Two many packages.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Howdy ya'll.

It's been raining like crazy here in sunny San Diego for almost a week. It's insane, and there's a storm-watch every 15 minutes, I think I just heard thunder? With the rain and high winds here, the weather has turned me into a bum. Seriously, I wake up, eat breakfast, and then nap!

I just had it set in my mind that I didn't want to go to the gym due to the weather, but the sweet angelic side of me convinced me to go. Just because it's raining like crazy outside, don't mean it's raining in the gym! Going to the gym was a great distraction from the outside world, it was really really nice.

The Package has arrived!:

I drove home from the rain to find this package on the doorstep, by this time the sun came up.

A package from PurelyElizabeth
which included a vegn protein supplement in Vanilla Chai (I love chai!)
her Perfect Pancake Mix and The Integrative Nutrition Journal.

This journal calls for you to
Be yourself: I can be myself and write down struggles and feelings that I necessarily wouldn't want to bore ya'll with :o) It's being honest! If I'm going to have a darn carrot cake, I better make sure my butt writes it down! and write every emotion associated with it...did it serve me?

Morning Intentions: I like this one. Begin each day in a positive way, checking in with yourself and expressing gratitute. Plan out your goals and action steps.

Evening Reflections: Reflect on how your day went. What worked and didn't work. Remember to be loving and appreciate your efforts.

Weekly Check-ins & Guided Excercises: Record new discoveries and accomplishments.

I can't wait to start using it.

About Purely Elizabeth's pancake mix (from her website):
"Made with all natural, organic and gluten-free nutritious ingredients, including: millet flour, an ancient grain high in B vitamins; coconut flour, rich in fiber and protein and low in carbohydrates; teff flour, an ancient grain from Ethiopia high in iron and calcium; buckwheat flour, made from a fruit rich in b vitamins and flax seed, hemp seed and chia seeds- superfoods providing excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein.

purely elizabeth was created in 2009 by elizabeth stein, certified holistic nutrition counselor.
Ingredients: Millet Flour, Organic Coconut Flour, Non-GMO Corn Flour, Teff Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Flax Seed, Organic Hemp Seed, Organic Chia Seed, Baking Soda, Organic Cinnamon, Sea Salt "

Yesterday I had an amazing oatmeal breakfast with a cup of cold soymilk.
Pear microwaved with pumpkin, almond milk, cinnamon, flax, vanilla extract, stevia, egg whites

This morning I ate another tasty bowl of oats whilst gazing at the rain outside my window.
It was very chocolately from what I remembered

-mircowaved 1/3 cup of oats with 1/3 unsweetened almond milk and a little over 1/3 water
-I added instant coffee and vanilla extract to the mix
- 1 T of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 of a banana in slices
- 46g egg whites from carton (3 Tbsn)
- 5g of chia seeds/ 7g Flax seed/ cinnamon/ stevia
Dollop of greek yogurt and one almond biscuit crumbled on top

Yes, I ate my oats with a plastic fork. Don't ask me why!

Last night called for a trip to TJ's. This thing is sooooo good. Why do I do this to myself????

And I also got Crunchy Curls which contain 4g of fiber and 3g of protein I believe. Made from lentils and potato. I was close to getting Pita Puffs, but I knew I'd ravage through that bag during one car ride home :o( I need to learn self-control and stop mindless eating, forrealz. ergh

The good thing about these curlz is that it's pretty plain. So it was easy for me not to pop 467364738 curlz in my mouth every second.

Instead of bringing the whole bag in the car today, I packed one serving of curls in a zipbloc (I know myself too well not to bring the whole bag!). I might have snuck in one almond biscuit :o)


My mind couldn't keep up with the stairmaster this morning. My mind was racing and the stairmaster was just too slow for me and I was really really hungry, I opted to try something else. I did 30 minutes of stairs before moving on. Since I really liked spinning last night, I tried it again. Spinning is absolutely amazing! especially paired with a great upbeat music. I managed to do 30 minutes of intervals, it was intense. Maybe I'm ready for a real spinning class?

Another Bonus Package?:

I was extrememly hungry, but when I hopped on the bike, my hunger vanished and I couldn't even think about food at all. All I could think about was how great I felt spinning. wow. Then I did upperbody which was great! I left the gym feeling great! Plus, we have a new trainer, and I didn't notice how cute he was until he smiled and said Hi. I went goo-goo-gah-gah :P

And while I was doing upright rows, he was on his break and came to do upper body too. Oh My Gawd, I tried so hard not to stare at his muscles, he had the whole package. Why did he have to smile?? That smile has started a frenzy.

well anyway...I've been hungry since PWO, even after my snack and meal time, hopefully it's the metabolism speeding up.

Do you have a favorite work-out song that keeps your heart pumping during a cardio sesh?

I love Cascada, her songs would include Hold on, Breathless, Ready or Not, Dangerous, and Evacuate the Dancefloor. She reminds me of Lady Gaga. Very upbeat.
 LMFAO and Daft Punk are good as well.


sophia January 21, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

I like Miley Cyrus. And Lady Gaga. And The Grinch....Don't ask. ;-)

Cool products! I love getting packages like that filled with fun edible stuff that I can experiment with.

Ah, the weather IS freaking annoying. It's storming right now, and I wish CA had its lovely sun out again!

Anonymous January 21, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

ohh those Chocolate oats look delicious! When I enrolled at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition they sent me a sample of Purely Elizabeth mix along with the IIN book. I loved both. I'd seen there was a journal and had debated ordering it. Sounds like it's something I would really like.. might have to sign onto after this :p

Erica January 22, 2010 at 4:51 AM  

owwww those are two tjs products I have not yet tried! Gosh I just love that store...why won't they open in Charleston?

I have been hearing on the news about all the crazy rain ya'll are getting! I hope it stops. Def hit up a spin class!

In terms of cardio songs- anything black eyed peas or pink!

Michelle January 22, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

Awww Angela you make me miss being single. :P Hot guys plus a perfect smile will do it. hehehe Where is this gym you speak of and why are there SO many hot trainers???

Goodness, so many great looking eats in this post. Your oats eaten with a plastic fork cracked me up though! I have a mental obstacle when it comes to eating hot foods with plastic utensils. I keep imagining that they'll melt into my food! hahaha

OH! and as for greek yogurt. I love mixing cinnamon, honey, and a splash of soy milk into it to give a slightly runnier consistency and a TON more flavor! Hope you end up trying it one day. :D

Paula January 24, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

I am going to check purely elizabeth out right now, thanks! Cute trainers are great motivation ;)
Lady GaGa really gets me moving. I also like Breaking Benjamin. Not many of my friends do though.

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