Review: Sunwarrior illumin8 Aztec Chocolate Shake

Here is my second review of Sunwarrior illumin8. The first one is here. My second packet was Aztec Chocolate: Similar package, similar nutritional stats. How it mixed: It was a little fizzier than the vanilla bean, and tasted grittier. The grittiness actually overpowered the chocolate. I really don’t have much else to say on this… Continue reading Review: Sunwarrior illumin8 Aztec Chocolate Shake

Review: Sunwarrior illumin8 Vanilla Bean Shake

As anyone knows, I’m always down to try new protein products. I’m not a huge meat eater and I have a massive sweet tooth, so shakes and bars help me kill my cravings while still staying within my macros. I recently had the opportunity to try Sunwarrior illumin8 shakes through a Social Nature campaign. I will say that I… Continue reading Review: Sunwarrior illumin8 Vanilla Bean Shake

Random Thoughts: Lunch for Breakfast and Physique Update

I’m back folks! The past few weeks have been a struggle between illness and working long hours, so it kind of got in the way of blogging. Among other things the extra work hours caused was an interruption in meal prepping. I was literally out shopping last Sunday when I got a frantic text from… Continue reading Random Thoughts: Lunch for Breakfast and Physique Update

Random Thoughts: My Superbowl Sunday & Time To Start Cutting

As I’m typing, my TV is off. I never have been a football person, not even for my hometown team. I do have my tradition – not consuming ridiculous amounts of calories at a Super Bowl Party – but going to Outback Steakhouse.  Super Bowl Sunday seems to be the one night of the year where we… Continue reading Random Thoughts: My Superbowl Sunday & Time To Start Cutting

Sunday Funday: Peanut Butter “Mug” Cake

Whether they’re healthified protein cakes or single-serving indulgences, there’s no doubt mug cake recipes are popular on the internet.  Here’s the thing I have against mug cakes. Some of them are too big for a standard coffee mug. Besides, even if they don’t spill over, it’s far easier to stir them in a standard cereal… Continue reading Sunday Funday: Peanut Butter “Mug” Cake

Sunday Funday: Boozy Protein Shake & The Importance of Self-Care

You’ve probably noticed the lack of posts the last couple weeks.  Life gets in the way. While I’ve personally been spared the illnesses going around, not everyone at work has and it has left me picking up extra hours to pick up the slack. It doesn’t hurt that my pursuit of my NASM certification has… Continue reading Sunday Funday: Boozy Protein Shake & The Importance of Self-Care

Random Thoughts: Why New Year’s resolutions anyway?

So how was your holiday? Quite frankly, I haven’t celebrated anything. I only have a seafood dinner with my family on Christmas Eve, and skip Christmas Day in favor of quiet (as opposed to 2 overwhelmed screaming kids at my sister’s house). Then, New Year’s Eve I ended up working from 4-midnight and sleeping most… Continue reading Random Thoughts: Why New Year’s resolutions anyway?

Sunday Funday (A Day Early) 

What do you associate most with Christmas? For me, a big part of it was spending the day lounging around in my nightgown, and having cinnamon rolls with eggnog for breakfast.  I do love eggnog. However, with over 300 calories per cup, it’s hardly macro-friendly. Last year, I tried Silk Seasonal Nog for the first time and… Continue reading Sunday Funday (A Day Early) 

Random Thoughts: Physique Update and My Big News!

I will be the first person to admit that my diet has been absolutely horrible this week. If you follow me on Instagram, you know what I had for dinner last Wednesday and intended to eat for dinner on Thursday. Then on Thursday, I got stuck pulling a double shift – meaning dinner was Taco… Continue reading Random Thoughts: Physique Update and My Big News!