Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tasteful Thursday - Eggs Baked in Tomatoes

Monday, July 27, 2015

1/2 Marathon Training - Week 3

Another hot week, but I got it done!!!!

Monday - T25 Alpha Cardio
Tuesday - T25 Total Body Circuit, 1.6 mile run
Wednesday - T25 Alpha Speed 1.0, bowling
Thursday - T25 Alpha Ab Intervals, 3.1 mile run
Friday - T25 Alpha Lower focus, bowling
Saturday - 1 hr swimming/playing,  bowling
Sunday - 6 mile run, bowling

Here's what's in the plans for this week -

Monday - T25 Alpha Total Body Circuit
Tuesday - T25 Alpha Speed 1.0
Wednesday - T25 Alpha Cardio
Thursday -  T25 Alpha Ab Intervals
Friday - T25 Alpha Total Body Circuit
Saturday - rest
Sunday - 7 mile run

How did last week go for you? Did you stay on task? What's in the plans for your week?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fabulous Friday

Happy Friday peeps! It's been a pretty darn good week. I've been consistent with my workouts and put in a few miles. Boys have behaved for the most part and work is normal. :) I wish I could say my runs were speedy, but it's been hot, so I am just happy I am getting the miles in.

How has your week been?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tasteful Thursday - Cherry Lime Ice Pops

A nice treat for the hot summer days!

Cherry Lime Ice Pops

Sweet summer cherries with a touch of lime make these sweet popsicles a perfect treat on a hot summer day.
I love the deep red color you get from using real cherries and the flavor is not that artificial cherry taste you get from those imitation flavored pops, it's richer with a more intense cherry taste.
If you plan on making these, I highly recommend buying a cherry pitter, there are so many to choose from on Amazon. Stay cool!
PS- You can find the popsicle molds on Amazon too! I used this mold, with regular popsicle sticks.
Cherry Lime Ice Pops
Servings: 4  Serving Size: 1 popsicle • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 122 • Fat: 0.2 g • Carbs: 31 g • Fiber: 2.4 g • Protein: 1.3 g • Sugar: 27 g
Sodium: 0.2 mg
  • 1 lb cherries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice

Stem the cherries and remove the pits.  In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the cherries with the water, sugar, and lime juice, and cook until the cherries are very soft and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.  Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
Puree the cherries and their liquid and put the mixture through a fine sieve.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

1/2 Marathon Training Week 2

Over the weekend, I spent some time going back through all my old blogs and I realized that I was more consistent when I posted what I did and what my plans were for the week, so I have decided that I am going to do that again every Monday morning.  And since, I missed week 1 of training I will tell you how I did that week as well.

Week 1 Training -

Monday - bowling
Tuesday - 21 day fix upper fix, bowling
Wednesday - 21 day fix lower fix, bowling
Thursday - 21 day fix pilates fix, 1.5 mile run
Friday - 21 day fix total cardio
Saturday - bowling
Sunday - 5 mile run

Last week -

Monday - T25 alpha cardio
Tuesday - T25 alpha speed 1.0, 3.25 mile run
Wednesday - T25 alpha total body circuit, bowling
Thursday - T25 alpha ab intervals, 3 mile run
Friday - T25 alpha lower focus, bowling
Saturday - rest
Sunday - 6 mile run, bowling

As you can see, we do a lot of bowling. Kids bowl free during the summer really helps for that LOL. We also are in a league Sunday evenings with our kids :)

Here's my plan for this week -

Monday - T25 alpha cardio
Tuesday - T25 alpha total body circuit, 2 mile run
Wednesday - T25 alpha speed 1.0
Thursday - T25 alpha cardio, 3 mile run
Friday - T25 alpha lower focus, ab intervals
Saturday - rest
Sunday - 6 mile run

Are you training for any races or events right now?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Life is super busy

Hey all... Sorry about the lack of blogs. I have been working on my master's degree, so it's been hard for me to write after writing all those homework assignments LOL. I just wanted to give you an update on my training. Up until last week, I hadn't ran since May, and even then it was few and far between. Well, I started my training plan for my 1/2 marathon in October and I have been doing really good following it so far. I also just started T25 last week, man is Shawn T kicking my butt!!! But I had a wakeup call a month ago..... I went for my annual physical expecting all good news and accolades from my doctor and she chastised me. My cholesterol was high (not eating like I should), she wanted me to lose some weight (I'm about 15 lbs more than I should be), and I have high blood pressure (not super high, but high enough to put me on meds). So, back to giving it my all again, no more excuses!!!!