Fabulously Fit Friday and a GIVEAWAY! 1/11/2013

So, how have you been recently? Still working out and working towards those realistic goals you set on New years? Not beating yourself up too badly yet? Good!

I’ve been really liking having a new workout plan and food plan to follow lately. I like having someone else plan my weight workouts and then being responsible for my cardio on my own.
Plus, I’ve been feeling a sense of relief. Like I have a team on my side and it’s not just me myself and I working on my diet and exercise. Having a trainer has taken a burden off my shoulders…while placing a giant weight there (ha ha ha).

I’ve been eating mostly just meat/lean protein and tons of veggies, so I feel like I’m really resetting my whole system. It’s kind of like a cleanse for my appetite, and my body is learning to adjust to having more set meals (which has always been hard for me since I’m a more “snack all day” person). All is well so far…now, we just wait for visible results!


So this is what my breakfasts look like lately...egg whites and oatmeal and coffee! My favorite things!

So this is what my breakfasts look like lately…egg whites and oatmeal and coffee! My favorite things!

The Sweaty Breakdown:

Friday (1/4/2013): This was my first workout with my trainer. I did an introductory total-body weight routine and could feel my sore abs for days! I started my new eating style today too (I detest the word diet because it suggests an end point…I like making life long healthy habits).


Saturday: Today I did one hour of cardio. I hiked treadmill “hills” and varied the speed and incline.


Sunday: Another hour of cardio, this time on the bike! I can’t do the same thing two days in a row (boring!).


Monday: I woke up for an early morning workout before work. I did an interval workout on the treadmill from a previous SELF magazine! It’s called the “Calorie Torcher”. In the evening, my fiancé and I took a nice half-hour power walk around the city of Memphis.

Calorie Torcher

Tuesday: Rest!!


Wednesday: I worked out with my trainer today, focusing on legs and abs!


I’m meeting with my trainer to work my arms and upper body today (Friday) and I’m excited to wrap up this week’s circuits! Then…start all over!


Fabulous Fitness Finds:

Remember when I told you about EnergyBits? They have only 1 calorie a piece and the highest amount of bio-available protein compared to any other source! They’re made of algae…and that’s it!


So, you take some EnergyBits when you need to make it to your next meal without eating your hand, or when you’re planning on a wicked awesome workout and know you want to have nothing but power on your side! They’re truly amazing! And with all you out there, resolving to race 13 races in 2013 or even to those of you who committed to being healthy and working out more, these are perfect for you!


Want to win some? Want to try them for yourself? I knew you would!!


One lucky reader will win a tin of EnergyBits!! To ENTER to win:

Simply leave a comment telling me what you’re doing to be more active lately!


To earn additional entries, leave a separate comment for each of these you complete:

1. Follow Treats With a Twist blog via RSS feed or BlogLovin and let me know which way you follow!

2. Follow me on Twitter (@melissakarras)

3. Follow EnergyBits on Twitter (@ENERGYbits)

4. Tweet the following: “I just entered to win @ENERGYbits  with @melissakarras and I’m so excited! http://www.treatswithatwist.com/2013/01/fabulously-fit-friday-and-a-giveaway-1112013.html ”

Well, that’s it! I’ll run the giveaway until next Wednesday, try to contact the winner on Thursday, and announce the winner on Friday!! Yay! Good luck everyone!

EnergyBits is offering this giveaway through Treats With a Twist. I was in no way compensated for this giveaway. The opinions are 100% my own. 

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  1. Ayzada says

    I really want to keep staying active, so I have been biking instead of using public transit. I have also started a new weight training program, 4 days a week. So far, so good!

  2. says

    I have a little pack of Energy Bits that I need to try! I’ve been MUCH more active in my running lately, but keeping my energy up for afternoon workouts after teaching all day can sometimes be tough, so it is hard for me to want to lift or do any weight training. I wish I could afford a trainer some days, because I had one in Texas for a little bit and always felt SO pushed and inspired after my sessions!

  3. says

    I started doing leg exercises last night….I did a 50 second wall sit and it was killer! I would love to try this product! Trying to lose weight because I’m getting married this year! :)

  4. Carrie C says

    I’ve been doing ” active” rest days when I have a day off of crossfit. My rest days now include foam rolling, walking, stretches, shot jump rope circuit…some light physical activity.

  5. says

    Trying to get in more movement in general at this very busy time for me! Would love to try Energy Bits again. I had one 30-bit sample but you can’t really tell from that if they are really good or not… they seemed to be….

  6. says

    I’ve signed up to take Stroller Strides classes once a week, and my hubby and I are going to be purchasing a treadmill. Thanks for the chance to win. XO