Archive | February, 2011

Updated Workout Plan

28 Feb

Ever since I turned another year older last week, I have been thinking about changing up my workout routine to be less harsh on my aging body. 

I love doing cardio and I love running on the treadmill in the gym.  I feel like I get such a great cardio workout when I run and always get the best runners high when I am done.  I usually run at a speed anywhere from 6.0 (6.6 is my comfortable speed) to 10 mph.  I like really pushing myself to run faster and harder then my last given run.  When I turned 28, I realized I’ve been running hard for 10 years.  During my last year of running, I started noticing some hip pain.  The more I ran, which was a lot since I was trying to get fit for my wedding, the more my hip hurt.  It got so severe I had to take a break from running all together.  I know I’ve been harsh on my body this past year with workouts and I want to make sure that I’ll always be able to run and have strong hips and knees so I decided to change up my workout plan.  The new plan includes less running, more strength training and more yoga. 

Here is what my new workout plan looks like based off working out six days a week:

  • Back and Shoulders
  • Biceps and Tricpes
  • Pecs and Intervals
  • Legs and Intervals
  • Cardio- Running
  • Cardio- Other (not running)

Plus, yoga 4 days a week (I do hot yoga at home for a little over a hour) and ab work two days a week.

I think refocusing my workouts on strength  and yoga and not cardio will be a great much needed change.  My hips and knees will be so happy to get a break from all the pounding they go through from running.  As much as I will miss it, I will still be getting in one run a week and quick interval runs as well.

In addition, we usually walk the puppy 2-4 miles every day, so I will still be getting in enough calorie burning activity. 

Ok, enough about my workouts, here are some foods I ate over the weekend.  The Husband had a friend from college out in AZ so we went from the Husband and the Ladies (my mom and aunt) to me and the guys. 

Friday morning I had a screw driver with my eggs and they guys had blood Mary’s.


Friday afternoon we went to the Firehouse Kitchen for happy hour.  I had white wine and we all split an order of calamari for an appetizer.


After our appetizer, we headed over to the downtown Sushi restaurant.  I had never been there but I loved everything about the place and will definitely be back!


The sushi was fabulous!  I really liked this fish platter they served this roll on!  : )


After sushi, we headed over to a local bar called Coyote Joe’s.  The Husband and I hadn’t been there in years (we typically don’t hang out at bars).

I liked the live music outside, although it was freezing.  After I took this pic, I decided to call a cab.  The boys were having a little too much fun!  : )


Saturday, the boys headed up to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch college basketball.  That didn’t sound fun to me, so I stayed home to clean and do laundry.  I also wanted to hang out with little Quincy! 

Sunday morning, the Husband and his buddy went out to breakfast at Wild Flower.  I didn’t feel like going, so I had him pick me up a Asian Chicken Salad.  I felt like I hadn’t been getting in enough vegetables so I had a salad for breakfast.

It was huge and I could only eat half.


The Husband’s friend had to leave Sunday afternoon.  Before he had to go, we made flank steak fajitas.  I had one stuffed with loads of vegetables. 


After we dropped Tim off, we ran a few errands and then it was time to get home and watch the Oscars!  I was more into the fashion this year since I didn’t see any of the nominated movies this past year except for The Social Network and Inception.  As much as I wanted to stay up and watch the whole show, by 8:45, I was so exhausted form hosting company for the last week and a half, I feel asleep. 

Dinner last night was an Ezekiel pita with jalapeño hummus.

This morning for breakfast I had a banana, 1/2 cup of coffee and a slice of low sodium Ezekiel bread with peanut butter. 

AM Snack was a Peach Chobani yogurt.

Lunch was the other half of my salad from yesterday and a Boca Burger on an Ezekiel Pita. 


Tonight we are going to a friends house for a little birthday party.  I’m sure it will be an early night though.  I might try and get in a little yoga before we go since we had a rest day today for working out.

Question:  Do you eat sushi?  What is your favorite thing to order when at a Japanese restaurant? 



Happy Birthday! 2/22

23 Feb

Today is my 28th, birthday.  I feel old.  Not really, but I think this is the first year I have thought that I am getting closer to the big 3-0. 

I started my day off right with a morning workout with the Husband.  I really wanted to stay in bed and snuggle Quincy, but knew I had better get my butt to the gym.  After our workout, I felt amazing and had an egg tortilla wrap for breakfast topped with fresh salsa.  I had to work a little this AM, but was home around noon to hang out with my little man, my mom and aunt.  While I was at work, I received red roses from the Husband.  They were a surprise and smell so delicious!



Birthday Table.  Look at the pretty long stem roses!


Last night we had Chinese food for dinner and today for lunch, we all had some leftovers.  To quote my Aunt “I’ve been thinking about lunch since I woke up,” she then proclaimed she was addicted to it.  She loved how fresh it was, how many vegetables they used and how it wasn’t greasy. 

If you live in Prescott, AZ you must try Chi’s Cuisine immediately!  : )


After lunch, we went to the square downtown and did a little shopping.  We then bumped into the Husband at the grocery store and headed home.  We decided to take my Aunt to some cool rocks right by our house to take some pictures. 



After we got back, we got ready for dinner and headed to Bin 239.  I love the ambience of this place.  We had some wine and shared some food! 

Bakes Brie as an Appetizer.  We all agreed it was amaze-a-bells!


I had the Seafood Duo.  The scallops were out of this world good


The Husband had the Bin Burger


Aunt Bette had the Salmon


And my Mom had a salad and margarita pizza


Then it was time to head home for some cake and presents!  : )


I had the best birthday ever and my favorite part was being surrounded by family!  There is nothing more I could ask for!