Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Love this quote

Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent.

Joan Benoit Samuelson

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I am feeling very "slackerish" lately. Yes I've been working out, exercising, doing my "thing"...
Today was my long run day and I did 9 miles, outside!!! It was a good run...I was feeling tired around mile 8, but kept pushing!!! Next week I do 10 miles....and it just goes up from there!!! The marathon is on Oct 31st so I need to make sure I get all my running in so I am PrEpArEd!!!!!

Anyway, back to slacking. My eating. Is. Horrible.

My portions are out of control! And the sweets are still killing me!!!!! ugh!!!!

So, I printed out 2 pictures of Dara (sp) Torres...(previously made a post about her)...I will hang one in my room and I plan on putting one somewhere in the kitchen, either in the "snack" cupboard or the fridge. Haven't decided. That way, I am reminded of my goals and where I want my body to be.

I am so grateful that I did the 12 week challenge...and am thinking I will do it again...but maybe a little bit of a different version...and my cute hubby says he wants to do it too!

On to some GOOD food. I wrote about this place before....PiTa JuNgLe!!! Oh how I LOVE that place. Healthy food that is so, so good! My cute hubby and I got to go on a date last week, and I chose to go eat there. I got their Mediteranean Chicken Salad...OH MY GOSH!!! Pure heaven, it was so good. I wish oh wish I had a camera to take a picture!!! I can't WAIT to have it again. Super healthy dinner and then I had a big old ice cream from cold stone afterwards...wha???!!!! Idiot!!!

Here's me...setting the reset button AGAIN!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Yesterday was my first day off of the 12 week challenge that I participated in. I really enjoyed doing it, all but having to make sure I got 7 hours of sleep per night. That was just too stressful for me!! Because of having a newborn and all!! But I loved all the other things. I hoped that at the end of the 12 weeks I wouldn't crave the SUGAR so much, but that didn't happen for me.

AND yesterday I took FULL advantage of not being on the challenge and being able to eat whatever I wanted. I didn't go out and buy fast food, or have french fries, or anything like that. It was all sugar! I am seriously embarassed to even say how much I had!!! 2 oversize cookies in the morning, ice cream sundae in the night...AND another 3 cookies. Hello??!!!!

Seriously overboard. And I was totally feeling it last night. Not only mentally but physically. There's a reason why I try to eat right all the time...because duh...I feel good when I do. Yesterday was serious overindulgence and I vowed to myself that today was going to be a new day, a better day. I reminded myself of what my goals are.

Is what I am eating, leading me to my goal? Or leading me in another direction, away from my goal?

I am so glad I did the challenge!! And I am definitely up for doing it again, when the babe is older and sleeping better!!! :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Breakfast today was oatmeal w/frozen blueberries and fresh strawberries...oh how i LOVE oatmeal with fruit!!! seriously, i could eat that for every meal.

Lunch I made a salad...spinach, red leaf lettuce, carrots, red bell pepper, cucumbers, zuchini and cabbage...topped with some balsamic vinegrette. THEN
(horrible picture i know) I had yogurt w/fresh strawberries
This yogurt is SO yummy!!! THE BEST part about this yogurt, is that 1 serving, which is a cup, has only 120 calories and TWENTY SIX grams of protein!! How awesome is that??!!! Yay for protein!!!
I only wish it wasn't so BLASTED expensive. BUT Sprouts had it on sale this week, so I took advantage:)
Workout today was running 5 miles, cleaning the house and moving furniture for carpets to be cleaned tomorrow!!! I wanted to get some YOGA in today, but I did NOT have the time!!!
Snacks for today were grapes and some raw trail mix.
Dinner I had 3 egg whites w/green onion, red peppers, and zuchini and 1 whole wheat english muffin topped with spray butter and homemade apricot jam (OH YUM)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Yes...I am...Alive!

Long time, no post! To my devout readers, I apologize! hahahahaha...
Anyway, this past weekend I got to run a 10K up in Prescott with this cute girl!!!
It was a great trail run and I was very happy with my results. I had a personal best for time AND I took 2nd place for my age division! wahoo!!!!

I was pretty proud of myself!! Good results and I felt good! This was my first race since having my cute babe! (who was there to cheer me on!)

I have been thinking a lot about my body. I know that my weight is already down from having the baby, but I still can't fit into my old clothes. I still have love handles and a tummy that I am trying to get rid of. I am not entirely UNHAPPY with the way I look....but I am VERY self conscious. I guess that's not true...I am unhappy with the way my body looks. But why? Why am I constantly comparing myself with others. And yes, I did have a baby 3 1/2 months ago...but you see...I have a problem. I am INPATIENT. I want my "pre-baby" body back already.

But here's the thing. That "pre-baby" body took me 1 year to get! And I just realized that today. AND I didn't breastfeed my last baby and so I didn't have to eat MORE to make sure I had plenty of milk.

So, I NEED to be happy. Happy with myself. My body. My accomplishments. My BABY! Because as much as I LOVE to exercise, eat healthy, and run my little heart out!!! I have come to realize that getting that "pre-baby" body might take a little more time. Because what matters most RIGHT NOW is that cute baby laying down in the living room playing with her toys.

(I will do my best to keep posting food and workouts....just been crazy around here the last few weeks!!!)