Wednesday, March 21, 2012

great running weather, winners and some thoughts...

oh my goodness, like I said before this potty training my youngest son has kept me away from the computer because every time I get ready to sit down and post, he's running to me, shouting "Mommy, I gotta go potty!"

I am so overwhelmed by all of you and your participation in my second virtual race, the Spring Fever!  THANK YOU all so much for taking the time, signing up and giving this race your all!  Yay, can't wait for another...so here are the winners of these great giveaway items!
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE...


The CafePress "I know I run like a girl, try to keep up" performance tee:

 ...goes to Rachelle @ Livin' the Fit Life



...the BondiBand pink camouflage headband goes to...
 goes to Elle @ Eat, Run, Sail. 




The BodyGlide warm FX goes to...
 Audrey Dawkins!




and the very cool, Healthy Steps nut bowl and juicer pro go to...


 Hollie @ NotSkinny, Healthy 





and the Hippie Runner headband and matching running belt go to...

 ( I used this belt on my 10k and it works great...held my keys and ID but I'm sure the possibilities are endless!)
  Carrie @ Family Fitness Food 
Thanks again to all of you for participating and I'm emailing winners now, you have 48 hours to respond!  Congrats to you!!!


Today's Workout:  the weather has cleared up here in Texas, so a nice 5 mile run while pushing my son in the jogging stroller was just what I needed!  He kept turning around telling me to run faster...my boys sure can motivate me to get that extra calorie burn!  LOL!  Then I came home and did one round of the 12 minute workout challenge and I have to admit, my tummy was a bit sore from the 4-rounds yesterday!  


Today's Bite It, Write It:  seems I need to take my own advice and go back to my saying, If I bite it, WRITE IT!  I seem to hold myself accountable with the foods I eat by writing every last calorie down on paper!  So, we'll see how this works for me!  As I've said before I'm frustrated with the stand-still when it comes to weight loss, but it DOES NOT mean I'm giving up!  This lifestyle change was and STILL is a way of life and I will always stay on track, with a few hiccups here and there :-)  we're only human, right?


do you have a cow for sale?  ha, I'm only kidding but seriously with all of the "pink slime" and other junk I've been seeing when it comes to processing...I can't help but feel grossed out when I look at ALL processed goods...
but would my husband and I be able to adapt to a REAL food diet? Lisa @ 100 Days of Real Food  has a great website dedicated to her family's experiences with ZERO processed foods and she shares incredible made-from-scratch recipes that her whole family loves!  


What about YOU?
Great workout today?


Do you count or write down your food intake each day?


Could you and your family adapt to a zero-processed way of life?

15 comments:

Jen said...

Congrats to all the winners!

My workout was Spin this morning. I am thinking of maybe doing JM Shred it with weights tonight - but might also do nothing.

I am a calorie counter. It helps keep me in check.

My family would not like me much if I forced a 0% processed food rule, but we are getting better overall as a family.

hiker mom said...

Yay! Thank you so much Marissa! I am so excited:) I just sent you my address. Let me know if you didn't get it, my email has been a little difficult lately. Congrats to all the other winners too:)

misszippy said...

Lots of lucky winners!

Yeah, there's some nasty stuff going into our food chain via processing. I do my best to stay away from it and find that I don't really crave it.

Elle said...

Thanks so much! And congrats to the other winners and to everyone who took part. We are all winners!

I do write down everything I eat and sometimes I am amazed at the amounts! I am so hungry lately.

Don't give up!

WW has a Simply Filling Technique that concentrates on REAL food and I do try to follow it occasionally for a week at a time. It is hard but doable and so much less expensive too, really, to eat this way.

Nadine said...

Processed food, especially of the animal variety freaks me out so we try to avoid it.

I am counting calories and I need to, I'm at a plateau and the only way a change is going to happen if I stick to the calories/exercise.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Congrats winners! I had a good time running this race! Thanks for hosting!

Bite it, write it. I have never heard that term, but I like it. I keep track of my food on LoseIt and I find that it keeps me MUCH more accountable! Even if I eat badly, at least I see what I am doing and can work on keeping a balance!

cooperl788 said...

Congrats to everyone who participated, and to the winners as well! I had a good workout today, nothing special. Our family is slowly getting rid of all our processed foods. But after the pink slime stuff, I am definitely switching to the grass-fed cattle farm down the road from us. They might be more expensive than Walmart, but at least only put real beef in their ground beef!

Jess@themommymiles said...

It is so hard to blog or do ANYTHING while potty training. Your life starts and stops with the potty!
Good Luck!

Mandee said...

I wish I could say that I have been working out like I should, however I have been terrible, but we are currently remodeling TWO houses and that alone (along with 5 boys) is a workout! ha ha!

jillconyers said...

I adopted a non processed and now vegetarian lifestyle but my family, not so much. They have made small changes and overall my lifestyle change has improved their eating too :)

I have a weekly menu without fail and 96% of the time if it's not on the menu I don't eat it. I've been writing weekly menus for so long now it's habit.

Congrats to all of the winners! Off to check out the real food link.

Carrie FamilyFitnessFood said...

Thank you for hosting - it's always an added bonus to win something.

I try hard to eat real food. As much as possible.

I used to track all my food but I can get a little obsessive, so now I just eyeball things and do my best to not go overboard.

Mommy Minded said...

Congrats winners and good job to the potty machine! ;)

I write my food down. I so wish that I could do a zero proccessed lifestyle. I just cant imagine with 3 picky kiddos. :(

Laura Boll said...

I am dreading potty training... it's coming quickly! Isn't this weather gorgeous? Awesome job on the 5 mile stroller run, that is a serious workout! I wish I could have participated in the run... of course, now my ankle is fine, a week later. :) Next time, for sure!! Oh- and we split up a cow when we lived in Ithaca and it was the perfect way to get good quality beef... I have no idea what's around here, but it's definitely worth checking into. It usually ends up being very reasonably priced, and we thought it tasted better, too.

Jessica Washburn said...

Sorry I've been MIA on comments/reading blogs...no time lately. I love that you're doing some virtual races, I'll have to get in on the next one. Congrats to all your winners...so fun! I'll check out that ladies site, love the idea of not eating processed foods at all, not sure I could swing it though. It's really challenging for me to cook dinner. Period. :)

The Dawkins said...

Thank you so much!! Did my first 10k this morning and it went well!

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