically uneventful evening. Interesting fact: we watched Man of Steel, and I loved it, especially because it was filmed in a town … Continue reading

Throwback Rap Workout Playlist


I’ve got a treat for you guys today. A few nights ago, Matt and I decided to do the P90X Ab Ripper workout without the DVD. (I had the exercises written out from not being able to use the disc awhile back.) We were both struggling through the workout in complete silence, and that was just weird, so I made a quick Spotify radio station for us to listen to: Missy Elliott – it was pure gold. I kept the station on for about an hour after our workout, and then I moved onto straight-up Ludacris because it just brings me back. Then I had an epiphany: I need to make a workout playlist to music like this. I basically … Continue reading

A Few of My Favorite Things


I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is… more cowbell baking. I’m having withdrawals from making cookies and cupcakes and sweet breads. This P90X nutrition thing is putting a damper on my dessert eating making. Okay, so about 60% of the time I bake sweets it’s because I mainly just want to eat them, but that other 40% of the time it’s innocent. I just like to bake. I’m doing my best to hold back and not use up the chocolate chips ingredients that stare at me daily. Last thing I made were these bad boys: Funfetti cupcakes with hot pink icing for a coworker’s birthday. Unfortunately, I don’t have excuses like this for awhile, so we’ll see how … Continue reading