Tuesday, June 19, 2012

oh my

I love eggs. 

I love them anytime of the day. 

I love them yolk runny, scrambled, omelet and now my new favorite way...

How good does this look??? 

All you do...

Put egg whites in a pan.
(Oven safe pan)
Throw some veggies in the pan.
(My veggies of choice: kale, bell peppers, onion and mushrooms, broccoli... really anything!)
Cook on the eye until the bottom it done. 
Throw the pan in the oven and turn the broiler on. 
Wait until the top is cooked.
TA DA!!!!

So incredibly good!

So good! I have eaten on everyday since Friday. 

Give it a try and let me know what you think! 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

just have a ball

Zach and I always walk on Saturday mornings. I neighborhood... aka "the hood"... gets a little boring. Our hood is only is small. One time around the hood is just 1/2 mile. One loop over and over and oooovvveeerrr again. Pretty boring. 

Yesterday, on the way to work, Zach asked if I would want to walk in a 5k instead of around the hood. SURE! We got up this morning did our little workout and then got ready for the walk. We knew that rain was possible but what's a little rain going to hurt??? 

Of course, it started sprinkling as soon as we headed to the race. The race was called "Just have a Ball." It was to help fight against childhood obesity. 

Now, anyone who know me knows that I have no desire to run. I use to and I enjoyed but after 2 knee surgeries, my knee is a little too priceless!!! Thankfully, Zach doesn't like to run either. We got in the walkers spot and got ready for the horn to blow. We took off with the rest of the peeps. 

I am obviously not a fast walker. I like to stroll. Zach and I got a little competitive with the other walkers. Shhhh... don't tell them! We had people in front of us and we were determined to beat them and that's EXACTLY what we did! 

We finished in the rain in 44:40! 

I ran into a great friend, Jessica! Her husband came in second over all. 

Zach and I won our age group! We were pretty pumped!

 It was a great morning. We had fun and enjoyed every moment. 

The only thing I didn't like was the refreshments at the end of the race. 
Pizza, cookies and fruit. 

Okay, I can understand the fruit but HELLO!!! we are at a walk to help FIGHT childhood obesity NOT promote it! Let's get it together peeps!

Now, I think I will be lazy for the rest of this rainy afternoon. 

another killer

Yesterday, I struggled through the 95degree heat to bust out a great workout! I do my workouts on Fridays in the afternoon because I get a "flex meal" afterwards. I might have to start doing these in the gym... a real gym... because its only going to get H.O.T.T.E.R.

I tried one un-assisted chin up before I got started. Lets just say...EPIC FAIL! I refuse to give up though. I will get it! Just gotta keep working at it. 

I went up on some of my weights and was able to get a few extra reps on each set of push ups! I did 3 rounds of these exercises. 
(I forgot to record the renegade rows... they were before the push ups.)

After my workout, I struggled inside inhaled a Lara Bar (my flex meal had started!), showered and then enjoyed this...

Open faced pulled pork lettuce wrap with homemade low carb slaw and orange and white sweet potatoes. 
(This pic doesn't even make this food look as good as it was!)

For dessert, I ate partially frozen bananas, topped with crumbled chewy choco chip cookies, dark chocolate chunks and crushed almonds. SO.GOOD.

Give it a try!!!

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


The last couple of training sessions have gone really well. I have been very pleased with my progress. Lots of strength gains! As a matter of fact... in 3 weeks my front loaded reverse lunges have gone up 30lbs!!

This morning I woke up before my alarm and got to work. 

Here is how it went down...

Front Loaded Reverse Lunges

Hip Thrust
Well... I was trying to be all big and bad and stuff and went straight for 225lb! Oh yeah! 
I managed to get out 3 reps. I am pretty impressed with my 3 reps but knew immediately that I needed to knock it down to get a complete 3sets of 5. I started switching the weights and put what I thought was 195lb on the bar. 
Started the hip thrust over.... first set with "195" I thought to myself...
"you are having a really bad day."
Some where, some how managed to get 2 out of the 3 sets. 
I got up to hobbled over to get some water and looked at the barbell sitting on the ground. 
I started calculating the weights in my head again. I even wrote them down to add them again. 
Can someone please send me to Math 101???
I had a whopping 215lb on that bar!!! This entire time I thought it was 195lb. All I could do was shake my head and adjust the weight so I could get my last set done. I ended up bumping it down to 185lb for that last set. This really sucked every bit of my energy out of me! 
But at the same time, I realized that I can do a little LOT more than I think I can!!!

Barbell Military Press

Band Assisted Chins
I have moved down to one mini band. (I have been using 2.) I am on a mission to do one full body weight chin. 

Back Extension

I still can't get over my error this morning but am pretty excited how much weight I lifted. 

So, if there are any math majors out there that would like to help me learn how to add again...
I sure would appreciate it!!! :)

Happy Wednesday!