Monday, May 6, 2013

The Salad Case: Sweet Potatoes!

Workout: crossfit 40 min workout + lots of walking

How was your weekend?

Mine was all at home and all over the place at the same time. Saturday morning was go, go, go then an out from no where fever for BB put an end to that. Then Saturday night hit with a big dose of this : 4 month old sleep regression.

Who knew that was even a thing? Certainly not me, and I wasn't prepared for it. BBC has also started flipping from his back to his tummy, so I had to stop swaddling him. I was just lucky he did better last night but you know what - ain't no hidin' being tired!

... and sore, I can't seem to hide being sore. The thing is, we didn't do anything lower body related today. I'm just still sore from last week. I don't know if it's the planning to go to crossfit, the $$$ it costs or that I'm just tired of the extra weight, but I've been doing so much better diet-wise. It was the first weekend I didn't treat as a "you earned it" buffet of sweets. We'll see at the end of the month if any actual gains will be made. I no longer have time to weigh myself every morning and I actually think that's a good thing. How about you?

On to today's salad case:

  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cilantro (I'm on a kick and can't seem to get enough)
  • leftover squash/pinto beans green enchiladas (very little cheese)
Packing my lunch for the week has been a time/$$$ saver, let me tell ya. Plus, I can't seem to get enough sweet potatoes as well. BBC got his first taste of them this weekend and he was a fan. He did that whole "head zoning in" to the spoon, it was priceless. He also didn't want to give the spoon back, so that was good.

What's your favorite sweet potato recipe?

ADios :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Flashback Friday: Scream & Shout

Workout: crossfit mix

You guys, I made it to crossfit this AM and it was... tough + wonderful!

I had so much fun and was reminded of my old basketball days in high school. It's seriously been about 17 years since I've done box jumps. It's been 17 years since I was in high school. I am officially OLD.

They actually set up a bunch of weights so I didn't have to jump as high. It was still tough. I was the only one in class again, but the trainers are really nice and I can't complain too much about the music. I think they were playing Will.I.Am's latest CD and let me tell ya, by round 4-5 (I don't know, I lost track) my legs wanted to Scream & Shout:

So today's video seemed so appropriate.

On a sidenote; Britney always reminds me of my college days because everyone was all into her, I didn't know what the big deal was. Now, I have no idea why, but I really like her. Maybe it's because she seems to be getting past all the drama. Or maybe it's because she's never been stick thin or seemed like she wanted to be. She just always seems so fit.

Anyways, are you a Britney fan?

Have a great weekend!

ADios :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Taco Thursday: Avocado Goodness!

Workout: 40 min crossfit workout

You guys, I'm trying "the crossfit" this month!

After thinking about how I need to setup a workout routine, it just seemed like another thing I had to get done. I decided to call this Push 4 Fitness since it would kill two birds with one stone. It would prevent me from loosing 20 minutes in traffic and I wouldn't have to worry about what to do at the gym when I got there. Also, with all the crossfit hype I just wanted to try it and I.LOVED.IT!

They usually have classes every hour and are strict about coming in late, but I called to see if they could work with my schedule and kind of let me overlap two classes since I wouldn't be coming in until 7:20ish or so. Guess what, they said they would.

Turns out this morning, I was the only one at my class. Woo-hoo! It felt like I got a personal trainer. It was fun, challenging and now my arms and legs are seriously hurting. Funny thing is, I thought I knew what I was doing at the gym but I haven't been this sore in ages! Plus, it has been made known to me by a professional that I am severely not balanced. Moi? I know, shocker!

So, since I'm taking the extra 30 minutes to exercise (and I fully intend to go as much as I possibly can because OMG crossfit is $$$) - I'm trying to make dinners at home as simple as possible. In lieu of crockpot dinners for a month, I try to prep for tomorrow's meal if today's meal is really easy.

Last night's prep included a super delicious roasted red bell pepper cream sauce, but really I kind of still don't know what to make with it today. Sure, I could do the pasta thing, but I have a bunch of avocados seeing as my BBC is now old enough to start eating. BTW, he's lovin' them!

So I'm thinkin tonight is the night for:

Avocado + Bacon (opt) Tacos with Red Bell Pepper Cream Sauce

  • Avocados
  • Tortillas
  • Cooked bacon (optional)
  • Roasted Red Bell Pepper + table cream
  • cilantro
I'm probably not going to fry these tacos, just going to heat up the tortilla and fill it with avocados, cilantro and top it with cream sauce. Who knows, I may get crazy and add some quinoa to the avocado, but that would involve another pot. We shall see?

Ever tried an avocado taco before? If not, go forth and eat!

ADios :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Work It: I will!

Workout: 30 min weights + cardio circuit

So today was the first day of my new schedule at work. I awoke to a dog barking 5 minutes before my alarm went off. I was so mad!

It woke up the BBC so there was no prepping for the arduous task of wrangling two kiddos out the door. Needless to say, I was 15 minutes off my mark to get out the door. That translated into a 20 min commute after I dropped off the BB. 'Twas a learning experience.

Still, I got a short workout in and I had so much fun. I didn't have a weights plan, so I just did 4 circuits of mixed upper/lower body workouts and I ran for a couple of minutes after each circuit.

Really fun!

At some point I probably should structure the exercises a bit more, but for this week I'll just do what I can and smile.

How do you setup your weights workouts? Any cool online resources?