Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
We have plans for Saturday night but we are thinking about going out Friday night also. Hey we have to put that expensive costume into good use. hee hee. I just wish that I felt better health wise. I've been feeling like I'm getting sick for the last month. One day I will feel fine but then a day like today I feel like I have a cold. I really think my body is fighting it. I WILL KEEP FIGHTING.
This is kind've a late post but I still want to post a blog about it so here it is ladies........ On Tuesday I noticed a co-worker go into the restroom in business casual clothes and come out in running gear! My friend was with me and saw my face light up. She said that almost everyday the girl goes for a run during lunch. I know it might be kinda weird but it gave me hope people. Hope that one day when I have much more to do (even though I feel super busy now) But one day when I have kids that I will still make time for myself to do the things that I enjoy. I'm sure I will love being a mom but I know how important running and staying active is to me. Now I know that no matter how busy we are that there is never an excuse to not make just a little time to be active. I've seen people make excuses left and right about not having enough time. Tuesday kind've proved to me that everything is possible. It INSPIRED ME.
Also a new song that I am LOVING right now is the new Shakira " Give it up to me" It will be adding it to my ipod this weekend!!!! It's a must have. If you haven't heard it here is for you.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday workout:: 2hrs: Hike
Oh lovely Sunday. You all know I love my Fridays but I enjoy my Sundays so much. We usually do something "active" in the morning and just relax most of the day. This morning we hiked Camelback Mtn. We were going to hike Echo Canyon Trail but there wasn't any parking so decided on Cholla Trail instead. We like both trails so we were okay with that. There were so many people on the trail. It was a good morning for a hike. The weather was nice and the feeling was right. =)
Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday workout: 1hr and 20 mins.- elliptical, treadmill, ST and Crunches
Thursday workout: 1hr- elliptical, ST and crunches
Friday workout- 30mins.- morning run/walk
Good Evening everyone!!!
I had a nice relaxing day today. This whole week I felt like I was barely moving. I was so tired from last weekend. I finally got to rest a bit today. I watched "Run Fat Boy Run" That movie is so good. I especially like the part when he hits the wall and just runs through it. Very motivating. I had girl time which included doing my nails and watching Friends. I washed and finally put everything away from my luggage. It was on the floor in the living room this whole week. It was driving me crazy!!!!! I washed dishes, swept and cleaned our bedroom. I feel so productive. =)
Tonight's plans are going to Jason's Deli and Halloween shopping....which brings me to the title of my post. I MUST make my final decision. I have put it off long enough. I've gone Halloween shopping so many times already but just can't seem to decide on something. OH THE DILEMMA in my life! lol. Anyway, wish me luck........
Tomorrow morning we are going to the gym and Speedworld at night. Sunday we are hiking Camelback Mountain. I'm so excited to finally go hiking again.
Have good night!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Today I am going to the gym right after work. I am running 3 miles, crunches and ST. My body SO needs a workout. It was a stressful weekend. I need to destress and working out is what helps me do that. Oh and when I got back I noticed I had 2 fitness magazines waiting for me. I love getting magazines in the mail. It's like a gift everytime. I have one with me today to read while working out and I'm saving the other one for tomorrow. Also planned for tonight..... Biggest Loser! Woohooo! We are making turkey burgers for dinner. YUM. I need to unpack too. I have everything still in my luggage. So much to do on Friday. I'm looking forward to it though. Hopefully we will go hiking on Sunday. I miss it so much and I'm happy that the weather is finally nice. If we go I will definately be posting pictures.
Do you like hiking? If you do...what is your favorite trail?
Hope everyone is having a nice day!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This morning is going pretty well. For breakfast I had oatmeal with granola and a Green Monster. I don't eat oatmeal very much but when I do...OH YUM. The granola also makes a huge difference. It was DELISH! Thursday's are great...especially when it's 5pm and I'm going home. I brought my workout clothes with me today. I decided to have another GREAT workout today. This week has been a good workout week. I think I'm back on my regular workout routine. For the last month it was getting a little crazy. I was still working out at least 4 days a week but I was starting to feel like I wasn't pushing myself. We usually have 2 days off from working out...which are Wednesdays and Fridays. On Sundays we usually go bike riding, hiking or running. Now that the weather is getting better we will be going hiking a lot more often. Which means more pictures!!!! =)
For breakfast yesterday I had 1egg scrambled with green bell pepper, tomato, onion, and spinach.
Yesterday for lunch I had a slice of pizza from Mondays dinner. You can barely see it but I do have veggies on the pizza. We have onion, red and green peppers. I wanted to add spinach but I forgot. =( We also added turkey pepperonis. I had salad with the slice of pizza.
Today for lunch I just brought a lean. I didn't have enough time to make lunch this morning. I was making Green Monster and getting my snacks ready. A lean cuisine once a week shouldn't be so bad. I'm okay with that.
The workout plan for today is 30 minutes StairMaster, 20 minutes elliptical, crunches and ST. Last Tuesday when I had planned to get on the StairMaster there wasn't one available when I got to the gym. It's okay I ran on the treadmill and had the incline pretty high. I was sweating so much and loving every minute of it.
That's it for now. Talk you later!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Hi wonderful peeps!!!
I'm feeling good today. My throat was hurting a little bit this morning but it's gone now. I'm glad that medicine worked. I thought I was going to have to spend time and money at the Dr's on Friday. Ugh.
We had a really good workout last night. I'm starting to realize that I don't have to be at the gym for hours to see results. I usually go for about 1 hr and get a superb workout. I think before when I was trying to lose weight it might have been the case. But now I'm trying to maintain and I'm happy with 1 hr after work for 5 days a week. My sister's think it's gross but I love seeing the sweat coming down my neck. I LOVE IT!! Tonight's workout plan is 30 minutes StairMaster, crunches, arm ST and then 30 minutes elliptical with Craig. He meets me at the gym after work. He usually doesn't get there until 6:30. Which gives me about 45 minutes to do my own thing. On Tuesday's I try to add more cardio.
So the reason for the title is...... I've been getting a lot of ideas from other bloggers. I'm addicted to blog hopping by the way. I love to read everything you all have to say. You all have so much knowledge and it just feeds my hunger. Some of the new things I've been trying are:
~ More veggies more veggies!!
~ Green Monster ( This smoothie is amazing)
~ Taking a picture of my food. It seems to help. It keeps me liable for what I'm putting in my mouth. I don't always get to take a picture of all the food I'm consuming but most of it anyway.
~ Not worrying about the scale. Just going on how I feel and again..maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Those are just a few things that seem to be helping me feel the way I feel. In the past I knew that I was not eating as many veggies as I should be. I kept saying I was going to add more but never really would. Just a tiny bit here and there. Seeing how great every one's food looks with all the colorful veggies motivated me to finally give it a try. I must say that I'm glad I did.
Let's all do something that we have been saying we were going to do for awhile now. Time to put the words to actions!!!!
Today I had a PB&J sandwich for breakfast with a Green Monster of course. Grapes for my snack, 2 ground turkey enchiladas and salad for lunch and edamame as my last snack. For dinner we are making pizza. Biggest Loser tonight. YAY!
Hope your Tuesday is going as great as mine!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
As you can see there was a lot of people there. It was great to see so many people come out and support such a good cause. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and getting a lot of free goodies.
We still had about 20 minutes here. We were just having fun and starting to get in the mood for our run.
Showing our numbers. we signed up at the same time..that's why our numbers are right after another.
We had stretched already. I was taking a little water break and I also had a piece of scone from Wild Flower Co. They were passing them around. You can see all the free stuff we got in our bags. =)
Just passed the starting line. We were feeling pumped. I was listening to the new Brit song "3" at this point. I love it!!!
This is our parentals. They showed up a little late but better late than never. =) They took us out to eat afterwards. Craig and I got a little bit sick from it too. LOL. We are just not used to that type of food anymore. It was yum though. I'm glad my family was able to make it for my sister's first run. I'm excited for the P.F. Changs RNR. I know my sister is going to enjoy it. Woooohooo.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
That's me yesterday ready to go watch Zombieland. It was really good. It was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Very bloody but very funny. There were a few parts that I was cracking up. Craig really liked it too.
Friday, October 9, 2009
We went to look at costumes again last night. This time my sister went with us. I think I might have found my costume. It's not something that I would have chosen but it fits good and I like it. I still didn't buy it though. I'm sure we will go this week and I'll get it.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tuesday workout: 45 minutes...treadmill and elliptical
I need to start adding more ST. I was doing pretty good for awhile but since I haven't been feeling that great I guess I've been a little lazy. I need to get back on to it though.
I finally tried my first Green Monster and it was SO good. I was really surprised. I think the green scared me off a bit. I am so happy that I found out about the Green Monster Movement on http://ohsheglows.com/ .Thank you so much. I've been having them every morning since Saturday. I've tried two different kinds so far. I'm going to look for other recipes. LOVE IT!!!! Before I would get way hungry before lunch and start munching on a couple things. Usually fruit or a clif bar. But now that I have the green monster it helps me stay fuller much longer. I still have a fruit or some veggies as a snack before my lunch.
Today I woke up feeling worse than Friday. My throat and my head are killing me. I know I've been saying that I'm getting sick for like the last two weeks but I am. I can feel the difference in my body. I feel so icky. Anyway...I'm going to continue and fight it off. I am resting today though. I don't want to feel sick for my sisters and I 5k. We registered last Friday for the Susan G. Komen 5k run. That would be my sisters first "race." I'm really excited for her. Plus I know she will enjoy the atmosphere. Whoop! I'm sure I'll have lots of pictures. I went and bought pink ribbon for our hair the other day. We still don't have our tops. I guess we better start looking.
I've been mixing a few things here and there for breakfast. Yesterday morning I had multi grain Cheerios mixed with granola and banana. It was delicious.
Monday morning I had a slice of toast with peanut butter and granola on top. Of course I also had a green monster.
For dinner yesterday we made pizza on the Flat Out wraps. Mine had spinach, tomato, red bell pepper and a few turkey pepperonis. It was DELISH!!!! (Sorry for the sucky picture. )
Today for lunch I am having tilapia with veggies and maybe brown rice. I love Tilapia!! For dinner Craig bought us chicken kabobs. I've been wanting some FOREVER. Yum can't wait. We are having them with brown rice also.
Enjoy your day blog buddies!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Whole wheat bread with eggs and spinach. I'm still experimenting. As u can see I had already finished the other half. It was very filling.
For lunch I had leftovers. Whole wheat and multi grain noodles with chicken and spinach. Also I don't remember the cream on the pasta but it's delicious.
Had a peach for my snack today with some granola. (which I LOVE)