Wednesday, June 14, 2006

This Week's Workout So Far...

Hmmm...nevermind, not the whole week - I can't find my stats from Monday...


513 calories
1.13 miles
92 carbs
35 minutes


615 calories
1.30 miles
107 carbs
41 minutes

A new and exciting addition to my workouts is that I'm taking yoga classes once a week! I had my first class Monday night and I LOVE it! The once a week classes last 12 weeks, but I'm looking into taking more yoga classes elsewhere, just because I love it so much! It feels like one of the best things I've ever done for my body - I feel so toned everywhere after just one class! I highly recommend it!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

A Cooking Kick

So as you know, I've been on this health kick, and I'm really enjoying it. I love going to Sprouts, and have become more ambitious in the kitchen. I've always loved to cook and I think I'm pretty okay at it - definitely not afraid of trying something new, but up until now, I haven't really been inspired. However, now that we're more cognizant of what we're putting into our bodies, and I'm reading books like Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right and Eat to Live (both by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.), I don't do things like Hamburger Helper or other overly processed things anymore. I try to focus more on good fats and fruits and veggies. In fact, most of my grocery shopping is done at Sprouts - very rarely do we ever need to go to Walmart or Sam's like we used to (only for things like tp, milk, or household items, and some random food items here and there that might be a little cheaper than at Sprouts). As a result, we really don't have anymore "crap" in the pantry - if we have any snacks, they don't have any high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated anything. Which leaves us with Kashi brand granola bars, crackers, and oatmeal, crunchitos, and fruits, veggies, and string cheese to snack on. I've been having my natural peanut butter and organic jelly sandwiches on flaxseed whole wheat bread with crunchitos and fruit for lunch, and for dinner last night, I went all out and made something that was in a Weight Watchers Cookbook I've had (but not used) for a while - Southwest Salmon!

Okay, it may look strange in the picture, but we both liked it a lot! Basically, you make this marinade (pureed) from cilantro, lime juice, cumin, salt, tabasco, and water...bag it up with the salmon for an hour, cook red and yellow peppers for 20 minutes, add the marinated salmon, and pop it in the oven for a little bit longer! I bought fresh green beans, snapped the ends off, and steamed them with onions in our handy dandy steamer, and we had a wonderfully healthy dinner!!! For dessert, we had a fruit salad that I made: peaches, kiwi, bananas, and grapes - YUMMY!

Friday, June 09, 2006

A Week of Working Out...

Alright, I know I have been terrible about posting my workout stats this week, which is why I'm just going to add up all the numbers and put them all down for the week:

2580 calories
5.56 miles
451 carbs
170 minutes

Whew! That was way easier than doing lots of little posts. Unfortunately, my weight is still about the same as before, but I guess maintaining is good, right?