Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When what you want seems so far away..

It seems to me that many and maybe most people want
to to be health. And what that means  to each of us is different.   Some want to be able to complete an UltraMarathon
others just want to be in a small pant size.   
That is where I was!   I felt miserable in my body. 
I did not like sitting in a chair and feel the roll around my middle. 
I really did not like running with my son in the backyard
and feeling all that jiggle or being out of breathe so quickly. 

So I decided the desire to feel better or even try to feel better became more dominate than the desire to be sedentary or to grab that bag of chips and self medicate with unhealthy food.  my husband and I found  P90X Plus - Workout DVD  and starting doing something.   It was really great doing it together.  It was still very hard.  There was many days when I tried to talk Luke out of doing the workout, I was really tired or it was a bad day.  But thankfully one of us was driven enough to say, 

We starting having days were we felt our pants getting looser or feeling stronger. 
and that is great motivation to keep going..  we then found CrossFit
 and fell in LOVE!   these workouts average 7-20 min compared to P90X was 60-90 min a day. 

Being a busy mom and working and family stuff going on, hitting a workout within 30 min
 has much more appeal for me.  and interestingly enough
I was even getting more results. 
but I think that is because I did more workouts. 

I am getting a little away from my topic, and really
I just want to say. 
Look for your goals and dreams and even if they seem so far way you can get there! 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tonights Diner was.. Chicken ala.. Duncan

Cooking healthy does not have to be hard, I think this took me 15 min to put together.

I had no idea what I was going to make for diner tonight. 
so I took out some chicken thighs..  
while I imagined what I was going to make.

I saw my beautiful herb garden and became inspired... 
To make a Chicken with sweet basil, cilantro, rosemary.. 
My son LOVED it.  So now I am calling this dish 
Chicken ala Duncan. 

I went and cut a bunch of the sweet basil, cilantro and rosemary from my
herb garden and cut it up and covered the chicken in the pan.

Then I added some delish chopped tomatoes with lime and cilantro.
I never saw this kind before but boy was it tasty. Put that on top of the herbs.
Then I added a can of tomato sauce..

I baked it in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour 20 min.

Oh My Goodness!   It smelled SO GOOD in my house! 
I was nervous.. I was not sure how this was going to taste. 
but it was DELISH!

Its FuN and exciting trying new dishes or even making them up. 
Most of the time you get good results. 
Sometimes it's time to order in. LOL

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Strive for your goals sometimes the road gets bumpy.

I have been thinking about my fitness goals.  We all have them. 
If you have had a baby, or you want to get married, you want to run a marathon, or you just want to do something that you have not done yet. Write a book..  I guess goals are not limited to physical.. but since that is my passion I am gonna focus more on that. 


Its hard to get up and go practice.. or keep to the diet..  
Sometimes, I don't wanna.  I want a cupcake or I want bacon!  
but when I have goals to eat clean, Paleo, that is NO SUGAR! well any cupcake that does not have sugar would be a better paperweight than cup cake..  so CRAP!  You have to keep choosing in your mind that the goals you want are bigger and more important than that quick gratification of that treat.. or skipping the workout!  
So if you have a slip up and you eat that cupcake or ditch the workout..   8-( 
    that does not feel good. but giving up will feel worse..  

so forgive your self have some grace and compassion.. 
and get your ASS to your next workout and give it 100%
because YOU CAN get to your goals. 
One step at a time! 

Today is a fitness rest day, (well I might go for a mile run) but that's it. My triceps are so sore and my right arm is so twitchy it is driving me nuts..  my hubby said what do you expect.. but still I want my cake and eat it too. I want to work out hard and have my body feel fine after. :-)   LOL
The past two days have been super hard and intense workouts.. 
Day two was 
15 rounds for time,  
one round of
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 squats
next round of
5 pull ups
10 dips
15 sit ups 
alternating each round

I am watching the World Cup soccer/football USA vs England match as I type this and it is very exciting.. 
I don't fallow this sport but I get that this only happens every four years and that this is the most popular sport in the whole world.  
It's kind of like the Olympics and more..  it seems like everyone has played soccer/football at some point in their life.. not everyone has participated in an Olympic sport.  I have to say..  
I LOVE watching people strive for their dreams..  weather it is to win the WORLD CUP  or to learn to do a pull up, run a mile, loose a couple pant sizes. 
 We need to keep striving for our goals.. 
I would LOVE to hear what your goals are and how it going.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010