like Christmas morning..

When I first started my blog a couple of weeks ago, I immediately wrote to a few companies inquiring if I could review some of their products if they could send me some samples. I didn’t hear any responses, but last night I came home to some presents from Santa! sent me some packs of their protein powders (love that they come in portable packs!) and 2 of their delicious sounding protein bars to try and review! Seriously, this was like Christmas morning for me. I have dreamed about being a blogger/writer and doing reviews! I will be trying these all week and doing a review this weekend! So exciting for me 🙂

Speaking of protein, yesterday I tried to focus on high protein, lower carb foods for the day. I would NEVER omit any food  group completely, so I say lower hesitantly because I don’t want to give the wrong impression! Let’s just say, I consumed enough carbs this weekend to last me until the NYC marathon next month. Many boxes bowls of cereal were consumed that didn’t get pictured, and trust me I enjoyed every bite! I even had a ton of energy yesterday despite getting less than 4 hours of sleep, catching the 3 AM bus back to NYC, traveling 4 hours, and working 10 hours. I knew I wasn’t running yesterday and it’s the only time I would cut back on carbs. It’s all about balance! If I want to consume a whole box of Oatmeal Squares in a weekend, then I’ll just make sure I up my protein for a day or 2 after. I also drank even more water than usual… this means I drank 85 bottles of water instead of 70. If at any time I wanted more carbs, I would have had more (and did, around lunch!) By the end of the day, my bloated belly had gone down 🙂 Here’s the foods from yesterday:

3 egg whites, vanilla protein powder w/ light vanilla soymilk

I LOVE THAT BLENDER BOTTLE!! It comes with a little whisk ball inside that mixes all of your ingredients together so good! Protein powder is usually hard to mix, but not with this bottle!

Flatout light whole wheat wrap w/ natural peanut buttaa

Flatout brand wraps are my favorite. 90 calories for the light version, and 9 grams of protein!

I went on a power 2.22 mile walk on my lunch, and was craving a black iced coffee. This Starbucks is inside a grocery store and they had samples of these awesome chocolate covered pop cake things. 45 calories for one.. I had half.

greek yogurt mixed w/ chocolate protein powder, frozen strawberries, and almonds.. choc covered strawberries? tasted like it!
PUMPKIN SEEDS! sooo salty

Came home to the Jillian yoga DVD and lifting book I ordered! Plus my review sample goodies 🙂

snacking on mixed nut butter by the spoon.. i'm an addict.

After a terribly long day, I had to go grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. I love this, but by the time we got home I was too tired to make dinner! I decided it was a good time to try out one of the protein sample packets. I used the chocolate with some unsweetened vanilla almond milk and what else… PEANUT BUTTER. Review coming this weekend 🙂

Today has been a great Tuesday so far. Caitlin and I joined an AMAZING gym in midtown near her apartment because there was a crazy deal on it from It’s only an extra 15 minute subway ride for me, plus I can shower and get ready for work thanks to the showers and TOWEL SERVICE! Planet Fitness, I still love you but you do not offer towel service and I am not lugging around wet towels on my 4.5 mile walk to work. Plus they have classes and a pool. It’s heavenly. I will fill you in on the awesome-ness of this gym and how the feel of midtown Manhattan can make any Tuesday better! 🙂


1 thought on “like Christmas morning..”

  1. read this last night as i was on my way home from KOP stuck in maddd traffic….and might I add i hadn’t eaten dinner yet…so number one you made me hungry for all of the above. Number 2, im sooooooooo glad to see someone besides me WORSHIPS pumpkin seeds (its the only reason i buy the pumpkin….to gut it and eat the insides ❤ ) nom nom nom

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