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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Food Journal (7-30-12)

Good morning! 

I have a house full of kids coming today so I'm getting this blog entry in before they all start showing up! :) I'm back to writing in my journal so I will share that with you. I was hellbent on doing a ZWOW last night but we had severe thunderstorms so I stayed inside. Grrr...Tonight! I HAVE to do one tonight. I've gained a couple of pounds and just feel yuck in general. The only way to change that is to get moving again! 

I noticed awhile back, and forgot to share with you, that Zuzkalight liked a picture on my instagram! If you don't follow me you should! :) pbmommypl is my username! It was a total fangirl moment! haha! 

Anyway, here is my food journal for yesterday:

1 Bowl of Quaker Cinnamon spice oatmeal
1 Cup of coffee w/light soymilk and 1 Splenda

1/2 Cup of  Low fat cottage cheese
4 Strawberries
Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with sweet/spicy mustard and lettuce
1 Serving of Special K Multi-grain crackers (24 crackers)
Fresh, raw green beans (from my garden!) 
Baby carrots
1 Pear
1 Cup of Cinnamon Stick tea
1 Fiber One bar
1 Serving of Special K Multi-grain crackers (24 Crackers)
Rainbow noodles w/ Sweet italian turkey sausage, red peppers, onions and Zuchinni. 
Tossed w/ light olive oil, oregano and salt.
1/2 Cup of applesauce
1 Cup of Cinnamon Stick tea

I also drank 3 full 24 oz. cups of water throughout the day!

I've already started on my Food journal for today so look forward to seeing that tomorrow! Thanks for sticking with my during my lull!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Summertime Lull

So, I've decided exercise and diet is the hardest (for me, anyway) in the summer. This is always when I fall off track. This time it has been because of the heat. Whenever I stop working out I seem to eat worse too. Which is so annoying. 

Here's my new found motivation:
Courtesy of the Fat Booth App, I get to see what I would look like if I keep going down a no exercise, bad diet road. (shudder). 

So, I just went grocery shopping and bought a ton of healthy food. I completely raided their produce section! :)

 And, yes, I stocked up on my favorite! Low fat cottage cheese!! :)

Its been raining a lot lately too, which was needed here in Wisconsin, but I'm not going to let that stop me from working out tonight. I love to work out outside but if I have to work out in the shop like the old days, I will. :) I just really need to get back to where I was. 

I hope you all have a great day!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Food Journal (7-18-12) and some exercising!

Good morning! 
I am drinking my morning coffee as I write this and being sure to write it down in my journal! The day before yesterday, I didn't write in it and I ate horribly. I think because I didn't have to feel bad about writing it down, so yesterday I got back on the ball! 

Here is what I ate yesterday:

16 oz. Chai Cappuccino 
(I skipped food for breakfast! Bad!!)

Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with Sweet and Spicy mustard
1 serving of whole grain tortilla chips

1 Serving of Wheat Thins (15 crackers)
1 Cup of low fat cottage cheese

1 Corn on the cob
Whole grain tortilla chips w/ mild salsa
(Not a very good dinner, but nothing looked good to me)

Whole wheat toast
(This is becoming a problem. I get hungry at this time. Maybe I should just go to bed sooner!)

So there it is. Not the best, but there's always today to eat better! 

As far as exercise, I did not workout because once the daycare kids got picked up I had to mow the grass. We have a huge yard so that takes up quite a chunk of time. Then I had to run to the dump before it closed. After that, Peyton brought me into the woods to show me the awesome fort she built. We could hear our neighbor flying his Ultra light plane around so the girls jumped on their bikes and I ran along side them to catch up and watch him land. :) I actually ended up running for a my flip flops. 

Hopefully, tonight I'll get a ZWOW in!

Take care!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Food Journal (7-16-12)

I'm back on the food journal train! Woot Woot! I have not worked out since the last post due to this ridiculous heat, but I did stay quite active throughout the weekend. My daughters and I had a little girls weekend with a friend of mine and her daughter in Door County, Wisconsin. We spent a lot of time in the water and walking to all of the little shops. 

The heat index was at 104 yesterday so swimming seems to be the only comfortable type of exercise there is right now. We could definitely use a break and rain would be delightful!

I've had two people mention to me in the past couple of days, "why is it that our yards and gardens are dying but weeds are still thriving?" That is a darn good question. Our garden is doing pretty well. We have been watering it daily though!
 Even the sunflowers are starting to sprout pretty heads. :) 
 Our vegetable garden:
 Jim planted peas in a hanging basket:
 Those are some big radishes!
 And the beans are coming along nicely too!

Back to my food journal! Here is what I ate yesterday:

1 Small bowl of banana oatmeal with fresh blueberries.
1 Small glass of orange juice.
16 oz. cup of coffee with 1 cream and 1 sugar

1 serving of Wheatables (17 crackers)
1/2 cup Low fat cottage cheese

Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread w/spicy sweet mustard

1 cup of  Low fat cottage cheese (I could live off of cottage cheese if you haven't figured that out yet. haha.)
1 serving of  Tomato Basil Wheat Thins (15 crackers)

2 Servings of oatmeal 
1 banana

1 Slice of pizza (Don't judge me. I was starving! LOL!)

I also drank 3 full 24 oz. cups of water!
I haven't done a weigh in lately because I've been feeling yucky from lack of workouts. But today I weighed in at 147 lbs. Not bad. Keeping it under 150! :)

Starting weight: 150 lbs.
Goal weight: 134 lbs.
Current weight: 147 lbs.
My height: 5'10

Have a great day!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Z Challenge!

Good day!

I braved the mosquitoes again last night and push through the Z Challenge Zuzana posted on her youtube channel. 

Here is the link to this workout:

The workout consisted of:
3 Low Jacks, 1 Pike Press, 1 Jump Up
This was considered 1 set. The challenge was to do 50 sets as fast as you can. 

I did 50 sets in 7 minutes 56 seconds. I'm not really impressed with my time but around the 25 mark my arches in my feet started cramping up. It was painful and I had to keep taking quick rests to "shake it off" and start again. I think that added to my time. 

I have flat feet so I wear arch supports in my running shoes. I sometimes wonder if they are too high up on the inner part of my foot because they seem to cramp up every time I have to do Jacks. When I go running they don't hurt but I get blisters at the highest point of my arch support. No matter how thick my athletic socks are! It drives me crazy. I'm considering taking my arch supports out...I got them from my chiropractor so I will probably consult with him first. It was just very frustrating to try and keep good form when all I could concentrate on was how bad my feet hurt.

It was getting dark by the time I did the workout so no pictures this time. :( I hope everyone has a fantastic day!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I'm Back! ZWOW #24

Well, hello there!

Its been awhile. I know. This heat wave has left me tired and HOT. I do not have air conditioning and it has been WAY too hot to work out outside. I've been staying active in other ways, as I LOVE water sports. We've been spending every weekend on the water so that is nice, but I've been feeling so sluggish without my daily workouts. So last night I did ZWOW #24, "The Core Crusher".
It was tough and even that little hiatus I took was obvious last night. I had to do just about all of the dive bombers on my knees. :( 

Here is the link to the workout I did.

This workout consisted of:
15 Dynamic Squats
15 Kick Ups
10 Dive Bombers
10 Prisoner Get Ups
As many rounds as you can in 10 minutes. 

I managed to bust out a little over 2 1/2 rounds. Basically I did 3 rounds of Dynamic Squats, 3 rounds of Kick Ups, 2 1/2 rounds of Dive Bombers, 2 rounds of Prisoner Get Ups.

Here are some pics!

Dynamic Squats:

Kick Ups:

 Dive Bombers:

 Prisoner Get Ups:

 The weather was beautiful yesterday for this workout but the mosquitoes were awful!! I had to slather myself in this stuff to even get the workout done:

Have a great day!