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Eyeball Tricks

by Courtney on July 8, 2010

I have a fun little eyeball trick to start your morning off today, folks!

I got this in an e-mail from my Dad this morning, and it’s one of the craziest things ever. When you look at this picture up close, you see Albert Einstein, right? Well, now if you get up, and stand 15 feet away, take a look at the picture again…who do you see???

Marilyn Monroe, right?!? Isn’t that CRAZY?!? Just a fun little something to start the morning off. :)

Breakfast

I could not, for the life of me, decide what I wanted for breakfast today. Pancakes? Takes too long. Oatmeal? Too hot. Eggs? Nah… Finally, I came up with this, which was quick and cool, which was good enough for me.

I took an Arnold’s whole wheat sandwich thin “fill ‘em”, cut it in half (since it wouldn’t fit in the toaster whole), opened it up, and lightly toasted both sides. Then I topped it off with a little Blizzard Butter & sliced banana.

On the side, I sliced up some fresh cantaloupe, which was super ripe and juicy! :-D

Shortly after breakfast, I turned on the “boob tube” for a little Exercise TV! My muscles are still ridiculously sore from Tuesday’s workout, so rather than doing my original BodyPump plan (there was no way I was doing those squats or lunges today) I scanned through my other options.

Today, I chose to do two workouts from the 10lb. Slimdown – CORE & YOGA, and both of these are actually available right on the website! Just click on the links to check them out. I think I was equally excited to be able to use my new yoga mat – isn’t it pretty? Nice and tropical! 8-)

I can get pretty picky when it comes to trainers in workout videos, but I really like this one, Chris Freytag. Both videos were just slightly over 20 minutes, and were both really good workouts. I can already tell I’m going to feel it in more core, and I’m really looking forward to trying the upper- and lower-body workouts from this series too.

Random Question for the Morning:

What kind of peanut /nut butter are you currently enjoying? Do you have a favorite brand to recommend??

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1 Amy @ Second City Randomness July 8, 2010 at 11:04 am

Oh my gosh, I have three in rotation right now- All Trader Joe’s brand. Almond with roasted flax seed (my fav), sunflower seed, and crunchy peanut butter…

I have issues… lol

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2 Courtney July 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Hahaha, we have 4 jars open right now – it’s alllll good. ;)

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3 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices July 8, 2010 at 11:08 am

That eye trick is pretty crazy!!
I’m so boring, I’m still in LOVE with my JIF peanut butter- haha! Lame? Yes, but I just think it’s the best stuff.

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4 Shanna, like Banana July 8, 2010 at 11:09 am

Ditto on the TJs natural with flax seed…it’s not too sweet and has a great crunch!

Also just started PB2 and am finding I can eat massive quantities w/o the calories. WINNING!

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5 Courtney July 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I’ve been hearing a lot about this PB2 – I can’t find it anywhere though?!? :(

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6 Shanna, like Banana July 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

You have to order 4 jars at once online. I’ll send you one if u send me a jar of Blizzard Butter ;). Sounds like a good trade to me!

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7 Courtney July 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Ohhhh Shanna, I think that sounds like something we could arrange!!

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8 Shanna, like Banana July 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Email me about this exchange…I have choc PB2 and regular..which one do you want? ;)

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9 Rhea @ Greek Feaster July 8, 2010 at 11:09 am

Believe it or not, Stop ‘n’ Shop makes a spectacular Cinnamon Sugar Soynut Butter. It took me a while to get into the texture, but now I am totally addicted to it! It’s cheap, organic, has more protein than most nut butters and comes in a cute jar! It’s the bomb digs dropped on top of oatmeal. Noms.

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10 Courtney July 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

That sounds a-mazing!!

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11 Jen July 8, 2010 at 11:20 am

I just tried MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter for the first time today..and its SO good! So far it’s the best kind I’ve tried! I’m also a huge fan of Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanutbutter. :-)

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12 lisaou11 July 8, 2010 at 11:21 am

I wish I could find those fill ems!

My two favorite peanut butter brands/flavors are:

Justins Nut butter: maple almond butter
Peanut Butter & Co: Cinnamon Raison Swirl!

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13 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 8, 2010 at 11:42 am

I think those might both be on OnDemand. Need to check them out if you give them a thumbs up. Love your fun mat. I just keep buying blue for some reason.

I love almond butter and of course PB. I have found that Smuckers Natural is HORRIBLE.

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14 Courtney July 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Yes, they are both OnDemand – that’s where I watched them from! :)

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15 Courtney @ Three Months July 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm

That picture trick is crazy!
Right now I’m enjoying crunch almond butter from Trader Joe’s…so darn good!

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16 Chelsey July 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

When it comes to nut butters, my favorite is a classic: Smucker’s all natural creamy peanut butter

One of my other favorites is Justin’s Maple Almond Butter!

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17 suki July 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm

that optical illusion is awesome. :)

in terms of peanut butter, i forget the brand (it’s in the pantry at home), but we picked the one with no HFCs.

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18 preparationmeetingopportunity July 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I finally tried the Arnold’s Thins with some tuna salad last night. So delicious! I’m not a thick chunk of bread kind of person, so that is definitely my slice of bread. Thanks for the Exercise TV recommend. My husband and I are sharing the car over the summer, so I can’t really go very far during the day. Glad to know I can get a variety of free workouts without leaving the house! You rock girl!

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19 Jessica July 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Simply Jif is the one I am working on right now – we go through so much peanut butter in my house it is crazy!
I really like Mara Natha too : )

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20 amy July 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I love the MaraNatha almond butter. Its the best. That or organic all natural nothing added peanut butter. I’ve gotten away from the peanut butters with added salt and sugar and really do love the natural stuff. I eat almond butter everyday for breakfast with bananas and steelcut oats. Yummy

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21 Courtney July 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Hmmm, now that one I’ve actually seen at my grocery store – perhaps I’ll have to give it a try! :)

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22 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine July 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm

OMG that picture thing is too cool!! I LOVE TJ’s PB with flax seeds, it’s one of the best out there! Smuckers creamy salted natural might be my all time favorite though- cheap, easy to find and delicious! Hope you’re having a great week so far love!

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23 Courtney July 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Geez, so many people are loving the TJ’s PB! I REALLY need a TJ’s near me – BADLY!

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24 elaine @ Om Sweet Om July 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Craaaazy picture! I love optical illusions..hehe!

Your yoga mat is super cute too! Pink is my fav color :-)

I’m currently in love with sunflower butter. Soooooo good with everything!

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25 Kelly July 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Keith and I usually get the natural peanut and almond butter from the grinders at Whole Foods.

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26 TheKetchupDiaries July 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Have you tried Naturally Nutty yet? It’s not a pure nutbutter, as in it has added ingredients (such as flax), but it is SO GOOD. I bought it from Kath’s Open Sky store and it is totally worth it. It’s like CAKE FROSTING. Fo’ real!

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27 Courtney July 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I have not tried it yet, but I want to – BADLY! I was just having a hard time paying the price for it – if I remember, it had a pretty hefty price tag, right?

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28 Alisa July 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Lol! I love the picture trick!

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