Two Last Things to Go

Hey gang,

Today has been another productive day!

As soon as I got out of bed, I got to work on my breaky.

Pumpkin Oatbran

In the pot:

  • 40 grams oatbran
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup UVAB
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 egg whites
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg 
  • cloves 

  • 70 grams strawberries
  • 1 T natural PB
  • stevia
  • cinnamon

After I ate this, I loaded up my books and drove to school to work on a project that's due tomorrow. My project took me way less time to finish than I thought it would. So at around 1:00 p.m. I left the library to get some lunch. I wasn't even hungry when I ate my lunch, but knew it had been 5 and a half hours since breakfast. 

I decided on Pita Pit, since it's so close to our home. This is their chicken breast pita with lots of veggies and honey mustard dressing. 

I was going to go to the gym soon after I ate my pita, but I fell asleep on the couch! Craziness. When I woke up I had to push myself off the couch and into my workout gear. I had a pretty good workout too! I love it when those are unexpected. 

I did 30 minutes on the stepper, 15 on the treadmill, and then I did some abs and stretched. 

Here are the stats:

Time - 58:35 minutes
Calorie burned - 555
Max heart rate - 187
Average heart rate - 162  

I came home and snacked on this. 

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 100 grams of blueberry yogurt 
Dinner came quick. 

The same tomato shrimp dish I made a few weeks ago. 

I love the spinach in it. 

I know I'm gonna need something else tonight - I'm only at 1048 calories today... hmmm.....


Can't Wait

Hello - thanks for stopping by :)

I can't wait for this week to be over. Then I'm free for the summer! Whoot!

Before church this morning, I ate this beauty for breakfast.

  • 30 grams oats
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 T UVAB
  • 1 T natural PB
It's been awhile since I've had a breakfast cookie with banana in it. It was SO sweet! I almost went back to the fridge to put some plain yogurt on it to mellow it out, but I wanted to keep my breakfast calorie-light because I knew we were going out for lunch after church. 

I didn't bring my camera with me to the restaurant, I was just going to use my iphone to take a few pictures, unfortunately my iphone was dead. So I'm sorry to say, I have no pictures of my lunch. I had a poached egg sandwich with tomato and herb mayo with hashbrowns. It was face rockin. 

When we came home I got to work on a final project and snacked on this. 

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 100 grams strawberry yogurt
  • 4 small strawberries 
I kept working on my project, and then it was time to go to church for the evening service. 

I was starving by the time we got back to house, so I whipped up this salad. 

  • 1 Italian chicken sausage 
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 2 cups romaine 
  • 1 cup mixed salad greens
  • balsamic dressing 

It hit the spot. D's out riding his Harley around town with some of his friends. Time for me to get back to my books. 

Have a great night everyone! :) 


Pumpkin Crazy

Hey gang,

Today has been one of those quietly busy days. D and I got so much done, but it felt so relaxing at the same time!

My breakfast didn't stay with me very long. About 3 hours after I ate my breakfast cookie, I chowed down into a small bowl of cottage cheese, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

I poured a little sugar free maple syrup over the top.

Then lunch came about an hour later.

Leftover potatoes (102 grams) with ketchup (1 T)

and the same lunch I ate yesterday.

It was pretty darn tasty. Right after this, D and I got going on our errands. We went to Sears to get a fan for our bedroom. Then we dropped D's car off to get new tires put on. And after that, we hit the gym. I did a biceps and back workout.

  • 21's - 30 pounds, 3 sets
  • bent over row - 40 pounds, 3 sets of 12
  • hammer curls - 12 pound dumbbells, 3 sets of 20
  • lat pull downs - 70 pounds, 3 sets of 12
  • back extensions - 3 sets of 25
  • seated close grip row - 50 pounds, 3 sets of 12
My stats looked something like this:

Time - 40 minutes
Calories burned - 169
Max heart rate - 142
Average heart rate - 110

Usually I would be disappointed with the lack of calories I burned, but I didn't want to push too hard with my hips in the state they're in.  

As soon as we came home, I devoured this bowl of food. 

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese 
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt 
  • 2 T pumpkin puree 
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder 
  • cinnamon 
  • nutmeg 
Can you tell I love pumpkin?

Dinner was alright tonight - not amazing. 

Chicken Caesar Salad
  • 4 cups romaine 
  • 5.5 ounces chicken breast 
  • 7 grams croutons 
  • 1 1/2 T caesar salad dressing 
  • lots of lemon juice
I usually don't even like caesar salad, but I've been craving summer foods lately (e.i. burgers last night). 

I'm still hungry... what shall I eat, what shall I eat? I'm not sure yet. 

Have a great night everyone :) 

Hip Issues (again)

Well, it seems I did a number to my hip yesterday during my workout. I even did hip opening yoga last night to prevent this from happening, sadly I've been limping around all morning. I hate my hip problems. I think it may be time to seek out some physio therapy.

On a lighter note, I enjoyed another awesome breaky this morning.

Chocolate Pumpkin Breakfast Cookie

  • 30 grams oats
  • 2 T pumpkin puree
  • 1 T almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder 
  • 1 T almond butter
Mix it all up, spread on a plate, and let it sit in the fridge overnight. 

In the morning add any toppings you like. My favorite right now are strawberries (50 grams this morning) and yogurt (1/3 of a cup). 


I was supposed to go on a 14 km run this morning with a few friends, but my hips aren't letting that happen. I'm thinking I'll do biceps and back instead. 

Have a great Saturday :) 


I Almost Forgot!

Hi friends,

How was your day? Mine was amazing. I worked out!!

So let's talk about that first, my workout.

I ran to the gym, which is barely under 2 miles. It took me about 17 minutes (it was pretty windy this morning, so I'm happy about my time).

When I got in the gym I did an arm workout:

  • push ups - 3 sets of 12
  • shoulder presses - 30 pounds, 3 sets of 12 
  • bench dips - 3 sets of 12
  • chest flies on a stability ball - 24 pounds, 3 sets of 12
  • chest press - 30 pounds, 3 sets of 12
  • front raise - 20 pounds, 3 sets of 12
  • lateral raise - 20 pounds, 3 sets of 12
  • crunches - 3 sets of 15
Then I hit the sidewalk, and ran the other 2 miles home. 

My workout was an 1 hour and 30 minutes. I burned 801 calories. My heart rate peaked at 188 bpm, my average heart rate was 158 bpm

I came home and wasn't really hungry, but I knew I hadn't eaten for about 5 hours, so I ate lunch

  • Italian chicken sausage 
  • 3 cups cabbage 
  • 1/2 cup brussel sprouts 
  • 1/2 T worcestershire sauce 
  • hot sauce
THIS hot sauce.


My favorite hot sauce. 

After I gobbled up my lunch, I went and got cleaned up. My stomach started growling while I was in the shower. 

Hence lunch part 2

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 100 grams of strawberry yogurt 
I almost forgot to take a photo of my dinner for you guys. Luckily I stopped part way through!

I made D and I burgers (mine's buried under that white sauce, which was a spicy mayo), roasted potatoes, and a mixed green salad.

It was pretty amazing. I've been craving red meat, and I have no idea why! It was delicious.    

Right now I'm not sure what dessert will be, but I hope it's as good as all my other meals. 

Have a great night everyone :)

Blogger Fail :(

Hello bloggers!

It's a beautifully sunny morning where I am. This makes me so happy because I'm going on a run outside today!! Yes, that's right. I can workout again! Yesterday was the last day of my no-working-out for a week plan. I feel great. I did some stretches before bed last night to make sure I'm all loose and ready for a hard workout.

I have to say, I'm sorry for not posting yesterday. I was planning to do one big post last night, but I COMPLETELY forgot to take pictures of my dinner party last night :( I realized it after all our plates were cleaned off, and the food was gone. I'm sorry - blogger fail.

I do have photos from all my other meals though.

For breakfast I had another breakfast cookie (courtesy of the Fitnessista).

(chocolate pumpkin breakfast cookie with plain yogurt and strawberries - stay tuned for the recipe)

Lunch was cottage cheese mixed with yogurt and a few blueberries, veggies, light laughing cow cheese (I'm addicted to these), and an oatmeal to go bar.

I packed it all up to take to class with me.

When I got home, I snacked on this tasty treat. Half and banana with half a tablespoon of peanut butter.

I haven't been eating bananas much lately. I'm watching how much sugar I'm eating, so I usually only eat fruit once a day, if I eat it at all.

Dinner was just what I told you guys it would be. Lemon chicken, yam fries, and a green salad with goat feta, cranberries, and pine nuts. It was so good! I just wish the lemon would have absorbed more into the chicken (I used this recipe, but I changed up the chicken things for chicken breast, and only cooked it for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees).

This morning I made the same thing as yesterday.

Pumpkin Chocolate Breast Cookie 

  • 40 grams of oats
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 T pumpkin puree (any more and the cookie is still soft the next morning)
  • 1 T UVAB
  • 1 T natural peanut butter
Throw all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Once it's all combined, spread it evenly on a plate, and place it in the fridge over night.

The next morning I like to put plain yogurt and strawberries on top.

Please don't be scared of the combination of chocolate and pumpkin. It works, trust me!

Ok... enough blogging. I'm itching to get active and workout! See you all soon :)



Hey gang,

You cannot even believe how happy it makes me to be blogging again. I really missed taking pictures of my food and documenting my day. Is that weird? Probably...

I ate lunch at 10:00 a.m! I know... ridiculously early. I was starving, and couldn't wait the extra hour (11:00 a.m. is usually when I eat my lunch).

Tuna wrap! 

  • 1 can of water packed tuna
  • capers 
  • light mayo
  • dill
  • pepper 
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla 
  • 2 cups spinach
It really hit the spot! It wasn't till after I was finished stuffing my face that I realized I forgot the pickles! I love pickles in my tuna salad. 

Well, I think my final went pretty good this afternoon. Right before I started writing it, I ate an oatmeal to go bar. I didn't take a picture, but I'm sure you all know what those look like any ways.

I came home and chowed down this snack.

  • 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 148 grams of strawberries 
Simple and scrumptious.

I spent my afternoon searching out recipes for tomorrow night. D and I are having my parents over for dinner. I'm thinking lemon chicken and yam fries with dill sauce. Mmmmmmm.... 

Dinner time came quickly. 

Tons of veggies and 5.7 ounces of tilapia.

Lemon Tilapia

  • 1 tilapia fillet 
  • 2 lemon slices
  • dill 
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
Pile all of the ingredients on the fillet of fish and wrap it in foil. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve along side your favorite green veggies (mine are broccoli, asparagus, and brussels). 

It was a good dinner, but I'm still hungry. Hmmm.... what shall I eat? Yogurt maybe... 

I'll talk to you all tomorrow! Yay! Have a great night everyone. 

I'm Back! :)

I got my camera working!! I'm so excited. Turns out, all it needed was an update. Silly me ;)

This makes Shayna happy.

So what can I update you guys on...


I'm taking a few days off. I felt like I was on the verge of overtraining, so I stopped before it was too late. I'm on my third day of "taking it easy," and I have two more to go. I'm itching to get sweat all over me! The first few days I was loving not always wearing my hair in a ponytail or having to shower sometimes twice a day, and I was getting worried I wouldn't be motivated to start training again. I'm not worried about this anymore!


Although I don't have pictures of all the meals I've missed documenting, I do have this morning overnight oats.

Sorry, this picture is terrible! Where I live there's no sunlight at 6:30 a.m. Sucks - that's all there is to say about it.

Overnight Oats

In the bowl last night

  • 30 grams oats
  • 1.5 T chia seed
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg 
  • Peanut butter
  • 4 grams unsweetened shredded coconut 

Today's Plan

  • Study
  • Write my editing final
Those are the only two things on this girls mind. 

Have a great day everyone. It's great to be back :)



Hey gang,

Sorry for the long absence. I was away from Internet access for Easter. D and I went with my parents to my mom's family's ranch. They all live on farms, which are located an hour away from any city. This makes it really hard for them to get consistent Internet access. It was so much fun being there with them - lots of good food and company. The only problem was that while we were there, my camera broke. I don't know how it happened. All my photos from the weekend were deleted, and it won't let me take any new ones. Needless to say, this is a problem when your blog revolves around pictures... so please be patient with me while I have to go get it fixed up!

Thanks everyone. Hoping to talk to you all sooner rather than later...