Stuffs on the Internets

Well, hello. I thought I’d put together a little post-y post on some stuffs I have seen on the internets as of late.


Easter is coming up and there are some things I’ve starred as an “I’D LOVE TO HAVE THESE ON EASTER. OR ANY DAY FOR THAT MATTER”

Peep-Infused Vodka. I told Tyler about this last night and he poo-poo’d the idea. I think it’s genius. However, I might just drink the vodka straight and he would end up holding my hair back for most of the night. Probably why he poo-poo’d it.

Super Moist Carrot Cake. And I’m going to refer to it by its full title: Super MOIST carrot cake. All the time. Just to bug people out. Because it’s MOIST.

Cadbury Egg Cookie Cake Bars. Ok, so you’ve probably already guessed that these have Cadbury Eggs in them. In my opinion, they need not be in a recipe since they are enough on their own…similar to that of a jar of Nutella. I say why waste your time by adding calories to something that is already fantastic? No, just grab a spoon and have at ‘er. But yeah, these actually look good enough to make.

other food recipes that aren’t Easter related…

Spiked Key Lime Limeade. You had me at Spiked.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars. Ask Tyler if I should make these and he’d say NO. Especially if you ask him at 10pm when he is trying to sleep and I am asking him to make his best and loudest bear or moose or chicken sound. Then start singing-SLASH-dancing to the Mindy Project intro song. Don’t know it? Check it out:

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Bars. Because YES, yes I should make these. And you should too. And they probably won’t come out looking as good as Tracey’s, but they will most definitely come out just as tasty.

Chicken Enchiladas. I have been meaning to make enchiladas for FOREVER because I love me some cheesy goodness. But, for me, the craving has been kicked since I ordered them from El Toro last week.


2,4,6,8,10 Workout. Changes up many of our usual routines of same # set/reps/etc.

The Squiggly Line Effect. This is more in the ‘health’ category, but I don’t want to make a ‘health’ category. After unintentionally, but gladly losing about 20 pounds at the end of 2012, I started to go into Maintenance mode so as to not lose weight. My workouts didn’t change, but I increased my food consumption because my body just craved it. And of course I gained weight. I was beating myself up over it because I wanted to fit into my wedding dress for July, but after reading this, I realized I’m just in the ebb and flows of weight loss/gain and I should be alright.

Red Light, Green Light Workout: Using Active Recoveries Yet another workout to change up your usual routine.

Anything catch your eye on the internet lately??

Some Workouts

Thanks for the feedback on my last post. It really made me feel good about my little bloggy life 🙂

I think it’s only fair that I share with you my latest workouts. Since I’m actually typing this post ahead of time (gasp!) the following workouts are from Monday, 3/25 and Tuesday, 3/26. I was actually giddy before, during and after each workout because I knew I couldn’t NOT share!

Here goes.

Monday, I took the strength portion of my workout from Tina by doing the Defying Gravity Workout she recently posted (if you click on the link, it’ll take you directly to that workout).


I followed it up with an awesome HIIT run


Tuesday, I adapted a full-body tabata workout (I was in the mood to continue targeting all the major muscle groups rather than focusing on upper body, lower body or core). I ended up with this gem:

Reminder: tabatas are 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest repeated 8x through for a total of 4 minutes each round. For this particular workout, you will alternate between the two moves in each round. i.e.: Move 1 for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, move 2 for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, repeat 4x.


I immediately followed this strength circuit with 20 minutes of spin (rolling hills and resistance intervals) then this 20 minute treadmill run:


In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been playing around with PicMonkey. Gotta make these workouts look as pretty as can be!

Now that I’ve hopefully inspired you with my strength and cardio workouts, here are some pictures of my little stink monkey (who is currently no so stinky since she came in the shower with me yesterday. AND LOVED IT.)


Got any good workouts to share??!