Friday, November 27, 2009
and i'm down to the lowest weight i've been since having baby #7! So excited about that - i'm sure it has to do with a little more frequent workouts lately, too, but it's nice to see *results* when you are wanting to lose weight. I don't have a ton to lose (twelve pounds would be fine), but I remember what it felt like getting down there again after baby #6 and fitting into the clothes i bought and feeling more like me, less weighed down and self conscious...
I am also feeling more clear headed this time around. I think going 100% right at the beginning was maybe a little much for my system (although it's how it works with both dh and i - we'd rather jump right in than go halfsies at first - we're wholehearted :)...) - It's worked great for dh, but my not quite as committed version is working too... We are feeling healthy and happy, and full, and eating foods we like...
Monday, November 23, 2009
but first, workouts:
Sunday - dumbbell complex - 20 minutes of 5 deadlifts, 5 cleans, and 5 thrusters every minute (i did seven and then nursed the baby before heading out to choir... )
Monday - "Fran" but modified (www.crossfit.com) - 21 thrusters with 15 lb dumbbells, 21 rows, 15 db thrusters, 15 rows, 9 db thrusters, 9 rows. Quick and effective!
As for food, we are getting to a good place.
We are still subbing in chocolate flavoured protein powder as i can stand that in warm water (hot chocolate!) - and it makes a great meal replacement...
But dinners are getting easier as i just let go of a lot of baked side dishes, and just enjoy meat and veggies...
The other night T made chicken breasts on the bone with roasted root veggies:
Chicken - he sprinkled seasoning salt on the breast portions, then baked them.
Root veggies - sliced in thick rounds, rubbed with canola oil, sprinkled with seasoning salt, baked in the oven
Mustard sauce - 1/4 c. grainy mustard with a teaspoon of honey, and a half cup of heavy cream,heated through - Season with salt and pepper.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
"Am I good at workouting?" asks Lulu as we walk down the stairs to meet Daddy, beaming in front of a white board.
"I love workouting with you and Haven. Cause Haven an' me hold hands an' kiss in between our situps. We're best friends" he says matter of factly about his big sister.
We were down to only five children tonight - our littlest and our biggest girls were just wiped out today, and went to bed early.
Our workout was a little late, too, as i prepped for the school week, pulling books on the ancient Americas, photocopied worksheets, maps, coloring pages, wrote out my plan for the week, and organized everyone's day for tomorrow...
But finally we are down there and this is the workout:
"Race to One Hundred!"
Pick any exercise you like. You will do one hundred of that exercise. If you can do all one hundred in a big long stretch, bully for you! You will be done soon! If not, every time you take a break, you have to pay for your break before you restart the count, by doing ten burpees.
Burpees aren't my favourite.
I chose squats (body weight) and i got to 50 before my quads were burning (they've been the stars in our workouts lately so there's always a little stiffness the last few days) - and i did two sets of 50, with my ten burpees in the middle...
T is still working out, although the children have all run upstairs for a banana before bed, and i am not hearing any noise at all. We're all pretty tired i guess. Hopefully a good sleep will set us all right for a fun week!
Paleo is still going okay. I'm not as good as T at avoiding carby snacks. Especially when there are treats in the house for coffee, but the majority of what i eat is caveman, and during the week there is less temptation.
Tonight's dinner was delicious -
Travis' Awesome Indian lemon chicken
Chicken breasts on the bone
separate skin from the meat.
finely chopped jalapeno, ginger, and garlic
salt, pepper, curry powder, turmeric
a little olive oil
Mix all but the chicken together. Push the mixture under the skin of the chickens.
Salt and pepper the top.
Bake at 350. Squirt lemon juice over them two or three times during the cooking.
These were delicious, yellow, lemony and a hit with everyone at the table. Wy said it was his new favourite chicken dish...
T made basmati for the children to go along, but we cavepeople ate meat and savoured every bite...