Thursday, April 21, 2011
Made a great healthy soup for a potluck tonight. Here it is in a crockpot put about 8cups water (for bigger crockpots more if you want) barley, chopped carrots(2 full), chopped celery(2stalks), onion (half a med) (white), garlic (for this I used 3 clovesif it was just for me and Mike there would be more!), half of a box frozen spinach, presoaked chickpeas about a cup,2tbsp olive oil, half a 6oz can of tomato paste, either dry of fresh basil, black pepper, celery salt, chili powder, cumin, and sea salt. In separate pan pre cook a couple chicken breast about a lb worth depending how much chicken you desire, then add to the veggie mixture. Cook on low for about 8 hours and voila!! It smells fantastic and tastes great. For seasonings do to taste I don't really measure anything when I cook I live on the edge and improvise most meals.
The other awesome thing for the day was we finished planting trees, bushes and more trees, all fruit bearing mmm yum can't wait till they grow, and I have a pretty good size garden going, basically I have turned my yard into a farm!
Pay no attention to the mess going on still a work in progress but there are blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, apricots, apples, pears, persimmon, quince, currants, elderberries, strawberries, cherries, veggies galore and more to be planted tomorrow, herbs of all sorts, grapes, yeah needless to say I won't need to stop at the produce section very often. Still to come 3 types of mushrooms...drool. Who knew healthy eating could be so fun!!!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I gained weight over the winter, not just a little, but about 17 lbs give or take, the good news is 7 of those lbs are gone again and that's with only 2 weeks of working at it, so now its time to get rid of 10 more, if possible before the mini. Its frustrating but I had thought I was done fluctuating between 20lbs of losing and gaining and then I got lazy over the winter, not enough to totally lose my fitness but enough that things don't fit quite right and the scale is less than kind. The up side is I'm working my butt off (literally) to get the weight back down and the clothes looser and of course kick my fitness in the rear. I know all the things to do and I am doing them and I am going to lose the weight gained and keep going down down down!!!
Monday, April 18, 2011
***reposted blog from April 18, 2010****
Did 8 miles today at a 13 minute mile pace yeah I know that I am a slow runner but you know what I am out there doing it and doing distances. I got told I was slow by someone at work who saw me while they were driving that I was running fast, hello 8 miles is not a sprint race duh and I didn't see your lazy but walking let alone running. I didn't let it bother me I was just like "yeah I'm getting a turtle tattoo to signify my slow running" Felt good today seem to be bouncing back from the low iron issue, remembered water today and took some powergel (yucky but have to start learning what works). I don't know about the powergel but the water helped me out it was a much better experience than the 7 miler without water. I am proud of myself and when I had the "I can't" moments during the run I would breathe in deep through my nose and out my mouth and repeat my legs are strong, my abs are strong, my lungs are strong, and my heart is good so just keep going!
The reason I reposted this is that I was looking for motivation so I figured I would look back and see what I wrote about a year ago. Think this is exactly what I was looking for. My confidence in my running has been lacking because of injury, but look how far I have come and look at the things I have been able to deal with. Considering today I am planning to do an 8 miler, this should be a reminder to me how to get through it keep moving and not worry if I look slow or tired or what ever!
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