Monday, April 22, 2013


Happy Monday!

Had a great day with the family on Friday - I gave you a little pic sneak peak in my last post. 
The weekend was pretty "unremarkable" - except that I got in 2 kick ass workouts - one of which I dragged my hubby through. I created a tabata to do at the gym on Saturday. I knew it was good when, by round 3, I REALLY wanted to stop. My hubby did too. But we pushed through 5 rounds.
The second was our "fit test #2" at Bodyology, mid-challenge. Here is the 2 week difference, separated by the slash / mark
Burpees in 20: 8(4 were walked out instead of jumped)/8(all jumped) *
Burpees in 40: 13/14 *
Jam balls in 20: 11/11
Jam balls in 40: 21/21
Seated band rows in 1:00: 25/36 **
Air squats in 1:00 : 37/38 *
Pushups in 1:00: on box 15/16 *
Max push press:
20 x 5/20 x 5
25 x 3/25 x 5 *
(None)/30 x 5 **
Yes, I ** all the improvements. That's in 2 weeks, folks. I am pretty damn proud - especially 6 weeks out from surgery.
After this we did some tabata and ended with some partner kickboxing. It was awesome.
My eating was great - we packed food for our outing on Friday, and by-passed all the crap up at the aquarium and village. I was very proud of us.  
I am counting down until the semester is over - I have 3 week of class left INCLUDING this week. *Whew* Home stretch, baby.
I cooked up a STORM yesterday!! Fuel for today: 
Meal 1 (8:00) : large slice of clean quiche
Meal 2 (12:30) : spicy shrimp, veggies and 1/2 cup quinoa, banana
Meal 3 3:30/4:00) : Clean/Paleo "muffins" with 2 TBS natural PB - these are great "on the go". It was adapted for our challenge from a paleo recipe (I don't eat paleo, but they do have some good sounding recipes!) I didn't do the adapting, either. I just follow the recipe ideas in my workbook! Ha!
 Meal 4 (7:30/8:00) : Veggie Salad with 4 oz chicken breast and  1/2 cup black bean/onion/corn/rotel/pineapple deliciousness my hubby created last night. I told him I was in the mood for Mexican, and he whipped this up. NO cheese. NO frying anything. Just nutrition. Just fuel. 
Lots of water, a little sparkly, mostly plain.
I'm going to take more pics to compare to the beginning of challenge. I'd like to see if there is any difference at all. I'll share with you when I get to those this week. I am itching to weigh myself, but I've been holding off. I still have swelling in my abdomen and I don't want that to through off anything - you know what happens when I see a number I don't like on the scale, and I've been working hard. I can tell it's still swelling, because it's firm to the touch (unlike in other places, where there is still just fat. Yes, I know the difference)
Brief recap on other things: Thing 2 is doing super well, no more fevers. HOORAY! My mom is back from her vaca in Seattle. I miss her so much when she is away. 
Meh, that's all I really have for you today. I hope you are all well, and doing what you can to be healthy and happy.


  1. It always inspires me to do better when read I read how someone is you! Great workouts and eats! The black bean concoction with pineapple sounds interesting.

    1. It was VERY good. My hubby loves to just "play" with things in the kitchen. Most of the time, it's successful... on occasion... not so much! LOL This one was a total success!
      Thanks for reading!

  2. I swelled for months and months and it was always worse after working out...but it was worth it.

    1. You are SO right. I know it's worth it... And honestly, a VERY small price to pay! :-) <3