Thursday, October 20, 2011

Still here.

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I promise. I began training for a half-marathon and I. AM. WIPED. Every day. Still. I've been told it takes a month to really adjust so... yeaaahhh... I'm tired. I also started the "live the life" diet which is great. I've been doing it for two days, and I'm not sure if I'm detoxing or what, but it certainly has added to my lovely little mood over here. Gah. I know it will all be worth it.... but in the mean time, you MIGHT not want to stop by uninvited. ; )

Friday, October 7, 2011

Whew, so I'm down 2 pounds this week (so far), I'm feeling great, minus wanting to pass out on the couch at 8:00 every night. I feel like my body is trying to fight off a cold so I'm busting out the Zicam and extra vitamin C. It seems like every time I get into a great workout routine, I get sick. I understand that my body's immune system is being strained, but still. So annoying. That being said here is today's plan....

B: Oatmeal w/apples & cinnamon (I need a change-up from the smoothie for a day), grapefruit
Snack: banana & 1 tbs Peanut Butter
L: spicy chicken breast w/spinach, kale, avocado, and salsa
Snack: carrots
D: white chicken chili (see recipe at yesterday's post)

Jillian Michaels 30 day shred - level 3 (holy moly, that kicked my butt this morning which is great for a 20 minute workout)

AND BONUS: I'm going to start training for a half marathon next week. I've always hated running but I am determined to start loving it!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

B: green smoothie
L: wheat berries & quinoa with cranberries, onion, avocado & balsamic vinager
afternoon snack: I met up with a friend from out of town at the park and had a slice of pizza... gah.
D: TBA, I forgot to start this recipe this morning, so that will have to wait until tomorrow...

workout: weights- shoulders, triceps, biceps (P90X)
                P90X ab ripper

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Never got back out to the garage to work out, which I was kicking my self all day about. I did however manage to drop a gigantic can of pineapple on the top of my foot, which immediately swelled up and turned purple. AWESOME. It was throbbing the majority of the night, but feels 100 times better today. Mostly stuck to the food plan.  I went to pull the roast out of the fridge that I bought late last week and the thing had already gone bad. So I swapped tonights dinner for last night. Last night was chinese spiced flank steak with grilled peppers over quinoa & wheat berries (costco has this frozen ready-made stuff that is awesome). Having not worked out very well, my appetite was much more in the normal range and I actually didn't even eat yesterday's afternoon snack just because I didn't even realize I was hungry until dinner time. I'm sure today will be different considering I have two workouts. Speaking of today:

Same menu as yesterday, but I have some extra fruit to eat in the fridge, so I'll probably work in some plums or grapefruit somewhere along the way

P90X Cardio X
Zumba at the church

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oct 4th 2011

Recap of yesterday: work outs were awesome, I was surprised that I had the energy to get through both. I was so tired by 5:00pm though. And sore. Food was good, I stuck to the plan although by 2:00 I was SO hungry and the carrots just weren't cutting it. I ended up pacing the house most of the afternoon, trying to stay out of the kitchen. I need to make some changes for today to keep my metabolism up and keep from being miserable. : ) I think my body is in slight shock. All I could think about at the end of the day was cheese. And chocolate. I just need to keep pushing through... Also, note to self: go to bed EARLIER. We stayed up late watching a movie and the 5:15 alarm this morning was not effective. My workout was pathetic. I will be making a goal to get back out to the garage later today to try and make up for it.


B: Green smoothie- different fruits added (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries)
Snack: carrots & hummus
L: leftover green smoothie
Snack: whole wheat wrap w/apples & peanut butter
D: Roast, asparagus, roasted root vegetables (sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, garlic)

P90X Legs and back
          Ab Ripper

Monday, October 3, 2011


Right after I get up: Hot water with fresh lemon juice
Breakfast: Green smoothie of kale, spinach, carrots, parsley, flaxseed, protein powder, frozen strawberries, blueberries
Snack: apple slices with 1 tbls peanut butter
Lunch: Leftover green smoothie
Snack: Carrot sticks & hummus
Dinner: Spicy chicken and beans over fresh spinach with tomatoes and avocado.

P90X core synergistic
Zumba class at the church