Ok, so its been a couple of days since my last post! LOL
Nothing much has been going on. Just being consistent.
Consistent in my eating; consistent in my exercise.
Oh, wait. Something has changed. I lost 4lbs of body fat!
We also picked strawberries at the farm. Enjoy the pictures.
2012 Black Women’s Life Balance and Wellness Conference, July 13-15, 2012 in Atlanta, GA
Wow, about a month to go before I am the BIG 3-0! I have never been a party person so I don’t think I will celebrate my birthday by throwing a big party or having a get-together. Last year, I celebrated my 29th birthday by presenting at the Black Women’s Life Balance and Wellness Conference in Atlanta, GA. This year I am not presenting, but am on the planning committee and if you are a black woman reading this blog, YOU SHOULD ATTEND! And, if you are not a black woman, forward this blog and/or the web site (lifebalanceconference.com to any black women you KNOW! Continue reading
Dinner: Beef Kabobs with Sauteed Swiss Chard
Short post today. Today was a good day. The weather was nice and sunny. Church was good. It was a relaxing day. Got in quickie workout: 105 knee pushups and a 2 mile walk. New week starts tomorrow! 32 days to go until the BIG 3-0!
Vermont Valley Community Farm owners, Barb and Dave
Wow, I missed a few days here! Honestly, I have been just exhausted and trying to adjust to a new schedule. The most exciting thing that happened in the last few days was that I started working on the farm: Vermont Valley Community Farm. Let me tell you, farm work is no joke! But, I had a great time, met lots of great people and did some hard, but necessary work. Continue reading
I’m summing up this day with two thoughts:
- I’m sore from the butt down!
My soreness issue probably won’t go away anytime soon, so I’m just going to try to drink (water, to flush out toxins), keep active (it actually feels better when I am moving about–its just the initial hurt of getting up that’s hard!), and sleep it off! Today, instead of running the one mile for the Runner’s World Challenge, I walked 3 miles. I’m not being too hard on myself, especially since in Bootcamp this morning we did a lot of leg exercises. I’m not trying to overdo it!
As far as my vegetable situation, I’ve been trying to eat up all the veggies I currently have in the house to be ready for the fresh veggies I will receive on Friday! All that was left in the house today was cauliflower and I thought, what am I going to do with that? I didn’t want cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower. Then, I remembered seeing a recipe online for curried roasted cauliflower! I made some to go with my blackened tilapia and it was GREAT!
Sorry, there is no picture, but check this website for the recipe I made! I’m telling you, it was great!
I’m counting down…two things:
- Runner’s world summer run challenge–one mile a day until July 4 (started yesterday)
- My 30th birthday: July 4th!
36 more days and miles until my birthday!
Today, I went to boot camp, where we focused on legs (squats, lunges, step ups, etc)…wow, so I felt the run today. I ended doing a practice run to the gym, which is 1.05 miles away from where I live. I must say, those last .2 miles were an uphill doosy–I did more of a powerwalk then run! LOL
Since the run there was the one mile, I just had a nice leisurely walk back.
Today, my food intake was ok–I had two protein shakes. Usually, just want to have only one. Need to go grocery shopping…LOL
Here’s a recap of my day:
- 5:30 am Bootcamp (focus on legs/cardio)
- 7:00am Meal 1: Post workout protein shake–20g chocolate protein powder, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup 1% milk
- 10:00am Meal 2–veggie breakfast burrito with 1 egg + 1 egg white, 1/2 slice swiss cheese, green peppers, red peppers, onion, low carb tortilla (10g carbs), dash of hot sauce
- 2:00pm Meal 3–Fat Free Greek Yogurt (6oz), 1/2 cup strawberries
- 5:00pm evening run/walk
- 6:00pm Meal 4–Chocolate protein shake with just protein and 6oz 1% milk
- 8:00pm Meal 5–Chicken stirfry with green peppers, red peppers, broccoli, onion, spicy sezchuan sauce, 1/2 cup brown rice
- 104 oz h2o
Tomorrow starts a new exercise program (basically a boot camp style program–but indoors all summer!) at a gym near my house. It’s a structured 12 week program and I joined it because I want to go on auto-pilot with my exercise this summer! I work better this way.
But, in addition to the new exercise program I am starting, I am also going to do Runner’s World Running Streak 2012: Run 1 mile everyday from Memorial Day until July 4 (my birthday). That’s 38 consecutive days of running. 7 miles a week.
Good thing it stopped raining…going out now!
Just found out that due to the unseasonably warm spring we had, that I will get my first CSA share one week early! Because my shares comes from an amazing farm, they tell us beforehand what we are likely to receive in our share! Helps us plan better. So here is what I will likely get this week:
- Salad Mix
- Lettuce Head
Need to look up some good recipes for the turnip and rhubarb. Also, since I don’t do potatoes, will most likely pass these on to my friend with whom I am splitting the share!
Now, off to find some recipes to post on my Pinterest site!
So, I posted a picture on FB of a meal I created that was inspired by my family’s tradition of the fried fish dinner, which usually consisted of cornmeal encrusted fried perch or catfish, spaghetti, cole slaw, and garlic bread. I provided an updated, healthy version of the old school fish dinner with my own gluten free, lower (starchy) carb/fat version. Continue reading
As I look back over the last year in my health journey I realize the impact of my quick relocation from Chicago to Madison. When I decided to move back home to Chicago in 2010, I spent months planning and thinking about the impact the transition would have on my health journey. However, when I decided to move back to Madison in 2011, though I realized internally that I needed to be back in Madison for my academic productivity and progress, I literally made the relocation in one weekend because I landed a job. Continue reading