Thursday, June 17, 2010

Couch to 5k in 4 weeks

I've decided that I want to take part in my first 5k. So as I was looking at different 5k events in the area, and in the time frame I wanted, I decided I wanted to take part in the Adam Towler 5k/10k memorial.

I didn't know Adam personally, but his story is really inspiring and in Laramie, things like this don't just happen everyday like some places.

Here is the article on what took place here in Laramie almost 4 years ago.

Here is the 5k/10k that I'm going to participate in this year. Exactly 30 days from today, 4 weeks 2 days.

I haven't registered quite yet, but plan on doing so after I get back from vacation. I will have a TON of support in Arizona. A couple of my aunts and uncle have already participated in a marathons, tri-athlons, half marathons, etc. I feel lucky to come from a family of athletic people =) I was always in shape in high school, never a runner, but always wanting to someday to a tri-athlon and get involved in the community more.

So anyways...starting tomorrow I'm going to start my training. I don't have a "schedule" but plan to walk/job/run atleast 4 days per week and week 4 only jog/run.

I've decided to go around the block. Well "the block" being 3.5 miles. We don't live in the country, we live in a mobile home community but there aren't any other streets around us really. So if I get up first thing in the morning, I can get this in to get me going for the day.
I will probably walk for 5 min to warm up and then rotate jogging and walking for the rest of the time. And when I jog I'll do it for no less than 1 min. I don't want to overdo it the first day. This will be my loop while I'm home and on vacation, I'll just play it by ear then and def do it in the mornings when its not 100 degrees out!

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Sick of being sick

I'm very behind on my food/exercise log. I'm very behind on my weigh-in wednesdays as well. The last couple days I've been sick as a dog (Thanks wesley!) He just got over being sick for a week, with chest congestion and   now has an ear infection and I have a sore throat, and congestion as well as sounding like a frog. My energy is gone..I guess thats what being sick does to you. This is the first week I haven't exercised for 4 days straight and I hate it!! I have been sleeping A LOT but @ night haven't been getting much sleep @ all. I keep waking up, my throat hurting and having to blow my nose.

6 days until vacation. I pray that I get over this SOON because there is so much to do before we leave!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Taco Bell is the ENEMY

Today I've gotten way off track. I should have kept myself busy but instead sat in front of the tv and ate. For the 1st time since I started my journey we ate junk. Taco bell. Bleh. I feel like absolute SHIT right now. At the time I was eating it I thought yummmm. But now 5 hrs later my stomach hurts, I ate wayy too much, and wish I could take it back.

PLUS I didn't exercise today which is probably another reason I feel crappy. Its been raining all day here, and I could have done a workout video and did some cleaning... our pipes were clogged and we had to have a plumber over after 7hrs of trying to fix the POS... And I was sick of seeing the kitchen floor a mess so finally by 630p the sink was fixed.

And Wesley has been sick with chest congestion so his mood has made my mood today gloomy.

AND the damn park is turning off our water tomorrow all day and so there goes doing laundry, or do any other cleaning.

So I have no idea what I'm going to do since its supposed to rain all day. Maybe I'll take Wesley to the grocery store so we can get a few things. I don't want to buy too much because we leave for vacation in 11 days and I want to make sure all the perishable food is eaten and I have to make sure the car is cleaned out before we go, and a million other things on my to do list.

Ok so I'm sure your done hearing my ramblings. I am behind on posting my food/exercise log, and forgot to write the things down in my notebook for the last couple days.

Workout videos tomorrow and healthy eating! I hate feeling like this. I think I'm going to throw up actually. My body is definitely not used to me eating this after 4 weeks of changing my eating habits.

Ok done. Goodnight!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Black Bean & Corn Quesadilla Recipe

I made these tonight, and just sort of winged it and they were amazing!!! 
These are healthy, and low in calories!

  • 6 Smart & Delicious Tortillas (these were the smaller 7" tortillas) 
  • 3/4 cup corn 
  • 1/3 cup rotel 
  • 1-1/4 cups black beans
  • 1/8 cup salsa (I use the great value stuff) 
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (or fresh squeezed lemon if you have it)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (or use 1/4 fresh onion if you like onions. We don't so I just used the powder)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese 3/4 cup cheese total (1/8 cup per tortilla)


Mix everything together in a bowl EXCEPT the cheese and tortillas.

Heat up a pan with a little bit of olive oil. When pan is nice lay 1 tortilla on the pan, add 1 tbsp cheese on 1/2 the tortilla, then a few spoonfuls of the bean mixture, and then another 1 tbsp cheese on top of the bean mixture. Fold and let the tortilla get nice and brown (but don't burn it!) 

Flip carefully after a couple minutes and brown up the other side. 

The pan I used I could fit 2 tortillas at a time. To keep the finished quesadillas warm heat the oven to 170 degrees and put the finished ones on a cookie sheet and plop in the oven.

Super simple and super yummy!!

Save any leftover bean mixture for more quesadillas, or for salsa, or heat up and put on top of the quesadillas! We used all of ours!

Servings 3: (2 quesadillas each) 
350 calories (varies depending on cheese and tortillas used)


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday #3 [June 2]

Another week down!
Lets weigh-in!!

Last week I was 238.6lbs
This week I am 233.6lbs
Total weight loss = 5.0lbs 

This last week I didn't use the gym at all!! I only exercised 5 days. Fri and Sat were "lazy" days. But I made up for it on Sunday with 2 bike rides and a workout!
I'm totally loving the Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout! I totally recommend it for those of you who want to exercise but don't like the idea of a gym or can't afford a gym. A used copy is only $8 on amazon, or if you were like me, I just got mine off Netflix to try it out! All you need are a pair of weights which you can get at Wal-mart or any sports store. I am using 3lb weights and I can feel it!
And today or tomorrow I should be getting the Barrys Bootcamp Workout system, which will be great because I can take it with me when I go to Arizona in 3 weeks!

And I hope some of you weigh in with me this week!! I've had no one weigh in and its really simple to just add yourself to the linky!!

I made a button. Grab it and post it on your blog sidebar or blogpost!


  • Make a blog post and post your weight from last week and then your weight from this week. Since I weigh in Mondays mornings, my weight will be from last Monday (May 17th) until this Monday (May 24th). You can weigh in any day you want just post the link to your blog or blogpost on the linky below. 
  • And please take my button and post in in your blog post or somewhere on your blog so others can find it!
  • And if your not already following me please do so =) I will follow you back and visit each and every blog posted on the linky!
  • Follow and go to as many blogs as you want, leave a comment. We are all supporting each other!
The linky will be open all week until next Tuesday!! Don't forget you have to link up each week. The linky doesn't carry over blogs from week to week! 

I will have the linky up every Tuesday night around 11p MST.

Once again Oops. I didn't add my blog post until today, but thats ok! Please weigh-in!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Week #3 Recipes

Week #3 Recipes

No online recipes

no online recipes

HG Super Veggie Stuffed Pepper
(the recipe is in a book but the photo is online. This was YUM. Will add the recipe a little later this week.)

I'm sorry I didn't make more online recipes this week. I sorta just went with the flow, and made up stuff. I still don't even have my menu made for this next week so I better get a moving!

I'm always looking for new healthy recipes so please suggest something to me!

Food/Exercise Log [Day 21]

Today was our 1st year anniversary!!! 
No cooking for me today. And of course the restaurant I love doesn't have a nutrition guide online so I really had no idea how many calories were in my dinner. 
And to make up for my 2 days of laziness I did extra workouts

Food Log: May 30, 2010
WW Points


6" Subway Turkey & Ham


Dinner ToGo from "The Library"
The Mountie Sandwich (ciabatta bread, sausage, 2 eggs, cheese & maple syrup) w/sweet potato fries

850-1000 guess?




Exercise Log: May 30, 2010
Calories Burnt
Bike Ride #1 to subway - 30 min

Bike Ride #2 to park - 30 min

Biggest Loser for Wii - 39 min




Food/Exercise Log [Day 20]


Food Log: May 29, 2010
WW Points
Rice chex w/1% milk


Taco salad


Homemade pizza w/mushroom, green pepper, pineapple, olives, canadian bacon - 5 slices (it was sooo good i couldn't help myself lol





Exercise Log: May 29, 2010
Calories Burnt
Lazy Day





Food/Exercise Log [Day 19]


Food Log: May 28, 2010
WW Points


Quiznos 6" classic club w/pickles & batch sauce


Tacos w/veggie crumbles, lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream & Spanish rice


Key Lime Yogurt




Exercise Log: May 28, 2010
Calories Burnt
Lazy Day