21 March 2011


at this blogging thing. What has it been, three weeks since I said I would blog? Ugh.

I've really been sucking at eating well which is a big problem. I thought I was doing well last week and then St. Patty's day hit. I ate corned beef and cabbage and then kept going over the weekend with pizza AND chinese. Ugh! I wish I could say that I have been keeping up with my working out but I'm about 2 workouts behind.

Life keeps getting in the way and I'm trying to work around it but it's hard. I was able to run outside for the first time this weekend and that was awesome. Best part about it was that I got Micah to go with me. Why is that a big deal? Well...Micah tends to ignore me when I talk about working out at all. He's just in better shape than me at his base level so I get frustrated when we try to work out together. It doesn't help that he is 6'1" and his legs are like 20 feet longer than mine. Also, I may have yelled at him a couple of times in the past when he has finished and come back to run by me. I know that he is trying to motivate me but it feels like he's lapping me and I get frustrated and yell and him. Oops. I'm trying to convince him to help me again because he is the closest person to me so he can be the best motivation. I may have scared him off, though.

Alright, I'm going to try and keep a weekly goal. It's a little more attainable than thinking about over a month from now. My main goal is to work out 4 times this week, including my spinning class. I went to spinning two weeks ago and fell in love again. I don't know why I ever gave it up! My goal for working out is tomorrow (run), Wednesday (spinning), Friday (run) and one day this weekend (run). Let's hope I can keep it up!

Alright....I know at least one person is interested in some of the recipes I've tried lately so I'll try to post one every time I blog. I'll start my recipes with the first and best meal of the day - BREAKFAST!! This is one of Micah and my new favorite weekend breakfasts. Paired up with a little fruit salad, it's such a great and hearty breakfast that can be made with pretty much anything you have on hand. Who doesn't like eggs, toast and cheese? The recipe can be found on the cooking blog Framed (). Micah and I always use just egg whites and add different vegetables or leftovers we have on hand including: tomato, green onions, chicken, turkey, etc. I think it would be great with a little avocado or spinach...hum...guess I'll have to try that next time! I normally have one with a little fruit and Micah has two. Fills us up well and if you use some good quality whole wheat/grain bread, you'll get the extra fiber to keep you full!

Have a great week everyone. Hopefully I can stick to my plan!

08 March 2011

I'm baaaaack...

I'm going to try this whole blogging thing again but this time for a better cause. I stepped on the scale at the gym yesterday and was SO disappointed in myself. The past year of grad school full-time and working full-time has not left me with much time to take care of myself and apparently that has taken its toll. I'm ready to change that! It's time to make time for working out and to get my butt in gear!

So, I've decided to train for a 5k. I am not a runner and never have been. I've started training once before but I've never been able to complete the training successfully since I've still never run more than 2 miles straight. I want to change that. One, because I hate failing and two, because running is something I can fit in to my busy schedule since all I need is pavement. Since Micah and I were trying to plan a trip to Hawaii I figured that was going to be the best motivation I could find. So, on May 15, on the beautiful island of Oahu, I will (hopefully) complete my first 5k.

So why blog about it? Mainly because I need motivation BADLY! I am the queen of justifying everything and I am hoping that if I can keep a record of my workout schedule, weight lost and some yummy, healthy recipes that I'll have an easier time sticking to my plan. I'm hoping it'll be a way that I can track my progress so it'll be easier to motivate myself to keep going. Plus, one of my good friends started this awesome blog with some friends that she's training with...so I'm really copying her. :)

I have made a couple of short term goals that I'm hoping to accomplish by the time I step on that plane to Hawaii.

1. Lose 10 pounds - depending on what scale I use I am either 152 (gym scale) or 148 (home scale). My lowest weight was 133 and I was very confident and thought I looked great at that weight. I'd like to get back to that eventually but I think 10 pounds is a reasonable start.

2. Complete a 5k- Duh! That's the whole point of this blog. I am not worried about how fast or slow I do it, I just want to FINISH!

3. Eat Healthy - With our busy schedule, Micah and I have sort of fallen off the healthy band-wagon. Quick fixes and eating out has become far too frequent and I don't even want to think about how much sodium we've had in the past few months. I did some batch cooking the other day so hopefully the fact that there is quick and easy stuff in the freezer will help with this!

4. Work out at least 3 times a week - I'm hoping that some weeks I'll be able to work out more but I would like this to be my starting point. I think this will be hard enough with class two nights a week and a puppy at home.

So help me out! Keep me motivated! Ask me if I've been working out. Or just read and enjoy the recipes I hope to post. I'm off to a good start with a run/lift day on Monday and spinning tonight and I'm loving the feeling. Hopefully I can keep it up!