Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Just a little update... after MUCH thought I have decided to wait and compete in either April or June.  There has been so much going on in my own head, and I am working on getting that all sorted out.  Its a process.  One that I will probably never speak of openly because well... lets face it there has to be SOME things that are kept private, right?!?  This is one of those things that I need to keep private.  But it is something that hopefully one day I will be able to look back on and laugh instead of cry. I want to feel like this girl again.

So, back to the drawing board.  I am still working my bootay off (hopefully, ha ha ha).  I plan to finish Insanity and possibly even hit it up for a second round, along with starting on phase 2 of the trainer, and continuing onto phase 3.  Lots of exciting things, lots of hard work, and hopefully at the end of all of this another pretty lady to adorn my shelf!

And get to spend some more time with some of these beautiful women!

Friday, February 17, 2012

What a day!

Well today went from good, to bad!  I got up, kicked Shawn T's butt in Insanity.  I owned him this morning.  I was dripping in sweat and it felt SO good. My daughter was coughing last night and when she woke up this morning she was a bit warm and said that her head hurt and she didn't feel good. LOVELY.  Good thing is there wasn't school today.  Bad thing is that I had to work, and she was looking forward to spending the day at my sisters house.  I showered and got ready for the day thinking that she probably was just coming down with a little cold, I could drug her up and she would be good to go for a few hours so I could get some work done.  Nope.  She started throwing up.  Poor little thing.  She has literally spent the day just laying around, and puking.  She ate around 1:30 and kept it down for a few hours but it didn't last long.  I am hoping that she will feel all better tomorrow and no one else will get it.  Needless to say work had to live without me today.  I am sure they survived ;)

A recipe that I MUST share.  It is to die for amazing.  I have made it twice now, I will post the most recent way because it was a little healthier.  Original recipe I got from here but I changed it up a bit.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Preheat oven to 450
First thing you want to do is take a half a head of cauliflower and "rice it".  This is super easy.  I used a cheese grater (a little messy) just grate it up, throw it in the microwave for 8 minutes.  No water, just the cauliflower.

 Next thing is to season it up a bit.  I used these ingredients.  You could basically add whatever you want, I omitted the cheese the original recipe called for because I didn't feel like I needed it in the crust but I might "need" some on top :)  Pick your battles.  Along with seasonings I added one whole egg.  Mix it up real good.

 I covered my pizza dish with foil and sprayed it with PAM, then pressed the "crust" onto the pan.  It will look like this. Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Take a photo of your kid.  Make sure he looks as excited as you are about the yummy pizza you are about to make, while enjoying his morning waffles!

Chop up some veggies (these were my toppings of choice) 

I sauteed them while the crust was baking.  I like them better this way.  To each their own.  

Once crust is done, turn on your broiler to high.  While that is heating up top it with whatever sauce you would like.  I chose to use no salt added tomato sauce.

I threw on the veggies and used about 1/4 C of reduced fat cheddar cheese and reduced fat mozzerella cheese to top it with.

Put it under the broiler for 3-4 minutes.  It gets all melty and gooey!  Mmmmm!

And that my friends is my new favorite meal.  It tastes NOTHING like what you would think it would taste like.  

Entering into My Fitness Pal for 2 servings here are the stats!

Cals per serving 224
Carbs 23
Fat 9
Protein 18

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My funny Valentines...

Its been a week... or more since I last blogged!  Sheesh, where does the time go?  I will tell you where, RIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN!  I swear I feel like I am flying around and nothing is getting done and now February is almost over with, and I am SO not ready for it to end.

My husband has been out of town for what seems like forever but Valentines day was still good.  He surprised me with a dozen beautiful roses, some chocolates, and balloons (all of which I forgot to take pictures of).  My kids made me the sweetest cards.  I felt very loved.

 Yes, I know I have the sweetest kids EVER.  (most days).  Insanity is still going strong.  It is still wiping me out, and I feel like I got my butt handed to me every time it ends.  I just started week 4.  Right now I am 5.5 weeks out of the competition.  I am feeling unsure if I will be competing in March.  The last month has been REALLY rough for me.  Lots of stuff going on in my life.  Although I have been still focusing on my diet and doing pretty well MOST of the time, I don't feel mentally ready. Although I am not mentally ready to make a decision on that yet either, ha ha ha!  SO... plan is to train like I am going to and see how I feel.

How is everyone?  I miss you guys!  Hopefully I can get back into the blog world, though I try to read yours everyday its been hard to find the time to sit and write!  I have tried a few recipes that I can't wait to talk about so I will try to get to that in the next day or two!


Sunday, February 5, 2012


I haven't done a fitness update in a while.  A couple of weeks ago my husband was watching TV when he called me into the room to show me how awesome this infomercial was, it was Insanity!  He said "we should get this and do it together".  So.. next day at work I mentioned it and my co-worker said "Don't go buy it, just ask Janetha if you can borrow this copy" and she pulls out the whole program from her filing cabinet.  SCORE!  The next night we started Insanity.  We being ME.  LOL!  My husband made it through about 1/4 of the first workout, next day made it through 1/2 of the second workout, and then went out of town!  So here is my update.  HOLY KICK MY BUTT!  I am on week two, and still getting exhausted with every workout.  Its... INSANE but I am loving it and feel like I am already seeing results.  It came at the perfect time too because I had to work 9-5 last week, and my husband was out of town so I really had no time to go to the gym even if I had wanted to.  I still plan on completing the Livefit trainer.  I am about 7 weeks out from my competition, I have 7 weeks left of Insanity, and the last four weeks I will probably do phase 3 of the trainer and incorporate Insanity into it as my two a days.  Depending on how I am leaning out of course.

Have any of you ever done Insanity before?  I always wanted to try it but to be honest am not always good about working out at home, however this has become a fun thing because my daughter likes to workout with me.  So, she reminds me every day that we need to "work out".  She rushes upstairs to put on her "workout clothes", comes down with a bottle of water, jumps around and talks about how exhausted she is then we head upstairs and she will say "now I am in the mood to eat something healthy!!!" I love it!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I am...

I did this a few years ago on my family blog.  I thought it might be fun to do again!

I am:  A little stressed
I think:  Way too much
I know:  I miss caffeine.  One day strong.  Yikes.
I want: To be happy
I have: A lot to be thankful for.
I dislike: Messes, chaos, feeling out of control.
I miss: Rock Climbing.  I really need to find some climbing buddies
I fear: Death, the unknown
I feel: Overwhelmed!
I hear: My kids bickering.  Good times.
I smell: My perfume.
I crave:  a warm gooey chocolate chip cookie
I cry: Way more than I should.
I usually: Have too much on my plate.
I search: For healthy recipes, all the time!
I wonder: What my future holds
I regret: Staying up so late last night.  I am exhausted!
I love: the gym!
I care: about others happiness & well being probably more so than my own.
I always: over analyze things
I worry: About everything.  I am a worry wort!
I am not: Crafty, in any way shape or form. I wish I was. Why aren't I? Someone teach me!
I believe: It is going to be a loooooong week
I sing: when I am alone in the car!
I don't always: take time to smell the roses.
I argue: With myself. I am constantly doing this. I hate it
I write: To keep myself sane.  It is my release.
I win: Once in a while.  I like to win though.  I am very competitive.
I lose: when I count my eggs before they hatch!
I wish: I could turn back time.
I listen: really well.
I can usually be found: At the gym, at work or at home.
I am scared: of everything.  Seriously, I am a wuss.
I forget: I forget that I am important too.
I am happy: When I feel loved.