Poppin’ Bottles

Good Morning, it’s Thursday!

This means I’m rounding up my week at work after the sickness, which is still lingering unfortunately. At work yesterday people said I thought you were better?  You could hear the tightness and wheezing from across the room as I coughed and coughed… gross right? Well I have to pay the bills, and no worries I limit patient rooms I go in so I don’t infect anyone.

I’ve been really good about getting my water in too! Thanks to my friends at Blender Bottle, I now track my intake with this pretty blue bottle. This is a 26 ounce sport mixer, and I use it for my shakes too! I am now going through THREE bottles of water at work now and carry it with me everywhere.  I love the pop top on this one and it is super secure, no leaks. They also sent me these new GoStaks, which are so convenient to put your on the go items in.

goodies

 

Staked up

I put my vitamins, protein powders, and almonds in here!  They twist off and you can take them individually too.

goStak

Thanks to my new friends, you can win this little combo! To enter please leave a comment below with your favorite on the go snack!  One lucky reader will win a 26 ounce sport mixer blender bottle and 4 pack GoStak starter kit (color of choice). Winner will be chosen randomly next Friday August 9, 2013. You may enter once. Product will be sent directly from Blender Bottle 🙂

giveaway blender bottle

More goodies will be coming soon too, so no worries if you don’t win this one!

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Get this. Tuesday night I slept 6 HOURS. I have to say it REALLY made a difference, imagine that? 😉 I woke up a little groggy because my body wasn’t used to it on a work night, but at work I wasn’t dragging like normal. I did play the clock game a bit during the day because I just wanted to get in the gym to work on my leggies. I made my workout a leg day but focused on hamstrings and quads. This weekend I will do glutes/hips/abs. My hamstrings have been incredibly tight lately, so I need to strengthen them. I think a massage would be good too, but I blew that money on Justin Timberlake tickets… whoops!

I started by stretching them out and then hit some leg work. I like to do different things now and then because since they are repeatedly tight, I need to change it up to make sure I am taking proper care of those hammies!

  • Stability ball squats on the wall, 12 reps x 3 sets unweighted, then 3 sets with 20 lb kettles
  • Front leg raises with 5 lb kettle on foot, 10 reps x 3 sets each leg
  • Front leg knee raises with 5 lb kettle on foot, 10 reps x 3 sets each leg
  • Good Mornings, 40 lb barbell, 12 reps x 5 sets
  • TRX hamstring curls, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Linear acceleration wall drills. Standing, lean at a 45 degree angle on the wall and really press. Alternating high knees up repeatedly for 20 reps. I did 3 sets slow, 2 sets fast! Harder than it looks!
  • Leg extensions, 90-95 lbs, 9 reps x 4 sets (I realize 9 is an odd number)
leg extensions!

leg extensions!

Hamstrings were a little TOO tight for prone leg curls, I could do it, but if they HURT something is wrong, so I skipped those.

I felt super confident in my cute little gym outfit too. I LOVE these pants! So comfy 🙂

hearts pose

I hit some minor cardio, only 20 minutes- 10 on the treadmill, 10 on the elliptical. My cough was REALLY bothering me and I just couldn’t do it. I already felt short of breath so I didn’t want to get myself in trouble!

At home I made chicken and a salad with kale and cooked zucchini. I love the crisp, cool lettuce combo with the warm cooked veggies.

kale zuch salad

I also was informed my watermelon refresher was published by VeriaLiving. Check it out here or click the picture below!

refresher

Rounded my night out with a teeny bit of tv, blogging, and some chores. I swear time away from work goes by in the blink of an eye! I never feel like I get to do anything before I pass out again.

Today if all goes well I’m going to hit biceps, need to work on these babies! If the cough is still bothering me, I may take a day to rest.

flex hearts

Don’t forget to enter below for the goodies!!!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. My favorite on the go snack is definitely nuts! My favs are almonds, pecans, cashews or even pumpkin seeds (all raw and unsalted!)

  2. my fave to go snacks are quest bars!!

  3. I love to have carrot sticks, raw almonds, cashews and my homemade power bars with me. I also have a spoon in each and every bag as well as in my car in case of emergency cottage cheese needs 🙂 I just pop into a store and enjoy a chilled cup of low-fat cottage cheese. Yummy!

  4. Ashley Conway says:

    I love granola bars and protein balls.

  5. Pistachios or a Quest bar. Love shelling the pistachios (it’s therapeutic) and Quest bars are just yummy!!

  6. My favorite on the go snack is a Larabar or nuts! Easy to transport and not messy to eat 🙂

  7. I always have almonds and fruit with me for snacking on the go.

  8. my favorite go snack is always nuts!! Love the cinnamon roast and vanilla bean roast!!

  9. I love hard boiled eggs and those on the go containers would be perfect! I could put the hot sauce in its own container as well!

  10. I know they’re not the best for you but I love CLIF bars, both the energy version and protein version. They are delicious and satisfying!

  11. Catherine says:

    Recently my favorite snack is dried fruit. I’m loving dried mandarin oranges.

  12. Jessica W. says:

    Trail mix is my favorite on the go snack! I make my own and just throw a bag in my purse when I’m heading out.

  13. My favorite go snack are almonds and pistachios.

  14. My favorite snack is a banana and add some nut butter and I’m a happy girl!

  15. My fav on the go snack has to be almonds… This little go stack is awesome!!

  16. I love eating almonds and rice cakes with peanut butter while on the go! Nice energy boost and gotta love the taste

  17. My favorite snacks are almonds and quest bars!!

  18. angela kelly says:

    Celery and all natural peanut butter or roasted almonds.

  19. I have to say I go the easy route with on the go snacks and stick to stashing nuts/trail mix or some kind of bars in my purse or an apple. If I’m heading out the door with food I like part skim string cheese and smoothies too!

  20. Those are really cool. I am out in my car all day seeing clients and these would be great to carry a day’s worth of snacks.

  21. I’m obsessed with the organic energy squares from nuts.com! the organic chia energy squares are my favorite! give them a try!

  22. Kathleen says:

    My favorite on-the-go snacks are almonds and the cranberry macadamia nut Kind bar 🙂

  23. I super love rice cakes and natural peanut butter for my on the go snack:) Love the container!!!

  24. tony montoya says:

    I just need one and I never win anything 🙁

  25. tony montoya says:

    I just need one and I never win anything 🙁 thank you

  26. Cristina Sanson says:

    My favorite snacks are raw almonds, unsalted!!!! Pistachios, love them, unsalted as well. My natural almond butter crushed and grinded in the store by yours truly never fails me!!! My shakeology!!! I’m always carrying a scoop I’m ziplock baggies 😀

  27. My favorite on the go snacks are Kind bars and Quest bars, or the packets of Justin’s almond butter. Delish!

  28. Aimee Sabell says:

    My favorite on the go snacks are protein powder , pineapple, carrots sticks with thousand sea sauce and pistachio nuts

  29. Well it’s good to hear that your doing a little better and got some sleep!! Hopefully today goes by fast, and your able to get to that workout 🙂 My favorite go-to snack is almonds. I try to alway make sure I have a little container of them in my purse/backpack.

  30. The GoSnak container looks so useful for when you’re on the go! My favourite portable snacks are definitely smoothies or small pot of yogurt with some yummy add ins like fruit or granola! I also make sure I have some sort of snack handy for a mid morning or afternoon pick me up! Have good day Katie! Tam x

  31. Blue Diamond Coffee Almonds! So good and gives you a little boost!

  32. Taylor Sommerfeldt says:

    My favorite on the go snack is peanuts! I have a tree nut allergy so unfortunately I can only have peanuts.. Definitely a strange type of allergy! I also like spinach & kale chips with roasted red pepper hummus, snap peas, carrots, peppers, and berries. And of course I always keep a shaker bottle handy with protein at all times!

  33. My favorite on the go snacks are Quest Bars, a handful of granola, or a banana! Bananas are the best 🙂

  34. Lisa clark says:

    Heyy! My favorite on the go snack is always a protein bar and i keep an apple or banana on hand! Lovee my protein and fruit! Xoxo

  35. Tatyana Latorres says:

    Hi! My name is Tatyana and I have been following you since I started posting my fitness journey on IG! You were one of my very first fitsporations! I actually followed your workouts for months! Sometimes I had to modify it because my gym did not have a particular machine but other than that I followed them the best I could! You are such an inspiration!!! …..also my favorite on the go snack is mixed nuts and fruit or pb, pb or pb with pretzels, or a quest bar=]

  36. favorate snacks are almonds, cashews, greek yogurt/ cottage cheese with granola, apples with almondbutter and a couple times a week healthy multigrain crackers 🙂

  37. I’m a big trail mix fan for on the go snacks. I prefer ones I’ve put together myself since I don’t care for the taste of raisins and then I can control what types of things go in it, especially how much salt. I like a mix of different nuts, craisins and other dried fruit, and dark chocolate chips. I also like to snack on apples with peanut butter!

  38. Priscilla says:

    My favorite snack on the go is almonds and PB with apples. It’s quick and easy!! 😉

  39. Eva Perez says:

    Apples and PB! Can’t go wrong with the classics. 🙂

  40. I’m ALWAYS on the go. I don’t even remember the last time I got to sit down at home and eat a full meal. So my bag is basically a pantry that has a wallet inside. My go-to snacks: carrots and hummus, almonds/walnuts/pecans, hard boiled eggs, nut butter and celery, and tuna cups!

  41. I am allergic to tree nuts and wish so badly to have almonds as my favorite togo snack. I make granola (without nuts) that I love to bring along or apple slices!

  42. Rebecca Daley says:

    My favorite on the go snack is a protein shake. Vanilla Chai by Vega one- soy free, dairy free:)

  43. My favorite on-the-go snack is fruit! A peach, or a plum, or an apple are so delicious and so easy to take with you anywhere 🙂

  44. Tiffiny Lipford says:

    My favorite on the go snacks are almonds and/ or No Bake Energy Bites. Every now and then I eat individual peanut butter servings and rice cakes. Yum!!!!

  45. My fav go to snack is almonds or greek yogurt….quick and easy.

    LOVE thos pants!!!!

  46. My favorite go to snack is definitely almonds with a few grapes for some added sweetness!

  47. Man, I love reading your blog. Even while sick, you still totally keep it together and get those great workouts in. I would have found a million reasons to skip but you’re still getting out there. Great work! I am definitely more motivated to find reasons TO workout rather than NOT to. Hope your cough gets better soon!

    My favorite on-the-go snack is definitely almonds. They always seem to hit the spot during those moments when I feel my blood sugar start to drop and my crankyface coming on. They are a social life-saver!

  48. Cute outfit girl!

    My favorite on-the-go snack is either greek yogurt or an apple. Both are slightly sweet and totally satisfying.

    Hope you get better soon
    xo

  49. My favorite on the go snacks are sliced veggies or fruit. Portable, filling, nutritious, and delicious!

  50. My favourite snack on the go is definitely plain natural almonds! So delicious. My second favourite is raw celery with peanut butter! Yum! Love your blog!

  51. Rebecca S says:

    My favorite on the go snack is hummus and pretzels and pretzels and almond butter!

  52. Jessica @ OrganicallYou says:

    I would love to win!!! I LOVE fresh fruit, veggies, hummus, peanut butter, nuts, & seeds! This would really help me when packing lunch for school, I am attending a new University this year! 🙂

  53. Jenn Day says:

    My favorite on-the-go snacks are almonds, dried cranberries and blueberries, and lara bars! I always love something quick and easy that makes me feel full!!

  54. My favorite on the go snack would be a sliced apple with almond butter. YUM!!!

  55. My favorite on the go snacks are almonds, apples, and nectarines!

  56. Favorite snack: apples!

  57. My favorite snacks are trail mix, smoothies; and almonds.

  58. Jihye In says:

    I love to drink coconut water as on the go snack. A little bit of chia seeds in coconut water also great!

  59. My favorite on the go snack would have to be peeled clementines and/or almonds!

  60. My favorite snack is a spoonful of peanut or almond butter! I may keep one or two jars in my desk at work…. 🙂

  61. I put almond/peanut butter or hummus on the bottom of a mason jar and stick carrot and celery sticks in it for an all-in-one snack thats not too messy 🙂

  62. i love rotating my to-go snacks so my taste buds don’t get bored 🙂 among my favs to carry are: justin’s almond butter and an apple, rice cake or slice of ezekiel, greek yogurt with fresh blueberries, raspberries (or other seasonal fruit yum), carrots and hummus, raw nuts and seeds like almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds. and sometimes i like to make my own trail mix of raw nuts, seeds and a bit of dry fruit for a little sweetness. i’m excited because the goStack would be perfect for stashing my snack yums! even if i am not chosen, i will to hunt them down. 🙂

  63. My favorite snack is peanut butter mixed with a little chocolate protein powder and some dry oats. So yummy!

  64. Oh my gosh…those GoStaks are soo cute! My favorite snacks are strawberry almonds (thanks to your recommendation), cheese cubes and trail mix. Thanks!!!

  65. I love apples and almonds for on-the-go snacks!

  66. Love the Go Stak!!! my favorite on the go snacks are almonds, baby carrots and any nutritious protein bar!

  67. To-go pack mixed nuts, fresh fruit, apples or brown rice cakes with peanut butter, Babybel cheese.

  68. A banana and a kind bar!

  69. My fave on the go snack is quest bars or raw almonds and craisins!

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