5000 swim and protein pancakes


I got up at 6:30 am and swam with my masters swim team this morning for 2 hours! Swam a total of 5000 meters! After swimming I cam home and made blueberry pancakes for the baby and the perfect protein pancakes from this awesome girl’s recipe. I added some strawberries and blackberries to top it off! I also had my usual nonfat miso from starbucks.  Can’t start the day off without it!


Now I’m off to a swim clinic on butterfly and breast stroke.  Hope everyone has a great Saturday!

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October Goals

So… I haven’t posted in awhile… life gets busy and before you know it two months have gone by! I am still stuck in the 160’s 😦 and I am so tired of being in the 160’s!  I want to be in the 150’s!

Here are my goals in October to help me get into the 150’s by November 1!

1.  Exercise 5 to 7 times a week ( won’t be a problem since I am training for two marathons but sometimes I get lazy and only want to workout 4 days a week)

2. Drink at least 12 glasses of water a day

3. Keep my calories in 1500- 2000 range each day ( 2000 when I have a long run and closer to 1500 when its a normal day)

4. Going to bed by 10 pm

5. Doing my workouts in the morning

6. Do strength training twice a week

7. Only allow myself to drink once a week ( and a two glass/drink max)

8.  I  just signed up for the UNPROCESSED OCTOBER 2012 challenge so my last goal is to eat only unprocessed foods for the rest of October!


Hoping these goals help me get out of the 160’s!

Do you guys have any goals for October?

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Spinning and a protein shake

Instead of going swimming, which I usually do Tuesday morning, I got up even earlier and when spinning at 5:30 am at Life in Balance.  The swimming pool is closed this week for their yearly maintenance so I had to find an alternative cross training cardio for the day.  After spinning I came home and did a Jillian Michaels dvd while Sammy ate his breakfast.

Afterwords I made myself a protein shake for breakfast which included:

  • Almond milk
  • Whey
  • Frozen raspberries
  • Peanut Butter Powder

Peanut Butter Powder is my newest favorite thing!  It tastes like peanut butter,but with half the calories!

What’s the newest thing in the food world that you have discovered and loved?

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What a difference one year makes

One year ago today I was in the hospital having my first baby, a little boy named Sammy.  I had gained way too much weight well pregnant due to preeclampsia and high blood pressure. My ending weight right before having Sammy was 206. Yikes!  I had gained 56 pounds!

One year  later, I no longer have the high blood pressure ( that was pregnancy induced) and I am down to 165. Not the 150 that I wanted to be back down to by Sammy’s 1st Birthday, but I’m getting close!

Happy Birthday to my special little man!  I can’t believe one year has already gone by!

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Swim with masters and question on water

This morning I got up and swam with my masters team for a 2700 meters. After practice I made my the same breakfast I had yesterday.


Egg white scramble with veggies and tofu sausages with coffee and favored water.

So here is my question… do you guys just drink plain water or do you favor it with something? I have been favoring mine with the Ocean Spray on the go water flavors, I can’t seem to drink a lot of water without favoring it. Is that bad?

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8 miler and The Closer

This morning I got up bright and early at 6 am to go for a 8 miler trail run.  After breakfast  I made an egg white scramble with bell peppers, mushrooms and onions.  I had tofu sausages and coffee as well.

It was a busy day at work.  Lots of bills to be paid as well as payments that where received on the weekend that I had to process. I also was busy planing a first birthday party for this little guy

I can’t believe my little Sammy is going to be one on Thursday!

After work and teaching swimming I went home and made a quick dinner of mini eggplant pizzas, zucchini and whole wheat pasta.  Now I’m off to watch The Closer.  I can’t believe there are only 2 more episodes!  Any one else a Closer fan?image



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