purely fitness + cookies+ link love

by purelytwins

So happy to see everyone enjoying our lentil flatbread appetizer! It makes us eager to create more yummy eats for this holiday season.

Last night Gary and I decided to grill before the rain came. We usually like to grill on the weekends when we have a little more time to sit outside and enjoy ourselves.

Salmon with wilted arugula avocado salad (about 1/2 avocado), handfuls of celery, cucumber, mushrooms, onions and peppers; and a glass of wine.  I forgot to put coconut oil on my dinner, that is something that I like to do. Guess I was too hungry and forgot. 

One thing that Gary and I were able to do last night was enjoy a movie! This is a big deal. Now for some of you watching a movie may not be that big of deal, but we never really get to watch movies anymore. Jax makes it very difficult to watch a movie with, but last night Jax was tired from his day that he went to bed early.  We watched the Hunger Games. Loved it.  I have never read the books so I have nothing to compare it to besides the fact if it was overall a good movie to keep my attention. Because I can sometimes get distracted during movies if they do not hold my attention. This movie held my attention!

After having a great relaxing night with wine and a movie this morning I slept in a little. Drank some water as I took Jax out. Slowly waking up to figure out my game plan for the day.

Grabbed an granny smith apple as I got the rest of my breakfast ready.

I was not really sure what I was feeling like this morning for breakfast. I know I had a little chia pudding mix leftover so decided I would eat that mixed with some Vega Performance Protein powder.

Lately I have been loving Perfect Fit protein mixed in with some yogurt and chia seeds ,but felt like Vega this morning. So good even though it does not look that good.  Oh ya and topped it off with 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Nothing like protein and healthy fats to start my day!

Enjoyed some Starbucks Via coffee this morning. I usually enjoy these Starbucks Via packets while traveling as they make great traveling companions.  Anyone else?

Today I am doing a mix of house work along with recipe development.

Making a new coconut flour based cookie recipe.

Made some last night which Gary and I just about polished off. Need to make the cookies one more time, you know to make sure they are perfect before sharing 😉


Time for another fitness re-cap.

last Saturday: off day for Lori/ Michelle did 8 minute plank workout

last Sunday: off day for Michelle/ Lori did 8 minute plank workout

Monday: Michelle and I felt like really moving the body to start our week so doing one of Zuzana Light’s workout came to mind.

warm-up was 8 minute plank workout followed by ZWOW #32 ( which was 3 rounds of 5 different exercises for time) followed by 8 minute run (which Michelle did, Lori did not instead walked Jax a few times).


love my kswiss blue shoes

Tuesday: we both wanted to really work the legs as we feel we do not focus on them enough. Did our 8 minute plank for warm-up,  did  our beach leg workout and added in jump squats in between each exercise for more challenge.  Great leg workout. Our legs were feeling it the next day.

Wednesday: we saw the Tone it Up girls post a mali-booty workout, that we decided to do as who doesn’t like working their butt. Doesn’t everyone want a firm backside? We do.  Plus check out their #LivePink campaign  to help increase awareness for Breast Cancer in the month of October! We love this idea, as we lost our grandmother 12 years ago to breast cancer, a very important topic for us.

Thursday: did again our 8 minute plank for warm-up, then just did some push-ups about 30 reps, with some arm exercises and stretching. Somewhat of an easy day for us as we had other things doing on but wanted to move the body some.

Friday:  yoga and stretching about 20 minutes. Both of us were feeling a little tight so yoga to the rescue. At the end of our mini stretch session we texted each other saying how we really miss yoga. Hot yoga was one of our favorites but due to money we had to stop. For now, we have to stick with yoga at home.

Oh and this came in the mail.

Guess I better start studying.


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Miz September 29, 2012 - 10:48 am

Thanks for the link love…..and the cravings 🙂

Now I want me some SALMON!!!

purelytwins September 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

your welcome, now go get yourself some salmon 😉

Kristi @ lifesprinkles September 29, 2012 - 11:09 am

LOVE those shoes!!

purelytwins September 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

me too 🙂

Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness September 29, 2012 - 11:45 am

Great collection of posts! A lot of those were some of my favorites too! Can’t wait to see that cookie recipe! Looks fabulous! I’m an NASM CPT too and I think you will love the program! Best of luck!

purelytwins September 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

so glad to hear it Danielle, I am excited

lindsay September 29, 2012 - 1:47 pm

i think we’re related we just didn’t know it. really. Same shoes (hehe, love ksiwss), same dinner (even the wine), same protein, same coffee, same workout. Are you sure I am not a tripet? LOL.

thanks for the link love.

purelytwins September 29, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Definitely our triplet! great minds think alike too! xoxo

Lisa September 29, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Looks like a great week of workouts and food…and a nice relaxing fri night too! Awesome 🙂

Lisa September 29, 2012 - 4:15 pm

That coconut flour cookie recipe is intriguing me for sure:)
Love the fitness you did this week. Zuzana is one of my favourites. Short and intense is totally my style.

purelytwins September 29, 2012 - 4:56 pm

same here we love Z!

Meg September 29, 2012 - 11:06 pm

awwww girlie <3 thanks for the mention!!!!!!!! I AM SO TIGHT TOO!!!!!! You've inspired me. I NEED TO STRETCH!!!!!!!! Love you, my girls

p.s. LOVED the hunger games too!

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 30, 2012 - 8:04 am

YEY! Welcome to the NASM family! Well, almost welcome– but I’m sure you’ll have no trouble passing so that’s not an issue 🙂

Good luck studying!

Heather @ For the Love of Kale September 30, 2012 - 10:33 am

THANK YOU for featuring Kasey and I’d #plantPOWER challenge! So grateful. 🙂 Love that Tone It Up booty workout. Totally felt the burn too. Love seeing all of your workout updates! <3 xoxo

Gisela October 1, 2012 - 3:33 pm

woohooo!!! congratulations on your registration for NASM certification. I’m a 200RYT (registered yoga teacher) and I have considered doing a personal training certification too. Feel free to blog about your experience with NASM please 😉

Ashley October 6, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Can you post this cookie recipe soon?!:)


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