Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cruisin Eats...
Ok, so I know it's been forever but here are the only pics I took of the food on the cruise (which was fabulousness btw..more on that later). The reason I didn't take any other shots..foodie that I am wasn't that special to be honest. It was decent don't get me wrong. It was miles above the McCrappleness of the double arches but "fine dining" would be a serious stretch.

These were a few dishes we had in the dining room that we actually ended up eating mostly for dinner because well..the other options were not that great. Who can honestly complain though...D had steak almost every night and I had all the yummy fruit and shrimp cocktail (no pic) I could stomach. I know you feel really bad for us. Food aside..this was an amazing vacay and I can't wait to be THAT relaxed...AGAIN!!!:)

fresh fruit..seriously ate this every night

Steak w/ creamed peas...It was a pretty good steak I must say

Tilapia w/ fresh fruit

All the seafood on the ship was pretty good. I had no complaints. Only downside...desserts were crap...except the bread pudding which I didn't order but tried one little spoonful of Wendy's and then waited every night to order only to find out THAT was the only night they offered it! Next time...seriously it was delish! We had a blasty and I got to spend a whole 5 days with my sweetie in the carribean!!! Ahhhhhhhhmmmmmmaaaaaazzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnggggggg!!!!!

I. Heart. Mexico.

The end.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Remember these goodies?????....

Portuguese Spicy Kale Soup and yummy vegginess

Tilapia w/ pepper mania

Chobani Greek yogi w/ frozen berries and granola + agave drizzle..Insanity:)

We've had some technical difficulties....I'll be back soon!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

23 Days left!!!! I can't wait!

OK, I can't find the cord to my cam so no new pics today:( I did want to post though and give you an update on what I've been up to!


Yay! I worked out 5 days last week and I've worked out 4x's already this week! I'm doing Biggest Loser Yoga in the am and P90x at night with the boys...I know craziness!

Last night we did Kenpo and it was awesome! I was drenched at the end! I felt so strong. I forgot how much I love kickboxing! We do the ab workout every other day also...I. am. so. sore!!!!


Ever since I started working out regularly (I know it's not even 2 weeks but still:), I've found myself so hungry all the time! I have found when I don't plan ahead...I get into the danger zone and struggle not to eat whatever I can get my hands on. combat this, I'm going to do what I did in the beginning. Eat all my meals and always keep a healthy snack on hand just in case...most likely this will be a luna or lara bar

I'm finding when I workout, I am so ready for my pillow at night! I sleep really well too. I wake up ready for my day and love it!

How u doin?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March Yoga Madness
OK, Yesterday was Day 1 of March Yoga Madness! I really have done yoga a couple of times this week but "officially" it started yesterday.:) How'd we do?...Well, I found out I'm not so loving downward dog! Yoga is hard! The benefits are great though and I know if I stick to it I'll just get stronger and stronger! I realized my core is really weak and I'm looking forward to becoming strong! Woot! Woot! I felt great at the end of my hour and even did an ab work out after. Today I feel fan freakin tastic!!!

Happy Sunday!

PS...Church was cancelled because of the snow! Can you believe that?..Only in Texas!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Remember these yummy pumpkin muffins that my girl M made?

Well, you're in luck because here's the recipe! I made them this morning and made some of my own modifications. This is a really good recipe that is easily adjusted. For example, I wanted to add some flax and chia prob! I also was short on pumpkin (I was making a double batch) so I mashed 1 ripe banana and it was totally yummy! Love that!

M's Yummy Pumpkin Muffins
1 1/2 c. oats (ground in a food processor for 2-3 minutes)
1tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 T ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c. plain yogurt
2tsp. vanilla
3 lg. egg whites or 2 whole eggs
1/2 c. honey
1 c. pumpkin
2T. finely chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, whatever you like)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prep muffin tin w/ cups.

Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Mix together. Add nuts. Stir well. Scoop into muffin tins. Bake 15 minutes. Serve w/ any nut butter and banana and honey drizzle...deliciousness.

Mama Muffin Modifications
I made a double batch and followed the recipe except I added
1/2 c. flax seeds (ground)
1/4 c. chia (ground)
1/2 c. honey +1/4 c. agave nectar
1/2 c. pumpkin +1 mashed banana

Everything else was the same and it turned out fantastic! My kids loved them! I don't know if Hot Papa will like them (They just "look" too healthy for him!)..but we'll see!

Enjoy! Thanks M!:)
March Yoga Madness!!!

My sis and I are going to do something AWESOME!!!..Wanna join us?:)...Are you ready?...We are going to do yoga 6x's a week for the next 30 days!!! I have started doing yoga again for the first time in years and I've really noticed a difference in my day. I feel so much better and happy!!!

So....who's in?
This is my brother in law. His name is Beezy (not really but today it is). He's in pain. WHy you ask?...

This is why! Me, Beez, and my brother M started doing P90x 4 days ago!
It is CAAAARRRRAAAAAAZZZYYY!!! Seriously, the best workout ever!
The ab work is insane!!

The first day was chest and back + ab ripper....serious pain

Day 2 was plyometrics...what's that you say?....It's like last chance

workout know what I'm sayin?

Day 3 was arms and shoulders (no pics) + ab ripper...did much better!

It's Day 4 and we're doin YOGA!!!! Not relaxing yoga....P90x yoga...sigh..
I just keep telling myself the dress will be worth it!!! Woot! Woot!

P.S....did you see there's only 28 days?...sooooo excited! Yes! IT will be worth it!!!