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Great workout today! June 4, 2009

Shred #5!

It went pretty well….
I think I can feel myself getting stronger in my push up. They are still pretty ridiculously bad, but maybe a little better. I also still cannot get all the way through that series of lunges and bicep curls. I probably miss 4 on each leg, but hopefully I will gain some strength soon.

I did not work out yesterday..I know real bad huh. My monthly annoyance reared her ugly head yesterday and I have hard, hard times, especially the first day. I spent the day crampy tired, and running errands…lovely.

More of me wandering aimlessly through building of Italians and never where to go and how to ask! Hopefully my DD will be all signed up for the mensa (italian lunch program) when she starts asilo (italian school) in the fall. I handed the paperwork to someone and they looked at it and walked away…I guess thats good and all they need from me?!?

Even though I am still cycling (and not in an exercise way) pretty hard, I got a good workout it. I am feeling a bit watered down, I just hate the way puffy fingers feel!

Today I have to go get the oil changed in the nox and doing a little grocery shopping!

Have a great day challenge ladies!!
Go Team CORAL!!!

 

Shred #3 June 1, 2009

So I have recovered from my busy weekend!
The recital was nice, and DD was beautiful. They had some minor and then some major technical difficulties, but the show must go on right? and it did!

Our little feline Odessa seems to be no worse for the wear in regards to that shard of metal, thank GOD!
She is a very wanted and very expensive kitty…nothing can happen to her! DH will never let me get another cat if we kill another one!
I have very bad luck with animals, cats in particular. I am not sure why 😦

So I woke up to a bight and shiny morning after a busy cloudy weekend. I was looking forward to shredding with the dvd (it came in the mail) instead of youtubing the workout.
It went well, and I felt very energized after. It still is very hard for me, and I missed a couple reps here and there.
I cant do a full push up and probably can only go maybe halfway down on the sissy ones. I cant wait to get to the day when I can do a full push up!
I bought a little kneeling mat to help my knees with these sissy ones, and it seems to help me. I can focus on the push up instead of my sore knees!
My lunges need some work too, towards the end I get off balance and tippy….

I had some natural crunchy peanut butter on a whole wheat low carb wrap with banana slices. I rolled it up into a little banana burrito, Yummy! This is my favorite breakfast these days.

Before I left the house I had a pita pizza for lunch.
I invented….well maybe not invented, but created my own a few years ago.
It takes some testing to find the pita brand that will crisp to your liking, but they are really good when you find the right one.
I take a whole wheat pita and split in open. I lay out the 2 rounds and spoon tomato sauce onto the pita’s. I use the italian seasoned tomato sauce in the little cans. I only use probably a quarter of the sauce in the little can so I press and seal it into the fridge for the pita pizzas to come!
Then I like to put sliced shrooms on top, but any veggie or combo of veggies would be good. Then I sprinkle on some shredded light mozzarella and stick it in the oven for 10-12 min. at 400. It come out crispy and delicious!

I had a busy day cleaning the house and running DD to her dance practice. For snack I had a peanut butter bar, not sure of the brand and maybe not the healthiest, but that was the last one! I have been emptying out my cupboards to make room for some healthier fare. I also spent the better part of my free time in the last few days copying yummy healthy recipes from blogs and other web locations into my computer recipe book.

Tonight for supper I made a Caesar pasta salad and I added some fresh mozzarella and sliced tomatos. It was pretty yummy and not to awful bad for me.

More shredding to come!