The Friday Five

by laury on June 17, 2011 · 34 comments


Move of The Week:

Source: Women’s Health Online

With feet shoulder-width apart and legs straight, hold the dumbbells in each hand, palms facing your body. Bend at the waist, letting the dumbbells hang to the floor. Use your hamstrings and glutes to pull your body back to start. As you rise, lift the dumbbells by raising your elbows until they reach your chest. Slide them back down to your waist, and repeat. Do 10 reps.

Quick change: On the upright row, do one arm at a time to isolate the shoulder and triceps muscles, or add heavier weight.

Advanced: Try the Single Leg Deadlift Row!



Obsession of the Week:

Chocolate PB Hemp Softserve

pretty much the same recipe as yesterday with less liquid:

1.5 frozen bananas (frozen in chunks)

1 T Peanut Butter

2 T Nutiva Shelled Hemp Seeds

1 T Chia Seeds

1 Scoop Chocolate Amazing Grass Powder

1 T Sun Warrior Protein (I use a tiny bit bc it’s bleh to me)

Few Splashes of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (be careful with this, unless you want a smoothie)


Throw it all in your food processor or Vitamix and blend until it’s like ice cream. In the vitamix, use the agitator and swirl it around as it blends. Enjoy πŸ™‚

I had this for breakfast yesterday. I was going to make the smoothie again, but wanted something thicker. I never ever thought I’d be having soft serve for breakfast, but I figured I added the other nutrient elements to it so it was okay πŸ˜‰



Superfood of the Week:

Shelled Hemp Seeds

5 Benefits

1. They contain about 36.6% (complete) protein, making them the highest source of plant protein out there!

2. It’s more digestible than soy protein

3.It’s the highest plant source of essential fatty acids. Hemp Seed is a direct source of GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid/ Omega-6 fatty acid), Sterodonic Acid and Chlorophyll ( flax seed lacks all 3 of these)

4. Contains all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies can not produce

5. It’s one of the most nutritionally complete food sources in the world!


*Check out more benefits of this superfood here!





Beauty Pick of the Week:

“Bossa Nova” by Essie

I am ALL about the fushia. In the summer, it can never be bright or pink enough!


^case and point (not bossa nova but it sure is pink!)





Video of the Week:

Okay. This video is not as funny unless you read along with the lyrics. The first time I watched it I had no idea what he was saying then I read along while I watched and it was HILARIOUS! I think my California peeps will appreciate it the best. This is my Whole Foods at lunch time or a Saturday. So perfect.


As Seen on: The Huffington Post:



read along while you watch!

Yo man… Yo I know you see me here dude!! I’ve been waiting here like 10 minutes, man! No, no no… this is MY parking space man. What you need to do is put your little hybrid in reverse, And go out the way you came in. WHAT?!?! Yo its about to get REAL in the Whole Foods parking lot man…

Chorus (with feeling)

It’s getting’ REAL in the Whole Foods Parking Lot
I got my STEEL and you know it gets sparked a lot
Im on my grind homie… It’s on my mind homie!
These fools with clip boards are lookin’ at me like they know me!

It’s getting’ REAL in the Whole Foods Parking Lot
You know the DEAL with the little shopping carts they got
Check out what I say, it happens every day…
It’s how we LIVE on the west side of LA!!

Verse 1

… Im ridin’ slow in my Prius…
all leather, tinted windows… you cant see us!!
Everybody’s trying to park, you can feel the tension
I’m in electric mode… can’t even hear the engine (Shhhhhhh)

Just then I saw a spot open up,
My timings perfect… Im creepin’ up…
But then this other dude tried to steal it going the wrong way
Yo man, I’ve had a LONG DAY!

(same as before)

Verse 2

Now I’m on this inside, looking at my list
Organic chicken, Kale Salad and a Lemon Twist.
Some girl in yoga pants is lookin at me funny
I’m just trying to find a decent Pinot Noir for under twenty!

Then I take it to the cheese counter, Humboldt Fog?
We just ran out sir! Really Dog?
Take it easy man, I try to calm myself…
I’ve been on edge ever since they took Kombucha off the shelf


(same as before)

Verse 3

This Busters on his iPhone talking to his friends,
Picking up some cayenne pepper for his master cleanse.
You’re the most annoying dude I’ve ever SEEN brah…
Could you PLEASE move? You’re RIGHT in front of the Quinoa.

Damn, I’m about to check out.
Pay my 80 bucks for 6 things and get the heck out.
The express lane is moving hella slow…
Man, these fools don’t know… that shit is getting REAL….

(same as before)

My favorite line:

“pay my 80 bucks for 6 things and get out!”

My life^



What are your Friday 5 picks of the week?

Favorite Summer Polish?


Have a GREAT weekend!!!


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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers June 17, 2011 at 7:14 am

I’m not an upright row fan, but the soft serve and nail polish is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!
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2 Tiffany @ Simply Shaka June 17, 2011 at 8:37 am

Ohhhh, I love the Bossa Nova color for I, too, am all about fuschia in the summertime! Which reminds me, I have a Groupon to use for a pedi, thanks for the reminder!
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3 laury June 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

haha you’re welcome


4 Holly @ The Runny Egg June 17, 2011 at 9:02 am

That is hilarious!!!

I had a book about Kettlebell moves from the library (no idea of the name) and it has that upright row/deadlift move. I love it with the kettlebell.


5 laury June 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

yes, I actually prefer the upright row with kettle bells


6 Lisa@Healthy Diaries June 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

I need to get myself some shelled hemp seeds. That’s one thing I have yet to purchase and try.

As for nail polish I like pinks in the summer but nothing too bright and I always love the classic french mani\pedi because it always looks good no matter the season!

Have a great weekend hun! πŸ™‚


7 laury June 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm

happy weekend to you to!


8 Katie June 17, 2011 at 9:17 am

That’s one of my favorite moves at the gym. No idea why, but I just love it. It really feels like it is working every single muscle.

I have seen that WF video so much this week and it never stops being funny!


9 Amy June 17, 2011 at 9:50 am

haha that video was hilarious! so true!
I love the kombucha and quinoa lines!

Thanks for the info on hemp, I’m gonna have to get some πŸ™‚


10 Donna @ Love, Run & Travel June 17, 2011 at 10:06 am

I tried the hemp in homemade granola and it was super yummy!
Pink nailpolish in the summer is the best πŸ™‚
Still haven’t got around to trying pb in my soft serve, have to make that happen soon!
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11 laury June 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm

sounds awesome! I need to make some granola :p


12 Suzanne Williams June 17, 2011 at 10:30 am

So glad to hear all is going well. I love fushia as well, but I am also in to a lavender purple. Those are my 2 colors for this summer. Also, the deadlift is a killer. I don’t notice so much when I’m doing the exercise, but I’m always sore the next day.


13 laury June 17, 2011 at 10:40 pm

those exercises are the best kind!


14 allison June 17, 2011 at 10:44 am

bahahahah that video is hilarious!!! thanks for the laugh on a super tired friday morning!!

I LOVE essie nail polish! its the only kind i buy! Right now i have Poppy (a bright orangey red) on my toes and Sugar Daddy (pale pink) on my fingers. I like to do pale neutrals on my fingers since they chip quicker and im very lazy about taking it off but i always do super bright and fun colors on my toes:) And wont it be the funnest job to be the person that names the nail polish?!?!
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15 laury June 17, 2011 at 10:40 pm

it’s the only kind I buy too!

I totally agree about pale nails and bright toes…these days it’s bare nails and bright toes because polish lasts like a day on me!


16 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather June 17, 2011 at 11:03 am

I love shelled hemp seed, and your soft serve sounds delish! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚


17 laury June 17, 2011 at 10:39 pm

you too πŸ™‚


18 Morgan June 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I have seen that WF video and I bust up everytime. That is SO TRUE here and especially at the ones LA located!!! It is CRAZY in them sometimes. My favorite lines zre the whole “This Busters on his iPhone talking to his friends,Picking up some cayenne pepper for his master cleanse.
You’re the most annoying dude I’ve ever SEEN brah…
Could you PLEASE move? You’re RIGHT in front of the Quinoa.” LOL that is soooooo how it is here! So so funny!
Some of my current faves are
Planks: with single leg lifts and the hip dip things, works so good!
Food: craving spring rolls, and avocados, “tempeh bacon, tomato sprout avo toast
Polish: Anything bright (and not blue, I think blue looks like the toe neails got hit with a hammer)
Current fave movie: just go with it…have you watched it yet. GIRL, so funny!
and my fave thing to do right now is just hang at the beach. its summer after all, and I want to go all the time!
happy weekend girl!
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19 laury June 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I am SO disappointed that a lot of people saw it already. I just saw it 2 days ago and thought I was being all sly posting it for my video of the week. Boo. Glad you like it anyway πŸ˜‰

There are people like that here. Michael wanted me to pick him up a piece of chocolate…and there was this girl literally like inspecting every chocolate and she kept going everywhere I was…it was SO annoying. Michael likes the Newman’s Milk Chocolate (I know exactly where it is I just said excuse me and grabbed it), and I was thinking maybe I will get some dark chocolate for me, but didn’t know what I wanted..wanted to see it I could find a good quality 70% cocoa one. She was like in front of every move I made…then, I swear on all things holy she plopped her butt down, sat in the MIDDLE of the aisle, and put her bag next to her and was looking at all the chocolate. It was the weirdest thing I ever saw in my life. Well, maybe not the weirdest but it sure was annoying. I ended up not even getting. People were like tripping over her. Good think I didn’t have Ella with me, my mom was watching her, I would have probably really tripped over her!

I am going on demand right now to see if that movie is available!


20 Lisa June 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

The Chocolate PB Hemp Softserve looks amazing! I’m a big fan of hemp seeds and add them to a lot of different things…
I keep seeing the whole foods vid…maybe I should just watch it!


21 Shayla June 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Totally died laughing when I saw this video!! Yes, Californian here and I so appreciate it! I live in the bay area and that is totally our Whole Foods at lunchtime or a Saturday, just like you said!! Ugghhh so annoying, but love it at the same time πŸ˜‰


22 laury June 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm

hahaha….so so funny!


23 Nicole@makinggoodchoices June 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I love eating softserve for breakfast. I do it more on the weekends and even add granola sometimes! yum!


24 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) June 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Love that nail polish!! I love pink for the warm months, such a cute color πŸ˜€ That chocolate pb soft serve looks delicious, yum!


25 melissa @ the delicate place June 17, 2011 at 7:58 pm

that wf parking lot thing is huge haha and i totally agree. i love his grocery list and when they took the ‘booch off the shelf haha. you know i’ve had hemp protein powder but never the actual hulled seed. is it nutty or earthy tasting? i bet they would be tasty over a salad.
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26 laury June 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm

it’s nutty!!! so good!


27 thehealthyapron June 18, 2011 at 8:00 am

Love the poilish! So where do you get those hemp seeds? I’ve never seen them but I’ve never looked for em either! Happy weekend!


28 laury June 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Swanson sells them!! You can also get them at Whole Wallet Foods


29 Jennifer (The Gourmetour) June 18, 2011 at 11:57 am

I love that video it cracks me up. I love the kombucha line hahaha.
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30 Sophia @ Raven Waves June 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I haven’t had soft-serve yet this summer, but I’ll definitely be having some very soon! Funny video!! πŸ™‚
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31 Leashieloo June 19, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I am digging the BRIGHT polish, it screams summer! And I can’t get enough of Essie polishes, I need to look for that shade, I have a similar fuschia but it’s muted. Who wants that?
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32 Danielle June 20, 2011 at 12:12 am

That is the Venice Beach Whole Foods!! That’s the one I go to. That parking lot is so bad that every time me and my hubby go I get out while he drives around. There are parking lot monitors there too, but they don’t do anything. LOL! I can’t wait to show him this!


33 laury June 20, 2011 at 10:35 pm

That’s hilarious!!! I bet you have so much fun shopping there πŸ˜‰


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