Wednesday, August 7, 2013

New blog

So, I have decided, that since I am no longer just Jenni's mommy that it was time I got a new blog address. I will no longer be using this one. You can follow me on my new blog which is:
I hope that you enjoy following me on the new blog as much as you did this now old one.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Week 6: Day 3

HIIT 15 today and wow!!!! I haven't done it since the beginning and it is insane. Lots of jumping and craziness!!! It is super intense and it is over so quickly that it is awesome. But oh man. It works ya.... Works ya hard!!! 
In other news my foot is in ridiculous amounts of pain tonight because a few nights ago I was attacked by a wasp on the bottom of my foot. It wasn't super bad the first night, and it was bearable the second night but tonight it is really painful and itchy. Grrrrrrrrr.... Stupid wasps!!!! So that is all. I am going to bed now. 
Sleep well imaginary readers. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Week 6: Day 2

W00t w00t!!!! Tonight was the first night of the Three Hills TurboFIRE class also known as "Hott Mom 2013". It is a great class that is in the evening and is geared for moms. HOWEVER.... That does not mean that you can't come if you don't have kids. It is a ladies only class and it runs Monday-Friday in the PCA elementary chapel at 8:00 pm. If you can't make it every night that is ok, but it is encouraged to go as often as you can.
Tonight we rocked FIRE 30 and it was amazing! Ok, it was a little slow to make the newbies a little more comfortable, but I still pushed hard and I gave it all I could. Yay!!! I was a drippin'!!!!! So regardless of whether you are a beginner or if you are well versed it is a great class that is totally worth your time. The more you work the more you'll get results and the more you work the better you feel. It is YOUR workout and you can do what is best for YOU!!!!! So, come try it out, and if you have any questions then please contact me via Facebook. 
Goodnight all!!!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Week 6: Day 1

Well it has been quite a weekend. Yesterday went into Red Deer with the family because Sean was helping re-shingle a buddy's roof. So I hung out with Karin and Sean worked with Mark. I even got a chance to take some time to hit Costco without the girls. It was quick but productive. 
Then later I did have to go to Canadian Tire right close to their house and so I walked. That's right. In downtown Red Deer where the sidewalks either SUCK because they end randomly or are non existent I took both my girls in the double stroller over to Canadian Tire to get an air mattress. But I pushed hard and I got a little workout in so that felt good. 
Today we got to sleep late and enjoy a freshly cleaned house. Yay!!! Grandma and grandpa Whitehead were back in town so I made a delicious chilli with home made corn bread. Mmmmmm. It was yummy. And we also set up our tent to "go camping" tonight. However.... Jenni disobeyed and we all had to come in the house as her punishment. :( Oh well. Here's our sweet set up though. 

It is a bit deceiving on the outside because we have a twin mattress, a queen mattress and a playpen in there and still some wiggle room. So that is encouraging yay for going camping!!!!

And now.... For the report on the workout.... 

We did FIRE 60!!!!!!!!!!!! It was awesome. Sweat dripping, hair whipping, air punching-ly good. Yay!!!!!!!! It was awesome to finally conquer it. And again with the realization that my endurance is getting way better first time ever doing FIRE 60 and I was able to stay pumped up for the whole thing. No stopping and getting frustrated.... No jumping around randomly because you can't get the steps.... It was just.... Well.... AWESOME!!!!!

So, that being said, class starts this week and I am thrilled and waiting to KILL it!!!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Week 5: Day 6

Ok, so today we did CORE 20 and it was good. And that was all. We could have done more and we both know it, but we were both exhausted after a long week and we decided to push hard for the 20 minutes and then have some time to just visit and have a cuppa tea. It was really nice actually and I may be able to get to sleep before 11:30 tonight. Wahoo!!

On a slightly different note I made a killer dinner tonight. It was a little questionable in the making process and the sauce was really strong on its own, but.... It ended up being really good. I made great  green vegetable pasta. Here's the recipe if you are interested. It is from the cookbook "simply in season"

1 cup of ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
1/2 cup of milk (omit if using cottage cheese)
1/3 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese. 
1 garlic clove minced
2 tablespoons each of basil and parsley chopped. (2 tsp dried)
1/2 tsp salt. 
Mix all together and let sit. Blend in blender for smoother texture. 

12oz (1 1/2 cup) of pasta of your choice
Cook as directed. When 6 minutes left add in 2 cups of fresh chopped broccoli. When 3 minutes left add 2 cups of zucchini and 1 cup of green beans. With only 1 minute left add in 1 cup of peas and 1/2 cup of chopped green onions or chives. Drain and add the sauce and serve right away.

I tweaked the sauce a little to make the flavour a little more mild by putting half ricotta and half cottage cheese, a spoon of greek yogurt, and a splash of milk and some chicken stock. I also used dried herbs instead of fresh. I  used the vegetable tricoloured fusilli for a pasta and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. It was rather yummy. Sean even said it was a make again recipe. Mmmmmmmm. And it really was pretty. I think next time I am going to throw some other veg in there too to add a little more colour. Maybe some carrots or red peppers or something. 

Tomorrow is my day of rest and I am thrilled. Goodnight all!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Week 5: Day 5

Oh my GOODNESS!!!!!!! Tonight we did HIIT 30 and I was scared to death about it, but it was AMAZING!!!!!!! 5 sets of 1 minute FIRE DRILLS. 2 drills per set but 3 on the last one. Oh man. We killed it. Adrionne and I. We were victorious. It was amazing. 
AND.... To top it all off I made homemade from scratch butter chicken with homemade from scratch naan bread. AND I made a big batch of home made salsa. Mmmmmmmm. So, all in all a very busy day. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Week 5: Day 4

This week is just flying by. Today was a tired day, so I had a nap in the afternoon and that made a world of difference. Went to dinner at the in-laws and the off to Chari's for workout. We did FIRE 55EZ. And today it was EZier. I was really stoked. Sweat dripping down my nose and I didn't have to stop to catch my breath. This just confirms to me that my body is starting to get used to the working out and I am starting to build endurance. Yay. See, when I did the FIRE 30 and it was easy I thought it was just because we had done it so many times now. But I have only done the FIRE 55 EZ twice before and that was a while ago. So, I do believe that I am building endurance and that will be great for my class. Yay!!!!
So tomorrow we are back in the world of HIITs so good night all. I need my rest.