Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MARCH 14TH 2011

Hey y’all!

So, I’m sure you are wondering where my bikini blog has been and why I haven’t posted any updates, right?  I can assure you, I have a great reason for this! 

I thought I was being smart and I downloaded this application on my cell phone, which was AMAZING for about 3-4 days!  This program allowed me to enter in and record my calorie goals, the food/calories that I consumed for each meal, and also the type of exercise I did that day along with the number of calories I burned.  My thinking was that I would record this in the program for a few days and then transfer it over to my blog for you all with accurate calorie counts, etc.  A few days ago, I went to the program to begin transferring the information in my blog and for every single day there was information missing on what exercises I did that day and 2-3 meals/snacks were missing from each day.  I have tried everything I know to recover that missing information so that I can have complete entries for you but I cannot locate it.  I have a pretty good memory but unless I write it down, I can’t remember what I ate yesterday much less the week before.  It could be operator error but I have come to the decision that I am going to start back keeping up with my food the old fashion way…in my notebook with pen and paper. 

I want to apologize for this lapse of blog entries.  I have part of the days logged but that’s all! So, I’m going to begin my new entries from yesterday. 

Here you go!!!

March 14, 2011

I had a late writing appointment last night so I didn’t get to bed until 12:30am.  I knew going to bed that I wouldn’t make it to my 6am TASK class today.  I slept until probably 7:30am. 

I woke up and had a bowl of oatmeal with fresh strawberries in it and some coffee.  Mama brought home a bag of vanilla flavored Starbucks coffee the other day so I made it.  It is good and makes the whole house smell like vanilla!

Cosmo had to get his shots today at 10:30am so we left at 10am.  He did SO GOOD!  Every other time I have taken him to the vet he has been so nervous but he really connected with the doctor that saw him today!  I got back home around 11:30am and was hungry for lunch!  I fixed myself a turkey sandwich on low-calorie whole wheat bread.  On my sandwich I had turkey, low-fat cheese, mustard, and lettuce.  I ate some POP NATURAL chips on the side with those. Mama discovered these new chips and you can have 23 chips for about 120 calories.  They are all-natural and taste really great.  I’m not sure what they are made out of but I will check that out and let you know! 

I worked from home today on lots of things I needed to do from my computer.  I had a couple of scheduled calls I had to make and around 2:30pm I was hungry again!  
I had some almonds and Vitamin Water Zero while I worked from the computer.  So many places have the vitamin water on sale right now.  Publix is 10 for 10.00 and Kroger has it for .49 a bottle if you buy 10 and you have a Kroger Plus card!  I’m going to Kroger tomorrow to stock up!!  There are a few new flavors in the Vitamin Water Zero that I like now.  Probably my favorite is the strawberry-guanabana.  At 3:30pm, I went to the gym to do some cardio.  I chose the Stairmaster today.  I did 45 minutes of interval training and was soaked!  There was a man waiting to use the machine after me and I felt so bad that I had sweated all over it.  I cleaned it real good for him! 

I headed back to my house to change into different workout clothes.  Since I missed TASK class this morning, I wanted to make sure I made it to Kickboxing tonight.  At 5pm, I had a think thin protein bar and vitamin water.  From 6-7pm, I took Anita’s kickboxing class!  I was so HAPPY I made it to the class!  It was a tough one tonight and there were about 24 people in class!  That’s a bunch which makes it even more fun!! 

After class, I hurried home to watch the Bachelor Finale.  I missed about 20 minutes, but I made it in time for most of it!  I am telling you, I am hooked on that show!

Mama made chicken stir-fry for dinner.  NO RICE…just veggies. While I was waiting on the stir-fry to cook, I had some mixed nuts and a few more of those all-natural chips.  I drank vitamin water with my stir-fry and had a sugar-free Jello for dessert. 

It’s about 10:30pm now and I should be asleep.  I stayed up and watched the “After the Finale Rose” show.  I’m going to bed soon cause I have chains in the morning!  


Monday, March 7, 2011

MARCH 4, 2011 - CRS

I knew today was going to be a long day with the CRS show starting at 11pm tonight so I thought about sleeping in a little but I knew I wouldn’t go back to the gym later.

So, I woke up at 5am. I had a breakfast of an oatmeal pack, fresh blueberries, & almonds.  I left the house at 5:30am for the gym.

From 6-7am, I took the Sick Monkey class and from 7-7:30am, I did a short run on the road.

At 9am, I had my post workout meal and it was an egg white omelet with low-fat cheddar cheese.

I had lunch at home today too.  Around 1pm, I ate a turkey sandwich on whole wheat with a side of broccoli and some pita chips.

After lunch, I had rehearsal with the band for the CRS After Party show that happened tonight.  My rehearsal was at 3pm and it went GREAT!! 

Around 3:30pm, I had a Luna bar and headed home to get ready for the show. I had a few almonds around 5pm and at 8pm; I picked up a black bean, white meat chicken salad from Calypso Café.

I left the house around 10:15pm for my show and was headed back home around midnight. 

I should have just gone to bed at 12:30 when I got home but I was hungry.  I had some more pita chips with hummus.  It is around 2am now and I’m heading to bed.  It was a great day and night!  Gnite!!

MARCH 3, 2011

I took off from all workouts today.  I knew it was going to be a busy day so I just focused on my work today and will get back on my workouts tomorrow!

I woke up at 7:30am this morning and had one pack of plain oatmeal and 2 egg whites.  I left the house at 8:30am because I had a meeting at 9am at Starbucks.  I had a tall pike place coffee there.

At 9:40am, I headed to the studio for my session with Gordon Mote.  I packed an apple for my snack and I had that around 11am. The session was over by 1pm and I was ready for lunch.  I went to a place in Brentwood called the Chill Spot.  It’s one of my favorite places in Nashville to have lunch.  I ordered a grilled chicken Philly wheat wrap without Swiss cheese and a side salad with citrus vinaigrette dressing on the side. 

At 4pm I had some almonds for my afternoon snack.
At 8pm, I had a can of Campbell’s light chicken and mushroom soup. I also had some blue corn chips and salsa. 

Today was a busy day so I didn’t have too much time to mess up my eating!  It felt good to take a day off from my workouts.  I think I need to do that at least one day a week.  I did dance the cha cha slide with my sister tonight and that actually felt like cardio!  It was fun!!    

March 2, 2011

I woke up in a panic today!!  I totally forgot to set my alarm last night and happened to hear Mama’s alarm going off at 5:28am.  
I am normally driving to the gym by 5:30am, so I was rushing around and I actually made it out the door by 5:34am!  When I saw the time was 5:28am, I was so tempted to just sleep but I got up!

On the drive to the gym, I ate ½ of a Think Thin protein bar.
From 6-7am, I took Sick Monkey class and from 7-7:30am I ran 3 miles on the road.
After class, I stopped by Starbuck’s for a coffee and did some grocery shopping at Kroger. I spent 96.00 on food JUST for me!! This eating healthy stuff is EXPENSIVE, but I know it’s worth it! By 9am, I had my post-workout meal of an egg-white omelet with low-fat cheddar cheese. 

Today, I spent lots of time trying to decide on the Beatles song I would sing at the CRS after party on Friday night.  I decided on singing “Yesterday” and have been working on an arrangement for it all day.

At 1pm, I had a turkey sandwich with cheese on whole wheat bread and some blue corn tortilla chips with salsa.
At 4pm, I ate the other half of my protein bar and headed to my Bikram Hot yoga class. Class was from 430-6pm.  Great class tonight!!

At 6:30pm I had some more almonds while I waited to see what Lorie wanted for dinner.  Today is her actual birthday so we ate from Calypso Café. At 8pm I had a pulled bbq chicken breast plate with greens and black beans.

It’s about 10:15pm and I’m going to sleep!  
Tomorrow is going to be a great day for me!  I am working in the studio with Gordon Mote!  I haven’t seen Gordon in a few years and I just love his work and I love his soul!  He is a talented man and a wonderful person!! 

Good night!

March 1, 2011

I woke up ready to go at 5am this morning!  I told you I was excited about the new chains class beginning so it wasn’t a struggle at all for me to get out of the bed!!

At 5am, I had a 100-calorie pack of oatmeal with fresh blueberries on it and also a few almonds.   I used to eat oatmeal all of the time but kind of got out of the habit of eating it.  I’m going to try eating it again because I actually like it a lot and it’s very healthy for me.

From 6-7am, I did Chains class.  It was tough because I didn’t have chains at all last week.  We did a 4-chain station circuit and each station had 4 different exercises within it. We did each exercise for a minute and did the entire circuit several times and we also did an extra abdominal workout.  I normally try to run about 3 miles after chains, but today I needed to go home and rest! 

I waited a little too long to eat my post workout meal because I got busy with phone calls, emails, etc. Finally, around 9am, I had an egg white omelet with veggie sausage, low-fat cheddar cheese, and also a few more almonds. 

At 11am, I met my friend for a 4-mile road run.  We were talking the entire time and she kept saying we were running faster today, but I didn’t notice that until we were finished and my legs were SO SORE!  It was a beautiful day to run…I can’t wait for spring weather!! 

At 1pm, I had a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with mustard and hummus on it. I had some blue corn tortilla chips with my sandwich.
I was at the studio today from 2-7pm so I packed my snacks that I would need there. I have come to learn that when trying to eat healthy, it’s better to be prepared and have healthy options with you.  Otherwise, you will opt for an easier, unhealthy choice.
At 4:30pm, I had a Luna bar and at 6:45pm, I had more almonds.

Mama asked me to meet her at a Pilates class tonight, so I left the studio and was back at the gym for class from 7:30-8:30pm.
I was finally home by 8:45pm and I fixed me another egg-white omelet with peppers and low-fat cheese in it for dinner.
My body is worn out tonight. It’s about 9:45pm now and I’m headed to bed!  Good Night!!

FEBRUARY 28, 2011

Today I woke up at 5am and had a low-carb, low-sugar yogurt with fresh blueberries and a coffee. Danielle and I arrived at the gym for TASK class at 6am. TASK was a big circuit again.  We did about 15 different exercises for 45 seconds and a 15 second rest between each station. We did that circuit twice and then some more leg circuit exercises at the end of class.  I figured out today that I need to challenge myself more next week in TASK class.  I have not been working hard enough for the 45 seconds of work and I need to.  I want to be worn out by the end of the class and I really wasn’t today.  

After TASK, I did a yoga class from 7-8am.  I love taking this yoga class in the morning because I feel like it really starts my day off on the right foot!  I think I’ve probably mentioned that to you before, but I REALLY look forward to my Monday morning yoga class.

At 8:30am, I had another cup of coffee, two egg whites, and some low-fat cheddar cheese.

Around 11am, I had some cocoa almonds and around noon, I took Danielle to the airport. She went back to MN today.  Good news is she will be back soon!!! J

At 1pm, I met a friend for lunch at Calypso Café and had the Lucayan salad with a side of black beans.  I ate almost every bit of the food on my plate!  I was pretty hungry!!

Around 4pm, I had a few more almonds and also some roasted red pepper hummus with Stacey’s multi-grain pita chips.

I wasn’t really hungry tonight, but as I watched the Bachelor, I ate a can of Campbell’s Healthy Request, Cream of Mushroom soup and a couple slices of turkey. 

I’m about to go to bed now.  Chains starts back tomorrow morning and I’m SO excited about it.  I love my Chains classes!!  I feel like I did really great today! I am always motivated on Mondays…hope I can keep it throughout the rest of the week!  Gnite!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

FEBRUARY 27, 2011

I woke up at 8am this morning!  I thought I would’ve slept a little longer, but I guess my internal clock wakes me up!

At 8:30am, I ate a few cocoa almonds and had a cup of coffee.  Danielle slept in a little later than I did so when she got up at 10:30am, I ate breakfast.  I had two egg whites with Low-fat cheddar cheese, and another cup of coffee.

At noon, we ran a 5-mile run on the road. She is coming back to town for the ½ marathon in April, so we did part of the course so she would be familiar with it when she’s running it. It was a nice run down music row, the Vanderbilt area, and west end.  I loved it!

At 2pm, we went to taco Mamacita’s for lunch.  Of course, we had chips and salsa (am I addicted or what?), and then I had turnip greens, black bean & corn salad, and a rotisserie chicken breast.  Lunch was great!!

Tonight, we decided we did not need to eat out again so I just had some sliced turkey, couple pieces of cheese, hummus, and some pita chips. 

Today was kind of a relaxed day! My eating wasn’t great, but I wanted to just chill out with Danielle and do what she wanted to do.  I had an awesome weekend with her here! Sad she is leaving tomorrow. We are getting up at 5am so I’m heading to bed now and it’s before 10pm!! Gnite!

February 26, 2011

Today was a very busy day!  My friend Danielle is in town from Minneapolis and she loves working out as much as me so we packed our morning with workouts!

We woke up today at 7am.  I had a yogurt with blueberries and one cup of coffee.  We met two of my girlfriends on the trails at 8am and ran 4.5 miles. After our run, I ate an apple.  I love gala apples!  This was the first time Danielle has ever run trails and I think she loved it, despite the fact it was so muddy out there!

From 1030-1200, we did a Bikram hot yoga class.  I haven’t done hot yoga in at least a month so this class was challenging for me today.  After class, I was starving but still had a couple errands to run before we could eat lunch.
Finally at 2pm, we went to Calypso Café and I had the lucayan salad and black beans.  The lucayan salad has romaine lettuce, mandarin oranges, almonds, and chicken on it.  I asked for the light vinaigrette dressing on the side. 
After lunch, I was ready for a nap, but never really found a minute to sleep.  
At 5pm, I had a think thin protein bar. 
Tonight, we went out to celebrate Lorie’s birthday at Urban Flats. I’ve been looking forward to Urban Flats since we planned the party a few weeks ago.  Urban Flats has flatbread pizza and I LOVE IT!!  We all met at 8pm for her birthday and I ordered the Californian flatbread pizza.  It had chicken, goat cheese, spice walnuts, and a raspberry sauce on it!  I almost ate the entire pizza!  IT WAS SO AWESOME. Oh yeah, I also had red wine, some of the hummus appetizer, and a piece of Lorie’s strawberry birthday cake!  Becker’s Bakery in Nashville made the cake and it was great too!! 
After dinner, we all went out dancing for a little bit! I haven’t done that in years, but Lorie wanted to, so we did!  I probably got home around 12:30 or 1am.  Danielle and I were hungry again so we had chips and salsa right before we went to bed!! 

Today started off great on my plan!  I ate healthy and exercised and then tonight, I lost my will-power and ate whatever I wanted to eat!  I figured since it was my sister’s birthday I could celebrate too!  It was a fun night!  Gnite y’all!!