Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Bikini Work Out

27 Jul

I WILL look like this in 141 days on my honeymoon!! So, I must go work my A off at the gym! And since I’m going on a boat tomorrow…

Inspiration: Adriana Lima… not sure if anyone’s caught on with my obsession with her yet. I just want to BE her!!

Work out Break Down: 50 seconds work, 10 seconds rest

1) 10 High Knees & 4 Half Squat Jumps

2) Bicep Curl & Press

4) Chest Press & Side Fly’s

3) 4 Opposite Knee to Elbow Plank, 2 Alligator, 2 In & Out- Elevated, Feet on Bench

5) Burpee & Surfboards  Turn

6) 4 Low Squat Jumps & 4 Wide Arm Push Ups

7) 10 Runs & 4 Tuck Jumps

13) V-up Abs

9) 4 Jumping Jacks & 4 Squat Floor Touch

10) Front Raise & Chest Press

11) Switch Kicks

3) 4 Opposite Knee to Elbow Plank, 2 Alligator, 2 In & Out

12) Tricep Dips

8) Round the worlds

14) Upright Row

15) Oblique Drops Left & Right

16) Bent over Row

17) 2 low squat & Frog Jump

18) 21’s- 7 side fly, 7 front fly, 7 diagonal fly

19) Punch Abs

20) Plank

Ab Bonus: 50 seconds work, 10 seconds rest- 3 rounds

Right Side: Oblique Drops, Elbow to Knee, Kneeling abs

Left Side: Oblique Drops, Elbow to Knee, Kneeling abs

Middle: Plank, Matrix ab, Ball roll, Star abs, Hanging Leg Raises, Decline bench sit ups

Run for 30 minutes first- 10 minute sprints, 10 minute hill, 10 minute jog/uphill walk


I NEED CANDY-Swedish Fish? Vegan Approved!

26 Jul


Last night after dinner, I got a major sugar craving- SWEDISH FISH! So, while I made the carnivore his spaghetti and meat sauce, he went to the store and picked me up some CANDY! I was like an excited little kid when he got back with the glorious bag of Swedish Fish! and the bag of gummy worms. and the bag of sour gummy worms. But THEN I thought, oh shoot- are these vegan? Certainly, they must be! It’s CANDY- there can’t be any animal products! Its not chocolate! So, I flipped the bag over and read the ingredients:

sugar (vegan), invert sugar (sugar’s vegan), corn syrup (corn is vegan), modified corn starch (vegan corn again), citric acid (citrus stuff is definitely veg), white mineral oil (minerals-totes veg), red dye 40 and carnauba wax (uhh yea that sounds vegan, too!). Swedish fish are totally VEGAN!

AND THEN I found this gem… a LIST of ALL kinds of vegan candies and snacks! And its from PETA so you KNOW it must be true!

Airheads taffy

Brach’s Cinnamon Hard Candy

Brach’s Hi-C Fruit Slices

Brach’s Hi-C Orange Slices

Brach’s Root Beer Barrels

Brach’s Star Brites

Chocolove Dark Chocolate bar

Chocolove Cherries and Almonds

Dark Chocolate Bar Chocolove

Crystallized Ginger Dark Chocolate Bar

Chocolove Orange Peel Dark Chocolate Bar

Chocolove Raspberry Dark Chocolate bar


Cry Babies – cry babies!




Hubba Bubba bubblegum

Jolly Ranchers (lollipops and hard candy)



Laffy Taffy (some varieties)


Mambas – yes!

Mary Janes (regular and peanut butter kisses)

Mike and Ike

Panda Licorice

Runts – thank G

Smarties (U.S. Brand)

Sour Patch Kids – yay!!

Super Bubble

Swedish Fish – 🙂

Sweet Tarts

Twizzlers – cha ching!


Click here for the full list of all kinds of vegan goodies! Hallelujah I can be vegan and eat CANDY!!!!!! This candy…organic? Not so much. But who cares! You can’t be vegan, gluten-free and organic ALL the time!

24 Jul

This is my work out for the day!


Do 25 each or 50 seconds work, 10 second break

  • Run in Place with Light Dumbbells
  • Bicep Curls with Heavy Dumbbells
  • Hammer Curls
  • Single Arm Dumbbell Swings (Alternate Arms at Top)
  • Up & Twist (Combination between Bicep Curls and Hammercurls)
  • Double Twist (Up & Twists but reach behind you with palms facing ceiling when you come down)
  • Concentration Curl (make a Triangle in front of you, make fists facing chest)
  • Dumbell Thrust (like kettle bell swings)
  • Tricep Kick Back (1 arm at a time)
  • 1 Arm Tricep Extension (Over head and behind)
  • Leaning Tricep Extension (same as above with lean with it)
  • Triangle Push Ups

Abs: 50 seconds work, 10 second rest- 3 rounds

  • Kneeling obliques
  • 1- legged Knee-Ins
  • Diagonal Reach
  • Side Plank Drops, Star Plank, Leg Forwards, Star

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Je Suis Trop SEXY Pour Cette Chemise

23 Jul


Remeber that song! “I’m too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, too sexayyyy!” It’s been in my head all day long…

Here’s my work out for the day- I’ll be way too sexy pour cette chemise after this:

50 seconds work, 10 seconds rest- 2 rounds

1) Surfer Kick Out, 2 Jump Squats, 2 Tuck Jumps

2) 5 Mountain Climbers, 5 Star Jumps

3) 2 Forward Lunges 2 squat and press 2 upright rows

4) 2 pushups come up to a burpee, jump, 1 tuck jump

5) 5 Squats 10 High Knees using the pink (using medicine ball)

6) Exploding Push Up (using medicine ball)

7) 5 Switch Lunges 2 around the worlds (using medicine ball)

8) Plank Jump Overs (jump legs side to side in plank position)

Run for 30 minutes before- 10 minute interval sprints, 10 minute hill intervals, 10 minute run/jog/uphill walk

I might add some jump roping in today


50 Seconds work, 10 Seconds Rest- 3 Rounds

1) Side Plank Drop Downs (Left Side)

2) Bicycle abs, Tuck abs, Down

3) Side Plank Drop Downs (Right Side)

Wedding Shoes!

20 Jul

What kind of shoes will I wear on my big day? 148 days away!

Pumps? Sling backs? Sparkly? Lacey? Blue?




 Jimmy Choo?



Are we over the blue thing? I can’t decide…

Vegan BBQ Pulled Chicken Wrap

20 Jul


I was looking forward to coming into work today because of what I was planning on having for lunch. A brisk walk across the street and I’m at the BEST “bageldashery” in town! I didn’t know I could love something as much as I love the Vegan Buffalo Chicken Wrap from Yorgo’s. But today someone suggested I try something new. I got the BBQ Pulled Chicken Wrap with Coleslaw! So good! One day I’ll learn how to make everything they make at Yorgo’s! Till then I’ll just enjoy my stroll across the street.

Yorgo’s! I love Ghent!

The Best Recipe Yet: Vegan Ice Cream!

20 Jul

This is my FAVORITE recipe so far! It was SO fun and SO easy and SO good! I stalk Chocolate Covered Katie‘s Blog alllll the time and always want to make her desserts but for most of them you need a food processor. And the closest thing to a food processor we have is a Magic Bullet- not the same. So, yesterday when I saw this recipe I told Corey to pick up a food processor- it’s about time. I’ve been missing out on way too much! So, last night Corey went out and I stayed in, made ice cream and watched Housewives re-runs!

This is all you have to do!

Chocolate Fudge Soft Serve

(Serves 2-3)

  • 3 medium bananas (the riper the better) (300g) (see nutrition link below, for substitutions) (the less ripe, the less banana taste)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder (15g)
  • optional: sweetener (depending on your taste buds and ripeness of the bananas)
  • optional: 3-5 tbsp peanut butter or another nut butter of choice

Ahead of time: peel and slice the over-ripe bananas into chunks. Freeze in a Ziploc-type bag, then combine all ingredients in a Vita-Mix, food processor, or blender. (If not using a Vita-Mix, add 2-3 tsp milk of choice so it’ll blend more smoothly. You might also have to thaw the frozen bananas if your freezer is super-powerful.) If you want the look of ice cream, use an ice-cream scoop to serve! (If you scoop it all into a container and freeze about 10-15 minutes, the texture will also become a bit firmer like ice cream, as opposed to soft serve.) Don’t try to half the recipe unless you have a tiny food processor, as it won’t blend as smoothly.

I used less ripe bananas because I don’t LOVE bananas and didn’t want an overpowering banana taste. I used regular peanut butter and blue agave sweetener. And the food processor we got is very tiny, so I kind of did my own thing when it came to the instructions….