Monday, March 26, 2012

My new workout outfit

I was so happy to find a package with that in the mail today! Thanks again to

I couldn't choose a size and I was even more stoked that I fit in a size S/M pants.

They are still tight. And I need to loose more weight, but just the fact that I fit in. I mean I have pants with two X in front of the L and my shorts from last summer are a size 18!!!

This motivates...a lot!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Random pictures!

I haven't posted in a while. One of the reasons - our youngest was able to climb on a carton, she grabbed my camera, pulled it down and the lens broke. Today or tomorrow I do have to go to the store to buy a new one. And till then I share a few Instagram pictures with you! :-)

Preparing a Peach-Mango Tofu Smoothie

1 cup of Almond Milk
1 cup of (frozen) Peaches
3/4 cup (frozen) Mango
1/2 Banana
4 - 6 oz Soft or Silk Tofu

If you want to get used to the Tofu taste slowly just add 4 oz of Tofu. Makes about 2 - 3 servings!

Veggies for dinner

We made "Baked Coconut Shrimp" the other night. Were they good? Yes they were okay. Would I make again? Probably not. :-) 

Last night I made a Whole Wheat Pizza dough. I try to avoid Carbs at night, but we got visitors from Germany and it just seemed like a great way to feed a few more people without a lot of work since I had to prepare the house as well. :-) 

Doing Yoga with the Hubby at around 09:30 at night.
Because we didn't have time during the day. I'm so proud of us. 

We got mail today. Actually yesterday, but we didn't check the mail yesterday. Oooppss. The P90X Recovery Drink. I did my Legs&Back workout, followed by Ab Ripper and couldn't wait to try it. And  IT IS SO GOOD!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LARABAR Giveaway

How exciting is it to receive a package in the mail? I love it! Especially when it is delicious like the one I got today! LARABAR sent me a package with 6 bars in different kind of delicious flavors! 

And I love LARABARs. They are made from whole food and each flavor contains no more than nine ingredients. (!) Pure and simple, just as nature intended. I feel never guilty when we eat them as a snack or when we're on the go. 

Now it's time to get Larabars in YOUR mailbox!
LARABAR offers one of my lucky readers a 16-bar variety box. 

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Monday!

Did you know it's "International Fitness Week"!!??
So get off the couch and get going.

My favorite workout: Putting in a P90X DVD and sweat together with Tony Horton and his Crew!

But do whatever you want to do. Go to the gym, walk, hike, swim, run, dance. Just DO it.
You won't regret it! 

I used to hate Mondays. But it kinda changed. Today was a good one. I guess changing the eating and exercise habits helps a lot too. I was already really motivated in the early morning and so I signed up for the Drop10 Challenge and as a blogger, I joined FitFluential.

I stumbled over the Fitness Blogger Conference before I started this little blog here. Today I came across the website again and now that I have this blog, I would love to join that event. And right now you have the chance to win a scholarship provided by Refuel with Chocolate Milk. That would be so awesome!

Back to Fitness topic. It's 08:30 PM. My husband was at work the whole day, we ate dinner, played with the kids and brought them to bed and he is in the middle of doing his workout for today and he still has over 45 min. to go. I am so proud of him!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Grilled Avocado and more

I hope everybody had a great weekend! We had amazing weather on Thursday and Friday. Unfortunately it didn't last over the weekend, so we didn't go for a hike or in the Zoo. But that's okay, we had to take care of a few things (like renewing our Costco membership, taking advantage of a great diaper deal, .....) and overall just enjoyed a relaxed weekend.

On Saturday the hubby and me did our workout together (he started P90X on Monday - so exciting!) and it was fun doing Kenpo X together with him. Time flew by really quick. And after that we had a Smoothie with the new Chocolate Protein Powder he bought the day before. Yum! 

Today we did some more shopping and in the store I decided to grab a Larabar for the way home, because I was hungry and I planned on working out after the little one was done for a nap. The Larabar "Coconut Cream Pie" was extremely delicious. Even the hubby liked it and I hoped that he didn't want to have a 2nd bite. (hahaha)

It was the stretching routine today and while I was in the "Frog" position, our dog decided to join me. He came up all the way to my face and gave me a few kisses, little silly dog. :-)

I totally forgot to drink a green smoothie yesterday. But I thought it counts as a whole "St. Patrick's Day" weekend. So I threw all the ingredients for a Green Smoothie in my Vitamix......

It includes:

3/4 cup Vanilla Coconut Milk
1 frozen Banana (I just love frozen fruits)
3/4 cup Pineapple (fresh or frozen)
1 cup Spinach (I always freeze those bags of Spinach - works great for me)
6 oz fat free Greek yogurt
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 1/4 ice cubes (not shown in the picture)

If you use frozen Pineapple instead of a fresh one, use less ice unless you like a really thick smoothie :-)

.....and blended it up really good. THIS IS SO DELICIOUS!!! Even if you're not a spinach fan. Try it! I could drink that one every day.

Even though the weather wasn't as good as we hoped, we still started our BBQ season today.

We made "Grilled Avocado" for the very first time. And this one totally makes it on our "Healthy side dish" list for a BBQ.

You need:

1 Avocado
Lime juice
Olive Oil
Sea Salt (optional)
Greek Yogurt (or Sour Cream if you prefer)

Cut the Avocado in half, remove the seed, mix up the lime juice with the olive oil and brush it over the Avocado and place it, flesh side down, on the grill for about 4 to 5 minutes.

Put a scoop of Greek Yogurt in the middle, sprinkle a little bit of Sea Salt on it and dig in. Pure Yumminess!!!! Trust me.

After the avocado I had a piece of chicken, stuffed mushrooms and a Cucumber-Tomato-Feta Salad.

And my little one couldn't get enough of the corn and she wanted to eat it all by herself. :-)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lean and Green Dinner

I couldn't go for a run yesterday. My knee doesn't feel right, right now. So I want to be careful and don't over do it. I still did my P90X workout and my arms are sore today.

I just finished my Yoga X workout for today, sweated a lot and I already had my Protein Smoothie. I used Grapefruit again, because I still had a half left in my fridge and it's so refreshing with that warm weather we're having right now.

Dinner last night was lean and green. I didn't feel like cooking and a Salad with Tuna did sound great to us. I picked up a mixed salad package. I usually don't buy them, but the mix with the Spinach, baby greens and so on sounded delicious!

I shredded two carrots into the salad, chopped up a half a onion and made a dressing out of Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Sea Salt, Pepper, Oregano and Garlic Powder! 

I placed the salad on the plates, added the tuna (canned in water NOT olive oil) and drizzled a little bit of lemon juice on top.

Lean. Green. Delicious.

While my kids were outside playing in the yard with my husband I fixed up a delicious (and healthy) Chocolate Mousse. I am going to make it again tomorrow. So stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Curried Chicken Salad

Before I post today's dinner tomorrow, I thought I share the one we had last night! This curried chicken salad is so freaking delicious. Everyone in this house loves it. We already had it last week, but I was craving it, because we had such high temperatures. You have to do some chopping, but it's honestly not that time consuming. And most of the time you may have all of the ingredients already in your fridge, freezer or pantry.

You need:
Serving size: About 9 Wraps

3 chicken breasts
1 1/2 apples
3 stalks of celery
3 carrots 
1/4 cup roasted Walnuts

3/4 cup Mayo (I like to use real Mayo. And not Miracle Whip with High Fructose Corn Syrup...)
3/4 tsp Hot Curry Powder
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

(If you use usual Curry Powder (not the hot one) you can use 1/4 tsp of Cayenne Pepper)

Cook or grill the chicken breast. While that is going on, cut the carrots in cubs and put them in a hot pan to soften them a little bit. Chop up the celery in really small pieces (I like to use my chopper, because in that way my kids don't taste the celery too much and eat it!). Chop up the apples and after you toasted the Walnuts in a hot pan you can cut them into little pieces as well. At last cut up the chicken breast after it's cooked.....

.....and put all the ingredients in a bowl. Ad the mayo, the seasonings and add salt and pepper to your taste.

My kids like to eat this Chicken Salad served in a Whole Wheat Tortilla. Me and my husband eat it wrapped in a Romain Lettuce. And believe when I tell you, it tastes AMAZING!!!! Seriously, give the lettuce a try. This is a perfect and delicious way to eat a dinner without carbohydrates.

And I packed my daughter the leftovers and a Tortilla Wrap for lunch. Perfect! I file it under Dinner, because I usually never cook lunch. But it would make a great lunch as well.

A thank you to theartofdoingstuff for inspiring me with this recipe!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Grapefruit and Chia Seed Smoothie

Hey there!

We had AWESOME weather today. I wanted to go for a run, but I knew that I wouldn't have any time today. But it is on my list for tomorrow!

Today I did the P90X Plyometrics workout. And I sweated A LOT. I hated this workout in the beginning. I really did. Now it's a a Love-hate relationship...hahaha....Right after the workout I drank my Zico coconut water with Pineapple flavor. It's so delicious and it makes me feel better so much better afterwards.

A little bit later it was time for my Protein Smoothie. I already made one like this yesterday. I know how good it is for you to eat Grapefruit. But I honestly don't like it all the time to just eat with a spoon. So I found a great and delicious way to incorporate this amazing fruit in my diet.


You need:

1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
1 tbsp Chia Seeds (soaked for 15 minutes in 1/4 cup of water)
1/2 Grapefruit
1/2 frozen Banana
3/4 cup frozen Peaches
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
Handful Ice Cubes

It depends on you how sweet you like your smoothie and how much Agave you want to use. You could also start with just a 1/4 Grapefruit to get used to the taste. This recipe fills up 3 glasses. If you want to make less you can use less peaches, ice cubes and/or milk.

I am going to put on workout clothes now and finish my Tone It Up Tuesday workout!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hey Beauties and a change of plan

I am writing this post while I drink my Meta-D, getting my little one out of bed, eating breakfast and drinking coffee. And then I am ready to get this day started.

Taking the dogs out for a walk later, taking care of the house and doing laundry is on the plan today! Because I didn't do it like I planned it yesterday (remember, I just wanted to do my Stretch workout and nothing else besides things around the house!?) Well, yes.....we needed to bring back some dumbbells to Target and get new ones. I bought 12 lbs ones the other day, but since my husband wants to start P90X too, we thought its smarter to invest in adjustable ones. And they weren't that much more expensive.

And I am excited to use them later. Because today it's the "Chest, Shoulders & Triceps and Ab Ripper X" workout.

I knew that we were going to pass Dicks Sporting goods and so I wanted to stop there as well and buy a pair of running shoes. I tried on a couple of shoes, but as soon as I had the Brooks Ravenna 2 on, I knew that this is my shoe! And they were on sale. Yaay! I also scored a long sleeve shirt which was on sale, I wanted to have one because I was freezing my butt of on Saturday morning and it's no fun to run like that. 

And I had to put on the my shoes and the new shirt and take them out for a run right after we got home. I couldn't help myself and our little one had to take a nap anyways. I uploaded a few new songs on my iPod and off I went. I ran 3.34 miles (5.37 km) in 41.27 min. But that was with stopping and talking (I met a few friends. I couldn't reach my phone to pause the App. I have to use the App until I can and want to afford the Garmin Forerunner) and even some walking when I needed to take a few breaths or when had to fix my earphones. So it could have been faster, but that's okay.

Say hi to my new Beauties!!! :-)

And my new shirt (don't you just love bathroom pictures...hahaha) Did I mention that it is a size M??? I guess it's a pretty big deal to someone who has/had shirts in the closet with a X in front of the L.

For dinner I cooked a really clean Chili.
Beans, Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, ground turkey breast, a few spices and water. It was delicious!


After dinner I wanted to have a greek yogurt with frozen fruits. But I did my X Stretch workout after we brought the kids to bed and so I didn't get the chance to eat it, because it was too late. And I don't know if it was the running, not eating the yogurt or both, but my scale was good to me this morning. :-)

Have a great start into the new week!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Stupid scale and a great hike

I don't like my scale right now. I haven't lost any weight last week and today I even "gained" some. That is so frustrating. Especially since I went running yesterday morning, we did go a great hike and I did my Kenpo X (Cardio boxing) workout. But I can't and won't go on a run anymore until I have new shoes. Mine are old so I need to go and buy a new pair.

Today I am trying to drink more, don't eat my greek yogurt after dinner and all I am going to do today is my Stretch workout. And of course trying to don't be frustrated anymore. :-)

And I am so glad that we went for a hike yesterday. I woke up this morning to a cloudy sky and no sunshine. We wanted to go to the Zoo today, but maybe we're going to stay home and do stuff around the house.

Yesterday was amazing though. So far one of the best hikes we've been on since we live here.

The dogs needed a water break as well. :-) 

And silly Duke had to go under the bridge. 

After the hike I worked out and drank a protein smoothie (of course). And for dinner we had
Walnut crusted Salmon and a Quinoa salad

You need a large salmon filet
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
a little bit of honey 

Preheat your oven to 375. Brush the salmon with the honey, sprinkle it with the chopped walnuts and place in the oven until cooked.  Quick, simple and so good!

It's the first time that we made Quinoa and we really liked it. We added Black Beans, Red Bell Pepper and Celery. The vinaigrette was made out of olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, pepper, salt, basil, oregano and garlic. And my husband added some mediterranean spice too.  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Healthy food choices for on the go

Good morning!

I just finished my breakfast, after I left the house at 7 to go for a little run. It wasn't a long one, almost a half an hour, but it was so super cold this morning.

Yesterday my husband my kid were off school. So we decided to go and spend time together. I knew that we planned on being gone the whole day so I got up at 05:30 to get my workout for the day done.

I did my P90X Legs & Back and the Ab Ripper X workout. I was done a little bit after 7. And I couldn't wait to get something in my stomach. I made myself a smoothie loaded with Protein (Almond Milk, Greek Yogurt, Protein Powder), fruits, a little bit of shredded unsweetened coconut and Vanilla Almond Butter. 

While I drank that and my cup of coffee I prepared our cooler lunch bag for the day. We didn't want to spend money on unhealthy fast food during the day. So we took a protein bar for everyone (My husband likes the Cliff one and I still had one Luna Bar in the house, unfortunately I didn't have any Larabars left. I need to stock up, because they are so freaking good! ). Some Pistachios to snack on and I made a fresh fruit salad and hummus for the Blue Corn Tortilla Chips (they are made out of 3 ! ingredients).

We dropped the dogs off at a kennel so that they wouldn't be alone all day long. First we went shopping at a Outlet Mall. We bought a few things for the kids and a pair of pants for me. 

I HAD to take a picture of the pants, or lets say the tag. :-) I bought a pants size 12 last week, so I don't know why I did fit in a size 10. Maybe Levis is a little bit different. But I don't care....hahaha.....I was and still am really excited about it. Especially when you think about that the last pair of Levis jeans I bought last summer were a size 16!

After the mall we went to IKEA. I wanted to buy a few jars and cushions for our chairs. And before we headed towards the museum we had our lunch in the car. It was really good and filled us up without feeling guilty.

We decided to go to the Nature & Science museum because we didn't have to pay the admission. Who says no to that? :-)


On our way home we wanted to eat out in a restaurant, but everybody was so tired that we really didn't feel like sitting in a restaurant. It's no fun for us with grouchy and tired kids. So we placed an online order to pick up dinner at On the Border. I looked up calorie information for the meals (even though I don't count them) and I chose to go with the Chipolte Chicken Salad with the Mango Citrus Vinaigrette, because the whole salad just has 290 calories. But I was so tried when we got home and didn't even finish my plate. I made myself a bowl of greek yogurt, with blueberries and Agave Sirup and went to bed early to get some rest.

Right now we're thinking about what to do today. Going for a hike sounds great to us.

Have a great weekend!
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