Today’s Workout

Today’s workout was a really good circuit workout. We had another big class today and i think its because of our upcoming race. There are about 23 of us that had a moment of temporary insanity and signed up for the Spartan Race. If you’ve never heard of it, you should definitely check it out.

We are doing the Sprint which is a 5k only with obstacles along the way (think rope climbs and wall climbs). Personally, I’m doing it just to say I’ve done it and certainly not for time. I’ve got about 6 weeks until race day. Yikes!!

Today we had a 10-station circuit designed for you to go all out for 4 minutes at each station. I’m finding that I’m able to continuously burn more calories each week and build up my stamina which is nice for me considering the challenges I’ve faced not really seeing any weight loss over the last several months.

What did you do to get active today?



First Week is in the Books

Dream/Vision Board

Dream/Vision Board

Can you believe that ┬áthe first week of the new year is already in the books. How are you doing with your resolutions (if you made any)? I’m doing pretty good so far. Here are some of my successes:

-eaten out only twice

-started to work on our 2013 budget

-made our Dream/Vision board for this year

-started working out again

-started to get back on track with my eating habits

I realize it’s only Jan 7th, but hey, you have to start somewhere right? I’m hoping that by starting 2013 this way will not only create momentum but will encourage me to continue to do things to simplify, organize and take control of my life!

To stay on track of eating better for the week, I wrote down the breakfast, lunch and snack plans for the week. This helps me see what I’ve bought grocery-wise that maybe I’ve forgotten about. A typical breakfast (last week and this week too) was a frittata and a fruit salad. We filled it full of onions, peppers, shredded carrots and spinach. I cut up strawberries and blueberries and included a can of mandarin oranges that had been in my pantry in last weeks fruit salad. This week I substituted the mandarin oranges for pineapple. YUM-O!!

Healthy lunch

Hummus and Turkey Wrap w/bowl of chili

For lunch last week I decided to do a wrap with a cup of homemade, clean-eating chili. I put roasted red pepper hummus, spring mix greens, shredded carrots and low sodium boars head roasted turkey on a gluten-free wrap. What a yummy lunch. I thought I’d get bored eating the same thing for several days in a row, but surprisingly, I did not! Hooray for small victories!

Starting the New Year right

Last year my husband and I made a lot of lifestyle changes. We stopping using plastic tupperware items and went to glass instead, stopped using products that have sulfates/parabens in them, started to eat cleaner and gluten-free as much as possible and started a regular work out routine. This year will be no different. However, the last two months or so of 2012, I found myself not wanting to work out or eat right. Of course, it had to be because the holidays were right around the corner, right?!?! Well, who knows, but this year I’m getting back on track. Starting today.

Today’s lunch is a bowl of leftover chili from dinner last night and a wrap. I used a gluten-free wrap and added roasted red pepper hummus, shredded carrots, spring mix and Boar’s Head reduced sodium oven roasted turkey. It was so good and filling. I’m starting this year off of a positive foot and hope you will do the same.

I hope you continue to follow on my journey to see what 2013 has in for store for us!