Archive | December, 2012


22 Dec

Just kidding. The days of the week mean nothing to me.

Oh, Friday.

Holiday madness.

Spare time? What’s that?

Up with the sun, gotta get that workout in. Christmas parties and delicious eats and drinks everywhere! No excuses. At least not today.

3 Rounds

  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 20 jump lunges
  • 10 jump squats
  • 20 weighted squats (40lbs)
  • 100 high knees
  • 10 burpees
  • 40 mountain climbers
  • 25 push-ups
  • 60 second plank hold


Breakfast: Coffee with half & half

French toast

Mixture: 2 eggs, splash of 2% milk, dash of sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

The “toast”: Dave’s Good Seed, small banana, peanut butter, chia seeds, maple syrup.

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Lunch: Huge salad (romaine, red cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, green onions, carrots, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, and mozzarella). Salt, pepper, and a splash of olive oil+red wine vinegar for dressing.

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Dinner: French Bread Pizza. To celebrate the not-end-of-the-world. Also, Friday is pizza night. Everybody knows that. And more salad, this time with avocado.

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Dessert: Again, we were celebrating. Cold Stone on a cold night. Nothin’ beats it! 😉


Mine: Founder’s Favorite (sweet cream ice cream, caramel, brownie, pecans, fudge), Mikayla: Cotton Candy ice cream (guh) AND Crunch Bar pieces. I gagged a little. Max: dark chocolate ice cream and gummi bears. That’s my boy.



Not-Quite-So-Restful “Rest Day”

20 Dec

I had a rest day planned, originally. I woke up sore and tired and cranky. Usually by the end of my warm-up I know whether or not I’m going to workout. It just wasn’t happening, so I didn’t push it. Instead, I decided to have a day of active rest (NOT lounging around like a slug kind of rest) with really good, hearty meals. Sometimes that’s all a person needs.

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs (2 whole + 1 white) with tomatoes and spinach, Dave’s Good Seed with a smear of butter, coffee.


Lunch: Panera Fuji Apple Chicken Salad with 1/3 dressing and piece of wholegrain baguette. **Note: If I could afford to eat this everyday I would. Just another thing I’m currently obsessed with….

024Lime La Croix. I was desperately craving Sprite, this took the edge off and gave me my bubble fix.


Afternoon snack: It was miserable out and I was out and I passed 3 different Starbucks on my way home and things happened. Tall nonfat caramel macchiato. Dee-lish.


Dinner: Fresh water shrimp, sauteed with garlic, a little butter, and creole seasoning. Whole grain spaghetti, baby spinach.

167Around 8pm – I felt like I needed to sweat. Threw on my sweats, laced up my shoes, and busted out a 10 Minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible).

  • 10 Santana Burpees
  • 10 3-pulse squat tuck jumps
  • 30 crab toe touches
  • 20 lowjacks

Cooled down, showered again, and made myself a protein shake to help muscles heal overnight and reduce soreness. Works like a charm most of the time. 😉

  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • water
  • ice


Have a great day!

Winter Wonderland

19 Dec


Winter is definitely here. With school running 2 hours late, we had a leisurely morning.

Coffee with a splash of half & half. I woke up not-at-all hungry, thought I’d probably be able to get my workout in before breakfast, but that changed as soon as the coffee hit my stomach. Growling!

1/2 Whole Wheat English Muffin, 1 Tbs. peanut butter, 2 cuties.


Perfect combination of carbs, fat, and protein to get through one of my favorite (killer!) workouts:

3 Rounds, 1 min each:

  • Pushups
  • Flutter kicks
  • Burpees
  • Mt. Climbers
  • Jump Lunges
  • Bicycle crunches
  • Jumping jacks
  • Supermans
  • Chair dips
  • Plank hold

Green smoothie post-workout. My muscles were begging for it.

  • Babyspinach
  • Frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • Almond milk


The rest of the day was spent cleaning the house and getting caught up on laundry. A quick lunch of Trader Joe’s Classic Greek Salad, before heading out to pick up the kids from school…..




And grab a 12oz nonfat iced caramel macchiato. Oops! 😉


After school, we put all that boring grow-up stuff on hold and played in the snow until dark.

007011022026027Around 6, cold, hungry, and since we were already bundled up, we piled into the car and headed to Meconi’s for the best subs in town the world. Turkey on whole wheat with “the works.”


Oh, Meconi. I wish I could quite you. No. Wait. No, I don’t.

Forecast: MORE SNOW!



18 Dec

Christmas is coming. And then every personal trainer’s dream holiday: New Years!

With resolution season quickly approaching, I like the idea of turning this blog into a (temporary?) food diary. I’m not creative enough to come up with exciting new recipes everyday, and I’ve gotten comments and suggestions from some of you requesting meal-planning and clean eating posts. I’m slow, I know. I’m trying. You should know that.



  • Coffee with 1Tbs half & half
  • Banana with almond butter, cinnamon, and flax seeds


  • Greek-style salad (on a sweet jungle plate!). Grilled chicken breast, olive tapenade, hummus, tzatziki sauce, avocado. And a handful of Food Should Taste Good  Chips.

191Afternoon Snack:

  • Strawberry-Orange Vanilla Protein Smoothie


Yesterday afternoon/evening was just plain crazy with work and volunteering (HUGE thanks to everyone who braved the cold to bring in generous donations of food and cash to the Thurston County Food Bank. You’re awesome!) and I didn’t get home for dinner until about 9pm. I wanted quick comfort food and stumbled upon a ridiculously delicious combination:

  • Scrambled eggs (2 whole, 1 white)
  • 2 cups wilted spinach (olive oil and garlic)
  • Crumbled Great Harvest Cornbread muffin
  • Salt, pepper, and smoked paprika


11pm: Chamomile tea and bed.

And since there’s no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.