Thursday, April 21, 2011

Shake that booty

We're leaving for a weekend at the beach tonight, & I'm excited! We have a house on the Oregon coast, & love to spend as much time as possible there. We will be spending tonight, Friday, & Saturday night at the beach, & then driving to my parents house (halfway between the beach house & our Seattle house) for Easter on Sunday. Can't wait! It even looks like the weather will be halfway decent. I was able to run on some trails by the ocean last time we were at the coast, & loved it, so I'm very excited about running this weekend.

Yesterday my training plan called for 30-60 minutes of cross training, plus strength & stretching. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 30 minutes on the bike. I then worked my arms and abs, and stretched out/foam rolled a bit. I was definitely sweating by the end of my workout.

My plan today calls for my first ever speed repeat work (jog 15 minutes, then run 1 mile at push it pace - 8 on a scale of 1 to 10, jog 2 minutes. Repeat). I'll admit, I'm a little nervous!

Yesterday was an okay eating day. I had a fabulous day until after dinner. I ate extremely well & stuck to my plan. But, I should have had a bigger dinner. I was very hungry, & opted to have something light to stay on track with my calories. I'm sure you can imagine what happened (as I should be able to predict, because I've had this experience many times in the past. Eventually I will learn). :-) As I was packing the kids lunches, I ate a bunch of Pirates Booty. I have no objection to The Booty (as my little guy calls it), but if I was hungry, I should have eaten a more substantial dinner that added some nutrition to my day. Ahhhh, well. Two steps forward, one step back. I am planning on having another great weekend with my diet & workouts at the beach, and need it to stay on track & not let every weekend getaway/holiday cause a gain, so I have a plan for what I'll be eating & when I'll be working out! I love a good plan. :-)

Yesterday's recap:
  • Breakfast - bagel thin with egg, & 1/2 a laughing cow cheese, banana, coffee
  • Snack - Chobani yogurt
  • Lunch - 1/2 Chipotle burrito bowl, apple, edamame
  • Snack - chocolate milk
  • Dinner - edamame, cottage cheese, apple, handful of nuts
  • Snack - pirates booty.
Here's what I'm wearing today:
White 3/4 length cardigan - Jcrew, Audrey
Fuschia tank with silver detailing - Ann Taylor Loft
Pink necklace - Nordstrom
Jeans - Joes, Honey Fit
Shoes - American Eagle brown peep-toe wedges

Random things:
With everything going on in the world, this is what people are upset about? The Jcrew ad showing one of their execs painting her small son's toenails? Really?  Give me a break.

What are your big weekend plans? And, more importantly, if you're celebrating Easter this weekend, what are you planning on wearing? I'm still going back & forth because of the weather, & because I'm neurotic & insist that everyone in my family  (Michael + the kids) color coordinate. Yes, I'm nuts. :-)


  1. Hey! Saw your comment... my email is on my Story page, not on my Home page. But it's stephanieframe1 at : )

  2. wait a second... the beach?! TAKE ME!

  3. So jealous about your weekend getaway! Not sure about the Easter celebrations yet since it's just me and hubs and no family...we'll see!

  4. Have fun this weekend! Those jeans look fabulous on you!! Keep it up skinny :)

  5. Stephanie - come any time & we can run by the ocean! And discuss your favorite topic - gaming. ;-)

    Vanessa - you need to post pictures so we can see your outfit, at least!

    Krista - thanks! Costco. They have great deals on jeans. I just picked up a pair of Rock & Republic for $65. Super cute. I may need to have a few ribs removed to fit into them, but I've been told that they stretch. We shall see. ;-)

  6. Big weekend plans = seeing Ke$ha tomorrow. Sure I'm in my 30s and my husband rented a limo for me and our friends for the occasion but I don't think that makes us look like total losers at all. ;-) Ok, maybe it does but I can't wait! There may or may not be a sequined dress involved.

  7. I love Pirate's Booty! I don't love the price tag, but the Giant has a generic version that's pretty decent.

    Your weekend sounds like it's going to be so fun!

  8. Kara - get the Pirate's Booty at Costco! Much cheaper there. :-)

  9. Love the jeans too! joes are one of my fav brands!
    About the I have painted my son's toes pink before too. AND we went to a bike store so he could pick out a bike. He didn't get one because he wanted pink and they didn't have a pink one. His fav color right now is pink. He's five. He wants to marry his mom and his mom's fav color happens to be pink. As a mental health professional myself I think people need to get over can't influences a child's sexuality and especially by painting his toe nails pink. Ach. End of rant! =) Sorry about that!!