It Takes Two

17 Jun

Two a Days Workouts

Since it’s summer, and I’m a teacher, I get to have a little flexibility with my schedule. My workout routines lately have allowed for two-a-days. In the morning I’ll do a cardio workout, which today was 1 hour spin class. In the evenings I’ll do a HIIT training/ strength workout from Jess at Blonde Ponytail. I’ve been in the routine of doing HIIT training for awhile now…You’d think it would get easier. But it doesn’t. Each day is a new day, and each day has battles all its own. This goes with CrossFit’s mantra “Better than Yesterday”- meaning, each day you need to challenge yourself and push harder.

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I used my new gymboss timer for my HIIT workout tonight!! So far I like it. Perfect timing too, since I dropped my iPone and cracked it to smithereens!

Speaking of CrossFit…The YMCA near my house just started  a certified CrossFit program! There aren’t any CrossFit gyms in my area, so I’m really happy about this. Wednesday they are demoing their classes to the public and answering questions. I am totally going. They are also having a huge concert…the band “Verve Pipe” (you know…”We were only Freshmen”) is going to be there too. Now just to convince Ryan to let us join…

Two Dogs…Too Crazy.

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Raw Hides are their preferred treat, but Carrots will do just fine too 🙂

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Gracie decided that she needed a doggie door…She burst through the screen door (full blast). I’m still debating if I should fix it or just call it my “Redneck Doggie Door”…

Cooking For Two

Ryan and I have completely different diets. I need to be careful about what I eat for allergy purposes, whereas he can pretty much eat anything. However, he can tell a huge difference when he eats healthier. Oh! By the way. I got my blood work done and prior to HIIT training and clean eating, my bad cholesterol was higher than it should be. Since my fitness and diet habits have changed, my cholesterol is now low! Whoop whoop! 🙂

Anyways…it was Whole Wheat, Lean Spaghetti for Ryan tonight, and Tilapia and Broccoli Slaw for me. Here’s what I did:

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Whole Wheat Spaghetti Ingredients:

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1/2 lb lean beef

1 cup spinach

1/4 cup mushrooms

1/4 cup red onions

pinch of M Salt, Cayenne Pepper, and Cilantro

1 serving of Whole Wheat Pasta

1/2 cup Marinara Sauce

2 tbs shredded low fat parmesan cheese (to top it off)

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Boil the water on a Med heat and add pasta for 11 min or until “al dente”

Brown the meat in a little olive oil. Add the seasonings, onions, broccoli slaw, and spinach. Sauté.

Combing ingredients in a big bowl and add marinara sauce.

This was so easy…I think I should have called it “Lazy Girl’s Gourmet”. It was Husband approved. The little bit of cayenne pepper added a nice kick!

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My Fish (or again…”Lazy Girl’s Recipe”):


I piece Tilapia

pinch of M Salt and Cilantro

1/4 cup broccoli slaw

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I cooked the Tilapia for 3min/ each side, and just sautéed the slaw in a pinch of olive oil.

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I topped it off with a little of Bolthouse Farms’ Ranch Yogurt. So delish! And Super easy.

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Total cooking time for Both dinners (simultaneously cooked) 25 min. Not too shabby.

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Other Yummy Eats from today:

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Breakfast: Chocolate Banana Protein Shake and a HUGE Grapefruit. 24 oz ice water

Lunch: Open Faced Omelet and 1/2 bag baby carrots. 24 oz ice water

Snack Attack: 2013-05-09 20.29.16

I actually had two one after lunch and one after dinner. So addicting.

I still didn’t get my food menu up and running yet. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day to get to the grocery store. It would be nice to find some strategies for finding deals on healthy food. Can you believe how pricy good, wholesome food is these days! Yikes.

How about you? Any food thrift advice?



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