1. Valentines Day: NO ONE CARES! Take your candy hearts and lovey dovey pics of your flower delivery elsewhere. P.S. This may or may not have something to do with the fact that I am a 37 year old who has been fully unlucky in love up until now so maybe I'm just bitter. But guess what, this is my blog so I can say what I want. BOOM! #byecupid
2. Crossfit: I have been doing a fitness and nutrition challenge for the month of February (currently nearing the end of week 2) at Better Than Yesterday Training Lab. Basically, a hot guy my age pinched the fat on my body (so embarrassing) in 12 different locations and told me how to eat based on those numbers (Called Biosignature Modulation). If you're interested, I'm the least lean in my sub-scapular (back) and supra-iliac (love handle) regions, whose main hormonal regulator is insulin. SO, my carbs are limited to help encourage better insulin sensitivity and less fat storage. My macro (carbohydrate, fat and protein) goals are as follows: 100g carbs, 80g fat and 175g protein, with a daily calorie intake of 1800kcal. So far so good! I'm losing weight, lifting weights, and these metcon things are way harder than any other workout I've done (for the most part). I'll keep you posted on my progress!!
3. TGIF: This has been a long week (work-wise) and I am so ready for the weekend. I missed my workout today b/c I got stuck late at work, but am having some friends over tonight to grill out since it's 65 DEGREES OUTSIDE IN CHICAGO IN FEBRUARY!!!!
4. Summer House: New favorite show. Yes, it's ridiculous and raunchy and completely mindless and you can make fun of me all you want. But anyone who knows me knows I love my Bravo shows. You name it, I probably watch it. This one is my new favorite!
5. PB2: I LOVE peanut butter. And I love to eat it straight from the container with a spoon (ideally while mindlessly watching Bravo show of choice). But of course its high in fat and something you have to enjoy in moderation. In comes PB2. It's basically peanut butter with the oil taken out and dehydrated down to a powder. Add water to make it spreadable, or add it as-is to a protein shake. Obviously, it doesn't have all of the nutritional value of regular peanut butter (healthy unsaturated fats), or the creamy texture of what you're used to. But it DOES have only 45 calories, 1g of sugar, 1g of fat and 5g of protein...which makes it a great alternative! Buy it here.