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What’s In My Gym Bag | Summer edition 

What’s In My Gym Bag | Summer edition 

Hello, it’s me!

Yes, I am back, back again. Yeah she’s back, back again… OK I’m done.  But, YES, the past few months have been an absolute whirlwind for me with everything from moving, to deleting my IG (blog post on this coming in a few days), to starting  a full time Engineering job.  Sadly, blogging had to take a backseat for a bit.  For someone who is type A x 1000, it was extremely hard to say the least to let something I 1. love and 2. use to build a community essentially fall off the face of earth for a few months.  But, I 100% had to in order to get my roots set with everything new happening, find myself and where I need to be mentally, as well as physically, and reduce stress and anxiety.

To put it bluntly, yes I had to take time to do everything for myself.  Which is one hundred percent OK, and it is what I preach, so it would only make sense if I followed that, right?

Now, for what you came here for.

I promise some more #juicy posts will be coming in regularly, starting with an explanation on why I changed Instagrams, but today let’s start FUN.

What is in my gym bag? Summer edition.

Because, well, it’s summer! Also, be sure to scroll to the end for a special video 😉

Quest Beyond Cereal bars

Also, must clarify … my gym  bag is *also* my life bag, AKA it goes everywhere with me… to the point where I have permanent brush burn on my arms from where I rest the handles sometimes.  Slide into those DM’s for  proof.

Quest Beyond Cereal Bars

Quest Beyond Cereal bars

I like dez very much for a few reasons. One, they remind me of those cereal granola bars, but have protein, no sugar, and in my opinion taste better.  Two, with my digestive system issues, I don’t do so hot with protein only bars, so these are the perfect combo of protein, but not too much protein, still with fiber, and a few carbs mixed in there.

Three, they keep me full.  Which is honestly  so hard for me to say about bars.  Four, I found these guys  at 7-Eleven!  What? YEP.  I can grab them anywhere, it makes it so easy  to just pop into the corner 7-Eleven (participating locations), grab a Quest Beyond Cereal Bar with a super cheap coffee and head off to work.

Should  I add the bonus of not having to  go  into a supplement store and be overwhelmed by the store clerk chirping your ears off about some health benefit of something or another?

Click here for a delicious & simple macro-friendly recipe I made with these (coming 7.13.17)

I cannot tell you the number  of times Quest Beyond Cereal Bars (& their 7-Eleven inhabitance– again, participating locations ) have saved my mornings.  Check ’em out, check ’em out.  Plus, you’re going to want a few for the super easy breakfast recipe at the end of this post 😉

Makeup remover wipes

I never paid much attention to skin care (face palm) until this summer.  However, taking your makeup off before a workout works wonders on the skin.

Nuts | current choice -> cashews

What’s your go to nut? Comment below!

Jump rope

In case I get held up at work and miss a workout class.  Or, decide that it’s to darn gorgeous out to go workout inside.

outdoor workouts


Phone charger

No explanation needed.

Spare socks and sports bra

I don’t really have an explanation for this.  Sometimes I get an  urge to workout later in the day after I’ve already gone to CrossFit, and who wants to put  on a damp pair of socks or sports bra from that morning?

That’s all I got  for ya! I guess my bag is pretty boring,

plus I’m sure you don’t want to hear about the band-aids, Gas-x (emergencies ok), allergy medicine, and hair brush I have in there 😀

Now time for the extra good stuff:

Simply Crispy Breakfast Pizza

4 ingredients. bomb macros. watch to find out how!


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Total Body Stairs Circuit and Quest Nutrition at Target

Total Body Stairs Circuit and Quest Nutrition at Target

On a quest to ____.

Before you continue reading, head over -> here <- and comment what you are #OnAQuest to.  Me? I am on a quest to becoming the most full and complete version of myself I can possibly be.  That may sound weird but lately I have taken a few steps back and come to realize that before I can achieve any of my objective  goals I need to find and become my true and utter COLBY self.

So tell me, what are you on a quest for?

Here’s some exciting news


quest nutrition target


Maybe you’ve seen on Quest Nutrition’s IG, or possibly my IG story ;), but BIG NEWS: Quest bars are now sold at Target in their new 4-pack boxes.   And, if you know me in even the slightest way by now you know these are my go to protein bars, so I immediately had to go check it out (& buy a few boxes of course). I went to my local Target in Ithaca, NY. and then of course struggled with which ones to pick out.  I settled for two that I haven’t had in a while: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chunk!


quest nutrition target

quest nutrition at target


While typing this I realized they are also on Target’s website for the same price as in store  ($8.99 for 4-count box).  Check that out here.

My favorite way to eat Quest Bars?

Honestly, I used to make the most intricate and out of the box recipes from Quest Bars, check out their stockpile of recipes, but then

  1. I hit college and my time went out the window and
  2. I realized that I actually truly enjoy eating Quest Bars in their plain ‘ole form.

Though, I will admit, I do enjoy cutting them up into pieces and baking them into cookies once a month or so. BUMP: try that!!

And then of course, I enjoy them after a workout of course! Dun, dun, dun.. you didn’t think I would leave you without a workout, did you?  Here is a fun (yes, fun)….

Total Body Stair/Stadium Workout

If you like this work out, checkout -> EasyFit -> Workouts you can do anywhere, anytime ($2.50)

True story: I did this workout two times since filming it, MAY be my new favorite! I’ve been loving challenging myself to get out of the gym lately.  Now, head to your local target (tar-jayyyyyy anyone?) pick up your favorite box of Quest Bars and go KILL this workout because YOU.MAKE.YOU.

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total body stadium workout







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