I was feeling sorry for myself and my busted foot and really craving a grilled cheese when I came across a post for a grilled Brie, pear and cranberry sandwich. Out of all those ingredients the only thing I didn’t have was the bread… So I improvised with all the carbs and used one of Phil’s leftover bagels. Today is a day of OMGFOODISSOGOOD!
An injured Amy with too much time to scroll through tumblr has the potential to be a dangerous thing… Bring on more recipes!
The curse of the hideous passport photo continues. You all are jerks for peer pressuring me into sharing it with you. Nothing like a stellar ‘before’ photo AMIRIGHT?! (“But Amy you started this blog almost two years ago!” Shut up, tumblr!)
Finally got everything together and headed to the post office where my weak ass ankle completely rolled and bent in half. I actually got chills from the pain when it happened. Manage to hold my shiz together while I mailed off the cursed paperwork but nearly lost it when I tried to put pressure on it again.
Seriously, why?! Why does this not happen when I’m not 500 shades of excited for bootcamp and finally back on track?!
Universe, you’re such a mean girl.
Does anyone have ANY ideas or tips for how I can strengthen my notoriously weak ankles or am I doomed to wear compression socks and hightop sneakers the rest of my life?? Btw- It’s a genetic thing apparently - my sister fractured her ankles in volleyball one year from basically the same thing I just did…
Second breakfast courtesy of “I wasn’t kidding.”
That was… That was the most amazing omelet scramble I’ve ever made.
The key? Sautéing the veggies in Kerrygold butter (1tbs), adding Nando’s Peri Peri sauce (thanks for the supply, Phil!) to the egg mixture, and a little cheese and bacon crumbles on top.
I don’t think I can go back to pre-butter omelets now. But, really, why would you want to??
I love that I can get my daily fruit/veg requirements from my breakfast smoothies! I need to work on upping the veg content though. I did manage to sneak a carrot in there! My plan is to add one veg a day to see how much it changes the taste. If all else fails I can always dump some stevia in there to add sweetness.
Low fat Greek vanilla yogurt
Two hours to drink & now I’m ready for second breakfast (although I guess it’s lunchtime now!) — I have bootcamp to get through tonight and need all the fuel I can get!
Edit: working on a list of my favorite smoothie recipes for those of you who asked!
Edit #2: there’s a lot of enthusiasm and exclamation points going on in this post. I blame the caffeine in that alarm drink thingie from bodybuilding.com…
What fresh new passport photo hell is this??
After 4 phone calls and four, FOUR trips to various locations that claim to do passport photos I finally found a place to do it tonight.
And the photo is quite possibly the worst, most unflattering photo of myself I’ve ever seen.
There’s a small part of me that hopes they don’t permit me through border patrol as they have serious doubts the pale, puffy blob with serious dark circles under her slightly crossed eyes (what was I looking at, my nose??) is indeed me.
But let’s be real - I usually look hella bedraggled once I step off those 9 hour LDR flights anyway.
And now I’m berating myself for complaining about essentially being afforded even the opportunity to travel as much as I do to see Phil.
Shutting up now.
Breakfast that lasts until lunch.
Low fat vanilla yogurt
That energy drink *twitch* I’m not sure it’s working *twitch twitch* I’m not so much awake/alert, just twitchy *twitch twitch twitch*…
A head full of snot is not a good look for me. I love my sister and I love her cat, well, I love him from afar - but this is what happens after days upon days of cat exposure. Full blown allergy and sinus rebellion.
Bed Buddy Sinus Pack - questionable name, excellent product.
Also, I just chugged that alarm drink sample from bodybuilding.com - waiting to see which one explodes first - my heart or my sinuses.
How incredibly challenging boxing is.
How much I love the burn.
How it challenges me to overcome feelings of discomfort and fear.
How much I sweat.
How much I love this feeling.
That no matter how much fitness I lost from being sick practically all summer and fall that I can still keep trying.
But most importantly, I’ve forgotten how insanely hungry I am afterward and that there are no less than TEN fast food joints directly across the street. GET ME HOME!
Crockpot of chicken, beans and rice await!
I can’t say enough good things about bodybuilding.com. I ordered this canister of Xtend last Tuesday and they had shipped it less than three hours later. Because of the holiday I didn’t receive it until today.
I’m a supplement junkie. I love learning about the science (or BS) behind supplement claims. This product came recommended to me by several different people to replace Advocare’s Catalyst.
The flavor is great, but it tastes a little too salty for me when only mixed with 8 oz of water, so I added a few extra ounces to water it down.
After months away from boxing regularly, we’ll see if this stuff can help with insane DOMS that are sure to appear tomorrow.
Bonus: they sent some samples. I was thisclose to chugging the alarm ultra but then I read the warning that you shouldn’t consume ANY caffeine while taking it as it contains the amount of caffeine found in three cups of coffee. Dear God. Added to the tea and coffee I’d already had this morning & I may have just spontaneously combusted. Same with the Pump-HD sample.
I’m looking forward to trying them over the next couple of days to see if it helps with my persistent morning zombie condition.
This took a hot minute to make. Roasted butternut squash covered in EVOO & sprinkled with garlic powder and paprika (40 minutes at 400 degrees) & then blended in the Vitamix with chicken broth until steaming hot.
Sooooo sooo good.
And then I dropped my phone in the bowl of soup trying to take a food porn pic.