A cleanse, some good workouts and my favorite processed foods

Happy Friday ya’ll!

I’ve been a little MIA for several reasons.  First, I did this cleanse on Monday & Tuesday so I had ZERO energy to do anything. The cleanse isn’t too bad in the fact that a) you eat actual food and you eat really clean and 2) you can bank on losing 3-4 pounds.  As long as you continue to eat healthy after the cleanse is over, you can plan on keeping the weight off, too (in fact, I’ve lost another pound since!).  However, I do have one suggestion: DO IT WITH SOMEONE ELSE!!!  Because that thing is NOT easy peasy.  I did it with my step-sister, Melissa and it was nice that we were able to bitch to each other during the 2 days.

I’ve also got like 800 million people that are coming to visit Chicago over the next 2 weeks so I’ve been trying to get my life together in preparation for that.


Lately, when it comes to my workouts, I’ve been feeling a little apathetic.  I did complete the following workout that I thought I would share:


I found the “Supine Oblique Ball Twist” from Shape Magazine and it looks like this:


Because of said apathetic feeling, I figured it was time to lean on someone else to come up with my workouts for me.  SO, this week I started The Blonde Ponytail’s 4 week Summer Shape Up Plan.  I did Day 3 yesterday and it would GOOD.  In fact, my husband (who is ridiculously fit) agreed that it was a great workout.

I don’t plan on following it to a tee but I am going to plan on doing at least 3 of the workouts a week.  You can find week 1 HERE.  I highly recommend trying this out!

Moving right along to my take on processed foods…  I consider myself to be someone who eats really clean most of the time.  However, I do think that in today’s world, it can be really difficult what with busy lives and all the shit that is out there (hello, just take a look at the list of ingredients on most, if not all, foods that are in the middle aisles of the grocery store).  Often, it is just a lot easier to eat the garbage than to take the extra time to make your own “clean” version of something.  With that being said, there are also other things that are just simply guilty pleasures and I thought I would share with you some of mine.


LAUGHING COW CHEESE IS PROCESSED?!?!?  Yep.  Do you know what the hell “sodium citrate” looks like?  Me neither.  But you know what?  It’s delicious.  And I don’t care.


As much as I would love to brag about making my own alfredo sauce, I am much too lazy for that.  Especially on the weeknights.  So with this one, I choose not to look at the list of ingredients.  #sorryimnotsorry


I put this crap in my coffee every. single. morning.  I have tried so hard to use almond milk but I just can’t.  I love this stuff to the death.  I don’t even want to think about what “mono and diglycerides” are.

Speaking of coffee, another guilty pleasure?


SKINNY VANILLA LATTE!!!!  OK, this DEFINITELY has a bunch of garbage in it.  I see those baristas pumping sugary shit in that cup.  But you know what? I DON’T CARE!!! Bwahahaha!

So next time you find yourself eating or drinking processed food, don’t worry, most other people do it too!

I hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!

Do you have any processed foods that you just can’t live without?


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