Friday, March 7, 2014

Powering your Workouts with Core Power

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I was given products for free from Core Power to try out and review. All opinions are my own.
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Thanks to my partnership I was given the opportunity to try out some great Protein Products from Core Power.

Introducing Core Power

A delicious post workout recovery drink for your active lifestyle, Core Power is a real milk protein drink made from fresh, lowfat, lactose-free milk and real honey. Its balanced protein to carb ratio and nutrient-rich profile make for the perfect end of every workout. From endurance sports and bodybuilding to running, yoga and cross-fit, Core Power helps you recover faster, build lean muscle and stay at the top of your game. No matter which game you happen to play.

Core Power sent me this great gym bag that included a yoga mat, a couple of towels, some bottles of their drinks, and a great Camelbak water bottle.


What I thought?
Delicious...I loved the Light Strawberry Banana the best and what I got to taste from the Chocolate and Vanilla before my sons and husband finished them, I thought was very good.  They weren't chalky like some protein shakes are and it was so nice to just grab one from the fridge and head to work.  So easy and convenient.

If you are local to Iowa City you can find and try out Core Power at these locations
Go try some today!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Life....

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Day in the Life

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4:45 a.m. Wake up...workout, either running or circuit training or both together..
6 a.m. Shower and beautify

6:30 a.m. Wake up Bubba since he has to leave with Big E and I due to dad out of town for work..he gets himself ready...Big E has been up since 5:15 to watch me workout so he is dressed and ready to go, and we make a quick to go breakfast for me (the boys eat at the daycare/before school place) during this time.

7 a.m. Drop kids off at Daycare/Before School

7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m Work time!

4:30 p.m. Pick up boys
4:40 Chores....Kyle has been out of the state for work this past week so momma has been in single parenting mode, which is no big deal, except when you have farm chores to do also, and it is -15 below and the water freezes in the buckets so you have to lug new buckets everywhere, which I am fine with, but it is -15 below and I am not FINE with that, but what can you do but trudge on and make it family fun time...
The tricky part is walking over the ice patch with 2- 5 pound buckets full of water
5:00 Come inside, defrost for a minute
5:15 Bring boys over to grandma's house so I can head to Bubba's School for parent teacher conferences
5:30 Conferences(he is doing fantastic and best thing heard "your son is so nice to everyone") in a world full of bullying this comment made this momma very proud!
5:45 Head to rec center for volleyball league game
5:45-6:30 Run a couple miles while waiting for game to start
6:30 GAMETIME!!
7:20 Pick up boys from grandmas
7:45 Big E is in bed
8:00 Bubba is in bed, my bed, (he wanted to sleep with mom) needless to say I slept on a little slice of the bed with his feet in my back and his arms on my face
8:15 I start making Chili for our Chili Cookoff tomorrow at work
9:30 Head out to the shed to get the chickens settled in for the night, I love the variety of eggs we get
10 p.m. Complete a few Personal Training plans
10:30 In bed....and WIDE AWAKE!!! So I watched some T.V. for a bit and then shut the t.v. off and finally fell asleep. 

Phew, I am tired just writing all that...










Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dealing...

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Hi, I'm here.  I am working on a website redo, dealing with the loss of my husbands aunt, dealing with the rapid decline of my husbands grandparent, two birthday parties, more personal training clients(which I am so thankful for) and just being a mom and wife...so life on the blog is non-existent at this point.  When I have a free moment I don't feel like sitting down and typing, and I am sorry, but that is the life and hey, I don't get paid the big bucks to type...so it is not high on my priority list.:)  

We have had our ups and downs this week and weekend with the loss of Kyle's aunt.  She battled cancer and at last her pain is no longer and she has her angel wings.  We did visit her  in the hospital over the weekend and were able to say goodbye one last time.  We will miss you Aunt "bluevan" LouAnn...

Twins, Big E has to do everything his brother does
 Sunday had to work and we went to the play "What I Love, Loss, and Wore"..it chronicled the life and thoughts of women.  It was hilarious because every line that was said, I had said at some point in my life:)  
"I have nothing to wear" while staring at a closet full of clothes can be heard multiple times a week
 We celebrated Bubba's 7th birthday!!! I always try to do something in their rooms to surprise them when they wake up.  He was impressed that I hung all that and didn't wake him up...the boy sleeps like a rock so I knew I was golden
 His birthday turned into a snow/ice day, which meant no work for mom and no school for the boys and a dress up Sabel day, which she is obviously thrilled about


 Oh and let's not forget the costume party


 We have had so much snow but not a lot of chances to play in it since it has been so cold.  The last couple of days the temps have been mild so they boys have been sledding, building snowmen, digging tunnels outside until dark/supper time. 
 They long for summer too....swinging on the swingset in the winter doesn't have quite the same effect as swinging in the summer

Workouts have been great this week...running, circuit training, running with circuit training.  I love combining both and I am also loving my new +ASICS gel shoes...I literally feel like I am running on air cushions...



I am playing in a 6-on-6 basketball tournament Saturday morning.  As I said before this could get interesting. I haven't played 6 on 6 since 6th grade...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Snippets from our lives

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My Valentine's



 This guy is POTTY TRAINED!!! HOLLA

2 INGREDIENT PANCAKE

 HuHot's after a sad hospital visit.  Kyle's family is going through a hard time right now so please pray for them!
 More Workouts
 Paleo Turkey Pot Pie...recipe to come...
 Aggression release

 Valentines Day goodies from co-workers
Happy Valentine's Day all!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekly meal planning

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I am going to be re-vamping the blog in the next week or so.  My focus is going to turn towards personal training and family/farm life will be it's own separate page as will recipes, and workouts...so please stay tuned

Yesterday was meal prep craziness....The whole morning and part of the afternoon was spent prepping meals.  It is nice knowing that when I get home, I am going to pop something in the oven to "set it and forget it"

I took a lot more pictures on my actual camera(and of course downloaded them at home on my laptop), I am trying to get back into the habit of using it. I have gotten so lazy and just take pictures with my phone.  This year I really want to focus on becoming a better photographer.

Please tell me your kitchen looks like this during meal prep too

This weeks menu:

Monday: 5 ingredient spaghetti bake from PaleoOMG
Tuesday: Paleo Turkey Pot Pie
Wednesday: Shredded Beef and Brussel Sprouts
Thursday: Breakfast night: Paleo Blueberry French Toast from Elana's Pantry
Friday: Bubba is having friends over for his birthday so I am assuming he will want some pizza!

Food I prepped yesterday:
No Bake Granola Bars
Paleo Banana Muffins
Spaghetti Squash
Ground Beef
Steam Sauteed Brussel Sprouts
Paleo Pastry Crust
Turkey Breast
Carrots

Got a great 7 mile run in while watching our Iowa Hawkeyes beat up on Michigan...we finally played hard for 40 minutes and played as a team!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

We gettin crafty up in here....

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February is proving to be just as busy as January and with two birthday boys this month things will only get busier, but we love it.  We did decide to get all crafty up in this house....and the boys were gluing it up...well Big E was gluing the paper to the table and Bubba and I were making a Valentines Day "garland" for our fireplace mantle...
The picture of the finished product did not save,for reasons unknown to me, and so I will take a picture tonight...after I finish re-gluing and re-attaching it, it was in 4 pieces this morning...stupid cheap glue

And now, some random thoughts, musings if you will.........

I have grown weary of the Winter Season this year...it has overstayed it's welcome and brought more snow, ice, and cold then I wanted.......and I am over it...over WINTER, over SNOW~~~
 

I like to think that I sweat love (or heart shaped sweat) and I am pretty sure I don't smell like love or roses after working out
 

And lastly, I like cold eggs...totally random, right...but in the mornings Kyle will make scramble up a nice little egg breakfast, and I will put it in the fridge at work for my mid morning snack..no reheating, just eating...


So there you have it....random musings from me...Kyle has his Fireman's Meeting tonight so I am going to be doing some major meal planning and schedule for meal prep next week.  Things go so much smoother throughout the week at nights.

Do you like cold eggs?