Got this beautiful basil plant transplanted from inside to out!
What a rainy weekend on the west coast of Florida. Seriously! I love rain but even I am starting to get over it!
Here are some pics from the weekend:
I stayed on track. I had about 30 grams of carbs per day. No alcohol either!
Goals for the week-
100 oz of water a day
30 carbs a day
Did you have a good weekend? What are your goals for the week?!
Hello lovelies. Sorry I haven’t blogged recently. Sometimes the blogging is hot, sometimes it’s cold. You know how it is.
It has been absolutely beautiful weather here in the Florida Keys. Tons of gusty wind and lower temps. We went 3 or 4 days with no air conditioner which is a blessing for October.
I did my 6 mile run this past Saturday. It was uhm.. really slow. I had the worst pace EVER. Seriously. I made the mistake of drinking 4 cups of light roasted coffee, drinking 36 oz of tri pep, and only eating 1/2 a lara bar. Each mile I could feel the sun beating down on me and it was HARD! Thank god I had 70 oz of water in my camelbak, and a few stashed starbursts to help get me through. This weekend I have 7 miles to do. I am determined to have a steady pace and take a much better route with less direct sun. Also? Yeah food. I am going to eat some before I go! 🙂 This is all a huge learning experience for me. It’s exciting. The rest of my training has been pretty spot on. If my legs are too tired or sore on the day of a run, I just adjust my training schedule. I like having a plan, but not feeling too upset or guilty if I have to rearrange that plan. It all gets done!
After that hell run we decided to go crabbing the next day. To our surprise we were successful! We caught about a dozen and a half. Crabbing is hard work. You have to walk through silty water, or back and forth between lines. After you catch it you have to clean them and cook them. It’s a process!
Cleaned blue crab ready to be cooked. This style is called Jersey style. You put the crabs on ice, let them fall asleep, and gently tear their shells off. Sounds barbaric right? It’s actually the most humane way to kill them. Instead of throwing them into a pot of boiling water, we are putting them to sleep on ice and killing them with no pain. Makes me sleep better at night 🙂 Not to mention the crabs get cooked with NO guts and the results are amazing clean white fresh tasting meat. Yum.
This is what I call a yellow fatty. You can tell he is heavy and has a ton of meat because his shell is yellow and not white. White crabs have recently molted or are in the process of molting. This guy was FULL of meat. Good eating.
All cooked and ready to eat. Did we sit around and have a feast after our 5 hours of work? Nope. We put the crab into ziplock bags to save it for the future. I do this every single year. Hopefully I will end up with ten pounds of crab meat at the end of the season. Hint- by leaving the crab meat in the shells you are actually preserving the meat in the freezer. I used to pick all of the meat down but found that it would get ice crystals in it immediately. Leave the shells on!
Bolthouse was kind enough to send me these juices to review. Yum. I will report back to you on these soon!
Well that is what I have been up to. Nothing too exciting. I hope everyone has a nice Halloween. What are you dressing up as? What are your kids dressing up as?
Hi lovelies! I hope this Monday is treating you well. We had a great weekend over here. I got all my training in, the house cleaned, the house stocked up with yummy healthy food, and I got in the most awesome fishing trip!
I saw these notebooks on sale for 49 cents and HAD to have them. I especially love the red and white chevron print. I have been obsessively keeping a food journal. Bite it, WRITE IT! Now I am stocked up til winter 😀
I have been eating meals from diet to go this week. They were nice enough to send me a week of meals for review. Those end tomorrow though and so I hope to throw up some recipes for you guys. I know for sure I am making shrimp feta salad on Wednesday. Mmm 🙂
Hope you all are well!
Chat soon loves.
The weekend started off promising.
A greenie smoothie for breakfast Saturday. That is when the fun stopped though. I came down with a bit of a flu. I felt so horrible. To make me feel better my husband started giving me some early birthday presents.
MORE birthday presents. I am spoiled. My husband and I have a thing for lego sets. You can see that clearly here Our lego collection. I might have mentioned that I loveeed the Lego Winter collection. He really took that to heart and got me two of the main sets. So now I am the proud owner of the Winter Village Cottage with 1290 pieces, and the post office with 822 pieces. I am one lucky girl. If I ever have kids–well they will be lucky kids with all of the freaking legos!
So that is my random weekend. I also spent tons of time watching Will and Grace. Apparently I missed the whole Grace marries a Canadian for Will era. Who knew! Karen Walker is my absolute favorite character though. She is too much 🙂
I still have some flu symptoms so I am taking it easy. I will be concentrating on eating healthy though and getting my strength back.
Did you have a random weekend also? Let me know in the comments! 😀
We spent our weekend adventuring and swimming. It was a blast. SO sad that the weekend is over! 😦 Check out a few of my photos.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Back to the grind!
We took a lot of walks, relaxed, and I got totally spoiled for Mother’s day. I am a pet mommy! I got new sheets, a candle, a sleeping mask, a measuring cup, two new awesome smoothie cups, lip gloss, a new pillow, a super sweet card, breakfast in bed, AND I didn’t have to do any chores 🙂
I still have a few days before my weigh in for the second week of May. I am hoping for a 4 lb loss. Fingers crossed. I started adding in more strength training this time so that is making me happy. Just a few sessions and I can already see/feel a difference in my arms etc.
The weather is super warm here in the Keys. Pretty soon it will be swimming and snorkeling in the canal for 4 hours every single day. I love summertime here. I get the most glowing tan 🙂
I am planning on starting the 30 day shred again for June + getting my 60 minute swims in. For the rest of May I will continue with my own strength training plans and a ton of walking.
Sorry I haven’t had a ton of new recipes up, but I have been tracking all of my food over on my facebook account. Make sure you like me if you have not already!
I hope everyone is planning on having a healthy and wonderful week. Stay in control and be proud of even your smallest accomplishments.
I will see you guys soon!
Happy Monday friends. How was your weekend?
My weekend consisted of long walks, healthy meals, food planning, relaxing, sunset watching, and just being super low key. I stayed sober all weekend! I had a fridge stocked with beers, but I decided that I would rather stay focused on reaching my goals.You know losing weight and getting healthy. 🙂 I am really proud of myself! I am down around four pounds so far this week with another two days before official weekly weigh in.Woo.
As far as my nutrition–I am trying to eat every two to three hours. That is really hard for me because I am not a snacky person. To keep me on track I write down all of my meals and what time I am supposed to eat them. I just use the notebook app on my laptop. I also keep track of my water, fitness and whatever else. I like being able to look back in my notes and know exactly what I have been doing. I also have been consistently logging into My Fitness Pal. Tracking and planning = success. We have been eating our carbs earlier in the day and trying to keep dinner lean and green. Kitchen closes after dinner. NO EXCUSES.
For fitness I have been tracking my steps with my Striiv pedometer. I have some really great friends who use the app also. This helps keep me motivated. I am aiming for 16,000 steps on Tuesday and Thursday + 10,000 steps for the rest of the week. My goal is at least 120 miles for the month of May. I really want to get back to the 30 day shred, but I am so afraid of hurting my back again. I think I might try a modified version of the shred in the next few days. I am dying to do some strength training!!
It’s not all about making a million changes to your lifestyle. It’s just about making a few super important ones. So for me right now tracking my food, walking, planning, and staying positive are helping me to lose weight. I am always falling off the wagon, but once again I know that I can overcome anything that is thrown my way as long as I am alive and breathing. I will continue to lose weight and continue to get healthy anyway that I can!
I am ready to kill it these next few days so I can show a 5 pound loss by Wednesday. Just one more pound to go. I can do this! We all can do this!
I will try to get a recipe to you guys soon. Thinking some kind of yummy thai chicken. 🙂
Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading!
Hey guys! How are you? I am hoping great. Happy FRIDAY! My husband is out of town on business, so it’s just me and the animals. I am keeping myself busy though. Working out, eating right, and getting lots of work done.
I restarted the 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels. I am on day 4! The first few days were HARD. I was so so sore. Like honestly day 2 and 3 were killers. My thighs burned with every single movement. My arms? Same. Core? Same. I worked through it though, and I woke up this morning feeling so much better. I literally killed day 4 today. I am really proud of myself. I plan on doing level 1 for 10 days and 1 day off for rest. Level 2 for 10 days and 1 day off for rest and the same for level 3. So exciting!
I refueled after my workout with a shower, some egg-whites, a bit of plain greek yogurt + this awesome salad.
I hope you guys have a wonderful rest of of your Friday + a great weekend!