Friday, November 11, 2011

Short post with gross looking food pics

The weekend started out good with a 5 am gym sesh.  I lifted biceps and back today as well as doing a spin class.  Spin kicked my trash.  I loved every second of the sweat rolling in my eyes.

Breakfast was hot chocolate protein with a side of plain greek yogurt topped with raw oats and blueberries.  I received my chocolate mint protein on my door today!  I'm so excited to try it hot tomorrow morning.  I'll lat ya know how it was.

I baked all morning for my husbands scouts so by 1:30 I hadn't really eaten anything decent.  I had the sick feeling of eating too much brownie batter ya know?

So lunch was boring.  A single plain salmon burger.  I knew I needed some protein and real food but nothing sounded appetizing and this is what I was able to gag down.  Big whoop.

My mom invited me up for pizza but I fed P first.  This is whole wheat noodles with my moms homemade pesto which is probably the best thing I have ever eaten.  I snuck a few bites of his dinner before I got myself a plate.

Pizza with lots of veggies and pesto with a salad on the side.  This hit the spot since my meals were not really meals today.

There was some weirdo at my parents tonight.  Not sure who she was but I did happen to snap of pic of her.............

Happy weekend everyone.  We have a crazy packed weekend of course but I'm hoping I squeeze in a workout somewhere tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Winter running

I got to the gym by five this morning to lift because I was meeting my friend there at six to go running.  I am not liking this running in the cold/dark thing.  It is killing me!  I wear two shirts, a coat, hat, gloves....but I think I need a snow suit.  I am a wuss I guess.  I am usually fine by about mile two but man, it is so damn cold starting out. 

When I arrived home in my puffy winter coat I still felt like an ice cube.  I made some oatmeal with bananas, almond butter, and unsweetened almond milk.  I ate about half of it and decided I wanted hot chocolate instead. 

So another hot chocolate protein shake it was.  That hit the spot and I was satisfied.  I just ordered some mint chocolate protein.  I can't wait to have mint chocolate hot cocoa in the morning!!!

I cleaned my house today.  When I clean I blast music.  I received a text from the hubs while I was cleaning that said, "I love you.  The house is looking good."  Huh?  I thought he was at work.  So I went out to the front room to check things out and that sneaky bast left me another cinnamon roll.  You know I love them babe but are ya trying to make me chubs?  Sheesh. did put a big fat smile on my face.  

My on the go snack.  I had to share my apple with Olls.  :)  She is an apple monster.  She even weaseled one while trick or treating.  I was pretty impressed with her skills.

Lunch.  It looks like mac n cheese but its not.  It's whole wheat elbow noodles with the above butternut squash sauce.  I had it with a side of chicken and spinach sprinkled with balsamic.  I never eat pasta.  Not because it's healthy or not healthy...because I just don't really like it.  I know, I'm weird.  But it has never been one of my favorite things to eat.

I need one of these babies right now.

When making dinner and your starving and your kids are starving...bust out the veggies and dip.  I ate so many veggies before dinner that I couldn't eat that much real dinner.  But that's OK I guess.  My kids always get there veggies in this way too because they are always so hungry before dinner.

Dinner tonight was sweet potatoes, other potatoes, and chicken all cooked together.  Tender and delicious.

For you you run outside in the winter or stick to a treadmill?

Do you like pasta or could you care less about it?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chocolate for breakfast....chocolate for lunch.

I feel like I have been in such a funk lately.  I think all the late night weekends are throwing me off.  I did not want to get out of bed this morning.  At all.  In fact, as I was up and walking out the door I almost b-lined it straight back to bed.  I made it to the 5:15 spin class.  That woke me right up.  Good morning glutes and quads!  Sheesh.  Then I decided to lift legs.  Here is the workout I made up today:

Squats-12, then pulse for 10
Box jumps-20
*repeat three times

Single leg glute raise on bench-15 each leg
Jumping sumo squats with a 25 pd. plate
*repeat three times

Hamstring curls on ball-10, then 5 singles on each leg
Single leg lunge out on ball-15 each leg
*repeat three times

Wall sit with ball straight into wall squats with ball-30 seconds, 10 squats-SLOW!
*repeat three times

I a supposed to run tomorrow.  Haha...hopefully my legs keep up.  When I left the gym it was freezing.  I couldn't fathom drinking a protein shake made with ice.  So I turned it into this...

Protein hot chocolate.  Oh my gosh.  This will probably be my go to after workout shake most days this winter.  1 1/2 scoops chocolate protein, 2 heaping teaspoons of cocoa, a couple drops of stevia.  I shook it up in my blender bottle then poured it in a mug.  It really tasted like hot cocoa and it warmed me right up.

I love these for snacks.  A plain brown rice cake, almond butter and sliced banana.  This is a great quick snack when your low on time and my kids love them too.  I finished off the banana with a little more almond butter a little while later.

My sister took my girls this afternoon and my baby was sleeping.  What?  That NEVER happens.  I never have time when I am just alone.  It was crazy.  I decided to take advantage of it and take a nap.  I went to bed at one and was up at two.  I didn't sleep much but my body felt rested after that.  Thanks so much Christy!

When I woke up I wanted to try this chocolate cake I saw online.  If you have a sweet tooth like me and want some healthy alternatives to sweets you need to check out this site.  It is all desserts that have been made healthy.  LOVE IT!

Uh, after that crappy lunch I decided to have veggies for dinner.  The hubs said he would do dinner tonight so Papa Johns it was.  I let myself have a small slice with a big spinach chicken salad.  I ate a tine of raw veggies while waiting for dinner as well.  Thank goodness I got some veggies in today.

It's 7:08 and I am going to bed soon.  I am such a grandma.  But a grandma that wakes up reeeeaaalllly early.  :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

An crazy weekend...I'm tired

First and foremost....they have steel cut oats at Costco!  I new that other locations had them but not the one by me.  I was so excited to see them.  Maybe they have had them forever and I am just a turd and didn't realize it. 


So my breakfast Friday was steel cut oats with a blender shake.  I love steel cut oats.

This is the cake I made.  It my most favorite chocolate cake.  It's the frosting that is so amazing.  I didn't eat very much on Friday so I could enjoy myself at girls night.  

The spread was amazing.  We had salad, tomato basil soup, french dip sandwiches, veggie tray, cornbread, lemon bars, candy, and of course Diet Coke.

Christy....these were the best french dip I've ever had.  It was the sharp white cheddar for sure.

We talked, tried on nighties...yep, stalked through facebook, watched modern family, did out toes, and had one of us pee our pants.  

It was such a fun night.  Thanks girls. 

We had to be in Logan at nine am so unfortunately I wasn't able to sleep over.  I got home a little after two and had to wake up at five thirty.  I do not function on little sleep but I did OK.  We drove up and drove home three hours later.  By the time I made it home I was ornery.  I blew up at the hubs for no reason...sorry bout that babe, then decided I better go on a run or something.  So I went on a five and a half mile run and felt so much better.  I apologized to Jos and made us some dinner.

Salmon burgers with balsamic over spinach and half an apple.  It was so yummy.  All in all it was a fun weekend although I still feel like I am running on no sleep!