Did you catch my last post on being summer strong? You can win a full sized bag of Bob’s Red Mill protein powder in the flavor of your choice! I have definitely been using their protein powder, every. Single. Day. And it’s amazing! Plus, it’s plant based and from a brand you know you can trust. Use the widget to enter below! The contest will end on SUNDAY August 7! I will email the winner on that day, and they will have 24 hours to return me their address & flavor preference. US residents only please!
Things have been so, so hectic recently! On July 1st I started work as an internal medicine intern. :O But surprise, it’s nothing like Grey’s Anatomy. So far, it’s been full of ups and downs. The days are crazy and sometimes long.. I usually end up working about 70 hours a week. As doctors we are constantly telling people to eat right, exercise, etc etc. But when I was a med student I noticed that a lot of residents never have time to follow their own advice!
But I was bound and DETERMINED to not let that be me!! After working so hard the past year and a half to lose 15 pounds, and make countless strides in my strength & running, I didn’t want all that hard work to go to waste. So I have been meal prepping my butt off, only buying healthy eats so I won’t be tempted, and practicing some SERIOUS self restraint at work. (Seriously I passed up donuts today and the struggle was real.) So far this month I have lost THREE pounds! I’ve also been exercising six. Days. a week. No excuses!
So, honestly, this has required some adjustments. My meals have to be easy to carry in a lunch box, easy to eat while working (sometimes while walking around.. white coat pockets are secretly for snacks) and satisfying. It couldn’t have been more perfect when I received some Bob’s Red Mill protein in the mail to sample all their various flavors!
Personally, I love a great sweet breakfast muffin to kick start my day. While I’m eating healthy or trying to stay slim, though, I don’t love having too many carbs. Don’t get me wrong, I have some! But prefer toast or whole what pasta goodness. That’s why I love that these muffins have less carbs in them! & they are 21 Day Fix approved! The serving size is for two, but usually one is good for me — especially when I have them with greek yogurt!
Mèreadesso All-In-One Moisturizer — somehow this sample got completely lost since my SEPTEMBER 2013 Birchbox?! (Yes, crazy, told you I have too many samples). Well I fished it out while I was looking for a moisturizer sampler and HOLY COW. This is the most perfect thing I’ve ever put on my face. It’s a moisturizer, toner, eye cream, and makeup primer all in one. It makes my foundation flawless, and moisturizes my combination skin perfectly. I actually received the travel size which has lots of uses. I’m currently trying super hard to save the other half for summer to see if it works on my skin then too. In the meantime I’m trying to save up my Birchbox points, because $120 is too much. Hopefully in the meantime I’ll find something I like more, but… This is amazing. For real. Found at Birchbox.
BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Speak Your Mind — I received this in my lip sampler Sephora favorites set for Christmas, and I love it! I wear it as an any day lip and it goes with practically everything. Plus it lasts forever! Found at Sephora.
Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy in Midnight Monarch — I got a sample of this last winter in my Birchbox, and I pulled it back out again this winter. My hands get super chapped and dry, to the point of even skin breaking and bleeding. (I wash my hands a lot since I work in a hospital.) But this hand cream is some of the best I’ve ever tried, it does my skin wonders! I would be lost without it in winter. Available from Birchbox here.
The Love Your Body Series — by Tone It Up! This has been an amazing way to motivate myself and keep active. So far I’ve lost 4+ lbs.. Pretty amazing! If you’ve never tried Tone It Up, try it out here.
Perfect Fit Protein by Tone It Up in Cinnamon Roll — I like the vanilla protein a lot, but the cinnamon roll flavor is amazing! Tone It Up also has an amazing cinnamon roll mug cake recipe on their website too. Available online here.