some days it's not about muscles, burning fat, or shredded physiques and washboard abs. some days gym time is just plain ol' therapy. that's it. endorphins are my drug of choice and were just what i needed yesterday. then my big boy and i went on a grocery run and headed home to meal prep it up.Read More
happy NOVEMBER & friday :)
let's celebrate. have some pancakes.
i made a big one for Chiso's breakfast yesterday. since he hadn't had them in a while (we switched to Ezekiel's cinnamon raisin bread for a little bit) he killed the whole thing in a few minutes.
it was topped with some cinnamon and a drizzle of walden farms pancake syrup.
SO, what are your fitness and nutrition goals for this month? how often do you make goals anyway? do you even make them? daily? weekly? monthly? making goals has become an incredibly useful tool for me now that i'm in off-season with my competition training. whenever i write ANYTHING down (grocery list, an event, reminder, whatever) Sonny feels the need to remind me what year it is and to document things electronically. well sometimes i don't want to! i mean seriously. i enjoy writing out my grocery list by hand and crossing off items one by one while i'm at the store. i just do. i'm pretty sure it's cause my mom did/does that. i also like to group all my items together (frozen, produce, etc.) as i take them out of my basket and put them on the belt at checkout. Sonny finally understands this and lets me do my thing :lol: anyway, it will take me longer to type my entire list into my phone... and then what if it dies!?
i did a reverse selfie (which is way freakin harder to do than i thought) of my october progress which was to eat as clean as possible and to add more definition all over, especially my abs. i stuck with my clean eating for the most part even though these weekend parties filled with pizza and cake got me a few times! but i stayed inside my 80/20 rule, so it's all good. i also upped my weight training and decreased my cardio. i'd love to stay where i am right right now so that when i compete again, i'll be at an acceptable 'starting' place.
le’s NOVEMBER 2012 fitness and nutrition goals
- continue to stay on track with my meal plan and clean eating
- ENJOY Thanksgiving to the fullest – no meal plan, scale, nothin’ on that day
- Run this 10K on turkey day ----> http://turkeytrot.shelteringarms.org/ and beat my current PR!
- Add HIIT back into my current workout routine (sprints 2x’s a week)
- Take my ab workouts more serious
ok those are mine! whether you write them or type your goals, just make some. i'm not just running a 10k so i can eat like a crazy woman on TG, but i already planned to workout anyway. i know my gym class will be canceled like it is every year, but i'd totally be there at 5:30am sharp for anyone who wanted to get in a great weight workout that morning.
have you ever worked out on Thanksgiving Day???
i think i got pretty darn close to their Famous Butternut Squash. in terms of taste, not looks, apparently.
at least Chiso thinks so- he liked it *wipes forehead*. i used:
- walden farms pancake syrup (instead of the maple syrup)
- i can't believe it's not butter spray butter
- few dashes of cinnamon
- dash of salt
- crunchy lite granola (bulk bins at HEB/Whole Foods)
- coconut crystals (found at Whole Foods)
that's all that's in there and it was too simple to be that good. i didn't measure a thing though and just threw it together, fyi. i was gonna cut it into chunks and throw it in the blender, but it was soft enough to just whip/mash up in a bowl by hand. also, i didn't have graham crackers like the original recipe, but Sonny's lite crunchy granola worked out fine.
does he look warm? bless his heart. i hadn't been outside since my eeeeearly morning workout, so i assumed it was still pretty cool out. not quite.
i took him out of the jacket and he took the hat off himself lol. Moms, if you don't have a jogging stroller, INVEST in one. no gym membership required. your post baby body journey starts with some good ol' walking. you'll be jogging/running again eventually though, and you'll be able to knock out two birds with one stone! family time and exercise. never let your little one be your excuse...only your reason. we were blessed with this stroller as a baby shower gift and i am SOOOOO grateful for it.
i used the last of that fresh atlantic salmon we bought to make breakfast tacos for meal #4 that night. i put this concoction together in my head while on our evening walk- fresh salmon, avocado, egg whites, shredded almond cheese all on a Ezekiel sprouted grain corn tortilla. yum! the tortillas pretty much broke apart once i picked it up :( , but hey it all went to the same place.
after that, i went to my freezer for the next best thing since we're outta salmon right now- tilapia! i baked a few pans of garlic and herb tilapia in the oven so i could prep some more meals to get us through the week.
i also made so fresh steamed asparagus for our green vegetable. lots of lemon pepper and Pam.
meal #5 for that evening consisted of spaghetti squash i baked earlier in the week, tilapia, and asparagus. i just rolled up two fork fulls of the squash and made it look like little pasta nests. then i sprinkled them with garlic and herb seasoning and some dried parsley.
Chiso and i are gearing up to support Sonny in his 2nd bodybuilding show this weekend!
we are so ready to cheer him on :)
a trophy would be awesome, but i get to bring the man home with me! whoop whoop!
i'm getting used to not doing morning cardio already lol!!! my last cardio workout was wednesday, so thursday i went and got a pedi for the first time since this past April.
i have always been uncomfortable with falling asleep in public places, especially when i'm travelling alone. i don't see how people do it. i just feel so vulnerable and i'm sure people have been taken advantage of in those types of situations. however, when i tell you that this is the first time i have ever dozed off during a pedicure and plain did not care, you better believe it. i got the works- massage, wax wrap thing, salt scrub, yeah all that. it felt that darn good and was well worth the wait.
golden toes! they will match my show suit perfectly, you'll see! i would have gone for the french tip (or whatever it's called) but ummmmmm, i can't get that done on my toes for the very same reason i didn't include my left foot in the shot. HAHAHAHA
this morning's breakfast: 1 egg + 2 whites, banana pancakes, and a bowl of oatmeal that isn't pictured.
this is prolly THE saddest breakfast shot i'll ever take but i don't regret posting it. every meal isn't a pretty presentation although most times that is what i strive for, even if i don't take a pic. i remember trying to WOW Sonny when we first got married with my food creations and presentations. i really do enjoy them. it's all apart of my cooking/kitchen experience lol. ok ANYWAY, i burned my omelette at that. i cut it up, added some fresh cilantro and dijon mustard and enjoyed every bite. i used to put one egg white into my pancakes, but one morning i tried leaving the eggs out entirely to see if it would still cook and hold together ok. and it did. i added water to the mix instead. i just wanted a bigger omelette, that's all. that way, it seems like im eating more food. get it? and besides, after putting 'i can't believe it's not butter' and Walden Farms pancake syrup over them, the consistency doesn't even matter anymore. still the yummiest, cleanest pancakes ever! but if you'd like them to look prettier, add the egg.
i really thought it would be hard for me to just sit down and do absolutely nothing today, but that feeling passed rather swiftly :lol:
i also woke up with something extra-
lots of HAIR!!! and a headache as my scalp is super sore:(. i normally don't get my hair done, done unless there's a huge event happening. aaaand well, this one calls for it. i'm ready to whip it all across the stage tomorrow!
i picked up a slab of salmon yesterday in prep for Sonny's last meals before our show.
i used some Walden Farms (calorie-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, etc) pancake syrup, Mc Cormick smokehouse maple seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried parsley.
i paired it with lime brown rice and steamed asparagus just before Sonny drowned everything in sriracha (hot sauce). sweet, salty, and spicy.
only thing left to do for the show is tan. that will be done tonight and again tomorrow (touch ups). oh and my makeup as well- bright and early!