Wednesday, August 4, 2010
but to day I got an invitation from a exercise guy on youtube and so I checked it out and looks like he has some great exercises that I am going to now incorporate back into my exercise routine. I am hoping to be at least 30 lbs lighter by the end of the year. That is my goal. It won't be all of what i need to lose but at least it will be a start. I am feeling, at the moment, excited about getting myself back into shape. I kinda lost my motivation there for a bit but am hoping to get back on track again. If I can reach my 30lb goal for the end of this year I will rejoin the gym again and keep going. So if you want please send me as much encouragement and motivation you can muster to help me reach my goals.
Here is one of the video's from energyfactor which is the guy on youtube.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Today started out so beautifully too, the sun was out and it was warming up beautifully. the leaves are sprouting on the trees and it just feels like maybe just maybe we are possibly done with winter. I won't say for sure cause after all this is Canada and anything can happen here weather wise.
Had a nice visit with my mom this morning even if it was short as I had to workout with my sister at the gym. Got a nice workout in too. Worked on the treadmill for 13 minutes and then did some resistance band workout for the arms and then right into the abs and then we ran out of time.
I am now having to keep track of everything I am doing as I joined a free 12 week weight loss action plan through the Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you are interested you can check it out for yourself here
I just started myself so it will be interesting to remember to keep tract of all my exercise (well that part won't be hard lol), water intake and food intake and then I will have to submit for feedback from them that will help me successfully meet my weight loss goals. I just have to remember to fill it all out hahahaha.
I am hoping to actually lose some weight this time around as I have not been losing any weight since the first month of starting my workouts. So frustrating so I know that I have to be doing something wrong. This month I am hoping to workout more and really pay attention to what I am consuming so that I can lose a bit more weight before the summer assembly. My goal was to be a size 12 - not sure if I will make that goal by next month but I certainly want to be more determined to do so.
Any encouragement and tips would be greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Weight Watchers Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat flour)
- 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 3 tsp canola oil (I used light tasting olive oil)
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 medium egg whites, beaten
- 3 large bananas, ripe
- 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Add oil and eggs; mix thoroughly.
In a smaller bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. Add bananas and oatmeal to batter.
Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and bake until top of loaf is firm to touch, 45 to 55 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Flip out and cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes. Slice loaf into 10 equally sized slices.
Serving size is 1 slice
Each serving = 4 Weight Watchers Points
I also changed up another recipe as one of my boys asked me to make chocolate chip pumpkin muffins. I have included the link below.
With this recipe I once again changed the flour to whole wheat and for the oil instead of vegetable oil I used olive oil.
Now I know olive oil is a higher fat but its a better fat then your vegetable, canola or any other oil. If you are not sure do some research you will see time an again that olive oil is the most recommended oil as one of your better oils to use.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
SERVES 12 , 2 dozen (change servings and units)