Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Another Gain but Back to Working Out

I've started working out again but the scale isn't ready to believe it yet.  I was up another 1.2 lbs last night.  Gotta get this body back to losing again!

Exercise
My workouts started last Wednesday with Rockin' Body.  I feel so uncoordinated trying to do these dance moves.  My body just doesn't shake/twist/move/etc the same way theirs do!  Best burn so far was when I made a combo day.


Even though it was before my time (wink wink) I felt better coordinated with the disco days.  This is also the workout that so far produces the highest burn alone.  You can see with how high my heart rate averages (nearly at the max) and maxed out 10 above my max setting.  The average was a little lower the second time I did it.


Rockin' Body has to go back to the library this weekend but I've gone ahead and purchased it so I can continue.  (Shh Benny doesn't know this!) 

Meals
Last Wednesday night I made the Chicken Cordon Blue Bake recipe from Relish.  I didn't think it had enough flavor then but when I heated leftovers for lunch yesterday...OMG it was sooo delicious!  I guess it's one of those recipes that's better the second time around.

Thursday, instead of Relish's Salmon Burger recipe I just did my regular salmon cakes recipe (from grandma)...so nothing really special.  I made the meatballs and sauce for the Swedish Meatballs recipe that night also.  The meatballs baked nicely but I just couldn't get the sauce to thicken.

Friday, I used Relish's Flank Steak Gyros recipe for the meat but my own recipe for the tzatziki.  What they had listed just was missing a little something.  No pictures were taken but Benny said the Flank Steak was the right meat so now I know what to get when we want to go Greek again LOL

I saved the Swedish Meatballs meal for Saturday since Austin said he likes them.  The sauce still wasn't thick so that was blah but the meatballs were wonderful!  Melt in your mouth type meatballs!  I wish I'd at least taken a picture of the steps for them to share.

Sunday I made a modified version of the Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole....modified because we use ground beef not ground turkey, we don't like olives, and I didn't pick up any pepperoni.  I did take pictures of this one and will have a post for it sometime this weekend.  Here's a sneak peak of the leftovers...

 
Monday I made the Chicken with Clementine Salsa.  The recipe calls for it to be grilled but we don't own a grill and it's way to cold to be outside anyway.  OMG it was sooo good!  There were a couple of things I changed with the recipe but it was wonderful anyway.  Here's a sneak peak of my plate...


What workouts or new meals have you tried recently?

Pretty Strong Medicine

16 comments:

  1. I'm still working out with my trainer and boot camp coach! Serious business!!!!! This week I am feeling under the weather so I am not doing as much as I normally do PLUS I am training for the half marathon. Wish me luck - it's in April. Thank you for stopping by the WOW Link up!!!!! We hope you come back.

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    1. Hope you feel better! Good luck with all your training.

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  2. Sorry about the gain, but you'll be back to losing in no time!

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  3. Good job with the meal prep/cooking, looks/sounds yummy!

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  4. I have to look up the Rocking Body DVD. My client might like that workout because she loves to dance. I will be taking a Bokwa dance fitness class for the first time tomorrow because my girlfriend loves the workout. Thanks for visiting WOW and remember to stop by The Frugal Exerciser and say hello.

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  5. Your meals sound delicious! My mom recently bought the Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook. We've made several of the recipes that are in it, and we have not been disappointed. It's a really good cookbook to invest in!

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    1. I have several cookbooks checked out from the library with recipes marked in them. But it's been a while since I opened one up to try.

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  6. I'm a personal trainer visiting from the WOW Linkup :) Glad you're sticking to things and not giving up on the exercise even though you're up 1.2 lbs. It will come. Every Wednesday I share a healthy dinner idea with my blog followers. Tonight's meal is a Healthy Taco Salad. If you need some ideas, I have a Pinterest board with all the meals I've shared so far here: http://Pinterest.com/FitArmadillo. Hope it inspires you!

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  7. I'm trying a stuffed mushroom recipe I pulled from Your Lighter Side... I'm a low carber. I'm trying to work off the weight I put on taking steriods last month. Stopping by from WOW

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  8. Don't worry about the weight gain. The most important thing is you've gotten yourself on the right track. Stick with it and you'll see the results you're looking for. Tonight I am cooking grass fed beef with some veggies for dinner. I try to keep things simple to a protein and veggie for dinner but am always looking for new recipes. I look forward to being in touch with you!

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  9. I hear ya about feeling uncoordinated during the dance workouts. I once went to a Zumba class and the teacher asked me:"First time?" to which I answered:" In Zumba?" she smiled and went:"No, first time dancing?". Cheeky but funny. I was that bad. Don't worry about the gain, really could be anything - water weight, new muscles, moon in aquarius - you can never trust the scale. Good job on the workouts!

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    1. Weird she recognized your first time dancing over being your first Zumba class.

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  10. On Sunday I did a kickboxing workout, I love kickboxing. I know the gain can be discouraging but you're headed in the right direction because you are exercising and eating mindfully. Women's weight always fluctuates up and down by a couple of pounds. Keep doing what you're doing and you'll see a loss. :)

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  11. The Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole looks delicious! Sorry to hear about the slight weight gain but I'm sure you'll get back to where you wanna be! All that cardio should definitely help!

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  12. You will be back on track before you know it. The weight loss will come in no time.

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