Monday, August 17, 2015

Rodan & Fields Unblemish

My mom bought some Rodan & Fields Unblemish for our son to help his acne but he 
wasn’t using it.  So while shopping with my mom on Saturday she suggested that I start using it.  I started it this morning.  It is a 4 step program for your skin. 

1. Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash

2. Clarifying Toner

3. Dual Intensive Acne Treatment

4. Oil Control Lotion SPF 20

Not that I have bad acne but I do have scares from years of acne.  This will help reduce my scares.  I use it in the morning & in the evening.  I have taken a before picture & I will take another picture in 2-3 weeks to see the difference.  

Until next time!!

Kristin

Before


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Easy Dinner

I like super easy dinners.  Here is one of my favorite’s!

Chicken Rice with Mushrooms & Spinach

2 packages Chicken Rice-A-Roni
Chicken Both
About a 1 ½ cups Mushrooms
About 2 cups Spinach
Butter
Olive Oil

1. Sauté mushrooms in a little butter & olive oil.  Then welt the spinach in a little butter, olive oil & some chicken both.

2. While spinach is welting start the rice-a-roni.  Just following the directions on the package.  I used chicken broth instead of water.

3. Once everything is done mix everything together & enjoy. 

4. I toasted some Italian Bread with olive oil to have with it. 

Until next time!!

Kristin

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Freekeh Review

Though Sweatpink I was chosen to review a product called Freekeh.  Freekeh is a process which means "to rub" in Arabic. Freekeh was created by accident nearly 2,000 years ago when a Middle Eastern village was attacked and their crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most folks would sulk over their misfortune, but the crafty villagers rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up and "Eureka!" Freekeh was created. We're proud to offer you this tasty, nutritious ancient grain with a funny name.

You can do so many things with Freekeh.  I made dinner & breakfast with mine.

Rosemary & Sage grilled Chicken with Rosemary & Sage Freekeh
Dinner

4 Chicken Thighs
½ cup Olive
Handful Fresh Rosemary
Handful of Fresh Sage
½ tsp Dried Thyme
1 cup Rosemary & Sage Freekeh
3 cups Chicken Both
1 tbsp Butter
2 bunches Asparagus
Bunch of Mushrooms

1. Marinate Chicken Thighs in olive oil, rosemary, sage & thyme for about 1 hour.  Turn half way though.
2. While chicken is marinating put asparagus & mushrooms in an aluminum pan.  Sprinkle with olive oil, salt & pepper.  Also, add a little butter to the pan.  Cover pan with foil & place on preheated grill for 30 minutes.
3. Next start the Freekeh according to the package.  I used Chicken both to cook mine.  After it is cooked add just a little butter to it just to give a little creamy texture. 
4. While the Freekeh is cooking take the veggies off the grill & put the chicken on the grill.  Cook until it is no longer pink in the center probably about 30 minutes.  I stirred in some of the asparagus & mushrooms in with the Freekeh.  I was amazing! 
5. When everything is done plate it up and serve with some toasted bread.

This was a really good meal!!  My 17 year old son even like the Freekeh which totally surprised me.

With any dinner there must be dessert!

Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix (Any Brand)
1 Can Coca-Cola

1.Mix the cake mix & soda together & bake according to the cake mix package.  That’s it.  I frosted the cake with store chocolate frosting & decorated with mini Kit-Kats.

Warm Breakfast with Freekah

1 cup Original Freekeh
3 cups Almond milk
¼ Cup raisins
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ dried apricots, cup up into small pieces
About 1 tbsp honey
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Cooked Freekeh according to package, instead of water I used Almond mile.
2. Once Freekeh is cooked let it cool slightly.  Add dried fruit, honey & cinnamon.
Breakfast
3. Then what I did is put into separate containers for the week. 
4. To reheat just add a tablespoon of almond mile to the container & heat in microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute.

The breakfast turned out like a very hearty oatmeal!!  I will defiantly be making this again!!
 
Because I really like this product & Freekeh is a such a good company.  They are giving any one package of Freekah.  The chocie of original, rosemary sage, or tamari to one of my readers.  To enter comment on this post.



 Until next time!!
Kristin









Bedlam Recap

Ok I just realized that I didn’t post my Bedlam Race Recap!!  The Bedlam Race took place on I think the hottest day of the year July 25th.  The race started at 7:30, which I was hoping would have hoped it would have been kinda cool but no such luck.  I think when the race started it was like 85 degrees with absolutely no breeze.  I finished in 45 minutes which I am completely happy with considering how it was. 

After the race the race organizers had kiddie pools filled with ice & wet towels.  Which was a great relief after the hot run!

It took most of the day to recover from it.  I went to bed at 6:30 that evening.

All and all it was a great race & I am glad I did it!!!

I also used this run as my Virtual Run.

I did sign up for another Virtual Run, so I think will do it sometime this week!

Until next time!!

Kristin
Before


After
With my Medal

Virtual Run 

Virtual Run 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekend Update

After my run
First of all I need my butt kicked!!  I have been really slacking in the workout area!  I tried to do a 4 mile run on Saturday & I thought I was going to die.  It was hot & sticky.  Starting this week I am going to start back on my regular workout schedule.  I will running at least twice a week in the morning because I think it will be cooler in the morning than in the evening (I hope). 

Virtual Race Medal
I have a race this weekend & I signed up for I virtual race.  I am hoping to complete the virtual race this week. 

I made some good food this weekend.  I made homemade Pimento Cheese & a Strawberry Shortcake.

Homemade Pimento Cheese

1 cup Mayonnaise
4 cups Shredded Cheese (I used Mild Cheddar & Sharp Cheddar)
7 oz. diced Pimentos, drained
Dash of Pepper
Dash of Cayenne Pepper

Mixed all intendants in a bowl & chill for a couple hours
 
Strawberry Shortcake

1 box of Strawberry Cake
1 can of Cream Soda
Store bought cream cheese frosting
Fresh strawberries, sliced

Mix together the cake mix & soda & bake according to the cake mix.  Let the cake cool & frost.  Decorate with sliced strawberries.  Yes it is that simple.  The cake turn out so incredibly moist!!                    

Until next time!!
Kristin



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Diva Dash Update


This past weekend as you know I did the Diva Dash with my good friend Mandy!  The Diva Dash is always a super fun race!!!  This year was no exception!!  However, this year I had a sore knee that prevented me from doing my best.  I had a goal of finishing in under 45 minutes because of my knee & I did.  My time was 43:46!!  Not great but I finished & I had so much fun!!  After words Mandy & I went to Starbucks & ate a little something & just chatted!!

 

My next race is The Bedlam Run, it’s a 5k!!  The funny thing is when I registered for the race they asked me what team I was a fan of OU (University of Oklahoma) or OSU (Oklahoma State University), I am not a fan of either!! I had to pick one so I picked OSU.  I myself am a TEXAS LONGHORN fan!!!!            

 

Until next time!!

Kristin
 




 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

2015 Diva Dash 5k

This weekend I will be my annual Diva Dash 5k.  I am preparing for the race by drinking lots of water, trying to eat healthy & getting my playlist put together.  This is my 1st race of the year & I super excited!

On my playlist is the following:

Happy
Imma Be
Rehab
Roxanne
Pumped Up Kicked
Love Shack
Roar
You Spin Me Round
Pump Up the Jam
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
Let’s Get it Started
Work Bitch
Boom Boom Pow
Pump it        

Until next time!!
Kristin Rae

Monday, June 22, 2015

#1MillionMinutes


I am so excited to join #1MillionMinutes with #sweatpink! This summer my goal is to do 350 minutes of Running, walking, weight lifting or anything I can find, while wearing my favorite pink shirt.

I predict that we’ll ROCK the goal of #1MillionMinutes - we’ll actually hit 2 million of minutes this summer! I predict that Running or Yoga will be the top-logged movement.

I'll get extra minutes in by walking around the office!

My favorite way to get extra minutes in is by Running with Mandy. Mandy is my BEST activity partner because he/she is so motivating. Our favorite way to relax post-workout is to go home & relax.

I tag Holly, Mandy, and Bethany to help us reach #1MillionMInutes… or more!      

 

Until next time!!

Kristin

Monday, June 15, 2015

Upcoming Races


With summer approaching, I say it’s my race season!!  The summer/fall is when I do most of my races.  So here is my planned race schedule:

Firecracker 5k – July 4

Diva Dash 5k – July 11

Jolly Runner 5k – Aug 29 (maybe)

Mustache Dash 5k – Oct sometime (maybe)

Tulsa Run 5k or 15k (I don’t know which) – Oct 31

So I have a lot of training to do to get ready for this race schedule!!  I plan on running 2-3 times a week & cross train 2 or 3 times a week.  I will do most of my running & training in the evening because I am not a morning person!      

 

Until next time!!

Kristin Rae



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Smoothie Prep Day

Sunday smoothie prep day!!  This week I have Frozen Strawberries, Peaches, Mango & Blueberries.  I put my fruit in Ziploc Baggie & leave them in the freezer until the night before.  The night before I put the baggie of fruit in the fridge so they are defrosted  in the morning.  Also, Chocolate Banana Peanut which doesn’t take much prep. 
 
I will mix up the fruit to give variety.  This week will mix up this way
Monday: Mango Blueberry
Tuesday: Strawberry Peach 
Wednesday: Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter
Thursday: Strawberry Banana
Friday: Strawberry Blueberry
 
These smoothies all start off with the same basic stuff. 
1 1/2 cup Almond Milk
1 packet Instant Breakfast (Depending on what smoothie I am making I use a different flavor Instant Breakfast.  Monday: Vanilla, Tuesday: Strawberry, Wednesday: Chocolate, Thursday: Strawberry & Friday: Strawberry)
1/4 cup plain Yogurt
1/2 total Fruit (except for Chocolate Banana-just use 1 banana sliced)
For the Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie use 2 tablespoons of Creamy Peanut Butter
2 ice cubes
About a table spoon of Honey for sweetness. (except the the Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter)
Blend it all together in a Blender (I use Nutri Bullet)
 
Smoothie have become a part of my diet & I love it!!
 
Enjoy!
Kristin Rae
 

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

I love pasta salad so I came up with this delicious recipe.  
 
1 pound any kind of pasta (the used spiral this time but I have uses macaroni)
1 bottle ranch dressing (I just used the store brand)
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup bacon bits (I used store bought but you could use the real thing)
 
Cook pasta according to package. Drain pasta & rinse with cold water.  You want the pasta cold when you start mixing everything together.
Put pasta in a big bowl, pour in the Ranch dressing.  Mix to combine.  Add in celery & carrots.  Mix to combine.  Finally, add in the bacon bits & mix everything together.  Cover with a lid & put in fridge & let it set for a couple hours.  
 
I love this recipe it is very simple & very delicious.  
 
Enjoy!
Kristin Rae

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Healthy Living Accountability & Motivation

After about a 4 week hiatus from working out & eating healthy eating, I am back at it.  I even started an Accountability Group on Facebook.  It’s called Healthy Living Accountability & Motivation Group.  If you would like to join please do.  The more the merrier.       
 
Until next time!!
Kristin Rae      

 

 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New Name

If you noticed I re-named my blog.  I just thought it was time for a change.  Hopefully some good stuff to come soon!!  Thanks for reading!!


Until next time!!

Kristin Rae

Monday, June 8, 2015

Happy Monday

This weekend I made some very healthy & good recipes.  I starting over today with healthy eating & working out. 
The 1st recipe I am going to share is:



Corn & Black Bean Salad
Corn & Black Bean Salad

2 Cans of Golden Corn, drained
2 Cans of Black Beans, drained & rinsed
1 Can Diced Tomatoes, drained
½ Red Onion, Diced
2 Jalapenos, Diced
1 Bunch of Cilantro, chopped
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lime

Just combine all ingredients in a big bowl & put in refrigerator for at least an hour.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

2 Packages of Chicken Tenders, cut into bit size pieces
¼ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
¼ Cup Ground Pretzels
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Chili powder
Chicken Nuggets
1 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chicken Marinade
1 ½ Cup Milk
¼ Cup Plain Yogurt
Salt & Pepper (about a tsp of each)
    
             Put cut up chicken I a bowl w/ mile mixture. Marinate chicken for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Mix the bread crumbs, pretzels & spices in a bowl or re-sealable bag.

Once chicken has be marinating for 30 minutes to 1 hour drain chicken in a colander.  

Then place chicken in bread crumb mixture and coat well.  Place coated chicken on backing sheet.

Back at 400° for 10 minutes.

Ice Cream
Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ice Cream

3 Bananas, cut into 1 inch pieces & frozen
¼ Cup Plain Yogurt
2 heaping tbsps. of Creamy Peanut Butter
3 tbsps. Chocolate Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla

Place frozen bananas in food processor with the yogurt and blend until smooth.

Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Place mixture in Freezer proof container & put in freezer.  

Until next time!!
Kristin

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Workout Success & Healthy Eating


I have been working out with my new workouts for 2 days & been trying to eat healthy.  I have been drinking smoothies every morning for the last 3 days!! I have also been trying to eat healthy. 

My new workouts have been really good.  I have done Cardio & Lower Body workouts.  The Cardio Workout I did on Monday was hard but I felt amazing after I did it.  Tonight I am going to do another Cardio workout. 

Monday I made Orzo Pasta and it was really good so I thought I would share the recipe.

1 Cup Orzo Pasta

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Butter

Parmesan Cheese

Cheddar Cheese

Salt & Pepper

All you do is cook the pasta.  Drain the pasta.  Add the Olive Oil & Butter let the butter melt.  Once the butter is melted add the parmesan cheese.  Then add the salt & pepper to taste.  Then serve & top with cheddar cheese.

This recipe is very simple & it is very good!  

Until next time!!

Kristin

Upper Body
Cardio
Strawberry-Mango Smoothie
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Smoothie
Orzo Pasta

Monday, March 30, 2015

At Home Workouts

The last time I went to the gym I noticed how crowded it was.  All the weight machines were always taken.  And I just wanted to get into a routine on the machines but I couldn’t.  I like to work out in the evenings because I am not a morning person!! I am thinking about changing up my workout schedule & going to the gym once or twice a week & working out at home the other days.  I have come up with some good workouts I can do at home.  I have 2 cardio workouts, a Home Bootcamp Workout & my upper & lower body workouts that I have share in previous post.  I wanted to share the 2 cardio & the Home Bootcamp workouts today.


Bootcamp at Home
 

Set 1
10 Burpees
10 Pushups
10 Triceps Dip

Set 2
10 Jump Squats
10 Bicycle Crunches
10 Jumping Jacks

Set 3
10 Mountain Climbers
10 Squats with Knee Raise & Weights
10 Alt Lunges

Set 4
10 Jumping Jacks
5 Overhead Press
5 Upright Row
5 Side Raise

Set 5
10 Tuck Jumps
20 Flutter Kicks
10 Double Leg Lifts
 
Repeat 2 or 3 times


Cardio One
50 Jumping Jacks
20 Lunges on Right Leg
50 Jumping Jacks
20 Lunges on Left Leg
60 High Knees
20 Squats with Weights
10 Burpees
20 Squats with Weights
20 Mounting Climbers
25 Pushups
50 Butt Kicks
1 Minute Plank

Repeat 2 or 3 times
 
Cardio Two
50 Jumping Jacks
20 Lunges on Right Leg
20 Lunges on Left Leg
50 Jumping Jacks
12 Pushups
15 Squats with Knee Raise & Weights
50 Jumping Jacks
15 Tricep Dips
Repeat 4 times
I am going to try out one these out this evening!!
 
Until next time!!
Kristin