Pinterest recipe

Pinterest recipe

I decided that tonight I would make a Pinterest recipe for dinner. Last time I did this the recipe turned out horrible. It was suppose to be cheeseburger soup and it was so bad the Mr. and I ended up going out to eat. However, tonight’s recipe was a winner! I made honey lime shrimp served it over brown rice with asparagus! It was delicious! Here are some pictures!
The ingredients minus the shrimp!

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All mixed up!

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Add the shrimp!

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All done!

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I will be making this recipe again!

January 2

January 2

I went to the gym bright and early this morning! I bought some new asics and I truly love them! I am trying to break them in slowly. I completed one mile on the treadmill which was hard because I am currently on three different medications for a sinus infection I have! Plus, we have new treadmills so it took me a bit to get in a groove.

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After my mile run I walked until I hit 15 mins then did the elliptical. I accomplished 45 mins of working out which was what I wanted.

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I was doing so good taking a photo of my morning start then forgot to take pictures of my lunch and dinner. Big fail!

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Hopefully tomorrow I will do better at picture taking!

January

January

I can not believe we are already in 2013! 2012 was a great year and I had many life changing things happen. But as 2013 starts I decided to do something I normally don’t believe in. I made New Year’s Resolution’s! I know I am just getting a little crazy! I hope that each month I will be able to address how I am doing at each goal. So here we go:

Fitness:

1. Workout at least 6 times a week
2. Run 6 races- any type as long as I get out there and enjoy myself!

Eating/health:

1. Eat healthy and document it
2. Lose 30 pounds! This one will be tough but I know I can do it!

Life:

1. Read my bible every am
2. Have date night once a month
3. Visit my nieces and nephews monthly
4. Keep house organized
5. Organize my closet

I think this is a good list to start with especially since I normally don’t make resolutions!

So how did I ring in the new year? With these munchkins!

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Monday Runday

Monday Runday

Today was a great day! I got up and accomplished my 3 miles on my training plan! Proof-

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Then for breakfast I had a green juice! Sorry no photo. But it consisted of 2 apples and 2 cups of spinach. For lunch I went to Panda Express with some friends and got the string bean chicken bowl with steamed veggies! It was so good!

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I also had some yogurt a couple hours later as I was starving!

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Then dinner was some salmon, steamed carrots, wild rice (not pic).

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For a snack after dinner I had peanut butter ( The Bees Knees) and a banana! Happy Monday!

Frustration

Frustration

I got on my scale this morning and wanted to cry. I could not believe what it had said. I was up 2.5 pounds. I was so mad and discouraged. Last week was the first week in months that I had worked out four times and lifted weights. I followed closely not strictly my calories for the days. Yet, I gained weight. I was so disappointed and just wanted to give up. Instead, I talked to my friend and felt better. Today is a new day and I am going to be proud of what I accomplished. My goals this week are to follow my running plan exactly and continue to lift weights. I know muscle weighs more then fat but I want to see my scale move in the opposite direction not up. Today is a rest day for me so I decorated my house for Christmas! Breakfast was a banana and coffee as we were headed out the door to church!

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Lunch was Amy’s lack bean sou and string cheese! My favorite soup she makes!

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Dinner was shrimp, roasted brussel sprouts and wild rice.

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A few hours later as much as I am trying not to eat after 8 I could feel my blood sugar dropping. S. had one tbsp of peanut butter! And someone made an appearance today!

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Hanging in there

Hanging in there

Wow, it has been a good week. Overall, I feel like I have made mostly good food choices. Tonight I did not but only because we were at a party for our Sunday School class. Today was an off day for running but yesterday I did 3 miles on the treadmill.
Breakfast – oats and strawberrys with coffee of course!

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If I am really hungry or know I will not be able to snack I try to eat oatmeal. It keeps me full longer! I had a dentist appointment today so my teeth and gums were really sore all morning.

Lunch- was fajita meat on corn tortillas with guacamole and Fage yogurt. I added string cheese too!

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I had two tacos and they were delicious. Then was our party for dinner and everything went out the window. I will not even mention what all I ate but it is ok! I will get back on the bandwagon tomorrow! Plus, tomorrow is my longest run since having a baby! 4 miles, wish me luck!

4 miles not so much

4 miles not so much

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Sorry for the blurry photo. For some reason I was struggling this morning. I was supposed to run 4 miles but only made it to 2.5 miles. My entire body ached and my throat is sore. I actually ate really healthy today.
Breakfast: oats with pumpkin butter

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Delicious! Lunch was leftovers from last night! Salsa chicken on corn tortillas with Fage yogurt and some black beans. I added string cheese because I was too lazy to shred some.

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For dinner we had fajita salad with black beans, raw cheese, avocados, onions, Fage yogurt, Mrs. Renfro’s salsa and fajita meat. Again, it was delicious!

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Hopefully, tomorrow I will feel up to tackling 4 miles.

Clean Eating and I’m Back

Clean Eating and I’m Back

Wow, it has been awhile since I have blogged! I can honestly say I have been extremely busy with life and work. I can say my life is changing but in a good way. God has blessed me with a wonderful opportunity and I took it. I hope to speak more on that at a later day. But in the meantime I hope to tell you guys what to expect on my blog. I plan on actually covering more exercise and food topics. I struggle with staying consistent and this a great place to be held accountable. I also am trying to eat healthy and clean. There is so much crap that I have put into my body in the past and I want to change that. Plus lets be honest, I still have quite a bit of weight I would like to lose. I would love to tone my abdomen, arms, and legs up. I want to run a half marathon and maybe even an entire marathon. I want to add more speed work in my workouts. I want to workout more then two days a week. Please bare with me as I take lots of photos and express my life here on my blog. So let’s get started today! No photos of food yet. But yesterday my running plan said 3 miles. After not running for a couple of weeks I jumped right in and tackled my 3 miles.

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A little slower then wanted but I did it. For breakfast I had a strawberry banana smoothie with some vanilla protein powder. For lunch I had a Amy's black bean soup and it was delicious! Dinner was courtesy of my crockpot! Today I am going to try to take pictures of my food!

P.s. bare with me as I learn to blog from an IPad!

Eating healthy

Eating healthy

I have been wanting to write a post about eating healthy and weight loss for awhile. I guess since I am up super early I get to write that post today. When I had Reese I had a lot of weight to lose. I had gained 65 pounds with her. Yes you read that right. I did not intentionally want to gain 65 pounds but I also wanted to enjoy being pregnant. I did not really overeat but ate all the wrong things. Ice cream every night, yes please! Mexican food every other day, yes please. I also had this weird craving for Dr.Pepper. I had to have one every day. I am not usually a soda drinker so this was kinda weird. I think my mom told me she craved Dr.Pepper when she was pregnant with me. It also did not help that I was on bed rest a lot and was not allowed to workout. I had some heart issues going on that they were trying to solve. I am now completely healthy and have a clear bill of health. I was on bed rest because I had low water levels. Right after I had Reese I lost 30 pounds. However, those last 35 have been the hardest of my life to lose. I have 10 more pounds to go before I reach my pre-pregnancy weight. I really have watched what I have eaten and count my calories almost daily. I do fall off of the wagon weekly but get back on. I was/am very determined to lose the weight the right way with healthy eating and exercising. That is just what I want to do. So, in an effort to lose those last 10 pounds I am going to try and document everyday my eats and exercise. I will not be perfect and I know I will mess up. But I read a lot of blogs out there that inspire me and keep me going. I am also trying to cut out all the junk food and focus on more raw food and gluten free food. I do not want to be 100% raw or gluten free but I would like to eat healthier. I have tried out both raw and gluten free here and there and feel so much better. My overall goal is to make healthy choices and try not to over eat. I want to actually eat the right portions instead of eating frozen yogurt straight out of the container. I can easily polish off a pint in one setting. I want to know I can have discipline and self control. So I am going to use my blog to help me stay on track. Everyday will be a new day and a new struggle. I am sure I will fall off the wagon but I plan on getting right back on. I will not give up. Saturday’s eats:

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A pumpkin spice latte nonfat and a banana! Lunch was pretty good as well.

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A spinach wrap with grilled chicken and cheese. We can not forget the salsa either. I love salsa. Somedays I try to watch my carbs and today was not one of those. Dinner was a turkey sub from subway. I did not get a picture because I was with a bunch of girls from my community group. We attended the Kari Jobe concert and it was amazing! Pictures from the concert!

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Labor day

Labor day

Every time I try to blog I do not really have much to say. I could talk about a million things but some times I just don’t want to. I have been trying to focus on eating healthier which is not always easy. My breakfast usually consists of green juices:

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I try to alternate my lunches between salads and leftovers but sometimes that is hard. I need to really experiment more with different types of salads. My ultimate goal would be to eat at least one salad a day. There is no reason for this just personal preference and goal. Healthy dinner ideas is another hard area that I am trying to figure out. It is easy to get stuck in a rut and have the same dinners. I have also been spending lots of time soaking up this munchkin!

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She is growing up so fast! It is amazing onetime flies by. My running this week has been good. Hopefully, I will start to take more photos! Happy Tuesday!