Muscle & Coffee Talk

Let’s talk coffee.If you’re wondering what to get me for Christmas, New England Coffee is the way to go. Especially this flavor or even some gingerbread.

I also accept anything in Starbucks form.Oh and don’t forget Quest bars! These are my current favorites.I’ve been using Six Star Pro Nutrition whey protein lately and I am in love with the results. I am very picky with my proteins and found that this one is really good, for me anyways.

I use about 2 scoops a day either in my oatmeal or for making a “protein pudding.” Just use 1 scoop of protein mixed with some water, place in fridge for 15mins and eat!It’s under $20 at Wal-Mart and I’ve also been using it for protein truffles and they have been quite delicious.

Note that I do make them vegan and dairy free too!I am lactose intolerant, in case y’all didn’t know but this protein doesn’t bother my stomach and all. I am noticing a good amount of “gains” using it.
Working on that muscle seperation while focusing on quads, bi’s back and shoulder boulders.And remembering to enjoy all things in moderation.It’s another busy week for yours truly between work and truffles. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about y’all.

If you want daily shenanigans, please follow my Instagram @NutritioulsySweet.

Have a great week everyone!

Love & Truffles

This week there has been a lot of truffle making. And coffee drinking…There is a new protein truffle special for the holidays. If you are ordering in person it’s 8 truffles for $5.00 and if ordering online it’s 12 truffles for $10.00 including shopping! That’s right 12 truffles, $10.00 and free shipping. Be sure to get yours here!And for holiday flavors I am introducing almond mocha and peppermint bark! Be sure to check out my protein truffles and order yours today. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

MIMM #5: Gymrat!

Happy Monday y’all!

It’s time for my 5th MIMM post and thanks Katie for hosting! It’s not surprise that most times I am a gymrat.I am learning to be more effective when it comes to my workouts. I use to aim for 5-6 workout days but now 4-5 is just right for me. Marvelous is seeing progress; whether big or small. Work keeps me busy and daily life. There isn’t a day where I don’t grab some coffee to keep me going.Marvelous is an early Christmas present from your mom. And having the manfriend put it together for you.Marvelous is gluten-free protein bars from Luna. Chocolate anything just makes me happy.Especially in the form of chocolate  protein truffle orders! This week is going to be a busy one. I do apologize for the lack of posts.

I am working on being better with pictures, I promise. It’s not the time to write it’s the pictures! My phone camera doesn’t work well so I either wait til I get home or borrow my brother’s.

One day, I promise :)

WIAW #115: Sweets & Treats!

Happy WIAW Wednesday my friends!13493-wiawfallintogoodhabitsbuttonI finally was a good little blogger and snapped some delicious food  (+coffee) pictures. Mmm gingerbread latte! I will be sharing with you some recent eats from this week as things have been meat-free since I got sick.It’s fun for me since I get to think of different things to try or add into my diet like this gluten-free honey salted peanut Luna bar. Or just simply creating new meals; I made some veggies burgers (and crumbled one up in this dish with chickpeas, quinoa, brown rice and tomatoes) using white beans instead of chickpeas. They didn’t come out too bad but I think I prefer using chickpeas.Maybe even re-making some oldies, but goodies like these vanilla and almond protein squares (hold the caramel sauce!).And just maybe making a “gourmet” flatbread; spinach, artichoke, tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. #Noms.Even my muscles are responding well. I think it’s due to the slight increase in carbs. It’s a bad habit that I fall into eating lower carbs (from time to time) then I should. I live an active lifestyle and I need to be sure to fuel properly.And no WIAW is complete without dessert; I made the manfriend his favorite treat of mine; peanut butter and chocolate protein freezer fudge. It’s so hard not to just go in the fridge right now and eat them all.As always, thanks Jenn for hosting. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

Question: What’s your favorite meat-free dish? I’m going to have to go with flatbreads/pizza.

Or does that even count? ;)

MIMM #4: Progress!

Marvelous is waking up for an early spin class and getting that calorie burn on early in the morning.And seeing some muscle seperation It’s all about progress!Marvelous is overnight oats in a jar. Note to self: DO NOT microwave a plastic nut butter jar.And make sure to use something a little more sturdy.Marvelous is eating a hodge podge for dinner; egg whites, chicken, organic Yukon fries (Alexia) and some broccoli.And trying new yogurts like Stonyfield’s Greek and chia. Pretty good, if I may say.Thanks Katie for hosting Marvelous in My Monday. If you are new to MIMM, please check out her blog at Healthy Diva Life. Hope everyone has a fabulous Monday and week ahead!

Question: Do you like early morning workouts?

Have you spotted Stonyfield’s Greek and Chia?

Early Bird Gets the Worm

I’m sure y’all know, I wake ridiculously early most days;

4:10am on three days to be exact. Two of those are work days and one is a 5:00am spin session. I try to wake up for the most part at 7:00am on non-early days but it can be tough.

Since I am still recovering from surgery, I allow my body whatever sleep it needs if I don’t have to be up at a certain time. Sometimes I’ll sleep in til 7:30am and other days it’s 11:30am.This Sunday will make eight weeks post-surgery. It’s crazy how just eight weeks ago I was in the ER for one of the most scariest times of my life. I am glad everything is much better and my workouts have been on schedule.

I have been sticking to 3-4 strength training sessions and 1 cardio day. Maybe in a couple of weeks I’ll make it 2 cardio days. I’m enjoying my new “macros.” I redesigned my macros and workout program for this week on and I can already tell the different in my energy level.

Every BODY is different; some people are ectomorphs, mesomorphs or endomorphs. I myself am a mesomorph and need to take in a bit more carbs then my protein and fats. Right now I am at about 220g Carbs, 130g Protein and 60g Fat. My calories average from 1,700-1,950. For the most part, I listen to my body but also try to stick to an eating schedule. And enjoying all things in moderation, of course. I made a little protein cake and added this pumpkin spice protein peanut butter goodness. It’s delicious and addicting. If you find it (I got it at Northshore Nutrition Corner), give it a try. One last work shift this week then the manfriend and I are getting ready for camping tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Question: Have you every had protein’d up nut butter from Nuts n’ More?

WIAW #110: “Day In The Life Of”

It’s Wednesday…

 That means it’s time for a WIAW and as always, thanks Jenn for hosting! I’ll be sharing with you my eats from yesterday and also a sneak peak into my Tuesday by the hour. Now, lets get to it shall we?13493-wiawfallintogoodhabitsbutton4:10am: Wake up for work. I always have everything packed and ready, so all I need to do is brush my teeth, get dressed, grab my food, coffee and GO!4:30am: Leave for work.

5:15am: After I open up the gym and set it up for members, I feast! For breakfast I had  “proatmeal” mixed with chocolate protein powder, PB2, oats, nuts & seeds and topped blueberries and a smidge of peanut butter.6:00am: I prep stuff for work; this includes setting up and workout programs for clients and general upkeep of the gym.7:00am: Snack time!

9:00am: Since the gym is usually dead before yoga begins at 9:30am, I take a coffee break and read up on some blogs.

11:30am: Done for the day. Any clients are usually on the weekends, which makes those days a bit more exciting. Though, I am totally okay with a low-key day at work anytime.

12:00pm: I really needed a pair of jeans and I sweater so I ended up going to the mall after work. Check out this really pretty shirt, some shoes for walking through the park and the new Wild Madagascar Vanilla perfume from Bath & Body Works I picked up. 1:00pm: Got home, cleaned and made some lunch; chicken, broccoli, egg whites, tomatoes and 1/2 of a brown rice wrap!2:00pm: Second snack time.4:00pm: My Cellucor protein sample order came in the mail. The cinnamon swirl wasn’t too bad but my favorite is peanut butter marshmallow. 5:00pm: For the rest of the evening I watched Stephen King’s Storm of the Century and indulged on some chocolate and peanut butter protein truffles.Question: What was on your agenda this past Tuesday?