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WeDneSdaY B-day Shoutout

In family, popular recipes, Uncategorized On November 28, 2012 0 Comments

 

Happy wednesday folks!

Officially 4 days till the Spartan Race. I’m not in the salon till 10.00 a.m. so, I woke up at 6, drove straight to gym.I recieved this email from from my online Spartan trainer, and  this workout is gonna kick my ass! I won’t be doing my WOD on thurs (tomorrow) because I’ve got Zumba class. I just honestly don’t want to risk being any kind of sore or tight anywhere on my body before sunday.So no heavy lifting. Last time a trained for a race, I ran 6 miles the day before and somehow strained my achilles. So pissed. Dumb status. Not doing that this time. I really think it’s important to give your body a rest and allow your muscles time to recover. So this morning will be the last of the WOD. 🙂 What an EXPERIENCE!

I swear after sunday I’m only doing zumba and yoga for a whole week. That’ll be nice. Then back to adding in the strength training.

So….Ideally, for a hardcore session, 5 circuit sets should be done with the exercises back-to -back and minimal rest. If you like structure, a breakdown on a good use of rest is supplied at the end of the workout. Each set should be at least 12 reps of continuous motion. Rest in between exercises rather than between reps.

Ok, Lets go….

Before going for this circuit, make sure you have a bench press and some room close by with dumbbells ready. On average three to five revolutions should take no more than forty minutes, but internally strive for the best time possible. This workout is an obstacle course for the body itself. Watch your form people!

I was at the gym a total of 1 hour & 15 min. Notice all of the bending down I was doing…well…GUESS WHAT HAPPENED.

I wanted to die!!! Felt absolutely no drift! Apparently before throwing them in the hamper last week, I left them sweaty on the floor for a couple hours, and I don’t know if any of you girls out there who have dogs, have ever experienced this, BUT….yeah…Willy completely ate an EFFING hole in the crotch!!! ahhhhhhhhI never noticed, washed them, picked them up this morning out of the drawer, no clue, and did my whole workout with the freakin hole. It wasn’t till I was stretching, with my ass facing the mirror that I noticed. I ran out of there so damn fast. The guy at the front desk was like “Bye, thank you” I just kept my headphones in and RAN! I posted this on my instagram as soon as I got in the car.

I needed CARBS! (good carbs of course)

BANANA OAT MUFFINS

These were just what I needed! This recipe is so easy, It took like 20 min all together. They were a treat. They are under the  breakfast recipes!I enjoyed one of these along with my coffee w/ almond milk, got ready for work and headed out.

I wanted to take today’s post as a chance to wish my amazing brother a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Doesn’t he look like Clark Kent? (superman)

This was taken at my parents house the last time he came to visit.

I have no idea what we are doing in this pic but I thought it was cute.

Having a ball at Mango’s in Miami. We went there on a family trip a couple years ago, and I actually got him up to dance.

Btw…Holy TAN browndoggie face.

Happy special day LIL bro! xx

After work, I headed to Hollywood to meet up with a couple of girlfriends. We had planned for me to come and cut their hair, have a laugh, and enjoy a glass of wine. Laura (Gina Starr) a genius Dj, is always open for a super cool look. Her hair is like a violet, silver kind of color, which a co-worker of mine did. Looks amazing.I’ll post picks soon! Love cutting her hair. She always give me complete freedom to try new things. Gen, my other friend,client, and an amazing jewelry designer, also got a new super cool look. We cut her hair into a cute little A-line layered bob. She loved it. After we finished cutting, we finished our wine and I was ready to head home for some dinner. It was a long day. She surprised me with a little gift from her collection. Aren’t they fabulous? Her Etsy shop will be up soon, so be on the lookout! I’ll be supporting on my blog for sure. Her stuff is unique and feminine. Always with a bit of lace. A little vintage inspired too.

As soon as I got home, I took willy out, and headed inside for some yummy leftovers of almond crusted tilapia, spanish green beans, some roasted kabocha squash, and some sauteed spinach and zuchinni in garlic. It looks like my usual snacky plate. Lots of different flavors to get a perfect bite.

After dinner, I felt relaxed, put my PJ’son, and poured myself a glass of this wine. It was really good. Although I fell asleep working on the blog. On the couch of course, so I didn’t end up finishing it. Oh well, didn’t need the extra cals anyway…

BEDTIME. XX

QUESTION OF THE DAY: 

Are you one of those people who has to eat everything on their plate separately? Where nothing can touch each other? Fascinating.

xo babes

FCAT OF THE DAY:

It’s freakin Chritmas in 3 1/2 weeks!

You know what that means…..

SNOWBOARD SEASON!

Almond crusted tilapia

In popular recipes, Uncategorized On November 28, 2012 0 Comments

This meal is a great weekday idea. It’s really easy, requires just a few ingredients and tastes fantastic. One serving is one fillet. Each fillet is approx.  200 calories (with almond crust) And for even less calories, you could even sub the full egg for egg whites.

With around 23 grams of protein, this to me, is considered WINNING.

DIRECTIONS:

Pre-heat oven 350 degrees

Thaw 4 tilapia fillets. Place on a plate.

In a bowl whisk egg with garlic,parsley, and salt and pepper.

In a separate bowl, Pour the almond meal.

Sprinkle a little more salt and peeper on the fish, dip the fish into the egg mixture, evenly coated. Let remainder drip back in egg bowl.

Then into the almond meal making sure to cover both sides.

brush with egg wash once finished to get it more golden.

Line a roasting pan with foil and spray foil with coconut oil (so as to not stick)

Once cooked, squeeze a bit of lemon over the fish.

Serve fresh out of the oven.

Great paired with Spanish style Green beans, roasted squash, quinoa, or a any other veggie or salad.

enjoy fit friends!

xo

Chocolate Pecan Pie Muffins

In popular recipes, Uncategorized On November 16, 2012 0 Comments


I am lately LOVING baking. I’m on a roll. Plus… I need to practice my food photog skills. Anybody have any advice on creating the best at home studio for an amature? Please DO leave me a comment.  Most recently my kitchen has been my sanctuary, and the more I train, the hungier I get!  I better not be the only one that feels this way, or I’m gonna feel like a cow.

I just got home from yet another BOMB sushi din. Sushi I think may be my all time favorite food. Then Argentinian (of course), then french…etc..:)I always ask MOTO, our sushi chef, for extra veggies and no rice. He deals with my neurosis.

As soon as I got home I needed a sweet fix. Duh.

I had whipped these babies up this morning because  I was craving something that would remind me of fall. These did the trick. I’vebeen wanting to try this recipe for a while now.I adapted this recipe from ALL DAY I DREAM ABOUT  FOOD.  I’ve gotta admit. DELISH. I did sub out the butter for half the amount of applesauce, but you can do either. Because I added that, I then had to reduce the amount of erytrhitol so that they wouldn’t be so sweet. The recipe also called for 2 eggs, but I did 1 egg and 2 egg whites. (less fat).  

 I caught willy staring while I devoured my fix. lol. For sure waiting for crumbs to drop. So naughty.

Leaving you wiht my my new fall arragement, compliments of Trader Joes. Enjoy babes.

Power Packed Protein Pumpkin Muffins

In popular recipes, Uncategorized On November 12, 2012 1 Comment

I have got the gnarliest sweets tooth and my favorite things to munch on for breakfast, after a workout, or even as a snack, is ,yes, you guessed it..something carby!Well….have I got a treat for you!!!! These protein packed muffins trick your body into thinking you are having a muffin from your local starbucks! Absolutely delicious, mildly sweet, and deliver a perfect combonation of nutrients your body needs. Especially if you are trying to create lean muscle, you gotta eat clean! They are super simple and take practically no time to bake.

My recipe is for 6 servings. It perfect especially if it’s a household of one:) pack one in your lunck everyday for a mid-day snack to prevent binging at the nearest Sprinkle’s Cupcakes.!

pre-heat oven 350 degrees and grease or line your cupcake pan.

Mix all wet ingredients in one bowl and mix all dry in another, and mixing with a fork, combine both bowl together. Fill your six tins (NOT all the way to the top though, allow some rising room) these will cook fast, so watch them. Just when you think they need a few more min, is when they are actually perfect. Then take them out. No more than 7 minutes, really. But it may vary 1 minute more or less, depending on the oven used.

They are super yummy! Perfect for a power breakfast, a sweet treat to take to on the go, or as a dessert!

Enjoy my fellow fit friends! Can’t wait to try out and share a new recipe! Be on the lookout!waaaahoooooooooooo

HELLO BEAUTIES!

In popular recipes, Uncategorized On November 12, 2012 0 Comments

So…First post ever. I’m so freakin’ excited I COULD SCREAM!

I’m little by little working on my site, a definite work in progess, just like me. I’m hoping that this blog keeps me away from binging on on my way to healthier choices. I will be adding new recipes that I have made before to make sure we are not just eating food that tastes like cardboard. No thanks. Everything I eat, I will post, NO CHEATING.

I hope you enjoy the posts and hope that it can reach people out there to join me in the quest to getting RIPPED!! 

This was me then: Being a cow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is me now:

Feeling strong and able.  I’m working onmy compulsiveness and tying to be more aware of what my body actually is feeling. I’ve always been active but not consistent, and have never fully been able to control what I feed my body. I guess you could say I’m a complete extreme-ist. Moderation is very hard for me.

So, here we start our journey..and i hope together<3

 This morning was a delight… well, except that I woke up at 4 am and couldn’t go back to bed to save my life. It could be because I’ve been anxious about this lil race I signed up for called THE SPARTAN RACE.
And by “lil” i mean ABSOLUTELY NUTS! OK…I’ve only raced a 10k before, which was lovely and for a charity called Race For The Rescues.I must admit, I had never been a skilled runner, but, through the power of determination… I saw myself improve from, only being able to run 1 mile, to being able to run 6.5 without stopping. Actually coming in 40th overall. NOT BAD! (for me)
 Maybe signing up for this gnarly marine style obstacle course race was a little premature seeing as I really have no expirience.
When I looked on my email to find out what I could do to train for this craziness, I came across the WOD….hmmm. here was my first day.
 
I wanted to die. They don’t get easier.
My god, as soon as I read this, I was instantly hungry.
It was like my body was signaling my mind to go into full on survival mode! haha

By 6am..I was ready for my usual cup of joe (from my fab pixie nesspresso machine) along with some almond milk (frothed, of course:)

BTW: Is it just me or is anyone else like, ridiculously hungry as soon as they wake up? Those people who never eat breakfast or are just fine till 11am, are just cray.

BREAKFAST TIME:
1/3 c organic low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp flax meal
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp unflavored whey protein
1/2 tsp. vanilla bean extract
few drops of all natural liquid stevia
refridgerate for 10 min to thicken up (porridge consistency)

  After breakfast, It was my usual monday routine.
  Take willy for a walk &
  Zumba at 10:30am
Run errands all over the place. Had a housecall for one of my clients and picked up some new goodies, including a new microwave. I haven’t owned a micro in ages, but I figured it was time to start SAVING time:), a new hard drive to finally back up my slow ass mac that keeps giving me the spinning wheel of death, and some of my favorite PB2!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNACK:  I don’t know about you, but after a great workout I’m STARVING!

I had one of these bad boys! actually…not bad at all. I made them a very healthy way and I promise to pass down the recipe as soon as I perfect the consistency:)

 

LUNCH:  What can I say? An embarrasment of a lunch. I just really wanted something easy and quick.

  • organic edamame
  • organic chicken dog (whole foods)
  • low fat string cheese cut up like a child
  • ChocolaTree chia crackers with a dollop of cottage cheese

 

 

After lunch I dedicated my time to learning how to even work this whole blog thing. So confusing! I had to keep taking breaks to keep from going crossed eyed, so I kept taking breaks to do household chores. Oh, that reminds me, I cant wait to share with you guys how I redecorated my living area! The upstairs is a mess and I’m really gonna need some serious pinterest help and the help of you lovely people to figure out which look i should go for.

 

DINNER:made this lovely meal:

Healthy Turkey Meatloaf adapted from this link here<3 I will definitely be turning this into a packed lunch!

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/video-jamie-eason-turkey-meatloaf-muffins.htm

XO,paula