I highly enjoy Pinterest. I”m sure I spend way too much time on there. I just really enjoy it. So I thought it would be nice to start sharing things I find on there and actually try. Anyone can see what I pin but I’m going to share things I actually try. First up-Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring from the Jones Way.
I made this last Saturday for the Men’s Breakfast at church. So technically I didn’t get to try I only made it. However, my wonderful hubby came home and told me it received a lot of compliments so that’s good enough for me. It was super simple too (which is great since I was making it at like 5:45 in the morning). I did omit the nuts because I’m not a nut person and wasn’t going to buy some just for this. I would definitely make it again.
I’m hoping that not all of these kinds of post will be about food but I’ll give you a heads up that the next one might be about this because that is what is for supper tonight.
Well I have done fairly well exercise wise this week. I have decided to follow Sparkpeople’s 7 day bootcamp as I can continue to do C25K with it. Today I did week 6 day 1 of C25K. I am eyeing up two 5ks with hopes of doing at least 1 of them. Today is also the last day I am stepping on the scale for awhile. It has been creeping upwards for at least the last month and it is starting to show in my clothes. I’m giving myself 1 month without it knowing how my clothes fit and going from there. My currently plans include starting to track my food again somewhere around the middle of the month.
We are ending week 2 of our break and let me just say it hasn’t been much of a break. The way it looks I have one week with nothing on the calendar, the rest of the break is going to be busy. Somewhere along the lines I need to find some planning time. I do have a small start on it, but certainly not enough. I was working on creating my own lesson sheets and then yesterday a friend told me about this app called Homeschool helper. It is available for Kindle and Ipad. I kinda like the way it looks and some features. I’m just not sure if that’s how I want to go yet or not. I’ll be honest, right now I’m just happy to have a general plan for school.
So I missed my mark on the virtual marathon. My end miles came to 23.69, that’s 2.51 miles short. I made it 90% of the way. That last week of May just didn’t go as planned. Now mind you I walked more than 26.2 miles in May but my goal was to be meant with only cardio miles, not just everyday walking miles. I also stopped 42 days to fit at the end of 3 week. I just felt like I hadn’t gotten week 1 down and so continuing seemed silly.
I’m not how I am proceeding in June. I am going to keep doing c25k (yea, I had restarted that a few weeks ago and today completed week 5 day 2). I am adding in some new vitamins and resuming some that I had stopped taking. I’m trying to make drinking water a priority. However, I have also come to the conclusion that what ever my goal is, I”m not to the point where I’m ready to give up soda. In fact, I believe that by trying to tell myself I can’t have it, I’m doing more harm than good. I am debating about tracking calories again. I know it works but sometimes I get tired of putting things into the counter or trying to figure out the calories for something made from scratch.
Also in June I will once again try to map out our first quarter of school (maybe even the second if I am staying on task enough) I’ll share in a few weeks but the overall plan is. I can tell you I am very glad to be on break. Although, it is shaping up to be a busy break.
So I”m bombing/failing whatever you would like to call it on my 42 days to Fit. Exercise wise things are going great it’s the food challenges. I am taking the weekend to figure out my next step. Please note that it’s me that is failing, not the book.
Virtually miles 6.62 for this week to make a total of 20.76. That’s 79% of the way there or 5.44 miles left!!! Wooo-hoo, I think I will make it.
Sorry so short but life is calling.
Jeremiah 17:9 says “the heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?” Right now, my is very deceitful. It is telling me to just give up. The scale affirmed this feeling with a rather large jump that I can’t blame on the prednisone just yet (I have hives of unknown origin) which just leaves my lousy choices of food this week. You see 42 days of Fit builds each week. The first week I was to give up desserts and soda and this week I was to make sure to eat a healthy breakfast. Well, I went about 3 days without the dessert and soda and then is went down hill. I accomplished the breakfast part and I have accomplished the exercise goals, but those “desserts” and sodas, it is super hard. I was going to allow myself a special dessert for Mother’s day and be okay. However, it didn’t stop on Mother’s day and today with my weigh-in the guilt has come on raging and I “feel” like giving up. I’m teetering on a precipice: Do I push on and strive to do better or do I just give in? I’m choosing to ignore the feelings of despair and push on. My head is there, my heart is not. When your heart is not there or is deceiving you it makes everything seem harder. All I can do is take it one step at a time.
My numbers for the Virtual Marathon: This week I logged 5.92 miles bringing my total up to 14.14. That is just about 54%. I had hoped for more and may throw in a walk tomorrow just to help boost my numbers.
******WARNING: THIS IS NOT FOR THOSE FOLLOWING 42 DAYS TO FIT. DO NOT CONTINUE TO READ IF YOU ARE DOING 42 DAYS TO FIT, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!!!*****************
So it all started with I had a meeting and needed to make a dessert. My most requested dessert is Oreo Truffles so that is what I picked to make. Then a thought started brewing in my mind, could I use Nutter Butters for the filling. A little research revealed that yes that is possible and so while shopping I picked up some up. As I am mixing up my Oreo filling for some reason I’m thinking about how much I like chocolate and peanut butter. It was seriously like a lightening bolt hit me with this idea, combine the fillings for a special, yummy treat. Now I have ones that I love that have peanut butter allergies and I wasn’t sure how the 2 combined would come out so I made a small batch, taking just a little filling from each
so for the poor picture
I then got them will combined and proceeded as normal for making them.
My friends, they are YUMMY!!!!! Well, out of the 4 people who have gotten to try them 3 said yummy, 1 still preferred the Oreo Truffles. If you try this combination, I would love to hear what you think.
So I’m almost done with week 1 of 42 days to fit. Has it been easy. No, absolutely not. In fact the first 3 days I didn’t even succeed. First day was a bomb, flat out. Days 2 and 3 were 50-50. I either didn’t have “dessert” or I didn’t have soda. Day 4 was a struggle because I actually made it without either. Day 5 wasn’t any easier but I made it. Today is day 6 and right now (it’s still early) it seems like it might be a little easier.
I’ve learned a bit this week. For one, I like my sugar around 3 and 7 pm. I have conquered the 7 pm one by packing an apple and some peanut butter with my supper. The 3 pm time has a been a bit difficult. Almonds help but they still aren’t quite the same and I struggle. I already know that Sunday will have dessert but I plan I making my serving small. Workout wise I did well this week and I’m amazed at how much easier it was to get on the treadmill than to lift the weights. At one point in my life it was the opposite. Fridays are my weigh in day and I was down about a pound this week. Was hopefully for more after a big increase last week but I’ll take what I get.
As for the Virtual Marathon, this week I logged a total of 5.63 miles. That makes a total of 8.22 out of the 26.2. I am 31% of the way there. That’s not bad, but I do feel I’ll be a little tight if I don’t get some extra time in somewhere.