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November 2011

Give Thanks

J and I hosted our 1st Thanksgiving last week. My parents drove in from Iowa on Wednesday evening, so we got cook, shop, and eat, eat, eat together for the whole weekend! As far as the menu was concerned, I stuck with a few traditional favorites, swapped out some old recipes for healthier alternatives, and even found [...]

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Wow, it’s been a LONG time since I last posted! I guess I got preoccupied with *finally* figuring out my first semester back in school and preparing to host my parents for Thanksgiving here in Milwaukee (more on both of these later). Insanity has been put on a hiatus for the foreseeable future. The type [...]

Tomorrow’s a New Start

Well, today was a first. I skipped Insanity. I wish I had a good excuse, but I don’t. I got dressed, went downstairs, started the DVD, got 6 minutes into the warm-up, annnnnnnnnd bailed. I just walked away. I was in a bit of a funk, and I just wasn’t mentally motivated to make it [...]

Week 2: Truckin’ Through

Well, I’m 2 workouts away from rounding out week 2 of Insanity! Overall it’s been a really good week. Like I said before, this week’s workouts are all repeats….. until tomorrow when we add Abs into the mix. Yep, that’s right. Not 1 session per day, but 2! Just thinking about an entire workout devoted [...]

Loving Lentils

Last night I tried a new recipe from SkinnyTaste - Lentil and Chicken Soup! I think it’s safe to say that I’ve never willingly eaten lentils. I have a bad habit of assuming I won’t like things that I’ve never had (a bad habit that I am trying very hard to overcome). My sister was [...]

Somethin’ Sour?

I’ve read several articles recently touting the benefits of drinking hot lemon water in the morning. Apparently it gives your metabolism a jumpstart and is a great cleansing agent. I decided to give it a try in lieu of my routine coffee. As far as lemon water and coffee compare, both drinks are hot. Annnnnnnnd that’s about [...]

When J and I moved to Milwaukee, we started a Wisconsin Bucket List which includes all sorts of “Wisonsin-y” things to do (most of which include food and/or beer). We made quite a bit of progress checking things off our list this summer - riding the Milwaukee loop, visiting the Joan of Arc chapel, and [...]

Insanity Week 1- Check!

Well, week 1 of Insanity is over and I SURVIVED! My body has adjusted to this new exercise regimen, and I no longer wake up too sore to move - yay! J and I did our last couple of workouts together. I really like having him there to push me. I find myself taking fewer [...]

Catching up in the Kitchen

I’ve realized that doing Insanity is only half of the fitness battle. Adopting a healthy diet is going to be just as important to see results - here’s my new favorite breakfast to get my day started on the right foot: Stonyfield French Vanilla Yogurt (1/2 container) Bear Naked Vanilla Almond Crunch (1/4 C) Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Mint Coffee [...]

Pure Cardio

The title says it all - today was Pure Cardio. It was the normal 9 minute warm up, but then Insanity went into a 15 minute, no nonsense, cardio ass kicking. The DVD went straight through, but I had to stop periodically for water breaks. Hopefully as I advance through the weeks, I’ll be able [...]

Facing your Food

I have another great app to share. You know how most diets suggest you track what you eat, well My Fitness Pal makes this daunting task super simple. You set your daily caloric intake goal, enter in all of the food and beverage you consume throughout the day, add in any exercise you complete, and [...]

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