Saturday, December 12, 2009
WHAT DID I JUST SAY?!? Am I crazy? I'm still debating the crazy thing. All I know is, in a momment of complete spontenaity, I told my sister I'd run the Seattle Rock n' Roll Marathon with her in July 2010.
But Bran, you're almost 100 pounds over-weight and you haven't ever stuck through anything in your whole entire life (except your soon to be failed 12 year marriage)! You've never run more than 2 + miles in your life. You're nuts, you're a dreamer, not a doer! Yes, all of these things are going through my mind on a daily basis, if not hourly. What did I do?!?!
To make things even more of a frightening reality, I've started telling people. I'm sure they look at me and snicker inside but so far, the response has been very positive. I have this EXTREMELY fit friend/co-worker who runs Ultras and marathons. She even came to work the next day after running a marathon! (we're nurses and on our feet all day long) To say she's amazing is an understatement. Back to the point, I told her of my plan and she has been nothing short of inspiring and supportive. I feel like I fraud sometimes talking to her about running, as if I'm really in this elite and secretive club. She just encourages me and tells me I can do it. Nothing but love for her!
Well, I'm armed with the BEST pair of running shoes in the world (Brooks!), a treadmill, an iPod with great tunes and the Couch to 5k app, and the book, The non-runner's marathon trainer.
Wish me luck!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Julia sampling the goods
Now the lessons learned here are siple....just because it says "organic" and/or "vegan", doesn't necessarily mean that it's all that healthy! But boy it was delish! These cupcakes were a lot like cakey sugar cookies and that vegan buttercream frosting, out of this world! So even though these little babies were calorie ridden, they were worth it! And, they were not made with any animal products or hydrogenated anything. Once again, delish!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Now on to confession time. I didn't plan it but went out to dinner last night. Totally went crazy on french fries, blt's, some of ma's "Donna's Favorite" and more french fries. And to top it all off, I went for a brownie delight afterwards. Tried as I might, I added it all into my points tracker on WW online. It wasn't pretty. Talk about bloated today! I really feel it in my hands. So, I'm chugging lots of water to get rid of all the excess salt. Add to all that, I'm sick with some throat/chest cold issue. Hope it resolves quickly. I am going to run today, not sure how well that will go. Possbility I may have to repeat this week. We'll see how I feel later.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Mom is supposed to take the girls to a movie tonight so that will free up time for me to go to the gym and get Wk 4 Day 1 out of the way.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Not that I'm anywhere near finished yet, but I've already planned ahead and downloaded the 8k program to my iPod for my next running adventure!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
After the run, I hopped on the eliptical. I went back to the old ones that I first used at the gym. They don't have the handles for the upper body to move but I think I like these ones much better. 20 minutes just zoomed on by with 218 cal's burned!
So today's workout, I will post back later. I have some Firms I will be whippin' out. Oh, and possibly a walk with my pooch on this gorgeous day!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
My workouts have been terrible this week. I have only worked out once at the gym. Yesterday was one of those, I'll do it at this time, that time comes...oh, I'll do it at this time....something comes up. I'll do it in the evening! The kiss of death! I never workout in the evening...what was I thinking? On that note, I WILL get my run in today! I WILL!!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
2 c steel cut oats, rinsed1
12 oz can ff evaporated milk
1 15 oz can pumpkin
5.5 c water
1 c splenda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ c sf maple syrup
Place all ingredients in crock pot, stir until thoroughly mixed. Cook on low for 8 hours.Serves 8. 3 points
So, I made this and just finished up my last pre-portioned bowl. I've been inspired by other blogs to add some flair to my oatmeal. My last concoction was my creamy pumpkin oatmeal with 1 tbsp semi sweet chocolate chips and 1 tbsp...or was it two? of Better n' Peanut Butter ( found at your local Trader Joes....although stuck in Juneau I'm forced to make my sister be my Kiki and run all over the greater Seattle area to buy them for me and and send them to Juneau!) Long story short, YUMM-O! It tasted just like a Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal cookie that a friend of mine made. Delish! Other combos have been with just 2 tbsp of Craisins. Or I've tried 2 tbsp Craisins and 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips. I'm debating on whether or not to make a batch of steel cut oats plain.....or plain with the can of ff evaporated milk. That way, I can make more combos....hmmm. I'll keep you updated.
Another of my go to recipes is what I have dubbed Tuna Slaw. The name doesn't inspire by any means but boy is it delish! I'll have to take a pic next time eat it. I've made it a couple of different ways but here it is...
3 oz broccoli slaw
1 can of tuna in water, I like albacore
lots of mustard
1 pickle or 1/2 cucumber
Throw it all in a bowl and mix.
Well, yesterday I was was wanting something more from my Tuna Slaw...couldn't quite put my finger on it. I grabbed a bottle of bbq sauce and the rest, as they say, is history. Double Yumm-o! I added 2 tbsp of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
- run 90 sec
- walk 90 sec
- run 3 min
- walk 3 min
I'm hoping I have the stamina for this! I've planned my workouts for the week as you can see on the side. I might try to add another w/o on the running days for Weds and Fri. Who knows! Can't promise anything but I will definitely bust out the planned workouts!
Here is my attempt at the Green Monster Smoothie. As you can tell, my green monster was a purple monster! I will add to say that I hadn't had my coffee yet and I was having visions of grandure so I added blackberries too. I did it because I read somewhere that somewhere someone had added blueberries.
Friday, May 8, 2009
One can get addicted to these blogs!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
So that's what I did yesterday. I worked out 30 minutes and burned 315 calories. Worked those muscles but didn't work them too hard. My right knee is hurting a little even while I was chillaxin'! Still hangin' in there. Yeah me!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I finally made the crockpot oatmeal with steel cut oats and pumpkin. It was thick and creamy and VERY filling. The girls had cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs and apples and were off outside for a beautiful day in the sun. I might just have to go for a walk in this gorgeous weather. I don't think it's going to be nice this comming week. I also hardboiled some eggs and got rid of the yolks. I sure do hate hardboiled eggs but it's a quick form of protein and it's low points for 2 of them. I've decided to put some hummus in them and make them like a deviled egg. I found the suggestion online.
So....I jumped one day early and hopped on the scale for giggles to see if my working out has gotten me anywhere. 3.6#'s! I also organized my iPod better with the faster 140-160 bpm songs on the running playlist and the slower beats (but still fast) on the eliptical playlist. I bought new running socks from smart wool and got a peachy keen new Sigg water bottle. Good times.
Friday, May 1, 2009
I'm thinking about adding another workout to today but can't promise anything...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I don't really want to post this but for posterity....I weighed in yesterday at 237.8. Up 0.2 from last Sunday's weigh in but that was to be expected. Ate like a piggy. So far eating is going good. I did oink out a little at Gram's birthday dinner BUT, I did record everything I ate. Yeah me! Bought lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Tomorrow will probably be Subway for dinner. Can't pass up 2 servings of veggies with that meal! Still on the fence about what workout to do tomorrow. I have the hardest time working out on Tuesdays. I think I'll try one of my express workouts that lasts around 20 min.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Overall I think I burned over 600 calories in 50 minutes but I was having technical difficulties with my HR monitor. Not too shabby. Now I need to sculpt out a plan (pardon the pun!) I work Sat, Sun, Mon nights and Saturdays I'm busy with the girls' activities. I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and just go straight from work on Monday mornings and head to the gym for my run/walk workout. So that would give me M-W-F for my 30 min run/walk and some elliptical after. Wednesdays and Fridays I'll have to wake up earlier with the girls, drop them off at school and then head to the gym after. I usally waste a lot of time in the morning, farting around on the computer so that would be a perfect time. This Friday, the girls have off so I will have to either do my workout after mom gets off work or....I could as my cousin to watch them. Okay...so I have a plan. Now here's the lay out. I am going to do week 1 today, Friday and M-W-F of next week. The next week will start week 2 and so on. I will add in some FIRM workouts for cross-training and see where this takes me.