Tuesday, June 19, 2012


When I first started boot camp, my instructor asked me if I was a "one dayer" or "two dayer" for my soreness.  Meaning, do I usually get sore the next day or does it take two days for my soreness to come on?  I told her that I never really realized, but thought I was more of a "one dayer."  Ever since she asked me, I would pay attention to my soreness.  I can definitely say that I am a "two dayer"  I woke up this morning feeling pretty good.  I headed to hot yoga at 6 am and my body felt tight, but it wasn't sore.  Now, several hours later, it hurts to get off the couch and I can only imagine how I will feel tomorrow!  Don't get me wrong, I love the feeling of being sore, but sometimes it gets uncomfortable after a certain point.  So what am I going to do to help my soreness??? I think my fiance and I will go for a short run this evening to loosen up my lactic acid.  My legs (quads) are the most sore part on my body.  My arms are a tad bit sore.  I really thought I would be more sore since I upped my weights last night.

Before hot yoga I needed a little pick me up, so for a quick bite I made some protein frosting and put them on a few crackers with blueberries.  After yoga was finished and I showered and headed to work I had a toasted peanut butter and jelly with a smashed banana spread inside.  It was so so so good!  I of course used my favorite organic peanut butter and sugar free jelly.

For lunch I made some tofu noodles (interesting) with spaghetti sauce.  It was decent.  Didn't eat a lot so after work came home and had some mango salsa....my favorite!

Plans for dinner included grilling out with John.  Planning on have some chicken and veggies!

Time to go stretch!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Back at it!

Happy Monday!

I hope your week is off to a great start!  It's time for another week with lots going on.  I'm really loving how my weeks have been so busy lately;  It makes me feel important ;)

My Monday went a little something like this....

Woke up later than usual today and it hard for me to get out of bed!  I think the weekend has finally caught up to me.  Rolled out of bed at 6:20 and got ready for work.  I kissed my fiance goodbye and headed for work close to 7 am.  I worked 7 to 4:30 and while working I manged to run some errands and even relax at the pool for a bit ;) !!   I got home around 5, chatted with my sister on the phone, put on my work out clothes and headed to boot camp!  I didn't go to boot camp Saturday because my fiance wanted to get a run in with me.  Hey, they say compromise makes a great marriage! I go through with drawls when I can't go to my boot camp, so it felt amazing to get back at it tonight!

Boot camp started off with lots of leg work.  We did regular lungs, reverse lunges, reverse lunges with weights, wide lunges, pulse lunges, lunges with a resistance band and jump squats.  We then focused on arms.  My instructor made me up my weights, without choice, so it was very challenging tonight!  I loved every minute of it!  There is something about being pushed that I love so much. We then broke into partners and did lots of sprint work, push ups, sit ups, more lunges with medicine balls, reindeer runs, more jump squats and used the equalizers for our inner legs.  After partners we did whole group sprints and then finished with core.

For dinner I am doing my protein shake that I crave daily.  Not only do I love drinking these protein shakes because they are good for you, but they are AMAZING!  (email me if you want the recipe!)  After boot camp my instructor and I were talking about how these shakes are like our "crack".  We just can't get enough!

I found this quote and thought it was perfect for the week!

"If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough."

Push yourself each and every day!

My goals for the week:

1)  Cut back the alcohol, but don't stress over it on special occasions.  
Until I can learn to not put everything in my mouth when I am "buzzed", I am cutting back my alcohol intake :)

2)  Try to have my biggest meal of the day for breakfast and least for dinner.  

I will let you all know how these work for me! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Week roundup

The week is winding down and that means time for a new week!  Like I have said before, I love Sundays.  Sundays are a day to relax but also figure out next weeks plans and goals and to start fresh!  

I have a couple goals in mind, but would really like to push myself this week, so I need to think extra hard!  Will get back to you tomorrow on this coming weeks goals.

I woke up this morning and had a big egg white tomato and onion omelet with a fruit bowl on the side. 

Then I headed to hot yoga and sweated out all the alcohol that I consumed last night while playing golf with my fiance.. Sorry to whomever was next to me ;)

Then John and I packed a cooler for lunch and headed to the pool.  We both took a nap and woke up and enjoyed our lunch poolside!

I am doing some work for a little bit while he is at his friends watching golf.  I'm about to head over there soon to grill out.

My week was fabulous!  Had such a great time with so many different people.

Here is a recap in pictures of some of the things I did this week!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Great times with friends

Last night our double date night was a lot of fun.  John and I enjoyed some great conversation with some great friends.  Sadly, the restaurant was a bust.  It was very hard to hear across the table unless you were screaming, the food was just okay, the portions were small and very expensive.   But, it just goes to show that the people that you surround yourself with can determine how your night goes. I had a fabulous time with our friends, even though the restaurant wasn't what we expected.

We sure did try to make the best of the restaurant by ordering some cocktails.

John got a mojito.

And I got a glass of pinot grigio.  I only had about half before I started getting heart burn and gave it to John to finish.

After dinner we still weren't full, so I suggested we run to the Fresh Market and grab a cupcake to share and then go get a cappuccino at Starbucks and enjoy our tasty dessert outside.

This morning John and I got up around 7 and headed out for a 4 mile run and then we went to a parking lot and did lots of sprints.  I loved how I felt when I was finished doing sprints.  John was pushing me and I love being pushed.  We then came home and I made him do several sit ups and push ups with me!  I promised him that if he did them with me, I would make an awesome breakfast for him.

Breakfast consisted of the stuffed banana french toast.  It was John's first time trying it and he LOVED them!  We had an apple and some watermelon on the side with some chocolate cocoa coffee!

I then headed to a bridal store with my good friend to help her pick out a bridesmaid dress for her wedding.  She picked out a stunning bridesmaid dress.  Love them!

I am exhausted at the moment and may take a cat nap before Johnny and I head out to the golf course to play 18 holes and get our drink on!!

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Stuffed french toast

It's Friday, Friday...gotta get down on Friday!!

I just had the most amazing breakfast ever....and I made it!  It was so tasty, but is considered the best breakfast ever because it is also healthy!!

I made lightened up banana stuffed french toast.  Yummmmm.  I'm so full but want more!

I put some sugar free syrup on top and then added my bowl of fruit, of course!

These french toast are so easy to make!

What you will need (if making only for yourself!)
1 banana
2 slices of bread

(I of course made everything "healthier" by using 2 slices of low calories bread, egg whites and almond milk)

1) In a bowl smash a banana and add 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of splenda.  Mash together.
2) In another bowl combine 1 egg, 2 tbsp of milk, one tsp of splenda, and 1 tsp of cinnamon.
3) Put the banana spread in between two slices of bread.  Pack down like a sandwich.
4) In a narrow dish, place in "sandwich" and then pour half of the egg mixture on top of bread.  Flip bread around and coat on other side.
5) On the stove, cook each side of the bread for 3 minutes on medium heat.


I have a semi busy day today.  In about 5 minutes I will be headed out the door for more work training.  Then I have a doctors apt.  After that, more training I need to do online and I may just go to  Barnes and Noble and do work there.  I love that place!  Then home to clean and then get ready for a double date with my fiance and two of our other good friends!

Today is my day off from working out and my body most certainly needs it!  I am taking John for a morning run tomorrow and then he is taking me to the track to do lots of sprints!  I'm strangely looking forward to it!  I love being pushed.  

Have an amazing Friday!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tired Thursday!

This morning started off with me getting out of bed at 4:30 AM.  My alarm wasn't set until 5:15, but for some reason I couldn't sleep.  I went downstairs and made my keurig vanilla coffee, watched some news and had an apple and some puffed wheat cereal with a splash of almond milk.  I then got dressed and quietly left the house to head to boot camp.  

At boot camp our instructors focused today on cardio and core.  All week long I have been doing tons of core.  My core, and my entire body need a break.  I am taking tomorrow off from all exercises and I am not going to feel bad about it!  

After boot camp I went straight to work and got ready there.  I fixed myself an egg white omelet with a slice of american cheese and pico inside.  It was so good!  I of course topped the omelet with some ketchup and hot sauce!  For my fruit I went with a banana and grapes.  In case you can't tell, I eat a banana every morning for breakfast.  I love them so much that I get excited to wake up to eat my banana.  

I was on the go for the majority of the day, but finally am home and I am exhausted!  For dinner I threw in 2 pieces of chicken into the crock pot and will be having them with some mango salsa on top with corn on the cob as a side.  

I will be planted in front of the television all night and relaxing!

Busy day tomorrow!

Have a great night everyone. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Too much wine!!

Happy Hump Day!

Today started off with me being just a little hungover!  Last night I had a girls wine tasting night at my house and we sure did drink lots!  I didn't have a big dinner, so on about the 4th tasting, I was already feeling it!  Girls being girls, we chatted, drank, chatted some more and the glasses kept filling up! I had a great time with the ladies that came.  A few more ladies were suppose to come, but with busy schedules they couldn't all make it.

The first thing that I did this morning was drink several cups of water before having my morning coffee.  I wasn't in the mood to eat right away, so I ended up having breakfast around 8.  For breakfast I had my go to cheerios with sliced up banana and strawberries.  

I then went to work.

Got off work.

Ran to the grocery store for some veggies to put in my omelet for tomorrow.

Am sitting on the couch catching up on The Real Housewives of Orange County as I type this.

Headed to hot yoga tonight.

The best part of the day today will be with my fiance comes home!  I swear I'm such a little kid on the days he comes home from traveling for work.  We have a lot of "us" time planned this weekend!  I can't wait!

I am so sore from boot camp Monday and my circuit training yesterday.  My booty and chest are so sore that it hurts to touch.  Looks like John gets to massage me tonight!  For some reason I get pleasure out of being sore.  I think it is the feeling of knowing I worked my butt off.  Being sore also lets me know that I need to work those muscle more.  But the best part about being sore is the obvious..... massages!

Tonight for my workout I am only doing hot yoga.  I was going to go for a run before hand, but my legs need a break and plus I have boot camp first thing in the AM.  

Gotta go get my hydrate on so I don't pass out at yoga!