Thursday, August 25, 2011
So today, I started the Spring Into Shape Bootcamp challenge (SSBC for short). True, being a bit gimpy in the leg area, I had to modify the video a LOT, but I still did it! Well.... 5 of the 10 minutes of it, that is. It was a kickboxing cardio workout and it was tough for me! You know, since I haven't done much cardio in 4 months. But my main goal is to do some kind of exercise daily and SSBC is a great way to create that habit!
Which brings me to the next thing. I'm looking for a sparkbuddy! I work out with my fiance, but he's.... um less ambitious when it comes to exercise. SO! I am trying to find a buddy to be accountable with! I want someone with similar goals. Basically, like I said earlier my goals are to workout every day... even just a little bit. My plan now is strength training for 6 days (alternating body parts) and SOMETHING each day. So er... I guess what I'm saying is that I want to find a buddy who is also trying to do something every day, no matter what it is. SOMETHING. And someone who can and will converse via sparkmail each day to update on our progress. I just really want to make this habit stick and that won't happen if I can't commit each day!
So.... any takers? SP mail me!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
What seems to small to some, is huge to me! I worked out two days in a row! And since the only thing I'm consistent at is being inconsistent, this is a good thing! I'm working on it bit by bit!
We also have the housewarming party coming this Saturday. I have no idea what we're gonna feed the guests. Bad, I know. I super suck at coming up with good ideas. And my fiance, apparently does too. Any suggestions? I'm trying to find something relatively healthy, but won't make the guests run for the hills. It's at 2pm, so we're planning snacks and finger food type stuff. Any good ideas?
We also have to finish decorating and organizing, which thankfully isn't much. We do have two paintings we have to hang. One for the bedroom with ships and houses and the blue tones will go great with the bedding. We also have this butterfly painting, which I LOVE because of it's reds and yellows and oranges... all my fave colors!
Question: How many men does it take to fix a leaky waterline to a toilet?
Answer: 0. It takes one woman. Yes, I just got my blog interrupted to "HELP US!" fix the toilet. My fiance and dad were replacing all the innards of our toilet because it was constantly running. They were in there for an hour. I was in there for 5 minutes.
Now it's time for lunch!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
So, I have vowed that this week will not go to waste like the last 4 have! Yesterday, I forced myself to sit down and plan out every workout for the whole week... And I did! Bad part is after I finished tracking it all, I was hungry for lunch. Then I had to get ready for my sister to pick me up (grocery shopping)... and then by the time I got back from the store, I was so exhausted, exercise was the last thing I wanted to do.
Soooo, this morning I did yesterdays workout (arms) and todays (lower body) immediately after breakfast. BEFORE Sparkpeople, BEFORE texting, and definitely BEFORE Farmville (which has become a sad little addiction of mine!lol). And I feel great!
On another subject, I made some yummy Chicken Tortilla Soup last night
And it's so easy, even I could do it!
All you need are a few simple ingredients, 20 minutes, and you have dinner!
I didn't calculate the cals and such (bad me) but the original recipe had it listed as:
Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 4.4g
Total Carbs: 14.8g
Dietary Fiber: 1.8g
Basically you take 6 cans, one each of: black beans, Diced tomatoes w/chiles (I used Rotel), Corn, chicken breast, and two 14.5oz cans of chicken broth and just dump them in a pot and cook until everything is hot.
Although, my version was a bit modified. I used fresh boiled and shredded chicken instead of canned, and instead of 2 cans of broth, I made half from bouillon cubes, and used one can of cream of chicken soup. This gives it a better consistency so it isn't so watery.
The recipe also doesn't call for any additional seasoning, but without, it's pretty plain. I used one heaping tsp each of Goya Recaito, Goya Sofrito, and fresh garlic.
Optional toppings, which I didn't use are a pinch of shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
And OMG it was YUM!
Since this soup didn't have much... um... bulk, I decided to have with a serving of rice. But you could also just dip tortilla chips into the soup as well. I decided to save the sodium for a different day!
Let me know if you try it!
And now that it's lunch time, I think I'm going to have some leftovers!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Just a quickie blog to say that I am FINALLY RECONNECTED TO THE WORLD AGAIN!!!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
So, I woke up to a message I have been dreading. The date of my 10 year reunion has been set. May 25,2012. I say dreading because I am determined to go to it weighing less than I did in high school (I was overweight then too). I am nowhere near that mark, but thankfully I have plenty of time to get there (provided I work my ass off). My complete goal is to be 130, but but weigh less than HS, I only have to be below 180 so, my goal for May of next year is 165. That's 65lbs to lose! And since people are talking about going on a cruise (OY!!), I really need to get down to business! I've been on this journey for a while now and, to be honest, this is just the motivation I needed at just the right time! Wish me luck!
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