Friday we went to a really cool restaurant with my mom and ate chips and salsa with our meal!
Saturday, we woke up to my niece's b-day party filled with JUNK FOOD and of course, we didn't turn it down-and I think we might have even split a cupcake?! Whoops! And we won't even talk about the few beers I had around the pool yesterday!!
We usually control ourselves, but the hubby and I gave in to temptation A LOT this weekend :( Then last night we took the boys for Berrylicious yogurt and although it wasn't too terrible, it was TOO much in our weekend, that's for sure!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday we went to a really cool restaurant with my mom and ate chips and salsa with our meal!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
apple, core removed-I used small Gala
1/4 cup oats
2 tbs flaxseed
Bake your apple in the microwave. I take a bowl, and place the apple w/ core removed, in the center.
I add about 2tbs water and 1tsp margarine to bowl, until bottom is covered.
Place in microwave for about 2-3 minutes, add water if needed and microwave 1 min intervals until cooked through.
Remove from microwave and while HOT add oats, sprinkle of brown sugar, flaxseed and cinnamon to taste!
Make sure your apple is nice and cooked through and it'll have the BEST flavor, plus the flavor from the other ingredients...it's THE perfect snack on a day when you've exercised hard and deserve a treat :)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Move It Mommas Lettuce Wraps
2-3 chicken breasts, sliced
1 bell pepper
1 can black beans-warmed on stove
slices of pepper jack cheese
plain Greek yogurt for dipping(optional)
Saute chicken with the bell pepper and onion, until cooked through. I used chicken my husband had grilled the night before! Makes it quick!!
Layer your lettuce with chicken, onion and bell pepper, black beans and top with pepper jack cheese...roll up and ENJOY!
We dipped in the Greek yogurt and it was a nice, filling meal!
My boys loved it and as I said above, alternate a few things and you have a great dinner for your kids too!
Make sure it's all served HOT so that your cheese melts for extra deliciousness!!
Yesterday's Workout: a nice, three mile run! I averaged a 9:30 pace, which is SO good for me. These past few days I've learned to embrace the humidity and heat and just RUN! It seems to be working too! All of your comments were motivating, so I decided to deal with it!! Tonight, we have tball at 7pm, so I'm thinking I might run before the game and go all super sweaty...who cares, right? Am I the only one who will go places all gross and sweaty, in my workout clothes? I just don't seem to care...which sounds SO awful!! Ha!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I was excited because I had told myself FOUR miles at a faster pace.
As the garage door went up, the heat started coming in...then BAM! the humidity took my breathe away...
I started off at a pretty good pace, after mile 1 I picked it up a bit and was in a pretty good groove.
The sun started peaking out and then the humidity started to make it difficult to catch my breathe and there was NO breeze....NONE!
I made my four miles, but was DRENCHED in sweat and had to take five or six breaks to take deep breaths, since the air was so thick.
I remember one blogger said Texas running was like running through SOUP. I'll never forget that comment because it's SO true. Like a big, hot bowl of soup! You can't breathe and you can't even get a nice breeze to come by and cool you off :(
How is your running weather?
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I was SUPER excited to use the quinoa to make taboule. Had all of my ingredients chopped and ready to throw in. Kept boiling the quinoa, thinking the water would absorb...I was WRONG, obviously! Had my lemon juice squeezed and I even made homemade, whole wheat pita chips to serve with the Taboule...BUMMER!
Good news, we ate the watery Taboule and it had great flavor, but yucky texture!
Attention all of you QUINOA lovers...
HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU PREPARE YOUR QUINOA??!!!
Please tell me there's a secret?...I'm usually a pretty darn good cook! Especially when it comes to preparing healthy dishes that my whole family will love...
WHAT WENT WRONG?!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
"Where can you eat, Marissa?"
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
#46(picture entry) Katie Schmidt @ Sweat and Sippy Cups
The Nuun 4-pack and sports bottle goes to...#63 (finishing time entry)
Kim @ Another Running Mom
The Inperspire Fitness Towel goes to...#18 (picture entry) Jess @ Run With Jess
WINNERS: You have 48 hours to contact me via email with your shipping info!
Congrats to ALL of the winners AND participants...and a big round of applause to all of us for completing this race and trying our best each day to be the healthiest women that we can possibly be :) I think hosting my very first virtual race was a success and I hope all of you had as much fun as I did! Like I said before, I am totally amazed by all of you and the support you gave to me during the organization of this race! THANK YOU!!!!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Here's hoping my meds kick in VERY, VERY soon :(
Hope you are all well and working out hard, maybe even gettin' a few workouts in for me?!
Do you know how long it's been since I've gone EIGHT days without exercise??! I don't even wanna think about it...yuck!
Good news: I'll be drawing names tonight for giveaway prizes, you have until midnight tonight to get your time in, so HURRY IT UP!!!!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I have received a lot of the great giveaways in the mail the past few days! You will be SO excited to see this WaterGeeks bottle...super cute and perfect for those hot days!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
As for me, I'm dealing with a cold or allergies..not sure which??! Just came home from camping with my family-SO MUCH FUN! I totally think we need a camper, especially after seeing how much my boys enjoy being outdoors and filthy! Ha! I mean they love our backyard, but there's nothing quite like camping, ya know? It was our second trip in less than two months, I say that justifies buying a camper??! RIGHT?!
I took a few days off from running, but will get back into the swing of things on Saturday! I plan on running 5miles, so we'll see how it goes.
I just took 2 Benadryl and I'm off to bed...hope you all had a nice week!
Healthy Tip: Celebrate the holidays with the best of them! Like 4th of July, have a great time and eat some not-so-healthy dishes but then THROW IT OUT! Don't let the temptations stare at you each time you walk into your kitchen! Out of site, out of mind...if it's not there, how in the world will you eat it?
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Katie @ Amos Adventures
Sunday, July 3, 2011
About the Contest:
The company announced today the launch of its “Spar for the Spurtle” Porridge Making Contest. The contest invites home cooks and professional chefs alike to submit videos demonstrating a unique recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats – the World’s Best Oats. From the entries, three finalists will be flown to Portland, Ore. to compete in a live cook-off. The winner of that cook-off will travel with the Bob’s Red Mill team to compete in the 18th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland.
“We are honored to have won the title of World’s Best Oats at the 2009 Golden Spurtle competition,” said Bob Moore, founder of employee-owned Bob’s Red Mill. “Now we’re looking to our fans to show just how creative people can be when they set out to cook whole grains for every meal of the day.”
To enter the Spar for the Spurtle contest, interested cooks should visit www.SparForTheSpurtle.com to submit a video demonstration of an original recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats. Videos should be no longer than three minutes and should demonstrate a creative use of the oats. Dishes can be sweet or savory – they just need to be able to be created from start to finish within 30 minutes.
The videos will be posted on www.SparForTheSpurtle.com where fans will be able to vote for their favorites. The top three contestants will be selected as the finalists to be flown to Portland for the live cook-off. Finalists will also receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bob’s Red Mill facility led by Bob Moore himself.
During the live 30-minute cook-off, the three finalists will prepare their oatmeal recipes from scratch for a panel of celebrity judges in conditions that mirror those of the Golden Spurtle competition. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Scotland, including $2,500 in cash, to compete in the 18th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship!
Based on the video submissions, three finalists will be chosen to receive the ultimate trip for Bob’s Red Mill fans. The finalist prize package includes:
· Roundtrip airfare to Portland, Oregon
· Three-nights’ accommodations at a downtown Portland hotel
· A tour of Bob’s Red Mill led by company founder Bob Moore
· A gift basket filled with Bob’s Red Mill products and merchandise
· $100 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card
· A spot in the live cook-off for a chance at the Grand Prize
· $100 for cook-off supplies
The winner of the live cook-off will receive the grand prize, which includes the following:
· Round-trip airfare for two to Scotland to help represent the Bob’s Red Mill team at the 18th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in October 2011
· Two nights’ accommodations in Edinburg, three nights’ accommodations in Carrbridge (for two)
· Rail transportation between Edinburgh and Carrbridge
· $2500 cash
To submit a recipe, vote for a video, read the contest’s official rules or learn more about the World’s Best Oats, please visit www.sparforthespurtle.com. The deadline to submit entries is July 30, 2011.
To sign up, simply email me at email@example.com that you'd like to sign up. I'll send you a blank BIB and add you to the list. Then after completing the race, send me your finishing time and a picture(optional) for your entries! Good luck, have FUN and thank you again for participating!!!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Are you ready to race? If you've signed up, you have July 3rd-9th to complete the race!
Remember, it's not about speed...you are doing this to have fun, be healthy and maybe win some great prizes too! Right? RIGHT!
Distance: 3.1 miles at your favorite location...on the pavement or the treadmill!
If you received your BIB from me, feel free to fill in your favorite # and/or your blog name! *Extra entry for taking a picture of yourself competing in the race or in your favorite 4th of July attire! Your picture just might be featured, so have FUN and be creative :)
Participants will be able to sign up throughout the week, as long as they complete the race by the 9th, so keep spreading the word about this FUN and FREE virtual race!
To the participants: Thank you SO much for making this race a huge success and getting the message out there! I had SO much fun organizing, creating and getting sponsors for this race! Even if this is your first 5K, as long as you're out there doing your best and moving, you are succeeding! And look at all of the motivation with our virtual group of blog buddies doing it with you! To those dealing with INSANE heat, like we are here in Texas...hang in there!
Let that sweat pour down as you run to that finish line!!!
GOOD LUCK and HAVE FUN!!! Lots and lots of FUN! And Happy 4th of July!
The Move It Momma
*anybody notice that I've joined the world of Twitter?! Oh wow, it took me three days to figure out how to "tweet", but I think I got it! I'm still not a FB girl, but I figured Twitter was a step in the right direction? We'll see how it goes!
How about you, do you have a garden?
Today's Workout: Holy cow, we're attempting a LONG run today...it's 6:30, which means here in Texas it's already HOT and HUMID :( But I will stay positive and kick some running booty today!! I've got my new playlist and ready to go...
**Update: We did it! 5.4 miles in 59 minutes and that was even with my sore body from Jillian's 6 week 6 pack yesterday! My whole body hurts after mile 4, every time...but I will NOT give up! The new iTunes mix definitely helped but toward the end, there wasn't a song that could get me back in the zone, I was ready to be FINISHED.
oh and check out my new page at the top! I am going to journal my journey to the half marathon!! I took a picture, shared my running stats and I'm hoping they'll improve over the coming weeks!!!