Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fit Mama Does Yoga, Anemia Update and Yummy Tomato Feta Quiche!

If you read my blog about the gym, then you know all of my favorite gym classes to take.  But in the last couple weeks, I have become completely obsessed with Yoga.  I used to not like Yoga because I didn't feel like it was a good "fat burning" workout when I was in weight loss mode.  But now that I am at my goal weight, there is literally no other workout that has reshaped my body like Yoga.  There are many different types of Yoga and I am not an expert on all of them but my favorite is Hot Yoga (AKA Hot Vinyasa).  I have never sweat so much in my life and I have ran 3 half-marathons!  It feels good to detox my body as I work my muscles.  For those who think Yoga is all stretching and meditating, let me tell you, it's HARD!  I see some muscle men (probably just there to check out the girls) in Yoga who are struggling to hold the poses.  Now, there are some forms of Yoga that are stretching, such as Yin/Restorative Yoga.  If you have a gym membership, try out the next Yoga class or join a Yoga studio.  I promise you won't be disappointed. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Awesome whole wheat crepes, greek pitas, meal prep, grocery shopping, and more!

Last week, my whole meal plan was one I got from  I liked it because it included meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner!  Here are a couple of the highlights:

Whole wheat crepes (great for breakfast and lunch - according to my 4 y.o.)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted + extra for cooking

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Eating with Purpose plus Yummy Teriyaki Veggies and Quesadillas!

This past Monday I had a minor surgery on my leg
which left me down for about a day & 1/2.  Plus I haven't been able to work out which is my mommy de-stress time.  Needless to say, it's been a rough week starting out so far. 

During my pre-admit testing, they did some blood tests and found that I have iron-deficient anemia.  This was kind of a relief since I have been experiencing fatigue and headaches almost every day and not sure why.  The anemia answers that question.  However, I was also pretty bummed because if you know me, you know how excellent my diet is.  I eat tons of fruits and veggies.  I pay close attention to the amount of protein, fat, carbs, fiber, sodium, sugar, and calories I eat on a daily basis.  Almost obsessive to make sure that I get all my daily allowances of each, without going over in calories, sugar, sodium, or fat.  However, I NEVER look at how much iron I'm taking in.  Now that I look back over my food diary from the past month, I hardly went over 30% of my daily iron.  And since I've been paying attention to it the last couple days, I realized how hard it really is to get your daily value of iron (from natural sources anyway). 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

FIt Mama Farmer's Market, plus Banana Bread, Chicken Pita and Super Easy Quiche Recipes!

This past Wednesday was my first day going to the Tulsa Farmer's Market (on Brookside).

 I wasn't really sure what to expect since I've never made it down there.  But, I did bring my weekly meal plan and grocery list (from  View the free meal plans here on 100 Days of Real Food FB Page.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fit Mama's Fave Workout Classes, Plus Yummy Parmestan Crusted Chicken Recipe!

Well, it has been about 3 weeks since Lifetime Fitness opened here in Tulsa and I have definitely been taking FULL advantage!  Since I finished my half-marathon, my schedule has opened up a bit to try forms of fitness other than running for my training. 

Do you belong to a gym?  Many people I know that belong to a gym go maybe a couple times a month.  That is DEFINITELY not worth the $60+ per month they pay in dues.  Here are a couple tips for getting more involved at your gym and getting your money's worth! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I'm Alive! Big Race Results, BEST EVER Chicken Quesadilla Recipe, and Food Prep

Well last week was a complete nightmare.  It started with my 2 year old vomiting, she obviously caught some sort of stomach bug.  Then Wednesday I woke up feeling off and my 9 year old woke up sick.  We went to the Dr and she had strep.  She missed school for 3 days, more than she has missed all year!  I was very sick through Saturday.  I went to the Dr on Friday and was diagnosed with a migraine.  I had never been diagnosed before but it is worse than just a headache!  It affected my whole body and made me very sick.  After recovering from that, I caught the stomach bug my 2 year old had.  That started Friday night through Saturday.  Sunday was my big half-marathon race in Oklahoma City and I hadn't eaten in 3 days and was still feeling very weak.  I knew that I had every valid excuse not to run but I also knew how disappointed I would be if I didn't run my race.

(Here I am with my babies the day before my race in OKC.  I was very ill here but hiding it pretty well)