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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 1

I have been reminising lately of when I first started to blog. I found that my entries were often and exciting. They are now starting to spitter, sputter and fizzle. My cousin Erin (thank you) asked her blog followers what she should write about in this coming year and it got me thinking. I gave her ideas and then realized why am I not doing more? So here I am trying to figure out what to do to make this oh so much more exciting and insightful. So I am making a goal of posting everyday for one month strait. I will keep the Ben posts to a minimum and be more creative. Hopefully this will lead to a full year of blogging strait (thank you Julie and Julia the movie). It will include all things pertaining to my life: coupons, cooking, exercise, toddlers, motherhood, spirituality, dogs (my first babies), and of course all things crafty. So please hang in there people (if you are still here) I promise things will be getting much better!

Day 1

Daniel has decided to be apart of this exercise group called "Howbaddouwantit". He exercised three days a week with a personal trainer and about 20 other people.

There is also included a diet portion of the program. The first two weeks is a cleanse where he does not eat dairy or grains. After the two weeks he can incorporate them back in, but minimal and very "raw" and as close to nature as you can get. We are eating organic eggs and veggies too.

I decided to cook healthier for Daniel so naturally I would be eating the same things. I am not on the cleanse so I have a little dairy and grains, but try to keep it to a minimum. This weekend I want to pick out an exercise dvd to do at home, because I am not able to go to the group. I was thinking yoga.Anyone have any other ideas?

So far Daniel feels awesome! He has tons of energy, he is happier and can feel the pounds just sliding off. He already feels like his pants fit looser. I feel great about eating more organicly and healthy. I know it is a big deal for us to change, but that is what it takes to be healthy.

So for dinner tonight I am making home-made chilly using the pinto beans I canned last year.

Chilly Beans
a bag of pinto beans (dried)
1 lb hamburger
1 onion
1 can green cillies

Sort through the bag of beans and throw away any bad looking ones (black spots like they are decaying, or shrivelled) rinse beans and put them in a crock pot. Add enough water to double the bean amount (they will swell and soak up water like rice does). Cook till tender. If you have canned the beans already, just heat them up and continue recipe.

Brown hamburger and add onion and green chillies until tender. Drain off the fat and add to the beans. And salt and pepper to taste. Add a little ketchup to taste. Add picante sauce or other hot sauce if desired. Let all ingredients simmer. Serve with corn bread if eating grains.


{Steve and Amanda} said...

Yay! I'm so excited. I love the new year motivation. With the holiday eatings I have definitely been motivated to get back into shape. I have really struggled to be motivated after having Kate to lose it all. Anyways! As much as I love yoga I know that Pilates has done a much better job at toning. So that is my recommendation. For specifics my favorite is a Cardio Pilates---"Crunch; Fat Burning Pilates with Ellen Barrett" It incorporates calorie burning cardio with Pilates based toning. I think you would like it. I love Yoga too, maybe you could do both :) Whatever you want to do of course, I'm just sayin' :)

Life as a Greenstreet said...

I have done every workout DVD in the world...depends on what you want out of a workout- but for a fast hard, awesome workout Jillians 30 day shred is AWESOME. It has 3 20 minute workouts. Also, Biggest Loser Cardio or Sculpting- love them.
I'm a big fan of Turbo Jam- it's fun!

Michelle Church said...

You're so ambitious! We're still here! I never thought your blog was boring! I am so amazed - doing your own pinto beans and having canned. i feel so overwhelmed when it comes to food storage and canning! Good for you!

{Steve and Amanda} said...

Oh I forgot to mention. Right now I am doing Tae Bo (Amped) and it seriously kicks my butt. I love it. It's tough but worth it and you see results fast.