Bug Zapper

My Mom dropped a bug zapper off a few weeks ago.. I know- really random but it turns out to be wicked awesome!

It’s so much better than just a regular fly swatter.

Thank you Ocean State Job Lot! (and Mom!) Doesn’t get much cheesier than this.

O.K

Now.. watch this. There was a fly on me, so I told JB to go grab the zapper..

Now you go get one and tell me how much fun you have with flies in your house.. Oh and they work for spiders too! WIN WIN!

If you are offended by my fly video- I’m sorry. They shouldn’t have come into my house.

What type of foot do you have?

Knee issues? Back pain? Take a look at the type of shoes you are wearing.. and have a little fun. Take this test to find out the type of support you really need!

We did ;)

I have a flat/normal arch on the left. JB on the other hand has a SUPER high arch on the other side of the paper. After our century ride a few weekends ago he started with knee pain… so that’s what triggered our arch session.

I haven’t had issues since getting re-fit to my bike, and having new supportive Brooks ADRENALINE sneakers when I run. The foam roller has been a blessing too!

What type of arch do you have? do you even know? I would recommend doing this little test and find out!

Looking forward to the HOT weather this week… I better not hear anyone complaining about it! :)

 

Sweet Potato Hummus

I found this recipe @ Whole Living. It’s creamy, but thought it would be a little sweeter. I added a little cinnamon at the end to see if that would help, and it gave it a nice little spice :) The recipe makes a lot so perahaps if I make it next time I’ll just make 1/2.. heads up if you make it, you’re in for a feast!

I’ll be bringing it in this weekend to work because I won’t be able to eat it all! Yes, I’m working all weekend and Monday, and it’s going to be gorgeous out.. BOO HOO.

Added a little water to make it smooth..

Hope YOU get to enjoy the weekend..

and Happy Father’s day! :)

I can breathe!

I always say I’m not sick.. even if I am.

JB and I always joke around because whenever I don’t feel good I never admit to him that I’m actually sick because let’s face it- “I never get sick!”. He says I could be on my death bed and I would still say I’m not sick.. probably true.

But I’ll admit it this time.. I’m sick. We’re both sick actually. Since Tuesday. I’m convinced we got it from our trip out to Natick last Saturday, shopping around with all those people. Yep- that was definitely it.

I have been guzzling water, downing tons of fruit and veggies, but to no avail I’m still congested, feeling like…. crap.

So my mom tells me about this neti pot thing you stick up your nose to irrigate your sinuses and clears out everything. Uhhhh NO thanks!

But then I googled it, and read some reviews on it, and decided it was probably the best bet for me. If Dr. Oz says it’s good then I’ll try it ;)

So I headed to Wal-Mart. Spent 14 bucks and gave it a whirl. (No I am not going to post a video demonstration… that’s what You Tube is for people!) But this guy will.. check out his spider babies..

 

I wouldn’t say it’s “life changing” like these people in the video, but it’s pretty awesome. Gross to think about but in reality makes sense. It’s washing away all the pollen, dirt and build up that gets caught in the fibers and hairs in your nasal cavity.

 

Have you ever used a Neti Pot?

 

 

banana protein muffins

I was forced given a few of these muffins by Courtney a while ago. They’re full of protein and good stuff. Oh and JB loved them too. Perfect for before or after a work out. Or anytime really ;) They are awesome!

I finally made them today with the old banana in the fridge. Because what else was I suppose to do with it? I made a 1/2 batch today using my mini muffin tins and a few regular size ones, But i’m sure I’ll be making more soon. So for a full batch here’s what you do..

Pre-heat your oven to 325.

Mix together the following:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup skim or soy milk
  • 1 1/2 cups very ripe banana
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 T.  canola oil
  • 3 T. unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. cream of tartar
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
  • 3/4 t. baking soda
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

pour into muffin tins, and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy!

….What’s your favorite pre/post workout snack?