Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dealing with self-doubt while Improving on my running

Hi, happy HuMp day!  Hope you are having a good week so far.  My day began with a little bit of everything for breakfast...
an egg
1/2 tsp. of baking powder

I had half a serving left of this huge container of protein powder that needed to go.  I combined all of the ingredients, mixed in a bowl, cooked it like I would a pancake and topped it with a bit of nut butter and a diced granny smith.  Strange combo, but it was delicious. ;o)
 
Anywhosers...  If you recall from my last post, I shared how through the Spartan race boot-camp I discovered how badly I need to work on my running and balance.  I have made it my mission to improve on both.  
Here's my running schedule for this week:
I started running on the treadmill this week and plan to take it outside once the weather cooperates.  

As far as working on my balance, I have been incorporating balance moves with my weight training.  I have added simple balance moves such as, performing single leg bicep curls and standing on one leg for a minute.  I know these sound easy, however, my balance stinks and I need to start where I feel comfortable at.   Also to improve my balance, I am incorporating a yoga day into my routine.

Since starting boot-camp last week, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are now weigh-training days for me, cutting my weight training from 5 days a week to only 3 days a week.   I am changing things up a bit until these 2 days a week of hell boot-camp are over.   

In case you were wondering, I have not signed up for the Spartan Race yet.  To be honest I have been doubting my ability to go through with it. I am still not used to Colorado's altitude and 3 weeks is just not enough time to prepare.  

I have to admit that while performing 2 of the obstacles during boot-camp the words "I can't do this" have come out of my mouth a few times.  Oooh, did I mention that every time you fail to complete an obstacle you have to do 30 burpees before you could move on to the next obstacle?  YEP!

 Burpees are usually not a challenge for me, I am actually part of the rare few that enjoys doing them.  However, I ended up doing 60 on Monday, due to my balance issues and that damn rotating monkey bar!  But, I am sticking to the boot-camp whether I do the race or not.  

I am not sure that I will be participating this year, but next year, IT IS ON BABY!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Where have I been?

Hi!  I hope you are doing well.  As you may have noticed, I took a couple of weeks off from blogging.  It was partially Google's fault, but who's counting...  It is a long boring story, it all worked out in the end and I am now able to log in to my account!  YAY!

Thank you for stopping by and showing my humble blog some love. 

What I have been up to lately?...

I had a couple of family things to take care of and spent our spring break getting to know Colorado with my hubby and son.  I did enjoy the time off, it allowed me to concentrate more in school and find a few fun activities and workout places in my area.

Although it is a bit chilli out today, it is finally Spring here in Colorado you guys, YAY!  

During warmer weather my body craves fresh produce and cold drinks.  Lately, for breakfast I have been enjoying fresh fruit, overnight oats and eggs.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dairy & Sugar Free Almond "Ice Cream" Pops

Hi guys!  I hope you are doing well.  I wanted to share my favorite dessert, as of lately.  This one is perfect for those hot summer nights ahead of us, or for those days you are craving a cold dessert but do not want to assault your calorie bank. 

 These are sugar and dairy free but still contain whole nutritious ingredients to help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals.  
Oh, and they are delicious too...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Vega Berry Pancakes & Farrell's Kickboxing Bag Class

Happy Monday!  I hope you are having a good start to your week. It is Spring Break for us and even though there is no need to get up at six in the morning this week, my day began at five in the morning with one thing in mind: Vega berry protein  pancakes... 
ME, hungry?? Shocking, I know!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Protein Berry Cobbler Featuring: #FlapJacked

Hi guys!  I hope you are having a good week so far!  My week has been a bit hectic with orthodontics appointment for my son and getting my house ready for my family who will be visiting from FL.  I am really looking forward to their arrival on Saturday.

Now enough chit-chat, I love pancakes for breakfast.  I do not know if you recall my infatuation with protein pancakes a while back specifically, with FlapJacked.

I was sold with the idea of the prepackaged protein pancake mix because it is so convenient, perfect for those who just do not have time in the morning to make pancakes from scratch.  The ingredients are excellent and the macros are also perfection.

 I loved this protein pancake mix so much that I even hosted a giveaway a few months ago. 

When it comes to my breakfast I tend to go through phases. Some weeks I am feeling savory and have the same savory breakfast the entire week and other weeks I enjoy a sweet fruity breakfast.  This week I have been loving the combo of both; savory and sweet.

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patty's Day Weekend, Shopping, Chest & Tricep Workout

Happy St. Patty's Day!  I hope this blog post finds you well.  Today started out with a busy but festive morning.  I made my son a green egg salad over toasts and a green lemonade for breakfast in honor of St. Patrick's Day.