Friday, August 23, 2013

America's Favorite Past Time

Last night I decided to go out to the ball field with some of my favorites. I haven't been to a baseball game in years but last night was the perfect night to go. It was the last Thursday game of the season so it was packed with people sipping on ice cold drinks and eating their body weight in popcorn and hot dogs. Its was a blast!
Nothing like the smell of hot dogs,  a beautiful sky and fun friends.
I think I watched maybe 2.3 seconds of the game.
One of my good friends Taylor.
Super excited about this weekend we are going to some event (I forgot the name) all day Saturday. I will make sure to take tons of pics and share them on Monday.


That's all Folks!! Have a great weekend everyone!
Day 191:
Breakfast: egg omelet with feta and spinach
Snack: 20 almonds and a few tiny squares of dark chocolate
Lunch: spaghetti squash with organic marinara sauce and ground turkey
Snack: protein bar
Dinner: Grilled chicken and pinapple with sweet potato crisps and corn
140 days no diet mountain dew- 99 days no soda
8 till vaca
23 days till 5k

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Skinny Southwestern Meatloaf

I want to start off by reminding everyone today is the last day to enter into the Non- Slip headband giveaway sponsored by Elise the Boutique. I will be picking the winners tomorrow morning at 9:00am. You don't want to miss out on this because you get to pick out your own pattern and color with FREE shipping. All you have to do is tell me how you have changed your lifestyle for the better or what you would like to do to change your lifestyle. I'm ready to see those comments peeps!!
Now to the food...
On Monday I was craving meatloaf but not just the traditional kind, I wanted to spice things up a little. This is what I came up with.
What you will need
ground turkey
1 can of whole kernel no salt added corn
low sodium black beans (drained)
veggie quinoa
1 1/2 limes
taco seasoning
reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 egg (not pictured)
Preheat oven 375'
Start by cooking your ground turkey and quinoa.
Then mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl.

Pour mixture into cooking dish and shape like you would normally shape a meatloaf.
Then squeeze a 1/2 lime over entire meatloaf and then top meatloaf with the other lime.

Put in oven and let cook for about 25 minutes.
Then top with low fat cheddar cheese and jalapenos.
Let cook until cheese is fully melted and ends are golden.

To make sure it is fully cooked put knife in the middle.
Then enjoy your yummy Skinny Southwestern Meatloaf.

I then treated myself to a dessert.
It consisted of fat free whipped cream and 1 spoonful of my pumpkin pecan butter.

Words can't express how delicious this was.

Week 12 Workout 2
I am getting closer and closer to the day of my first 5k and getting super excited. I am now up to running 2.50 miles. Now that might not seem like much but  when I first started working out I couldn't even run for 3 minutes not even exaggerating. But after pushing myself harder than I have ever pushed myself it is getting easier ever day. (proud moment for myself)

This workout was defiantly a sweaty one and I have decided I reallllly hate doing forward lunges. Most people that I talk to hate burpees or something a little tougher than lunges but me not being the most graceful person in the world I just look like a spastic chicken doing them. No lie I saw someone giggling at me this morning. This is when it is good that I can laugh at myself. ha
During my workout I burned 514 calories in 1:18 mins.

Day 190:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with reduced fat cheese and sugar free syrup
Snack: large fresh produce stand red apple
Lunch: 2 small portions of skinny southwestern meatloaf and spaghetti squash with ground turkey and organic low sugar marinara sauce.
Snack: protein bar and edamame
Dinner: edamame, sushi and miso soup
139 days no diet mountain dew-98 days no soda
9 days till vaca
24 days first 5k


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Family Weekend


I wanted to share this past weekend with everyone because it was just plain fabulous. I went home to support my dad and brother because they were in a  100 mile bike race across the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Friday night we went to my brother and his wife's house for dinner so they could prepare themselves for Saturday. They had huge plates of spaghetti but I just stuck with a large salad. Afterwards I gave them their good luck cake and cards.

My sweet momma!
Afterwards we headed to my parents house so that my dad could get everything ready for the big day.

5:30 am came early but they couldn't get started without their cheerleaders.


Last minute prepartation.

Nothing beats home in the morning. The views are breathtaking.

The newly weds still can't keep their hands off each other.

It was finally time to give them both their good luck hugs so they could head to the starting line.
It was crazy how many bikers there were. Then and there my brother's wife and I decided we are doing the 25 mile race next year.

No turning back now!!

Olympic Silver Medalist, Lauren Tamayo.

Allllmost timmmmeee.....

After they headed out for their very long journey, mom and I decided to get a little exercise ourselves.

Growing up the best place to run was around the lake. It has a trail around the entire thing with a beautiful view to distract you.

(Week 11 Workout 4)
Afterwards we sat and relaxed and had some mother daughter time.
A woman came up to us and asked if we were related because we looked so much alike. I of course said she was my mom. She said that we had to get a picture of this because it was just too perfect.

After seeing both pictures, I couldn't agree more.

Later that afternoon we decided to go up to the Blue Ridge to check on how the guys were doing. We finally found them going up this huge hill/mountain.(I don't know how they do it)

They took a quick break and of course I had to snap a few pictures. (This is at mile 83)

This is also what I did while cheering them on. I love wild flowers.

And of course you can't have a race without a sign. I brought out my old school cheerleader poster making abilities. (and I mean old school ha)
After we sent them on their way for the rest of the 100 miles. Mom and I needed something to wake us up. It had been a very long day (It is tiring watching people ride 100 miles up a mountain ha) We also went to a bunch of local produce stands and I got some tasty treats.

I have a pumpkin obsession <3
After many hours we finally saw them cross the finish line (okay I'm not telling the truth we missed them going across the finish line because we got distracted at the produce stands but we only missed them by a minute)


My dad was too tired to drive home so I brought out the mountain girl in me and took control of the situation. This thing sure is bigger then my little car:)

I just love home. It truly reminds me how blessed I truly am!
Week 12 Workout 1
2.50 miles on the treadmill
arm weight machines
10 time 3 incline sit ups
10 time 3 reverse sit ups
20 minutes on the bike
Day 189:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with sugar free syrup
Snack: a very large fresh peach that I bought from the produce stands this past weekend
Lunch: Southwestern meatloaf (recipe tomorrow)
Snack: protein bar and edamame
Dinner: spaghetti squash with ground turkey and organic low sugar marinara sauce
138 days no diet mountain dew-97 days no soda
10 days till vaca
25 days till 1st 5k

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Elise The Boutique Non-Slip Headbands Giveaway CLOSED

I am super excited to be doing my first Giveaway. I have wanted to do one for a while but wasn't really sure what I should do until the owner of Elise The Boutique in Asheville, NC reached out to me with a great idea.
I am sure everyone has seen the non- slip headbands and I am sure many of you have them. I have a few and they are amazing. The only thing is sometimes they can be on the expensive side. So I was really excited when I learned about the Non-Slip Headband's at Elise The Boutique. Aren't they adorable and the great thing is they won't empty your wallet.
(I have already picked out like 5 of these that I will be getting)
These are great for working out or everyday wear.
So here is how it going to go. On Friday I will be picking two lucky winners and they will get to pick out their own Non-Slip Headband (color and pattern) and it will be shipped to them for free.
The way I am going to pick the winners:
1. Tell me a way you have changed your lifestyle for the better.
2. Tell me a way you would like to change your lifestyle for the better.
On Friday I will read through all the comments and decide one winner and then I will get the owner of Elise The Boutique to pick who she thinks should win as well. I will let everyone know the winners on Friday morning.
Now everyone is actually going to get something out of this post today. The owner has decided to give me a discount code for all of my readers for the Non-Slip Headbands. They normally cost $8 but with this code they will only $6. Such a great deal!
Just go to their site and get ready to see some amazing stuff!!
Discount Code for Non-Slip Headbands:
Can't wait to read the comments and learn how people have changed or would like to change their lifestyle!!