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The UPS Man Makes Me Giddy

by Courtney on August 4, 2010

Who doesn’t love getting fun packages in the mail? Really. Whenever I see the UPS truck stop in front of my house, I always get so giddy with suspense, so curious as to what could be making its way to my door. (Have I mentioned I can be a big nerd sometimes?) ;)

Well yesterday I got myself all in a tizzy when I saw the UPS man, decked out in his hot brown shorts, come walking up to my door with not one, but TWO boxes – BOTH for me! Yesssss.

The first box was the second item that I ordered with my credit to CSN Stores: a spring form pan. Uhh ohh, looks like I just might have to add a healthy cheesecake to my baking to-do list! :-D

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The second box was quite a fun and interesting package!

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A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by NuNaturals and was asked if I’d be interested in sampling & reviewing some of their products. I’ve seen some of these products lurking around the blog world, so I decided it’d be fun to try some out. I was quite surprised to see just how many products were sent, along with some great recipes that I’m definitely looking forward to trying. Some of them are even from some fellow bloggies! :)

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Some of the items I have never heard of? I guess I’ll have to do a little research. ;)

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Workout

This morning I trekked on over to the gym to get a little cardio in my life. I did 40 minutes on the elliptical, (covering 3.9 miles) followed up with 20 minutes power walking on the treadmill, alternating inclines and speeds (covering 1.5 miles). It was definitely a good, heart pumpin’ workout, even without running. Many people I’ve spoken with tend to underestimate the power of power walking. It really is a lot tougher to power walk at 4.8mph than it is to jog at 5.0…anyone else with me on that one?

Breakfast

Before leaving for the gym, I snacked on half of an Arnold Sandwich Thin with PB, which did a great job holding me over all morning. On my way home, I had to stop to grab some caffeine. (I really need to start making this at home again…eek :oops: ) I added some vanilla almond milk & a packet of PureVia –delish!

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The first thing that caught my eye was a big ‘ol peach that I picked up yesterday from the grocery store. So I sliced that baby up and sprinkled it with some cinnamon. Cinnamon just seems to make everything better in my book. :)

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As I was eating my peach, I spotted a Larabar that I’ve had sitting around for a while, so I decided I needed it. I had half and saved the rest for later. I really like the pecan pie flavor, but I’m sure it doesn’t even hold a candle to the new cookie dough flavor! Speaking of that, why can I not find it anywhere?!?!?

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Then somehow, one of these made their way into my belly. Ok I lied, I had two…who am I kidding?

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Hey, they have bananas and oats. They’re both healthy breakfast options. They just happen to be in cookie form. ;) I actually think they’re even softer today than they were yesterday. Almost cake-like. It will be a sad day when these are gone. Good thing I put some in the freezer!

I’m feeling a little generous this morning, so I’m thinking there may have to be a giveaway this afternoon! Make sure to check back later on! :-D

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1 Brenda August 4, 2010 at 11:31 am

A good tasting healthy cheesecake recipe is a must. Every time I try to make mine healthier it either comes out crappy or my husband can notice the “healthy” taste, lol

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2 Tina August 4, 2010 at 11:35 am

I am a stevia addict and I have been dying to try the vanilla stevia. I like the fact that NuNaturals has alcohol-free ones because I purchased a “vanilla creme” flavored stevia from a different brand and the alcohol smell/taste is so overwhelming! I wasn’t a fan of it. Let me know how you like your new goodies! :)

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3 Lizzy @ LBBakes August 4, 2010 at 11:37 am

Spring form pans are so fun! I use them for cakes and stuff too, makes for an easy and fancy presentation. :) I can’t find the new Larabar flavors either. I guess NY is a late adopter. :(

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4 The Runner's Cookie August 4, 2010 at 11:40 am

Those cookies look delicious – definitely an acceptable breakfast ;)
I love getting packages too, there’s something so exciting about it! Excited to see what you do with the NuNaturals – I’m wondering how baked goods come out with that vs. real sugar!

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5 cardiopizza August 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I’ve dabbled with Stevia and it’s a very strong taste…I like it the best though out of all the sugar alternatives!

Power walking is SO hard…it’s why I rarely do it lol! Have a great day :)

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6 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices August 4, 2010 at 12:46 pm

hahaahaha- the cute brown shorts! you’re so funny!
Those are some pretty AWESOME packages to arrive. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the stevia products. I have been wondering about them. I now buy stevia packets- like instead of Splenda- for my coffee- but have not bought the drops yet.

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7 suki August 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm

i love getting packages in the mail! :) can’t wait to hear about the products you’re reviewing!

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8 TheBloggersBrother August 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

FedEx man is coming Friday with the Jets tickets.. Im excited too

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