Our First One!

Our First One!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Dealing with a bad workout!

I just returned from my gym today and hate to say it but I had a not so great workout. I went in with a new week of workouts that I printed from week 4 of Jamie Easons LiveFit trainer. I LOVE having a plan. I feel it helps me to have a more efficient workout. Well there were a few exercises that I wasn't sure about and had to text my husband for an explanation. The gym was crowded with other males and I was the only female. Not that it usually bothers me but when I'm unsure and I can't use the mirror to check my form I become aggravated. I made myself push through the exercises but left feeling very discouraged and feeling like I didn't have a good workout. I despise that feeling. I have to remind myself that sometimes that happens and that if I would have looked up the exercises or asked my husband the night before I probably would have had a better workout. So it all comes to down to piss poor planning and I can only blame myself. Yuck! But on a happier note it's back to the gym tomorrow! :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012


We Call Him Blacktop!
We knew this would happen one day but little did we know it would happen to our leader and COACH! It was a normal bike training day for us. We had most of our crew together after church and we headed off for a few hours of riding. After a certain point Jason and Manual broke off from the group. They are the "pros" you know and had to ride a longer and faster 30 mile route. The rest of us(me, Jami, and Robert)... rode our normal 24 mile loop. With the 2 guys riding much faster they were not far behind us once we got home. As Jason came into the door he uttered the famous words "Don't Freak Out But" and of course I didn't . As Jason tells the story of what happened he explains to us that almost 3 miles away from home he and Manual were riding when Jason turned back to look for a car. As he did his front tire veered just slightly and clipped the back tire of Manuals bike. That's all it took and Jason was meeting Ol Mr Blacktop! Manual says that Jason blacked out for a few seconds then jumped up and ran to the side of the road. Jason explains that he was thinking, get the heck out of the road before you get ran over. Manual attempted to convince Jason to sit in the shade and that he would ride back to the house to get us but Jason is a stubborn creature and rode all the way back home.
I began to check out the damage. All I could see at the time was his elbow, which was bad and his knee which looked bad but not an emergency type bad. Our friend Robert, who happens to be an volunteer fireman helped me get Jason in the bathroom and remove his shirt, which was painful for Jason and got him into the shower where we were able to wash him off and see the damage. We both came to the conclusion that he would probably need stitches in his elbow, he had a hematoma on his shoulder and the road rash looked TERRIBLE! (see pic below) We mad the decision to take him to the ER. Once we got to the hospital they got us back to see the doctor really quickly. They ran lots of test and stitched him right up. What took the most time was making sure there was no damage to his head or neck, which there wasn't. Of course the first questions Jason asked the doctor was when can I get on my bike and when can I swim.
We were very lucky in this whole ordeal. No major damage to Jason or the bike. 
Just battle scars ;)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jason's New Ride

Jason's New Ride

Jason recently purchased a new tri bike. Well his first tri back really. He's had a road bike for a couple of years now and it was time for him to get a new one. Of course if anyone knows Jason he was a little apprehensive but in the end he purchased it and got a sweet deal at that. We are hoping for big things to happen with this new bike! 

Being Prepared Makes It Easier!

Being Prepared Makes It Easier!

Here is a picture of our kitchen counter Sunday night. What you see here will last us most of the week. These items include fresh veggies, fruit, boiled chicken, protein powder, salad and boiled eggs. We add to it usually on Wednesday. This is what we carry in our lunches and includes our snacks. We use some of these items for dinner as well. With our busy schedule we don't always have the time to come home and cook. So it's great to have something already prepared that we can just reach into the fridge and grab. On days that I'm home at a decent time I'll cook something. I find that it's easier for us to eat clean and stick to a healthy diet when we are prepared. If I find myself without a healthy snack available I'll make the wrong choice of eating something sweet or carb loaded. Being prepared makes it easier!

Monday, February 13, 2012

On it again!

Last week was rough for me. I was traveling and didn't have my kitchen with me to provide those clean meals that I needed to stay on track. I did pack a little lunch kit with clean snack items but my meals, when I was able to eat, were not clean like I would have liked. I wasn't able to eat 5 times those days either. My advice is, if you are going to go to eating clean you MUST be prepared. Have a plan for eating out. Know what items you should consume and don't get carried away with what others are doing. (not that they were to blame, it was my decision to eat those things) I'm so happy to be back home were I have the safety net of my kitchen. I'm back on it this week. I had a great vegetable soup for lunch, some almonds and an orange. I'm drinking LOTS of water. I hope to be back to my old self in no time. :)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our adventure to Clean Eating!

Many has seen on our facebooks pages that Jason and I have adopted a clean eating lifestyle. This first week we are detoxing. This gets rid of all those toxins polluting our bodies at this time such as SUGARS and all those additives that you can't pronounce. Our detox consisted of a detox supplement, veggies, fruit, nuts and eggs for protein. We did this for 3-4 days. After that we added turkey into our meals and continued with the veggies, fruit nuts, eggs and the occasional protein shake. I have to admit that Day 1 was rough. Its really a mental game. Your mind thinks you need all those "no nos." It was a battle! One good thing is that we didn't have a lot of those items in our house so we weren't too tempted. Day 2 it seemed easier. Granted we were at work and for me being at work helps. I stay busy so I don't have time to think about it. By Day 4 I couldn't wait to have some Turkey. But something was starting to happen. I was waking up with energy. I was sleeping at night. I was handling stress better. Jason was noticing that he wasn't having headaches anymore. Who would have thought that this detox and clean eating would do all of that for us. We did have a cheat day that Friday night which included a steak, 2 rolls, an adult beverage and some ice cream! It was great but I became disappointed. Those things I once loved and thought I couldn't live without didn't taste the same anymore. Should I dare say that coffee and cookies and cream blue bell ice cream didn't taste good to me any longer? :0 We have decided to continue on with the clean eating. I actually liked what I saw happening with my body. Yes I saw a little decrease in my waistline but MORE IMPORTANTLY I saw a change in my emotional and mental state. I will continue to write about our adventures and add some information about what we specifically eat throughout the day.