Monday, September 22, 2008

My weeks exercising....

Monday 9/15: ran 3 miles, walked 1/2 mile on level 10 incline, bike ride w/the kids

Tuesday 9/16: ran 3.5 miles, walked 1/2 mile on 10 incline, 4 sets of 20 crunches on ball

Wednesday 9/17: YUCKY day, no exercise!!!!

Thursday 9/18: CardioX

Friday 9/19: walked 10 min, ran 1 mile, walked 10 minutes, ran 1 mile

Monday 9/22: walk 10 min 2.5 incline 3.8 speed, ran 1 mile, walk 10 min 3.0 incline 4.0 speed, ran 1 mile, 4 sets of crunches on ball

I have found it difficult to kind of "change" my mindset as of late...meaning, that when I'm exercising, my "normal" is to want to go FASTER, to run HARDER, to run LONGER....this last week, when I have pushed myself to run 3 miles and 3.5 miles straight, I have felt completely DRAINED and that next day is usually one of my so called "bad" days. So I have had to mix walking in to my routines...which I'm OKAY with at this point. Hopefully, my body will take to that a little bit better and I'll be able to get some form of exercise in each day. May not be as much as I really WANT to do, but it's something!!!

I'm sad that my friend is running races without me :( But I know that I'll be back into it eventually and me growing a little baby is the most important thing for me to be doing at this point in my life.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Warm Chicken Salad

Our dinner tonight is one of my favorite recipes...I haven't made it for a while and it was SO good tonight! The kids really like the flavor of the chicken...I usually have to make some kind of roll or bread to go along with this, because the salad itself just isn't enough for the little munchkins!!!!

In other "news"....I ran 3 miles today! wahoo!!! It's still not as much as I would "normally" do of course, but atleast it's something! I was really hoping I could push it to 4 miles today, but my body wasn't having it. I was happy with my 3 though!!! When I first got on the treadmill my husband was like, so your gonna run? I'm like, well, I don't know, maybe just walk...cuz my stomach was feeling kind of yucky. He's like, okay, well don't overdo it! So I start going and like 5 minutes later he comes inside and see's me running and was like huh???!!!! It was quite funny. Then when I told him I did 3 he laughed and said, I bet it felt good though huh??!!! You betcha!!!!

Here's the yummy recipe:)
Warm Chicken Salad
6 cups torn spinach
2 cups torn leaf lettuce
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (I don't like red, it's too strong for me, so i just use a regular onion)
2 red or gree sweet peppers - cut bite size
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbls oil ( i use EVOO)
2 Tbls balsamic vinegar
2 Tbls water

In large bowl combine spinach, leaf lettuce, red onion and pepper strips. Cover and chill up to 2 hours...( i never actually chill for 2 hours...I don't think it really makes a difference at all)

Cut chicken into bite size strips. Toss chicken w/rosemary and lemon pepper. Stir fry chicken strips and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove chicken and add to salad mixture.

For dressing, add vinegar and water to skillet (that was used to cook the chicken) stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Pour dressing over salad, gently toss to mix.

Friday, September 5, 2008


I was "in town" yesterday for a funeral for a dear friend of my parents....afterwards, i ran over to Sprouts and got my cart FILLED with yummy fruits and veggies....I was so excited!!!! I can't think of a better snack for me and my growing little baby!!!!!

(Walker sure enjoyed it too!!!)
I have ran 2 more miles since my last run. Taking 2 months off, and being pregnant, trying to run again has been interesting, to say the least!! HA! I am still feeling pretty sick during the day, but on the days i'm feeling up to it, I try to get SOME form of exercise in....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Oh Happy Day!!!

I ran 2 miles and walked a half mile....I was so happy!!! The morning (all day) sickness is slowing down, some days are still bad...but this afternoon I was feeling pretty darn good! I got on the treadmill and said to myself that I was just gonna try to do 1 mile, and I was able to do 2!!! yay!