New Blender

Good morning everyone! Hope you’re all doing wonderful.

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Yesterday morning I woke up and had Overnight Oats. In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup Oats
  • 1/3 cup Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Sunflower Butter
  • 1 tbsp. Raisins
  • 1 whole banana

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After breakfast, I spent the morning doing a Free Health Consultation with a very sweet young girl 🙂

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After the appointment, I went to my next job for the day watching little Kampbell. Throughout the day I made myself a smoothie, and snacked on a couple slices of cheese with some flaxseed chips..

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When I got home around noon, I wanted to try out my new blender!

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When I posted on my facebook page about getting a VitaMix, someone suggested that I try the Breville Hemisphere Control first, which is $199 compared to $499 for the VitaMix. So, I found something similar, thinking it was the Hemisphere Control. Turns out, it’s still works great, and I am happy with it so far. The reviews on it long term arn’t so great, but it comes with a one year warranty, which I extended to two years. I figure I’ll keep it for a couple more weeks, see how I like it, and then return or keep it.

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In my smoothie I put a sample of Green Magma +

  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 small banana
  • a small handful baby carrots

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It blended verrry smooth. I was really impressed. There were 3 baby chunks of carrots at the bottom, but everything else was extremely fluffy and good. Plus, it has an automatic shut off after 60-seconds which is nice.

After my smoothie, Marco and I rode our bikes to the Gym. We did Chest, and then I ran for 35 minutes.

I’m slowly getting back into running by having a plan:

  • Week one: walk first 5 minutes, run 2 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat for 30 minutes
  • Week two: walk first 5 minutes, run 2.5 minutes, walk 1.5 minutes, repeat for 30 minutes
  • Week three: walk first 5 minutes, run 3 minutes, walk 1.5 minutes, repeat for 30 minutes
  • Week four: walk first 5 minutes, run 3.5 minutes, walk 1.5 minutes, repeat for 30 minutes
  • Week five: walk first 5 minutes, run 4 minutes, walk 1.5 minutes, repeat for 30 minutes

This plan was taken from the Couchto5K model, but I switched it up a little bit. Plus, yesterday, running for only 3 minutes wasn’t cutting it. I needed to run for 6 minutes in order to get my heart rate up. So, yesterday I did walk first 5 minutes, run 6 minutes, walk 1.5 minutes, repeat for 35 minutes… That being said, some days I have to switch it up, but my goal is do increase my running at a slow speed so I will stick to it over time 🙂

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When we got home from the Gym, I snacked on some potato chips to cure my massive craving for potatoes. I get the weirdest, most specific cravings.

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Next, I made dinner from leftovers. Even better the second time! Plus, I added a little bit of parmesan to my Cod and it was delicious!

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We ate dinner really early (4:00pm), so I took a snack to my babysitting job

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More chips, and some Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup (I only had one bowl – not the carton, haha). I at this about 4 hours after dinner when feeling hungry again. Both were good… Now time to lesson my cravings for these chips! Haha, who else likes them? Hey, they’re better than regular potato chips, right?

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Love, Paige
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