Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Workout Update & Recipes Needed

Happy Wednesday!

How is everyone doing this week so far?  I’ve been just ok, nothing to brag about, nothing to complain about.  I really need to find something different to do once a week or so.  I go to work and I go to the gym.  On occasion, I may hang out with family or friends.  But I need to do something different.  I’m thinking maybe join a team of some sort, maybe a summer sports team?  The problem is…I’m horrible at all sports! … (yes, all sports!)  I’ll ponder this issue and get back to you.

I kind of miss taking my sign language classes.  I may look into that again for the fall semester.

I did start to paint my living room.  The key work here is “start”.  I painted about 85% of one wall a few weeks ago and stopped!  Note to self:  Finish home improvement projects! 

As I posted on Sunday, I did the Shamrock Shuffle 8k.  My official time was 48:04.  That’s a definite improvement from the previous two years of 50:27.  I actually think I could have done better.  It was solid people almost the whole way through.  I kept having to try to dodge around people and several times (even after 4 miles) would have to stop running because I couldn’t get around all the people! 

It was such a gorgeous day that it seemed every runner that registered showed up!  I finished in 12,500th place out of 32,000 finishers!  That’s better than half, I’ll take it.  My cousin Nick improved his time too!  By over a minute!  Way to go Nick!

In other workout news, I went to a new gym class last Monday night.  It was a kickboxing boot camp.  I do another kickboxing class at the gym, but it’s always good to try something new.  And she KILLED me!  Boot camp it was!  We were up doing kickboxing stuff, then the next minute we were down on the ground doing pushups, mountain climbers (do you know what those horrible things are?), and jacks in pushup position!  Then back up to kickboxing and so it repeats!  Pure torture!  And I’m feeling it!  This will be a definite Monday class for sure!        

NEEDED:  Recipes!  Easy ones with little ingredients.  I need to start cooking more.  Any recommendations on your favorite ones?  I don’t eat any seafood though.  Other than that, would love to hear your suggestions!  


  1. here is an easy one:
    Crockpot Mexican Chickan

    2 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 pkg. taco seasoning
    2 cans of black beans
    1 jar of chunky salsa
    fat-free cheese (optional)
    chopped cilantro to taste

    Spray crock with non-stick cooking spray. Put chicken in bottom of crockpot. Sprinkle chicken with taco seasoning. Pour in salsa. Pour beans over salsa Cook on low for 6-8 hours. take 2 forks and shred chicken pieces add cilantro. top with cheese. Let melt. Easy as pie!

  2. Ooo I love getting recipes too. Here is my favorite dish... and it's so easy!

    Salsa chicken
    Preheat oven to 350
    place chicken breast in baking pan (I even put nonstick foil in the pan so I don't have to clean the pan!)
    spread Pace Picante salsa on chicken
    Bake for 25 minutes
    Remove from oven and sprinkle shredded mexican cheese on top
    Bake for 3 minutes

    We usually make some Spanish rice on the side!! (Uncle Ben's easy rice in the packets!)

    Such a yummy mexican dish!

  3. Congrats on your race, Amanda! I hear ya on the home improvement projects! I often leave many unfinished :|
    I know my Recipe Page on the blog isn't quite updated, but you can check it out for some recipes. Everything I make is easy and usually done in less than 20-30 minutes!

  4. Love that you beat half of the competitors!!

    I just posted a bacon and broccoli quiche - you could have it for breakfast with fruit or lunch with a salad - 1/4 of the pie is only 6 WW points!

    Happy Friday!

  5. Thanks everyone! I'll try them!