Posts tagged ‘FitBook’

January 23rd, 2012

A Canadian Hawaiian Date

Alan works odd shifts so he doesn’t keep the typical Monday to Friday and so we tend to only have Sunday’s to spend all day together. Last week Alan bought these tabletop date night cards. It’s a small pack of about 150 – 200 cards and on each one is a fun thing to do on a date! We decided to try it out yesterday and our card told us have a Hawaiian night; dress up in shorts and Hawaiian shirts and grill some fish!

Since neither of us eat fish we made our own night! We cleared out the dining table and put a blanket down for a picnic and I made some homemade Pina Coladas in tiki mugs (and umbrellas):

We found a Hawaiian radio station online with a live webcam of some Hawaiian beaches and played Scrabble in our best Hawaiian-esque tops!
For dinner, Alan made a stir-fry that made use of the rest of the coconut milk and pineapple (and I promptly forgot to take a photo) and we threw on a cheesy old beach flick from the 1960’s!
All-in-all it was a ton of fun and I’m looking forward to seeing which date night card we pull out next Sunday!

My 2012 Fitlosophy – Week 1 Recap

Goals for last week included:

Workout goal: Continue to work out even when Alan’s off all week

Nutrition: No overeating at dinner at least 3 days this week

Other: Set alarm for 7am

Rewards: Get a new pair of pants!

How did it go? My workout and nutrition goals were awesome! I worked out every week day last week and I exercised wonderful portion control 5 out of 7 days last week! Sadly, my goal to get up at 7am did not happen. Monday I forgot to set my alarm and the other days I just hit the snooze too many times! I think I was trying to do too much too soon so I think that, if I do want to get up at 7am I’ll have to start getting up earlier in increments instead!

Am I going to get the new pair of pants? YES! Although getting up early didn’t really work out I’m happy about the other goals!

Week 2 Goals

Goals for last week included:

Workout goal: Stick to recovery schedule! This is my last week of TurboFire and it includes a lot of easier workouts and my tendency would normally be to not follow it and do some tougher workouts. I need this recovery schedule as I’m starting a new workout and today I woke up with a sensitive tummy and a semi-sore throat. If I’m getting sick, I need to stick to this recovery schedule so that I don’t make myself worse!

Nutrition: Again, no overeating at dinner at least 3 days this week

Other: Set alarm for 7:45am 4x this week

Reward: Get new eyeshadow, lipstick, nail polish and mascara!

Workouts for the week (all TurboFire):

Mon. – Fire 45EZ Class + Stretch 10

Tues. – Fire 55EZ Class

Wed. – Abs 10 + 40 minutes of yoga

Thurs. – Fire 4EZ Class + Stretch 10

Fri. – Abs 10 + 40 minutes of yoga

Sat. – 45 minutes on the elliptical

Sun. – Rest

Today’s workout was good but I had to take it a bit easier as I was feeling pretty rundown although I’m fine now. I had to take a break at the end of each transition for a drink of water but I still gave it my best!

Dinner was fantastic! I made Angela’s Vegan Enchiladas with Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce with a side of kale salad! I just had one enchilada although I desperately wanted two of them but they’re also super filling so it was a good thing to stick with one!


The kale salad was from this site as I have actually never used kale for anything other than kale chips! It turned out pretty well although I cut the olive oil down to a 1/4c as the original recipe called for a whopping 1/2 cup!

How’d your Monday go?!

January 16th, 2012

Not An Auspicious Start But It’s A Start

This weekend was quite phenomenal and I have no pictures to show for it!

As part of my wedding plans I decided that every other month I’d have the wedding party, my Mom and future Mother-in-law over to get caught up on what’s been going on with wedding plans and what needs to get done over the next couple of months. I decided I would host it at my house and make lots of yummy goodies just as a small token of thanks to the women who will be doing the majority of the work for my wedding! We had a great time chatting and planning!

So far, we have a venue, caterer, florist and photographer! At this point we just need an officiant and all of the important things are covered for now! Later this week I’ll talk a bit more about how I snagged two amazing deals that saved me almost a thousand dollars!


My 2012 Fitlosophy – Week 1

Today starts day 1 of my three month health and fitness goals using the FitBook that I talked about on Friday! To recap, my goals are to work out 5x per week, watch portions at dinner, perform 50 non-modified push-ups and lose 20lbs in the process!

Now, FitBook also utilizes a rewards system which I LOVE! They encourage you to pick an overall reward that you get at the end of the 12 weeks as well as weekly incentive goals. Over the weekend I decided that my ultimate goal is to get the new tattoo I’ve been wanting for about a year!


Week 1 Goals & Stats

Workout goal: Continue to work out even when Alan’s off all week

Nutrition: No overeating at dinner at least 3 days this week

Other: Set alarm for 7am

Rewards: Get a new pair of pants!



Workouts for the week (all TurboFire):

Mon. – HIIT 30 Class + Upper 20 Class

Tues. – Fire 60 Class + Abs 10

Wed. – HIIT 30 Class + Lower 20

Thurs. – Fire 55 Class + Abs 10

Fri. – HIIT 30 + Sculpt 30

Sat. – Yoga

Sun. – Rest

How did today go so far? Well, I had a bit too much wine yesterday and totally forgot to set my alarm so I certainly didn’t start the week off right! I woke up completely dehydrated so I made sure to drink water all throughout the day. When I did get to my workout I still had quite a sensitive tummy so although I still gave what I could, I had to pass on the plyometrics and burpees!

Dinner was simple as I didn’t feel like cooking! A mushroom and swiss omelette with grilled zucchini and some bread!


Finally, I planned to do an initial push-up test today but forgot until I had finished my intervals and was already on to my strength workout so I will do it tomorrow when my arms are fresh!
What’s your biggest health and/or fitness goal this year and what are you doing to stay on track?