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A Surprise Dinner

sGood afternoon! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Here’s a little recap of how my weekend went:

Friday

Friday morning I went to the gym. I started out on the stationary bike for 30 minutes. Then I moved onto back exercises. I did bent-over rows and reverse flyes. I think the standing back exercises put a little too much pressure on my hip because I left the gym in pain rather than just sore.

As a result, I took the rest of the weekend off from going to the gym and let my body rest. From now on, I’ll stick to lat pulldowns and seated rows. Those didn’t seem to bother my hip.

On Friday night, I took Danny out for a surprise dinner. He has been doing such a great job taking care of me after my surgery and I just wanted to let him know how much I appreciate everything he has been doing.

My mom came over Friday night to watch the kids and Danny and I went to WildFire, a steakhouse (yes, I’m one of those people that orders a salad at a steakhouse).

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I started out with a martini flight which is funny because I am not usually a martini fan. The stormy night martini was the best one hands down. The waitress described it as melted jolly rancher and she was right! If you ever go to Wildfire, order the stormy night martini.

I started with the crab and shrimp bisque. It was also delicious. I even got Danny to try a bite. I can’t even tell you how many loaves of their warm bread and butter we ate - it was a lot. A lot.

For dinner, I had the Wildorf salad which came with romaine, spinach, cranberries, pecans, celery, crouton, apples, and apple ranch dressing. The combination of all the flavors worked perfectly together. I really liked the apple ranch dressing.

Danny ordered the filet mignon. I decided to be brave and try a bite. Sorry to all you steak fans out there, but I hated it. I just cannot get over the texture of steak. This is gross but it feels like I am chewing animal flesh and that’s nasty. This is also why I have a hard time eating chicken. I am just not a meat person.

Of course, we had to end the night with dessert. We shared the skillet cookie with ice cream. It was very good but I thought the cookie was slightly overdone.

By the time we left, I could hardly walk to the car because I was so full!

When we got home, we watched Santa Paws with the kids (Jaden’s pick) and when they went to bed, we watched Divergent.

Saturday

Saturday was one of those lazy days where we didn’t really have anything planned. I ran some errands and Danny mowed the lawn and washed the cars. Since I ate so much Friday night, I tried to eat good on Saturday.

For dinner, we went to Chipotle. On their website, Chipotle has a nutrition calculator so you can figure out the calories, fats, protein, carbs, etc in any meal you want. I used this calculator before we left so I could still stick to a healthy amount of carbs, fats, and protein.

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I do think that the website largely underestimates the amount of food that Chipotle actually gives you. For example, their website has the brown rice as 4 ounces but our local Chipolte probably gives you three times that amount. So, when I ordered I made sure to ask for a very small amount of everything. One little scoop of brown rice instead of two huge ones.

I know that the measurements are exact but at least it’s a close estimate.

I had a small amount of brown rice, chicken, fajita vegetables, corn salsa, a small amount of cheese, a little guacamole, and lots of lettuce.

Saturday night, we watched The Conjuring. I hate scary movies. I blamed Danny for watching the movie but really it was me who suggested it. I actually made it through the whole movie…which meant I had to wake Danny up every time I had to go to the bathroom that night. You know, in case I had a demon clinging to me or something.

Sunday

Sunday was also a day when we didn’t have too much going on. Sometimes our weekends are so busy that it’s nice to have a weekend without tons of stuff going on.

The kids visited with their Grandma while Danny and I did some shopping. All at once it seems like Halloween is approaching. The stores are getting ready!

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I love the fall season and Halloween is a big holiday in my family :)

I also brought back zucchini pizza bites into my life. These are so good and a great healthy option if you’re craving pizza!

I sliced the zucchini and sprinkled on some Italian seasoning. Then I put them under the broiler for about 5 minutes. I took them out and topped them with pizza sauce and cheese. I put them back under the broiler for about 3-4 minutes. Trust me, these are delicious!

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Jaden wrapped up the weekend by playing in his frog tent.

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I bought that tent at Target on clearance years ago and I am actually surprised it’s still standing. My kids are a bit…rough on toys.

Have a great day!

  • What’s your favorite restaurant?
  • Do you like scary movies? What’s the last movie you watched?
  • Favorite vegetable?

 

 

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First Follow-Up Doctor Appointment

Good afternoon!

Doctor Appointment

I had my first follow-up with the doctor’s assistant this morning. First, they removed the stitches (it wasn’t terrible – just a little pinch) and then they took X-rays.

The doctor’s assistant said that I seemed to be healing nicely but I still have to take it easy because of the labrum tear repairs. I am also able to start putting more body weight on my leg. I’m supposed to put 25% more body weight on my leg, increasing the weight every 2-3 days. So, after 8-12 days I should be able to put my full body weight on my leg.

That means close to two more weeks on my crutches and hip brace until I’m free! After two weeks, I’ll be able to walk normally and drive again. I have two days left with my CMP machine and ice machine and then I’ll be done with those.

I’m slowly getting better. I am still good with the stationary bike and upper body exercises, and I will continue to do physical therapy twice a week.

The bad news is that I am not able to do BodyPump for 6 months and then after that I need to take 2-3 months to ease back into it. I’m kind of bummed about that and I’ll have to put BodyPump teaching on hold for awhile.

I am able to start walking after I’m off my crutches and I can slowly increase the distance. Hopefully, I’ll be able to run again eventually.

I asked about having to wear my hip brace to the wedding Danny and I are attending this weekend, and the doctor said yes, definitely. She that it would be most important to wear it to an event like that because there will be a lot of people and I have to be extra careful not to rotate my leg and hip.

She said that it’s also good to wear the hip brace so people realize that they have to be a little extra careful around me. So, now I have to figure out how my hip brace is going to work while wearing a dress.

I have another doctor appointment in five weeks to check my progress.

Lunch

After the doctor, Danny, the kids, and I went to Panera for lunch. I had a Fuji apple salad and lemon orzo soup.

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After lunch, we went to a new frozen yogurt place that just opened near us today.

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It’s called Menchie’s and I really liked it. They had a lot of toppings and goodies for the frozen yogurt.

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Danny was really hungry :)

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Jaden likes to stir all his frozen yogurt and toppings together and then feed it to his big brother.

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Overall, Menchie’s was really good with a large variety of frozen yogurt flavors and toppings.

Last Night’s Dinner

I also have to share last night’s dinner because it was so delicious. We made chicken and veggie kabobs (burgers for the kids).

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I marinated the chicken and veggies all day in a mixture of olive oil, low sodium soy sauce, honey, and garlic.

They came out delicious! We ate them with brown rice, grilled broccoli, and watermelon. Yum!

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Have a great afternoon!

  • What’s your favorite frozen yogurt place? Topping?
  • What did you have for lunch?

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Feets of Strength 5k 2014

Good afternoon!

We had such a busy weekend! My aunt and uncle are in from California and yesterday we ran/walked the Feets of Strength 5k. My aunt recently lost 135 pounds and walked her first 5k! I am so proud of her!

Twinnies:

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The race was about half an hour from our house so we left in plenty of time to get there. It’s small race in a small town so parking and packet pickup was a breeze.

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The only thing I didn’t like about the race was that if you signed up for the walk, you didn’t get a race bib. The 5k walk and the 5k run were both $25. There wasn’t a difference in price but the walkers didn’t get bibs which I thought they should have. They also had a raffle at the end of the race by drawing random bib numbers. I felt since the walkers were paying the same price as the runners and the fact that they went exactly the same distance that they should have been included in the raffles.

That aside, the race was well organized, started on time, had plenty of indoor bathrooms and post-race food. The goal of the race was to raise awareness about child abuse and to help raise funds for Royal Families Kids’ Camp.

Danny and I ran the race while everyone else walked. After we finished, we ran back to complete the race with everyone else.

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I started out really good and had a good pace going for the first two miles. At the start of the third mile my right leg just gave out. The course was really hilly and partially on a trail and I think it was just too hard on my hip. My hip kind of gave out and my calves tightened up. I probably should have walked but I didn’t. I had to limp jog the last mile and it was painful.

I finished in 31:55 which is normally a time I would be happy with but yesterday I wasn’t. I started out really good and was feeling great and then my body just gave up on me. I pushed myself as hard as I physically could and I still feel like I’m not doing what I should. It’s hard when your body is pretty much working against you and can only do so much when you feel like you should be able to do more. It’s just frustrating because it’s out of my control. I was seven seconds out of third place for my age group and that hurt.

I suppose I haven’t been facing my hip problem like I should because I am scared of what the doctor will say but after yesterday’s race, I know that something is really wrong with my hip. I finally called the hip surgeon today to go in and discuss my options. I wasn’t able to get an appointment until June 16th but at least it’s a step in the right direction.

Let’s talk about happier things, shall we, like my aunt kicking butt!! Her goal was to walk the 5k in under an hour and she finished in 58:54.

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It was such an amazing experience for her and I am so glad that I got to be part of that with her. It’s such an inspiration to see her set these awesome goals for herself and then see her accomplish them. And that’s true for anybody – setting a goal that you really have to hard at and then accomplishing it is such an amazing feeling.

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Danny did awesome finishing in 24:22 and taking second place for his age group.

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Everyone did such a great job and I am so lucky to have such a close and supportive family. :)

Later yesterday afternoon, my niece had her first gymnastics show that we all attended.

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She was so adorable in her little leotard doing her gymnastics. She did so good and I was so proud of her too!

After her show, we headed out to the Lucky Monk for my birthday dinner! My birthday is tomorrow but we celebrated yesterday with my family.

Danny and I have been to the Lucky Monk once before and it was really good. We started out sharing some appetizers – the pretzels were amazing and so was the tomato goat cheese fondue.

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For dinner, I had the Waldorf salad and the most amazing sweet potato fries.

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I think I ate every single last bite on my plate.

My dad ordered the same thing Danny did the first time we went – a grilled cheese on a hamburger.

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Apparently, it’s pretty popular.

We were all stuffed by the end of the meal, but I still had to sample the fresh homemade donuts with dipping sauces that the waiter brought as a birthday dessert. Donuts are my weakness. :)

A big thank you to my family for celebrating with me and for the wonderful gifts.

Have a great afternoon!!

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Anniversary Dinner – Texas de Brazil

Good afternoon! How was your weekend?

Saturday

On Saturday night, Danny and I went out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Our actual anniversary is tomorrow.

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That’s the only picture where both our eyes were open at the same time and you can see my little photographer in the reflection :)

I surprised Danny with dinner reservations at Texas de Brazil, a Brazilian steakhouse.

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Since I’m not really a meat eater, we don’t go to steakhouses often, so I thought it would be a nice change for Danny to go to Texas de Brazil. Neither one of us has been there before, and it was amazing.

I was a little worried about going since Texas de Brazil is a meat lovers dream, but after reading reviews online about their salad bar, I decided it would be worth it to try out. I got the “light dinner” which includes everything but the meat and it a little cheaper.

The salad bar was amazing with so many different items – lobster bisque soup, lettuce, smoked salmon, fresh mozzarella balls, roasted peppers, olives, smoked provolone cheese, couscous, sushi, pineapple, green beans, asparagus, au gratin potatoes, breads, etc. It was delicious. The best part was the lobster bisque - hands down.

The restaurant was pretty dark so I unfortunately didn’t get any pictures of the food.

Danny loved the meat. He had a few different kinds of beef, lamb, and sausage. They also have chicken but it didn’t make its way to our table. It was a really good dinner and a really fun night with my husband :)

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Sunday

On Sunday morning, Jaden had an Easter egg hunt in the pool at our gym. He had fun but it was a little crazy and chaotic. There was 100 kids there and they split them up by age group. Ages 3-6 went first in the shallow pool, and the kids ages 7 -10 went in the big pool.

They should have separated the kids by skill level not age because although Jaden is seven, he can’t swim in water over his head. He wouldn’t have been able to get one single egg since they were all in the deep end of the pool until I had Danny ask the lifeguard for a life jacket for him. Luckily, he was able to get a few eggs while wearing the vest.

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After Jaden’s egg hunt, I went upstairs to the gym to do an upper body workout.

I did the exercises as supersets (no rest in between exercises, resting one minute in between supersets). I did 12-15 reps of each exercise, 3x.

Superset #1

  • Seated cable row
  • Wide grip lat pulldown

Superset #2

  • Standing barbell biceps curls
  • Single leg dumbbell biceps curls (switch legs halfway)

Superset #3

  • Seated dumbbell shoulder press
  • Standing dumbbell lateral raises

Superset #4

  • Seated stability ball overhead triceps extensions
  • Skull crushers on bench with EZ bar

Superset #5

  • Bench dumbbell chest press
  • Cable chest flys

It was a great workout and my upper body is feeling it today!

  • What did you do this weekend?
  • How old were you when you learned to swim?
  • Favorite restaurant?

 

 

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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First, up the two winners of the Fresh Express coupon giveaway: Julie and Sandra! I already sent you both emails!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I was supposed to work Friday night, but my appointment got canceled, so Danny and I decided to workout at the gym instead.

We did a workout from The New Rules of Lifting book which included squats, push-ups, seated rows, step-ups on a box, and jackknifes on a stability ball. We finished out our workout with some box jumps – we set them up from smallest to biggest and had fun jumping on them.

I am still working on a soft landing. You can see a video on Instagram of me jumping :) (I’m RunEatPlay on Instagram).

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On Saturday, we went out with my family for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and then came back to our house.

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I think I might have ate something bad because I have been feeling sick since Saturday night. The boys had corned beef at the restaurant but I had a lobster tail. It tasted good but I wonder if that’s what made me sick.

I managed to teach BodyPump on Sunday morning, even though I didn’t feel the best.

After the BodyPump, we took the kids to Barnes and Noble to pick out a book.

Just a typical Sunday afternoon, sitting on the floor at Barnes and Noble, reading fitness books.

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After the book store, we went to Sports Authority to get soccer shoes for Jacob and baseball cleats for Jaden.

Of course, I spotted a pair of Nikes on clearance and in my size (a rare thing to find). And we had a coupon.

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Do I need new shoes? No. Did I buy new shoes? Yes.

Danny was less than thrilled to be buying more shoes.

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I have shoe problem…a gym shoe problem. I could care less about other shoes.

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In my defense, one pair is Jacob’s, one pair is too narrow, and one pair has a stupid tongue problem.

I wear different shoes for different activities like running, teaching BodyPump, fitness classes, etc and the Asics that I usually wear to take exercise classes have a major problem with the tongue twisting completely sideways which drives me nuts because it’s so uncomfortable.

I haven’t owned Nikes in awhile, so I figured they’d be perfect to wear for fitness classes. And they were on clearance. Danny.

I am still not feeling 100% today, but I did work for a couple of hours this morning…then I came home and got sick. I only managed to eat a Lara Uber bar today but I am going to try some toast in a bit!

Have a great afternoon!

  • When was the last time you were sick?
  • Do you own a lot of shoes? Favorite shoes? I love my Reebok ZQuick shoes because they are so comfortable!

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Physical Therapist Appointment

Good afternoon!

Let’s start with last night’s dinner. I made the herbed salmon recipe from the Tone It Up website.

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I have made salmon a bunch of different ways, but this salmon is my favorite. It’s so delicious and flavorful. The ingredients are pretty simple: salmon, parsley, dill, green onion, olive oil, lemon juice, and white wine.

I also had green beans on the side made with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. And fruit – I had a container of pineapple, blueberries, and grapes. I love fruit.

Yesterday

My physical therapy appointment got switched from Friday to yesterday, so I went after the gym. Basically, I need to see the sports doctor to get a new prescription for physical therapy.

My hip, quad, and glute really started hurting again two weeks ago after I started running more. The physical therapist thinks that maybe the running is what aggrevated my right side again. He said that it was okay to keep working out but to avoid running since that’s what always seems to cause the problem until after I’ve seen the sports doctor.

He always said that my hips are slightly uneven and my right leg is slightly longer than the other leg, which can cause the problems that I’m having especially when I’m running. I don’t know if my leg bone is actually physically longer or if my body is just overcompensating on one side because of my injury. I won’t really know more info until I see the sports doctor.

The physical therapist also told me about a technique that he uses called trigger point therapy. It can be done with medication or “dry” without medication. Trigger point therapy is when a needle gets inserted into the muscle to help loosen the muscle and relieve the pain.

A needle. They want to stick a needle in the middle of my butt. No.

But honestly, the glute pain is so intense at times that I’m willing to try anything to get relief.

Today’s Workout

  • Stretching – 10 minutes
  • Trifecta Class – 60 minutes

This morning at the gym, I made sure to stretch my hip, glute, and quad before I took the Trifecta class. I am also really careful with my squats and lunges.

Lunch

Lunch this afternoon was English muffin hummus melts.

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I haven’t had these in forever and they were so good. I also had two random pickles slices on the side because I love pickles and some blueberries.

I also just tried out this Aquafina flavored water.

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I am a big regular water drinker but it’s nice sometimes to add in something with a little flavor but not a lot of calories.

Have a great afternoon!

  • Have you had a exercise related injury lately?
  • Ever heard of trigger point therapy?
  • What did you have for lunch?

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Weekend Fun…and More Cookies

Good morning! Happy Sunday!

I haven’t been around for a couple of days, so this post is going to contain a lot of randomness.

First up, Danny got a car!! It’s Chevy Equinox, and Danny is very happy with it. It’s the first SUV we’ve ever owned and I’m sure the space will come in handy.

Danny’s really good about keeping cars for a long time. I think he’s owned two cars in his life, whereas I’ve owned quite a few.

Friday.

On Friday morning, I taught BodyPump. I brought my new water bottle.

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I saw this water bottle at Dick’s Sporting Goods a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. Hey, the paint splatter reminds me of the 80′s, and I love all things 80′s. But it was around $16 so I didn’t buy it.

I finally decided that I wanted it and went back to buy it. You can never have too many workout clothes or water bottles. Even though I think Danny disagrees with me on this – he’s always trying to throw my water bottles away.

When I went back to buy it, it was gone :( . I tried looking online for it with no success. Then, on Thursday night, I went to TJMaxx to buy something else, and there was my water bottle! And it was only $8! Awesome.

Friday’s BodyPump class went pretty well, and I worked for a little bit afterwards.

Tea

Although coffee is my #1 love, I have been loving tea lately. I found this super cute coffee mug at Michael’s for only $2.99 and I got some Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride from Target to try out.
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The tea really does taste like a sugar cookie! It’s really good but the peppermint flavor is still my favorite.

Saturday

Saturday morning, Jacob had an eye doctor appointment. Jacob was born 15 weeks early, weighing 1 lb. and 14 oz. He has had a few complications but nothing serious. As a baby, he had eye surgery to correct a condition called exotropia, which basically means that his left eye wants to turn outward rather than straight.

He had eye surgery as a baby to cut the muscle to force the eye to go straight. He wore an eye patch for extended periods during the day to help strengthen that eye. He has very little vision in that eye and the glasses help him to continue to use it.

There is always a possibility that his eye could go back outward again, so we see the eye doctor often for check-ups. It was a routine visit and the doctor said everything is looking good.

Saturday evening, we went with my family to an illumination show at a nearby arboretum.

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All of the trees are lit up with different kinds of lights.

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You can change some of the lights by waving your hand over a certain place and you could hug trees to change their lights.
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It was really neat although it was freezing out and the kids were being a little overly energetic (read: crazy).

Afterwards, we had some hot chocolate…or three, before deciding to go to Red Robin for dinner. Two words – bottomless fries.

Cookies

I made another cookie recipe, oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip.

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I have been making so many cookies lately because I like to give them out during the holidays and I wanted to narrow it down to three delicious kinds of cookies. I think I am going to make chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter blossoms, and Reese’s butterscotch cookies.

The only problem with making so many cookies, is that I eat a lot of cookies. I usually send them to work with Danny, but it’s the weekend so they’ve just been sitting on the counter looking all delicious!

This morning, I am going to BodyPump at the gym. I am hoping that the instructor is doing the new release because I’m having a little bit of trouble with the timing and thought it would be helpful to do it while someone else was teaching.

Later this afternoon, we’re going to my best friend’s son’s birthday party.

Have a great day!

  • How many cars have you owned?
  • Any plans for today?
  • What do you own a lot of? I own a lot of workout clothes, water bottles, coffee mugs, and shoes.

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Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Yesterday, I received my last Goodies box in the mail – for some reason, the company decided to cancel the service.

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I was excited to see that there was two gluten-free items in the box. Perfect timing!

Gluten-free pizza crust:

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I love that the bag says “foolproof”. :)

The was also an Enjoy Life gluten free S’mores bar:

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Of course, I had to use the pizza crust right away and made it for dinner last night. They were right – it is foolproof. You just add water and olive oil and mix it together.

I added sauce, red pepper, green pepper, red onion, broccoli, mozzarella and feta cheese. It was delicious.

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Speaking of gluten-free foods, I am happy that Larabars are gluten-free, GMO free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and kosher. They do have carbs and sugar, so I plan on eating them in moderation.

Today’s Workout

  • Hip, glute, and quad stretches
  • Bridges, one-legged bridges, and walking lunges
  • Ab exercises
  • Arc trainer – 20 minute

I went to the gym this morning and got about an hour-long workout done. Danny has the day off tomorrow so I look forward to going to the gym with him in the morning before going to Jaden’s Halloween party in the afternoon!

If you have a free moment, could you please vote for my guacamole recipe on the NASM Facebook page – Heather’s Recipe. Just click “Love It”. I would really appreciate it! I think you might have to “like” the NASM Facebook page in order for your vote to count. Some people are having a hard time getting the vote to go through. Please vote if you get a chance!

Have a wonderful afternoon!

  • Favorite pizza topping?
  • Are you excited for Halloween tomorrow?
  • Squats or lunges? I pick squats all the way!!

 

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Roasted Veggie Salad

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Roasted Veggie Salad

I have a salad for dinner most weeknights, and sometimes it can get a little boring. Last night, I made some roasted veggie and decided to top my salad with them.

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I like roasted veggies and I like salad, so why not combine the two?

I found these pre-portioned bags of salad at Target used one for the base of my salad.

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I like buying pre-portioned and pre-cut foods sometimes because it saves me a lot of time at dinner. And dinnertime is the craziest time of the day in my house.

I roasted Brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, and red onion with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a little bit of salt in the oven for about 25 minutes.

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When they were done, I topped my lettuce with them and added slivered almonds and pear slices. I’m not sure why I added the pear, I just wanted a pear at that moment, and it worked well in the salad.

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Since the roasted veggies were so flavorful, the salad didn’t need any dressing. I ate it with a peach Greek yogurt for some protein.

Today’s Workout

  • Practiced BodyPump at home – 60 minutes
  • Stretching, foam rolling, and tennis ball rolling

I woke up this morning and could feel a cold coming on, so I stayed home from the gym and practiced BodyPump at home again. Four days in a row without going to the gym?! What’s happening to me?!

I need to learn this BodyPump release so right now, staying home and practicing is what’s working for me.

After I practiced for about an hour, I did some stretching.

My torture devices:

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Lately, I have been using a tennis ball to roll my glute. I just sit right on the tennis ball and roll out the knot and tight spots. It hurts but it works great. Tennis balls also work great on your feet if you have plantar fasciitis.

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Have a great afternoon!

  • What’s your favorite veggie to roast?
  • Do you get any monthly subscription boxes?
  • What’s the craziest time of day at your house?

 

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Burning Calories

Good afternoon!

Yesterday’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

Yesterday’s BodyPump class was a big step for me because I actually let Danny come to the class that I was teaching. For some reason, I get nervous teaching in front of him, but I have been slowly becoming more comfortable teaching in front of a group (which is good because the class was large yesterday), and wasn’t quite as nervous teaching.

I still only taught the squat, chest, and back tracks. According to my heart rate monitor I burned 533 calories during yesterday’s class. I burn a lot more calories taking the class and teaching than I do just taking the class.

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I spent the rest of the day making this chili recipe for my family last night.

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They came over to watch the Bears game and I thought chili would be perfect for the first day of fall dinner.

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I didn’t workout this morning because I had a meeting at the gym, but I was thinking about taking a cardio barre class at the gym tonight. I have never taken a barre class and really want to try it out. A barre class is basically pilates, ballet, and yoga movements done at a ballet barre. I’ve heard it’s a great workout and tough on the calves!

Lunch

Lunch this afternoon was English muffin hummus melts with carrots and more hummus on the side.

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I will spending the rest of the afternoon watching this DVD and filling in the workbook.

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For my group exercise certification, I need continuing education credits and I am coming up on the deadline to get them.

Once again, the Around the Plate website is holding Favorite Blogger awards.

If you have an extra minute and wanted to vote for Run Eat Play all you have to do is click here and type in Run Eat Play under Healthy Eating Champion and/or Best Blog of 2013.

 

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I was voted Healthy Eating Champion Blog of the Year last year and I really appreciated all your votes!

Have a wonderful afternoon!

  • Favorite fall dinner?
  • Any workout today?

 

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