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Skeptical

Listen to your body!

This post is for Lexy and Carman…yesterday my eyes were opened to the fact that I am not super woman. What???  I know, but it’s true.  After a Wednesday spin class, 120 make-up burpees (on the BOSU), and my Thursday buns and guns class where we spent most of the class on these:

They are called gliders and you can probably guess what they do…they glide.  These can be used for a variety of different exercises under the hands or under the feet.  It makes the workout way more intense causing the entire core to contract while sliding back on forth on the gliders.  We used them almost the entire class for tons of exercises such as: mountain climbers, one-legged burpees with shoulder press, side lunges, push-ups, and lots more I can’t remember.  Since my core was already sore from my burpees the day before, I couldn’t complete every exercise and modified a lot.

So after all that, Thursday evening I started having some pain in my stomach.  It was a hard to describe pain kinda of all over my belly, strong and horribly uncomfortable.  I thought maybe it was something I ate, but I really hadn’t eaten a lot that day and nothing different than usual.  It got to the point that when we sat down for dinner I could hardly eat and was doubling over in pain.  My mom took over getting Cole to bed and I went to take a bath and get in bed.  I did some googling and found that it was most likely gas…which my mom and I concluded today, came from some bad spinach in my green smoothie.  The fact that my core was so sore from all the workouts just intensified the pain.

So even though I do feel like I listen to my body and don’t push myself too hard, I may have to re-evaluate.  Carman and Lexy voted me out of the burpee challenge with a vote of thanks.  I have not accepted this forced exit, but I have a feeling it’s going to be harder to keep up everyday.  All I can do is my best and my goal is to finish the challenge one way or the other.

Wednesday’s Fire Bites

Pre-spin: 2

1 hr spin class +12/120 burpees

Post-spin: 5

Volunteered at the hospital, Wednesdays are now my official days.  Started getting a huge headache halfway through my shift so I grabbed a coke zero (after going 2 days without caffeine, yeah for me, 2 whole days!).  Picked up Cole from school and headed home.  I bought a kabocha squash last week to make for my mom who is doing a very strict protein/veggie diet.  She had bought a rotisserie chicken from Costco and I made the squash.  It was a super delicious dinner!

Snack: apple w/PB  3

 

THURSDAY Fire Bites

Pre-buns and guns: 2

Kick my BUNS and GUNS class +12

Post-B&G: Muscle Milk light  3

Cole I went to the rec center and I Skype chatted with Keller while Cole played.  Came home and had lunch and both of us went down for naps!

Lunch protein pancake and green smoothie 5.

We got up just in time for Taekwondo.  Snack on the way: 5

I dropped Cole off and went to do some Christmas shopping.  Grabbed Chipotle for dinner on the way home.

Dinner: burrito bowl- brown rice(awesome!), small bit of black beans, chicken, fajita veggies, pico, sprinkle of cheese, lettuce, guac…this was the night I got sick, I ate maybe 1/3  6pts?

FRIDAY fire bites

Breakfast…another protein pancake and green smoothie 5

50min of yoga at home

It was Heidi’s (from Tuesdays with Heidi) birthday so I surprised her and showed up at her house to take her to lunch.  We went to one of both our favorites Cafe Trio.  I really wish she would let me take pictures with her.  We both looked really cute today!

Lunch: 15?

appetizer…rosemary flatbread w/white bean, pesto, and olive spread…I had 3 pieces of the flatbread

lunch…portabello mushroom and veggie panini w/mozarella and a cup of roasted red pepper soup…ate the entire sandwich, and maybe 4 bites of the soup

dessert…Heidi’s choice, creme brûlée I had literally maybe 2 tsp…so full from the rest of my lunch

Made a Costco run to exchange my Garmin…hopefully this one works.  Picked up Cole and we went home. Papa has been wanting to try this BBQ place in Heber, UT (about 20 min from Park City) so we went tonight.  It claims to be “Texas” BBQ.

Cole chillin’ on the way…thank goodness for car DVD players!

This is Cole and my skeptical face that it would be anything like REAL TEXAS BBQ.

Dinner: side salad (did not eat croutons or all of the cheese), brisket sandwich (ate 1/3 of the bun), 3 bites of Cole’s pulled pork sandwich, a few green beans

My overall rating of the place is a 5 out of 10.  The brisket was good, but definitely NO extra lean Rudy’s brisket.  The beans were out of a can and in water with a piece of bacon that was gray.  The potato’s were good, but I’m not a crazy potato person, I can pass them up.  The service was not awesome, they gave Cole RANCID milk!  And before we even got home my stomach was hurting and I had to spend some time in the loo. TMI I know!

I will be listening to my body the next time my Dad suggests going to this BBQ place again.  😉

Sisters

These are a few of my favorite things…

It’s December holy cow…where has the year gone???  What have I accomplished this year??  I turned 30, ran my first half-marathon, oh and made a baby…finally 😉  I’m already working on my list for next year.  It’s going to be a doozie.  So the last couple days I’ve been able to participate in a few of my favorite things so I thought I’d share them with you as I go through my daily fire bites.

THURSDAY:

I finally was able to make it to the BUNS and GUNS class at the gym.  I think it’s one of my new favorite classes.  It’s 75 minutes of dynamic exercises (total body) with a Jillian Michaels style of HIT cardio mixed in between.  We used a Bosu ball and weights. For those of you who don’t know what a Bosu ball is, it’s this:

You can do tons of exercises with it using both sides.  One of my favorite exercises we did, you’ll never guess, was BURPEES on the BOSU (so hands come down on the ball part then jump your feet out, etc).  I thought they were perfect as a modified burpee that still used strength and core (cause you had to stabilize yourself on the ball), but helped me get my few extra pounds from the horizontal to vertical position a bit more gracefully!  And as my belly gets bigger, they will be a great alternative to help me finish Courtney’s 100 day burpee challenge.

Pre-workout: 5

Cole came with me to the gym and hung out in the kids area.  When I went to pick him up he was busy cleaning a table with a Clorox wipe.  They love him!  We headed over to the rec center so he could play with his buddies.

Post-workout: 5

Lunch: Kneader’s tuna on wheat (1/2) w/fruit  9

Took Cole to Taekwondo and made the mistake of waiting too long to eat…so I ended up with these.

I have been craving them ever since Carman’s birthday post.  Dang you Carman! 😉  These were super delicious, but VERY sweet so I only had 2.

Grabbed Cafe Rio to go for Cole and Papa for dinner cause mom and I were going out.  Made #2 mistake, ordering chips and queso and still being hungry from not having had anything substantial to eat started munching on the chips.  I lost count of how many I consumed.  When we got home, I found out they had messed up the order and had given us an extra steak salad.  It turned out to be a good thing because I was able to have a couple bites of something a little good for me before mom and I left.

So every year, Nordstrom (one of my favorite things/places) has a private shopping party for people who have the Nordstrom credit card.  They serve drinks and appetizers and give bonus points to the shoppers. My grandma used to go to this, my mom goes, my sisters go, it’s just what we do.  So mom and I went and had a great time.  This was the shoe department (not sure this picture does it justice, it was packed!):

While perusing the men’s section I came across these and had to take a picture:

Spanx for men! HA!  I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.  I didn’t buy any for Keller, in case you were wondering.  I did find a really cute pair of boots for me and a spiderman shirt for Cole for xmas (shhh…don’t tell him).  All in all it was a fun night and probably the best part was the people watching!  I munched on a miniature cupcake that wasn’t worth it, a piece of bruschetta, a couple bites of meatballs, and a mini quiche.

FRIDAY:

Took Cole to school early so I could make it to Yoga (another of my favs).  After a week of spin classes, burpees galore, the buns and guns class, and the strength workout I did at home, I was looking forward to a nice relaxing yoga class to focus on stretching.  Uh yeah, apparently I got the wrong class.  This was hardcore yoga.  I was almost sweating more in this yoga class then I do during spin.  It was intense, fast, and full of strength and core work.  Don’t get me wrong, it felt great, but not what I was expecting.

Breakfast: 5

The rest of the day I spent at the hospital training as a volunteer.  The first 3 hours I spent walking all around the hospital at least 3 times touring, delivering mail, etc.  I was pooped by the time I had lunch.

Lunch: turkey burger w/green beans and a handful of sweet potato fries

Snack: mint chip ice cream (no explanation…just wanted it)

Picked up Cole from school and got ready to go to my sister Michelle’s for a Christmas party/house concert. The concert was an artist named Paul Jacobsen and he was awesome!

I was in charge of making the punch. Isn’t it pretty…

We took a sister picture…well we took like 10, this was my favorite one.  Michelle, Sherilynn, Me.

There was tons of food.  Appetizers galore and then mini BBQ brisket and pork sandwiches with mac and cheese for dinner.  As you can tell I stopped taking pictures.  I can tell you I only had 1 plate of food (that is after I had snacked on a few things before anyone got there).  And I can tell you that the few snacks and the plate of food made me so full I was almost as uncomfortable as I was on Thanksgiving.  Not necessarily a good thing. I really hope it’s the baby impeding on the size of my stomach and not that I’m actually eating so much that I feel like I’m going to bust open at the seams!

So there you go…a few of my favorite things the gym classes, boss balls, Nordstrom, yoga, my sister’s, parties, and yummy food!