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Taking it all for granted… March 8, 2011

Filed under: Family,Life — silimommy @ 9:43 am
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As I sit at my computer and sip my coffee, barely being able to swallow, I think the same thing I do every time I get sick… “We take being healthy for granted”.

Just the simple act of breathing through my nose, can’t do it, being able to swallow without pain, can’t do it, being able to enjoy the tastes of the food I eat, can’t do it….

I am feeling so YUCKY!

But thankfully I know that “this too shall pass”, and I will once again be able to taste, smell, swallow, breathe and talk normally!

So that all being said I am just waiting around on Joseph to come home and take me to the doctor…. A place that I really dread going, because I know what’s coming… ūüė¶

I’m sure they will do a flu test (aka an oversized q-tip being crammed up my nose into my sinus cavity), they will probably also do a strep test (gagging me while shoving yet another oversized q-tip down my throat), they will look up my nose, down my throat and in my ears, possibly even draw blood and who knows what else…

You know what, I think I am feeling better already! {lol}

Well I’m going to go do as little as possible and rest until my fun filled trip th thr Dr…

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We are going INSANE!!! March 2, 2011

Filed under: Food,Uncategorized — silimommy @ 10:22 pm
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As in Shaun T’s INSANITYworkouts! ūüôā Today is only day 3 and we both were surprised at how much more we could do in our workouts!

If you aren’t familiar with INSANITY, I’ll give you a crash course in what it’s all about… It’s said to be the hardest workout program ever put on DVD (and I believe it).¬†It pushes you past your limits with 10 workout discs packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab and core training moves. It’s called MAX INTERVAL training, meaning you perform long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest.

This stuff is so intense I can’t even put it into words…. I can only put it into sweat, and sweat we do… I don’t know when I sweat more, during the actual “workout” or during the stretching periods (these are NOT rests). He has taken so many styles and forms of exercise such as yoga and tai chi then combined them with “traditional stretches” so even during this stretching you are working up a sweat!

During the workouts we are doing football drills, b-ball drills, “power jacks”, “power jumps”, push ups, jogging, floor sprints, and I could go on and on… The point is it is INSANE!!!!! but I LOVE it! ūüôā I know it’s working because I can feel it. I am sore, but it’s a good soreness! Like I said we made it further into our workouts without taking a break and we weren’t as winded. Our muscles were killing us at points, but if it hadn’t been¬†for fear of my legs giving out I wouldn’t have stopped. There were times when I wanted to keep going, and had the lung capacity to do it, just not the muscle strength/endurance.

I’m not saying that after 3 days I am already “in shape”, I’m just saying that there is already a difference! I still had to stop throughout (which is encouraged, if you need it), but I can only imagine where we will be an a week, two weeks, or a month!

I am SO excited about this (as if you couldn’t already tell)!!!!! The best part for me is I am able to do it right beside my hunnie ;). Which is something we wouldn’t be doing if we were going to a gym for this (mostly because we would be too intimidated).

I can’t wait to see where this takes us!

Of course, as with all exercise, you have to watch what you eat. My favorite thing about this program is the nutrition guide, and detailed information it provides for you to perfectly balance your meals and get exactly what you need! For an example Here is what we ate tonight!

Citrus Glazed Chicken with Grilled Asparagus

 

  • Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • salt, pepper, paprika to taste

     (I used cajun seasoning instead of the paprika)

Put chicken in an oven safe dish, top with remaining ingredients and bake for about 20 minutes at 350*. (note: this is one serving)

For the asparagus I used TJ’s frozen grilled asparagus and drizzled with EVOO and added garlic, salt and pepper. Bake at 350* for about 20 minutes. ūüôā

 

 

Day 2… Accountability March 1, 2011

Filed under: Exercise,Food,Life — silimommy @ 9:51 pm
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Today I have been trying to be accountable for all of my calories. I am writing down everything¬†I eat, and breaking down the calories item by item. I really want to make sure I am hitting the right caloric range because, I know that if I am not getting enough calories, or fuel, I won’t be able to burn off the excess… gunk. {lol}

So here’s the breakdown….

Breakfast: 8:45 am

This morning was delicious!

  • 1 slice of light wheat bread (40 cal)
  • 1 Tbsp all natural PB (95 cal)
  • 1.5 tsp all fruit blackberry¬†preserves (25 cal)
  • 1 cup berries (strawberries & blueberries) (65 cal)
  • Activia light yogurt (70 cal)
  • 1/4 cup kashi¬†crunch (with flax seed) (25 cal)
  • Coffee with flavored creamer (45 cal)

                                        {I only drank half of my coffee}

Grand total: 368 calories

I was not at all happy about this… I was aiming for at least 400 calories. I know, I wasn’t that far off, but this is where the obsessing comes in…

So, I will be trying to make up for that at my next “meal” or my mid-moning snack. I am supposed to eat 5 times a day…

Mid-Morning Snack: 10:45 am

“Vanilla Berry Protein Shake”

  • 1 cup 1% milk (110 cal)
  • ¬†1 cup strawberries (46 cal)
  • 1/2 of a medium banana (50 cal)
  • 2 Tbsp¬†all-natural Peanut Butter (190 cal)
  • Ice to taste

Grand total: 396 calories

Much better! I¬†almost hit 400 calories at this “meal”!

Lunch: 1:45 pm

  • ¬†Whole Wheat English Muffin (120 cal)
  • Tuna (50 cal)
  • 1 Tbsp.vegenaaise (35 cal)
  • 1 Tbsp. dill relish (16 cal)
  • 1/4 cup cheese (50 cal)Mixed Greens Salad w/ Balsamic¬†Vinegarette (35 cal)

Grand total: 306 calories

Afternoon Snack: 5:15 pm

  • 1 slice light wheat bread (40 cal)
  • 1 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter (95 cal)
  • 1 tsp honey (21 cal)
  • Greek yogurt cup (90 cal)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (20 cal)
  • 1/4 cup Kashi crunch cereal with flax seeds (50 cal)

Grand total: 316 calories

I know this was late for a “snack” but really they are 5 small meals. I knew we would have to eat supper late since Joseph didn’t get off until 5:00 pm, and then he had to go to the store… Such is life.

So after Joseph got home it was time for our mad crazy butt¬†kickin’ workout! And oh did it kick our hineys!!! It was great though. we were sweating and pushing ourselves SO hard! A few times I had to stop because I was light-headed and nauseous! It was intense, even more so than yesterday!

Ok, I promise I’m not usually always this ugly, but this was right after a crazy workout! I am flushed and sweaty… Ewwwwww!!!

¬†As much as I felt like puking then, I had to go cook supper… ūüėõ

Supper: 8:00 pm

(I know late, but there was nothing I could do about that today.)

 

Stir-Fry!

  • 5 oz. Salmon
  • Stir fried broccoli, mushrooms, and snow peas with homemade sauce
  • 2/3 cup cooked brown rice

Grand total: 400 calories

That brings me to today’s……. Final total!!!!!

Final total: 1,786 calories!

Yay!!! I hit my range… although my mind does go into a spiral of … whoa… that’s too much… I never eat that many calories… Oh no!… but it’s what the formula says I need, so it’s what I will do!

Welp, it’s time for me to hit the shower and the sack!

Much Love