day 9: new deliveries

Today was my third 12 hour shift in a row! Apparently I was alittle sleep deprived because I posted day 7 before day 5 of my posts, but oh well! at least they got there haha.

The day actually started really early. LIke 4am early. I was laying in bed wide awake ready to seize the day. I was going to just roll over and go back to bed, but by 415 I was still up. So I hopped out of bed to start T25 gamma. (I swear one of these days I will do a review).

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This is one of my newest deliveries! I was unsure after alpha and beta if I wanted to spend the extra money, but I realized I was doing this for me! It was about $60 and lasts 8 weeks. Money well spent :)

The dvds are made up of 4 different workouts. There is the gamma pure and the gamma strength (each 4 weeks).

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I started with the strength and went with the Rip’t workout. (was supposed to be speed 3.0 and I knew I wouldn’t be moving that fast that early in the morning haha) The workout was great! lots of arms and they felt like jelly by the end. I used 10lb weights :)

Next up was a quick shower. My eats were about the same for this shift as the rest, but still delicious.

5:30 Eggs and peppers

10:00 bacon, cashews and pecans

12:00 Protein coffee

2:00 baked chicken wings, cauliflower mashed potatoes, M&m cookie and small piece of zucchini cake

5:00 colby cheese + apple

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The other delivery to my house was Udo’s Choice Probiotics. I used these for the past two months and ran out! They really helped my tummy get things together. and I had less pain and bloating with this. (of course, also with a healthy diet).

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I highly recommend probiotics, even those of you who might not have the same symptoms as I do.

So a few fun deliveries this week, besides the bills and ads haha. I love getting to try new things, and when you receive that package its like christmas morning, even if you know whats inside :)

Question for you:

What was the last package you ordered/received?

Do you like to buy online or at the store?

 

 

Day 8: Healthy Kid prep

Another day at work with Not alot of sleep last night. Luckily, i had lots of coffee on board. I pretty much ate the same thing as yesterday, except i had snack size m&ms. Then for dinner it was a weird combo, shriMp, baked chicken wings, and two paleo balls. Random But delicious. Time for bed, but first, getting andrew healty treats!

 

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Over the past few months, I have finally got my eats together. except for the occasionally issue like last week haha. But this challenge has really helped me get back on track.

Since school started for Andrew, I knew I needed to have healthy eats on hand for him as well! Especially since recently, he was sent home from his dad’s with a SHOE box filled with crap “goodies”.

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Andrew also gets extremely crabby when he doesn’t sleep, eat right, or get out of the house. (I mean who doesn’t?!??) So I knew that having healthy food on hand is the first step!

little smokies, pepperoni slices, and sausage patties

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cottage cheese, Colby cheese, and string cheese

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nitrate free hot dogs

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peaches and apples

we have sugar snap, celery, and cucumbers already.

gluten free pancake mix, pretzels, sugar free chocolate chips

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It isn’t all paleo, but its a step closer to less sugar! It is a start!

Question for you:

How do you help others eat healthy?

 

Day 6: paleo cookie dough

Happy Friday everyone!!! I hope everyone had a great week and this weekend is off to a great start! My day is not as crazy as yesterday, thank goodness!

It started off with eggs and bacon with Andrew and helping him studying for 2 quizzes and a test today. 4th grade. I dislike you already haha

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I had a dentist appointment and lots of catching up around the house. Also, meal prep for work (more on that tomorrow!)

Lunch was cauliflower mash and bacon

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I bought this bacon that you microwave, to see if it would help Andrew. He said he didn’t like it crispy. What a goof  ball haha. We were not big fans…..

For dessert, I had some new paleo cookie dough balls

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Lunch was a random combo. Protein coffee and paleo cookie dough balls. I was on the go, it didnt the trick. This is my new.favorite recipe for the cookie dough

Andrew and i had pictures for the directory at church, and then we met my sister in laws and mom for a pedicure. It was awesome! Especially with three 12 hour shifts this weekend.

Next up, was chicken wings, peaches, and cookie dough for dinner.

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Thanks for the great picture andrew haha

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Then i ended the day with t25 speed 1.0. It was alittle rough from lack of sleep and ice cream yesterday, but i still got it done!

Still alittle high today: calories 1728, fat 122, carbs 55, protein115

Tomorrow will be better

Question for you?

What are you up to this weekend?

I work the whole three day weekeend😀

 

Day 7: prepping for 12 hours

While everyone is off work for the three day holiday weekend, I will working. Yes I had during the week off, but I’d rather be at the pool with Andrew. Oh well! On Thursday, I got to food prep, but first the eats for my day.

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6am: Eggs and pepper

10am: bacon

2pm: sausage, pepper, and cauliflower mash. peach for dessert

snacks the rest of the day: pepperoni slices, almonds and cashews, cucumbers, and Colby cheese, apple (i only ate the pepperoni and nuts)

Dinner: bunless burger, salsa, paleo cookie dough balls

Workout: 11,600 steps!!

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The prep on Thursday took awhile, but now I have lots of healthy eats to grab for the next three 12 hour shifts.

  • First, I started with the peppers and sausage

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All I did was heat the oven to 375. cut them up. mix with olive oil. then bake for 30minutes or until desired texture

  • I noticed there wasn’t much for three/four days. so I did make baked chicken wings, just in case.

These are also easy. boil for 10 minutes. then place on baking sheet and olive oil. and bake for ten minutes at 425 in the oven. flip and bake 5-10 more minutes

  • Next up, was cauliflower mash.

All you do is steam the cauliflower till soft. then use a food processor to mash. done!

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Lots of good food to have in the frig. And I am SOOO ready for the next three days, well at least food wise haha

Question for you:

How do you plan for meals while you are at work? or on the go?

 

 

Day 5: day in the life

Today’s eats were pretty good, and ended with ice cream. Let me say the day was insane, followed by ice cream with friends. A success I would say? haha. I don’t usually eat ice cream, but considering I kept my cool all day and still ate well up until then, I’m good with that. I thought instead of just food, I would show the schedule….It doesn’t look like it, but every minutes

7am: Breakfast- eggs, peppers, and bacon

8am: grocery store for lots of andrew goodies (more on that tomorrow….)

8:30: went to visit Carrie (The NICU babies past foster mom. he is now with his adoptive mom)

10am: T25 total body workout

11am: Protein coffee on the run. plus pepperoni slices. My dad had oral surgery. So I was running from my parents house to walgreens and mcdonalds for a milk shake

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1pm: Lunch. Leftover buffalo chicken salad from last night. Peach for dessert

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2pm: over to my parents house. dad not doing so good, now throwing up. went to take care of him.

3pm: colby cheese, cucumber, and apple slices

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sillly silly sillly homework

4:30: hair cut

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5:15: Wake for my aunt’s mom (on her side)

6pm: babybel cheese and pepperoni. more homework.

7pm: taco dinner with my community group at church. Followed by ted drews ice cream.

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These are my stats WITHOUT the ice cream: Calories 1755,Fat: 118, Carbs 69, Protein 121

way higher than usual. Esp if you add the ice cream, but tomorrow is a new busy day :)

Question for you:

What is one (or two) things keeping you busy these days?

Day 4: tooth fairy

Happy Wednesday! We woke up to have breakfast before school and andrew started complaining saying there was metal in his eggs! And why would I do that? I of course was really worried, until he spit it out, and we realized it was his tooth :)

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He has been working on the bottom guy for weeks!

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On to eats……….

Another successful day. I did eat a few fries at dinner with my parents, but im ok with that.

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Breakfast: eggs, broccoli, peppers, and bacon

Plus coffee! and protein coffee

Lunch: cauliflower mash

Snack: lots of honey roasted peanuts, babybel cheese, and some chicken

Dinner: buffalo chicken salad from Joey B’s

Lots of the same food for the past few days, just making my way through leftovers. Grocery store tomorrow!

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Workout: t25 abs. Did not have the energy for total body haha. tomorrow. also mowed my parents grass. Got almost 12000 steps!

Question for you:

What was your favorite thing you ate today?

What workouts have you been doing?

 

day 3: more food for 12hrs

Another day at work. These 12 hour shifts take a lot of planning! Yesterday, i did not plan that well. I knew this because i was starving by 5pm. With 2 1/2 hours before i could go home. Not good! I always make my lunch the night before, so I made sure to add lots of goodies.

I made sure to have lots of food packed and ready.

6am: eggs, broccoli, and peppers

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9am: protein coffee. Brought to work in a water bottle

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11am: bacon

1pm: cashews pecans

2pm: cauliflower mash, watermelon, one pancake

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STUFFED!!!

5pm: 2 babybel cheese

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(didnt eat the apple or nuts.)

8pm: shrimp + watermelon

 

workout: none. but I did have over 10,000 steps at work. I had to pick up andrew at my parents, and then get him in bed.

 

I did a lot better in making sure I had healthy eats on hand. I know that when I get hungry, I go for something that is easy. That is why you see a lot of small snacks that can be eaten on the run, or when you have a free moment. sometimes it gets crazy in the NICU. For the future, I will just make sure I have a full lunch box :)

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So I got a few questions about the protein coffee and it is SUPER easy! I followed along to this recipe, just changed a few things.

PROTEIN COFFEE

  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup cold coffee
    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • a few iced cubes of almond milk *
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Directions:
    • 1.) Make coffee the night before and place in frig. (or make that day and put in freezer for a bit)
    • 2.) Place all ingredients in a cup or blender and blend. I used my smart stick

* You can also just add almond milk and ice cubes.

Super easy and you get some sweet coffee, with lasting protein powder, and without the extra carbs/sugar! I highly recomend it

Question for you:

How do you like your coffee? this question is perfect for Hollie ;-)