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Wednesday Workout

A week in review…

Monday (5/21), day 1 of my 90 days of P90X2.  It’s hard, but I’m excited to do it.  I like that since I can’t really go to a gym, I have a program laid out for me and I don’t have to think about what I’m going to do for my workout everyday.  Cole had a Tball game and it was hilarious.  At one point the entire team on the field was either laying down, sitting, spinning, or picking something.  Pure entertainment!

Monday FB’s: 1tsp PB (1), protein shake (3), protein pancake (6), apple, balance bar (5), leftover fish and chicken w/snap  peas (4)

Workout: P90X2 Core and 30 min on my spin bike

Tuesday, hung out at the park and got a little sunburned.  My sister Sherilynn came over for dinner and I made turkey primavera spaghetti.  Basically it was ground turkey, 2 cans of diced tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and some onion.  I cooked down the tomatoes to make it into a sauce and then added everything else.  I also added fresh basil and let it simmer to soak up the flavors.  It was super light, healthy, and delicious! (I had mine over spaghetti squash)

Tuesday FB’s: 1tsp PB and 1/2 banana (1), protein shake (3), FAGE yogurt (3), apple, carrots, Balance Bar (5), turkey primavera over spaghetti squash (6), apple w/1TBSP pb (3)

Workout: P90X2 Plyocide

Wednesday, did some yoga and errands for Cole’s birthday party.  Cole had another Tball game.

Wednesday FB’s: started the day off with 75min of hot yoga, 1tsp PB and 1/2 banana, my post-workout drink was a coke zero…Sherilynn must be rubbing off on me! when I got home I had a proper shake (3) :), protein pancake (6), chicken gyro (6) didn’t eat the pita, it was stale, green smoothie, nuts (3), leftover turkey primavera over spaghetti squash (5)

Workout: 75min Hot Yoga at Tadasana Yoga Studio (I’m sporting their sweatshirt below…love it!)

Thursday was a busy day.  We met Heidi and her kids and Rebecca at the park for lunch.  We packed out lunches and I tried to replicate my favorite Great Harvest veggie sandwich, except I added turkey.  Rebecca showed us pictures of her trip to Thailand.  It looks pretty amazing! After the park we went to my sisters house so I could watch the boys for the afternoon.  By the time we finally got home and got everyone in bed I was exhausted.  But I couldn’t go to bed until I blew up the balloons for Cole’s room.  I started this tradition last year.  I took pic once I finally got all of them in there, you can see Cole dead asleep in his bed.

Thursday FB’s: 1tsp PB (1), protein shake (3), turkey and veggie sandwich (8), Balance Bar (5), toast w/pb and strawberries (5)

Workout: P90X2 (Total Body and Ab Ripper)

Friday, Cole’s 5th birthday.  Holy cow, time flies!  Made him breakfast in bed and Skyped with daddy before school.  On the way to school we picked up doughnuts to celebrate with his school friends.  I came home and started getting things ready for his party.  Got on a conference call with Lexy and Carman that lasted over 2 1/2 hours.  My mom kept asking me questions and then I’d turn around with my ear phones in and she said You’re STILL on the phone!  It was like a flashback to high school when I would get in trouble for being on the phone so long.  We had a party for Cole at an indoor fun center in Salt Lake called Jungle Jim’s.  It’s pretty much his favorite place and we were lucky enough to have some Groupons!!  I got there early and set up with Avenger decorations and his big present, a new bike.  He hadn’t had a present ALL day and all he wanted to do when he got there was open presents.  Poor kid!  Next year, a present in the morning.  The day was so crazy that when I went back to look at what I ate I realized it wasn’t a ton which is why I was starving by the time the party came along and why I ate way too many cookies!

Friday FB’s: starting the day off bright and early with my friend Crystal Light Energy, toast w/PB (5), FAGE yogurt (3), tester cookie while making them for Cole’s party (5), apple, 2-mini Reese PB cups (3), piece of pizza (7), more cookie (10?), banana…felt super sick after eating clean all week and then eating junk

Workout: rest day

Saturday, ahhh I can breathe!  Today was chill day.  It was raining so it made it nice to just hang out at home.  Sherilynn and I went to see Men In Black 3.  I made Cole take a nap, he ended up sleeping for 4 hours!!!  Someone was seriously pooped.  The funniest thing was when Cole took the Cars camera he got for his bday and took a picture of his dinner because mommy always takes pictures of what she eats.

Saturday FB’s: 1tsp PB (1), post-workout shake (3), turkey and veggie sandwich (8), Balance Bar (5), licorice (4), rotisserie chicken and green beans (4)

Workout: P90X Balance and Power

Sunday, church day and friends over for dinner.

Sunday FB’s:  toast w/pb (5), balance bar (5), turkey melt (7), snacked on licorice, a reese’s pb cup, leftover cookie, pretzels, just very snacks (12?), pork w/veggies, rice, salad and fruit (6), and this amazing dessert that was meringue drizzled w/chocolate and then topped with greek yogurt mixed with cream and topped with strawberries…soooo delicious (forgot to take a pic)!

Monday, Happy Memorial Day!  We spent the day at my sister’s for swimming and a BBQ.  It was perfect weather and such a fun day!  Both boys were asleep before we made it to the freeway.  I was super proud of myself because even though I couldn’t get my workout in before we left in the morning, I came home and did it at 4:30 in the afternoon.

Monday FB’s: 1tsp PB (1), apple, balance bar (5), 6 or so peanut M&M’s, 8-10 potato chips (both of these were grabbing as I walked from one place to another), steak w/veggies, fruit, crackers and hummus (10), red vines (8), protein shake (3), toast (2)

Workout: P90X Core

Tuesday, took my dad to the airport and stopped by the cemetery to look at all the flowers and flags that were placed for Memorial Day.  As we were walking back to the car from my grandparents grave I told Cole that my grandpa was an FBI agent and he says “like Gibbs on NCIS?”  I laughed so hard I almost pee’d my pants.  My 5-year-old if obsessed with NCIS!  We stopped by Heidi’s to borrow their Skuut bike to help Cole learn how to ride his new bike.  Came home and got lunch, took a nap, and then attempted the bike lessons.  The bike we bought him is too big :(  So we have to go find another one.  Cole requested breakfast for dinner again which made me happy because I’ve been dying for my protein pancake and green smoothie (the magic bullet is broken, but I managed to resurrect it for one more meal).

Tuesday FB’s: 1tsp PB (1), shake (3), leftover chicken and pork w/veggies and tzatziki on the side (5), pretzels and Trader Joe’s nuts and berries (9), protein pancake and green smoothie (6)

Workout: P90X2 Plyocide

*sigh of relief, that was a long recap!


Thoughts on pregnancy and exercise…and a delivery from Daddy!

Nothing too exciting happening here.  Just going through the motions until Daddy gets home in 14 days!!!!  My baby is going to come out riding a spin bike and doing burpees on a Bosu ball, but I am so grateful that I feel good enough to keep up with my workouts.  I feel like it makes all the difference in the world!  When the doctor heard the murmur in the baby’s heart beat, I was worried it might have something to do with the amount and type of exercise I do, but my doctor quickly reassured me it did not.  My friend Heidi and I were talking tonight about it because my mom thinks I exercise too much and makes comments about it not being good for me.  Heidi said that her mom said the same thing to her and we wondered if it was a generational thing.  Everything you read now about exercise during pregnancy only lists multiple benefits that come of it, as long as the woman is healthy, was already doing some sort of physical activity before pregnancy (or begins a new routine slowly), and isn’t high risk or experiencing any complications.  Before I was pregnant with Cole, I hadn’t been exercising at all, so I started with just walking on the treadmill every day.  I was able to build up to walking for longer, faster, and even add inclines, but it was gradual.  This time is much different and it feels great!

Wednesday Fire Bites:

Pre-spin: while skyping with Daddy

Post- spin: Protein Pancake and Green Smoothie

Snacks while volunteering at the hospital:

Disappointing snack after volunteering: so the hospital I volunteer for is almost famous for their food.  The Chef they have used to be the executive chef for Bill Gates.  Everything I have tried so far has been sooo good and always really healthy.  I hadn’t tried their pizzas yet which I always hear people raving about.  I got the tomato and chicken pizza to take home, had a quarter and was very disappointed.  It lacked serious flavor, which was fine, cause then I didn’t end up eating the whole thing!

Got a major headache and wasn’t really hungry for dinner.  Since I’m pregnant and can’t take Excedrin (which I’m usually addicted to), I put some of my mom’s peppermint oil on my temples and at the base of my head.  Took about an hour, but it finally started going away.  Eventually ate this for dinner:

Thursday Fire Bites:

Pre-buns and guns class: see Wednesday…same

Awesome class today, we used weights and a Bosu ball.  Lots of dynamic exercises (meaning exercises that use lower body and upper body at the same time, ex, a squat with an overhead press).  The teacher also usually does ab work on the floor at the end of class which I usually leave for, but this time she did it standing up.  So lots of side crunches and things that I could participate in.  Love, love, love this class!

Post-B&G:  again, see Wednesday

The boys had skiing today and my mom really wanted to try this restaurant that is right at the ski resort where we drop them off.  So my mom, dad, and I had lunch at The Farm.

Lunch: Chicken sandwich on ciabatta w/yellow peppers, caramelized onions, sun dried tomatoes, and a kalamata olive cream cheese (which I asked for on the side afraid I wouldn’t like it, but it turned out to absolutely MAKE the sandwich!) and a side salad

After skiing we hustled home, changed, and headed down to salt lake to take back the ski’s, drop J off at Taekwondo and Cole and I headed to a birthday party.  The party was at a bouncy house which they don’t have a lot of here in Utah as compared to Texas.  Cole had a blast!!

The mom of the birthday boy, Andrea, we used to work together at the radio station.  She’s holding her brand new addition to their family, Issac.  Such a cutie!

They had pizza, salad, cake and ice cream at the party, but luckily I wasn’t really hungry so instead I had 1/2 my protein bar on the way home.  And then of course when I got home I was starving, so I had another bowl of my leftover Chicken Enchilada Veggie Soup.

And then had some delicious dried mangos and 1/2 a cookie:

Fire Fire Bites:

Pre-spin: see Wed and Thurs

Post-spin: see Wed and Thurs

I was really tired today and ended taking a nap at like 12:30.  When I woke up I grabbed a snack and headed to the outlets to try and find some jeans.

Snack: Trader Joe’s nuts and cranberries

No luck!  Picked up Cole and we headed to Taekwondo, then out to dinner to Bombay House with Heidi and her family.  I love that restaurant!

Dinner: shared a few different dishes, chicken tikka masala, shrimp coconut curry, tandoori chicken and some naan.

Little Ezra really wanted dessert after dinner, so I told him I would make him cookies.  We went back to Heidi’s and the kids played and the adults talked and made cookies.  Cyndi’s REAL cookies were requested instead of the WW ones.  They turned out delicious.  It was a fun night!

Came home and found a surprise.  Isn’t Daddy sweet!


Good morning chocolate

Happy Turkey Day!!

Oh Thanksgiving how I love thee!  There is so much I am grateful for.  I’ll just list the important ones…my hubby, I missed him so much today.  This was the first Thanksgiving we haven’t spent together since we’ve been married.  My baby boy…let’s make that 2 baby boys.  My family (near and far), friends, health, husband’s job, and delicious leftover rolls ;).


Started the day off right with spin class +12

Pre-spin: 3

Post-spin: the store I was at didn’t have Muscle Milk Light so I drank just over half of this  4, and a green smoothie


I had to go down to Salt Lake to take my final test for my CNA class so that I could be passed off to take my state test.  Then Cole and I went to see Arthur Christmas.

Snack before movie:  5

Snacks at the movie: popcorn, 2 red vines, and 1 twizzler  11

After the movie we met up with Aunt Sasa at our fav El Chubasco for our some shrimp tacos…but they were all out.  So we had to improvise.  It wasn’t the same.

Dinner: chicken tacos, 2 corn tortillas, pico, 1/3 of Cole’s quesadilla, and chips  13

TURKEY DAY Fire Bites:

Cole and I woke up early…excited for the holiday.  I made us some mint hot chocolate.

Was planning on going to the gym for a strength class at 9:30a, but decided it was more important to have a nice breakfast with my family.  Plus I know Keller would probably call to Skype while I was in the class.  We decided not to go with the traditional homemade buttermilk waffles and instead turned the healthy Protein Pancakes into Protein Waffles.  Soooo delicious and nutritious!

Went to get on the treadmill and do my burpee/running intervals and of course I literally press start on the treadmill and Keller calls.  So I jumped off and we got to Skype.  He was able to have a Thanksgiving meal and have the day off.  It was nice to be able to chat.  Didn’t have enough time to do my full workout so instead I knocked out my 47 burpees (missed yesterday cause I tried to do them after spin and my legs were jello). Then we went to the movies to see Hugo, great cinematography, but SLOW AND BORING as all get out.  That’s my personal opinion and the opinion of the 4-y-o who was bouncing from one lap to another cause he was so bored.  Snacked on some popcorn and 3 red vines.

Came home and had some carrots and light ranch dip while I started the 2 batches of rolls.  Our family was invited over to a friend’s of my parents for Thanksgiving dinner so all we were in charge of making was rolls, salad, and veggies.  My job was the rolls.  They turned out perfect!

We started off dinner with some delicious soup topped with apples and bleu cheese.

There were also bacon wrapped water chestnuts and shrimp for appetizers.  I was so hungry by the time we got there that I lost count of how any I ate!

And then the delicious dinner was served.  This was the only Thanksgiving I can remember that I only had one plate full of food.  I was seriously sooo stuffed, I was actually mad.  I have never only had 1 roll, that’s like so wrong!  Good thing there were leftovers so I can way some more tomorrow.

We played such a fun game after dinner.  Everyone wrote down a name of a person (famous or not) and put it in a basket. When all the names were in, someone reads off all the names twice.  Then you start going around the circle and you try to guess who wrote down which name.  The last person to be guessed wins.

And of course had to end the night with pie.  I’m not a huge pie lover, unless it’s french apple, but there was no french apple for me.  Probably a good thing!  So instead I had about 1/2 cup of the delicious cherry chocolate ice cream that I have grown to love so much over the last week and 2 bites of a very chocolately pie!

All in all a fabulous Thanksgiving.  So Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good night


Maple Glazed Pork Loin

Tuesdays with Heidi- Maple Glazed Pork Loin & Garlic Potatoes

Time for another episode of Tuesdays with Heidi.  Tonight we made maple glazed pork loin with roasted rosemary and garlic potatoes.   Tonight we made Chili-rubbed maple-glazed pork loin recipe from Real Simple and rosemary/garlic potatoes. Here’s the ingredients for the pork:









Start with 1tsp olive oil, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/4tsp kosher salt and pepper.  Mix together and rub all over pork.  Place in shallow baking pan.  Brush top with 100% maple syrup.  Broil on low in 10min increments.  Every 10min turn and brush with maple syrup.  Depending on size of the pork it could take 20 min, it could take 40-50 min.  Potatoes ingredients:

Cut red potatoes into bite size pieces.  Put in mixing bowl and drizzle with EVOO. Chop up a handful of rosemary, 5-6 cloves of garlic (the more flavor the better!), and kosher salt and mix into potatoes.  Spread onto cookie sheet covered in foil (spray foil with Pam to prevent sticking).  Bake at 450 or broil (we broiled cause we were cooking the pork at the same time) for about 30-45min.


Here’s recap my morning food.

Did a 50minute pilates/yoga DVD +3pts




Breakfast: protein pancake 5pts

Today I had the ultrasound to find out the sex of the baby and it’s a….BOY!  A baby brother for big brother Cole.  He’s very excited!  We were able to Skype Daddy into the appointment.  The ultra sound tech said it was her first Skype appointment ;).  We are both very excited. Lunch: Kneader’s half tuna sandwich, 1 serving of parmesan chips, half cinnamon roll (I’m obsessed with these lately)  21pts

Snacked on Cole’s Chipotle kids meal.  6pts Went I got to Heidi’s I made her get the Red Vines out…I lost count to be honest!