Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Today is our 5th wedding anniversary! We are no longer considered newlyweds. Wow, 5 years seems like a long time, but honestly, I can't remember not being married to Adam. It's weird (but good of course). Adam let me open my present this morning. He got me a new running outfit for the Peachtree and a spa massage when we are on vacation next month. I can't wait. My back has been bothering me so I am very excited about the massage. I have a bad lower back from a gymnastics injury and I think I injured it when I was water skiing a couple weeks ago. I took it easy for a couple of days and it was feeling a lot better. Yesterday though, I seemed to have tweaked it again. It is really bothering me today. I am supposed to run another 8 miler tomorrow. I hope I am up for it. You know how I am enjoying my long runs right now. :)
I haven't given Adam his gift yet. He will get it tonight after the Braves game. I got him a "Journey with the Gentle Giants." He will be swimming in the 6.3 million gallon tank at the Georgia Aquarium. Adam and I both love snorkeling when we are on vacation, so I thought this would be really neat for Adam. My dad volunteers at the aquarium and he has done both snorkeling and scuba diving at the aquarium. The cool thing about the snorkeling is that the whale sharks stay at the top, so my dad actually got hit by a dorsel fin. Wow, how cool is that!!! They also provide you with an air tank even if you are snorkeling so you don't have to worry about getting water in your snorkel. I hope he likes it. I'll let you know. ;)
This collage was done by the people who did our wedding. I highly recommend them! They were fabulous and we even got them to do Hope's 6th month portraits at the house. If you need a great photographer, give them a call.
We're married (June 26, 2004)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
So I decided today, I would throw in a quick run. I ran around work and don’t usually do this so I didn’t have a good path to take. Half of my run didn’t have a sidewalk and it is too busy to run in the streets. I was running on grass that came up to my mid-thigh. It was interesting. My first mile is usually my slowest. It takes me a good mile to get warmed up and I usually have a negative split no matter how far I run. Not today! Weird! I blame it on the hills and the running in the grass. It was freeing though. I didn’t have the jogging stroller, which now almost 100% of my runs include (not a bad thing, but it’s very heavy). It was just me and my iPod. As I was running through the tall grasses, I felt like I was running through an open field in Kenya (minus the traffic). It was rather relaxing. Anyway, I got my run in and feel much better. I got my fix for the day, if you will. :)
I had a little extra time so I decided to do some abs. I usually do abs on Tuesdays and Thursdays but since I didn’t run yesterday, I never did my abs (I know, it’s a lame excuse). I have been doing Ab Ripper X, which is very hard, but I know my abs are not as strong as they were pre-pregnancy so I know I need to work on that. Most of the time, after a long run, my abs hurt. I think it’s because my core just isn’t as strong right now as it was before little Hope. Well I didn’t have the DVD with me, so I did my old ab workout. It’s not that difficult, but it was one I did most of the time before I got pregnant. Well the good news is I did it, but it was hard for me today. It didn’t kill me so that’s good. I think my abs are getting stronger. Yeah!
We are headed to my mother-in-law’s lake house tonight so it should be a fun weekend putting Hope into the lake and seeing how she does. Good thing I got that ab routine in since it will be my first time in a bathing suit since Hope was born. :)
Have a good weekend!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Today I want to make sure I get lots of healthy veggies in and whole foods, not processed ones.
Breakfast - Small slice of homemade banana nut oat bread and about 3/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt (and my decaf coffee with light soy milk)
Snack - Cottage cheesecake (Got this recipe from the Naturally Thin book, it's basically 1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese, 2t semi-sweet chocolate chips and a splash of almond extract)
Lunch - Big salad including (field mixed greens, red bell pepper, roma tomato, cucumber, green olives, real parmesean cheese shavings, and a dollup of spicy hummus). I topped it with a lowfat asian dressing.
Snack - Stoneyfield nonfat yogurt (Black cherry is my favorite right now) and some Mulit-Grain Cheerios mixed in
Dinner - Veggie chili on top of a baked potato and maybe a little cheese on top too and some sugar snap peas
Snack/Dessert - I will try to refrain, but if I am hungry, I will have some ice cream
Exercise - Rest day for me. I am currently "training" for the Peachtree and I ran yesterday.
So last night was a treat. I made Bricked Rosemary Chicken and Baked Mac and Cheese. I did not follow these recipes completely; I made it a little healthier. For the chicken, I used less oil, and when I ate it, I didn't eat the skin. For the mac and cheese, I used skim milk instead of whole, less butter than it called for (I only used 2T instead of 6) and some of the cheese was reduced fat (not all though). I also kept my portions small and didn't have an afternoon snack to compensate for this heavier meal. Was it worth it??? Absolutely! Adam said it was the best meal I had ever made. He loved it! It's always night to get those kind of compliments. It keeps me in the kitchen. :) So we have leftovers of both, but I already have plans for the chicken and the mac and cheese will probably get eaten for lunch by one of us.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Monday - Leftover pizza from last night (my dad brought it over when he came to see Hope) and a salad
Tuesday - Chicken under a Brick, Baked mac and cheese, and sugar snap peas
Wednesday - Veggie chili over baked potatoes and probably another salad
Thursday - Pasta with Tomato Pesto (Cook's Illustrated recipe new this month) and a salad
Friday - Cottage cheese and noodles
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Breakfast - Kashi Vive and skim milk
Lunch - Homemade Tuna Salad Salad with reduced fat salad dressing
Snack - Baked Cheetos and sparkling water
Dinner - Enchilada Casserole and some broccoli with lowfat cheese sauce
Snack - I bought some new ice cream, so I will probably have to try it tonight. :)
I am exhausted. Hope and I had a very busy and productive day, so I am hoping to get to bed early tonight.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Monday - Gnocchi with marinara and rotisserie chicken and salads
Tuesday - Enchilada Casserole
Wednesday - Pepper Jack Chicken (crockpot meal)
Thursday - On your own (I'll be at the NKOTB concert) :)
Friday - Either leftovers (if there are any) or Cottage cheese and noodles
Obviously, I'll have sides with these, but I can pull those together a little easier than the entrees.