Post-Workout Grapefruit Sherbet [Recipe] + WIAW

You know it’s hot when your shoulders sweat.

At least I wipe off my bench at the gym! 

If I do cardio, I prefer to do it after I lift so I don’t get too tired.  The problem is that it’s a 10 minute jog to the gym, so I feel like I should just add on another 20 and be done with it.  Yesterday was one of those days.  By the time I arrived at the gym I was burning up and covered in sweat.

Lifting after that was hard at first, but I got into the groove.  I felt bad about being so sweaty in the weight section, but hey… it IS a gym.  And I am a good citizen of the gym world – I always use the stray to clean off my sweat puddles.  Unlike some other people.

Shoulder sweat

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Jerky Heaven [Giveaway] + WIAW

I’m a snack junkie.

If I’m honest I’d rather snack and have a meal. 

If you’re a snacker like me, you can imagine my excitement when I received a GIANT box of jerky from Jack Link’s.  Turkey jerky, teriyaki turkey jerky, chicken jerky… it is basically outdoor snacking deliciousness.

And by outdoors, I don’t just mean sports (though Vegas and my favorite softball snack is jerky).

Jack Links Chicken Jerky… 

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Birthday Surprises + Cheesecake Dessert Giveaway

I should probably stop celebrating my birthday now.

But at 32 I’m just not that mature yet.

Vegas had an amazing surprise planned for me on my birthday… but she didn’t wait until the day of to treat me!  And – because I don’t think you should stop being treated either – I have a delicious (healthy-ish!) cheesecake dessert giveaway for you at the end of this post.

So.  To begin the birthday celebration we first went to a fabulous dinner on my birthday-eve.  The Patio on Goldfinch  has been on my list to try for a long time.  Vegas picked me up in my freshly washed car (another treat!) and we had a lovely evening out.  How fabulous does this look?!

The Patio on Goldfinch

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Dressing Up and Playing Ball [$25 Dick’s Giveaway]

It’s my birthday!!!

Obviously that means presents.

The weekend before my birthday was San Diego’s infamous Over the Line tournament (OTL).  Basically, it’s 2 days of camping and playing a baseball-ish game in the sunshine and sand at the beach.

There are 3 players on each team.  Your own team member tosses a ball up for you to hit with a wooden bat.  You have to hit the ball in the fair territory to get a hit.  There are no runners, but 3 hits scores a run.

OTL court

OTL court

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Things I’m Loving + WIAW

I haven’t felt like blogging lately.

Which is why on Monday I just didn’t. 

If you don’t have anything to say, I find it’s best not to force it.  No that there isn’t a lot of awesome going on… I’m just busy living life!

Here’s a little bit of some things I’ve been loving…

Leg day… but I’m not going to lie. I still might order this shirt and take a shot.

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Arm Yourself For Summer – Workout & Protein Refuel

It’s no secret that bicep day is my favorite.

My trainer says it because I’m a “dude.”

When I needed to drag myself back to the gym after 2 weeks in Greece, the most appealing workout to me was my favorite – biceps and triceps.

This workout was just what I needed – challenging and focused on the muscles I wasn’t able to work while I was away.  I think most of these moves are self-explanatory.  In case you aren’t familiar with it, this is what an EZ bar looks like:

EZ bar

There’s a similar looking crimped bar for use with the cables.

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Cinnamon Roll Protein Mug Cake [Recipe]

Cinnamon rolls kill me.

That smell in the mall… Pavlovian response.

It’s been years since I’ve gotten one, but walking past a certain cinnamon roll chain had me craving a cinnamon roll.  I swear they put crack in those things.

In my shipment from About Time, I received a few proteins to sample.  I decided it was the perfect opportunity for a little mug cake experiment!  Mug cakes may seem normal to many of you… but to the “normal” world I think it qualified as strange.  But good. 😉

Cinnamon Roll Protein Mug Cake… 

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About Time ProHydrate Tropical Protein Slushie

Did you ever look forward to gas station snacks as a kid?

Please tell me I wasn’t the only one with trashy taste as a child. 

These days I dread road trip food – especially after my recent cross-country drive.  However, when I was a kid I loved stopping at the QT for a giant slushie.  It’s not that I don’t like a slushie as an adult, but I try to avoid the onslaught of chemicals.

When I received a box full of all natural supplements from About Time, I was immediately drawn to their new ProHydrate Protein Water.  It screamed #strangebutgood protein slushie!

Tropical Protein Slushie… 

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Cinco de Taco Tuesday [WIAW]

Two bloggers go food shopping…

I can’t even narrow down the punchlines. 

Lucie and I had a food shopping adventure to the Pacific Beach Farmer’s Market and then to Whole Foods.  We were actually quite well-behaved!  Even between the two of us we spent less than $100* in Whole Paycheck Foods.

*That’s unheard of for me – just ask Vegas.

Laura and Lucie… 

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Cookies & Cream Zero Carb Protein Smoothie

I love me some protein.

Bro.

I also love cookies.  If you can combine protein and cookies, you have a winner.  When Isopure sent over their cookies & cream zero carb powder with 50 grams of 100% pure whey protein isolate I couldn’t try it fast enough.  It was perfectly timed too – after being on he road for a week I was ready to get back in the gym!

Workout… 

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