Monday, November 29, 2010

Novemer 29, 2010

Today was a day full of frenzied working to make sure I got everything taken care of before my 4 days off that I have due to my mom's visit. Her flight came in this afternoon and when she got here we went to the commissary and the Navy Exchange to get gorceries and other necessities. 
We ended up getting organic mac and cheese, coffee for her morning routine, oatmeal, salad, tea, water, yogurt, many veggies and ranch dip, many many fruits including red plums, danjou pears, kiwifruit, bananas, and something I've never tried before, a pummelo--it looks like a huge lime. We also got things to make dinner this week as well, but you'll see that as we make it :)

For luch today before I picked up mom from the airport, one of my coworkers decided to go to a lunchwagon near the hospital and get lunch for everyone. I tried something very different that I have never tasted before. It was a Japanese dish called chicken sukiyaki, and it looked like this:

Chicken sukiyaki
This dish consisted of sliced chicken, various veggies, and rice noodles. It was just okay.

For dinner we had turkey burgers.


Meat mixture

Zach's specialty: fried onion strings

My plate :)

We're hitting the gym at a bright and early 7 a.m. tomorrow, and we'll figure out the dinner menu at some point throughout the day.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lazy Day: November 28, 2010

Didn't really do much today, no workout or cooking, just a lot of snacks. My mom is coming to Hawaii to visit us, she arrives tomorrow afternoon, so we have mostly been prepping for that. You know, trying to get the house in order and nice looking. There will definitely be many a food and workout post (and fun Hawaii posts too!) this week though, as my mother is just as interested in health and fitness as I am. She is amazing and has recently lost over 30 pounds. I am very excited to see her tomorrow and see how far she has come in her weight loss and fitness journey :) She says she still has about 15 pounds to lose, but I know she'll look great.

On the dinner menu tomorrow: Turkey burgers with some side dish that has yet to be determined.

Until then, here's one of my favorite things I consumed on Thanksgiving:
YAY for red velvet cupcakes!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

On the menu: November 27, 2010


Yay tacos. Flour tortillas for me and crunchy shells for the hubby. Here are some pictures of the process:

Browning the turkey
Zach making the taco seasoning

Finished taco seasoning

Turkey: post seasoning

Beans and rice, a necessity for any taco dinner

Hubby making himself a margarita

Taco fixings :)

pre folding


For the seasoning, Zach uses flour, cornstarch, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, pico de gallo seasoning and black pepper. Spicy and delicious.

The Beginning-November 27, 2010

I am starting this blog as a way to keep track of my workouts. I believe that it will also motivate me to continue to work out and be active and fit. This blog will most likely also end up being a little bit of a food/everyday life blog as well. I enjoy going to classes at the gym. The classes that I attend (with my gym buddy) are Zumba and Bootcamp on Mondays and Wednesdays, respectively. On Tuesday, Thursday, and some Fridays, I meet up with my gym buddy Tammy and I do the elliptical while she bikes or runs, then we go hardcore in the weight room, hahaha, and last week I started adding the bike to the end of my workouts. On the weekends, I normally try to hike with my husband Zach and Tammy and her husband Matt. I recently invested in a Polar FT4 heart rate monitor and I LOVE it. It's the best addition to my workout ever. While I do not count calories or diet obsessively like some people, I just HAVE to know how many calories I burn in a workout. I like to keep track of it and try to improve on my amount of calories burned and my cardiovascular endurance.