Monday, June 25, 2012

I wanted it so bad.....

...and I set myself up for success. Then, I fell through.

We went camping this weekend. I am usually really good with food when we are camping. However, I did not eat 1 vegetable or fruit I brought this weekend. I did not eat any of the chicken I brought either. I ate freshly caught fish though(And it was soooooo good!). So, this weigh in I was expecting it to be bad.

Last Week's Weight-137.0
This Week's Weight-138.0(+1.0)

I had a goal to workout 5-6 days and I only worked out 1 time. Yikes! Ah well, I have to learn from this and move on.

This week's goals:
1-Complete week 2 of Hal Higdon's 10k training
2-Do all Fitmixer Bootcamp workouts and make up 2
3-Drink 1 gallon of water a day
4-Track calories every day!

I hope you are having a fantastic Monday!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Marvelous In My Monday

I already posted today, but I just had to share my first Marvelous in My Monday post!!

The link isn't working for me, but you can find Katie-"The Healthy Diva" here.

1. I made my daddy breakfast for father's day and it was Marvelous! I love my dad so very much! He is such a good dad. I am his only daughter and a true Daddy's girl to the core! When I was sitting down to breakfast with him and my brother's it really made me happy that we were together for the first time in a while. I don't see them nearly enough.

2. I am going camping on Friday! Always the most Marvelous thing. We are campers for life and every summer we plan trips once to twice a month. It is so awesome every time we go :) Just 4 more sleeps and I am "checking out" til Monday.

3. I get to take a week off at the end of July and I am soooo excited to do so!! I have a lot of stuff I am planning to do that weekend.

What are you feeling Marvelous about today??

Monday Morning Weigh In

I told Chad last week that I "feel like an animal"! I forgot what it felt like to truly want my goal body. I lost the drive to reach my goals after I finished the Salt Lake Half in 2010. It feels good to have the "animal" drive back again. I want it and I want it bad. I will do everything I can to get it too. Not to be super skinny, but to be super fit and be super fit for life. That is my goal. I say 109 is my ultimate goal number, but really, I am positive that will change. I know it is more than a number and that scales suck! 

Monday Morning Weigh In
Last Week's Weight 138.4(which was a .2 pound gain from the previous week)
This Week's Weight 137(-1.4)

I feel good about that. I worked out 4 days last week. I did the elliptical 3 days + fitmixer boot camp workouts and just the bootcamp workout one of the days. I did eat a little too much at breakfast yesterday, but recognized it and put myself back into check for the rest of the day.

This week, it is balls to the wall. I am running Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday or Sunday. I am starting week 1 of a 10k training program. I need to work my running fitness back up, as I am going to run the Halloween Half Marathon in Provo, Utah this year. My time 2 years ago was 2:2something. This year, I would like to train hard and kick butt. I will post my goals at a later date, but I really want to kick this half's butt this year. My half marathon PR is 2:16:00, which was my first of 2 half's I have ran.

I will be ellipticizing and maybe stair climbing Wednsday and Friday. Along with all 5 days worth of boot camp workouts. I will be taking last Friday's missed workout with me to do on Saturday.

We are going camping this weekend and I hope to be more active than normal. I am hoping to do the 1 mile hiking loop a few times while we are down there, along with a 3 mile run on Saturday or Sunday.

Goal for next Monday Weigh In is 134.6! I really want that 10 pound goal. I know 2.6 pounds is totally doable for next Monday. So, it is time to rock and roll!!

This week will be spent grocery shopping, packing, and final preps before camping.

Do you go camping?? If not, have you ever been camping?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Good Saturday

Well, my streak has ended. Didn’t post or workout for 2 days. Boo! Oh well, I got up today, cleaned house a little and got my booty to the gym.

I did 45 minutes on the elliptical on a cross training workout that was hills. I was soaked to the bone and loved it! I was texting Chad “Weeee!!” and “I am soaked! Yeah, Great Workout!” Yep….I am a goober sometimes!

Once I got home, It was time to refuel….

Coffee with Almond Milk(5g of protien!), 1 egg sunny side up, 1 slice of french toast, bananas and a little protein powder/water mixture.

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This was the perfect breakfast. I kept the calories in check and the flavor was good!

After breakfast, it was time to head over to My Honey Buns dad’s house to do some work on our trailer. We are headed for more camping next weekend, so we always start getting ready a week in advance.

When we got home, it was time to start prepping black beans for tonight thru most of the week’s worth of dinners. We tend to eat the same thing, all the time. Last week almost every night for dinner we had Chicken, Baked Potatoes, and Veggies(For Me). Tonight to probably Wednesday we will have Chicken Burritos, which are my favorite!

I started to get hungry once the beans were soaking so it was time for a snack….

Edamame and a Fitmixer Slim Shake


I also started keeping closer track of my water intake. I would say on average, I drink at least 80 oz of water a day, but I would really like to be drinking a gallon. I definitely feel a difference on days where I drink less.

I have a plan to make this happen

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I actually have purified(RO) water in my basement that we use for the salt water fish tanks(we have 3 in the house now). So, I am going to fill up the gallon jug every morning and drink it throughout the day. That way I know I will hit my goal.

What are you up to this weekend??

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

On A Roll....

....With blogging and the workout commitments. I tracked all food yesterday and worked out.

Today's Workout

2.5 minutes on the treadmill0
25 minutes on the elliptical(my legs are SO sore!)
BootCamp Workout of the day. It was definitely a fun one.
            My favorite was the "Combo 3":
            4 Soldier Kicks
            4 High Knees
            4 Plyo Lunges
            4 Mountain Climbers
             *Repeated 4 times

I finished with 150 various moves from the 300 ab challenge that I pinned from Pinterest.

It was an excellent workout!! I am already feeling it in my lower back, abs and triceps!

I have my lunch and snacks packed. I planned to NOT fail today.

I hope you have a happy Wednesday!!!

What was your workout for today??

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I saw this on someone's blog a long while ago and decided to put it in my Draft Folder. While doing some cleaning up, I found it and thought it would be fun to share. I realize after filling these in, I really need to get out more! Ha!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma(Tried 2 times, my iron levels were too low)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Morning Weigh In & Fitmixer Day 21 Completed

Monday Weigh In
Last Week: 138.2
This Week: 138.4
+.2 lbs

I am 100% okay with +.2 lbs. I drank a half a bottle of wine and 1 beer on Saturday night. So, I actually expected worse. Even though I saw 136.2 on Wednesday last week. Bummer! Oh well, there is always next week.

My Weekend

Friday Night-We went out to dinner with Chad's family. Joe Morley's is a local joint and it is sooo good. I have a smoked turkey sandwich with a cup of clam chowder. I probably should have gone with a salad, but we have been trying to not eat out. So, I had a little cheat there. We followed that up by going to a sports bar and I had an apple flavored beer, which was a little sweet, but okay. Then, home to bed.

Saturday-Woke up to a little bit of this.....

Love my Littles!

Then lounged around the house for most of the day. Didn't work out, didn't eat well, and wasn't extremely productive. That night, I had a birthday party to attend. I had a nice time chatting with one of my sweet best friends that I posted about the other day. It was nice to catch up with her. Unfortunately, I stayed out too late and called it a night at 2:30AM. However, Chad and I stayed up talking after I got home until 6:00AM. 

Sunday-Woke up at 10 AM, not feeling great, but not feeling bad either. Lounged around the house, did some cleaning, started laundry, watched a movie, took a nap, took a bath and then went to bed with this guy....
Seriously, I am obsessed with my dogs. I have 240 pictures on my phone and about 230 of them are my dogs haha.

Today I woke up ready for Day 21 of Fitmixer Bootcamp. Today's workout was called BlackJack and holy killer! I loved every move. Tonight, I will be doing a 30day/300 ab challenge I pinned on pinterest. My workouts have been seriously lacking lately. I worked out like 3 days last week. I would like to be doing something 6 days a week. I do have a bunch of bootcamp workouts to makeup, so those will keep me busy.

This week's goal is to workout Monday-Saturday. I also am doing a 5k program, so the goal is to incorporate running back into my routine and follow it everyday.

Cheers to a good week!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Different Side of Healthy Living.

I am going to switch it up a bit around these parts today. I want to talk about a different side of healthy living.....Healthy Relationships.

In my life, I have had some very unhealthy, toxic relationships with people. I have also had some very healthy, loving relationships. Thankfully, the healthy, loving ones are the ones that have lasted.

I always seemed to have these "bad friends" or "bad boyfriends" who would gravitate to me and I would accept them. Even though, they only cared about themselves and no one else. It took them doing a lot of terrible things to me for me to realize that these people were not what I wanted/needed in my life. It took so much hurt and so much courage for me to finally walk away from these people. I had good friends and boyfriends, but I didn't realize how truly great they were until I pushed the bad out and the good were waiting with open arms.

Once I came around to my senses, I reconnected with 2 girls that truly are the best girl friends anyone could have. When I am with them, I can be who I am. They love me everyday and we keep in touch as much as possible. It always seems like when I am having a bad day, they happen to text me randomly to see how I am doing(As I typed that, one of them posted the SWEETEST BLOG and I stopped to read it). I love them. We rely on each other, we know that we can always count on each other and I adore them. I love you both and I love us!

New Years 2005, maybe?

Us 2011. 

On the boyfriend side of healthy relationships, that is going well also. I lack strong verbal communication skills. I can write out a feeling, but I can't spit it out of my mouth to save my life. He pushes me to strengthen my communication for us. He is the person I know at the end of the day will make everything okay...or better, at least. He brightens my day and always puts a smile on my face. In good times and bad we are always on the same team. I don't know if I have mentioned this before, but we met on Haha. At first, he was a nice guy to talk to, but one day I said, "I want to meet you. I am coming over in 30 minutes. What is your address?" The minute he opened the door it was love at first sight(for me, he took some convincing). It's been 5 years since we met and we are still going strong! I love him more and more everyday!

The only picture of us! He hates having his picture taken!

I feel I have made some very healthy relationships in my more recent years. I have stopped dwelling on terrible relationships, and just moving on. You can't make somebody want to have a healthy relationship with you. It's taken me 27 years to realize that!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Week 6 Weigh In & Fifty Shades

This week's weight was 138.2. I am sooooo excited. That puts me down exactly 5 pounds since starting the Fitmixer Bootcamp. I am so happy to be going down again, rather than up. However, I have to be honest and say I haven't done a workout from the Fitmixer page in a week and a half. I do intend to make them up, but I have been enjoying running again lately. So, I have hit the treadmill a few times. Plus, I have been running around constantly, when usually I am an award winning couch potato!

Lately I have been addicted to the Fifty Shades Trilogy. As in, I have read the first 2 books(in a 5 days) and started on the 3rd last night. I am already about 50 pages in. It is quite the captivating read. However, the sex parts are a little much. Meet, Have Sex, Fight, Have Sex, Guy gets mad at girl, Sex.....Sex is around every corner. I skimmed through some because I got bored of reading basically the same thing over and over again.

Other than that, life has been just! Nothing too exciting going on around these parts. I do intend to start making up the Fitmixer Bootcamp workouts. I will complete all of them by doubling up some days, but now that I am enjoying running again, I have to do it before I lose the love.

Tell me something exciting going on with you!