I’m a sucker

8 Aug

Hellllloooo!

What a bloggie slacker I have been! Hehe…you know I love you all (and I have been keeping up with everyone!) but after getting sick, I just really needed a break not only physically but mentally as well. My mind was worn out so less computer time was needed.

I am very happy to report back today with good news!

I am finally feeling better! My body is bouncing back and I am no longer scrounging around with 1,000 pound legs (that is what they felt like to me haha). Now I am walking around light as a feather and I tell you what…I have never been more thankful! It really made me stop, take a step back, and realize how much I take for granted each day. Definitely NOT anymore! Guys, seriously every single little movement took all of my energy…this past month was tough to say the least. I am so thankful that God is healing my body and making me brand new again!

Sooo I never thought I would go a whole month without any form of exercise. That really just blows my mind! I’ve gotta admit that I was scared about not being able to workout like I usually do. I didn’t want to lose all the muscle and endurance I had. But guess what? I really have not noticed any big change in my body at all. And no, I haven’t gained 30 pounds either. 😉

Granted, I am so excited that exercise will be back in my life soon and I can’t wait to pump that iron again! But I look at exercise a bit differently now after this past month. There is absolutely NO need to push yourself to workout every.single.day. Now, I knew this before, but looking back, I would still feel a bit guilty or unaccomplished if I skipped a workout. Now I finally realize that exercise is all about balance! Rest is soooo important, too. So no more stressing about working out. I will do it when I want to, and rest when I want to. Simple as that!

Okay time to move on! How about I show you my most recent purchase?

A Nuwave Oven!

This morning while I was eating breakfast and relaxing on the couch, I decided to flip the T.V. on. Of course Sunday morning is filled with the dreaded Infomercials. But anything food or cooking related and you’ve got my attention. So I began to watch and learn about the miraculous Nuwave and how it could be the appliance of my dreams with just 3 easy payments of $39.95. 😉

Apparently it can basically do anything. Bake, cook, steam, air fry, dehydrate etc…like an all in one appliance. This would AMAZING to take with me to college next year! That is, IF it works.

I thought, yeahhhh suuuuuuure. But the more I watched the more I wanted it. Then my mom came in and started watching. We were goners all too easily.  There is a 90 day money back guarantee though, so we shall see! Not gonna lie, I’m excited.

Been loving some yummy eats lately! Here’s an overview:

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Behold: The biggest Green Monster I’ve ever made!!!

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup green tea
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 scoop berry Amazing Grass
  • 1 scoop Muscle Gauge Nutrition cake batter protein powder
  • 15 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp guar gum
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum

With oatie oats on the side. Just a simple mix of 1/2 cup oats cooked in 1 cup water with cinnamon and vanilla!

Creamy Oreo Oats:

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Oats with dark chocolate cocoa powder, chocolate Amazing Grass, and stevia all plopped in the Oikos container! Holler to my fellow container-lovin’ sista! 😀

Cantaloupe with a Babybel cheese:

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I have eaten SO MUCH cantaloupe lately!! Our grocery store has been selling these GINORMOUS ones, which basically look like melons on ‘roids. Lurve it.

A freaking awesome new combo from April!

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Steam or sauté some cabbage or broccoli slaw then add in 1 cup of cooked egg whites made with some cream of tarter. I added lots of cinnamon and a bit of stevia. Then I topped it with a tbsp of nut butter. Awesomeness, April.

One of my favorite dinners as of late:

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A combo plate! Lets see…we’ve got some sautéed spinach (with coconut oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper) roasted brussel sprouts, a baked sweet potato, a turkey burger, and 1 cup each of ketchup and mustard. Hahhha, I’m a bit obsessed lately. 

STUFFED PEPPERS!

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I will be posting this recipe soon, promise! It rocked my world.

and a little dessert porn for your viewing pleasure:

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Ice ream with molten chocolate sauce…also known as banana soft serve with protein batter, haha.

Today is a pretty chill day. I think I’m going to catch up on some Trashy TV, most likely in the form of Jershey Shore. I watch this show and I am not ashamed one bit.

Love you all and hope you have wonderful Sundays!

I’m curious..

What is the best thing you have ever bought from an infomercial?

What is the one thing you WANT to buy from an infomercial?

kristi

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21 Responses to “I’m a sucker”

  1. april August 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    So glad you tried the cabbage mix!

    And even more glad that you are feeling better! 🙂

  2. Katie August 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    I haven’t tried the cabbage mix yet, but I want to! It looks so interesting! I guess I will buy some cabbage today when I get my last few groceries. 🙂

    So glad that you are feeling better! I love reading your blog because we eat a lot alike. High protein, moderate carb. 😀 That green monster looks fantastic! I haven’t had a GM in forever. I need to make one soon.

    A question: where do you buy your guar gum? I have searched high and low for it and have not found it anywhere!

  3. kayla.eats.healthy August 8, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    Nuwave oven….nice. Does it work well?

    • Sweet Cheeks August 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

      I don’t know yet I just ordered it. But I will be sure to do a review on it!

  4. Jess August 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    I cannot wait to hear what you think about the nuwave!

  5. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 8, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    YAY for feeling better!! I’m sure your body enjoyed the rest and can’t wait to get back into action 🙂 Um…I saw an ad for “pillow pets” yesterday. Stuffed animals that fold out into pillows. I so want one.

  6. Meg August 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    KRISTI!! I am SO happy you’re feeling better! Yay! That makes me smile 😀 and I totally agree – we should never, ever take our bodies for granted. Amen sista!

    That oven looks SO COOL man! I want one, haha! I can’t wait to hear allll about it and the lovely stuff you cook. Can I come over for dindin? 😉 I wanted to buy the Bumpits for a while (for hair) HAHA but then I realized how goofy they were when one of my friends had them 😛

    I hope you’re having an amazing weekend girl!

    • Sweet Cheeks August 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

      yes you most certainly can come over for dinner!! I’ll make ya something extra special. 😀

  7. lisaou11 August 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    That’s such a great lesson to learn.

    Isn’t it crazy that your body is the exact same as when you exercised most everyday of the week?

    Definitely makes me think!

  8. Courtney August 8, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Cute blog, just found it! 😀

    I bought a Magic Bullet, you know the infomercial for the blender-thingy with the couple making a ton of food for their friends?? Could not resist.
    I’ve always wanted to buy that little oven, the GE Express I think its called? It cooks little cakes in 7 minutes!! 😀

    • Sweet Cheeks August 8, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

      glad you found my blog! P.S. I totally have a Magic Bullet, hehe.

  9. lindsay August 9, 2010 at 1:43 am #

    I think since its been so hot here I’ve been craving things cold. Like those HUGE green monsters and protein ice cream. What will we crave in the winter? Green Monster porridge? hehe. I haven’t ever bought anything from an infomercial………..yet!

  10. Run Sarah August 9, 2010 at 3:51 am #

    So glad you are feeling better! I tried sauteeing cole slaw today too and it was awesome, yum! Love massive GMs too – so good. My aunt-(in law, ha!) has that steamer and it works pretty well apparently!

    • sweet cheeks August 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

      yay! That is good to hear…I’m so excited to get ti! Hope it comes soon!

  11. Britta August 9, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    I am going to try eveything on here, haha. I love love love the green tea in the green monster idea and the nut butter on the veggie dish!

  12. bubblegumgymkat August 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    HA that is too funny I am a sucker for info mercials!! I actually wake up every sunday morning at 7am to watch them. I have always wanted the nuwave too!! I have really almost purchased everything. I have almost every fitness DVD from p90 x to turbo jam to hip hop abs. I also have the bullet and the xpress 101..I could go on!

    • sweet cheeks August 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

      oh my goodness girl you definitely have me beat!! hahahah

  13. kbwood August 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    I am sooooo glad you are feeling better! oh my goodness!! yay!! hahah that is so funny that you got the nuwave- thats awesome!!! I LOVE infomercials.. they are ADDICTING! well i hate them and i love them. I LOVE your naner soft serve and “fudge” dessert! haha!

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