Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway there, my friends!
To be totally honest, I’m actually sort of dreading today. I have at least an 11-hour work day ahead of me and a whole lotta presents that still need to be wrapped. Heck, who am I kidding…I still have presents to buy. Hopefully the day goes by pretty quickly!
So by the time I got home last night, I was starving. I had a doctor’s appointment after work so thank goodness that my lovely hubby took care of making some dinner for us. On the menu? Loaded baked potatoes!
This thing was heaven. The only thing that could have made it better was if it was a sweet potato (since they’re my favorite). But other than that, it was a dream.
Jay baked the potatoes in the oven while I was gone and I topped mine with some vegetarian chili with beans, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a dollop of plain Chobani. It was amazing.
After dinner, I had to quickly whip up a batch of Chocolate Raspberry Bars for Jay to bring into work for his holiday party today.
Can I just tell ya how hard it was NOT to snag a bite of one? (Work boys, if you’re reading, you can thank me later).
Up ‘n at ‘em bright and early this morning for a date with the treadmill. Today’s plan of choice was my Sweaty Mess Incline Intervals Workout. I don’t know what the deal was with me today, but I sorta wanted to die for at least 75% the workout. Good lord it was a tough one today!
Today’s morning meal was filled with some hits and misses…
First, I made myself an egg, cheese, and jam English muffin sandwich. I’m out of my usual provolone, so I wound up using a shredded cheese blend of cheddar, American, and Swiss cheeses. Did not like that one. Not at all. The rest of the sandwich, however, was yummy…especially with the extra raspberry jam.
Another miss for me…this persimmon. I felt like I had been seeing quite a bit of them lately so I decided to pick one up at the store the other day. Turns out, they’re not for me. And I don’t know if it was just me or not, but it left a strange feeling/aftertaste in my mouth afterward. Booo.
Thank god my coffee was okay.
And I still got my vitamins in!
The vitamins I was sent to try are the Women’s Ultra Mega Active Vitapaks.
Each pack contains 7 vitamins (to read more about each of them, click here):
- (2) Women’s Ultra Mega® Active without Iron
- (2) Energy Enhancer
- (1) Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
- (1) L-Carnitine
- (1) Calcium 600
I’ve only been taking them for about a week so honestly, I haven’t noticed much of a difference. I’ve really been interested in trying to figure out which vitamins would be best for me to take, and I’m not sure that these are it.
I’ve actually been talking to wonderful woman named Kelly, from GNC, and she has given me some great tips on how to pick which vitamins would be best for me. There are certain vitamins in this particular pack that I just don’t think are necessary for me, but I’ll keep you updated on what I decide!
The second product I was sent to review was the GNC Total Lean – Lean Shake in Swiss Chocolate.
The Lean Shake is sold as a meal replacement shake, but when I looked at the nutrition facts, I knew that 180 calories was not gonna cut it for me as a meal. Plus, I would have liked to see a little more protein (it has 9 grams per serving). I gave the shake a go a couple nights ago after getting out of work (not as a meal replacement) and while the flavor tasted great, it almost immediately had my stomach blown up like a balloon.
Unfortunately this is a product that just does not agree with me, but Jay, on the other hand, has been loving it. He’s been using about 1-1/2 scoops after his afternoon workouts and he thinks it’s great.
The last product I was sent to try pretty much had me doing cartwheels throughout my living room when I opened the box. Just check out all those chia seeds, baby!
You guys know I’m a huge fan of chia; the chia seeds I was sent were from The Chia Co., which I actually mentioned a couple of weeks ago with their Chia Shots. These chia seeds are ONLY available at GNC.com, and I’ve been using them on peanut butter & banana English muffins, in yogurt bowls, in oatmeal, and even in my water. Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m going to turn into a chia head one of these days. They’re definitely one of my favorite products…
Okay, I think I’ve talked your ears off enough this morning. Time to prepare for the never-ending work day. Feel free to leave me comments to make me smile.
Question for the Morning:
Do you take vitamins? Which kinds do you take?
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.