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Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Fuel

TGIF! I made it through the first week back to work and it’s only the beginning. What I mean is next week I start my 16 week journey to the Boston Marathon, and School. I took off from running this week to make sure my legs were well rested and ready. Last night I did hit the gym up last night instead of AKB, and it turned out to be a pretty awesome 1 hour workout.

THE WORKOUT

30 min ET Machine
3sets of 15 bicep curls
3sets of 15 overhead presses
3sets of 15 shoulder presses
3sets of 15 pull downs
3sets of 15 overhead triceps extensions

in between each set I did 50 ball sit-ups/plank or 15 push ups. Then when I was done with weights I did Mark Silinas challenge from Wednesday.

1. 30 squats
2. 15 push ups
3. 30 second wall sit
4. 25 jumping jacks
5. 30 second plank
6. 15 Burpees

I did it twice, it was a great way to finish my work out, THANKS MARK!!!

LOVE AND RESPECT

We started a new book in our community group last night, called Love and Respect. Hubby and I have already read it together before we got married so now it will be nice to go back and read it now that we have been married for a little bit. I know I need to re-read it, I forgot some very important resources that I know I could use right now:) I am always looking for ways to improve my role as a wife.

Through the study I enjoyed an Amy’s Bean and Cheese Burrito! It was sooo good, I found these at Target and they were so cheap and well worth every penny! I actually got a few more of Amy products at Target that I never see anywhere else.

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FRIDAY MORNING FEUL

This morning hubby was off to another interview, that’s right he got called back in for a second interview, I HOPE HE GETS THE JOB!!!! I was left alone to make my own coffee and a bowl of cereal. I know pretty boring for a Friday morning but none the less it was yummy.

The Mix:

1/2 c Puffins
1 c GoLean Crunch
1 c Almond Milk
1/2 banana
1 scoop of Almond Butter

with a piece of whole wheat cranberry apple butter toast.

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and my cup of French Press coffee!

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HER FUEL

It’s time to let you know about a product I have been loving. It has helped me through the hustle and bustle of the season! It’s called Snacktrition, have you heard of it?

The people at Snacktrition so kindly sent me some of their product to review on my site. I was excited because I love almonds, cashews, and trail mix. I have been enjoying all of their wonderful flavors, in salads, oatmeal, on the go, and even in my dinner entrées.

So what makes their nuts different from the rest? snacktrition-logo

“Snacktrition is enhanced with key nutrients such as calcium and fiber, which makes good-for-you foods like almonds and cashews better than ever. Made from real fruit and nuts, every bite is bursting with mouthwatering flavor and a crunchy texture that every snacker craves!”

It’s easy to get your fiber and protein in with Snacktrition, so why is 95% of Americans not getting the recommended daily amount of fiber (20-30g)??!!! It’s time to change that.

Look at all there wonderful and tasty flavors:

Calcium Sea Salt Almonds

Calcium Smoked Almonds

Fiber Salt and Pepper Cashews

Fiber Sea Salt Cashews

Calcium and Fiber Fruit & Nut Mix

This is so perfect for everyone, athletes, mothers, students, busy people, kids, and so on and son on. The best part is it’s reasonably priced!

GIVEAWAY!!!

Snacktrition is kindly offering prizes for three winners here at Nhershoes, and each winner will receive five bags of Snacktrition (one of each flavor). All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what is your favorite nuts and why?I will be using Random.org to draw three winners! This is for U.S. bloggers only, sorry others. You have until January 16, 2009 at midnight pacific time.

Have a great Friday friends, I am going to see Bride Wars with the girls tonight, anyone else have fun plans?

86 comments:

Amanda said...

My favorite kind of nuts are... cashews. To me, they have the most flavor and are delicious no matter if they are salted or not. I haven't had them in a long time though, because they aren't the lowest in fat!

meghanN said...

BRAZIL NUTS!!! They are biiig and delicious but so so hard to find, especially by themselves so I have to stock up when they're in the bulk bins!!

Danielle said...

My favorite nut is the pistachio. I love that they come in portioned out serving size bags at my local grocery store because I could easily eat a whole bag at any time.

*Andrea* said...

i love target - i got larabars and cliffbars for $.80!!!

my favorite nuts are ALMONDS - good in oatmeal, almond butter, and just plain :)

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

I love smoked almonds. Good gracious I could eat those all the time. However the salt content is crazy so I limit myself. Next up is pistachios!

carolinebee said...

Love cashews :D Great give a way.

Oz Runner said...

favorite nut=almonds but pistachios are a close second, especially pistachio ice cream, which I can hardly ever find....

btw Love and Respect is great...they did a marriage conference here last year and we studied it in our small group too...good stuff to keep your marriage strong..

therunningaddict said...

Oh its so exciting you are running the most prestigious marathon in only 16 weeks!!! That is GREAT!
Fingers crossed for your hubby!

natalie said...

oh my gosh, i love all types, but i must say cashews are my absolute favorite. any type, any flavor..it's way too easy to go overboard so i try to stay away :) i would LOVE to win this giveaway!!!

happy friday!

girlrunningaround said...

I love cashews. They have tons of flavor and just enought (good) fat to hold me over!

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

Peanuts, but only b/c they make peanut butter! YUM.

Denise said...

Good luck to your husband..*fingers crossed*

I love give aways! But to choose my favorite would be so hard. But I'll go with a simple peanut. Love them. Plain, in peanut butter, ESP in trail mix. Mmmmm. Just a nice and simple nut!

Rose said...

I love pecans! Especially in morning oatmeal.

D10 said...

Sounds like you and the girls are going to have a fun night out. You'll have to let us know how the movie is.

Brian said...

Cashews are my favorite.

Amisha said...

Hi Bobbi! My favorite nuts are definitely the cashew nuts simply for their incredible flavor and creaminess. I'm obsessed with the cashew cookie Larabar!!

kate said...

Yeah giveaways...i have yet to win one but i will keep on commenting!
My favorite nuts are almonds. in anything. i think that the texture and shape really make for a yummy crunch in the mouth!
happy friday!!

Rachel said...

Walnuts. High in Omega's!

Sarah (lovINmytummy) said...

I love PISTACHIOS! They are fun to shell, salty and sweet and such a pretty green! My Gracie calls them "stach-ews."
!

HangryPants said...

I love raw unsalted almonds and also cashews!

Way to go on the workout girl! And enjoy your book. You are such a sweet wife. I know it!

chasedaylight said...

I love PECANS!

Thank goodness for Target selling Amy products! I couldn't afford them if they didn't! The burritos are like a dollar cheaper there than anywhere else!

Pam said...

I love walnuts - they are great in my morning oats, yogurt or all alone!

Brian said...

Love me some Almonds.

Almond milk, butter, everything.!

RunToFinish said...

oh lala,I eat nuts almost every day.. love em! let's see I am a fan of walnuts when trying to get some omega's and a fan of dusted chocolate almonds when wanting a treat. Hope I win!!

Lacey Nicole said...

Walnut!!! I loooove it's taste, almonds can be too hard sometimes, but a walnut is the perfect soft-crunch... in oats, in cereal, mixed with popcorn,... mmmm.

Christy said...

I love toasted pecans because they are sweeter, but if I had to choose one, it would be the almond. I love that it's crunchier than some other nuts. It has flavor and texture!

Tami said...

almonds, i put them in my cereal every morning and my kids love them too.

Velma said...

Great blog - I love almonds. Great for you and filling.

Aimee said...

To eat plain my favorite nut is a pistachio. But in general I like baking with almonds and eating almond butter!

Amandamoo said...

Yay a contest!! Cashews, almonds, and peanuts are my favorites.... no, wait, I love walnuts because they are so high in Omega-3's! No, wait, I love hazelnuts because they are unique! Oh, I don't know! Do I have to choose?!

matt said...

my favrite nuts are walnuts. they go with everything.

i have a date tonight! new girl! we are going for some yummy sushi. i am excited about the food, but not the bell.

Maddy said...

My favorite kind of nuts are salted almonds. Delishhhh.

Amy H. said...

Probably cashews because they're SO good! But I love all nuts so much that I usually go with the mixed variety.

Thanks for posting the giveaway!

kweston said...

I love Pistachios. Just the crunchiness of them and i like them with a little salt. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

loveofoats.com said...

my fave nuts are pecans... i love the crunch and texture of them!

glad you made it thru the first week back!

our pastor told us about the love & respect book - i want to get it asap!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I love almonds. :)
Cute little toast bites! And good luck to your awesome husband! I hope he gets the job too.
I'm collecting data tonight. I know how to party!

strongandhealthy said...

I'll have to try that Amy's Burrito. I'm always looking for quick meals for when I'm on the go. Enjoy the movie tonight. It looks great!

joyRuN said...

No fun plans for the weekend (yet). I think we're supposed to get heinous weather tomorrow.

I love Target. I wish they'd stock my Paley bars, but those come all the way from Portland, OR. At $2/each, they're delicious.

Oh, favorite nut? Macadamia. Nice & fatty :)

M said...

Raw almonds rule! BTW...you are a machine! Good luck to your other half! Have a nice weekend!

Victoria said...

I love almonds. The flavor is my absolute favorite AND I love that my husband doesn't love them so I get to eat more of them. :)

Becky said...

Honey-Roasted peanuts are my fav-so bad, yet so good!

The Three T's said...

I am gonna have to go with Almonds! And I will be seeing you tonight for coffee and Bride Wars. Very excited to see you! :-)

Meghann said...

I can't believe your training starts this week! So exciting!

I'm going to see Bride Wars tonight, hopefully it will be a good laugh.

My Favorite nuts is Pistachio! I don't eat them often becuase they are my weakness,, I could down a whole bag in minutes.

missbee said...

oh man oh man.
i loooove nuts.
if i HAD to pick a
favorite id more
than likely go with
cashews. i think. !

Julianne said...

Roasted almonds are my favorite but maybe I need to check out the Calcium Sea Salt Almonds! Yum. :-)

Great job on your gym workouts last night!!

Laura said...

I like to toast raw almonds in the oven!! Thanks for the opportunity!

just me said...

oh, i loveeee my walnuts! I love them in everything from cookies to oats to casserole dishes!

Amelia said...

Love peanuts. I never get sick of them and they give us wonderful wonderful peanut butter!

brittnie said...

My fav's are cashews and peanuts. Both are great in stir fry!! OH AND Cashews are the best after toasting them in the oven for about 15 min!

Rae said...

....almonds....in oatmeal, roasted, plain as a snack, grounf into butter...YUM!!

Andrea said...

My favorite are cashews, they are so good. They are not as dry as other nuts. Though I do love most nuts, when I eat Cashews I just can't stop eating them....

Elsa said...

I love pistachios. Once I start I can't stop, but at least I have to work at eating them...

Andrea [bella eats] said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog! I'm so glad to have found yours...I can already tell I will love it! I can't wait to follow your progress as you train for BOSTON!!! What an accomplishment that will be.

My favorite nuts are walnuts and brazil nuts...yum!!!

Wendy said...

My favorite nut is the pistachio. One night when I was about 10, I slept over my grandmother's house and he left me eat a whole bag of pistachios all by myself. She also used to let me jump on my bed!! But that night, I got sick and threw all of the nuts, but she was right there for me.
I guess they just remind me about how cool and great my grandmother was!!

Lance said...

Hi Bobbi,

I'm an almond kind of guy! And then, sometimes...I'm just a nut case!!

Laurel said...

OMG, I'm a nutoholic. I was eating a handful of nuts just this afternoon thinking that I might have a problem.

I love almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts...oh wait, do I have to pick just one? LOL.

I think almonds are my favorite. I love them in yogurt in the morning.

Have fun at the movie.

eatingbender said...

Oh wow, I love Snacktrition! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, Bobbi! My favorite kind of nuts is probably cashews. I just figured that out recently, too! Good question!

Mica said...

I can't believe you do all those Challenge exercises. Burpees? I don't even think I could do half of ONE! You're so fit and inspirational, lady!

Michelle said...

my favorite nut would have to be the walnut...they are so good alone and when mixed in with anything...trail mix, banana bread, ANYTHING, they are delicious!

Fitnessista said...

my favorite nuts are macadamia nuts! they're so delicious
we missed the movie last night but we're going tonight. did you like it??
have a great day!

ttfn300 said...

my favorite nut??? just one??? almonds, maybe? but cashews, pecans, macadamia, they all reign supreme. i've heard of snacktrition but haven't tried them yet!

HangryPants said...

Second entry as permitted by Bobbi! I will link it on my blog tomorrow, too!

bitesoflife said...

Mmm... I love almonds and peanuts and pistachios! It's so hard to choose!

Katie said...

Cashews because they are my dad's favorite so I always think of him when I eat them!

fitforfree said...

faves = DEFINITELY brazil nuts! so substantial, creamy and wonderful... I love it when you find them buried in trail mix :-)

sals said...

favorite = walnuts!

talesofexpansion said...

hi bobbi - i saw the link to your contest on hangrypants and i think i'm too late to enter, but i will anyway because i like your blog and i like to talk about nuts! my favorite nut is any kind that comes in a shell -- if i have to work at cracking them open, i can eat them slower and savor each bite :-)

Becca said...

Its hard to pick a favorite but for a snack I love raw almonds.

Rachel said...

Mmm, I love Brazil nuts. They are so crunchy and buttery and DELICIOUS!

Kristin said...

I love love love spanish peanuts. So bad for you but SO GOOD! Especially good with cocolate in ice cream! :)

dryerlynt said...

i'm obsessed with walnuts these days!

Lauren said...

My Fiance' and I are about to read Love and Respect too. We're getting married in February. :) I got bought the book last night actually.

I've never heard of Snacktrition, I'm gonna check it out!

dailygoods said...

i'd have to say that almonds are my favorite nut! I love eating them raw, in oatmeal, as almond butter now, and they are the perfect snack :)
great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

My favorite nut is the cashew! Very rich but yummy, especially when covered in chocolate!

Anonymous said...

I just posted as anonymous, so I'm not sure how I'll know if I win. My name is Steph, if it helps. I don't have a blogger account!

talesofexpansion said...

Entry #2 ... I need some nuts! I'll link on my blog again when I post later :-)

Deb said...

Entry #2

http://maintainingtheloss.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-entered-yet-another-contest-today.html

Betsy said...

Cashews & pecans are my favorite. I love cashews for their yummy taste and pecans are just so versatile.

jessica said...

hmmm, I like almonds plain, cashew "butter" (just blended with applesauce), and walnuts in baked stuff. Do I really have to pick one?

KK @ Running Through Life said...

I love almonds! Sliced, whole, etc. They go great with so much or by themselves.

Sarah W. said...

I've always loved Cashews - they are nice and "chewy" haha and salty - YUM! they've always been my favorite!

Yasmin said...

Hands down....the winner is almonds! There are so many flavors out there that I cannot choose just one but if I had to it would be anything with a sweetness factor. Yum!

Danielle said...

I love brazil nuts because of their texture and taste (obviously :-P ). Unsalted.. mm!

chasedaylight said...

I linked back to you on my post today! Here's my second comment :D

I love CASHEWS too!

Deb said...

Entry # 1

Almonds are my favorite, so yummy.

(I thought I had already left a comment on here but when I look over the comments I only see my Entry #2 so here is my first one)

Diana said...

Macadamia nuts! I'm from Hawaii so whenever I taste them it makes me think of home. Plus they just seem so decadent.