Monday, November 10, 2014

Day 8 - A Weekend Fail for Mama but Win for Baby Girl

Good Evening, everyone - how was your Monday? Mine is almost over, about to hit the hay, but thought I might stop by :) On this Marvelous Monday, I'm linking up with Ms. Katie for:

So, this weekend was not so Marvelous for me in the workout arena - I missed CrossFit both days, Saturday it was because I had to finish papers before I brought my daughter to see Big Hero 6 - fabulous movie - and Sunday, I chose to keep cleaning the house instead of going to the class - oye, but I was able to accomplish important things and keep my daughter happy, so I think that's winning :)  We had a great weekend:

Like I said, we went and saw Big Hero 6 on Saturday, and what a fun, wonderful movie - about doing the right thing and I completely loved that Disney is highlighting that it is amazing to be intelligent and amazing to be a nerd - I am all for it! And BG loved it!!

On Sunday, in between cleaning the house, we did make it to BG's CrossFit class - box jumps, pull ups, and mountain climbers - so stinkin' cute!!

Then later on Sunday evening, I prepped some food: I made Ms. Lindsay's Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins - I stuck mostly to the recipe, but I added Chia Seeds :) So delicious!! We also used the recipe for my daughter's Pre-K project :)

I also made up my own Black Bean Burgers - I am not ready to share the recipe quite yet - needs some tweaking...

This was my lunch today - yum :)

And finally, my Meal Prep Monday plan is:

Tuesday: Honey Chicken
Wednesday: French Onion Soup
Thursday: Mexican Chicken Tacos
Friday: Sausage Tomato Soup
Saturday: Meatball Veggie Soup
Sunday: Meatloaf 
Monday: Turkey, Spinach, Veggie Soup

Lunches: Black Bean Sandwiches, Tomatoes, Apples, Yogurt

Oye, this I must stick with if I want to do a here it goes:

Monday: Rest (Obviously)
Tuesday: Run 2
Wednesday: CROSSFIT!?!?
Thursday: Run 2
Friday: CrossFit
Saturday: Run 2 miles
Sunday: CrossFit
Monday: Rest

OK folks, that's all I have :) See you Wednesday!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Day 5 - Hello There Friday :)

Hello Everyone, how is your Friday going?? Mine is going OK - I had a rather difficult day at work and then...well let me just jump right in :) I'm linking up with Ms. Aubrey Leigh from ALG, Uninterrupted for:

So, this evening was a bust with CrossFit, my husband couldn't watch Baby Girl, so I had to skip again because a large portion of the WOD tonight was running outside - bummer, so I went to the gym for a run instead and ran 2 miles straight - it's been a hot minute since that's happened :) I just kept thinking, OK are you really hurting? No. Can you keep on going? Yes. So, I did :)

So, this week - I missed CF all three days, but this weekend - it's on - I'm going tomorrow at 10 and then Sunday at 11 - oh yeah! Plus, BG's CF class is on Sunday, so we will go to that, and depending on soreness, I'm going to work on rope climbing, hopefully. But, running - I'm after you and I'm excited!!

Next up, I am linking up with Ms. Darci from The Good Life Blog for:

My 5 things going on this weekend are:

1) CrossFit:
Clearly, there is going to be a lot of that. Tomorrow it's Burpee Box Jumps and Kettle Bell Swings, oh yeah!

2) Military Appreciation Day:
Afterwards, we are going to a Military Appreciation Day Festival for some Moon Bounces and Chik-Fil-A - yum!

3) Movies:
Then, we are  heading out to see a movie...stay tuned!!

4) Cooking:
Then, we are FOOD PREPPING - Black Bean Burgers and PB/Banana Muffins - another yum!

My most favorite thing of all time :)

OK, I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day 3 - The Truth

Hello Everyone, Happy Wednesday :) How is your week going so far? Mine is going well, getting workouts in and really loving my pre-prepped freezer meals. For real. My whole family is loving them too, score! Tonight we had Ms. Kelly's Freezer Meal, Slow Cooker Meatball Veggie Soup.

It was delicious and Baby Girl ate her whole bowl - woohoo! So, tonight I am going to do my usual Wednesday night link ups...are you ready...Im about to spill the beans :)

First up, I am linking up with Ms. Heather from Pretty Strong Medicine, Ms. Ash from Ash's Right Direction, and Ms. Erin from She's a Big Star for:

Weigh In Wednesday

I cant remember the last time I "Weighed-In"'s been quite a long here is the dark and ugly truth...Ive gained some LB's...

Starting Weight: 206
Current Weight: 169
Total Loss - 37

Ugh, so horrific to actually write it down, but news is...Im heading in the right direction. Using MFP again this week and working out not just at the CrossFit gym. I really do love my freezer meal I think once that becomes routine, everything else will fall into place. This weekend I am going to prep some more food - breakfast muffins and black bean burgers to help have things ready. Like I used to say, food prep is a huge part of this's time I remembered that. Before I know it, everything will be shifting in the right direction again. Moving on...

And I will also be linking up with Ms. Jenn from Peas and Crayons for:

This is what my lunch looked like today:

Turkey, Mustard, and Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge on Double Protein bread, an apple, a tomato, and some yogurt. Yummy and simple. Next week Im planning on subbing in black bean burgers on an English Muffin instead of a sandwich. I know bread is the devil or some garbage, but I am trying not to restrict right now...that leads down some dark paths. Balance is key.

Ok, my friends :) See you Friday!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Day 1: A New Challenge

Hello Everyone, sorry I disappeared...again...and I gave some serious thought to quitting blogging. I had not paid my yearly domain fee and thought about cancelling the whole domain. But, I didnt. I like Mama Tay LeMay. She's been quiet for a long time and it's time for her voice to shout again.

So, I paid my yearly fee and thought about how I might regain my voice. Looking back over the last year, I lost my mojo around this time. I signed up for Pile on the Miles, I signed up for Elf For Health and I think there were two diet bets thrown in there and I failed them all...granted I was in the middle of a huge move, but it threw me and I havent regained my momentum since last November. So, I thought it might be fitting for me to start another One Year Challenge, just with myself. It worked last time and I desperately need a reset button. So, today is Day 1.

So, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I will be posting. I will share my thoughts and successes and failures, and I hope someone out there will still read this thing :)

I began November with specific goals, primarily, exercising and meal planning. First order of business was meal planning. I stumbled across Ms. Kelly's blog called New Leaf Wellness where she wrote about freezer meals. I was intrigued. So, last Thursday, I took my grocery budget and purchased the items to make 12 freezer meals (6 recipes doubled). I completed this task on Saturday afternoon while my husband was screaming for USA against the All Blacks. This prep took me about 3 hours to complete, mainly because I took my time. I probably could have moved faster :) Here are some pictures:

So far, we have tried her Meatloaf and her Sausage, Bean, and Spinach soup and they were both a hit with the hubby AND the BG. So excited. This way of cooking will save me so much time, feed my family real wholesome foods, and help keep me in check with portions and what not. I put them all in MFP too and nothing too scary, woo hoo!
The rest of my two weeks looks a little like this:
Tuesday - Honey Chicken
Wednesday - Meatball Veggie Soup
Thursday - Mexican Chicken Stew
Friday - Steak & Veggies
Saturday - Meatloaf
Sunday - Turkey, Bean, and Spinach Soup
Monday - Baked Chicken
Tuesday - Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Soup
Wednesday - (BG'S BIRTHDAY!) Honey Chicken
Thursday - Meatball Veggie Soup
Friday - Mexican Chicken Soup
Saturday - BG's Birthday Party Food
Sunday - Turkey, Bean, and Spinach Soup
The very coolest part? I have every dish, except 2 of the above days already prepped and in my freezer, score!
Sunday will be another Prep Day

Next up, I need to get my $HIT together when it comes to working out. So I signed up for Ms. Monica's Pile on the Miles this year. My pledge is to walk or run 25 miles. Now, I know most people do that in a week, but this lady just wants to get back to running three days a week! This week, my workouts will look like this:
Tuesday: Run 2 miles
Wednesday: Death by CrossFit, ha just kidding, CrossFit
Thursday: 2 miles
Friday: CrossFit
Saturday: 2 miles 
Sunday: CrossFit Fit 1.0 (primarily conditioning)

It's a lot, I know, but I need it!

Ok, my friends, I will see you again on Wednesday!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WOD Wednesday

Hello Everyone, how has your week been going so far? Mine is incredibly busy, which is why Im up at midnight writing a blog, I just finished turning in a paper...nothing like waiting until the very last minute, literally...procrastination says hey!

So real quick, I thought I would pop in and say hello :) First, Im going to link up with Ms. Jenn from Peas and Crayons to share with you all what I ate for breakfast and lunch today:

Today, I packed for my breakfast and lunch:

Next, I am sharing my WOD Wednesday, with Ms. Shelly from Shelly No Belly:

This week, so far, I have done CrossFit Monday and Wednesday:

Normally, I do Friday too, but seeing as Friday is my birthday, Im going to do Thursday this week instead, which is:

As usual, I really really want to run, but finding the time is nearly impossible. Unless I want to wake up at 4:00 AM to do it, which I just dont know if I can, but I need to figure it out, I miss running. 

Ok folks, Ill talk to you Friday :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Menu Monday

Good Morning Everyone, how was your weekend?? Mine was alright, nothing too exciting...well - I guess it was a bit exciting - my poor sweet old Samsung Galaxy SIII came to a shocking and violent death...and I drank the Kool-Aid and got an IPhone - this is my first one ever, and the only reason I got it was because it was the best deal - it's a 5s, I think? Ha, anyways, if anyone has any suggestions/favorite apps, especially health conscious ones, I would love to know :)

So, I was lazily scrolling through blogs this weekend and sort-of seeing if any of my faves have come back and low and behold, Ms. Shelly from Shelly No Belly started blogging again!! She's been one of my favorites forever and not only that, but she's a CroffFit mama too :) So, Im going to be following her recipe for blogging success as well, Menu Mondays, WOD Wednesdays, and Review Fridays. So, here goes for my first:
I am still a healthy and fabulous and utterly frustrating ten pounds up from moving here last December, so Im hoping by actually writing down what Im eating, my awareness of food will be increased. 
Ideas are: Oatmeal with Raisins, Agave Syrup, and Peanut Butter
Scrambled Eggs with Toast
Kind Bar
String Cheese
Ideas are: Veggie Burger with Mustard (No Bun)
Cut up Tomatoes, Cucumbers, or Bell Peppers with Salt/Pepper
Leftover Salad from Night Before
Ideas are: Honey Greek Yogurt with Raisins
Kind Bars
Apples and Peanut Butter
Monday: Grilled Pork Chops, Salad, Frozen Veggie Blend (Bird's Eye Steamers)
Tuesday: Turkey Chili and Salad
Wednesday: Boneless Pork Loin Crockpot (still need to look up recipe), Salad, Frozen Veggie Blend
Thursday: Meatloaf, Salad, Frozen Veggie Blend
Friday: Steak, Salad, Garlic Fries

Ok, that's all I have for you today :) Talk to you all later on :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WIAW - First time in a Long Time!!

Hello everyone, how has your Wednesday been? Mine was super-dee-duper tired, so this is going to be short and sweet! 

Tonight I went to CrossFit and it was a very difficult work out:

  •  20 Minute AMRAP
  • 5 Dead Lifts, 10 Pull Ups, and 20 Burpees
  • I used 95 lbs for the DL and band-assisted Pull Ups
  • I made it almost 5 rounds: 4 rounds + 5 DLs + 10 pull ups + 19 burpees...
    • I was quite upset that I didnt make it through the last one, I was popping back up when he called time...oye!
- Tomorrow I have a 2 mile run in the morning and then writing two papers after work, after dinner with my father-in-law and before bedtime - perhaps I thrive on this busy schedule because so far this week, Im 2 for 2 with my workouts - woot woot!!!

Today I am linking up with Ms. Jenn from Peas and Crayons for:

While I realize this is not the best choice, I had to grab something fast and I would rather have that then one of my daughter’s NutriGrains, mmk?

Since I ran out of time this morning to do anything than throw my clothes on and run out the door, praying my daughter actually brushed her teeth like I asked, I didn’t have enough time to make lunch…so, I grabbed a sandwich from Subway – whenever I go there, I try to get the flat bread – it’s 220 calories for 6”. I got a 6” flat bread with ham, pepper jack, avocado spread, and tomatoes – grand total – 395 calories. I'm ok with that and I'm still full – so there’s that :)

For snack before my workout - I had a handful of trail mix, some grapes, a few crackers with two slices of cheddar cheese, and my leftover baked potato chips from lunch. Not that great, but I usually have 3 rice cakes with 1 laughing cow cheese spread out among them topped with salsa and cholula. We are out of the laughing cow cheese, so I had to improvise :) 

My usual:

Tonight, I had dinner my hubby made, baked chicken two different ways, one with TJ's pasta sauce and the other with jalapenos and Dijon mustard, sounds weird, but it was so good, plus some brown rice and grapes for dessert.

Ok, that's all I have, Ill talk to you all tomorrow :)