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WIAW #13

Happy first Wednesday of May! I can’t believe it’s already that time…I’m almost finished with my second year of college! This  cannot be real life. May is going to be an eventful month: Pi Social (Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropy event where we get pied in the face to raise money for literacy haha!), Cinco de Mayooo, Whole Earth Festival (if you enjoy hippies, henna and delicious vegan food, you’d love this), Houseboats on Lake Shasta, midterms and lots of schoolwork (but that’s a given!).

pi social last year!

after being whip cream pied in the face..

hola amigos!

whole earth festival 2011

HB2K11. so. much. fun.

I’m so happy its MAY!!!!!!

Let’s move on to what I ate on the very first Wednesday of the month!

Breakfast:

smoothie in a bowl: huge handful of spinach, 1 c frozen bluebs, 1 scoop vega vanilla protein powder, cinnamon topped with ezekiel golden flax cereal and bee pollen (i’ve been feeling a little sick lately and am not sure if it’s allergies so i picked up some of this at the co op to see if it makes a difference! look out for it on an upcoming freaky food friday..)

After an intense spin class and some weight lifting, (I focused on arms and butt today. Try doing arm circles with 2 lb weights for a minute or two and your arms will be BURNING!) I was so ready for lunch!

Lunch:

salad with chopped apple, cukes, carrot, blue cheese, nutritional yeast, hemp seeds and balsamic dressing & a dr. praegers veggie burger with spicy brown mustard on the side!

Dinner: 

another smoothie with spinach…seriously cannot get enough of smoothies these days. they are so quick, filling and easy when you’re in a pinch for time (which i have been!). this one was soooo good. spinach, frozen banana, vega vanilla protein powder, psyllium, cinnamon, spoonful of pb topped with cacao nibs! it tasted like a peanut butter cup!

Snack: 

museli (oats, dried blueberries, raisins, pecans, pistachios) + ezekiel golden flax cereal + homemade almond milk (!!!!) + strawberries. perfect study snack!

I also tried one of these delicious cornmeal pancakes my roomsicle Amy made. Find the recipe here..SO GOOD!

Thanks to Jenn for hosting again this week! Check out all the other bloggers yummy eats at her blog.

Questions of the day:

What was the best thing you ate today?

Have you ever tried a green smoothie/added spinach to a smoothie? What did you think?

What are looking forward to in May?

xoxoxox lotsa love,

Kara

spin workout!

Hi friends! Hope you all had a wonderful and rejuvenating weekend 🙂

Lately, I’ve been on a making-up-my-own-cardio-spin-routines kick. It’s so fun! I either listen to a workout playlist from 8tracks.com (which I am obsessed with) or shuffle through my workout tunes on my iPod. Here is one I came up with for you guys to try out! It’s an hour long, fat-blasting, booty-burning workout that I promise you won’t regret! Let me know if you do it!!

Little Secrets – warm up @ 8 (or an easy/medium pace) with 70 rpm

Hit the Lights – maintain that warm up pace and then alternate an all-out sprint every other 30 seconds

Work Out – turn up the resistance so much that you must pedal out of the saddle; every other minute, lean forward with a flat back to burn that bootay!

Dancing with Avicii – sprint entire thing & catch your breath for a minute at the slow part of the song (2:00-3:00)

Marry the Night – run out of the saddle at 15 for 1:15, sit down and climb at 16 for 1:15, then sprint rest of the song at 10 (1:25)

Send Me on My Way – climb at 15

Something Good Can Work – sprint until 2 minutes have been up, then alternate pushing and pulling with one leg (pedal with only using the force from the right leg, do 20 rotations then switch legs and repeat until the end of the song)

Walking on a Dream – mountain sprints: climb in saddle at 14-16, do four pedal rotations in the saddle, then jump out of saddle and sprint out 4 rotations at the same resistance, alternate during the entire song

Dubsex – rest & drink some water, you’re almost done!!

Eyes on Fire – climb in saddle at 16, increase resistance by one every minute

Titanium – easy sprint entire way at 9

Lose Control – climb in saddle at 14 until the first chorus (~4o seconds), during each chorus do booty jumps out of the saddle: two pedal rotations standing up when she says “shake,” lean forward while holding abs in to work your butt at “wind,” stand up for “and roll” (each word gets 2 pedal rotations), sprint at 2:15 when the guy is rapping & go back to booty jumps or climbing in the saddle

We Found Love – at 10 sprint the chorus

Wild Heart – climb at 16, sprint in saddle at same resistance during chorus

Gotta Be You – warm down and stretch!

That last song is by my latest obsession, British boy-band cuties, One Direction! I think I may be seeing them live in June!!! I’m so excited, it seems to me boy-bands are making a comeback!

 

This lady cracks me up…I don’t think she could’ve described One Direction any better…hahah!

 

peace & love,

Kara