Complete all three workouts this week to rock your costume!
Last night, as Matt and I were watching scary movies, I informed him of my genius plan that will take place every Halloween once we buy a house.
On our front lawn, we will set up two tables:
- one table for kids, filled with a variety of candy
- one table for adults, filled with a variety of mild Fall themed drinks.
Think hot coffee with Baileys, spiked apple cider, hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps and cups of Pumpkin Ale
Kids get their candy fix, adults catch a break on their long walks through the neighbored, and everyone wins!
Maybe next year
To keep my own hand out of the candy bowl, I made myself a cup of hot chocolate, minus the Baileys, and topped it with a dollop of fat free cool whip and dark chocolate chips
10 oz hot water, 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 packet Stevia in the Raw
And look what’s about to make it’s much anticipated, grand debut….
The Red cups are back! Bumping my favorite iced cup of red into Spring 2013
Till next year, Iced unsweetened passion tea.
Let’s make November a month to remember!
It’s Halloween weekend, and while I would love to make/buy an extravagant costume, I know that my money is better off spent on more important things…
Such as food shopping, lululemon and Home Goods
Plus, half of the fun about dressing up is being creative with stuff that you already own! Then proceeding to make an inappropriate costume because it’s the one night that we can pull it off without judgment.
Well, except of course from those who believe that “Halloween is just an excuse for girls to wear as little as possible and show their true colors”
(insert fart face)
And if that’s the case, then you are going to absolutely LOVE my costume.
(insert mirror shot)
“Walk of Shame”
- includes: Matt’s button up shirt, a pair of shorts (or boxers), knee-high boots, and “bed head” with messy eye make up.
- Tape a sign to your back, or wear it around you neck using a piece of string that reads “walk of shame”.
In addition, Matt wore his black beater, faded jeans, messy hair and smudged some of my lipstick on his face.
Very Christian Gray
No money spent, easy to put together, and both costumes are extremely comfortable to wear all night.
I believe Halloween is all about individuality and creativity, so whether you are rockin’ a bikini, cowgirl, sexy teacher or adult baby costume, feel comfortable in your own skin and walk proudly.
The only person you have to answer to is yourself.
And since my costume this evening involves showing some serious leg, I tackled a lower body circuit to insure some added definition
that one was a killer.
OK, time to paaartay!
Make sure you have fun doing whatever you are doing, dressed as whatever you may be.
For most of us, this weekend will consist of sugar, sodium, alcohol and empty calories. But don’t fret!
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.
Set a drink limit: Try for no more than 2 alcoholic drinks throughout the night. Drink slowly and enjoy it. Mix with soda water, lemon/ lime juice or a splash of fresh fruit juice. Also, make sure to have a bottle of water available at all times to prevent dehydration and a morning hangover.
Add some color to the table: You know how addicting the chip bowl can be, so if you are attending a party, don’t be afraid to bring a vegetable or fruit platter as a healthier option. People WILL eat it, guaranteed!
Don’t arrive hungry: Have a snack before you head out for the night. A bowl of vegetable soup, a small tuna sandwich, vegetable omelet or Greek yogurt with an apple will help you from feeling ravenous when you spot the snack table.
Use smaller plates: You’ve heard this a thousand times, but it’s true! Instead of piling a large plate with every option available, choose a smaller plate to help stay in control. Or, share a large plate with a friend and have a taste of everything. But make good choices! Don’t just eat it because it’s there.
That veggie platter will come in handy to help curb your appetite throughout the night.
Have a safe and happy HalloWeekend!!
The weather today was perfect for staying in bed and watching reality television for hours.
Unfortunately, we live in the real world (hehe) where laziness is not an option.
Unless your name is Kate Middleton, when in that case you can sit your pretty behind on the couch for weeks on end if that was your wish.
As for us regular folks, jobs,errands and workouts fill the hours of our days. Plus, it’s Halloween weekend and there is much to get done!!
And then it’s time for a drink.
It’s the final Thirsty Thursday before All Hallows Eve, and I have a recipe that your entire party will enjoy.
Especially the vampires
Bloody Punch Bowl
- 2 Bottles Diet Cranberry Sierra Mist
- 1 bottle Juicy Juice 100% Apple Juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 bottle clear alcohol of choice (Bacardi, Vodka, Tequila) I prefer rum or vodka
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
Mix liquid ingredients in a large punch bowl or black witches’ caldron. Add cranberries and serve with ladle.
For floating ice hand: Fill 2 (not powdered) latex gloves with water, tie the end with a rubber band and freeze for about 4 hours. Once the water is frozen solid, remove the glove and place hand inside of punch bowl. Keep the other hand in freezer for replacement.
Oreo Cookie Martini
- 2 oz Vodka
- 1/2 oz Kahlua
- 1/2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
- 1/2 oz White Crème de Cacao
- 1 crushed Oreo Cookie
Pour ingredients into shaker with ice and strain into chilled glass. Sprinkle cookie crumbles on top, or around the glass rim.
Another version: Add scoop of Oreo or vanilla ice cream, mix in blender until smooth. Pour into chilled glass.
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1/2 oz Midori
- Splash of fresh lemon juice
Shake ingredients together, and pour into chilled shot glass.
Gummy Worm Martini
- 1 oz Mango Vodka
- 1 oz Raspberry Vodka
(Or use 2 oz of Three Olives Purple Vodka instead of mango and ras)
- 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
- 1 oz Sprite or other Lemon-Lime soda
Mix ingredients in shaker with ice and pour into chilled glass filled with gummy worms.
- 1.5 oz. Three Olives Purple Vodka
- 1 oz. Peach schnapps
- 3 oz. Cranberry juice
- 2 Tbsp frozen grapes or blueberries
Mix liquid ingredients in shaker with ice and strain into chilled glass. Garnish with frozen blueberries or grapes
Next weekend is Halloween!!
What’s a Halloween party without fun and festive drinks?
Throughout the month of October, I am dedicating “Thirsty Thursday” to Halloween candy favorites..in drink form.
Starting with the most popular candy of all, Candy Corn!
Candy Corn Martini
Makes 2 drinks.
Step 1. Combine 1/2 cup candy corn with 1.5 cups of Vodka in a sealed container and set aside for 3 hours.
Step 2: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add
- 2 ounce Triple sec,
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons liquid egg whites
Step 3: Strain infused Vodka into cocktail shaker
Step 4: Vigorously shake for 30 seconds.
Step 5: Strain into chilled martini glass with candy corn garnish.
Prefer a shot?
Pop Rock Shots
Step 1: Rim shot glass with Pop Rocks candy (any flavor)
Step 2: Fill shot glass with Vodka, Rum, or Tequila
or choose flavored vodka to match pop rock candy