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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Let's Talk About Food

I have recently discovered that it is the FOOD that really makes or breaks the "healthy living."  You can workout all day everyday, but if you are trying to LOSE then you won't.  If you do you will maybe not lose as quickly as you would like.

For me, I have learned that working out everyday with Jillian Michaels meant nothing if I wasn't eating right.  I have always read that abs happen in the kitchen, but didn't really take the time to figure out why.  Now that we are tracking what we eat again, I'm learning that I can honestly lose without working out.  If I eat right, I can keep that in check.  Of course the hubs and I have to make a game out of everything, so we set mini goals for ourselves.  This week the goal is 10 miles.

Tonight we are doing a game where we will both go 2 miles, the same path and whoever beats the others time wins.  The winner gets something.  A golf trip alone, no diapers for 24 hours, or dish duty.  Really you can make it anything you want.

I'm cursed lucky enough to have a partner who likes fish.  I have always told him if he catches it or buys it and brings it home, I will figure out a way to cook it.  When I do the grocery shopping that isn't hard to avoid.  However, I showed up yesterday and he has tilapia in his hand.  I'm thinking how gross is this.  I kept my promise though and got some feedback from facebook and found a taco recipe that we tried tonight.  It was not bad.  While, I won't make a habit out of eating it, I can find it in my heart to make it once or twice a month because I know the hubs enjoys it.  Plus, the health benefits aren't bad either.

I took a picture, but it turned out not so great.  I will learn I promise!  Here is a picture of the one we had, I just used the picture from where I got the recipe.  Go HERE to find it and the photo source.

On another note.  My activity today was SWIMMING.  How amazing is that.  I jumped in at break and got in 15 minutes of laps.  I'm headed out here soon for some training.  It will be my first time running since my 5k.  I just walked this week because my legs were totally sore.  I'm starting week 3 Day 1 of C25K.

What are some foods you like to eat?  Anything new I should try? What did you do today to sweat? 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The ABC's of ME!

I figured since I'm fairly new at the whole blogging thing and you guys don't really know that much about me, I would do a little survey that I have seen floating around the blog world.  Enjoy and feel free to fill it out and comment saying you did! :) 

A. Attached or Single? Attached. Jeff and I just celebrated NINE years of marriage. We have been together for about 10 1/2 years now and have 3 beautiful children to show for it.

B. Best Friend? I have two actually.  Terri and Jennifer.  Not sure what I would do without them in my life.  They are the type of friends where you can go for a couple months without talking (live in totally separate state) and pick up right where we left off with no awkwardness.  Love them like sisters <---- May sound cheesy

C. Cake or pie? Cake. <---nuf said 

D. Day of choice? Wow, weird.  I'm thinking the weekend.  The hubs is home from work and the kids aren't in school. 

E. Essential Item? Diet Pepsi and my iphone.  Weird combo.  Soon my Diet Pepsi will no longer be a part of my day, but for now I definitely enjoy it daily. 

F. Favorite color? Blue

G. Gummy bears or worms? Bears 

H. Home town? A VERY small town in Western Nebraska

J. January or July? July.  Only for the fact that January is to cold for me.  I prefer October ;) 

L. Life isn’t complete without? This may sound totally cliche, but my family, friends, and God.  I couldn't imagine my life without any of them!

M. Marriage date? June 26, 2004

N. Number of brothers/sisters? 1 older Brother.  Plus 3 Sister in Laws and 2 Brother in Laws

O. Oranges or Apples? Depends on the season

P. Phobias? Really about anything that may fly, slither, or have 8 legs! :D

Q. Quotes? 

R. Reasons to smile? Life. Life is good and a true blessing. Never forget that.

S. Season of choice? Fall!!!

T. Tag 5 People.  If your birthday is in October... go at it :)

U. Unknown fact about me? There are so many!  I just started this whole blogging thing so really there is still alot about me you will all be finding out!  Probably more then you ever wanted to.

V. Vegetable? Zucchini is my new love. 

W. Worst habit? I'm a major Internet junkie.  I love online shopping.  Not to a crazy extreme, but I definitely got worse since moving to a SMALL town where I can't just run to walmart and grab what I need.  Amazon is my new best friend.

X. Xray or Ultrasound? uhhh... ok  Ultrasound? 

Y. Your favorite food? Pizza or Nachos.  You can never go wrong with those.  So not healthy but, totally worth it.

Z. Zodiac sign? Libra

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

rumply tummy

Yep, that's how I feel.  I officially am BACK on weight watchers and going strong.  I have already lost a few pounds and of course as with any new things you are hungry until your stomach gets used to it.  I did great the first 2 days , yesterday I saved points for desserts and that was my first mistake.  I need to not do that because then the majority of my points are junk and I go to bed hungry and grumpy.

Today we have a retirement party to head to and I am doing the same thing. Saving points for the junk.  Not sure why.  I am however going to eat a sensible supper.  I'm going in with a plan.  Steak is on the agenda and everyone is bringing a side.  I brought one I can eat and am going to fill my plate with fruit/salads.  I will allow myself to pick one treat and go with it.  I am not going to feel guilty, but I'm going to portion.

I have a couple people already on my side with this, so if I go the other way I have some back up.  Can't wait to see how my first challenge goes. Looking forward to it being a slam dunk.

Will update as I go and want to come up with something to make it fun for you guys.  Maybe weekly recipes, monthly giveaways, or something of the sort.  Comment with what you would be most excited to see.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's about to get real!

Stuff around here is about to get real.  I thought I was doing a really good job keeping the eating in check and my workouts have been much better these past couple of weeks.  However, this morning when I stepped on the scale it said something different! :(

It was definitely not the number I was expecting, but somehow it didn't surprise me.  I feel like I"m stuck in this 180-186 spot.  I have been for a year now!  I yo yo up and down between 181-185.  That stops NOW!

I am working on my game plan.  As much as I hated counting points and having to figure all that out, for me, it worked.  I cannot deny that the only time in my life that I actually lost weight and was keeping it off was when I was following weight watchers.   Now, since the closet one to me is about 90 some miles away, I'm going to do a combo of online/in person.   When I am in town, which is usually 1 or 2 times a month, I am going to go weigh in and go to a meeting.  The rest of the time, I am going to do it online.

I cannot tell you how bummed I am with myself, but at the same time I'm not going to be a downer.  I messed up and I obviously still need that little bit of help as far as tracking goes.  I need the person to person weigh in's and accountability to weigh in in front of someone.

That is the plan for that.  I'm going to work on a meal plan and a workout schedule for this week.  I have several family members coming to town this next week, and my baby turns 1.  I am not going to let that be an excuse to "start tomorrow."  

I will post my tentative schedule tomorrow! :)

What do you do when you "fall off the wagon?"

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Time Flys

Hey friends :)  Bet you didn't expect to see me back so soon.

This week I'm planning on being MUCH better in the food/work out department.  I have trainings scheduled 3 days this week and a 10k on Sunday.  A 10K?! YOU?!  Don't worry it's not a run!  YET!  Someday I hope to run one, but this weekend is just a 10K hike.  It's an amazing hike out here in South Dakota where only 2 times a year do they allow people to hike up Crazy Horse.  My mom and sister in law did it last year and I was incredibly jealous.  I, at the time, was about 8 months pregnant and in no shape to do that.  So I'm very happy and excited to do it this year with my mom.

I will work on posting pictures.  I know I have to post any, but somehow it makes this whole blogging through my journey seem a bit to real.  People will actually KNOW who I am!  It's scary, but I promise I will take pictures and post them.

This weeks workout schedule:
Monday: C25K
Tuesday: Off
Wednesday: C25K
Thursday: C25K
Friday: Off (travel day)
Saturday: Off (wedding)
Sunday: 10k Crazy Horse Walk

For meals I'm planning simple since we are still in the middle of a move.  I'm making up about 4 pound of sloppy joe meat (using the Wildtree blend, as me if you are curious)  So it will be all organic and no extra chemicals or MSG added in!   That will last for the kiddo's and me for a few days.  I usually put mine on salads.

Also, I will be make the kids alfredo (their favorite, not so much mine) while I eat salad or something different.  There will be left overs from the freezer we need to eat up and if we still need more we will do grilled chicken.

I got a bountiful basket this week, so am very excited for the corn on the cob!! Cucumbers are always a favorite around here too.  I also got lots of cherries and blueberries, so our produce is set for a good week or two.

Question of the Day:  WHAT IN THE HECK DO YOU DO WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH?!  I got 6 good sized ones in my basket today and have no idea what to do with them!

Friday, May 24, 2013

All Over the Place

So incredibly sorry I have not been on so much the last couple of weeks.  Normally when someone is posting about losing weight and working out then not actually posting there is a theory that you may be gaining weight and not working out.  That is NOT the case this time.

Between my grandfathers passing and us moving life has just been hectic.  I have been keeping up with my workout schedule almost to the T.  I have missed only 1 day in my training due to being sick.  I am slowly learning when my body needs a break and it was screaming at me to just rest, so I did.

Eats have been all over, but the same.  I have tried to make lots of one thing then eat of it for a few days, so as to not have to cook so much random stuff.  My kitchen is TORN apart, and really I have very few items to even work with until the move.  The next 4-6 weeks will be total chaos basically.

Once we close on our house life will be grand.  Errr... something like that.

How have all your workouts been?

Any new ones I should be trying?

Any new Recipes?

I have a few for you, but one thing I have been absolutely loving lately is MANGOS!  Can you believe I have not ever tried these until just recently.  Thank you Bountiful Baskets!