Thursday, October 13, 2011

I did it!

I didn't workout!  I am still contemplating fitting it in before bed but I don't think the hubs will allow.  I am on strict resting duty.  Blah.  On a happier note..I get to go to spin tomorrow and lift!  Hopefully I am feeling back to my normal self.  I have a head cold but that usually doesn't interfere with my workouts.

Breakfast this morning was to die for.  Protein pumpkin pancakes topped with bananas, agave, and a little chocolate protein granola.  I wanted to eat this for lunch and dinner too but I made myself eat veggies.  Boo.


Lunch was a salad with chicken and some crackers on top.  I have no idea why I can't get this picture to change.   I don't think I will eat green chile chicken for awhile.  This was my third time in three days.

 My snack hit the spot.  A peanut butter, honey and banana sandwich.  This is one of my favorite combos.  Along with the egg honey sandwich. 

Dinner was another crockpot success.  I make this chicken all the time....but I have never done it in the crockpot.  I also never cook the veggies with it.  I always cook them separate.  But this was so good and the sweet potatoes might have been the best I've ever had.  Really.

Here's what you do,

Mix together:

3/4 light soy sauce
3/4 cup light olive oil
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp sage
 (This will be your marinade if you want to grill the meat, or just toss everything in and go for it)  :)
*I never measure these because I have been making this recipe for so long.  I know I make less when I am not serving a lot of people.  **I also use less olive oil.

I threw some chicken tenders in the bottom of the crockpot, then potatoes, then sweet potatoes.  I poured the sauce over the top and turned that baby on.  So easy!

This is the end result.  I wish I would have done more sweet potatoes.  I could have eaten all of them.  I served it with salad and veggies on the side.

Anyone else out there obsessed with Modern Family?  I love love love that show.  I love Phil, Cam, Gloria, all of them.  Best.cast.ever!  Here are some clips for you to enjoy.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I'm sick of being sick :(

I thought I was all better.  I was wrong.  I have not done a good full on weight session all week.  I feel like crap.  I went on a run this morning with one of my gym friends.  I thought I was all good to go.  When I woke up my tummy was feeling a little off.  I figured I just needed to a'hem....use the bathroom and clear things out.  I did have success in the ladies room and felt like a new woman.  The run started out OK but by about mile uh, 1.2 I was in pain.  My tummy was clenching and I wanted to vomit on the side of the road.  I don't think I'm all the way recovered from last weekend.  As today wore on I had a raging headache and now a sore throat.  Fabulous.  Soooooo, I have decided to take tomorrow off.  I honestly don't know if I can do it but I am going to try.  All the way off.  No cardio.  No weights.  Just rest.  I know I need to but it is so hard for me. 

Breakfast today was oats with plain yogurt, cinnamon, and bananas.  I gobbled it all up sick tummy and all.  

For a snack I had some plain yogurt and I whipped up some chocolate protein granola for the top.  I don't have exact measurements because I kinda just threw it together.  But I will make it again and get the recipe.  But here is what I did anyway:

Wet ingredients: unsweetened applesauce (1/3 cup), peanut butter (1/4 cup), vanilla (1 tsp), agave (1 Tbs).  Mix together.

Dry ingredients: Oats (1 1/2 cups) coconut (1/4 cup), flax seeds (2 Tbs), cocoa (1/4 cup), protein powder (one and a half scoops).  **Remember these are not exact measurements!

I forgot to add my protein powder so I had to sprinkle it on after I had spread it all out in the pan.  Then I re-mixed it all up.

Spread on cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 20-25 minutes or so.  Stir once or twice during the baking process.  This was delicious.  I loved it.  

Lunch was a green salad topped with green chile chicken and a little homemade poppyseed dressing.  Yum! 

After lunch I had the awesome experience of taking myself, the hubs, and the little ones to the dentist for three hours.  We all did great during our appointments, it was waiting for the others to all get done so we could get our starving butts outta there that was hard.  We finally finished up and hit Kneaders on the way home.  Dinner for me was a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, no mayo, no cheese.  I also stole some bites of the grilled cheese my kids got that I paid extra to have ham put on and discovering when we got home that ham wasn't on it.  Sweet sauce.  I had a handful of my chocolate granola for a treat after.

Wish me luck on the resting tomorrow.  I think I can handle it.  :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin time

I did the class yesterday.  It was hard.  But I'm not sore today so it was not a complete success.  I am going to give it one more go and see how it is next Monday.  

Today I woke up at 4:45 in order to get my booty to spin.  I love spin.  I sweat so much and feel like I get such a great workout.  However, when I woke up this morning I wanted nothing more than to crawl back into bed.  I was so tired and in a funk for some reason.  But I made myself go and I am glad I did.  I was planning on lifting after but that didn't happen so much.  I did 3 sets of 15 TRX push-ups, 3 sets of 15 TRX rollouts, 3 sets of 15 woodchoppers, and 60 pushups.  Then I was done!  My body was tired.  I felt like I just needed to go home and let it rest.  I got home around 6:30 and went back to bed till eight thirty.  Thanks to the hubs who got the little one off to school.  :)

Some meals/snacks I have eaten the last day and a half.....

Pumpkin oats with banana and a blender shake for breakfast.

Tuna sandwich on the go.   I'm so glad I had thought ahead and made this.  We had a funeral yesterday and by the time it was over I was starving.  But no worries....I had a sandwich in my car!

Dinner last night was soup, salad and bread.  (not pictured)

 Breakfast this morning was just a piece of peanut butter and honey toast.  Boring....but I was in a bleh mood, remember?

I felt like I needed some veggies at lunchtime but didn't really want any.  The solution....throw two huge handfuls of spinach in a protein shake.  Wa-la!  Veggies are in my tummy!

Last night we had my bro and sis in law, and my neighbor over for our "annual pumpkin carving night."  I usually let the kiddos paint their pumpkins but we did a different approach last night.  Pipe cleaners, pom poms, and markers.  The mess was minimal and the kids loved it.

Olives "curly cues" and big spider.  Her pumpkin is so adorable on my front porch.

The beginning of Meghan's monster.  By the end this thing was covered in fluff and had horns and all.

See?  Not too big of a mess...right?

The "men" still carve their pumpkins.  Even with their disgusted faces.

This is Marcus with his nasty stash wondering why men ever become gynecologists.  We told him to do his gyno face.

I'm off to bunko tonight.  So far so good on my no sugar.  Bunko is always sugar overload and Lyndsey heaven but I will be strong!  :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

10.3 miles

Yesterday morning I was planning on going on a run with my sister.  When I woke up it was cold and dark and raining.  I texted her, "you still want to go?"  She replied, "sure, maybe we will only end up doing two miles but let's test it out."  So I drove over her way and forced myself to get out of my warm car.  I. was. freezing.!  We started out and I felt OK but a little sluggish.  Thankfully I was warm by mile one and got to take off my jacket.  We decided since it wasn't raining hard we would try and do ten.  I felt really great legs wise and lungs wise but my tummy was not feeling the greatest.  We finished at 10.3 miles with a eight thirty pace. 

After 10.3 miles

When I got home I continued to feel kinda yucky.  I made myself go to the gym and lift but was only there forty minutes.  I ran a couple errands with the fam feeling crappier by the hour.  By one o clock I was sick in bed and did not get out till the next morning.  Except to use the bathroom or to barf.  I had some kind of tummy flu and I'm sure running 10 + miles on top of it was not the best thing.  I feel much better now.  My hubs did bring me breakfast in bed this morning.  He thought I could use it after yesterday.  It was delicious!  Thanks baby.

Apparently he thought I needed lot's of calories in me.  :)

I did pretty good on my goals last week.  I ate less sugar, I got in plenty of water, lifted five days a week, and was obviously able to run by the end of the week.  I am going to make one goal this week.  I am going to do the no sugar thing again.  But that is going to be my one and only goal this week.  I need a detox from it.  So......I'll try.  We will see.  I am going to make this goal a hundred times and one time I will do it.

I'm trying out a new class tomorrow at the gym.  I might die.  Wish me luck!