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Monday, January 26, 2015

Workout Goals For the Week Wrap-Up | How'd I Do?

I have workout goals as I'm training for this next half marathon.  I want to be stronger overall for the next one.  So, I'm adding in more strength this time.    How'd I do last week?

Monday:  No workout
Tuesday:  Wanted to do Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown, but did a 20 minute Yoga DVD by Sara Ivanhoe instead.  Needed that extra 10 minutes for other things on Tuesday!  Still a pretty good workout and I love that it has Eagle Pose and Twists.
Wednesday:  "Walked" 52 minutes on my step.  Didn't make the full hour, but I'll take what I can get right now.
Thursday:  No workout, working on organizing my closet and craft room.
Friday:  Supposed to walk six miles, which we have decided when we can't track actual distance, will be an hour and half walk.  Ended up doing about an hour and five minutes.  Had some time constraints again since I needed to get the house cleaned up for an appraisal.

Saturday:  Off

Sunday:  Sara Ivanhoe 20 Minute Yoga video again.

This week on the half marathon training schedule, mileage is pretty low. . . .supposed to do "3 miles" today and tomorrow and 4 miles on Wednesday and Friday, with cross-training on Thursday and Saturday.  I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say I'm probably not going to fit a workout in next Saturday.  We'll see!  

Did you meet your workout goals last week?



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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog


Hello!  I'm participating in the Grow Your Blog hop that Vicky from 2 Bags Full is hosting this week!

I actually have four blogs that I write on sometimes.  This blog is where I talk about fitness, healthier foods (than I talk about on the other blogs), fashion, beauty, being over 40, things I want to accomplish, gray hair, fun I've had with friends, fashion sewing projects (if I could ever make the time for them!), etc.

Oh yeah. . . . .. I also talk about how my training for my next half marathon is going.  For some reason, last August while a friend and I were sitting on this beach
I decided I wanted to walk a half marathon~~there's no running for me after having a 10 pound baby~~some of you know what I mean.  That friend and I :


sat on that beach with her smart phone and started trying to find a half marathon to walk.  We couldn't find one that worked with her work schedule right then, so I did a little more looking that night and found the one that we're doing in Nashville in April.  So excited!  We started training at the end of August and found another one that we could walk in November of last year.  We walked that one and I da*n near died.  No, I'm kidding.  But it was tough.  I think it was too tough though because we did too much during our training.  We did too many high-mile walks before our actual half marathon and I think that was a mistake.

At any rate. . . .. Welcome to my blog!  I'm glad you're here.  Please leave me a comment and I'll be back to visit.  






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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bok Choy and Lettuce Salad with Sardines and Mustard Vinaigrette

On my Meal Plan this week, I was supposed to have a pasta dish that was inspired by a Sardine Sandwich which we saw on one of Anthony Bourdain's shows.  The sandwich had sardines, boiled egg and red onion on it.  Instead of converting it to a pasta dish, I decided to convert it to a salad.  I just got some bok choy in that organic fruit and veggie haul yesterday, so I decided to include it in this salad.  I used a mustard vinaigrette recipe that I found on allrecipes.com.
as the dressing.  Also, I still had some avocados I needed to use, so we put those in as well.

We used:
1 head bok choy, cut into 1" pieces
1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped or ripped
1 1/2 avocado, diced
1/4 red onion, sliced thin
2 stalks green onion, cut into pieces
2 cans of sardines packed in water
4 eggs, hard-boiled and sliced
Homemade Whole Wheat Croutons

Put all salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss.  Heat heavy pan with 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil (I know you're not supposed to cook it at high heat--oh well!)  over Medium High Heat.  When pan is hot, place sardines in pan and cook 2 minutes on each side.  Separate salad into 4 bowls and place sardines and croutons on top.  Drizzle the mustard vinaigrette on top.

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED how this turned out.  I think we'll keep this in the rotation.  Although, I do recommend that you don't cook it on nights that you're going to have friends over.  Now we are trying to whoosh out the fish smell by burning about a million candles.  So worth it though.

Do you have any sardine recipes that you enjoy?  We're always looking for more.  Feel free to leave links in the comments below.




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