Three Things Thursday

KRā sports drinks

I’m personally not a fan of Gatorade, Powerade, and similar sports drinks. I’m not a fan of the flavors, the aftertaste, the unnecessary food dyes. However, I was excited to test out KRā organic sports drinks. They’re made from real fruit juice + cane sugar + salt. That’s it. And they are pretty tasty! If you’re in Chicago, you can pick up a bottle all over the city.

What’s your favorite sports drink? 

I was sent a few bottles of KRā for free. Opinions are my own. 


Sweatworking Week

It’s back!  A week of Sweatworking! I attend the last two (only two?) Sweatworking Weeks, and they are a blast. It’s an opportunity to try new workouts, meet new sweaty friends, and sometimes sample some products. AND! This time around, the workouts are all only $5! FIVE DOLLARS! What a steal. Head over to for the schedule and registration. If you’re curious, I’m signed up for Mon AM, Tue AM, Tue 7PM, Wed AM, Wed PM, Thur PM, and waitlisted for a couple others. It’s going to be exhausting but fun. 6 AM workouts … OY.

Have you signed up for Sweatworking Week? What workouts are you doing? 


Brown Bag Lunches 

I’m back in the habit of bringing my lunch, but I need new ideas. Typically I make some kind of salad with arugala and/or spinach, whatever veggies I have (usually some combo of cucumbers, bell peppers, green onion, carrots, radishes), some kind of protein/healthy fat (hard boiled eggs, crumbled bacon, avocado, last night’s leftovers), and some kind of homemade vinegarette. I need new ideas though! I guess I could make sandwiches. We have a toaster oven at the office, so I could do melts.

What else is a good option to bring to the office? 

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5 Comments on “Three Things Thursday”

  1. I am ALL about homemade burrito bowls for lunch. They’re also very conducive to Sunday food prep, if you’re into that or have any interest in getting into that. I make a cup of rice (dry rice, that is), then divide it up into however many containers I’ll need for the week (four or five, usually). My toppings vary depending on what I’m feeling, but I usually go with chopped red and green bell peppers, black beans, and spinach. Sometimes I’ll get some other bag of lettuce at Trader Joe’s, and sometimes I do chickpeas and some pepper other than red for a more “Mediterranean” sort of feel. Sometimes I’ll do cherry tomatoes as well, or sub chicken for the beans (depending on my laziness level haha. It’s SO much faster to buy a can of beans than bake chicken!). I’ve tried putting avocado in them, but I have a hard time doing that and keeping the avocado from getting brown and gross, so I mostly gave up on that idea. That plus a baggie of baby carrots plus a piece of fruit makes for a pretty good lunch for me most days!

  2. I eat a salad with protein from the previous night’s dinner or dinner leftovers from the night before almost every day so I’m no help with lunch ideas. I started doing the salad thing when I started counting macros 2+ years ago and it just stuck.

    The Kra rep was at my gym a few weeks ago and I got to try it. It’s really good! I normally prefer Body Armour but could be easily convinced to switch to Kra if I they started selling it at the Mariano’s I frequent.

  3. I’m not a fan of sport drinks either!

    When I used to bring my lunch, I would make wraps, turkey sandwiches, cold and hot salads, and bring leftovers. I never bought my lunch, but I would treat myself to a manicure during lunch every Friday.

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