Thursday, February 21, 2013

finding your groove!

It takes believing in ourselves, pushing ourselves and lots of hard work and dedication!  
But once you find that GROOVE, you'll never want to look back!   
I was in the groove this morning, so I decided to burn some calories not in one workout, not two but THREE!  A little crazy, I know!  
I ask myself during workouts, can I push myself harder?  
If the answer is yes, then I tell myself I better start working harder if I want my body the healthiest it can be.  Sometimes we get in the groove but are limited on time, so just make every second count!  If it's a 15 minute workout, you can still give it your all!  If your only chance to workout is on your lunch break-plan it out and make it effective.  
Any way you can get moving, get your heart rate up, and find your groove!  

And for me, good music always helps when I'm trying to find that groove- or that moment that turns the blah workout into something amazing!  
Today I was totally pumped up to "Feel this Moment" by Pitbull and Christina!  It had me feeling like Beyonce at the Superbowl and I can't believe I'm admitting it but I was singing the heck out of "Ain't Nobody" by Chaka Khan on my run!  It felt so good just to let loose and act like a crazy person...
wait a minute, I do this pretty often!

Today's Workouts: This morning I did a 58 minute workout video via GaiamTV!  Then I did another shorter kickboxing workout video for 35 minutes but hit the bag instead of just punching in the air.  THEN I went for a 2.5 mile run around the neighborhood while it was sprinkling!  Ha, a little intense but I told ya...
find that groove and you'll amaze yourself!

Breakfast was plain oats with frozen blueberries...YUM!  

Today's smoothie, this time I kept it full of protein, raspberries and spinach!

After my second workout I had grilled chicken, 1 tbs greek yogurt and carrots, handful almonds.

For my boys:  Daddy is working and since I was keeping it easy before our camping trip this weekend, I decided to make their favorite...PIZZA!  But this is no ordinary pizza!  No, ya know I have to put my own, healthy twist on every, single thing that they eat so dinner was this...
EASY 12 minute PIZZA!
1 1/2 cup heart-healthy baking mix
1/3 c boiling water
Add the boiling water to the mix and stir about 15 times until dough forms.  
Spread dough onto a pizza pan and I curved up the edges to make it more authentic :)
Top with 2 tbs flaxseed meal, sprinkled around.
Then I added a little sauce, ground turkey meat-browned, and low fat cheese.
Bake at 450 for 12 minutes and DINNER IS SERVED!
I totally kept it simple and served this with a strawberry banana Chobani tube!
Seriously, there are going to be nights where we just don't feel like making elaborate foods for our family and that's okay!  
We are all entitled to that every once in a while, so I keep these simple recipes on hand when needed!

And after pizza and yogurt, you gotta burn those calories!
 I am kidding!  But it was really funny that the boys and I were playing upstairs and they asked if they could punch the bag like Mommy and Daddy!  So I helped them put on the gloves and they went to town!
Oh my gosh, it was hilarious watching them get after it!
They were both really good, guess they take notes when they see us in there!

and while my guys enjoyed pizza I settled for roasted Brussels, spaghetti squash and my turkey meat hash!
It's really good and the garlic gives it great flavor!
I am trying to really get my eats in order before our camping trip this weekend.  It's not like we'll go wild out there, but I'm not bringing my blender for smoothies on the travel trailer!  I wanna keep myself in check, but at the same time I wanted to see more weight loss on the scale this week.  But it's just a number and I need to focus on being my healthiest and building lean muscle!
I need to tell myself that like 100 times, so it'll stick!

How will you focus on finding your groove this week?  


Hollie said...

Awesome workouts! Love the boys in their boxing gloves! Have a great time camping!

Theresa Benoit said...

The pizza looks so good! And look at you with your chicken!! Love it! Bring some protein bars with you on your camping trip :) Y'all can always camp here in our backyard!! LOL! It would be so normal for my area!!

kimert said...

Great job on all those workouts!! Have a blast camping!

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