Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Friday the 13th

For your viewing pleasure on this wonderful Friday the 13th I give you me. Before and after my run this morning. I look much happier post run, though my face looks thicker, lol. Probably just the angle I have my phone. Love the red cheeks and hair that is anywhere but where it's suppose to be. I also don't usually run with my glasses on because I don't like the way they slide over my face.

Anyway, it's been a great week and I just thought I would post a few sentences to finish it out. I'm doing okay on my current dietbet game. I've lost 2.4 lbs so far and have 5 more to go. I have 20 days to do those 5 lbs, so I really need to get my rear in gear.

Other then all that, I really do not have much to update. I guess I'll leave you with a recipe for Cranberry muffins that I made for breakfast this morning. They were the perfect combination of sweet and tart and hit the spot.

Cranberry Muffins
makes about 18 big/regular muffins or 12 regular  muffins and 12 mini muffins.

3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup flaxmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 stick of butter
2 eggs
1 cup fresh cranberries ( I have some frozen from last December)
1 1/2 cups of water

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.Mix all the dry ingredients
3. Cut butter into flour mix.
4. beat eggs and mix in water. Add to dry ingredients, mix till dry ingredients are moist
5. Gently fold/stir in cranberries
6. Pour into Muffin tins and bake 20 minutes. until golden brown

Nutritional info (based on 1 regular muffin serving)
18 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories 166.4
  Total Fat 6.9 g
     Saturated Fat 3.4 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
     Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 g
  Cholesterol 34.5 mg
  Sodium 74.1 mg
  Potassium 37.0 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 23.2 g
     Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
     Sugars 5.9 g
  Protein 3.6 g
  Vitamin A 4.6 %
   Vitamin C 1.2 %
   Calcium 1.4 %
  Iron 7.1 %

Monday, September 9, 2013

Motivating My Monday

Good morning dear readers. I hope all have had a wonderful weekend are ready to get this week going with a bang.

I woke up in a great mood, I don't know why but I'm in a let's-get-it-done kinda mood. I'm going to blame doing all these squats for #squatsept. I finished 65 squats this morning for day 9, 70 tomorrow. Woot! It's been a long time since I've done a challenge everyday for a week, let alone over a week. I've not done any of the Blogilates calendar, but I have been working out. Since Thursdays are my long boring day on campus (with 6 hours of downtime between classes, ugh). I spend about 2 hours at the gym getting in cardio and some upper body workouts. Fridays are usually a big DOMS day. I love DOMS though, I know I'm building muscle. Since I am doing lots and lots of squats each day and I do calf raises at work ( I stand/walk 6-8 hours a day at work, so I try to do calf raises to break up the monotony some) I don't worry much about lower body/legs. They're getting a good workout most days anyway.

I'm really wanting to do well on this dietbet game. The pot is 820.00 right now...that's a great early birthday present. I really need to get my diet/food under better control to do so. I didn't make such good decisions...well I'll rephrase that... I let the hubby make bad decisions for me this past weekend, especially yesterday. So I need to spend the week making good choices.  During the week good food choices are easy, the kiddies are at school and hubby at work so no one to influence my eating. I usually mess up on the weekends, unless I work all weekend. I really need to fix my family's eating habits better so mine can be better. I have recently convinced the hubby to start taking vitamin C, he's a smoker and really needs that since smoking disrupts ascorbic acid absorption.

Anyway, I'm off to try and keep my motivation going today. Need to complete some chemistry homework and reading before I leave for work today. I hope all of my dear readers have a blessed day.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I didn't win this past dietbet. I only had a net loss of 1 pound. I'll take it though, I am making better choices...well trying to anyway. My sodium and sugar have still been way too high. I also need to increase my protein.  I need to make myself eat better breakfasts, however I've had a cold the past few days that has killed my appetite.  So I signed up for another dietbet game the pot is currently 170.00, so way awesome if I could win this one.  Could get something fun for my birthday in November with those winnings.

In order to encourage myself to do more I'm attempting a squat challenge, just search for #squatsept on facebook and you could find it. You just pick a number of squats to start with and add 5 squats each day. So today I did 25 and tomorrow will be 30 so forth and so on until the 30th when I will do 170 squats in one day. And on October first I will be crying every time I sit down and stand up.  I'm also going to attempt the Blogilates September calendar.  One top of these two things I'll be going to the rec center on campus 2x a week and trying to get 2 miles wogging (walk/jog) 2-3x a week at home.

So hopefully it will be an amazing September and I'll be super hot by next month.  Have a great night dear readers.