Get A Great Night’s Sleep – Technogel Giveaway

***This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered!***

Soooo, a couple quick things before we get to the main part of this evening’s post.

First things first. About that almond butter jar

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That bad boy dates back to a purchase date of October 23rd, 2010, which I have the very proof of from this post. That is actually the same grocery trip where I bought the box of pumpkin bread which I just made last week. So if you’re doing the math, that would be just about one week short of 1 year and 5 months old.

Gosh, this is embarrassing.

I still remember when I first decided to open the jar of almond butter, probably about 6 months ago; everything was SO separated and I was literally *this close* to just tossing the jar into the garbage. But I pulled out the big guns and kept at it…and now, six months later, it was all well worth it.

And thankfully, that’s the last of that grocery shop. Yikes.

Okay, second things, err, second. That turkey sandwich I mentioned earlier? Oh, it totally happened.

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And man oh man was it tasty. I decided to go the grilled route, sandwiching some low-sodium deli turkey, provolone cheese, tomato slices, and honey mustard in between two slices of whole wheat bread.

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On the side, I had some reheated carrots and green beans from Sunday night.

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Yep, more leftovers. I am on a roll I’ll tell ya!

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Okay, now onto the good stuff!

Remember this past Sunday when I told all of you about my little bedtime secret?

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I also mentioned that there was a very big possibility that my beloved STSL readers would have a chance to experience the awesomeness that is Technogel®. Well guess what?

Now’s your chance!

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The Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a Technogel® pillow of his/her choice (valued up to $150.00)!

Choices: There are four pillows to choose from*:

  • Deluxe
  • Anatomic
  • Contour
  • Travel Pillow

*You can read the details of each pillow here.

***This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered!***

How To Enter:

  1. (Mandatory) Leave a comment on this post saying which pillow you would most like to try and why.
  2. (Optional) Tweet about the giveaway and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did. “I just entered to win @SweetToothCourt’s @Technogel pillow giveaway!” – http://wp.me/p1g6nA-8yB”

I will choose a random winner next Tuesday, March 20th (Happy Spring!). Good Luck!! Smile

I Challenge You

Heyyyyy there and a big ‘ol happy Wednesday to you!

I’ll tell ya, I am in such a good mood right now – the sun is shining, I’m off of work for the day, I’ve eaten some delicious food, had a couple (yes, a couple) killer workouts for the day, AND I have fun stuff planned for tonight.

Does it get much better than that? I didn’t think so…so let me fill ya’ll in!

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Workout

This morning was an early shift at work, so since I had some time in between sessions, I made sure to squeeze in my own workout. According to my Bootcamp schedule, today’s workout called for 20 minutes of steady state cardio (I did 10 minutes each on the elliptical and treadmill) + “Workout B.”

Now, you guys remember me talking about Workout B last week, right? Well guess what…it’s not gettin’ any easier! My quads were still burnin’ today, and thanks to this week’s tempo changes, the moves were extra challenging – in a good way, of course!

Breakfast

Once I was finished with my own workout, I had about an hour before my next session, so I used that time to eat the breakfast that I brought along with me. I also somehow managed to wind up with a 1-pump DD’s Caramel Almond iced coffee with skim milk…

Not quite sure how that happened. Smile

Breakfast + coffee were amazing. I made a batch of overnight oats last night and was psyched to be able to make them “jar” style since I finally used up the last of my TJ’s almond butter.

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Want to know something funny? Some (no, probably all) of you will most likely gasp when you find out just how long I’ve had this jar of almond butter. I actually challenge you to try and find out…I posted about it on here, umm, a while ago.

Let me know if you can find it. Maybe I’ll even throw in a prize. Winking smile

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But anyway…today’s oats were definitely top notch. I added in a bunch of fresh blueberries for nutrients + volume and topped it with some Love Grown Foods Sweet Cranberry Pecan granola for the mere fact that the stuff is just incredible.

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I love me some overnight oats.

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I finished up the rest of my shift at work today with a pretty killer Tabata class. The attendance is still on the low side, but that’s okay; we just started promoting it a bit more, so I’m hoping I’ll start getting a few more to trickle in.

Today’s participants were definitely nice and sweaty on their way out the door (myself included) and they seemed to like it, so that definitely ended my day on a good note.

Now, it’s about time for me to go grab some lunch…I’m thinking a turkey sandwich sounds pretty awesome right about now!

Question for the Afternoon:

So just how old do you think that almond butter REALLY is? Winking smile

WIAW: Clearing Out Leftovers

You know what? I think I’m coming to love Wednesdays more and more every week. First of all, I have an early shift at work which gets me done for the day by 1:00pm…gotta love that, right? I also love this Wednesday in particular because I have a fun evening planned.

But another reason why I’m loving Wednesdays so much lately?

It’s because it’s What I Ate Wednesday, that’s why! Just like usual, today’s post includes all of my eats from yesterday, so now…let’s do this thang!

8:15am – Breakfast

As usual, you guys have already seen this one.

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Thankfully, at least most of my Tuesday breakfasts lately have been good enough to see again.

11:15am – Mid-Morning Snack

A banana-flavored SOYJOY bar.

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I actually snacked on this post-workout, which was a 50 minute mish-mash of a treadmill routine. There was some HIIT, some walking, some running, some jogging…pretty much everything. It was intense and great.

Lunch – 1:00pm

A big salad topped with the last of my Vegetable Stew + the other half of my steak leftover from Sunday.

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I know it might sound weird to put stew on a salad, but it was pretty much just a few big chunks left in the container so it worked out perfect. Plus, by this point, the stew was so full of flavor, so this salad was awwweSOME.

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Mid-Afternoon Snack – 3:30pm

A cara cara orange (so glad I found them again this weekend!)

(recycled photo) I actually wasn’t super hungry mid-afternoon, but I knew I wanted something before some of my sessions started at work. This little guy did the trick.

Dinner – 6:00pm

Who says you can’t have two salads in one day!

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This salad was filled with lots of veggies along with a leftover piece of grilled chicken from last night. If you couldn’t already tell, I was sort of on a mission to clear out some leftovers from the fridge today.

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Since I was bringing this dinner salad to-go, I also made sure to do the salad dressing trick. Gotta love saving an extra dish to clean!

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Right after finishing my salad I wanted something sweet, so I snacked on some cinnamon roast almonds that I realized I had in my bag.

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Evening Snacks – 8:45pm

As soon as I walked in the door, I spotted the three leftover Irish cream cupcakes that were sitting on the counter. Would you believe that I photographed these earlier, even had to cut into them, yet held back from eating any?

Welllll, I had waited long enough. I went ahead and had half of the one that I had cut earlier. And, of course, I had to eat it in true Courtney fashion: rip off the bottom half, eat that plain, then eat the top half with all the frosting. It’s my favorite cupcake-eating strategy. Winking smile

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I actually was hungry by the time I got home, so in an attempt to keep from eating the remaining two cupcakes, I decided to make myself a real, substantial snack.

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An apple cinnamon Chobani topped with half of a crumbled iced oatmeal cookie Clif Z Bar and some Love Grown Foods granola.

And that snack right there may have been the best thing I ate all day yesterday.

What was the best thing YOU ate yesterday?