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Turbo Jam! March 11, 2011

Filed under: daily blog,Goals — mrstutt @ 4:43 pm

life update
Haven’t been on here in awhile… my little brother left for boot camp and my niece left back for Arizona all this week. Let me say not an easy week for everyone! ūüė¶

TURBO!
On the brighter side I got TurboJam. I emailed a blog I follow, Dashing Dish, about DVDs she does since I do not have a gym at my house or want to spend on a memebership right now. She recommended TurboJam and just so happened one of my friends had just started doing it also and loved it. So I tried it, I love it! I have sore muscles that I didnt even know existed! I have done it 3 times this week so far and plan on doing this afternoon before youth week at church starts! It definitly challenges me but in a different way, the moves are easy to get but the pace and the repitition wears me out! I used a calculator and burn about 500 calories doing it in 45 min which is the typical length of the ones I have.
my goal…to alternate with the routines that came with the 2 DVDs I got for 2 weeks and then I can get a new one on Amazon for a little reward:)

planning
I have been slacking on paying attention to what goes into my mouth then last night, while my workout was kicking my but,t I realized I should really pay attention. I am just working off The junk I ate when I could be eating healthy and seeing my exercise pay off quicker and in a better way. So I found¬† a notebook and am going to plan what I eat each Saturday or Sunday for the week ahead and stick to it! This will also save me money–great bonus!!

Dave Ramsey..Financial Peace
We paid off the husbands car!!!! The check was mailed Saturday:)
praise break…!!!

 

 

 

 

Stuck in a rut.. March 2, 2011

Filed under: daily blog,my progress — mrstutt @ 6:23 pm
stuck in a rut

I realized today I am stuck in a rut! So all my rented DVDs are going back and I reserved new ones to get me doing something new and re-motivate myself!
My reserve list consists of kickboxing! I have always loved it and thought it was time to try some new routines:)

Kickboxing for dummies

Jeanette Jenkins

Re-evalutating

I did weigh in today and wasn’t jumping up and down but what the scale says and how my clothes fit are a result of my actions. So I need to re-evaluate my routine and actions, starting with inconsistent¬†exercise. I have been keeping track and realized I will go good and then slack for a week, slack meaning “nothing!”.¬†
So with the warm weather my walking will start back up. I did try running again yesterday but ended up enjoying more of a fast paced walk and then another walk later that night with The Husband. My walking totaled up to a little over 3 miles! I am sore today but I also did strength training, so combo of both.

 

Snow?! Sleet?! February 24, 2011

Filed under: daily blog — mrstutt @ 8:05 pm

Outside

Last week we had beautiful weather, high 60s – low 70s, absolutely beautiful! This week started off on the cooler side, today…today it is snowing, sleeting and icy roads?! Oh, Missouri weather make up your mind please!

still sore??…

I am guessing the run from Tuesday really worked some unworked muscles in my body because my legs are still sore! I did not work out yesterday, was thinking I would give my body a rest day and hopefully the sore muscles would heal and be ready for today…they aren’t. Yesterday I posted ways to relieve sore muscles and one was stretching, yoga always gives me a good total body stretch and I am break a nice sweat at times. I have 3 yoga DVDs at home that I have rented from the library so I am going to do one of those and maybe the stretching will help my legs bounce back and be ready for a more intense cardio workout tomorrow!

working on the goal of becoming a better wife=)

I told myself at the beginning of the year that I wanted to become a better wife. Now the definition of wife all depends on the person defining it, so let’s clarify what I mean and some will disagree. I want to cook more, clean more, keep the home a place that is looked forward to. I don’t think the wife should do everything but I do want to be the husbands help meet[Genesis 2:18]¬†and provide by doing what I think is a “good wife”.


Source

Today is a short day at work…and my house is calling my name and asking to be cleaned! So guess what I am doing this afternoon and tonight=) I have made my list for each room of the house and what exactly to do. Okay, so I get excited about cleaning! Crank up some music, break a sweat, and then sit and soak in the feeling of a fresh and clean house! It has to be one of¬†the best feelings out there, right?

Grocery shopping also has to be done asap, with not being home that much we dont’ really have anything in the house.¬†This is¬†not my favorite activity(the husband loves grocery shopping!) ¬†but I have been trying to make lists and menus so this week I am making a challenge to myself to make a menu, buy for that menu and stick to the menu!¬†
 
 

February 14, 2011 February 14, 2011

Filed under: daily blog — mrstutt @ 4:18 pm

Dear Monday, please come slow and go quick!!
I spent my whole weekend with my brother, his gf and my beautiful neice! Then to top it off, amazing church! My weekends have been so good=)
I have been eating sandwich thins a lot more lately, so I thought I would compare to see if there is really a difference between regular bread slices and the thin slices…

Arnold Bread slices: 100% Whole Wheat

     Per Serving size: 1 slice
         Calories 100, from fat 20
         fat 2g
         carbs 20g
         Fiber 6g
         sugar 3g
         Protein 4g

Arnold Sandwich Thins: 100% Whole Wheat

      Per Serving: 1 roll
         Calories 100 , from fat 10
         fat 1g
         carbs 21g

         fiber 5g
         sugar 2g
         protein 5g

Once comparing the two side by side there is not a huge difference between the two. I was surprised to find the thins had more carbohydrates than the slices, not by a lot. I do like the thins more than the slices though, I am not a fan of thick bread on sandwiches.

 

 

 

February 9, 2011 February 10, 2011

Filed under: daily blog — mrstutt @ 5:35 am

I am sore today from my yoga yesterday, sounds weird but i feel stretched out sore all over my body! and…I LOVE it!

My little brother is on his way home today! He was at boot camp and is coming home an a medical leave for 30 days. According to him they do not feed good food there, so he has requested M&M cookies and tomorrow I am making breakfast and lunch for him.

M&M Cookies

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Blend together shortening and sugars. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and add to mixture. Stir in candies.

    best part of cookies!

  3. Drop by teaspoon onto a ungreased cookie sheet.

  4. Bake 10-12 min

    YUM!!

    After all the baking and cleaning up, I needed to trim up the flowers I bought, on sale at Walmart=)

    so pretty! fresh flowers are the best!

 

February 8, 2011 February 8, 2011

Filed under: daily blog — mrstutt @ 9:15 am

Today has been an “out of it” day. Ya know, just going through the motions but your mind in somewhere else, not sure where mine was…=). I love my short work days; I went to the library and picked up some new workout DVD s and worked out all before the husband got home!

I started my dinner challenge tonight….the result are:

Garlic and Lemon pan-fried Chicken, Green beans, Potatoes

in the making...

finished product!

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 big cloves garlic, peeled and slightly smashed
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary
zest and juice from half a lemon
1 egg
2 chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/3 ‚Äď 1/2 inch thickness

Directions:
Heat a medium skillet over medium-low heat and add oil. When oil is hot, add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 7 minutes, until golden brown and softened. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon and place in a small bowl. Smash with a fork and set aside.

Combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, rosemary and lemon zest in a shallow dish. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the egg and lemon juice to the smashed garlic and whisk to combine.

Heat the garlic oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Serve with slices or wedges of lemon, if desired.

Serves 2

The potatoes were cute up in squares then laid in foil (foil shaped like a boat). I pour a little olive oil and coated the potatoes and then sprinkled salt and pepper. Baked on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 for about 30 or so min; until the potatoes are soft.
Green beans were just steamed with a little butter, salt and pepper.

This tasted great!! Next time I need to pound the chicken out to make it thinner, this would stop the crumb coating from getting almost burnt like.

 

Prayer=Power February 7, 2011

Filed under: daily blog — mrstutt @ 4:43 pm

Happy Monday!
I had the most amazing end of a weekend. Let’s start with prayer weekend was great! Saturday there was a little boy who had choked on a marker, the doctor’s reports were he may not make it out of surgery and if he does he will have brain damage. Well, everyone began praying, people from all over. He came out of surgery, and by Sunday night he was trying to talk, get up, wanted to go home, he knew everyone! Prayer = Power¬†It was awesome and amazing! I definitely got my blessing this weekend and am excited for this week and next Sunday.

I am still praying daily about nutrition, exercising, etc this weekend God really delivered me from something that was taking over my life. So I will now just be writing what I eat no more calories, counting and tracking. While I praying for this stress to be gone, the Daniel’s fast kept coming to mind. So today and this week I will be studying more about this and figuring out how to apply this to my daily life