Tuesday, July 22, 2008


First, I should catch up with my workouts. Friday was a day OFF from running! yay! So I just did Yoga that day. Saturday I didn't do a dang thing, had too much other stuff going on and never got around to running. It was just one of those days where I really didn't feel like it! Yesterday I ran 5 miles and did P90X CHEST and BACK and ABS. One of the great things about these workouts is that you write down how many reps of the exercises your doing, what weight, etc....and I love that...I like being able to push myself just a little bit further then the time before. Yesterday after I got done with my workout....I was TIRED!!! My arms were shaking because of how hard I pushed myself. So I sat down on the couch and was looking at my numbers that I had done for the day and decided to look back when I first started. I couldn't believe the difference! How much more I can do now, then when I first started this program! I got all happy and really felt good about what I had accomplished. So, here's the stats...then and NOW!!!!! (pullups i'm still using a chair, but there is a HUGE difference in the numbers!)

Standard Pushups: First started= 1st set: 8 2nd set: 8 Now=1st set: 18 2nd set: 16
Widefront pullups: First started=1st set: 7 2nd set: 7 Now=1st set: 16 2nd set: 14
Military Pushups: first started=1st set:6 2nd set: 3 Now=1st set: 10 2nd set: 8
Reversegrip Chinups: first started=1st set:6 2nd set:9 Now=1st set:13 2nd set: 13
Widefly Pushups: first started=1st set:8 2nd set: 8 Now=1st set:15 2nd set: 13
Closedgrip Overhand pullups: first started=1st set:7 2nd set: 8 Now=1st set:12 2nd:11
Decline pushups: first started=1st set:4 2nd set: 3 Now=1st set:10 2nd set: 10
Heavy pants: first started=10lb weights Now= 15 lb weights
Diamond pushups: first started=1st set: 5 2nd set: 4 Now=1st set:13 2nd set: 10
Lawnmowers: first started=10 lb weights Now=15 lb weights
Dive bomber pushups: first started=1st set: 8 2nd set:5 Now=1st set:11 2nd set: 10
Back Flys: first started= 10lb weights Now= 12 lb weights

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Yesterday: Ran 6 miles

Today: Ran 4 miles
Kenpo X

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


To keep myself accountable!!!

Yesterday: Ran 5 miles

Today: Ran 4 miles
Core Synergistics

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Yoga and a Snack

I love, love, love Yoga!!! It is one of my favorite things to do. And this pose, is my favorite, Warrior 2. This pose shows me determination, strength, and great focus. Yoga helps me so much in calming the mind, forgetting about the world and being in touch with my "inner me". (normally I don't wear my tennis shoes when doing Yoga! But in the P90X workouts, there is a cardio workout that is a mixture of yoga, plyometrics, kenpo and core, and that is what i was doing when this picture was taken!)
Mmmm, one of my favorite snacks! Raw almonds and dried cranberries. I like the mixture of the sweetness of the cranberries mixed w/the nuts! So yummy!!!!
My 2 main goals this week:
1. Watch portions
2. No SNACKING AFTER the kids are in bed!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wow...is all I have to say

Know who this woman is? No, that's not my body with someone else's head on it! I know that's what many were thinking....hahahaha...Her name, Dara Torres. She is amazing. I have recently read up on her and there was actually a little blurp about her on MSN with this picture. She is 41 years old and will be the oldest female swimmer in the history of the olympic games to compete. She's also a mom of a 2 year old girl. Is her body amazing or what? She really is inspiring....

I was thinking today about weight...I was speaking with a lady today that has a daughter the same age as Walker. I was actually at my parents house and a nephew and niece of mine were there too...all were outside playing. (storm was rolling through and the weather was GORGEOUS!) Anyway, she asked me if all 5 kids were mine! I said, oh no...only 3 of them!!! She then says, wow, I was gonna say, how can you be so skinny after 5 kids? But even though all 5 of them aren't yours, how are you so LUCKY to be so skinny after 3? I just laughed at her comment and said, well, I'm not lucky...I actually work really hard to be the way I am. She didn't really say anything after that. And I think that a lot of people that see me, really do think that I am one of those "lucky" ones that just happens to be skinny. When that is definitely not the truth. As most know, I do work out VERY MUCH and try my best to eat as healthy as possible. No I'm not 100%, hence the reason why I don't have a body like Dara Torres! As I drove home tonight and was thinking though, I really do take pride in my body...though I may get down on myself at times and have those "poor me" moments...working out is just apart of who I am. It's something that I love and something that I love to see results from. So, I'll keep donig what I'm doing...and someday, maybe someday, when I'm 41 years old I MIGHT look as good as that girl up in that picture....

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Chicken Cutlets Milanese

I had totally forgotten about this yummy recipe, until I went to Idaho this last weekend. I made this dish for my grandma and mom when we were up there last year. My mom doesn't get to eat chicken at her house, because my dad is WiErD and doesn't eat chicken! So, every excuse we get to make chicken, we do it! I made a different chicken dish at my grandma's this year, but when I got home, I looked through all my recipes to find this one so I could make it this week. I love the flavor of the Balsamic Vinaigrette with the chicken...it's a great combination. If I remember correctly, I got this recipe from my mom's Weight Watcher cookbook! When I make this, I make up some brown rice and a veggie for the kids because they don't like the vinaigrette dressing! But they LoVe the chicken! Really simple, healthy, yummy dinner!
1/4 Cup dried italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 Tbls grated parmesan cheese
4 (3 ounce) thin sliced chicken breast cutlets
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
2 cups Arugula or Spinach
Large tomato, diced
1/2 Cup thinly sliced vidalia or sweet onion
3 Tbls light balsamic vinaigrette dressing
ground pepper

Mix bread crumbs and chese on wax paper, coat chicken. Heat oil in skillet over med heat. Add chicken and cook until browned (about 2 1/2 min per side) Combine Arugula, tomato and onion in med bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat. Place on plates, top w/chicken and pepper to taste.

Lunch and Workout

Todays lunch was VERY Yummy!!! Small turkey sandwich with turkey (obviously), pepper jack cheese (my fave), little miracle whip and mustard, salt and pepper, spinach and cucumbers. Paired with baby carrots and some VERY yummy watermelon!!

Todays workout:
P90X Back and Biceps
Ab routine
WALKED 2 miles :(

I woke up this morning with a MAJOR headache and it has never gone away. When I tried to run on the treadmill I thought my head was gonna FALL OFF!!! So, I just walked for 1/2 an hour and got a few miles in that way. Even walking hurt!!! :(

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My kind of breakfast

Aren't my flowers cute?? My adorable husband picked them up on his way home from work last night...somewhere on the side of the road or maybe from someones yard..he wouldn't say!!!
MMMMM...After being out of town, our fridge was BARE...I went to the store last night...my fridge is now FULL of fresh fruits and veggies!!! yay!
For my eggs, I did 2 egg whites and 1 full egg...mixed w/green onion and red bell peppers...strawberries and nectarine on the side! YUMMY!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Today's Workout

P90X Chest, Shoulders and Triceps = Totally kicked my BUTT!!!! yay!
Ab Workout
Ran 4 miles (on the treadmill)

I felt like I have totally neglected myself in the workout and eating right area. Especially over this last weekend being out of town. I think I gained like 5 pounds with all the stuff I ate!! So, it totally felt SO GOOD to get on the bandwagon of eating good and working out. As much as I am grateful for the treadmill that sits in my "nice piano room".....it sure is boring running on that thing! I haven't done one of my long runs yet this summer because after mile ONE I'm so bored!! I have to force myself to keep running to even do my 4-6 miles. I will definitely be glad to run outside when the weather changes again. But, for now, I'll be happy that I even have something to run on inside!!!!