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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jacked Up Routine = Jacked Up Lisa

I LOVE having a routine. I THRIVE on routine. Although I enjoy the times we travel out of town for a few days, these times ALWAYS mess up my routine! BLAH! I feel so messed up this week...especially with my workouts.
 I missed my workout on Friday for travel. I thought about making up for it Saturday but we ended up having a jam-packed day of events. Then, we traveled back Sunday. Monday rolls around and work was insane. By the time I finished work, made dinner, and cleaned our gross house, it was almost time for Hip Hop. I typically go to the gym for some weight lifting before hip hop but it just couldn't happen yesterday.
I thought, ok, I'll do two workouts on Tuesday to make up for it. Didn't happen. Why, you ask? Work. It was insane again! What is going on?! We did our weekly agility class with Izzie and Angel tonight at 6 pm and I went to the gym afterwards. I was so stinkin' tired and hungry that I had energy for only one of the two workouts I planned on doing. This is so annoying (sorry for those who are listening to me rant and rave).
I'm praying so hard that work is less insane the rest of the week and that my mind can get some rest. In times like this, my head feels bloated! It's so weird. I'm also praying that I can catch up on my workouts because those make me feel physically better and help with my stress.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nashville :)

SO MANY MEMORIES from my years in Nashville. LOVE that city. It's where I went to grad school...where I perfected dropping it like it's hot...and where I met my boo. Jimmy and I returned to our favorite city this weekend for my friend Rachel's wedding. She looked so beautiful!

We jam-packed our time there with lots of friend time. After arriving Friday night and checking into our hotel, we went to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, Mazatlan's. We shared the biggest margarita EVER!
Well, maybe it was Lisa75/Jimmy 25 :) Boo was more focused on Jim Nachos:
We then met up with The Bresnahans at Tin Roof 2 where we were surrounded by lots and lots of cougars. The band must have noticed it too because they sang a song all about cougars...HILARIOUS!
The next morning we hit up our favorite smoothie place, 9 Fruits, and hung out there with some other friends. It was so awesome catching up with everyone. We then joined a bunch of Buckeyes to see OSU beat Michigan...HOLLA! That night, at the wedding, I had a mini reunion with some of my PT school classmates. We went through so much together!
My boo was so awesome that night. He talked to lots of people he didn't know and danced with me. I love you booski!
This was totally unexpected but we ended up spending most of the time at the wedding with Belmont Alum, Joy, and her husband, Tony. They were so much fun! We found out they are Sandals veterans and talked about going together. They also like the Colts! Yay!
After those festivities, we hooked up with Eric and Arash and one of my favorite places, Mafiaoza's.
  I can't wait to return to our favorite city to make more memories :)
 



Monday, November 19, 2012

Change

In my last post, I told y'all that I was going to start doing a daily devotional before I go to work in the morning. It's only been two days of work, BUT I'm doing it! For those looking for a daily devotional guide, I'm using My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers. You can find it on the internet here. Change.
 

I'm also starting to sense some changes in my body from the LSWW. I'm sore somewhere in my body daily so I must be doing something right! I feel like my arms are getting bigger which is kinda fun :) But my hip is still being a jerk. I didn't run on my running day last week because of it. BOO! I just need to be patient and let it heal. I'd rather not permanently injure myself.
 
One more thing, I'm insanely excited about some news I received over the weekend. This news will save me some change (of the bling bling kind). My sister, Shawna, and her boo, Jaimie, are coming to Ohio to see me next year!!! OMG! I am beyond happy to hear this. They live in Nebraska with their 4 kids along with my other sister and her 2 kids. I miss all of them SO MUCH! I usually fly out to see them once every year to year and a half. I would love to see them more often. So you can imagine my excitement when my sister told me the news. It will just be her and her hubby so it's party time people! lol. I'm just praying this all works out and that we can all have a great time :)
 
Last thought: 2 Hour Hip Hop Fitness tonight! Holla!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Commitment

Tonight, in my life group, we briefly talked about commitments. One of the things that came to my mind in that conversation was that I need accountability from someone or something when I make a commitment. I then figured out that is why I write things in my blog...it helps hold me accountable for what I say I want to do or accomplish (i.e. blogging about my marathon training, gluten free experiences, etc.). Our conversation went much deeper but here is another commitment I want to be held accountable for:
 
With my current work schedule, I haven't had to leave my house until around 9 am to see my first patient. I wake up in the 7 o'clock hour, roll out of bed around 8, make breakfast and coffee, and turn on The Today Show as I get on the internet. I want to edit that routine just a bit....let's try this one:
  • Wake up in the 7 o'clock hour
  • Roll out of bed around 8
  • Make breakfast and coffee
  • Read a daily devotional
 
Now that's a picture I want to take...this can only make me a better person.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Awesomeness

...that pretty much describes this week. I know stupid stuff happened this week but I can't remember most of it because the awesomeness outweighs the un-awesomeness. Ok, I'm finished with that word :)
Can we say, "GO COLTS!" Sunday, Jimmy took me to Indy so we could use the tickets he bought me for my birthday. BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER! I might have convinced him to go to one game each season :)

 
Monday, I made my official return to Hip Hop Fitness. I went the week before but felt crappy so I won't count that week. This week, I was all in and danced harder than ever! My LSWW went well and I pumped some crazy iron. I hate the deadlift a little less this week. I also ran for the first time since my marathon and it felt amazing! I changed things up a bit this morning and went to a spin class at the Y. Overall, great workout week.
We can't forget election day. I was proud of myself for voting (and for coordinating red, white, and blue into my outfit for the day):
Thursday, I did a presentation about fall risk at a senior apartment complex and followed that up with attending a health fair at another senior living place. What did I get out of it? Two more referrals for work which should put me up to my goal for # of visits per week! Holla!
Finally, today, I continued the quest of domesticating myself by:
 
1.Getting all of my Christmas stuff out of the basement and putting it out. This is not because I am a weirdo and doing it the first week of November...but I realized that I do not have a lot of free time the next few weeks. If I didn't do it today, it wouldn't get done (like last year).
 
2. Holding a baby in attempt to make it stop crying. I was at my sister-in-law's baby shower and her friend's baby was upset. I offered to hold it (GASP!) and did what I could to get her to be more calm. I was scared :-/
 
3. Cooking a meal from scratch. I made this recipe I repinned from Pinterest. Pan-Roasted Chicken With Lemon-Garlic Green Beans and Potatoes.
 

 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

GF Funk

I don't care what you Taco Bell haters think... I love the BEAN BURRITO!!
Yum, Yum and I want it NOW! But I can't :( I want one of those along with some chicken nuggets, brownies, lemon pound cake, texas toast...I could go on and on about all of the things I want and can't have.
I'm reminded of the time I cheated on my GF diet. It happened just two weeks into that lifestyle change. I had lemon pound cake and it was delicious...but I paid for it later that day and the next. I had the worst abdominal cramping. It hurt so bad. I remember that experience every time I want to cheat. Then I think, "Cane's would be insanely awesome right now."
MMMM! I need to learn to enjoy cooking. If you know how I can do that, I'm all ears :)


Saturday, November 3, 2012

LSWW- Week 1

For future reference, LSWW= Lean Sexy Woman Workout. This is the creator of the workout...and the woman I currently want to look like! LOL.
Jamie Eason
 
I haven't been this sore in SO LONG!!! Oh my goodness! It hurts so good :) I love being sore because I know my muscles are getting stronger (and hopefully bigger). If you go to this link, it gives you the 12 week workout.
So, week 1...2 days upper body, 2 days lower body/abs (I also do cardio at least 3 days). Good times. I haven't lifted weights like this for a few months because of marathon training so my body isn't sure what to think! I will be taking weekly pictures but will probably just post pics every 4 weeks...maybe a before/after type of thing to see if a difference is visible. Here's my starting point (I always feel STUPID posing for these pics but it's my way of holding myself accountable for doing my workouts!):

Needless to say, I have a long way to go before looking like Ms. Eason! Look at those scrawny legs...and that's post marathon training!
 
Dislikes so far:
- Bench Press (mainly because I suck at it and I'm a weenie)
-Deadlift...I just don't like it. Period.
 
Workout highlight of the week:
-My experience with the Asian chick at the gym. When I saw this girl, I thought she was a fitness model and was drooling over her muscles. I was watching her workout to see if she had some secret exercises I needed to know about. Sometime into my workout, I started doing lunges. When I finished, she walked up to me and asked me what muscles I was working. I told her. She then asked if I could show her how to do a lunge. My jaw sort of dropped and I was speechless...how does the Asian fitness model not know how to do a lunge?! All I could think to say to her was "Are you serious?" I told her she looked like she worked out and asked for her secret. She said it was mostly genetics and that she just recently started working out. IMPOSSIBLE! I was in shock. She asked me a lot of questions throughout my workout. I guess we can't all be that lucky :)


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gluten Free Chili Seasoning and "Cone-Bread"

 
I've never had great luck making homeade chili so I always resort to the seasoning packet at the store. I noticed last week that the packets at the store have wheat so I searched for a chili seasoning recipe and found this. Delish!
 
I also made some GF cornbread a.k.a. "cone-bread." You can get that recipe here.