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Yikes! I'm over here and the track is over there...

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Waaaaay off track right now!

*Continue 10 minutes of daily exercise streak. emoticon
*Download new music for ipod. emoticon
*Dedicate time to eating each meal. Stop multitasking and just eat (no tv, work, computer etc). emoticon
*Really work on incorporating different types of exercise each week (running, videos, hiit) emoticon
*Run one longer distance during the month (8+miles) emoticon

Wow. 1/5. May was a busy month for me. Busy at work and busy on the weekend. I know, I know. That shouldn't be an excuse. Definitely something I need to work on. On a side note, I made it to day 19 in the 30 day squat challenge before I stopped. We were at the beach and I just didn't continue :(

I think for June I need to choose some goals that are really easy to track. I've been doing 10 minute yoga sequences (or 10 minutes of abs) like 3 days a week and calling that my exercise for the day! It may keep my streak alive, but it is not challenging and seriously lacks intensity!

June Goals:
10 minutes of CARDIO every day (running, hiking, circuit training, HIIT etc). Every day!
Follow detox diet (as in the food I eat, not the 4-letter word) 2-3 days per week.
Drink 10+ glasses of water (or herbal tea) every day
Sign up for trial at yoga studio
meal plan!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CLPURNELL 6/5/2013 10:17PM

    You will get back on track in June just take it a day at a time!

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STFRENCH 6/5/2013 5:47PM

    Good luck for your June goals!! emoticon

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STODD251 6/5/2013 12:11PM

    Well, at least 1/5 is better than 0/5 and the one that you did do is super awesome! I just wish I had done that myself. That would add up big time!

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CJJANISS 6/5/2013 12:06PM


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Waaaaaaay Overdue

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I've seriously started a blog like 5 times and have yet to finish one or post anything in almost a month! I kept thinking I should wait until I have something to positive to post, which has finally happened.

I decided to do a detox this week (Tuesday-Thursday) to cut out the crap I've been eating lately (Jimi did it too!). We decided to cut out sugar, dairy, wheat, caffeine, alcohol and all processed foods. What did we eat? Tons of veggies, some chicken, beans, fruit and more veggies. And lots of water. Honestly, it really wasn't all that hard. Although tonight, I accidentally ate a few noodles that I was cooking for a pasta salad we're having this weekend. Tasting food to see if it's ready... old habits die hard... I also had a tiny bit of parmesan cheese each morning because I'd made a huge batch of hash brown cups over the weekend and didn't want them to go to waste. Link to recipe:

I think the hardest part was not eating yogurt for breakfast. That probably sounds like it's not a big deal, but I eat breakfast at work and was at a loss for what else to pack with my fruit and oatmeal! Also, I think I'd had so much water during the day that I wasn't as snacky as I usually am in the evenings, so that was definitely a plus.

On the exercise front, I've been slacking hardcore. I've kept up with my 10 minutes streak (150 days woot woot!), but I've been barely scraping by and I'm seriously lacking intensity. I've been doing yoga and bodyweight exercises, but have only run once a week. I'll post something this weekend with new goals for June.

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SDLEE514 6/3/2013 10:53AM

    that's so awesome you've kept your 10 min streak!! welcome back to the blog world :) I wish I had your will power to do a detox.

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IRP1114 5/31/2013 11:52AM

    Woooohoooo! That is awesome! So happy to hear you stuck to it all week. Having the hubby do it with you makes a world of a difference. It makes it less tempting on days you want to give in.

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PASTAFARIAN 5/30/2013 11:47PM

    Why are you avoiding yogurt? Well, plain yogurt is fine, no?

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CLPURNELL 5/30/2013 10:44PM

    Great job on the Cleanse!!!!

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 5/30/2013 10:09PM

    10 minutes is a streak I could get used to!


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Meal Plan (aka procrastinating)

Sunday, May 05, 2013

I have had the laziest weekend ever! I know we all need them every once in awhile, but geez. I feel like a bum (as I type this in my pjs...).

Ordinarily, I would start with a future meal, but last night's dinner was so good, I thought I'd post the link for the recipe.
Spicy Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

I went a little heavy on the cayenne, but man was this good. Instead of adding the filling onto the 'spaghetti,' I scraped the spaghetti into the pan with the filling, mixed it around, and then put it back into the skin and topped it with cheese. Since it was all hot already, I just broiled it for a few minutes to melt the cheese. J made sure I saved the recipe so we could make it again.

Tofu stir fry (no recipe, I just kind of throw stuff together)

Monday: Falafel with Tzatziki

I made the tzatziki today since it recommends making it a few hours in advance. We'll serve them with salads (possibly with the homemade flatbread from my last food blog since J really liked those)

I also need to make soup tomorrow. I'm still deciding between these two. It's supposed to rain most of this week, so soup will be nice.
Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Grilled Barbecued Chicken with Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

Barbecue sauce recipe is J's. It's sweet and spicy and has bourbon in it.

J is working, so I'll either have soup or make tofu stir fry again.

J will have finished up his certificate program. We may go out for dinner to celebrate or make homemade grilled pizza or this recipe: Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squahs Boats with Grilled Chicken

J is working. I'll do soup or leftovers.

Also of note, Kroger had pineapples on sale for 99c!! I bought 4. And then ate 3/4 of one yesterday...

Hope everyone has a great week :)

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CLPURNELL 5/7/2013 3:56PM

    Sounds like the recipes are awesome. We do all need a lazy weekend once in a while!

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KCLARK89 5/6/2013 10:14AM

    OH MAN! Definitely going to probably go for the chicken spaghetti squash boats tonight. YUMMO! Thanks for the recipe! :)

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STODD251 5/6/2013 8:24AM

    It sounds like you have some delicious meals planned. I need to start cooking more often. I get lazy because I live alone. but it is way better to cook healthy meals than to just nibble which is what I often end up doing...

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KYLAR_STERN 5/5/2013 7:55PM

    Let me know how your tziki turns out. Last time I made some it tasted good, but wasn't thick enough because of the water content of the cucumber.

And I vote you do the sweet potato, black bean chili. Looks very similar to the recipe I used and it's amazing. (I swapped out half the sweet potatoes and 1 of the cans of black beans for equal amount of diced chicken so that it had protein) Be ready to add some extra water, with mine, the sweet potatoes absorb lots of it and it ended up thicker than stew my first attempt (still delicious, second round was actually chili)

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LAWANDMUSIC 5/5/2013 7:37PM

    Oh, my. Sounds tasty!

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YOJULEZ 5/5/2013 5:37PM

    Looks like a good plan! Funny we both have a "J". :) I love spring, there's so many good deals on produce popping up right now.

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Friday, May 03, 2013

I decided to jump on the bandwagon and do the 30 day squat challenge. I've been working in more calisthenic exercises throughout the day and I figured this would be the perfect addition, especially with a beach trip coming up. I started yesterday on day 2 so that it would line up with the date.

I've also joined a group called Challenge Warriors on SP where I will be following an exercise schedule. I will be modifying that schedule slightly since I don't go to the gym very often (probably dropping our membership soon). It involves days with steady state cardio, intervals and then different days to work different muscle groups. I'm excited to join the challenge and really push myself further with exercise. I do well when I am in a group of people who are really motivating each other.
I was in a bodyrock challenge group last summer, and really liked sharing results and motivating each other in the group.

Plans for this weekend:
Today: Legs/shoulders/abs (including my squats :)
Saturday: run with J (will work in some intervals)
Sunday: Yoga video and probably abs

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CLPURNELL 5/3/2013 10:47PM

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KCLARK89 5/3/2013 11:17AM

    I have a friend doing this! It looks so intense... good luck!!!

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STODD251 5/3/2013 9:11AM

    Wow! Sounds intense!

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April Recap and May Goals

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

*Continue 10 minutes of daily exercise streak. emoticon
*Download new music for ipod. emoticon
* Find new running routes, videos, workouts etc. emoticon emoticon
*Dedicate 45 minutes to abs each week emoticon
* 15 pushups per day (450 for the month). emoticon
* 15 squats per day (450 for the month). emoticon
*Dedicate time to eating each meal. Stop multitasking and just eat (no tv, work, computer etc). emoticon
*Track all food daily. emoticon
* MEAL PLANS!! emoticon emoticon

Overall, I've done really well this month. Since I'm no longer following the half marathon training program, I've had a lot more time to try out other exercises. That being said, I've really neglected my running. I'd like to find a good balance of running 3x per week with other exercise mixed in. I have also continued my 10 minutes daily exercise streak! For some reason, I'm super proud of this. It really holds me accountable. Last week, I added other weekly exercises to the pushups and squats I'd been doing. My mom and sister had decided to do the exercises with me, but both already waned off. I'm still going strong with lunges, pushups, planks, ab reps and yoga and cardio minutes.
I haven't downloaded new music for my ipod. I'll admit that I've never downloaded a song before (yes, seriously haha) and J has been really busy finishing up the semester with school. So, new music after next week :) I also need to work on making time to eat. I'm still working while eating and eating in front of the tv as much as at the table emoticon I've done okay with meal planning. We've been planning 2 new recipes per week and I've been eating a normal dinner on nights when J is working instead of eating whatever.

*Continue 10 minutes of daily exercise streak.
*Download new music for ipod.
*Dedicate time to eating each meal. Stop multitasking and just eat (no tv, work, computer etc).
*Really work on incorporating different types of exercise each week (running, videos, hiit)
*Run one longer distance during the month (8+miles)

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CLPURNELL 5/1/2013 11:07PM

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NBOYER19 5/1/2013 12:33PM

    Congratulations on your April goals and succeeding with what seems the most important ones!

emoticon through for may!

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STODD251 5/1/2013 8:25AM

    Wow! I am impressed with your progress in April! I think I definitely need to work toward making a daily exercise rotation. A little bit can go a long way and you're inspiring me to try it out.

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RESPONSIBLE4ME 5/1/2013 8:03AM

    Sounds like you had a successful April and your May goals look bright and ready to be accomplished emoticon emoticon

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