Saturday, January 12, 2013

Today's Smoothie

Yesterday I made a smoothie a wee bit thick. I ate it with a spoon. It was yummy but just annoying to eat. Today I made a smoothie with a much better texture.

I don't measure. I just drop it in and blend. Sorry.

Honey vanilla Greek yogurt
Frozen strawberries
Green apple
1 tb ground flax
1tb chia seeds
1/2 banana

It was so good!! The chia seeds like to stick around in your teeth but as long as you floss it works out just fine.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Due to some illegal snacking lately I've switched from high calorie snacks to smoothies. I add chia seeds and ground flax to each one. I use OJ as my liquid and always add kale and spinach. The fruit combo is where I need some help. I might switch from OJ to pomegranate juice. Anyway. What are your favorite smoothies? Can you share your recipe with me? I'd look stuff up on Pinterest but I want real life and real person responses. Thanks.


PS I am working on a workout calendar where I do the shred one day, ripped, abs, kickboxing and yoga on alternating days instead of one video per month. I get too bored.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Starting 2013

I've been busy. Sorry. I am getting braces this month. I have so many mouth issues. It's not just cosmetic. Bummer. Oh well. At least I will get fixed and get pretty at the same time. Also, I am going back to work Wednesday evenings. I'm so thankful for an employer willing to work with me. I have a great babysitter. She is so fun with Cash. I know she will be so good to him while I'm gone. Ill miss him but at least I can work again and feel like myself a little.

Happy new year! I will post again soon.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cassy The Lab Rat

I ran out of overnight oats. You know, the oats I put in a jar with all the hippy stuff like chia seeds and Greek yogurt? I didn't make any last night because I wanted to see if it made a difference.

Yesterday, after having my oats, I didn't drink any caffeine until the late afternoon. Today I started my morning with diced ham, hash browns, and scrambled eggs. I then had a caffeinated beverage. NOT GOOD! This all occurred before my workout.

So what about workout performance? Exactly. What about it? I had zero endurance or energy. I felt like a slug moving through each move.

So what is my experiment teaching me? That I need to have a healthy breakfast packed with protein and healthy sugars or I waste a workout.

Yesterday I told you I hate working out. Think about going through the motions of a workout and wasting that time because you just couldn't get into it. Yeah, shizzy.

I will be making more oats today. I will start tomorrow off right. I will take full advantage of my workout.

Wish me luck. Xoxo

Friday, December 7, 2012

PMS Workout

No, that is not a typo. Gasp! It's true, I am declaring to whoever reads this (probably no one) that I have PMS this week. If you say you have never had PMS then you are probably on your menses right now and a liar. Yep! You are a LIAR!

Now that we have established that I do, in fact, express PMS in typed digital words we can now move on.

Working out while suffering from this strange torturous phenomenon is helpful. I can push out all that murderous bloody anger into something productive. Jillian Michaels couldn't even keep up with me. She is famous for being the crazy trainer from The Biggest Loser. She has made people cry and probably even consider suicide or even murder.

Ok that is a but dramatic, I'll admit it.

However, I feel that I could have ran that women into the fetal position wishing for a Snickers with the words that were coursing through my brain during my workout. I'm not usually this mean but I REALLY hate working out. I love the after not the before or during.

Let me tell you, I was never this much of a hag until I got my IUD. So what do I do with all this IUD induced PMS? Every punch is aimed right at Her face.

Boy oh boy do I feel so much better when my workout is over.

So what do I do with all that raging PMS when I am not working out and it creeps up on me when I least expect it? I use Release. No, this is not a weird tranquil thing. It's an Essential Oil thing.

How do I apply it?
-directly on my wrists, behind my ears, over my lower abdomen (targeting my overies), on the bottom of my feet and right under my nose. I also diffuse it.

I notice my PMS disappear when I use this.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Essential Oils: En-R-Gee

This oil was named perfectly. It's a blended oil which means it is a blend of essential oils to make a perfectly constructed cocktail. In this case, it is a mix of energy boosting oils. I dab a drop behind each ear, on my wrists, and my navel. I do this before my workout and after my post workout shower. I love the smell. It's a musky citrus and I can wear it without any perfume.

Sometimes I put a few drops in my plain lotion and rub it all over my body like I would any kind of lotion. It is fresh and I can smell it all day long.

If I need a boost during the day I grab the bottle to smell it or I diffuse it in my oil diffuser.

If you want to know more about this oil visit

Day 2

Wow. Um. Not sure what to say.

I did a lot better today. I didn't pause as often. I wasn't able to go as deep into my squats and lunges, but I did not give up.

I think having had my healthy breakfast boost (overnight oats) I was able to maintain my energy and work efficiently.

To finish strong I had a Light Chocolate Muscle Milk followed with a big glass of water. Once my muscle milk settles I will be using my essential oils. I put them in a capsule twice a day. I will share with you my combo and what they do and how I feel after.

*I promise not to be a sales person for oils. I will, however, talk about them often. They are a big part of my life.*