100 Day Challenge: Day 10

Ok, totally boring today!

I have worked out the last two days.  Nothing major but any activity counts.  I walked today on the treadmill.  I miss even remotely warmer weather!!!

For those of you in warmer climates, I am WILDLY jealous!

Weight:

Weigh in on Monday

Workout:

Treadmill for 30 minutes

I promise more excitement tomorrow!

100 Day Challenge: Day 8- WEIGH IN DAY

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So, as you can see it has been a good week!

This past week was fun and challenging.  I have done some sort of physical activity every day, even last night when I wasn’t feeling it.  I am eating better, and feel good.  I feel like I can see some changes so in the long haul that is all that matters.

And I have heard from some of you out there!  I have gotten great feedback on this project, and people all over are making their own 100 Day challenge commitment!  I am proud of you!  I know people who are giving up fast food (my hubby included), someone committed to eating fruit every day, cutting carbs and food tracking.  There are also people who committed to stuff not related to food, like journaling or making their beds.  It isn’t about what you do, its that you do it.

So now, on to what we have all been waiting for!

Weight:

216.5 pounds (4 pounds down!)

Workout:

I lied to all of you.  Yesterday I did NOT do P90….I did it Saturday but yesterday I walked.  I got busy all day and by the time 5pm rolled around I wasn’t feeling a massive workout.  So I walked on the treadmill for an hour.  The good news is I did P90 today Sculpt 1 and 2!

Derby Pie……

Pie.  Not something I EVER make.  It’s the crust.  I am always scared of the crust.  That was until my friend Ashley gave me a easy recipe!  It literally mixes together in two seconds in a bowl, and press into the pan.  It is good for quiche and pies, though for pies I would add about 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar to the pie crust.

Now onto the filling.  This is a simple pie.  Chocolate chips, walnuts or pecans and a cooked filling. Pour in crust and bake.

I took this to my in-laws one night for dinner.  They all said it was just “ok”. Then they ate another piece of it……

We also established that my mother in law has 2 favorites when it come to pie. 1) Pumpkin pie, 2) Pie.  Yes, pie.  Let’s say she isn’t real picky.

One other tip! Serve this pie warm.  When it is cool, it isn’t as yummy as warm!  Awesome with ice cream!

Derby Pie

Crust:

1 1/3 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 TBSP cold water

   In a medium bowl, stir the flour, salt and oil until all flour is moistened. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all water is absorbed.   Gather the pastry into a ball. Press in the bottom and up the side of a 9-inch glass pie plate; flute. Unbaked Pie Crust: Fill and bake as directed in the pie recipe. Baked Pie Crust: Heat the oven to 475°F. Prick the bottom and side of the pastry thoroughly with a fork. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely on a cooling rack, about 30 minutes. Fill as directed in the pie recipe.

*I do not prebake for this recipe!

Filling:

1/2 cup flour

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup melted butter

2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon(optional, I left it out)

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of salt

1 ready-made piecrust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and butter; mix to combine. Stir in the bourbon, walnuts, chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt. Pour the mixture into the unbaked piecrust. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool before slicing.

100 Day Challenge: Days 6 & 7

I am pretty sure this man likes to see me sweaty and cursing.

His name is Tony Horton, fitness pro and cheesy workout partner of the day.

Years ago Joe and I bought his original DVD.  At the time we were NOT in any condition to do P90X so we got the step down version P90.  It was totally effective!  Look for it at http://www.beachbody.com

Weight:

Weight in Monday!(I am praying I get to mark off some numbers!)

Workout:

P90 Sweat 1-2 DVD-Saturday

P90 Sculpt 12 DVD-Sunday

100 Day Challenge: Day 5

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Well, we are 5 days in.  I have realized a few things.

1) I hate 15 grain bread…..and Greek yogurt but I LOVE Graze snacks!

2) I am up and moving far earlier in the morning.  To the point I have actually made a hot breakfast for the boys 2 or 3 days this week

3) I prefer to work out as early as possible.  It makes me feel like I am getting it done and I don’t have to about it the rest of the day.  If I get to more activity later fabulous, if I don’t at least I know it’s done.

4)  Preparing meals takes a lot more.  The upside is, I try to have fruit and salad at every meal.  Last night Joe and I stood at the counter eating steamed green beans out of the bowl before the rest of our dinner was done.

5) I need to eat.  I think we fall into the trap of “I will lose weight if I don’t eat.” Calories in, calories out….and if I don’t put any in, I can burn more out.  Well, that’s not the case.  I get hungry and I am trying to eat more.  I watch what I eat, but I have realized I need protein at each meal to not be starving in an hour.  So far that seems to be helping.

6) I can’t wait for summer!  I miss the fresh fruit and veggies and I REALLY miss the way better prices!

7) Workouts get boring.  I have been working out, and thank goodness for Pinterest.  I keep finding new things.

Which brings us to todays workout!  I was searching for something different.  I need a workout that doesn’t take to long.  I have about 30 solid minutes to get something done so the hour long cardio is out for me.  Today’s workout was a little complicated but it definitely was intense!  One last thing I realized…..there are no walls in my house without a vent or furniture on them….and the hallway is by far not wide enough for me to lay down.  You’ll see what I mean when you see it.

Weight:

Weigh in Monday

Workout:

Wall Workout

I can’t describe this workout so here is a picture of the stuff I did!  Give it a shot, it was definitely a challenge!

Wall workout! Try this before legs up wall yoga pose. Quick and efficient! !!!!!!!

100 Day Challenge:Day 4

Today went  by so fast!  Here is the workout and all that fun!

Weight:

Weigh in Monday!

Workout:

20 jumping jacks

33 crunches

50 bicycles

36 Russian Twists with 5lb weights

33 crunches

15 reverse crunches

34 crunches

30 calf raises with 5lb weights

20 overhead presses with 5lb weights

30 squats

10 jumping jacks

Stretching

I have realized I hate jumping jacks…..More tomorrow!

100 Day Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 has been a LONG day…..

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This has been fun too….

I have severe tendinitis of my thumb which has given me no strength or dexterity in my right hand.  At the doctor’s office I couldn’t even hold a pen.  Four weeks of this thing 24 hours a day and hopefully it will be better.

As for workout, I lacked today, but did still do some physical activity which was the goal!

Weight:

Monday is weigh in day

Workout:

100 crunches

20 minutes on the treadmill at 5% incline(That incline is killer)

The way I see it is it was more than I would have done a week ago!

Here is my new everywhere companion!

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Love my water bottle and the straw makes me drink more!

Tomorrow, look for a great new recipe for Derby Pie!