Friday, September 6, 2013

New Workout!!

Today has been a crazy day so I am a little behind in my post today but HAPPY FRIDAY!! Today I wanted to share my workout with ya'll.

Week 14 Workout 3
I first started out on the treadmill with a sweaty warm up.
5 minutes walking: 15.0
5 minutes jogging: 0 incline
5 minutes walking: 15.0
5 minutes jogging: 0 incline
Then got to the really sweaty part of my workout!!
When I finished I was ready for a nice long shower. This will be a workout that I definitely do again.
I am going out of town this weekend to the bfs parents house. I am pretty excited because we are going to his little cousins 2nd birthday party.
Isn't she adorable!!

I love going to his parents house because it is always very relaxing and of course I get to play with his adorable cousins.
You know I will take tons of pictures and share them next week. I also have a ton of new recipes and workouts I want to try out, so make sure you check them out!!
Day 102:
Breakfast: blueberry pomegranate smoothie
Snack: few bite of leftover tuna salad
Lunch: Couldn't bring my lunch today because I had some other things to do this morning so my food would have gotten old so I had to eat in the cafe. Tuna sandwich on wheat. NO MORE BREAD on Monday
Snack: 2 pieces of dark chocolate
Dinner: hamburger no bun with onion and ketchup with a side of sweet potato fries and red peppers
154 days no diet mountain dew
9 days 2nd 5k
210 day 1 10k


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Amelia Island Part 3

After our day of non stop working out the next day we took a little break. I started it out with a yummy breakfast.
2 pieces of turkey bacon, greek yogurt, black coffee and of course some water.
We then headed out to the beach to do a little relaxing. But my family being the active family we are, we decided to take a 2 mile walk along the water.

my goofy daddy :)

When we got back I made a large, delicious salad for lunch.
Spinach, tuna salad (will share recipe soon), almonds, some turkey bacon crumbles and half a piece of munster cheese.

That night was the big night!!
Both my parents went to Auburn and that is actually where they met. So you can probably guess I was raised a War Eagle Gal!
My mom and I decided to cook dinner before the game. (I have to say it was just as good as what we would get at a restaurant but I might be a little biased)

Started out with tilapia (that is extra virgin olive oil not grease)

Fresh sauteed veggies
squash, zucchini, onion and green peppers
Cajun shrimp

Then of course my new obsession sweet potato fries.

I'd say it turned out pretty good, wouldn't you?

I then made some skinny pumpkin muffins for dessert.
You know I had to make them Auburn colors for the BIG game!!
They must be good luck because we WON!
I guess I will have to make these every time they play. (great excuse right, I love pumpkin)

The next day we went to church (AWESOME CHURCH, I loved it) The preacher and his wife were so welcoming and were so laid back.
Afterwards we went home and took and nap and relaxed and I started packing. (insert sad face) Even though I wasn't leaving till the next day I always like to pack the day before so I make sure I don't leave anything behind.
That night we walked downtown to do some shopping I needed to pick up a few gifts.
You know my mom and I had to get a picture with the pirate.

My dad then met up with us for dinner.
This is what I had, get ready to start drooling. This is the only time I really splurged. I mean look at it wouldn't you.
Blackened Maui Maui with veggies and Caribbean salsa with a nice big crab cake on top.
It all melted in my mouth.

After my belly was completely stuffed we walked home and I asked the parentals if we could please take a bike ride to work off some of that delicious food I just had. So we went on a last bike ride around town and ended it with watching the sunset.
It was the perfect ending to a perfect vacation.
Words can't express how lucky I am to have the two parents that I have. They are truly the best!!
Now back to the real world
I guess I am finally done sharing my vacation so I will get back to my normal life.
This week has been about the same as every other week but the good thing is that it is going by so fast.
This morning I finally got back into the gym. ( I needed a couple of days to relax after my very active vacation)
Week 14 Workout1
Started with running a mile on the treadmill
Arm weight machines
20 minutes on treadmill- 5 minutes incline speed walking- 5 minutes running no incline- 5 minutes incline speed walking- 5 minutes running no incline
Going to make up a new workout for tomorrow so make sure you check it out!!
Day 201:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with salsa and spinach
Snack: 20 almonds and 4 tiny squares of dark chocolate.
Lunch: low calorie broccoli soup
Snack: sweet potato noodles with fat free cottage cheese and veggies.
Dinner: Spinach with tuna salad (and a popsicle)
153 days no diet mountain dew
10 days till  2nd 5k
211 days till 1st 10k (hopefully still have to register)


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Amelia Island Part 2

Like I said yesterday after my mom and I finished the 5k we went home to get cleaned up and headed out to the farmers market. It was a super hot day so we stopped by the local coffee shop for something cool to drink.

I have a new love for farmer's markets. There is just something about the fresh fruit and veggies, homemade soaps, candles, fresh flowers, hot sauces, salsas, etc.

These were the most colorful, soaps I have ever seen.

Some yummy dips and hot sauces.

Fresh veggies

My sweet momma carrying all our goodies home in her basket.

Here are my yummy finds.

Snake Bite hot Sauce... AMAZING
Honestly the best salsa I have ever had. (a little pricey though)

I am loving all these new types of noodles being made. Veggies made into noddles? Yes please.
I had these last night and they are addicting.

After we got home from the farmer's market we changed again into workout clothes and set off for a "short" bike ride according to my daddy. But when he says that I know I better prepare myself for a very long ride.

We biked on a trail that goes across a lot of Amelia Island. The views are so worth it.
Of course we have to take breaks for some pictures.

We saw this little guy crossing the road. I thought I was going to have to beat someone up because he looked like he was going to run over him. He better be glad be didn't or he would have me to deal with ha:)

Crossing the fishing bridge

Since when did my parents get to be so fun to hang out with. Oh the things you realize when you get older ha.

Driftwood Beach.

My mom loved these berries. The were so pretty and bright.

Going back over the fishing bridge, these are some smart seagulls waiting on some dinner.

This is my, mom I'm hot, thirsty and I think I am done taking pictures face. But of course she still insists on taking the picture and I love it:)

Results from our "short" bike ride.

Continued tomorrow....make sure you check it out!
Day 200:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with my salsa from the farmer's market
Snack: 20 almonds
Lunch: leftover turkey sausage, peppers and onion pasta with sweet potato noodles with squash and hummus
Snack: 2 small low cal pumpkin muffins and 1/2 green apple.
Dinner: Spinach salad with grilled chicken, salsa, fat free cottage cheese, grilled peppers and a side of asparaguus
 Dessert: sugar free fat free carmel coffee swirl incecream (small scoop)
152 days no diet mountain dew
11 days till 2nd 5k


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Amelia Island Part 1

On Thursday it was finally time to head to Amelia Island. I packed myself a snack so I didn't get hungry and have to stop at a gas station.
So I started the long drive with some good tunes and time to myself. I ended up meeting my mom in Savannah and we took a little break.

Finally after 6 long hours I saw my favorite bridge ever. (well at that time)
The bridge the leads you into Amelia Island.
When we got there my dad greeted us with a happy yet hungry hello. So we went to one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever been to.
Then we took a stroll downtown and to the port to check out all the beautiful boats.

After our bellies were stuffed and we got some exercise we headed home to get some rest because we had a lot of things planned for the weekend.
Then next morning we woke up bright and early to go running on the beach to practice for the Turtle Trot 5k the next day. I tell you nothing is like running on the beach in the morning, it is just plain wonderful. (well minus the heat) We actually added a bike ride in after the run and all in all burnt 700 calories. (forgot to picture)
After a long, sweaty run we went and got cleaned up and headed out to a local restaurant by the water for some lunch. This might be the best salad I have ever had. Grilled Buffalo chicken, avocado, a little bit of blue cheese crumbles and balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It was so good I didn't even need the dressing.
We then walked back to the house to relax a little. I mean this is vacation right?

After we took a nap we headed to the running store to pick up all the stuff we would need for our 5k the next morning. Not going to lie I was starting to get butterflies.

That night we went to seafood restaurant that was on the other side of the Island. I was pretty excited to have some fresh shrimp and this salad was just plain perfect.

While we were eating we noticed this guy headed out of the port. I would say he had a WIDE LOAD. I have never seen them stacked so high. Hope they don't run into a storm.

When we got back from dinner I went ahead and laid out my clothes for the race the next morning because we had to be up bright and early.

Watching the sun come up the next morning before the race was kind of calming. I had never been in a race before and I haven't been running that long so I guess you can say I was pretty nervous. My goal was to just finish without walking and run it under 37 minutes. (I did both woohoo)

Of course before the race we had to have a photo shoot

Turtle Trot 2013 (help save the turtles)

Aren't they cuties

This is actually before the race. We look like we have already run ha.

Check mark- 1st 5k

My mom finished strong too!

Calories burnt ( I don't think it counts the amount you sweat in this crazy Florida weather and my time isn't correct I stopped it after I hasd already finished.)


We were pretty proud of ourselves but exhausted.

Afterwards we went home to shower and take a quick nap before we headed off to the farmers market. (Continued tomorrow, make sure you check it out)
(Completed Week 13 Workout 3 and 4)
If you follow me you know that I keep a food journal at the bottom of each post. Since I was on vacation for 5 days I didn't keep up with everything I put in my mouth but I did stick to healthy lifestyle (minus 1 crab cake, I couldn't resist). I will continue today from the last day I recorded.
I have accomplished many of my goals since I have started this blog so I feel like I need to set some new ones so that I don't slack off and have something to work towards.
As far as my eating habits.
Goal 1-give up all red meat. I will only be eating chicken, turkey and fish
Goal 2- Eat a salad at least 1 meal per day
Goal 3- Snack less
Workout goal:
Gaol 1: on September 14th (2nd 5k ) run it under 31 minutes
Goal 2: Workout 5 times a week
I think this is a good start to continuing my journey to a healthy, happy living lifestyle.
Day 199:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with hot sauce
Snack: 20 almonds
Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich (whole wheat bread) ( I didn't pack my lunch today and this is the only "healthy" thing in the cafe at work with baked veggies and hummus
Snack: FIT airpopped popcorn
Dinner: Turkey sausage, peppers and onions pasta with sweet potato noodles
151 days no diet mountain dew- 110 days no soda
12 days till 2nd 5k