Friday, October 7, 2011

Life is busy

I feel like my life is crazy these days!  Since I didn't get a post in yesterday I will do a little re-cap of the past 24 hours.  Yesterdays workout started out with twenty minutes on the stairmaster. 

Then gpp:

Three rounds of:

1 min hollow rock (count reps down + back =1)
1 min hanging side ups  (count reps R + L = 1)
1 min weighted situps (close body) 15/20 (count reps)
1 min weighted back extensions 7/12 (count reps)
1 min reverse burpee 15/20 (count reps)

Rest 1 min between each round.
The clock does NOT stop between exercises.

Holy smokes.  This one was harder than it looks.  My core was definitely feeling it.

Then I did a little chest.

Bench press-15
DB press-15
DB incline fly's-15

When I got home I shoved a oat ball in my mouth as fast as I could before having a normal breakfast. 

I have seen these all over blogland but just threw what I had on hand in them.  These ones had raw oats, agave, peanut butter, almond butter, chopped cocoa almonds, coconut, craisins, and raisins.  Too bad I didn't have any dark chocolate to throw in.  These are a great pick up snack, pre workout fuel, or post workout fuel.  

One of my on the go snacks.  These bars are great.  Lots of protein, not too many calories, zero sugar, (But ya know that is not really true.  It's "fake" sugar in there but still.  Any sweetener isn't the best.)  I think protein bars can be good and bad.  Good for a once and awhile pick me up snack.  Not good if you are eating them everyday like candy bars.  :)  Just my opinion.

It's a good thing I take lot's of vitamins because my vegetable intake has been really low the last two days.  For lunch I made myself eat vegetables and protein.  Eggs with a salad and veggies on the side.  I actually liked it.  They didn't taste as bad as they sounded at the moment.  I really do love vegetables....some days I just feel off and the thought of vegetables is no good.

We went over to my sisters a little later for my nieces b day.  Isn't that cake cute?  I shared a little cake and ice cream with the plumber below.

You can't blame him.  He sees his daddy's crack all the time.  He thinks he's in style.  He pulls down his own pants just so it will show.  If ya got it, flaunt it.

Lets move onto this morning.  I had all hopes of going to spin this morning.  But I slept in.  Oops.  I got to the gym around six fifteen.  Weird how that's sleeping in.  I wanted to workout back today.  Here's what I did:

Lat pulldowns-15
Single leg back row with pulley-10 each side
*repeat four times

Incline Prone reverse dumbell fly's-15
Barbell row-20
*repeat four times

T-bar row-15
repeat three times

I threw in a couple of pull ups between sets.  After lifting I made myself do cardio since I skipped spin.  1 hour on the stairmaster.  I was good after five minutes but I made myself do it.  Once twenty minutes passed I was good to go.  I felt great afterwords and didn't regret it!

Shake this morning was coconut water, unsweetened almond milk, chocolate protein powder, and ice.  Straight up good.

We didn't have anything on the agenda for this morning.  What?  A free morning?  That is unheard around here.  We took full advantage.  The girls and I did our toes and the little man looked on with jealousy.

We wanted to do Halloween toes.  Olive and I stuck with that.  Lucy of course changed her mind when she saw the silver/pink fishnet.  Olive did purple/black horizontal stripe for Halloween and I did Halloween words.  My girls love when I do their toes. 

Hopefully going out on a date tonight!  Crossing my fingers.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

No creative title here....

I made pumpkin pie and turkey chili today.  Fall is here.  I have loved the rainy weather we have had today.  Ask me again in four months how I am liking it and I will probably cuss.  Here's my workout of the day:


4 rounds for time:

800m run
20 bench dips
20 pushups (strict)
20 OH DB push press 15/20

Then I focused on tri's since I had already done a couple sets on that muscle group.

Rope high pulley tricep extension-15
Single arm tricep pull down on pulley-15 each arm (I don't use a handle on this one.  I hold onto the little black ball thing.)
Overhead press on pulley-15
*repeat three times

Tricep kickback on pulley-15 each arm (again, I just hold onto the little black ball)
Woodchoppers-15 each side
*repeat three times

Skull crushers on bench-10
Narrow grip chest press-10
Weighted sit ups-15
*repeat three times

Side Plank 15 each side
*repeat twice

I didn't do anymore cardio after the two miles in the gpp workout.  I came home and was starving.  I attempted to make pumpkin pancakes but failed miserably.  Really.  It was bad.  So I threw the batter in a cup and "baked" it in the microwave.  The result......?

A big pile of dog poo with a side of bananas and yogurt.  I know it looks really nasty but it actually was quite good and had the texture of cheesecake so I'm not complaining.  I really liked eating it for breakfast.  

Lunch/snack was a bowl of plain greek yogurt with Kashi on top.  I was not in veggie mood today.  As you can tell by what I ate next...

I snacked on pumpkin pie filling and whipped cream along with a protein bar all afternoon.  Oh man, it was excellent.  

When it came time for dinner I wasn't that hungry from a belly full of pumpkin but I tried to eat a little bit of "real" food.  I had turkey chili in the crockpot so I grabbed a little bowl and made myself eat it.

Then I got to go to my first guitar lesson.  I have been wanting to take guitar forever and finally got all set up.  I was nervous to have a guy for a teacher but he was way normal in my book.  Long hair, thrift store shirt, a couple tats, just the kinda guy I feel comfortable around.  I am serious here.  He felt just like one of my old friends and I am excited to go back.  I couldn't think of a better fit for a teacher for me.  Hopefully I can pick up on it pretty easily.

As I was driving home I really, really, really, wanted to go on a short run in the rain.  I love running in the rain...not the wind or snow but the rain I love.  The hubs said it was OK if I went so I went home and changed and took off out the door.  It was a gorgeous evening.  I felt great.  It was a great way to end the day.

Here is a sweaty picture for your enjoyment.  Some of it was rain...most of it was sweat.  :)  But it's definitely a happy momma.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Dentist

I have a toothache.  It sucks.  The whole right side of my face hurts.  I have broken out like crazy.  And I can't sleep because it hurts. I made an appointment to go see the dentist.  Then I went ahead and made appointments for the whole fam damn.  I have to wait a week!  I'm going to die.  ON to happier subjects....I got a good workout in this morning:

Spin class for one hour (more like sprints for one hour.)  That class was insane.  You know its good when your done and your shirt is soaking wet and you have to put on dry clothes to lift in.  Ahhhh, good times.

Then I did legs with the time I had left:

45 pds-10
95 pds-10
115 pds-8
135 pds-6

Side Lunges-10 (each leg)
*repeat two times

Pulley leg extension-15 (each leg)
*repeat three times

Pike crunch TRX-15
*repeat two times

Breakfast was a coconut chocolate shake.  I container coconut water, cocoa, protein powder, ice.  Yum!

I had a protein bar and half a banana when I was out and about.  When I got home I made the usual breakfast burrito.  Blah, blah blah.  :)

Dinner tonight was delish.  Turkey burgers loaded with veggies with veggies and dip on the side.

I am addicted to my homemade oat balls.  I would post the recipe except for they change every time I make them.  Basically start with row oats, add peanut butter, almond butter, raisins, craisins, dark chocolate, agave, chopped nuts, flaxseeds, etc.  Mix altogether and form into balls.  I keep them in a airtight container in the fridge and snack on them all the time.  I also don't use every one of those ingredients every time.  Just whatever I am in the mood for,  Ya know?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A perfect Sunday + Weekly goals

Today was such a great day!  We lounged out at home all day.  It was conference weekend which means laying in your jimmies all day and not even as going as far to wipe off the day old mascara under your eyes.  Awesome.

We did a lot of snuggling.  A lot of tickling.  A lot of reading.  And a lot of being lazy.

We built an amazing fortress in our front room and the kids played in it all day long.  I think this needs to be a daily thing.  :)

Hello there.  They even got to color in there until the little monster found the markers.  He turned himself green.

The girls made their own monsters.  These made me smile so big.  I loved them.  Hilarious.

For lunch we made a bean dip thing with homemade tortilla chips.  Fat free refried beans, ff sour cream, one mashed up avocado, salsa, cilantro, and olives.  We threw on cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and taco seasoning.  We put some cayenne pepper on the grown ups side.

To make the tortilla chips I used these but you can use corn or flour tortillas as well.  Spray them with Pam or toss with olive oil.  Add sea salt and chili powder and throw them in the oven for a little bit.  Till they are brown and crispy.

Then dip and dip and dip.  Yum!

I made these pumpkin cinnamon rolls and I am not going to disclose how many I consumed.  I don't make cinnamon rolls very often because they are my fav.  I have no limit to how many can fit in my belly.

 So when I made french dip sandwiches, sweet potato and rutabaga fries, and salad for dinner....I couldn't even eat it.  This was my plate.  I think I ate three bites of my sandwich and then had to leave the table.  I was sick.  Pathetic.

As far as the weekly goals went:
No sugar-didn't happen
No eating after seven-didn't happen a couple of nights
100 oz of water daily-did it
5 days of lifting-did six
Twenty miles of cardio-probably more like 25
Date with hubby-kind of  :)

Here are this weeks goals:

5 lifting days
100 oz of water
Be able to run by the end of the week
Eat vegetables in two meals everyday
Less sugar...:)  Maybe three times this week?
Have a good week everybody.  Tomorrow is back to the early grind.