- What people think I must think of my blog: omg don't I'm famous and untouchable and get so many messages a day
- Reality: hello does anyone know I exist, doubt anyone really reads anything anyways. I get like 0 messages a day unless I initiate a convo and I'm losing followers like a boss bro
Cardio Killed It!
15 minutes of HIIT and already I feel like a totally different, energized person. Exercise is my favourite drug.
~~**Quest Bar Upside-Down Muffins**~~
4g Net carbs
An idea occurred to me yesterday while I was daydreaming and eating an omelette. Why not use the flip side of the muffin pan? I went through deep thought. In order to use the bake on the flip side, I’ll need to make a thick batter so it’ll stick to its shape. Too much liquid and I’ll have it oozing down the aides like water, and that wouldn’t look so good. Well then, pancake, cake, and muffin batters were out of the question. I’ll need to make something solid, like a cookie batter.
And then an idea hit me.
Why not bake a quest bar? I love those things, they’re so versatile and I needn’t spend time or make a mess preparing the ingredients. Perfect!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 tbsp Homemade Cookie Butter OR 2 tbsp nut butter
- 1 tbsp protein powder(optional)
- Any quest bar*
*I used cinnamon. If you used my homemade cookie butter as the filling, try using a coconut cashew bar. If your filling contains nut butter, use a peanut-flavoured bar. If your protein powder is chocolate flavoured, try a chocolate flavoured one.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Warm the quest bar in be microwave for 15 seconds.
- Roll into two balls, one bigger than the other.
- Flatten the circles onto the bottom of a muffin tin.
- Make sure the bigger ball is slightly covering the sides of the muffin tin, while the smaller ball only covers the very top.
- Bake for 4-6 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix all the filling ingredients together and freeze for 4-6 minutes.
- Take off the “Upside Down Muffin” and spoon in the filling.
- Cover the top with the now baked smaller flattened ball. Place back in the turned-off-but-still-warm oven for 1 minute or dig in right away!
"You are what you eat."
Okay can I eat a Victoria’s Secret model?
I had a terrible school day today. I am not happy and I don’t have anything to look forward to. I don’t wake up everyday looking forward to anything. Just feel alone, lost, and stressed. Life is meaningless to me right now.
The director of the performing arts program embarrassed me in front of a few students and her “call-league” for not knowing when to arrive for a mandatory performance I have no interest in partaking on Saturday when she herself didn’t even make clear when we should arrive.
I thought coming to this school would make me happy because I would learn the things I love; acting, singing, and dancing. Instead, I find myself caught in a superficial, tough, industry-like program with no way out. I haven’t learned anything except how to suck up to teachers, tolerate pain, and behave with professionalism. I don’t want this. I wanted to be taught with care and instruction. But instead, they make me feel worthless.
I’m thinking of dropping my glee course. I took it so I could sing, but instead I am so tired and miserable and judged. But if I drop it, how else am I going to sing at school? Fast forward to today after school. I’m tired from and unhappy from my last period: glee. I was anxious, but looking forward to track practice. I changed and put away everything only to find out that my cross country coach, who runs track and field along with the principal, wouldn’t allow me to participate because I didn’t have my medical form signed. He was a nice person ad I can’t blame him for following the rules, but oh, I was looking forward to this workout. I even spent time to prepare a nutritious lunch and breakfast to ensure I had energy for this workout.
I loathe missing an expected workout. It’s one of the worst things that could happen. Here I spent so much time and energy to do something I liked and worked hard to prepare for, and then I can’t do it…
It takes one hour to get home. I wasted 45 minutes waiting for nothing. Changing back to my non-workout clothes, I found myself crying quietly in the girls bathroom at my misfortune.
I feel so alone, and no one understands. I don’t have something to look forward to—I don’t know what I’m doing with my life. I feel like I’m wasting away.
I pep-talked myself and took deep breaths.
It’s just one workout. You have the rest of your life to workout. Besides, this doesn’t happen all the time, right? No big deal. Don’t make big things out if one thing so little. Life is too short to be spent on grieving on the things I could have been.
p>I’m heading home now. I’m on my way home.
I am out of almond butter at home!! And bacon!! No hearty, good soups either!
Send for help!!!! Setting up a donation fund
I might’vesortofmaybe broke the wall while trying to do a gymnastic walkover…
I don’t know how to tell my parents, I’m basically dead.
Holy crap i’m scared.
I got my run in for the day, now I don’t have to worry about it the rest of the day. I woke up this morning ask myself, “How do you feel?” And I replied with, “I should run today. I feel OK and I think I could use a burst of endorphins.” Done deal!
Have you done a workout yet today??
Sorry for the lack of photos. I meant to take some but a) it’s late, and b) cameras don’t work well in synthetic light and it’s evening.
Yesterday night I couldn’t get a good night’s sleep. I kept waking up within 2 hours and one time that I did fall asleep I dreamed about…err…going to the washroom and I actually nearly wet the bed(oopsies! Grade 4 moment…). I woke up and ran to the bathroom. After that, I couldn’t fall asleep until 5am, and by then I feared that I would fall asleep just a few moments before I had to get up, and that’s exactly what happened. My alarm pick woke me at 6am.
Today after school we had dance rehearsal until 4:30pm preparing for the Christmas show, and after that I came home to organize and distribute newspapers, a process that took me over 3 hours to do with all the holiday flyers and such.
I just finished and showered, and unfortunately didn’t do any exercise like running like I wanted to, but it doesn’t matter. It’s the end of the day and I know when I’m tired.
Tomorrow’s Black Friday! There are so many things I want to get for the first time ever on Black Friday! I never used to want anything, but with my current, and ever-growing shopping list, I’ll spend well over $300!
Well, goodnight. And to my American Fitties, happy thanksgiving! Tomorrow is Friday!
- DRINK MORE TEA
- Sleep Earlier
- Be more optimistic!
- Take some more pictures and blog more often
- Cyber Monday/Black Friday sales?! Who’s excited? I know I am! oGorgeous is having a sale and I want to spend over $150 to get extra free items, but being in a financial crisis, I don’t think it’ll be smart to do that. What are your favourite brands(doesnt have to be health or fitness related)?
Despite my fatigue, I did 20 minutes of HIIT(whoohoo for willpower!) and took a shower. I want to watch a movie but my goal recently has been to sleep earlier, so I compromised—15 minutes of a movie, then I’ll go to rest.
Off to bed I go!
OH MY GOODNESS YOU’RE BACK ON TUMBLR I MISSED YOU YOU OLD FART AHH <33
HUGS FROM ME!!
^^Andrew is one of the best things that’s happened to me on tumblr.Comments
Today is the type of day where I don’t want to go all beast mode, in fact, all I want is to feel hungry, curl up with a chick flick, eat some warm food and sleep and dream.
I must be tired from running the short, indoor track practice yesterday. It’s been a while since I’ve worked on sprinting and serious running.
Somebody, come pat my head and take me away.
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***Make your own Cookie Butter***
- 5 Ingredients
- Low Carb
- Sugar Free
- Awesomely Ketogenic
Trader Joe’s Cookie Butters have really got to me. On one hand, I want to try them out badly but they is not a single Trader Joe’s in Canada, on the other hand, I am happy I don’t have my hands on it because I’d probably get addicted.
So, what do I do?
I made my own! I’m a stickler for simple recipes. This one calls for just 5 ingredients and works great as a “Fat Bomb” (keto-ers, anybody?). If you’re counting fat grams, watch out for how much of this cookie butter you eat; it can become hard to control yourself! However, I find that if I eat this early in the day, I usually don’t feel hungry until many hours later. Which is great for my satiety!
As pictured above, here is what you need:
Yields about 1 cup of Cookie Butter
- 4 tbsp Almond Butter
- 3 tbsp Sunflower Seed Butter
- 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil (melted)
- 2 tbsp Almond Flour
- 2 tbsp Shredded Coconut
- Dash of salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla (optional)
- 1 tsp all natural calorie free sweetener(optional)
- 2 tbsp whey protein isolate (optional)
I used Swerve, an all natural calorie free sweetener, to sweeten it. I like it a more than Splenda! You can use anything you like, though.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Freeze for 10 minutes (Add in peppermint candy canes if you’re feeling festive)
- EAT. IT. BY. THE. SPOON. FUL.
Have a soon-to-be Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!
I woke up today and did a double take—SNOW!!
I gasped and I jumped for joy and I couldn’t keep a smile from spreading across my face. I was so, so happy.
YOU GUYS COME TO CANADA I WILL BAKE YOU HEALTHY COOKIES AND WE CAN DO INDOOR CARDIO WORKOUTS, YES?? YES OKAY FITBLR PARTY AT MY HOUSE!