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Grocery & Vegetarian Happenings

Tuesday at a little past midnight, I was sick.

Not the puke once, drink ginger ale and go back to bed sick. But the I threw up nine times from midnight to 1pm and nothing made me feel better.

Except a Quest bar and vitamin water. Must have been the prebiotics and electrolytes maybe? Anyways, I am getting back on track and on the workout wagon after taking a few days off from being so nauseous. It was a combination of food poisoning and a stomach virus that was going around. What came out of me wasn’t pretty and let’s just say I am not looking at greens, chicken and bananas for a very long time. Well unless the greens are in the form of an Aloha daily greens packet. Or the banana is in a smoothie. And perhaps maybe not too long, but I am definitely going to be eating more vegetarian. I did a vegetarian challenge and also ate vegetarian for almost a year (except on a couple of days).

My stomach/ digestive system did feel better. As I got busy, meal prep time started to decline. I would just grab pre-cooked chicken and a Green Giant’s veggie steamer and go to work. It was just easier for me and the price was right (at a place called Market Basket).

I’ve just have been quite lazy and resorting to just chicken, veggies and some starchy carb. I find that when I am eating more vegetarian, I eat a variety because I get “bored” faster and always need a new protein source. I can eat chicken and greens forever, but after Tuesday that is the last thing on my mind. That being said, I am going to challenge myself to eat vegetarian until Thanksgiving.

Not only because I am “semi-traumatized” but to add variety in my diet. No worries, Quest and thinkThin bars are still here to stay.And of course, the occasional “candy indulgence.” Yep, this was my Halloween treat from the manfriend. He thought I should have gotten some Resee’s but these are way better. At least I think so.I am on day five of a vegetarian diet. My stomach does feel better, digestion wise, but I do have to get use to the increased fiber intake.

One step at a time I suppose?

Question: Are you a meat eater? Mostly vegetarian? A little bit of both? Or just eat what ever your heart desires?


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?


Protein, Protein and MORE Protein

I have to admit, I’ve been pretty good with getting my protein in.

But pretty bad when it comes to carbs. I find that when my protein is on point, my carbs are too low and vice versa. The past couple of days have been better and I am quite proud of myself.  

Speaking of protein, did you see my two new protein truffle flavors for the fall? Go check them out asap!Any who, I went to North Shore Nutrition Corner this week and picked up some Quest goodies and got a few free samples from Metabolic Nutrition.

Yesterday morning I tried out the butter pecan cookie protein in a protein pancake and wow it was amazing. I may have to get a full tub of this because it’s perfect for fall. I even mixed it into coffee this morning and it was even better.Oh and I even signed up for a free week trial from Boston North Fitness Center in Danvers. I needed a change of scenery and their gym has it all.

I’m pumped to try out their spin and yoga classes this week.Since I haven’t exactly followed my workout program to the fullest due to surgery, this week I did. I am sore in places I forgot existed.

But no excuses right? I know that a little soreness is a good thing to smile about; no pain, no gain!This weekend is going to be busy between work, training and I am going to see the Super Cross cycling race in Gloucester

Expect pictures and an exhausted Sabrina Sunday evening. Hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend!

Question: Have you ever seen a cycling race or other kind of race?


Camping in Mt. Monadnock

I went “real” camping (as the manfriend said) for the first time this weekend.Our place of choice? Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire. I went camping before a very long time ago; probably over 10 years ago. The campsite in Monadnock was simply beautiful.There were very few people and it was nice to enjoy the peace and quiet. And enjoy a nice fire. Dinner was made by the manfriend over the fire “tin-foil style;” chicken, peppers, green beans, broccoli and potatoes. It was beyond delicious!It did rain a bit but it made it less scary for me. I had never been in such darkness or quietness. I think a few more times and I’ll get use to it. It was a great way to celebrate the beginning of Fall, my favorite season.

In the morning we walked around and explored a bit.Found a random yellow mushroom along the way. I made a quick breakfast over the fire. I melted a thinkThin brownie crunch with a smidge if water and added some peanut butter and topped it with blueberries after. Yum! After we packed and left the campsite, I was in need a coffee. Alas, Green Monntain Coffee. I mixed Southern Pecan and Vanilla Caramel. So, so good!

I definitely can’t wait to go camping again. Maybe even some hiking in the near future.

Question: Have you ever been camping? How did you celebrate the first “official” day of Fall?


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?


MIMM #1: Pancake & Coffee Talk

Good morning everyone and happy Monday! 

Today I am going to be posting my first ever Marvelous in My Monday via Katie at Healthy Diva Eats. I absolutely love her blog and if you aren’t checking her out already, please do so!Marvelous are these delicious protein pancakes I whipped up this weekend. If you haven’t already, check out my PB2 protein pancake recipe!  You must try them out, like asap.

Also had them for breakfast this morning but I used chocolate protein powder instead and added blueberries on top! Marvelous is having a few goodies on hand for when I get hungry. I tried this apple cinnamon Detour Smart bar that I tried this week. It was quite delicious and I was impressed that it had 10g of protein per bar It was pretty small to me for 130 calories, maybe 80 calories would have fit the size better. But it was a great pick me up snack during work Saturday. So was a homemade vanilla soy iced latte.I tried out this delicious find from International Delight in my coffee today; fat and sugar free chocolate almond biscotti coffee creamer. Yum.Marvelous is finding my guilty pleasure. This Dannon light n’ fit toasted vanilla coconut always satisfies my sweet tooth at night. It’s just always hard to find but this weekend it was found!Question: Have you spotted any of the fat and sugar-free International Delights? What are some of your guilty pleasures?

Dark chocolate, pumpkin ANYTHING and Quest bars are my demise ;)


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