Fabulously Fit Friday 67 and Fall Fitness

It’s time for another Fabulously Fit Friday! This time, I’m talking Fall Fitness, specifically the fall fitness challenge I’ve gotten myself into! 

Fabulously Fit Friday 67 and Fall Fitness // treatswithatwist.com

Haaaaaaappy Friday!

So, I am currently 30 weeks pregnant, almost 31, BUT this isn’t a “prenatal workouts” only thing, just to preface.

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately!

The Tone It Up challenge for fall, Fit For Fall, has begun! I do their challenges every season and I really love them. They have such a wonderful, supportive community and the workouts really are fun.

This was week 1 of the 8-week challenge (you can still join in!). All of the cardio done in this challenge (goal is 100 miles) actually donates money towards charity because I am using (and everyone in the TIU community is using) the Charity Miles app. If you aren’t already using it, you should! You basically turn it on before every walk or run and it tracks your distance, and then at the end of your workout it donates money to your designated charity! How cool is that?!

The workouts this week included shoulder toning, all over toning, yoga, cardio…

I skipped the HIIT workouts because they were designated on days that I was going to my Body Pump class, and they highly encourage you to just go to the classes you love. That, and I can’t do HIIT easily because bouncing around with this giant medicine ball stuck to my front (and back) is just too hard now.

My goal is to complete 100 miles of cardio (walking, jogging, elliptical, etc) after this 8 weeks, and be stronger, happier and ready to give birth and bounce back! That seems like a huge goal now, but I really want to do it! 

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I’m still going to Body Pump, ideally twice a week. Also, I’ve been going to yoga most Fridays and a prenatal yoga class on most Sundays too! Namaste.

Green Protein Pancake // Fabulously Fit Friday 67 // treatswithatwist.com


I’ve been using the Vega Protein & Greens powder for my pancakes lately and loving it! I also have been using the Vega One protein powder in the flavor Coconut Almond, which I think is my favorite.

I’m honestly not strict in any way with my food, letting myself eat whatever comes to mind when I’m hungry (which happens all the time now since my stomach can hold very little now, so I’m hungry really quickly after eating). This being said, I’m a pretty healthy person as it is. I do salads for most of my meals because I truly love them, and now most of my snacks are apples and cheese (I’ve never eaten so many apples in my life!).

I’m currently loving the Nature Valley protein bars and my Quest Bars too when I’m stuck in the car and starving or when I need dessert but there’s no cake around (ie every night).


Ok I need help here! Music! I’ve been listening to the Of Monsters and Men station on Pandora when I’m up at the crack of dawn walking (because it doesn’t jar me awake), and the Tone It UP: Fit For Fall playlist on Spotify in the afternoons during my workouts.

Do you have any heart-pounding music you use? I need suggestions.


That’s about it for this week! I’m on my way to my baby shower for the weekend! What are you doing for fall fitness?

Note: this is not a sponsored post.

Fabulously Fit Friday 66

Ittttttttt’ssssss FriDAYYYYYYYY! Hooray! Let’s get into another edition of Fabulously Fit Friday! I can’t wait to share my latest workouts and fitness finds with you! This week we’re talking protein foods, cute outfits and the workouts I’m loving. Let’s jump right in. 

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After Blend I was obsessed with a pair of leggings we received from one of the sponsors, Soybu! They reached out to me later and offered me an outfit to try and I jumped at it. I am wearing the Ariel Tank and the Killer Caboose Capris in most of my workout photos on Instagram lately because they seriously fit me (not many pants fit over my preggo caboose) and move with me in my workouts! I totally recommend them. I also have a jacket from them, and as soon as it isn’t 95 degrees outside I’ll be whipping it out! 


I’ve been going twice a week to Body Pump and feeling so crazy because it seems to get harder and harder each week. What is wrong with me?! Oh, maybe it’s the relaxin in my system, causing paralysis to my diaphragm, so I have to force-breathe WHILE working out, so workouts ARE twice as hard. My doctor is just amazed that I’m still going and keeping up. I can totally tell a difference in the definition in my arms though, and I can’t wait to see how my body transforms after I give birth. 


I am still going to yoga and prenatal yoga. I’m finding that the meditation of the practice is helping me stay extremely positive about giving birth and the birth plan I have chosen. I’m also loving when I can still get into a balancing pose that I thought I wouldn’t be able to do by now.

I have learned, however, that my baby is head down, and at this point, I don’t want to tempt him to flip (he used to be butt-down, and so inversions were a free for all for me), so I’m going to be done with extreme inversions. To avoid extreme inversions during yoga practice, just prop your legs up the wall, close your eyes and breathe.

Food I’ve been LOVING lately:

Flap Jacked Mighty Muffins – I had 4 of these to try out and I am practically crying inside now that they’re gone. If you follow me on Snapchat (username mking3000), you saw me eating them like there was no tomorrow. They microwave in 45 seconds (the label says 35 but 45 worked in my ‘wave) and they are SO freaking good. And 20g of protein per muff?! Yum! MORE PLEASE!

Vega Protein and Greens – I am trying this line of Vega and I am loving it! I love knowing I’m getting a boosted dose of greens (for those days when I want nothing more than fruit, granola and muffins). I start my day with a protein pancake (or protein mug cake) every morning, so I’m loving this protein powder.

I’ve decided to start waking up earlier when it’s a touch cooler in the morning (ie bearable) just to walk a lap around my neighborhood. I did this all last year and I love getting back to that. It’s really energizing to wake up while walking and watching the sunrise. The first morning was the hardest to peel myself out of bed, but after that it was pretty easy.

Annnnnddddd that’s about it! I have my yoga mat packed and ready for Labor Day weekend so hopefully I get some quality relaxation time in and a few pretty pictures! What are your Labor Day plans?!

As always, this is not a sponsored post in any way. All opinions are my own. 

Fabulously Fit Friday 65

It’s Fabulously Fit Friday! Ready to gab about fitness, and snacking, and embarrassing playlists and things I’ve been coveting? 

Fabulously Fit Friday 65 // treatswithatwist.com My new sneaks! Loving the hot pink always. 

I decided to switch gyms. My gym I’ve been going to is over 30 minutes away from my house, making every trip 2-3 hours and just exhausting. Can’t I just go workout down the street and be there and back within an hour? Yes. Done. I’ve joined The Club (if you have one near you) and so far I like it. I love that it’s close by. The Spin class is a bit too different, and the yoga class definitely isn’t something I’ll go back to (it was just…not yoga), but I tried Body Pump for the first time and that was fun.

So, Body Pump?! At 19 weeks pregnant…holy CRAP I’m sore. I even took it “easy” with the weights, and still had trouble walking up and down stairs for 2 days afterwards. But I’m definitely going to try to make it to that class again. Shredded legs, here I come! 

So lately I’ve been so fixated on getting a new fitness tracker. My brother got the FitBit Charge HR and now I want one too! Plus, my husband wants one too so we can compete (just kidding, I want the competition, he just wants the cool features). And now I have two of my besties wanting it too so we can cheer each other on. It’s a must. Definitely need to get my paws on one.

I’ve been working towards a goal of 100 miles by August because I’m doing the part 2 of Tone It Up’s Bikini Program challenge. I pretty much missed the first challenge for the summer because my face was in the toilet, but when they announced they’d do an additional 8 weeks, I was all in! I haven’t been doing a ton of their toning videos but I’ve been trying to stay on top of tracking my miles at the gym (walking, elliptical, spinning, etc)!

Fabulously Fit Friday 65// 19 weeks pregnant

What playlist have you been listening to at the gym?! What gets your blood pumping? I’ve been hooked on the Jason DeRulo station on Pandora or the One Direction playlist on Spotify. Embarrassed. But it totally gets the job done!

Can we talk about food for a hot sec?! I’ve had a bit aversion to almost all proteins lately. So weird. So I’ve been struggling there and eating a ton of fruit and Nature Valley bars…and a box of Lucky Charms. But also, I’ve been hooked on snacking on those Blue Diamond Nut Thin crackers smeared with cashew butter and organic strawberry jam. Die. I made the cashew butter in my Blendtec and I swear it’s almost all gone now! Though, I did use most of it in this recipe.

And finally, I’ve started taking Prenatal Yoga. I was so nervous to go, thinking that it would be just a weird “you’re a goddess” class, but I was totally wrong. The stretching and movements are all so soothing and geared to the pregnant body, and they all feel SO good. I’m hooked. And I’m glad I started going so early because I hopefully will make friends with the other mammas in the class and be in fun mom-n-me yoga classes after our juniors are born.

That’s all I’ve got! What have you been inspired by, fitness wise? What are your favorite healthy snacks lately? And what cool fitness gadgets do you have that I’ll be coveting next?  


This is not a sponsored post. Some links are affiliate links. All opinions are my own. 

Fabulously Fit Friday 64 and a Jump Rope Circuit Workout

It’s Fabulously Fit Friday again! And I have another fun workout you can do at home (in or out of the heat, it’s up to you)! With my Total Body Jump Rope Circuit, you’ll work up a good sweat and it’ll be over before you know it.

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I’ve been keeping up with my workouts pretty well when I’m not super sick. I’ve decided to try to follow Tone It Up’s restart of their Bikini Program, but because a ton of their workouts are coming from their DVD’s (which I don’t own… boooo!) I have to use my own workouts in place of some of them.

So, here’s one you’ll definitely want to try! I love using a jump rope, because it’s a major calorie burner, muscle toner, and it reminds me of being back in grade-school. If you don’t have a jump rope, you can grab one for cheap from a store, or you can always play Houdini and just imaginary jump rope.

The best part about this workout? It’s done before you know it! One round is only 15 minutes! Two rounds is optional, but even that is only 30 minutes! You definitely have time for that.

Total body jump rope circuit

 You can Pin and Print this workout to do whenever you’re ready (right now??). 


Blend Retreat 2015 with Chex!

This year, Blend Retreat was so amazing, I had a hard time getting myself together to summarize it. Probably because I was in total denial that it was already over!


I attended Blend on behalf of Chex gluten free Oatmeal and Granola this year! I was so excited to spread the love. When I got to Colorado, I packed up my Chex-mobile and headed to Blend up in Chautauqua Park, with my trusty sidekick Heather (Kiss My Broccoli).

Chex Oatmeal and Granola

We, of course, stopped for sushi on the way. When in Boulder, you must eat! I think that’s what they always say…


When we got to Blend, after checking in, I was able to start passing out Chex Oatmeal and Granola! People were the most shocked and excited that Chex has certified gluten free oatmeal now, and that they could find it at their regular grocery stores.

Friday’s big activity was the cocktail party and dinner, sponsored by Sizzlefish (AHmazing smoked salmon was served at dinner), 34-Degrees crackers and Quest Nutrition. I couldn’t have asked for a better plate of food…which is probably why I ate it up and forgot to take a picture. BUT I assure you, the steak was perfectly seared and the roasted Brussels were delish. And the cheese platter during cocktails!!!! 

Cocktail Party - Blend Retreat

Carly, Amanda, Lucy, Heather, myself, Kait, Meghan up front

The best part about Blend is meeting old friends and new (like grown up Girl Scout Camp). I loved being able to lay a big squeeze on my friends I’d met and grown close to since last year.

momentum jewelry - Blend retreat

Heather Blackmon, another love of mine, gave me this inspiring bracelet from Momentum Jewelry!


My cabin mates this year were Giselle and Ericka, and then Heather was my bed-mate (snuggle up!) just like last year.

Saturday we woke bright and early and headed to Bootcamp (sponsored by Gnarly Nutrition). Holy smokes, those ladies were worked! Traveling burpees, squat jumps, sprints with pushups on the gravel, crunches…

bootcamp - Blend retreat

Go Heather and Giselle!

Then breakfast! Breakfast on Saturday was sponsored by Love Grown Foods, Justin’s Nut Butters, and Flap Jacked protein pancakes. It was SO good. I always fill my plate and have to try a little of each. The new Carrot Spice Flap Jacked pancakes were totally the bomb. And the sausage with fresh jam. And the banana bread. Plus, Justin himself came to speak to us, which was pretty darn cool.

Breakfast - blend retreat

Breakfast 2 - Blend retreat

Justin's nut butters - Blend Retreat

After breakfast we were off on a 2 hour hike up the mountains! The hike was sponsored by Detour Bar and was so much fun. I ended up keeping pace with Kait for the hike, so I had a chatting buddy the whole way up (check out that hair!). When we finally got to a beautiful viewpoint (the whole thing is beautiful, don’t get me wrong!), we got to take group pics and yoga pics, like last year! Kait blew us all out of the water!

Kait and I go hiking - Blend Retreat

Heather and I go hiking - Blend Retreat

hiking - Blend Retreat

hiking 2 - Blend retreat


hiking photo - blend retreat

Kait hiking photo - Blend retreat

group shot - Blend retreat

Heather and I - yoga - Blend Retreat

Kait - yoga - Blend retreat

Post hike was: take hot shower, try to feel feet again, chat endlessly, pass out Chex Oatmeal to excited bloggers, meet and talk to Treats With a Twist readers (such an amazing experience!) go to the Boulder Farmers Market, eat all the samples, buy lots of gluten-free brownies at Whole Foods, make Kait into a Quest mermaid, get ready for dinner, attempt to brush hair…

Kait and I headed to Pearl Street just before dinner. We wandered around, got rained on, and like any good bloggers, popped into both spice shops (Penzy’s and Savory) and sampled all of the gourmet salts by the palm-full.

Kait and I met my oldest, dearest friend Rachel at the Med for dinner. Holy smokes it was AMAZING. It was Mediterranean tapas, so we ordered a TON of small plates and passed them around for hours while chatting. I finally knocked some foods off of my bucket list when we tried mussels AND clams (I’ve never been close enough to fresh sea food to feel confident ordering them!).  The food was amazing, and we ordered 3 desserts to share too. There was a citrus creme brulee, a custard with Greek pastry and saffron-poached pears, and a rich flourless chocolate raspberry torte. It doesn’t get better than that!

The Med - Boulder - Blend Retreat

The Med - Boulder 2 - Blend Retreat

The food was great but the company was best. The three of us talked for hours about work, life, food, business, and everything in between. I think we left with Kait and Rachel turning into new, fast friends. Love that. [favorite part: We tortured the waiter with our endless good humor and Kait left him her number as we left! He was a great sport!]

Kait dropped me back at the cabin and I hit the sheets, then she and Heather went out to paint the town red. (how old am I??)

We woke up Sunday morning and got packing. Basically, we tried to fit as many Quest bars into our luggage as possible. Then we headed to yoga, sponsored by Bhakti chai. Yoga was fun, because I was with my girls and we were gettin zen in the great outdoors, but I could do without the instructor’s endless stream of jokes. To each her own. 

Yoga - Blend Retreat

Then! Breakfast again! This breakfast was sponsored by Baobest Boabab superfruit powder, Barbara’s Cereals, Good Belly and The Epic Seed chia yogurts. Those yogurts were the bomb! I was able to talk to their founder, Jesse, and he told me they’ll come out with a plain flavor soon, so I can bake with it, and I’m so excited about that!

Blend Breakfast Sunday

Then, we had our raffle (more free stuff!), Kait won for being a Quest mermaid, then we packed the car and headed out! It was a last-minute friendship, but I was able to get to know Carly while driving and waiting around the airport, and I’m so happy I did! Heather and I had another amazing year, and I hope I’ll be able to go next year as well.

Blend raffle

Heather, Carly, myself - Blend retreat

Overall, this was an amazing year at Blend. I met and talked to so many bloggers and healthy food companies, grew emotionally, solidified friendships, gave out tons of hugs, and I was able to do that all because of Chex, so I thank them from the bottom of my heart.

Fly away - Blend retreat


Note: This post was sponsored by Chex. They sponsored my attendance to Blend Retreat. All opinions are my own.