Monday, January 31, 2011

My January Fav's!

Hello Loves!

It was a blustery, cold day in Kansas, but we still didn't get as much snow as predicted (thank goodness!). Of course, we're still in a winter weather watch until Wednesday at noon, so who knows what we'll get!

After my gluttonous Sunday, I was ready to get back to eating healthy and working out! I started off my day with a new breakfast recipe! Biochemista's protein cupcake:

 The "icing" was 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt (I used Weight Watchers plain fat free) with 1 T of PB2, sea salt and splenda. It was actually pretty good! It was really "spongy" but not in a bad way. I thought about the texture all day and couldn't put my finger on it, but now I know: Circus Peanuts! Remember those orange candy-things??? That's the consistency! 5 PointsPlus

Lunch was super delectable!

 A light Flatout wrap with light tomato herb Laughing Cow cheese, hummus, red and yellow peppers, balsamic vinegar and spinach. REALLY DELICIOUS! 4 Pointsplus. I added a bag of low fat popcorn for 2 points and it was a yummy and healthy lunch!


Following in the foot steps of a few of my favorite bloggers, I thought I would put a list together of my favorite January things, since today IS the last day of January (is Spring here yet?) In no particular order....

My Zumba Finger Gloves
My favorite (and only!) bro got these for me for my birthday and I wear them all the time!! They are too darn cute in orange and pink and have cute "flaps" for my fingers, or I can go fingerless! I wear these to the gym everyday. Before I would have to wear my good black, leather gloves and they just didn't go with my gym I'm stylin'! Thanks, bro!

Soup, soup, soup....I don't care what kinda, I just want SOUP when it's cold! Heck, I want soup when it's 110 degrees, also! I find it super filling and satisfying! V8 soup's are probably my fav! I always eat the whole box in one sitting (supposedly 2 servings but who's counting?) and it has 2 servings of veggies in 1 box-can't beat that!

Apricot Scrub
This is the cheap-o version of St. Ives, but it does the trick! The beginning of January I was noticing my face flaking skin and getting super dry. I tried to use a face mask and scrub hard with my regular cleanser-it wasn't doing anything for my flakiness. So I got this scrub and use it every other day and it's been a GOD SEND! Seriously! After about two uses there was no dry skin at all! I'll be using this all winter!

Sims 2 on PSP
My poor old roommate Jessica knows this all to well....I love the Sims! Some may say I'm addicted! I would say I've changed my ways...but then I discovered Sims 2 on PSP (which my husband owns-a handheld PlayStation) and now I might get addicted all over again;) Except, the Sims on PSP is sooo much different than the computer game that I'm used to, so we'll see how it goes. I'm pretty much a purist when it comes to the Sims!

So there you have it! My January Fav's! What are some new discoveries and fav's of yours during January?

Desserted Tip of the Day: Did you know a pound of muscle DOES NOT weigh more than a pound of fat (they are both a pound!:) But a pound of fat takes up about twice as much room as a pound of muscle, that's why it's SO IMPORTANT to gain lean muscle mass-which means doing some weightlifting! Try this workout for beginners!


  1. ... and a pound of fat doesn't burn calories like a pound of muscle does! :)

    My favorites.... Hmmm....
    Flat out wraps, laughing cow cheese, my new Nike Free's, and my kid.

  2. PS I now stalk the biochemista blog, thanks to you. :P

  3. Those are the cutest gloves ever! Now, I've only done Zumba once ever, so maybe I'm just outta the loop - but why do you actually need Zumba gloves? In the class I did I know there was a little bit of weight stuff, but very it different where you go? Or do you just basically use them for weight lifting, in general?

  4. Thanks for the glove compliment! Actually, they are just cotton, outdoor gloves. Zumba is soo into wearing their clothes for everything-not just working out. If you go to and check out their clothes, they have a ton of different clothes that you would never wear to work out in! It's a culture thing:)
    Sarah, I'm with you on the Nike Free's! I had that on my list but I left them in the car and was too lazy to go get them for a picture!