Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Ponytail Kinda day

The Workout

Yesterday's workout was great! It was a HIIT Leg Workout from Just what I was looking for! I do normally write my own workouts, but ever so often I like to do something different and look to other blogs for inspiration. I was not disappointed!!


I completed it with 30 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest for 5 rounds. I was toast by the fifth round but I maintained good form and completed as many reps as possible. It was a quick workout that I finished in about 20 minutes but I was sweating and my muscles were burning!! I highly recommend this workout and I have even put it back on my schedule for next Friday!!

I completed this workout at home while Nathan was gone. When he got home I was still rather worn out. But I had dinner ready to go and we sat down and ate together. When we were done he looked at me with all the seriousness in the world, gave me a hug and said, "I really, really love you. But I do not like your hair in a ponytail."

UHH!! What?!?! Excuse me?? Who just kicked her own tail trying to stay fit? Who just washed up and made you an amazing dinner?? Who is gunna clean the kitchen now that we're done?? Yea that's right! The girl in the ponytail!! Deal with it! He laughed and said it was okay to put it up to work out.... Well thanks for the permission...... ;)

I'm just saying if you look cute during or after a work out, you are not doing it right. I look like a mess! And I'm proud of it! It shows my hard work! Sweat like a pig, look like a fox!! =)

Oh well he is a guy.... he doesn't understand the hair schedule.....

This is my day-ish......

The Dinner

Last night I made my 'healthy' Buffalo Chicken. I put healthy in quotation marks because it really depends on what your definition of healthy is.

I pitch my tent in the camp that says butter is healthier than margarine. The camp that says cream is healthier than whole wheat. The camp that says that eggs (yes even the yolk) are healthier than grains.

My camp would love this recipe!!

2 Chicken Breasts
1 T Butter
Frank's Hot Sauce or Buffalo Sauce to taste
Crushed Red Pepper

I cook the chicken breasts in water on med high heat until almost done, by then there is usually only a small amount of water in the pan. I melt the butter add the hot sauce, pepper, and crushed red pepper and continue cooking until the chicken is done.

The End!! So simple

I put a little bit of ranch on top and serve it on a bed of lettuce and cucumber. I had a side of steamed veggies and two hard boiled eggs. Yummy. This is probably my favorite way to eat chicken!! Plus I only ever eat half of one chicken breast so I have the other have for lunch the next day! Which is today! Well..... this day just got a whole lot better!!

The Breakfast

My hubby has to put up with a lot from me. First the ponytail, and then the blender at 7am..... Poor guy.

But I can't help it! I love smoothies! And today, at 64*, is the warmest day we are going to have for the rest of the year!! Starting tomorrow, it gets chilly and stays chilly. So I thought I would hang onto the cold morning smoothie as long as I could.

It looks a little strange in my green cup, but I promise it is my favorite: Peanut Butter Cup!! With a scoop of protein powder to keep me full till lunch!

Today is my rest day so I won't be working out. Although, since, as stated above, this is the last warm day for a while, I may go for a walk. Just for fun=)

Do you still run/walk/jog outside when it gets cold?


  1. 7am blender - ha! At our old house, I would put the blender in the basement for early morning smoothies :P

    1. I'm sure if we had a basement he would have kicked my blender out of the kitchen a long time ago!! haha!

  2. Thanks for sharing the WOD!!! and way to push yourself!

    1. Thanks for writing it! It is easily one of my favorites!!

  3. Thanks for sharing the WOD!!! and way to push yourself!