Nick and I went nuts on the Advocare website last night!  We finally took the plunge and ordered everything we wanted from the Performance Elite line, time to get swole!! For me we ordered O2 Gold, Muscle Gain, Muscle Fuel(pre-workout)and Post-Workout. For Nick we ordered O2 Gold, Muscle Gain, and Arginine Extreme(pre-Workout) Another new thing we ordered was V02 Prime bars for those long cardio workouts/runs.  And of course we ordered our usual favorites Spark(fruit punch), Catalyst, and Chocolate Meal Replacement Shakes!  So excited about trying out all these new products!!! Below is the link to my Advocare website if you want to check them out!

http://www.advocare.com/140847484

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Today we did a 60 min spin class day during lunch.  It’s our new Wednesday tradition at work to break up the monotony of running.  Luckily there was 4 of us in class today so there wasn’t as much attention focused solely on us.  I hope more people start showing up for the Wednesday spin class so they don’t cancel it!  It was a great butt kicker! I love spin class!

I got to workout with my husband again after work.  I finally had a partner for a partner WOD!!! Yay!!  It was a bit tougher than we thought….I have learned that whenever you look at a workout and think that it’s not going to be that bad….it is.

Conditioning:
With a partner perform:

4 Rounds of:
Partner 1: Run 400m
Partner 2: 8 Deadlifts 225/155 then ME Pushups until partner returns

*score is total combined pushups*

My total push-up count was 132! Deadlifts are one of my favorite things…push ups are not!

Tonight’s dinner was interesting…..I love buffalo flavored food so I was excited to try this recipe.  If I do make it again I am going to use a little less sauce and only make it for myself!  My husband does not like blue cheese so I subbed some cheddar cheese in his, I think it lost some of it’s flavor that way, and overall it was just a bit too saucy. Also, there’s no way the boys would have touched it with a 10ft pol, a bit too spicy for them! My little adaptations….I used rotisserie chicken and shredded it up, so it cut out the whole cooking chicken part. I left out the cabbage because my husband doesn’t like it, and I used Frank’s hot buffalo sauce instead of just plain hot sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

Salad
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1 cup broccoli florets
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles, plus more for garnish
4 green onions chopped, save half for garnish
Dressing
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup hot sauce (I recommend Franks)
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
INSTRUCTIONS

In a fine-mesh strainer, rinse quinoa well and drain. In a medium pot, combine quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn heat to low. Cook until all the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, fluff the quinoa with a fork.
While the quinoa is cooking make the buffalo sauce dressing and cook the chicken and broccoli. In a measuring cup or small bowl combine the olive oil, hot sauce, and seasoned salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
Heat a medium size skillet over medium high heat Add a tablespoon of olive oil and saute the broccoli for about 5 minutes. You want it to just start to soften, but still be crisp. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the chicken to the same pan and cook the chicken for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Add 1/4 cup or so of the buffalo sauce and cook until the chicken absorbs the sauce.
When the quinoa is ready add the chicken, broccoli, carrots, shredded cabbage and  dressing, toss well. Add the blue cheese and half of the green onions. Toss again and serve warm with extra blue cheese crumbles and green onions.

That’s all for today! Good night everybody, looking forward to what’s in store for tomorrow!!

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