Wednesday, June 23, 2010
My hubby has a secret nickname... Picky Pants. He knows I refer to him as PP and he knows I don't mean it in a bad way, but people let me tell you for someone who will eat just about anything, he's really picky - does that even make sense? Well to me it does. Seems like every time I try a new recipe he really kinda picks at his food, silently eating. He never admits that I made a totally awesome dinner, I guess he doesn't want to seem as excited about a new dish as I am (maybe it's a "man" thing), but I'm guessing that he has a preconceived notion that everything new I cook is gonna be healthy and taste crappy (perhaps crappy recipes have happened in the past - hee hee)
Last night I sprang a new recipe on him... Chicken & Linguine Carbonara (kudos to HOKIEJEN13 for posting a great recipe on SPARK). He really didn't say much, but he was at least eating it. I asked him if it was good, he said it was "OK", I thought it was FANTASTIC - I was so tickled with myself that I actually cooked something that turned out delicious instead of a disaster) It musta been better than "OK", since he got up for ROUND 2 (a second helping).
The light bulb finally came on for me last night, duh... his definition of "OK" is man-code for "IT's REALLY GOOD". Later on last night I said "gee dinner sure was good" and he said I needed to put that recipe on a permanent recipe card. So just let me say, that when a recipe gets its own index card, that means it's a keeper, a definitely cook again dish. Today I will make a neat recipe card to put in my Vera Bradley recipe box (a.k.a. my treasure box).
Recipes are just one of the many great things from SPARK. I encourage everyone to dabble in the kitchen and experiment with new and healthy recipes, add a little spice and variety to the mundane meal routine. Keep it interesting and fun.
Who'da thought I could chef up something delicious? probably not Picky Pants.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I am calling my workout this morning - two for the price of one. It was a great 30 minute run this morning in about 99% humidity - so that's a cardio workout and the benefits of a sauna - icckkk. My clothes were soaked when i got back, yeah that's gross - but I was determined not to let the humidity stop me from getting that morning workout in, especially since it's hotter in the evenings. !!! Today was of training for a 10K - I'm GONNA DO THIS.
Hope everyone has a sparkalicious day !!!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Ok, i was a slacker over the weekend, still met all my fitness goals but didn't feel like doing much since it was so hot- I did manage to layout at the pool on Saturday for a few, and enjoyed the sun yesterday. But way too hot for me for outdoor exercise. Yes, I could have done a workout DVD inside, but just felt like loafing. That weekend attitude spilled over to this morning, as I hit the snooze on my alarm clock and didn't get up for my workout. My laziness paid off though, I gained 2 pounds this week (hard to believe since I have been well within my calorie range but that's what the scale says). So I gotta get busy today, gonna do Jillian Fat Metabolism DVD when I get home tonight - gonna make it a good day, despite what that evil white monster in my bathroom said this morning.
Friday, June 18, 2010
I guess I'm just in a thankful mood this morning so I thought I'd just list a few...
1. My hip to waist ratio is finally mid-range.
2. I have graduated from being OBESE to overweight.
3. My SP friend got up for an early morning workout.
4. My sister for keeping me on track with my fitness - she's quite the slave driver
5. Beautiful weater today for a motorcycle ride.
6. Country music - attending Brooks & Dunn farewell tour tonight
7. Subway - great low calorie, low fat on the run meals
8. My hubby - he kept me from throwing the scale out the window this morning
9. My daughter is officially a senior in high school, as of today
10. It's Friday, with a gorgeous weekend on tap
11. All my fellow Sparkers for the words of encouragement that I need to keep me going, I couldn't make it without my great SP support network.
Hope everyone has a great day, filled with lots to be thankful for.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Attended a TurboKick class at the rec center last night. Holy ham was it intense. One solid hour of kicking, punching, jumping, non-stop, hard core moves - instructor said this workout can burn-up to 1,000 calories in an hour.
Since this was my first class I didn't want to look like I was new, so I just jumped right in, gave it my all. Wow, it was great, looking forward to it again next week. The only thing that is a little sore this morning is my obliques, from twisting and punching. Super fantastic workout with an awesome instructor. I do better when I attend a group class - I tend to put in alot more effort so as not to look like a whimp and to give myself an honest, tears and sweat workout. You know you've been worked out good when your whole body is covered in sweat, clothes are wet and you are a little wobbly and weak when your done. It was fantastic, I definitely got the workout I was looking for. The best cardio workout ever.
Get An Email Alert Each Time SKINNYPOWELL1 Posts