tuesday’s entirety, take three.

by Janetha on June 12, 2012

in groceries,meals,moves

you guys like to see my whole day sometimes. so i happily document every now and again.

there was take one.

and then take two.

and now.. take three!

i woke up this morning feeling rather refreshed. i am still working on that goal of getting 7 hours of sleep each night, and last night i was able to get just under that—like 6 hours and 50 minutes. not bad, i’ll take it!

i rolled over and checked my email on my phone—a morning ritual for me—and saw there was a groupon for a month of unlimited yoga at centered city yoga. i have only done bikram yoga (in my entire life! that’s the ONLY kind of yoga i’ve ever done!) but have wanted to try other types. centered city offers a slew of options and for a month unlimited for $40, i couldn’t pass up the chance. i will probably wait until august to cash in on my month, but i look forward to trying some new types of moves.

after my impulse purchase, i got out of bed, did my weekly fitmixer bootcamp weigh in, and changed for my workout. i headed to the 6:30 GPP class which was full of rowing! i maxed out at 95# rows, but truth be told i should have tried harder. i know i could have gone heavier.. next time. i rounded out the lifting workout with a couple laps around the block which equates to two miles. i don’t like to run.. but i have the tough mudder coming up in october, so i decided i should try running a few times a week.

oh! prior to my workout i had my first taste of GNC’s genetixHD pro-sculpt.

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source: gnc.com

after reading about the success jess had with the new GNC line, i decided to snag the supplements for myself and see how i like them. i bought a thirty day supply, so i will let you know how i like them in a month from now.

i came home, cleaned up, and did all those fun morning things.  the pups always lay nearby while i get ready for work. they’re such sweeties. love this guy…

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when i went to the kitchen to grab my food for the day, i was pleasantly surprised to see that marshall left me an owl mug of fresh juice in the fridge. what a guy. it made up for the fact that i saw his wedding ring left on the shower shelf this morning ;) i think this had spinach, kale, pineapple, apple, carrot, celery, and love.

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i tried a new kind of coffee today—i am loving my new keurig so much!

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i made a banana chocolate protein shake for breakfast on the go since i was running (really) late.. what else is new??  the shake had 1.5 cups almond milk, a frozen banana, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 T cocoa powder, and ice—all blended in my vitamix and poured into a fitmixer bootcamp blender bottle for optimal portability.

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i was drinking lots of water throughout the day to hit my gallon goal. i brought two contigos to work and was on double drinking duty all day.

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lunch was random. since i was in a rush this morning, i didn’t really think it through and just grabbed whatever i could.  i put a plate together and called it good.

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there was an ezekiel pita stuffed with herbed turkey breast, mustard, hummus, and sprouts along with a side of carrots and celery and more hummus. i also had my calcium in chocolate form with an adora disc.

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while eating lunch, i couldn’t help but check out the new arrivals on lululemon.com. whoops, made a purchase.

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source: lululemon.com

paypal and free shipping makes it WAY too easy to buy things. but the crops are just so darn cute!

i had a fun afternoon filled with filling out seven credit apps. oh, the joys of my day job. i won’t go into any of the other glamorous details…

i headed home late–at quarter after five–and swooped up these sweeties on the way…

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they had such a fun day at daycare! best investment ever.

it was snack time when i got home from work. i have figured things out a little bit.. since i always have the urge to snack when i get home from work (no matter if i am hungry or not) i have decided to hold off on my afternoon snack and have it when i get home. we eat dinner late, so this works out well. it has so far, at least.

my snack today was half savory, half sweet. two rice cakes: one with herbed turkey and melted mozzarella, one with peanut butter and jam.

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i also had a couple squares of this delicious dark chocolate i picked up in hood river. 

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marshall worked late, so i got started on making dinner so it would be ready when he got home. i made my taco soup in the le creuset dutch oven instead of the crock pot. i realized i didn’t have a jar of salsa, so i had to run to the store. i needed to get marshall some cream cheese and cinnamon raisin peanut butter, too, so at least i had a few good reasons to go to the store.  i didn’t, however, have a good reason to spend $50 at the store. these things just happen!!

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there’s the salsa.. and the cream cheese. i bought two containers of cream cheese because i make marshall flavored whipped cream cheese using plain organic cream cheese and all fruit preserves. it’s much better than buying the flavored philly cream cheese.  i am making strawberry and cherry this time around, but i have also made pineapple before (using a can of crushed pineapple and some vanilla bean paste.)

the other item on my list was cinnamon raisin peanut butter, but i was sad to see that smith’s no longer carries that flavor of peanut butter & co peanut butter! bummer. i decided to take matters into my own hands and make it myself. i bought peanuts and raisins from the bulk bins–i will be trying my hand at cinnamon raisin peanut butter later this week! i will let you know how it goes.

the things that ended up in my basket unintentionally were pineapple popsicles,  cookies & cream arctic zero, almond milk (it was on sale), and applegate chicken nuggets & turkey burgers–i have been wanting to try both of these (i saw the nuggets on brandi’s blog ages ago) but was waiting for them to go on sale, and they were! so i got them. aaaand that is how i ended up spending fifty bucks. oops. 

i came home and found marshall had come home from work. i stirred the salsa into the taco soup, prepped the toppings, and dinner was served!

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the toppings are just as important as the soup, in my opinion. chobani, avocado, and cheese make the perfect garnish for taco soup.

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that avocado was sooo good. by far the best thing i’ve eaten all day.

right now i am finishing up that deliciousness, typing up this post, and trying to decide if i want to make protein macaroons for dessert.. or have a pineapple popsicle.. or both. we’ll see.

whew. recapping and entire day is lots of work, but it’s always fun to do a throwback post! hope those of you who request these have enjoyed the thorough recap. and hope those of you with short attention spans made it this far. ;)

Qs~

1. what is the last thing(s) you bought at the grocery store?

2. what was the best thing you ate today?

xo. janetha g.

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Lindsay @ Fuel My Family June 12, 2012 at 8:41 pm

i can never just run into the store to get one thing! And that is an amazing idea to make your own whipped cream cheese. Cream cheese is one of my favorite foods. Do you whip it with electric beaters? I am SO trying this next time i go to the grocery store!

Curlsz June 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I tried the pro sculpt and the pills that came with it, it has a TON of caffeine!! I had a huge reaction, and was sick for about 24 hours, took it all back to gnc, the guy at the store confirmed its pretty hard core. But I don’t injest more than a cup of coffee a day so I was probably much more sensitive to the caffeine overload

Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats June 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I’m glad my Lululemon emails go to my “shopping” email address that doesn’t come to my phone. Keeps me away from the website a little bit at least. lol. The last thing I bought at the grocery store was a Luna bar. The best thing I ate today was probably my bedtime snack! I made “whipped” cottage cheese and added cocoa, stevia, and a blob of peanut butter this afternoon and then froze it! It was so tasty!

Heather (Heather's Dish) June 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

best thing i ate today was dinner – salmon cake sliders! i’m drooling again…

also, please post that photo of randy on the counter. i’m still dying over that!

Sana June 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Those lulu crops are soo cute!

Carly June 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Oh man, my inlaws were just visiting from out of town and insisted (ya…twist my arm) on taking us to Costco. What didn’t I buy?
Best thing I ate today? Fried rice my man made. Anytime I come home to dinner made it tastes like heaven.

Denise G. June 12, 2012 at 10:31 pm

The last thing I bought at the grocery store was 3 limes. I have to fess up and say the best thing I ate today was onion rings. Not healthy but so tasty. I also had a couscous salad that was mighty tasty.

Maren June 12, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I LOVE seeing your whole day! and I totally love that taco soup…I’m craving some now! I bought some almond milk and stevia at the grocery store yesterday for hotel-made latte’s. I am so sick of living in a hotel. Less than a week to go!! YAY! I’ve been eating veggie subs at Subway for lunch when I don’t have leftovers from dinner…and they are delish! They have fresh avocado and it MAKES the sandwich. I’m sure I’ll be sick of it soon like I am every other restaurant here! Like I said…can’t wait to have a kitchen!!

Kristin @ STUFT Mama June 13, 2012 at 12:30 am

Oh man, so many things to comment on. I need to attempt my sleep goal though too. Ha. Adora discs- yay or nay to need to try? Jealous of your Keurig. And friend, you’ve got some darn cute shoes there.

Sarah @ The Healthy Diva June 13, 2012 at 4:05 am

Last thing I bought at the supermarket was coconut cream for making hot chocolates….so darn good! I also unintentionally spent too much money at the shops this week though. I blame boredom and the rain. I couldn’t go for a walk so I just browsed the supermarket aisles for ‘exercise’ haha

Miz June 13, 2012 at 4:11 am

uhoh
I now want those lululululu pants.
may I tell the husband you TOTALLY said it was ok? :-)

katie June 13, 2012 at 4:39 am

I saw those crops, they are super cute!

I have seen that GNC stuff, will be great to hear what you think of it after taking it for a month!

Happy Wednesday love! <3

cathy@1970kikiproject June 13, 2012 at 4:51 am

i can see how writing up this type of post is labour-intensive … but it’s a lot of fun for us to read!
wow – a groupon deal, lulu purchase, groceries…that is a FUN day of shopping!!
love the design on that choco bar packaging!

Lauren June 13, 2012 at 4:59 am

Hmm, the last thing I bought that was out of my “normal” haul was honey wheat bagels. I haven’t bought bagels in AGES and I got a random craving.
And the best thing I ate yesterday was my current obsession- turkey, egg white, hummus wrap.
Love you lots lady!

Erica June 13, 2012 at 5:03 am

Those crops are so darn cute! Going to look at the GNC products too. Always enjoy your play by play posts. Haha- I love that the man made up forgetting his ring with fresh juice ;)

Ellen June 13, 2012 at 5:33 am

1) Eggs, pepper jack cheese, almond milk (great coupon from coupons.com), salsa con queso, kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, cucumbers, romaine, strawberries, bananas, spinach, and English muffins.
2) I’ve only eaten one thing so far today, and it was delicious: an egg sandwich with pepper jack cheese, spinach, and hot sauce. Yum!

Gina June 13, 2012 at 5:36 am

well since i’ve only eaten breakfast so far, the best thing I ate today was a breakfast I’ve been LOVING that I created when I needed to go grocery shopping and only had a random mish mash of things:

1/2 C black beans (drained and rinsed well)
1 C chopped fresh baby spinach
1 T hummus
mrs. dash fiesta lime seasoning to taste
6 egg whites, scrambled in a pan with cooking spray.

I mix the beans, spinach, hummus, and seasoning in a glass bowl while the egg whites cook. then once cooked, I put the scrambled egg whites on top. about 300 calories and about 28 g of protein!

lindsay June 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

applegate farms GF chicken nuggets, yes, they are like crack. If you want to feel like a kid, eat them with peas and carrots and french fries. With ketchup of course. Dare i say it’s one of our favorite meals? haha

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List June 13, 2012 at 6:23 am

that gnc stuff is on my to-buy list for today!! how much did the 30 day supply cost you?

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 13, 2012 at 6:46 am

I’m always amazed at how easy it is to rack up $50 at the grocery store. That’s definitely where the bulk of my money goes (other than our mortgage, course).
I love the PB&Co raisin cinnamon pb! I just set out a bag of peanuts to make PB after I finish my fitmixer bootcamp workout- maybe I’ll experiment too! Although I don’t have any raisins… only dried cherries… hmmm….
Love the Lululemon crops. I still don’t own a single item of clothing from them. OH! And awesome for you for buying the yoga pass! I hope you go- and maybe it will inspire me to do it (since it is on my bucket list and all).

Danielle June 13, 2012 at 6:56 am

I totally agree that free shipping and paying with PayPal makes it too easy to buy things online sometimes. Lululemon got me last week! hah

Momma b June 13, 2012 at 7:22 am

I’ve been reading every post just not commenting!
Loved you awesome trip to Hood River! You sure know how to pack a lot in to a day.

This post was fun too. I really like your daily activities blogged about.

You will not believe how good the avocados are here! We’ve had guacamole, chips and fruit everyday for lunch! So I’m pretty sure the last thing I bought was avocados. And that’s ONE of the beet things I ate yesterday!

Love you miss you

Danielle @WorkItWearItEatIt June 13, 2012 at 7:59 am

Hah, that Lululemon ‘What’s New’ section gets me every week!

Bridget June 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

With a month of yoga — you will be so much closer to your goal of touching your toes. I improved my flexibility so much within a couple months of taking up yoga for the first time a couple years back. I think traditional yoga (vinyasa/hatha/ashtanga) is better than bikram for hamstring flexibility.

brandi June 13, 2012 at 8:55 am

did you try the nuggets yet? they’re so good!

Calee June 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

I feel your pain with lulu! I almost dropped $90+ on ebay yesterday on some leggings that Katie (Healthy Diva) had on in her post yesterday. THEY WERE HOT PINK.

Corrie Anne June 13, 2012 at 9:25 am

Biked to the grocery store last night and managed to pick up the ONLY thing I needed – ww pasta!! I can’t believe it!! Lol. I LOOKED at a lot of other things, but our iPhone budget app is helping!! Hoping for a Keurig one day!

Heather @ Better With Veggies June 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

It’s always reassuring to hear I’m not the only one who buys more than planned on quick trips to the grocery store. It’s impossible not to for me! I just ate a primal strip (vegan jerky) that was darn awesome as a snack. I like your idea of saving your afternoon snack for after work – I always have to snack then too!

Debbie (Accidently Delish) June 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

i’ve always wanted to try applegate products, but they are so expensive! let me know how you like them!!

Jessica, the_toned_teach June 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

I LOVE applegate products. I recently bought some of their organic deli turkey meat and have really enjoyed it. I’ve never been a big fan of deli meat because it is super high in sodium & most of the time has a bunch of “other” stuff in it, but I really like theirs! It’s not terribly expensive either (i’m just shopping for one) so I have enjoyed the easy, delicious protein :) …my dogs don’t mind it either ;)

alimoll June 13, 2012 at 9:55 am

Loved reading about your day! Busy, busy!

I’m a huge fan of taco soup, but haven’t made it in ages. Thanks for the reminder!

You were my inspiration at GPP last night. I noticed how much you rowed and I tried to go as heavy as I could. 80lbs was my max :(

Have a great day Janetha!

janetha @ meals & moves June 13, 2012 at 10:04 am

No frowning allowed! As long as you gave it your all, THAT is what matters :)

Ananda June 13, 2012 at 10:18 am

I actually tried that Arctic Zero in the cookie flavor and found it to be grody to the max. I had Mike try a scoop and he said ‘oh, that’s not bad caramel ice cream’. When I told him its cookie, not caramel, he just said ‘oh’. haha. Oh well, you win some and you lose some.

janetha @ meals & moves June 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

Haha.. funny! I like that flavor and coffee. Hate all the others!

Jess June 13, 2012 at 10:22 am

Two things.

1 – I am DYING for those lulu crops!! #jealous

2 – I NEVER thought of using rice cakes that way as a snack, one savory and one sweet. YUM! Totally trying this!

Annette@FitnessPerks June 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

It actually is kinda fun to hear about the little deets. Wow girl, you are BUSY! But I bet being so physically active makes it all the much easier, yah?! ;)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail June 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

Wow–you have a lot of readers girl! M&M was the top traffic source to my blog today! THANK YOU! I’m anxious to follow your journey!

I think you do a great job of keeping your metabolism on fire throughout the day. Small meals spaced throughout–that’s my goal too.

Cooper is quite jealous of Penny and Randy–he wants to play at Doggy Day care!!

Angela June 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I can never leave the grocery store with only the things I came there for! I always find more stuff to buy! Is the cookies and cream arctic zero actually good? I have tried the chocolate peanut butter kind and almost died it was so disgusting! I was sad because I really wanted it to be good!

Janetha June 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

i hated the chocolate PB.. and the strawberry.. and the mint chocolate. but i really like the cookies & cream and i LOVE the coffee.

Alex @ therunwithin June 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Groupon has seriously been winning lately, I got a great Bikram deal. I love melting cheese on rice cakes. Holy yum.

Ali June 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm

That taco soup looks awesome!! And the lululemon pants are really cute! I love lululemon. I also like having half savory, half sweet meals. I might have one half of an english muffin with berries and honey and the other half with hummus and veggies–YUM!

Jessica June 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I curse paypal for how easy they make online shopping…especially from my iPhone! There have been so many late night purchases made because of paypal and my phone! haha

Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I hope you like the new GNC products! I’ve been shopping around :)

RainStorm June 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Best thing I’ve eaten today? Homemade fish pie :) yummy yummy

Lisa June 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I love what you do for fruit cream cheese. Great idea! I also love when you do posts like this. I also just went on the lulu site and bought waaay too much. Yikes. To be fair, I did have a gift certificate, but did have to use some of my actual money too.

Marie June 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I love your posts…never know what you’ll cover. Awe, so sweet that Marshall left you juice! Nathan got me a few items from Lululemon for Mother’s Day and I am obsessed now. I don’t think he knows what he started!

BroccoliHut June 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Love those cute little hummus singles!
1. Last thing I bought = chocolate soynut butter for Seth. I received some as a sample from the company, and now he’s totally hooked on it!
2. Best thing I ate today = strawberry-arugula salad with almonds and goat cheese :)

Paige @ Running Around Normal June 14, 2012 at 8:48 am

I love those Applegate Farms meat products! I’ve been picking up the little sausages to cook with breakfast – delicious :)
Also cuuute crops. No I want. Doh!

glidingcalm June 14, 2012 at 10:45 am

last thing I bought at the grocery store (this am after gyming) = carrots. While the boy ordered our coffees :)

love that pic of the pups!
AND WOWEEE! THOSE CAPRIS ARE SO CUTE!

i remember when i was skating, I would always snack on rice cakes or corn thins. They are a great base for so many diff toppings! melted swiss or cheddar was always my fav. though!

jessiker June 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Ugh, I haven’t had anything good to eat today yet. I need to go grocery shopping. I had eggs for breakfast. they were alright, just plain hard boiled eggs..
I am on a Quinoa kick! So I bought some yesterday for dinner, threw some avocados, corn, beans in it with some boiled chicken. NUM.

Jenn June 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I love LLL, they actually updated their “we made too much section” and I got a pair or shorts and two pairs of crops. I swear by their stuff! Anyway, noticed you were wearing the new Tom’s wedge, how do you like them? I’ve been eying them up!

Jen @nutcaseinpoint June 15, 2012 at 5:55 am

Last thing I bought: a crapload of red peppers because they were on saAaaaaaaale!

What I ate: chia protein pancakes. Mmm

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