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The Best Workout Tank Ever

by Courtney on September 21, 2012

It’s been a busy Friday…

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You really should experience the sight that is my kitchen when I bake. I am obnoxiously messy. It’s ridiculous.

So after I went out to get cupcake liners this morning, I took care of baking the actual cupcakes and got all of that cleaned up before squeezing in a little exercise. Since I was expecting a package today, I didn’t want to leave the house for too long, so I opted to do my walk on the good ‘ol treadmill (despite the fact that it’s beautiful outside right now).

For today’s workout I suited up into my brand spankin-new piece of Reebok gear: the Workout Ready Racer Back Tank.

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The tank comes from their Workout Ready collection, featuring moisture-wicking Play Dry technology, a slim, fitness-ready design, and a few really fun colors. I was actually first sent this tank in pink, in a size medium, since I tend to like my workout tanks to fit more loosely than tight.

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The pink tank actually fits great for a layering, casual hanging around tank, but the smaller size actually fit better for a workout. Slim fitting, lightweight, no built-in bra (love that, since I always wear a sports bra anyways) and super comfy.

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It’s basically the best workout tank ever.

Once my 45 minute treadmill walk was complete, I showered up and got back to the kitchen. Before diving head first into making some frosting, I made a little veggie snack plate with some hummus.

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A small tomato, baby carrots, and cauliflower with roasted red pepper hummus. YUM.

Once that was down the hatch, it was frosting tiiiiime. And within maybe an hour, I had everything finished…that had to be a record for me.

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I have an order for 3 dozen cupcakes that I need to drop off later tonight, including an equal split of Double Vanilla cupcakes and Raspberry Devil’s Food w/ Raspberry Almond Buttercream.

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It’s been a while since I made that raspberry almond…stuff is gooood.

In the midst of frosting, I also managed to grab another snack from the fridge.

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I’ve had this Cherry Pomegranate Fage yogurt a few times now and I love the stuff. Super thick and creamy for being a 0%, and the cherry pomegranate flavor is killer.

Now that I’ve got the cupcakes packaged up and the dishes washed, it’s time to write up a couple training plans, and THEN? It’s time to go play with that package I was waiting for earlier, which has just recently arrived…

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Let’s just say that I don’t foresee there being much conversation between Jay and I this evening. And I’m totally okay with that.

Happy Friday, friends! What’s on tap for the weekend? You’ll never guess what I’ve got going on…then again, actually, you probably will since it’s the same way I’ve spent about 3,492 of my weekends this year so far. Winking smile

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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I’m starting to think you need to open a bakery! ;)

This was the first Apple launch in 3 years that I haven’t had to work since I recently left to pursue personal training – it’s a little bittersweet. BUT I’m still really excited for everyone so enjoy your new phone!!
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2 Michelle@Peachy Palate September 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Can’t believe you got the new iPhone!!! I must be the only person left in the country that doesn’t own a smart phone (okay slightly dramatic, but I’m one of a few!)
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3 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } September 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Do you have any information posted about the types of cupcakes you make or what your business is?
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4 Courtney September 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I actually don’t really, since most of the orders I do are just word of mouth and usually from friends or friends of friends. If anyone is interested, they can always email! :)

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5 Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes September 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Those cupcakes look scrumptious! I’m doing my last triathlon of the season tomorrow (sadness), and I hope to go apple picking Sunday–’tis the season. :)
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6 Annette@FitnessPerks September 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Those cupcakes look AWESOME. If I lived nearby, I’d have you do the baby shower I am hosting soon!

Have a fun weekend :)

We’re unpacking into our new condo & being lazy. I NEED this. Finally a weekend to decompress instead of travel/run around. Haha.
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7 Alysha @Shesontherun September 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Your cupcakes are always so gorgeous! I love how you piped some of the pink on top of the white. I will be using that trick thank you very much!
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8 theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine September 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I’m so jealous that your iPhone 5 already arrived! I am doing the same thing you did, just hanging around the house, wait (not so) patiently for it! I think I am going to take your lead and go bake something to make the time pass faster.
P.S. your cupcakes look bomb!
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9 Mandee September 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Ok, what’s your secret?? How are you baking without your wrappers getting oily/greasy?  whenever i bake from scratch (no matter what recipe) i can never use paper wrappers — the moisture/oil/butter seeps through and makes them look horrible!  so unappetizing.   wilton has answered my prayers recently and made paper cupcake wrappers lined with foil so i can finally have some fun patterns… but the selection is limited!  i was so sad when i turned down snoopy and the great pumpkin wrappers in michael’s!
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10 Courtney September 21, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Hmmm, that’s strange…I don’t know? I have had that problem before, and you’re right, it is sorta gross, haha!
I wish I had a better answer for you though. :( Good luck – and hey, at least you found the paper wrappers with foil!

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11 Kim@hungryhealthygirl September 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Let me guess you’re going to a wedding this weekend? Congrats on the new iPhone, have fun with that!
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12 Courtney September 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Hahaha, how’d you guess? ;)

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13 Ellie@Fit for the Soul September 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

hahaha that box looks so slick and mysterious, like it’s got some top secret item in there. :P And omgness gracious!! those cupcakes are amazing! They’re so pretty~which frosting tip did you use? Like, star shaped or leaf shaped? If you don’t know, no worries. But I thought it was really purty. :D
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14 Courtney September 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

A large star :)

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15 Becka @ simplybecka September 21, 2012 at 4:24 pm

My iPhone 5 arrived today too, needless to say I am getting little work done. Have a great evening. ^_^
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16 Beth September 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Congrats on the new iphone! I may have missed it, but what was the verdict on the pumpkin krispie squares? Thumbs up or thumbs down?

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17 Courtney September 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

Thumbs UP!!!!

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18 monique September 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Hey… what do you use to icing your cupcakes. I use the martha stewart icing bag but I feel as if the tips are not large enough.

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19 Courtney September 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

I have mostly Wilton brand pastry bags and tips

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20 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

You’ve had a delicious day! ….I’m so weak when frosting things, always thinking I need to keep ‘taste testing’ to make sure it’s juuuuuuuust riiiiiight. ;)
Cute top for sure!
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21 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom September 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Another wedding? Man, I have a feeling with all these weddings you are going to be attending ALOT of baby showers around the same time, too!!

I am totally envious of your cupcake decorating skills. I need to watch your icing tutorial another 10x’s or so until I actually get how to do it. I have tried time and time again but they never come out looking pretty. At least the taste good!!
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22 Courtney September 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

Oh gosh…bite your tongue! Haha

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23 Madison September 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Your cupcakes look so nice! I also bake but I don’t think mine ever look that perfect! They all look identical! Do you use a buttercream frosting?
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24 Courtney September 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

Well, I don’t know if it’s considered a classic buttercream, but I do make my own…with butter :)

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25 Chelsea @ GlitterAndSweat September 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Those cupcakes look really good!! Cute tank! I may have to get that….have a good weekend :)
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26 Lauren @SizzleEats.com September 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Those cupcakes look amazing!

I actually have a few reebok work out shirts and I love them! They are so comfortbale!

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27 Natalie @ Free Range Human September 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

No way! Not another one! Those cupcakes look gorgeous ;)
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28 Heather Lambirth September 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Okay I know I’ve asked you before about your cupcakes but how do you get them to look so perfect?! I think you should do a you tube piping video because I could certainly use the tips. Also, I know you mentioned where you buy those cardboard boxes in a previous post but can you remind us. You are an amazing baker!

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29 Courtney September 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

I actually have a vlog on how I frost my cupcakes! http://www.sweettoothsweetlife.com/2011/10/11/how-to-frost-cupcakes-vlog/
And I get the boxes from the Confectionery House: http://www.confectioneryhouse.com/

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30 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Enjoy your iPhone! I kind of regret not pre-ordering one, especially because I’m in dire need of a new phone ever since I dropped mine and the front screen cracked in a billion places… Need to be smarter next time and invest in some kind of bulletproof cover lol.

Hope you have an awesome weekend!
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31 Megan@funsizedfitness September 21, 2012 at 7:55 pm

That tank looks really comfy – do you know what stores carry it?!
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32 Courtney September 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

I’m not sure? Maybe their website would say?

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33 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake September 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Yay! I just got an iPhone (4s) in June and I love it! You’ll be obsessed in no time!
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34 Khushboo September 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

It’s the first time I’ve drooled more over Apple than cupcakes…and I ain’t referring to the fruit ;)
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35 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 22, 2012 at 12:10 am

If I can make one cupcake look half as pretty as those, I’ll consider myself a success. Looks amazing!
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36 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter September 22, 2012 at 7:15 am

The cupcakes look amazing! Every time that you bake something I want to rush to the store to buy the ingredients!! I am a hot mess when I bake….I mean there is stuff flying everywhere. I always say that I will get things together before I start baking, but never do. You may have done this already, but have you ever done a video of you baking?? Like an instructional?? You should!!
Have a great weekend!!
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37 Courtney September 22, 2012 at 9:12 am
38 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! September 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

Im so jealous you’re iPhone is here already!!!!
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39 Lauren September 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

JEALOUS!!! Hope you love the new phone!
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40 Liz @ iheartvegetables September 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

That workout tank is so cute!
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41 Meghan @ After the Ivy League September 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Those cupcakes are beautiful! Can’t believe you were able to stay healthy snacking on veggies and yogurt…I would’ve made a serious dent in the frosting bowl if it were me! ;) haha
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42 Bek @ Crave September 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I can’t wait till I get mine- it comes Monday. Ps. Your cupcakes rock- start a business I say!
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43 bethany September 23, 2012 at 7:42 am

I love the Fage greek yogurt. I always get the one with honey but I’m totally going to try that flavor if I can find it :)

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44 Laura September 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm

your cupcakes are always so professional looking! do you charge people for these orders, or are they mainly for family/friends? Do you ship?

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45 Courtney September 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I do charge but I don’t ship…can’t figure out a way to do that without ruining them! :)

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46 Christina September 24, 2012 at 11:29 am

I ordered my iPhone 5 on Saturday ~ it should be here around Oct 22nd, I can’t wait!!!

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