Saturday, November 19, 2011

A night away...

This weekend I got to go spend a night in Park City with three other awesome peeps.  Good thing I did spin on Friday morning and lifted cuz I ate a lot this weekend!

Our routine trip picture that we take.  Always!

Have any of you ever been to World Market?  I love that store for their chocolate selection.  I have been waiting for two weeks to get my most favorite candy bar.  I didn't eat hardly any treats all week so I could enjoy the whole dang thing.  Guess what?  I got there and it was discontinued.  WTF?!!!  We still made out with quite a stash.  

This pic is sick.  But I was so disappointed. I settled on a regular flake instead of a snowflake bar.  I still have half of it left.  Had it been the snowflake it would have been gone!

The hotel we stayed at was amazing.  We have stayed there before and will stay there for every trip to Park City.  It is really nice and cozy and modern.  Love it!

I had to post this pic because Jose looks like such a perv who can't wait to get me into that room.  :)  Babe...what is that face your making?  Haha.

Our lovely room....

And bathroom....

This suite had two big bedrooms, fireplaces, two big bathrooms, a family room, laundry room, kitchen, and it's own private hot tub on the balcony.

We went to the Loco Lizard Mexican restaurant.  It was pretty good but I was really hungry and anything would have been good.  The chips and salsa were awesome.

Marcus's chimichanga was the size of my thigh.  It was ginormous.  He was the only one with leftovers.  We cleaned house.

I ordered the tacos al pastor.  They were really yummy although I could only eat one after two diet sodas and chips and salsa galore.  Everyone else helped me finish them off.  Thanks guys.  What good friends you are.

We got the fried ice cream to share.  Um...Yum!  The boys ate most of it but I had my share.  Believe me.

Ahhhhh, so happy together.  Give us ten more years and we will probably sitting at separate tables.  :)

In our room there s this window that looks into the bathroom.  Shower, tub, and toilet are all visible.  Is that so weird?  I know.  We had some good times playing peeking tom though.  Want to see a visual?  No?  Oh come on....just really it is.......

Oh poor Marcus.  Now this pic is on the world wide web and smart phones across the globe.  Sorry.

Yep...we're in a theater.  Yep...opening night.  Yep...Breaking Dawn.  Meghan wanted to go see this movie so bad so we all went with her.  I have not liked one of the twilight movies and this one wasn't any better.  I did have a good time though because is impossible not to have a good time with these peeps.

We went out to sit in the hot tub and put our feet in and it was 106.  Oops... a little to hot.  So we waited for it to cool down.  I froze on the side.  We dumped snow and ice in it and it cooled down.

The hubs did snow angels on the deck to cool down.'s not like he was dared or anything.

I got out first.  I wrapped up in one of their robes, took off my wet suit, sat on the couch and ate High Chews while watching crap on TV.  Who knows what time Marcus and Joey finally got out of the tub together but Mego and I fell asleep on the couch.  Sheesh...thanks boys.

It was so nice to get a full nights rest without kids waking us up.  I missed my babies though.  I got up and felt so refreshed.  There is a Kneaders connected to out hotel so we just hit that up for breakfast.

It sucks really bad when your husband spills a whole glass of water on you just as your food arrives.  Mego can vouch for that one.

Mmmmmmm,  I ordered the sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich.  I had them put it on whole wheat bread with no butter and had them do egg whites.  It was seriously so good.  Then hubs comes and sites down and puts a chocolate filled croissant on my plate.  Thanks babe....good to know your prefer me a little chubby.  :)

Thanks for the fun night was a blast!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I woke up today so dang sore.  I skipped the gym this morning and went to the temple instead.  My gym friend Aubrey was going and I decided to tag along since it has been a while.  So I have felt crappy all day.  But, at least I did something good.  

I made myself a little parfait before I left.  The usual.....plain greek yogurt, raw oats, blueberries.  This is one of those go to meals that can be made in seconds and includes protein, carbs, and a fruit.  Fabulous.

I was in a cereal mood today so Kashi and unsweetened almond milk is what I had when I got home.

Lunch was mixed greens with cottage cheese and balsamic vinegar.  I had a side of hot chocolate protein.  I'm addicted to the stuff.  Completely.

Dinner tonight is squash soup.  I just peeled and cubed a big squash, put in a pot and covered it with chicken stock and 1 cup of coconut milk.  When the squash is soft puree it in a blender and then add it back to the pot.  Stir in some nutmeg and salt and pepper.  So easy.

Lettuce Wraps:
2 pds. of chicken, pork, or steak
grated carrot
green onions
6 Tbs. low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs. sesame oil
1 Tbs. sesame seeds
1 Tbs. agave nectar

I used my vegetable peeler to slice my veggies.  I also used cilantro because I didn't have green onions on hand.

Mix all the ingredients together and let marinate for an hour or so.  While this is marinating I cook up some brown rice.

Saute until veggies are tender and the chicken and done.

You can use iceberg lettuce for these for we prefer romaine in this house.  Top a leaf with brown rice and the chicken mixture.  So good.  This is my M.I.L. recipe but I altered it a teensy bit.  Try it.

It is going to be a late night tonight and I have to be up at five.  Suck.  It should be fun though since I will be working with my sissies all night.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Abs and legs

I have a love hate relationship with working my legs.  I love how I always feel like I get such a good workout, I love how it pushes me, I hate how tired I am after legs, and I hate how sore my hamstrings get.  Here is my workout today:

First I did this gpp workout:

50 situps
50 crunch twists L
50 crunch twists R
50 back extensions
1 min 6" leg hold
50 KB juggles 25/35
50 tick tocks L 25/35
50 tick tocks R 25/35
1 min ab bridge hold
50 crunches
800m run

After the 800 meter run I started right in on legs.  First off was a burnout on the leg extension machine.

50 walking lunges
One minute sprint
*repeat three times

Deadlifts with barbell-15
Leg Press-10 Heavy Weight!!!  (this link is awesome.....labor? constipation?  Oh...just lifting.)
Sumo squat jumps holding a 25 pd plate-15
*repeat three times

Squats on smith machine-15
Pulsing abs with weight-15
Butt to floor squats on smith machine-15
*repeat two times
TRX single leg lunge jumps-10 each leg  (add a hop when your coming up out of the lunge)
Hanging abs-15 center  10 side to side
*repeat three times


Breakfast today was mint chocolate hot cocoa protein with one egg + one egg white.  Thanks babe for making this while I soaked my freezing butt in the tub.  :)

Snack was apples and almond butter along with some of my girls pita chips.  I get really bored at gymnastics and so I shared.  Well they shared but still.

Lunch was a wrap.  I used a La Tortilla Factory low carb wrap with hummus, spinach, lettuce, chicken, balsamic, and seasonings.  It was good but I am still trying to talk myself into liking these tortillas.  I eat them all the time because I like the nutrition facts but my taste buds don't like them very much.  Oh well, I will continue to eat them.  Blah.

I pulled off the fish braid today....well kinda.  I used to do these all the time when I was little.  In fact, it was the first braid I learned how to do.  So the tutorials all ever the web are killing me.  It's old news peeps.  I felt like a little girl again.  Hubs made the bed today...can ya tell?

Snack today was a protein smoothie.  I had a raging headache and felt bad for my kiddos cuz I was smack down on the couch for at least an hour so.......

I drank this and took two extra strength excedrian.  It took the edge off and I was able to function again and embarrass my kids pumping out my dance moves in the kitchen while making dinner.  I am going to scar them for life.  Ah well.

At least they like my healthy smoothies.  I don't feel so bad if they don't eat all their veggies at dinner if they have one of these during the day.

Dinner tonight was chicken lettuce wraps with brown rice.  I will post the recipe tomorrow.  They were so yummy, so healthy, and my kiddos love em too!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's been a while eh?

Wow....that weekend flew by.  It was a good one.  My husband was gone on Friday night so I had the kiddos to myself.  We had our cousin Lily sleepover and it was the worst night of sleep I have gotten in awhile.  Not because Lily....but because of my sweet three year old.  By four am I was totally wiped out and was wishing for my husband.  He has always been the one who gets up with the kids and I could tell I was not used to it.  

By Sunday I needed a sweet yummy breakfast.  I got this recipe off Candace's blog.  I thought it was going to be OK but not great.  Guess what?  It was sooooo good.  Really, you need to make it.  Here is her recipe:

  • 2 Egg whites 
  • 1/2cup applesauce (unsweetened) 
  • 2 T coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 C. Raspberries (fresh or frozen)

Just mix all the first 5 ingredients together, fold in the raspberries and place it in the microwave for 5 minutes.   


Then I made another one later that day for lunch.  Chocolate version.  I used the same recipe but skipped the raspberries and added cocoa.  I put a little almond butter on top.  This one was a little too rich and I only ate half of it.

I was feeling guilty about all cake with no veggies so I made myself eat some.

I was pretending to be a rabbit to make my carrot more enjoyable.  It works.  Fo reeeeel.

My kids were begging me to make them a smoothie.  I love it when they do that.  Little do they know that they are getting lots of fruit and veggies in there.  I usually put in yogurt, milk, protein, banana, strawberry, guava, pineapple, and spinach.  They LOVE these drinks and ask for them all the time.  I usually have one right along with them.

Yesterday my sister came over to hep me hang pictures.  Finally!  I have this really big wall above my stairs but it is extra hard to hang pictures on because you can't reach anything.  It takes mad skills.

 She is talented.  I thought I was going to break my neck by falling a zillion times but we survived.

The outcome.  Thanks so much Christy!  I couldn't have or wouldn't have done it without you.

Lasts might dinner was bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, and toast for the fam.  My kids love breakfast for dinner OK?  I had the awesome salad posted above.  Chicken, apples, craisins, and balsamic.  Yum!

I was seriously up at three thirty this morning and couldn't go back to sleep because I knew I had to get up in an hour.  Does that ever happen to you?  I hate that.  I have to wake up extra early on Tuesdays because if you are not there by five sharp you will not get a spin bike for the five fifteen class.  Spin was great today and I was sweaty as can be as usual.

My mom came today and lifted with me.  She has not been for awhile so we took it easy on weights.  Here is what we did:

Alternating BB bicep curls-20
TRX back rows-15
Bicep curl on pulley-15
Lat pulldowns-15
*repeat three times

TRX rolling abs-15
Back rows using T bar-15
*repeat three times

Running the rack for biceps  X 3

TRX pike crunches-15


I got home and had a mint hot chocolate protein shake.  I can't get over these.....I had a side of plain greek yogurt with raw oats and blueberries.  It is going to be a good day!