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Hi All. Happy Thursday! I have 2 servings of veggies and 1 serving of fruit with breakfast. :) Happy eating folks!Lunch: Hami melon, thai-inspired rice noode bowl with char sui, bok choy, mushrooms, okra, onionsI accidentally poured peppermint extract into the French toast batter and decided to still make them with vanilla and nutmeg. They are yummy and refreshing but after 2 slices it's a bit much.I made dinner at home again! Okra, bok choy, mushrooms, orange Asian shrimp. An orange and an Italian kiwi. It's SOoooOo yummy!Yummmmy smoothie for lunch and yummy veggies, fruit, and shrimp for dinner!Chinese spinach, Colby jack cheese and 2 eggs, tatertots and ketchup, cherries and an orange slice--Breakfast.Lunch, yummy!!!! Quick tuna sandwich, orange slices, cherries, Hami melon, organic banana, and peach yogurt. Sooo good. Sorry I had to bite it before I took the pic! 2 hour workout check and completed! Went to the gym straight after a social gathering early in the am (after a mini wink in the car:). I debated on going in and decided to do so. I'm sooooo happy that I did. I had fun, sweated some and feel amazing. This is me preworkout.Posted a photoLunch to complete 5 today: tuna salad, 5 whole wheat Ritz, cherries, Hami melon! #eattherainbowYummy breakfast: Smoothie with cherries, manderin oranges, yogurt, and melon. And a sausage and cheese sandwich.Yummy lunch: tuna salad with 2 soft boiled eggs and romaine lettuce. An apple and half of an orange.Yummy dinner: porchini mushroom pasta with homemade veggie and cheese pasta sauce, 2 pieces of bread and butter. Yum! :)Apparently I burned over 3000 calories today through work and hitting. The gym for a quick but tough 1 mile on the elliptical--JUST under 15 minutes it took me!!! #Improvement! :)
This was me before I did the elliptical. Braving it out at the gym with my cellulite and running short shorts! :)So far super early in the am: pasta with homenhomveggie Alfredo sauce and bacon.Yummy breakfast: eggs bacon, apple slices, pancake bites. #eattherainbowYummy lunch: Tuna salad, 4 whole wheat crackers, and 2 Colby jack cheese sticksYummy 2nd lunch: sausage sandwich with lettuce, tator tots, and 1/3 of an apple.Yummy breakfast: sausage with lettuce sandwich and smoothie made with kiwi, carrots, and mango! :)Yummy breakfast: seafood goyza.Posted a photoGluten free chocolate chip pancakes, 1 sausage, and oj for bfast. Happy day y'all, stay hydrated!Yummy lunch/dinner: noodles, broc, corn, and shrimp. :)Dinner: all of this yumminess! :). Less than 700 calories and I'm still 400 Cal under daily limit! :). It may look yucky but it was delicious.
Hi all!!!I've missed you! :)Dinner: Parmesan crusted portabella mushroom cap, butter bean & mushroom gravy over jasmine rice:)
Giving #meatlessmonday a go:)Hi Sparkers!!!
Im back at it. Up 9.2lbs since I was last tracking. :(
Back to tracking, back to gyming. Weight is sure to drop off again. :)Hey all! 90 min on stationary bike w/o my phone! I watched the shows playing at the gym! :). Yay!Here's my pre-workout snack:)
I get to complete Week1,Day1 of C25k tonight! Woooohooooo! :)Posted a photoLast night I went to the gym before going out. Stay out til 3a, went straight home and got dressed for the gym. Went to the gym and busted out 36 mins of intervals on the elliptical. I feel great! Now I'm off to find a beach and enjoy the sunrise! Happy Moonday yall!Finally about to go to sleep! Watched the sunrise @the beach, did 2nd workout there (unplanned:), and journaled some:)
Today is off to an epically beautiful start!
Before beach: 36m intervals on elliptical
@Beach: 50!!! Pushups!, 45ish tricep dips (went to burnout on both), sunrise stretch/holds/teeny mini martial arts drill.I 💓 this 32oz baby right here! It reminds me to stay on track with drinking water:)I am SOoooO proud of myself! I so didn't want to work out last night and thought of all my usual excuses. But I reminded myself that it's not how I feel that gets results, it's what I do & NO ONE gets in the way of my progress, not even me!
When I came in I agreed to 30min on elliptical or 45 on bike. At 5min I wanted to quit but I didn't! 1 hour and 20 minutes later on the elliptical I'm just now leaving!
#Iregretthatworkout--SAID NO ONE! :)Yummy dinner: homemade Mexican casserole! This is my first attempt and it's soooo delicious! :)Woke up in the middle of the night (3a ish) so I decided to get the first workout of the day in! 84 minutes and 50 incline pushups later here I am! :)Lunch:. Sorry for the bites but it was sooo yummy couldnt help myself before I took the pic.Made my first chocolate vegan cake! :)Intended to do 30then 60min on bike, did 86 min! :). Going out for Thai food tonight so might get to squeeze in another elliptical play session before I call it a full night! Wooooooooo!
#Feelsgoodtofeelgreat!My glutes and sides of my back are sore from squats, dancing, and core work. Only 34 min on the elliptical tonight. Crunches/ab work and pushups before bed. It's uber chilly and rainnnnyyyyyy so I'm glad that I pushed through to hit the gym period! #shoutouttomybrotherfortellingmetojustgo!!
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:)Tired. Pushed it. Feel great! Switched up the gym routine! :)Post workout meal. Night folks!One of the yummiest and quick meals that I've ever put together! :)
Oh and cost effective too @$9ish to make.
Shrimp, mixed veggies, she'll pasta, basil Alfredo! :)Yummy homemade dinner! I resisted the temptation to go out for food before shopping!!!
I made Thai-inspired lamb larb noodles with lots of veggies & my signature diy Thai sauce!Mmmmmm lunch! Amy's Cream of Mushroom soup, cheese crackers and my handy, dandy 'Born to Sparkle' cup! :)Been craving donuts so I made a healthier alt: homemade apple & blueberry preserves atop a peanut crusted crossiant (sp error?)Posted a photoSomeoneeelse posted this here but I loved it so much I had to repost!Posted a photoYay for being back in the gym. 40min on the elliptical is done yes!Post workout meal. Posting to keep me honest and accountable.Yummy lunch: first attempt at my version of flounder chowder and it is absolutely unbelievable!!!! Now off to go surprise my mom with lunch!Totally switched up the workout today! Hit it harder than I have in as long as I can remember...and that makes me happy!!! :)Yummy lunch: veal Parm sandwich, 1oz stacys cinnamon pita chips, 1.5 oz grapes, salade w/poppyseed dressing, bacon bits, pinch of parmesan cheese and 6 macadamia nuts! Oh and water too:)Yummy dinner: beef ribs with homemade bbq sauce (spicy and sweet--my best this far:), green beans w/o anything added, Amy's Mac & cheese.
Oh and water too:)
happyYummy bfast: yesterdays left overs + sweet potatoes:)Yummy lunch: Garlic Naan, lightly spiced shrimp, Indian spicy veggies on a bed of spinach
#ThismakesmehappyUp all right with my family spending time and enjoying life. Came to gym super early straight after. :) 50ish min on elliptical, strength training some (working on those pull ups!), 50 more incline push-ups done! Finished in time to go watch the sunrise! Have a beautiful and productive day y'all! :)Something new and renewed.30min bike, 50more incline push-ups in the books, + kicks, squats, mini an blasting and mini dancing! :)
--Pushups all the way down are getting easier! I can feel it in my back! :)Yummy lunch (which is breakfast to me right now:) :. Left over lamb, big salad w/ chicken, spinkle of cheese and ancho chile ranch dressing, homemade soup, & my famous 'Happy' cup! :)Yummy dinner: Miracle noodle (konjac shirstaki) pad Thai w/tofu, 2 eggs, mini chicken/veggie wontons, and rice vinegar with amino acids:). Soooo yummy!
Oh, and my famous cup o' water41min on the elliptical & 25 incline push-ups in the book. Not bad for an am workout with only 45min of sleep:)Yayyyy for this workout! September 2018 was the first month in longer than I can remember wherein I made a conscious effort to be consistent with my goals. Slip ups be damned, I did fantastic and I am proud! Thanks to all that post, leave comments, and encouragement!
Tonight I rounded out September with 4 pull up attempts (move 1.5'' about), up from 3! :); Other random cardio; and 60 min on the bike. First time I hit 10mikes in over a year, I think.:)10+ miles on the bike, in 63mins. It's 3am. And I'm not sleepy. Still a tad sore from hitting it the last two days but I'm doing the happy dance as I'm rocking October already:)Yummy brunch: my homemade tomato kale soup, salad with poppyseed and blueberries, apple, chicken thigh, and banana.:)
This is my post workout meal from early this am!Yummy breakfast: Breathing, fried plantains (first time making the m and they are delish w/cinn & sug), salad w/ poppyseed dressing & blueberries!
+my famous cup o' water :)I have been giving people the business about pumpkin spiced/flavored things for too long--I'm officially a fan!
Yummy snack: Pumpkin spiced bagel with pumpkin spiced cream cheese.
*Picture only shows half of the snack, I consumed the other as I took the pic;)
#keepingithonestYummy late night dinner: Brats, salad w/ blueberries, poppyseed dressing and bacon.
+My famous cup o' water :)
#keepingithonestYummy full Brunch: Indian Curry spiced boneless, skinless chicken thighs, mushrooms and peas with cornbread. OMG, so yum!
#soyumYummy dinner: Hey all! I found an adult grape juice that I really like! (Cherry Moscato:)
Cod spiced with my special sauce, green beans, cherry Moscato wine, and my now famous cup o' water! :)Yummy snack. & Only 120 call for 6 of these little suckers.Yummy brunch: Best omelette I've ever made! :)
Mushroom, cheese, bacon bits over brown rice and salsa. With my famous cup o' water.
Happy Sparking folks!Yummy dinner: Italian inspired baked chicken, brown rice, roasted potatoes with mushrooms and onions, green beans and my famous big ol cup o' h2o;)
What's on everybody else's dinner plate tonight?Yummy breakfast: Apple cider Moscato, homemade buttermilk pancakes and water. So yum!Yummy breakfast: Homemade buttermilk pancakes with pumpkin spiced cream cheese & maple syrup. And my water:).Yummy dinner: Clam linguine Alfredo with green beans, and my cup o'h2o.:) Yum!!!Yummy brunch: 'Italy meets Japan' Asian marinated roast, cabbage with orzo. :)Yummy brunch: homemade loaded mashed potatoes, kielbasa, salad with poppyseed dressing. Yum! & My famous cup o' water. :)Yummy dinner: homemade honey buttermilk cornbread and greens. Yum!Yummy dinner (#Startingtolookalotlikethanksgiving) : baked chicken, dressing, sweet pits, potatoes and cheese, greens, and cornbread. Needless to say my am workout will be mighty and we'll earned!First attempt at tuna casserole--SSOOOOO yummy!Yummy breakfast & productive day already! :) : Homemade ramen soup with chicken, spinach, mushrooms, and scallions. Fruit bowl: banana, peach, blueberries. Water (my famous cup is in the wash:( )
I woke up super early, went grocery shopping, took a chilly healthful walk, put away groceries, planned lunch and prepped dinner too. Now sitting down to enjoy breakfast before I leave for work.
#MotivationMonday y'all! :). We can do this.
stdowhatshouldbedoneYummy dinner: more soup:). Homemade curry ramen with chicken, spinach, mushrooms, scallions, and cilantro:). Yum!Yummy dinner: homemade Chinese ground meat, cabbage, scallion, udon noodle soup:) w/ My famous cup o' water;)Yummy dinner w/ amazing convo to boot! : I made leg o' lamb, roasted cauliflower and zucchini. Also I made peach cobbler and devoured half the pan! It was sooo good and I regret nothing. :). There's peaches, it can't be that bad, right. Lol. Anywho pic included and away to the workout I'll go in the am.This is a test of my will power! Ahhhh. Nah it's not that bad but like seriously!?! Her just had to be here delivering fresh baked donuts as I stopped for gas tonight!Plant focused dinner: green beans (only one more left over serving left:), cornbread (same here!), Spinach, and 2 breaded chicken wings with my cup o' h2o. :)
I've been doing small meals all day. It was awesome:)
How is your evening/day today?Yummy lunch: homemade Thai inspired rice, shrimp, spinach, onionsand the last of the green bean leftovers:)Off to a great start today: up@630a, bfast of celery, bean curd, thin meat shreds, quinoa and brown rice, spinach, Indian daal and black beans. Yum!I felt so blah recently but when I cook I typically feel better. Yummy lunch: My version of pad Thai with short ribs and many veggies! :)Yummy lunch: yaksobi noodles, baby book choy, shrimp, carrots, onions. Yum!Yummy lunch: Jasmine brown rice, Indian spiced beans & lentils, spinach, scallion pancake w/vegan butter. (Only a snippet of the pancake bread is pictured:)Yummy dinner: More yakisoba noodles with spicy Thai pepper chili, Chinese eggplant, carrots, zucchini, baby bok choy, onions, cilantro, scallions, and shrimp. Spicier than normal with the new chili powder but yum-worthy still:)Today I struggled to figure out what I wanted to eat to break the night fast (breakfast:). So I decided to mix it up and made wheat linguine and even whipped up a yummy veggie sauce (Yay blender!!!). It's so d@#- delicious! :)
Veggie sauce ingredients: cherry tomatoes, avocado, 4 mini sweet peppers, Greek yogurt, cilantro, garlic, water, olive oil. Blend it well, add desired spices, pour over cooked pasta, heat to reduce water. Plate. Enjoy.Finally got my pizza--I MADE IT!!!
1st time I made the crust, so yummy!Yummy bfast: yakisoba noodles with baby bok, broccoli, onions, green onions, Thai pepper. And seafood gyoza rice cakes:)Yummy dinner: I put avocado in my tuna salad! :). Soooo good! Some tonight, some tomorrow--YUM!Finally sitting down to break the fast:)
Quick Pad Thai with shallots, mushrooms, shrimp, baby bok, an orange, and my favorite cup in the world! :)
How is everyone's day so far?Yummy lunch: salad with baked chicken and homemade poppyseed dressing, blueberry yogurt. Yum!Dinner time at my house: homemade tortilla, mayo, deli turkey, lettuce salad with ancho chile ranch dressing.
Full disclosure: there was another (1/2 size) tortilla eaten before the pic was taken:)Guess who re-realized that they like artichokes? Me! :)
Yummy lunch: homemade spinach, shrimp, artichokes, with Indian spiced chickpeas and potatoes, atop quinoa and brown rice. Yum!New yummy breakfast: brown jasmine rice with avocado, corn, Indian spiced potatoes and chickpeas, broccoli, and chia seeds. It's really good! :)I've an orange too and as always, my cup o' water!
How is your am start today going?
(I also made a new-to-me grain that I'll try later this week: bulgar!)Switching it up. I'll probably only eat some of the peaches and drink the water but the larabar is on deck in case i want it:)Yummy lunch: Haven't posted one in a while so here it is:)
Cesar salad with cucumbers and tiny bites of chicken, balsamic lamb, kale/turnip greens with cabbage, turnips, and red peppers. A body-kind green juice and my water cup! I'm sooo not finishing all this:)A shirt that I wasn't sure was going to fit. But it does!:)Salad for bfast. And a meme.
Happy Sparking!Last night had dinner out: sesame chicken Malaysian style and fried calamari. So good & only ate half! Guess what's for breakfast? :)I saw a meme that said rhinos are out of shape unicorns. I then knew that somewhere, there is indeed someone that gets me:)One on the right is before I added the kale salad but does show the veggie sushi I had an hour after lunch. I took two tiny bits of the buffalo chicken but it tasted like chemicals--yuck! Yes that''s a mozzarella stick and Mac and cheese, haluska (cabbage and noodles kale salad with 2 pepperoni. It was delicious. I didn''t realize how much I missed pasta and cheese! Nice one off meal with small portions and I couldn''t be happier! :)I bought healthy snacks! :)
This is bfast pt. 1. There needs to be protein but I'm on the road right now so that will have to wait.First time back in the gym in months! Just under 2 hours; broke a good sweat, tried new things, now able to pull up higher than before and pushed to lift higher on the Superman. Happy Sparking y'all! On a sad note, I broke my cup:(. Go go gadget super glue! :)
During the 1 mile cool down on elliptical I watched the finish of the featherweight fight:)The cup was too far gone. The glue couldn't save. It. RIP to My faithful water companion. Thanks for all the water you held. Thanks for the inspiring message you showed. Thanks for being pink and sparkling. Rest well in recycling heaven. :)
The last picture I took of it.My substitute water cup. :)Omg! Just made the most yummy simplistic french fries! Cornstarched the patted dried cut potatoes, dropped in heated peanut oil. 7 minutes later. Omg! Yum!!!#BeforeAndAfter Sometimes I feel yucky, like I have not lost anything, then I see this pic!Mung bean noodle, egg drop soup with broccoli. I made it. I ate. I feel accomplished. :)Dinner + more of the tortilla topping separate:)
Corn tortillas w/ mushrooms, spinach, green & white onions in a homemade cheese sauce, romaine and a smidgen of salsa as a topper. Ole'! :)Hi All! Rando breakfast: 2 left over wing drumsticks, sweet potato fries, brown rice & quinoa, large romaine salad w/dressing:)Brunch: cabbage, carrots, quinoa, shallot, tiny ulta-thin loin. Cooked in veggie broth, lamb fat, and curry pasteI made juice! And noodle soup for bfast! :)
Juice: celery, mango, cucumber, orange, apple, blueberries, tai Choy, & 1/2 a lime:). So yum!
Soup: tai choy, lime, onion, green onions, rice noodles, oyster& fish sauce, coconut amino acids.Bfast: sushi rice bowl of pickled carrots& daikon, kimchi, sushi rice, and turkey sausage. It's spicy; it's sweet, it's less than 300 calories, and it's amazing! :)Bfast: sushi rice, lots of spiced cabbage, a little bit of loin, and an egg. So yummy! Happy Thursday!Clean eating can do wonders for the skin--its beautiful!Hi All! After a review yesterday, Im back at it hard today!
I made juice & used the pulp to make 3 delicious things: turkey sausage meatloaf, juice pulp donuts (w/flax, chia, and oatmeal), & juice pulp brownies!!! :)
The meatloaf is the absolute best that I've ever had in my entire life, the donuts are yummy & the brownies are still baking--stay tuned for an update.
Bfast: romaine w/ honey poppyseed dressing, brown rice & turkey/veggie meatloaf & 1 bite of the donut. Cheers!Its official. I hereby start this challenge and seek to meet my goal. Here is the proof and plan that Ill be following. Now that my eating habits are under control, here is my workout plan of action.
Happy sparking. I'm off the the gym!Bfast pre-gym: chicken thigh, turkey/veggie meatloaf atop brown rice, romaine w/honey poppyseed dressing and a pinch of cilantro and shredded parm. Power juice and water.
I will definitely have left over for post gym:)Dinner: steak bites atop corn, cilantro, and brown rice.Hi All! Brunch: marinated beef and cabbage with cilantro, shallots, and scallions. Plus the rest of my juice cup and water.
I made it from scratch and off the top of my head! I may never eat takeaway again:)Dinner from last night: shrimp, broc, onions.Sooo this just happened, I put my hands on my waist and they went in a groove...are those obliques I feel? Why yes, yes they are:)
And I have come to terms with having loose hanging belly skin. It feels weird now and I know that even with toning it may not ever go away. Oh well. I am loving my stretch mark though-- Tigerstripes!So I can track my progressBrunch: Romaine, carrots, cabbage salad w/ shredded parm and turkey bacon. Honey poppyseed dressing to top it off.Day 2 of 'The 32's' is in the history books:). Instead of 8 activities, I squeezed in 9! :). Im tired but not exhausted; Hungry but not starved. Time for a shower and dinner. I am looking forward to both:)
I rounded out with the bike. Heres my progress.Yesterdays dinner, keeping it honest.
It was delicious.
I had 2 meals yesterday, this was budgeted for with a low cal brunch.
I only at the cheese off the slice and peeled the breading off the frog leg.Got up, switched laundry, washed some dishes, started the dishwasher. Now sitting down to Bfast: romaine salad mix w/ shredded parm, turkey bacon, and sunflower seeds.
Prepping to switch over dishes and linen to spring pieces, hence all the extra work-- worth it:)
My back is achy! Yay for a great workout yesterday! :). Happy Sparking!Yesterday invest time w/ my grandparents and aunts. It was fun, cathartic, and overall awesome! Went out for dinner and had more veggies than I knew what to do with:)
In addition to the pic, there were some corn tortilla chips and spinach and artichoke dip. Only drank water. No dessert. Not even a scrumptious sounding root beer float! :)
No lunch yesterday.
Pic is meal in progress.Bfast: beef stewNo dinner last night.
Bfast: 4 turkey bacon strips, salmon, mixed veggies and cheese. I miss my salad. Gotta go to the store for more:)
Happy Tuesday all!Bfast brownie: g free flour, sugar, butter, honey, egg, peanut butter, vanilla, almond milk.
Satisfying. I ate less than half.:)This was my am. Grocery shopping and making 1st time foods: no bean chili, gluten free pizza, lobster tails.
Omg, its all yum!I have officially found my new love: Glass (Mung bean) Noddles with fried garlic, dash of amino acids, mushroom salt flakes and shrimp. Garlic makes it taste like eggs are in it. Omg, my love.
Oh, and I found a bike for $5@ a garage sale this weekend. Guess who has a new diy project! :)Bfast: all the cherries and green tea with honey:). Maybe a spoon of peanut butter too, that sounds yummy! :)Parts of my container garden:). Things have spouted & I am delighted!Chicken soup with carrots, spinach, and bacon. Creamy, salty, delicious. I made it and love it. I happily ate it 3x yesterday:)Bfast: Apple cinn o's, some peanuts (spanish red & a few butter toffee) & water. Blueberries later. Happy sparkling Monday yall! :)NSV: I tried on a size 16 pair jeans (for the hell of it) and not ONLY do they fit, bit they are nearly half an inch too big!!! I cried in the dressing room and gave myself an 'Im so proud of you' love talk in the mirror.
I now understand the importance of non scale victories! Thank you spark people & spark friends.
(Tried on two pair to make sure it wasn't a fluke! :)
I originally set a goal for size 14, I'm officially adjusting it to 12:)Another show of the NSV. Size 16 shorts. Gap city! :)First work out @ the gym of the month (shaking my fist at the congestion:)Pic to keep me honest:). Ate 2 spoonfuls of soup, ate less than half the plate. No dessert, nothing additional. Mostly ate shrimp, chicken, broc, onions, and green beans with a few bites of rice, peppers, and beef.Left: lunch. Right: Dinner.
I ate a few bite of dinner, taste test you know:)July 1st:) 40min elip & 4 mini pullupsGoal: Drop 100+lbs in 14 months. :)
(107.4 to be exact)
Here's to putting sincere effort towards my shredding goal! Aug 2019, Month 1.Aug 2019: Month 1/14Rode my fastest mile on the bike, coming in just under 5 minutes on level 6 :).
I sat in the parking lot for a while but instead of giving in to the varied excuses, I agreed to ride for just 2 minutes. That morphed into 23! :). Less than my typical ride but i pushed myself to ride harder and faster. I'm happy about it.Today worked out with a biddy & talked the whole time:). Time flew!!!
This elliptical time + 22 minutes on weight machines.Bfast: balsamic vinegar lamb, mixed rice, broc, roasted corn, water! :)Mid day workout!!! This is super duper rare & it feels really good. Im about to cry. Im so proud of myself for doing this today! :)Post workout grub/lunch:)
Cabbage, kale, carrot salad w/ fresh made red onion poppyseed dressing, dry salami, 2 eggs. :). Green tea, water. And fresh made potato soup:)
Yummm!!!Lunch: big a$% salad with sunflower seeds, salami, & homemade poppyseed dressing. Fresh made spinach, potato soup. Water. Vitamins.
Yum! :)Dinner: sausage, pureed roasted cilantro potatoes, sauteed spinach. Water.
Its sooo yummy!Bfast: sausage, spinach, roasted potatoes. Green tea w/ lemon juice, spoon of honey. Water. :)
Yum! Yay for left overs!
Woke up feeling good, exfoliated my face, on track w/ my new am routine! :). Yay me!
How's your day going so far?Bfast: homemade gf protein chocolate chip pancakes. Thin ham slices. Water.
(Not a pretty pic today. Sorry!)Lunch yesterday: Asian inspired chicken soup w/ spinach and rice noodles.Bfast: green smoothie, small salad, grapes, banana, water.
#yumyumBfast: Salad, red grapes, cucumber smoothie. Water.Taking a nice walk on campus grounds. :). Ive spent so much effort planning that everything is going so amazingly smashing today!!!, Im trying to relax and enjoy it fully. :). I made this happen. Got to class super early, so I decided to walk around some. Saw a bench and took the long pretty walk to get to it. Stopped for this pic and to identify the bird sound I heard...its a bluejay! (I think. Its blue! :)
Happy Monday all!
#justoneminuteAnother 30 min mid day workout complete & in the books. This time weight machine & abs with focus on stretching. I feel like in ready to take it to the free weights to work those small lil' stabilizing muscles! Woooooo!!!
Man, I feel like a woman! :)
I do feel really good! How are ya'll doing today?Post work out mini lunch: Carnitas, roasted asparagus & carrots, mushroom/zucchini parm sauce. Applesauce in one of my cool new reusable pouches! Water. (pictured)
Pre workout mini lunch: veggie loaded turkey meal loaf, boiled cauliflower, 2.5 baby roasted pots with mushroom/zucchini sauce atop. ( no parm). (Not pictured).Second gym trip complete. Up earlier today than in a very long time, go go go all day. Im so glad I got in this massage chair!
Prep for tomorrow & its off to bed. Cheers to a great day, everyone and cheers to an amazing one again tomorrow!!!
First the elliptical, then the bike! I did 1 extra minute on the bike tonight! :)
#justoneminuteBfast (pre-workout)-- peach & spinach smoothie. Banana. Water.
Happy positively fiery Tuesday yall!!! :)Scheduled 30 min, did 38 on the bike. Im happy! :) Yay for progress! When you wake up early, stay up and workout! :)
#justoneminutePost workout Bfast: I FINALLY MADE IT TO SATURDAY AM DIM SUM!!! :)
IM SO FREAKING OVER THE MOON THRILLED!!!LunchLunchPost girls night bfast: bbq wings, gatorade, water & vits. Greasy, yummy, good. Lmao.
#keepingithonestPosted a photoLunch: Homemade meatballs, 2 bites of salad (I didnt like the raspberry vinegrette:( ), apple sauce. Water. Snacked on honey roasted cashews & peanuts before I got home for lunch.
Win-- didnt buy junk @ campus!!! :)
Worked out for 6min on the elliptical before coming home for lunch. Although I didn't really want to:). Promised myself #justoneminute then proceeded to 2. Promised 5 and pushed out for just one (more) minute! :). Whoop whoop! :)Hi All! Happy Wed! :)
Bfast: homemade greenbean, celery, chicken soup and applesauce. Yum!
On campus 2h ahead of class!, so thats on track. Talked so I didnt work the whole time. Heading into class. Have a heallthy and happy day all! Oh and I tried the 5 minute face from what not to wear! :)Last night: recumbent bike 40:31 min. Slowish ride on level one. Knee started popping towards the end. Did 10.5 extra minutes. :)
Nose is still runny. Head a little stuffy. :(
Happy Friday to all!@1crazydog posted this pic and I cracked up so hard because I said aloud that My own chaos of challenge busting and racing the clock is my motivation! :)Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoLunch: mixed greens salad with sunflower seeds, tomatoes, bacon bits, cheese, and garlic vinagrette. Yum! I should have packed more!Snack while working on Homework. :)
Cuban sans bread, chips, water. These pickles are spicy but good. Way to go Panera! :)Dinner: cabbage, mushrooms, bacon, fresh mint & fresh basil. Yum! :)Out door am workout. :)Hey All! Happy Moonday! Arrived to campus 30 minutes ahead of my already super early set time!!! :). All set to take my 1st Spanish exam! Here 20 minutes before the testing center opens! Its definitely getting easier to walk the campus! :)
Have a beautiful day All!
#justoneminuteLunch: Salad with roasted chicken breast and tomatoes, sunflower seeds, pinch o cheese, garlic vinagrette. 2nd part of lunch: Thai rice noodles with a homemade egg sauce. Yum! And these Thai noodles have an al dente bite like wheat!!! Omg, yes!!!Dinner: Brown rice, fresh snap peas, and Indonesian chicken. Water. Yum! This was lunch too! :)
Bfast was original chips and lots of kettle popcorn. Water. And a few bits of the roast that I made yesterday..5 a mile on elliptical before class. Not my personal best but it will do for now. :)Last nightYay for healthy food bowl option @ campus! Brown rice, lentils, chicken, LOTS OF VEGGIES:), avocado Cesear dressing.Posted a photoPosted a photoBfast: 2 mandarins
Lunch: chicken burgers, corn, Mediterranean quinoa. Water in my fancy glass:)Bfast: Keeping it light today as I ate steak last night and very few green beans (they were done soooo late! Like midnight!). So today it's my fav of homemade 'instant' oatmeal with cinnamon, sugar, and butter. Pulsed until smooth. Sooo yummy! & Water. :)
Happy MoooondayyyyDinner last night: steak + 2 green beans. Would have had more g.b.s but a) they were done super late and b) I was stuffed because it was a thin but large steak. I'm not much for steak but it was a good replacement for sausage!Non recumbent bike + dumbbell workout=15ish minutes for am workout. 13 more 'double decker' style workouts to go for this challenge.
Ohhhhh, personal best: I rode the bike in intervals switching from level 10 & 15! Yayy! 1st time to 15! It was tough but I am tougher! Although, my glutes were achy as I meandered the campus and I sat on my hand during class (for extra support) Lol. :)Yesterday am
Bike 7:17min. Hills. Level 10-6
+90lbs pulldowns (4 sets, 8 reps)Went straight from the road to the gym.
Pics are of biking: 1st@lvl15; 2nd@lvl5.
Still made it campus more than 25 min my class starts and had to park further than norm, power walked to class. Hammies have had it:)
Hope your day is going great!Midterm tomorrow!!!:)
Wow, this semester is flying by!
Dinner pt. 1: mixed food from grocery salad bar, baked cheese with garlic, banana, and a Cara Cara orange. Water in my fancy glass.
Off to study! I'll check in later with pm workout!Lunch: mom sent me cooked greens (I sent them to her raw:) with a turkey tail & corn on the cob. I made lamb shoulder W/BBQ sauce. It was one darn delicious lunch! :)Am workout complete!:)
Bike pushed lv10 fastest mile so far. Tried at lvl15, woooooooooo, that hurt!:)
Then arms W/dumbbells, and stretching. My foot flexion is incrementalally better!
Now on to campus for midterm &snack! Boy am I hungry and amps!!! Sure not tired anymore!:)
Also took progress pics to update later. Ciao for now!:)Bfast: P.nut butter cereal. Banana
Lunch: Romaine salad W/ sunflower seeds and poppyseed dressing. Ribs W/BBQ sauce and homemade sweet potato fries. Yum!Bfast: romaine lettuce salad with sunflower seeds and poppyseed dressing. Gf spaghetti, light tasting olive oil, sausage, parm cheese, 2 eggs, and cilantro. Yum!Dinner: romaine & cabbage salad, orange tomatoes, blueberries, poppyseed dressing, sunflower seeds. On way home I ate 2.5oz of uncured pastrami. #Yum!
On to hw!:)Bfast: shrimp & pollack burgers, cabbage, carrots, belly bella mushrooms, organic corn, and cilantro. #Yum! :)
Happy Saturday y'all!!!Dinner same as lunch:)Lunch: huge salad of romaine, cabbage, carrots, corn, chicken breast, pastrami, sunflower seeds, poppyseed dressing. :)Hi All! Bfast today: lamb shoulder, roasted pots, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. BBQ sauce. 4oz of mixed fruit juice. #Yum!Second time making vanilla almond milk nespresso! Topped with light whipped cream and chocolate sauce!:)Dinner pt. 1: lamb breast/ribs W/BBQ sauce. #yum! Water. Greens are cooking so there will be mustard greens later. :)Bfast & Lunch: Lamb breast & mustard greens. #YumBfast: pictured.
Lunch/early dinner: --Panda express teriyaki chicken (dry--yuck), 'fried' rice (wet--yuck), tiny chicken mushroom zucchini container. Baskin Robbins triple cup. 4h of walking while fall shopping. Worked up a good sweat and found 15 new pieces!:).Bfast: Carmel swirl gelato & honey spiced bacon.
Lunch: baked chicken, curried cabbage as Nd butter bean soup. #yumRacing the clock to get to campus, but made it to gym!!!:). #Success
Bfast: chocolate almond milk, butter bean/mushroom/cabbage soup, baked chicken.Lunch: Need & soup.
Dinner: mung bean noodles & cabbage & beefDinner:gf pasta, asparagus, mushrooms, red peppers, in a homemade almond milk Alfredo sauce. Soooo gooooddd:)Dinner last night: Asian rice noodles, pad Thai sauce, beef, onions, mushrooms, and cabbage. It was spicy a bit but yum. Definitely good comfort food since I'm not feeling the best. #downwithcolds!Posted a photoBfast: sea baa, cod, rice, pintos W/ orange peppers and grated parm.#backonthewagonI ate1/2 of dinner last night. Pic doesn't do justice to the meat!
Romaine, beef, rice, cilantro/lime dressing. So super yum!In 22 days, I'll be married...wow!:). This is my diy 'all this wedding' crafting table & one of the holders I made last night, brought in the new year with crafts!!!:)Hi All! Happy Friday! Yesterdays dinner was pan cooked Asian chicken, kale, mushrooms, rice noodles, and pad thai sauce. I made it, it was delicious. Got the some of the invites for the wedding sent and wrote out this year's priorities.
20 more days of being single. :)Got the ring yesterday so it's pretty official!:) #17moredays!Snow yesterday!
Tomorrow is the big day!
I'm excited and looking forward to hitting the gym again hard post honeymoon. :)It's official!!! The wedding was beautiful!!!First day of honeymoon! Woooo!:)
Tonight I resisted getting fast food when he did, waited and am making fish and rice. So excited! (It's always delicious!)
Relaxing day, did some errands with him, took a nap, and saw a great movie with epic seats.
Life is amazing!:)