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Thursday, July 28, 2011

I guess I have to learn the hard way.

Something I will know from this day forward: Just because I am feeling great does not mean I can fit into anything. I put on a pair of pants that fit perfectly just 3 months ago and now I am feeling like a full sack of potatoes. I guess my body has not quite caught up with my mind, and I should not torment myself with wearing too tight clothes until I am a few more weeks in. Bad idea.

On another note, we tried plyometrics again last night. We did better, but still could not complete the video. It is very hard and we pushed ourselves as far as we could, so that is really the best results we can ask for. Maybe by next week we can complete it. This will not be the death of me.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

1/12 of the way done

Sounds good to me. Actually, 1/12 sounds bad. But honestly, this is just the first week of the rest of my life. I really shouldn't be counting down the days until I am done because this is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix diet.

We started our second week of P90X last night. Its chest and back again. I really cannot believe it but I was able to bang out more pushups and pullups than last time. And it is probably just my imagination, but my pants seemed to have a little less resistance this morning in going up. Tonight is a redo of our failed plyometrics video. We made it to 25 minutes last time, hopefully we can do the whole thing or at least much more. I have got a good feeling. I need to fight through the pain and reap the rewards.

On another note, I made a great dinner last night! It is a Shan twist on Red Robins Chicken Caprese Sandwich.

Yield 4
4 hamburger buns or buns of your choice
2 boneless skinless chicken breast, butterflied
Pesto Sauce of your choice (I used a knorr pesto sauce packet)
4 Slices fresh mozzarella cheese
Preferred veggie toppings

Cook the butterflied chicken breasts on the stovetop with a little non stick cooking spray. I seasoned with a little salt & pepper, but you can use any seasonings you would like. Toast buns. Once chicken is cooked, spread desired amount of pesto sauce on bun. Place chicken, mozzarella cheese, and toppings on bun. I served this with some baked french fries.

I didn't calculate how many calories were in this recipe, but it is definitely much better than something we would make before. We used the pesto sparingly, and loaded lots of lettuce, onion, and tomato on our sandwiches. I couldn't even finish mine, it was delicious!

I am glad that I am finally starting to control my portions, since that was my biggest problem in the past. I used to be able to eat all day long. Isn't the first step admitting you have a problem? Bring on step two. I am ready.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bring the pain

Ouch. This is my seventh day on P90X. This means (gasp, could it really be?) REST DAY!! I am beyond excited for rest day since I can hardly move my legs. We did Legs & Back workout on Saturday and the pain is fully hitting me today. I must have done a million calf raises and now I cannot even straighten my legs. This is intense, but I am so happy. I do not think I have stuck with anything (besides Matt of course) for 7 days. I am very proud of both of us.

Friday was Yoga. Man was that hard. I felt like a whale flopping around on the floor and if I ever hear the work downward dog again I might scream. I have so much respect for yoga-ers since this whole workout was pretty much impossible for me. As time goes on, hopefully I can do better.

Saturday was Legs & Back FROM HELL. Actually, during the workout, it was so much fun. I felt great. Mr.Man was saying "okay you do not have to grab weights here if you are just starting" and of course I thought, HA I have been doing this for 5 days now TYVM, I will be grabbing weights! Bad idea. I am in a lot of pain still from this. I can walk if I hunch over and bend my legs and look like smeagol. Smeagols cute right?

Yesterday was Kenpo. This one might be my favorite work out. It is hard, and really gets your heart pumping and ass sweating. Yes, my ASS was literally sweating. Everything was sweating. I could hardly breathe. But it was fun. There is a ton of kicking, punching, grunting, and moving. It made me feel strong and like I could kick someones ass 'til Tuesday.

So, one week down, 12 more to go. Honestly, that sounds awful. TWELVE more weeks. But I am hoping to get in a routine where it is just natural to come home and work out, rather than come home, plop my big butt on the couch and plop a bag of chips in my mouth. We went grocery shopping last night and bought mostly all healthy food. I really wanted oreos but after checking the labels, I do not think I can spare 70 calories for ONE oreo. Yes, each oreo is 70 calories. I used to be able to eat 10 oreos in one sitting, 700 CALORIES IN OREOS?? No wonder I am fat. But, now is not the time to dwell on the past, just to look forward to what is coming now. I sense good things coming for Matt and I, whether it is weight loss or just a healthier life, only good can come from this and I have to remember that.

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, and hour, a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
-Lance Armstrong

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I invented a recipe!

I love to cook. But 99% of the time, I look for recipes or ideas. More of ideas, since I am a terrible recipe follower. But, I had some zucchini that I had to use up and I couldnt find anything appealing to me, so I just went to work and hoped something good would come out of it. Well, it did. It was one of the best things I have ever tasted, if I do say so myself. I will share the recipe so everyone can bask in my wonderful cooking skills.

Zucchini Casserole
1 Large zucchini- sliced (50 cal)
1 cup panko bread crumbs (220 cal)
2 Tbs parmesan cheese (40 cal)
1 Tbs butter or margarine, melted
Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400. Line casserole dish with zucchini slices. Combine melted butter, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper in a small dish. Cover zucchini with bread crumb mixture. Bake for 20-30 minutes until zucchini is cooked and topping is golden brown.