Monday, July 6, 2009

Got Greens?

Hello! Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start after all the weekend festivities. The fireworks show over the lake was just as fantastic as the last time. It is a gorgeous sight to see, especially when it all reflects off of the water. The bad news is that, being by a lake and all, I managed to come home with a whopping assortment of mosquito bites. Ugh, I look like a pink ladybug!

Back to this morning, I started off with this gem:

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That would be a Kashi waffle with natural peanut butter and a big dollop of Oikos vanilla yogurt.

I am used to plain greek yogurt but it was nice to change it up and start my day a little bit sweeter. Ahhh, creamy sweetness. :)

I also had a green monster a la Amazing Grass:


I was so excited to receive my Amazing Grass package last week. I immediately proceeded to tear the package open and much to my surprise…I saw that there was not only my Pomegranate Mango Amazing Meal, but also samples of everything else! Woooohoooo! I am a girl who loves samples…and anything free. I was one happy camper! :)

This morning’s green monster contained:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 huge handfuls of organic spinach
  • 1 spoonful of flax
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of Pomegranate Amazing Meal
  • 3 ice cubes

It was incredibly yummy and energizing! I LOVE starting my day off this some greens. I am a little ball of energy after one of these babies!

After my breakfast digested I decided to hit the treadmill for a nice run. My mind thought it was a great idea…my legs disagreed. I felt like each leg weighed 100 pounds. Ugh. So I finished up 1 mile and then walked it out for a while before hopping off and doing some stretching. It must have something to do with the awesome strength training workout I did yesterday! Lately I have really been enjoying doing yoga followed by weights for my workouts. So yesterday, I started out with a yoga video called Hips, Buns, and Thighs Yoga from Unfortunately I can’t seem to find it on the website today, otherwise I would link back to it! I’m thinking they took off some of the older ones and put new ones on.

Anyways, after my yoga video (which was intense! Chair poses galore) I hit the weights and strength training moves which included:

  • walking lunges
  • reverse crunches
  • shoulder presses (5 lb. weights)
  • biceps curls (5 lb. weights)
  • squats
  • girl pushups

My body was like jello afterwards!

Yesterday I also tried a Kashi meal:



Oh yes, this is a keeper! It had sweetness, crunchiness , and was all around delicious. Kashi, you never let me down.

Among other eats was this bar,thanks to Meg!



Yet another score. This has got to be my favorite Luna bar so far! If you like white chocolate, you will not be let down by this bar. I totally left like I was eating dessert!

So this afternoon’s plans are unknown at this point. I would be perfectly happy with a leisurely, lazy Monday. :) Unfortunately the weather is less than Summery today so I think I see some Breaking Dawn in my future. :)

P.S. stay tuned for a homemade coconut ice cream post soon! Mmmmm

Hope you all have a Magnificent Monday!


  1. Breaking Dawn seems like a perfect way to spend a lazy monday!

  2. oh yes i love relaxing days. i want to try amazing grass! ive been seeing it everywhere.haha

  3. That waffle looks delish!!!

  4. i love that buns yoga session! such a wonderful way to tone that hiney :)

    sorry about your legs sweetheart! hope they get better asap!

    sounds like kashi treated you well -- i have to keep my eyes peeled for that one .. it sounds great!

    Have a wonderful day, girl! xo

  5. I really want to try the WCM Luna Bar! Everyone seems to love it!

    Your breakfast looks delicious darling...jealous!

  6. That's my favorite Kashi meal, and my fave Luna bar! Haha this post is definitely making me drool! I'm also covered in mosquito bites - it sucks! But hey, if they bite us, we must be super sweet, right?!

    Can't wait for the ice cream recipe!!!

    Love ya!!

  7. Lazy Mondays are the best! I just had one myself :) Hope the mosquito bites aren't too annoying!

  8. im obsessed with that lunabar. Everytime I got to stop & shop they have a 4 for $5 deal and I get that deal every single time. I must have 20 bars :) haha

  9. hey! i just found your great blog! and i feel your pain with the mosquito bites..

  10. I want an amazing grass package! haha

    i love your eats as usual.. and great workout!!

  11. Everyone is obsessed with that Kashi meal....I NEED to find it!

    And ohhh, that waffle + green monster sounds like an amazing breakfast! A perfect summer meal, no!? :)

  12. hi hun

    that waffle looks too good :) and i LOVE those luna bars! the best flavour for sure! if they sold them over here, id eat them everyday :)

    i hate those runs where your legs feel like was probs due to the leg excersises youd done on your legs the other day...i know when i do lunges, the next day running is always so much harder!

    have a great day hun :)

  13. Yum, that is indeed the best Kashi meal! I've never tried that Luna flavor before, but it looks yummy.

    Sorry about your legs :[ Feel better!

    Hope you're having a great Tuesday, love!

  14. That waffle looks freaking AMAZING!!!

    and speaking of amazing..i got amazing grass this week tooooo!! :) and i may steal your recipe :)

    sorry to hear about your legs..hopefully they get better soon!