Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blueberry Smoothie, Yes please!


Happy Thursday! Is anyone else ridiculously tired today, or is it just me?? Before I talk about a delicious smoothie I did have for breakfast, let's finish recaping yesterday :).

Hubs gets up @ 4:30am and out the door by 5am everyday. Usually I'm able to fall back asleep until at least 5:30-6:00, however that was not the case yesterday. For some reason I was wide awake and sleep was no longer an option. I decided to make myself useful, and did the dishes & laundry from the day prior. You would've thought a train had come through our house by the looks of it. It's rarely ever dirty (I kinda sorta have ocd when it comes to things being neat), but somehow with hubs being home and us being lazy all day prior it got completely outta control. I was trying to hold off on breakfast until 7, but ended up eating around 6:30... my belly couldn't wait any longer.

Please do not mind my morning, left over Makeup look.
The smoothie consisted of:
1 cup frozen almond milk, 2 frozen bananas, tsp of pb & some puffin cereal on top
After breakfast, I read blogs/wrote a post, answered e-mails and then headed to the gym. I love my gym; it's small and not many people go there... however I do dislike my mile walk to and from w/ the 130 degree heat!! I completed 9 miles in exactly one hour & 9 minutes... and no I didn't run that extra minute to make it an even 70 minutes, oh well :).

Once I got home, I thought it was probably a good idea to shower since I was quite the sweaty mess (I decided to spare you a picture... you're welcome :]).

Where we live, it's an apartment building filled with other civillian contractors from the states. We all have the same furniture, the same decorations, the same everything. Well hubby and I've slowly started to get things to make it a bit more homie. I mean we are going to be here for quite sometime, it would be nice to have our own things. We're not in any rush though. Well yesterday I decided to finally open the picture frames we bought the other day, and put them up around the house. It seems like all of the pictures I did bring with me, are so outdated. Not quite sure how to get new ones printed off over here, but for now the 2 year old pictures will have to do. (I'm hoping to take some pictures of our home in Kuwait over her soon, so be on the look out!)

After my little bit of decorating, I had lunch. You know the usual, salad with some tomatoes, cucumber & turkey.. ohh and I did throw in a clementine as well.  I was feeling pretty spontaneous lol.

I know my photography skills are.. PATHETIC!
My afternoon was very uneventful to say the least. Did a bit more cleaning, and eventually started on dinner... which will be unpictured, but it was amazing. I followed this recipe from Skinny Taste almost exactly. Only changes I made were omitting the mushrooms (no mushroom fans in this house), and used Apple Cider Vinegar instead of the Red Wine Vinegar. It turned out delicious. Even hubby liked it :) On the side I had some of my leftover edamame from my birthday dinner.

After dinner, hubby and I had a little project to do. We ordered a little black linen cabinet from JcPenney the other day and it finally arrived. Like I said, were trying to make it more homie. Well, our bathroom had no storage @ all and we couldn't find anything. After almost an hour & half, we had a finished product. It's a perfect fit in our bathroom...

So simple & cute :)
After that, we just laid in bed and played our usual nights of hearts. This morning I actually slept in until 6:30!! Kinda a big deal, because lately my sleep has been completely off and I've only been getting a few hours a night.. i know not good! Not to sure what's going on, but it's driving me nuts. Heres is the reasoning behind my day starting off amazing...

Insert: Blueberry Smoothie.
1 c. frozen almond milk, 1 c. frozen blueberries and 1 tbsp. pb
This may be one of the best smoothies I've had in a long time! The other day I bought some frozen blueberries, not even knowing if I liked them or not.. and uh, what took me so long to try!! I could seriously eat it for every meal. Even though I've never had blueberries or blueberry cheesecake before, I'm just gonna say it tastes like blueberry cheesecake :)

After about an hour and half I decided to head to the gym for a workout. I had orginally planned on doing an arm/core workout after 6 miles, but let's just say that plan got completely scratched. Just walking to the gym ended up being a workout in itself. Like I said earlier, i'm tired.. my body, my mind, everything! I was still able to knock out the planned 6 miles, but then called it quits. My legs felt so tired, and just knew there wasn't a reason to continue. Now, I'm lying here about to make lunch.

**Whats your favorite workout?
**Whats your favorite smoothie?


28 comments:

  1. Love that cabinet in the bathroom! So cute :) That smoothie looks so good too!

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  2. I have to say running, lame I know but I really do love it!
    Favorite smoothie? Right now it would be Vega Tropical Tango, almond milk and a frozen banana. So yummy!
    130 degree heat?! And we think we are melting here with it at 90! haha

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    1. Not lame at all... running has and probably will always be my favorite workout. I don't know what it is, but I just love the "high" you get after it!

      I've never tried the Vega Smoothies, but have heard nothing but amazing things about them!

      Ha yeah it's rough.. I kinda laugh when ya'll complain, but then get quite jealous lol.

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  3. My husband recently blended together fresh sliced watermelon and frozen mixed fruit blend (I think it was tropical), and crushed ice. It was honestly the most refreshing drink ever!

    And as far as my favorite workout goes, right now it is a toss between swimming laps and prenatal yoga. I'm 30 weeks pregnant and the 25lbs I've gained makes my legs feel like tree stumps when I run (although I still walk/jogged 3 miles this am...). I honestly enjoy ANY work out I feel up to these days!

    Very cute blog!

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    1. That smoothie sounds amazing, and like you said.. so refreshing!!

      Awe girl, I love that your still being active at 30 weeks! I'm sure you look amazing too.

      Thanks, I'm looking @ yours now :)

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  4. My favorite workout as of late is heat yoga! I love how relaxed I feel after and that I get to work on my flexibility. My favorite smoothie recipe will be posted on my blog later today :) PS I switched over from maryisonamission to "www.maryhadalittleblog.com" Hopefully you will be able to see the pictures now :)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about the switch... going to your page now & book marking it :)

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  5. Wow I don't know how yall get up so early! And I love the color of that smoothie! I love making orange creamsicle spinach smoothies.

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    1. Mm that smoothie sounds delicious. What do you put in it?

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is so cute and I can't wait to hear more about what your life is like over there! My cousin (army) was stationed in Kuwait for a little while.

    Favorite workout...running of course, but Hot Yoga is a close second lately :)

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    1. Awe, thank you girl!! Love yours too :)

      Oh really, how did she/he like it over here? We live out in town, so I'm sure it's completely different, haha.

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  7. I love blueberries! I add them to my oatmeal almost every morning. My favorite smoothie (currently--b/c I go on spurts w/ things) is the Apple Pie one that I put on my blog.

    Have a great day! :)

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    1. Mmm ill have to check that out, sounds delicious :)

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  8. That smoothie is such an awesome color! I will totally have to try it!

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  9. I cannot believe you've never tried blueberries before! Glad you liked them! :) My favorite workout is Body Works because its all over strength training and cardio mixed together and it never fails to make me sore!! :)

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    1. Girl, I can't believe it either! All I know is I've been missing out on amazingness for my whole life. I have honestly just wrote down all these amazing recipes involving blueberries. I wouldn't be surprised if I eventually turned into one!!

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  10. You look so cute in the morning, I definitely don't look good enough to picture myself haha. I love blueberry smoothies! And your new cabinet is adorable! Ikea? Wow, I can't believe he gets up at 4:30 that is insane to me haha. I guess its not that different than 5 AM, it just seems like it for some reason

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    1. Thank you.. even though i think i'm looking like I just got hit by a train haha!

      Actually not Ikea, JcPenney! Do yall have them where you are from?

      Ha Ha, that half hour does make all the difference in the world girl.

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  11. Love your new picture frames and decorations!

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    1. Thanks! It's slowly but surely coming a long.

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  12. My favorite workout is easy - running! But I try to mix it up sometimes. And my favorite smoothie is one w/ peanut butter, banana, and spinach. Yum!

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    1. Love that combo too.. soo good!

      Ha, mine is running too. I swear I can never get enough of it. I really do need to work on adding other workouts in the mix as well though.

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  13. we are up at 4:30am for the man too. I hate when I don't have to be up those days and I can't fall back to sleep. At least I feel super productive because everything gets done by like 8am haha but then I am bored the rest of the day haha

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    1. Boo, if only we lived near each other we could keep ourselves busy with fun lunches and shopping dates!!!

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