April 30th, 2013
Kevin and I sort of had a little date night last night, so I’m going to keep this post short n’ sweet. There’s no time for post-prepping when there are snuggles to be had!
I started off the day with a workout. A good sweat is the best way to start a Monday… well, unless you’re on vacation or something. I did my Power Pyramid Treadmill Workout again, and I liked it just as much as last time.
Don’t mind the semi-creepy lighting…
Lunch was simple, yet it was also simply delicious! Romain with pear vinaigrette, strawberries, cauliflower and some of the chicken I baked on Sunday. You’ll be seeing a repeat on WIAW for sure!
Speaking of repeats, Kevin and I loved this Cuban Picadillo recipe the last time I made it, so I whipped it up again last night. My body was craving some iron, and beef was just the ticket. Couple that iron with the vitamin C from the tomato sauce, and talk about a winner! The olives and raisins, on the other hand, those just taste good.
Have I mentioned that the hubby and I are both olive freaks? We both swiped a couple extra before throwing the others into the pot. Yum!
April 18th, 2013
Helloooo! I’ve got a quick post for you today. Given the hand situation, typing isn’t really my friend at the moment. So here it goes!
Yesterday’s treadmill workout:
Be sure to end with a cool down and stretches. While walking, pump your arms, use good posture, squeeze that tush, and stand up straight to engage your abs. Don’t hold onto the handles! Of course, I bet y’all know that already…
So yummy! It was sliced pork tenderloin, soy sauce, terriyaki, snap peas, baby corn, carrots, and bell pepper served over my favorite rice. Sorry I have no recipe, but it was approximately a pound of pork, 1 TBS olive oil, 2 TBS low sodium soy sauce, and 2 TBS low sodium terriyaki.
Have good one!
- Do you ever do walking treadmill workouts, or do you stick to running or other machines?
March 14th, 2013
I guess you could say I’m living for the weekend. Who else is with me? After making this morning’s mushy post, I decided to post again this evening instead of tomorrow morning. So though I’m a bit early, I’m gonna’ go ahead and say it…
More importantly, Happy Friday Before St. Patty’s Day!!! Around this time last year I was headed to Savannah, GA. Good times.
No worries, I still have fun times planned for this weekend too. I’ll be at a festival, and I’ve heard there are plenty of fun runs, bar crawls, etc. around town.
Though I’m still working on “un-slumping” myself, I can assure you that all your kind words are definitely helping. Know what else is helping? Extra endorphins and a good dinner.
Here’s the treadmill workout I did this morning. It wasn’t a cake walk, but I wasn’t all that sweaty after either. It’s just a good ole’ walking workout with plenty of incline/speed changes to keep your mind off the dreadmill.
Kevin and I just finished up roast broccoli and a roast pork loin for dinner. Major yum! I served his with a pretzel roll from Trader Joe’s. I was pretty jealous. Don’t worry though, I’m saving up for my ice cream that I’ll have in about half an hour. (What can I say? I plan ahead.)
- Are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend?
- What are your weekend plans?
March 7th, 2013
Life’s about balance, right? Well I guess that’s what you can call it. Let me just start with my workouts as of late. I’m happy to report that they’re going much better than last week.
The eats have been good too!
Monday was a back and biceps day with a 3-mile run. I actually worked out after work instead of in the morning, which was a lovely change.
Tuesday was just a walk with Kevin before work. I considered doing more, but this just felt right.
I finished up a great workouts yesterday. I blame it on the “skank shorts.” I sort of followed Julie’s 55-minute incline walking/running workout, but I only did half the incline with all the same speeds. Yup – you read that correctly. I still got a decent workout from half the incline. I followed up with goblet squats, plie squats, and my favorite version of bridge lifts.
skank shorts for the win
Today I plan to run 3 miles (or elliptical with intervals) and save a little time with a core and shoulder circuit.
Last Friday, I did a chest and triceps workout before swimming and walking in the pool. Want tired arms? Do your chest/tri workout then tire yourself with breast stroke. Yowza! I plan to do the same workout this Friday. There’s nothing quite as refreshing as an early swim.
Hopefully I’ll squeeze in another walk with the hubs on Saturday.
Speaking of squeezing…
Squeeze into mah bellay!
I didn’t quite finish all of it, but man was it good! I don’t know what happened, but a pizza craving hit my like a brick. I told Kevin we could eat a healthy meal at home Friday and/or Saturday to make up for it, but he needed to take me out. So worth it! Like I said, balance, right???
- Had any cravings lately you just haaaaad to give into?
- How have your workouts been?
December 1st, 2012
Yesterday, I mentioned I had a hair appointment Thursday night after work. Well, I actually had a bit more than just a hair appointment. When I called Kevin to let him know I was on the way home, he said he planned a surprise dinner for me.*
*This is the same man who in college cooked pasta and put a glob of peanut butter on it to make “peanut sauce.” Yes, it’s the same man who through a slice of Kraft American cheese on a frozen pizza to make it cheesier. Uh-huh… you’re with me on this.
As soon as I walked in the door, Kevin asked, “How many calories have you had today?” I asked if I should probably just stop counting, and he nodded. I have to admit, the house smelled gooooooood.
Yup – he made this! It was delicious, but more importantly, it was meaningful. I had forgotten that I emailed him this recipe months ago with a message saying, “If you ever cook for me, make this!” He actually did.
Thanks Sweetie! (Though it’s your fault if I don’t fit in my little black dress this weekend.)
Luckily for me, this awesome dinner was followed with an awesome run the next morning. I completed 3 miles of speed intervals before banging out a heavy leg day. Take that squats! *Avoiding the scale – focusing on the results instead.
The weekend is off to a good start. I hope yours is too!