Wednesday, April 06, 2011
the OUCH! is...
Mon: P90x : Chest and back = ARMS
Tues: missed Spinning so SWAM 2 miles = ARMS
Skipped PLYO and did Core Syn = ARMS
TODAY: supported friend joined YMCA Cross Training class = ARMS!
I took a 5lb and 2 lb weight! I normally can 6-8 lbs!
5 was IMPOSSIBLE....
and it's been since college I did STEP AEROBICS!
It was fun, but I found my body HEAVIER, less nimble ;p
DING DING DING new opportunities, new exercise out there!
HRM says 150-60 even ;p 300 cals burnt LOL
I didn't push myself ;p
on the the DINNER.
My problem is I get too creative... that is why I can't cook lol!
I can't reproduce my meals ;p
TODAY.....NO idea what I wanted to cook!
Refridgerator God said "BEEF FLANK!"
ok defrosting ;p
As CHERWHOAH said, last night food looks good BUT not healthy!
LOL so true and I only REALIZED that when I posted it!!
Too worried on the process FORGOT the MENU! I had a veggie in mind didn't cook it!
ANYWAYS.........LEFT OVERS, Left overs
I got creative ;p
The broth used to Marinate the chicken yesterday was a UBER or Over glorified chicken stock ;p
Add Tomato, Cabbage, carrots, and shredded left over chicken from last night!
LOVE IT!! NO WASTE!
I decided to my version of PEPPER Steak ;p I have made it a MILLION times all FAILURES!
IT WAS YUMMY!!!!!!
I am a LAZY cook, I used to just chop and THROW it together ;p CHEWY TOUGH MEAT, veggie not evenly cook.....
this is what I did DIFFERENT! (PROBABLY common sense to you!)
1. Marinated the beef and Stabbed it to death!
2. Shear the WHOLE beef both side till brown (5 secs each side, HOT pan)
3. Take it out, and cook the veggie separately,
4. Take it out, and SLICE the beef
See how red the meat is.
When you are about to eat, just STIR-FRY AGAIN for till pink!
WOW hubby LOVED it, he knows I make this dish all the TIME!
asked WHY it was different!
LOL not LAZY and went through the steps
From yesterday's blanching experience
I learn to put some of the stock from soup in the pan!
Cook the HARD (white part of the Bak Choi) first!
then add the tender green ;p LOL (I know DUH-OI!)
hubby gave A+
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
I am going to keep this format! b/c I love it!
it reminds me how far I am come, no beating myself up when it's so hard to see the wkly changes ;p
And I want you all to see HOW I got my result ;p
SP-friends just scroll to bottom for most recent
Last week was a crazy week! of UPS and DOWNS!
Down was upset that 10lbs gain from MIL visit and Spring break!
UP! 2 challenges to distract me from it ;p
started back on my DUAL exercise routine (run and p90xing)
TODAY I am 157.4! a lb away from bef the spring break ;p
BUT you know me SCREW the SCALE!
I am enjoying it!
On to PROGRESS Pics.....
This is my one and only bef pic (totally regret it! wish I had more)
180lbs I think
I have already lost 10 lbs on my first week just by eating right and moving
after 2 wks I decided to SWIM, but that didn't work out, so it started my running!
Inspired by a sparker whom I can't recall, I decided to do my own pics!
WEEK 1: START
This pic is before I ever ran! and yes it's was only of 30 sec! 171 lbs
This was bef c25k, I just push distance, hurt myself! so PLEASE used the c25k!
WEEK 3: First 5k, 44 min
So I ran about 18 miles in total and ran my first 5k! 170 lbs
Week 4: START c25k
Fellow sparkers suggest C25k! So I started! 168 lbs
Week 10: COMPLETE c25k, 2nd 5k 28 min
Finished C25k in 4 wks (daily, 130 miles later) 160 lb!!!! 2nd 5k
Week 11: START b210k
Start b210k, 34.5 miles in 1 wk, (4-6 miles, 1st 6 miles, thanksgiving) 159 lb!!
Week 15: RAN first 13.1 miles training
vacay, 94 miles later, b210k lady slacking so push distance (1st 8, 10, 13.1 miles) 161?????
Week 18: START Half Marathon training (13.1 miles)
83 miles in counting from wk 15, registered for HM in training! 159!!!!
Week 19: ADDED Swimming
Not so many miles, Added Swimming, Day 1, 157 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Week 22: ADD P90x
155 miles in 2011, 7 swims, Plus P90x, 156.8 lbs ;p (down 2 from last week)
Week 29: first 1/2 Marathon 2:31:12
270.34 miles in 2011, 7 swims, P90x W6D2, and 5 Spinning (159 from 164)
Week 30: TODAY
280.47 miles in 2011, 8 swims, P90x W7D2 and 5 spinning, 1 Xtraining 157.4
Wk 22 vs 30, 156 vs 157
LOL haven't seen result, either ;p
Ok I see my HARDWORK paying off
Now for the DAMAGE CONTROL
BEF 156, 164, 159 and today 157!!!
Wk 27, wk 28, wk 29, wk 30 TODAY
It was definitely WATER retention and SODIUM!
but look how it didn't UNDO at the last week! eventhough I am "heavier"
I got more TONED ;p
TOOK a week of water and back on tracking
thanks for chking in!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Thanks for all the interest in my little challange ;p
If you have mileage, please Join!
Combined mileage (run/walk/bike/swim/etc) of fellow sparkers to see how far we get this year! This is now AROUND the WORLD TRIP ;p (28,000 miles)
(I'll change the destination every 3000 miles)
first goal is SF to NYC, 3000 miles DONE!!!!
Second goal is NYC to UK, 3500 miles DONE!!!
Third goal is UK-ISTANBUL, 4250 miles DONE!!!
Fourth goal is ISTANBUL-JAPAN, 10,975 miles
AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENT
Relay Starter @ Istanbul, Turkey: APIRLRAIN888 3/17
Relay Finisher@ Tokyo, Japan:
1st Destination: Damascus, Syria 650 miles (10,325): PAPAMIKIE 3/23
2nd Destination: Jerusalem, Israel 130 miles (10,195): WATCHWHEEZIERUN 3/24
3rd Destination:Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 850 miles (9.345): GETFIT2LIVE 4/5
4th Destination: Abu Dhabi, UAE 470 miles (8,875):
5th Destination: Baghdad, Iraq 875 miles (8,000):
6th Destination: Tehran, Iran 430 miles (7,570):
7th Destination: Kabul, Afghanistan 1000 miles (6,570) :
8th Destination: Islamabad, Pakistan 250 miles(6,320) :
9th Destination: New Delhi, India 425 miles (5,895) :
10th Destination: Katmandu, Nepal 500 miles (5,395) :
11th Destination: Naypyidaw,Burma 800 miles (4,595) :
12th Destination: Bangkok, Thailand 500 miles (4,095) :
13th Destination: Phnom Phen, Cambodia 350 miles (3,745) :
14th Destination: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 125 miles (3,620) :
15th Destination: Vientiane, Laos 450 miles (3,170) :
16th Destination: Beijing, China 1750 miles (1,420) :
17th Destination: Pyongyang, North Korea 550 miles (870) :
18th Destination: Seoul, South Korea 120 miles (750) :
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1000 Mile Crosser: FITMAMA2JH 3/27
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This is our ROUTE!
How to JOIN? (details is in first post)
Link is too buggy!
Virtual Run/Walk/Bike/Swim SF-EUR'11 ;p
SUBSCRIBE or come in from your recent msg board post!!!
Friends, we are visiting Riyadh. Welcome!
We are Leaving Israel for Saudi Arabia!
We are currently just making our way to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia our 3rd stop!
So a little trivia about our destination city, Riyadh:
1. Capital and largest city of Riyadh
2. Population: 4.8 million
3. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is called "The Land of the Two Holy Mosques"
4. They are: Mecca and Medina
5. Saudi Arabia hs the world's LARGEST oil reserves, and exporter.
6. Language: Arabic
7. Icon and Landmarks: Al Masmak castle, Kingdom Center (45th tallest bldg)
LOL, a little trivia!
Here are some of the Pictures of our goal city!
Al Masmak Castle
Mecca in Saudi Arabia
GREAT job sparkers!
IF you join late:
no worries, just add your accumulated miles to date for 2011 on your post ;p
REMEMBER it's a combined effort
OLD miles to go - your mile = NEW miles to go!!!
HAVE FUN, and please run/walk/bike/swim/spin/hike/etc safely!
HERE IS THE LINK!
BUT please REFRESH!!!
MATH ERRORS GALORE!!!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
first of today was a SUCCESS!
1. swim/spin: I SWAM! I haven't in about 1.5 months!
I was 132 laps, 2 miles in 80 mins. PAR to the last time!
WHAT was not PAR was 4 strokes per BREATH was easy peasy!!!
something is happening, can't see it, scale doesn't reflect!
BUT changes are happening!
2. Caring: since not seeing anyone, lotion and gloss LOL
3. COOKING! On menu: INDONESIAN fried chicken and rice (ayam & nasi goreng)
It's semi-instant ;p Recipe from my real life sparked friend (also in SP)
First my lunch! YUMMY!
left over pesto with smoked salmon ;p (shoulda served it this way last night)
AND I love that I have lunch already to eat ;p
If you saw my Status: I had to prep the chicken at 2 pm
I messed this stage up!
should have waited to THAW chicken!
Kinda bland but YUMMY still ;p
Season the chicken in the seasoned broth!
Leave in the broth once chicken is cooked through (deep fry)
BUT I opt-ed to BAKE at 350 degree, 15-20 mins each sides.
WHEN hubby got home. FRIED RICE (over night rice)
Meanwhile bake the chicken
after: smelt so good, didn't take pic fast enough... hubby stole it
Supposed to be served with sliced tomato, but FAMILY wasa HUNGRY!
Hubby was so excited, so proud and yummy all the way!
except for the bland inside and flavor on the crust.
but definitely a REDO!
SO I don't blog again:
p90x is plyo tonight ;p
Same goals for tomorrow ;p
maybe one more blog for virtual relay I am sure we already crossed Riyadh
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