Thinner Leaner Stronger Week 1

Day 1 

I friggin loved this book and I devoured it in a matter of days! I’ve dog eared so many pages!

Weigh in – 174.4lbs

 I took my before pics 


Urgh! Breakfast was this 


I need to find a better protein powder because 400 calories for 2 scoops is stupid! 

My macros are set up for 

I went to the gym and completed day 1 workout which is chest and calves 

My weights were 

Incline bb 40×10 for 3 sets

Incline DB 15lbs each x10 3 sets

Bench 35×8

Dips on the assisted machine

Calf raises using 25lbs each 12 reps 3 sets

Seated raises 45×12 3 sets

Followed by 20 min of HIIT sprints on the treadmill. 

Drank a protein shake post workout, ate 4oz of sweet potato with 2 tbsp of natural PB! 

Lunch was 74g lean thin sliced steak with mustard

I’ll figure out the balance of my macros but my goal is to stay 50 calories under my target daily limit.

Supper looked like this 


Day 1 complete and not hungry!

Let the cutting season begin.

Confession – I’m tired of Running

*This post has been written as part of the GoodLife Fitness blog ambassadors program. All opinions expressed are my own. 

This post scares me. 

I just don’t feel like running. What is wrong with me? I’m an Ultra runner? I should be out there everyday killing miles but I just don’t want too. Am I burned out? The worst part is I really just don’t care right now.

Back up a bit here though – I had a goal, a dream a huge desire to run and complete a 50 miler this year. 

And I did it! 

2 weeks later I ran a marathon. 

3 weeks from now I have a 50k. 

Honestly, I can’t wait for this summer to be over. I’m kinda done. 

So what ha been occupying my mind ? Lifting! 

Even when I was training for races I still lifted, I will never look like an ultra runner with their sleek slim physiques. I’m too big for that! 

My brain has been overloaded with info from Muscle For Life blog and I love the info he provides. 

So I have been hitting GoodLife Fitness hard doing as much as I can. Today was leg day , something I avoided when running because I always thought I was doing enough.

I am noticing changes already even though I’m not doing a real program yet- more to come on that! ( stay tuned ) 


Nutritionally speaking I will be making changes too. I still need to reduce carbs but I know my protein intake isn’t high enough yet – more to come on that too! 

So for now I’m sticking my life motto of ” Do You” and I’m doing whatever feels right to me. I don’t need to be anything other than that. 

Keep moving, Eat right and Have FUN! 

Low Carb Keto Tex Mex Meatloaf Cups


These were so yummy and so dang easy to make! 

Here’s my stupid easy throw together low carb meal

1lb apprx ground pork 

1lb apprx medium ground beef

1 cup salsa , then a few tbsp for topping 

Crushed up pork rinds – 2 heaping handfuls ( this is your replacement for bread crumbs) 😉

2 eggs

1/4 cup shredded cheese 

Garlic powder, chili powder,cumin apprx 1.5 tsp each 

Mix everything up in a bowl, spray 12 muffin tins and then bake in a 380 oven for about 25 min


Top cups with a little salsa before baking.


Once cooked too with shredded cheese and pop back into oven for a minute to melt cheese.


Serve with sour cream and more salsa! 


Enjoy

Low Carb Yum Bacon Everything

So lately I’ve been tossing around a few different ideas on how to cut weight while staying strong and not losing muscle. I think I’m going to give this Ketogenic Low Carb High Fat plan another go. 

I’ve been doing ALOT of research on it and I’m liking what I read. I have a Type 1 Diabetic daughter and significantly reducing her carb intake is the best thing I can do for her. It definitely won’t hurt me to cut back on some carbs too. 

I’ve been making some pretty damn good meals lately and tonight’s is and will always be a favorite . 

I took 6 chicken breasts, seasoned with a Southwest BBQ spice and wrapped in 1 piece of bacon. Cooked on MED heat in the oven the broiled to crisp up the bacon. 


Then I sautĂ©ed asparagus in bacon pieces , basically cooking the asparagus in bacon grease! 

Once played I topped the chicken with a mix of Caesar and Spicy Ranch dressing! Holy Yum! 

My macros are set for 70-25-5 fats, protein, carbs 

I’m still adjusting and my proteins and carbs aren’t quite perfect yet. I’ll get there. Follow along with me and I’ll let you know how quickly I tire or bore of this lifestyle- but for now it is All Bacon All The Time! 

RUTS !!!


My third time running Run Under the Stars in Kentucky and it was my poorest effort! First year I ran 35 miles, then 31.5 then this year a solid 26.5 miles! 

It was all I had in my tank this year. To give me some credit it was 2 weeks post 50 mile trail race so there’s that! I did get to hang out with some pretty awesome people including Dallas Smith and the best RD ever Steve Durbin.


If you have to have any idea what the Barkley Marathon is you will know this guy, Laz ! Yes he wears a white button down dress shirt everywhere! 

This race for me is a reunion of all my Run It Fast friends that I see once a year. We had RIF #1 on a stick thinking he wasn’t going to be there but he surprised us all! 

Well, I plodded through race walking this event and finished with 27.13 miles and I had the best time ever.


I’m not there to win, I’m there for the party! 

BUT if you ever hear me say I’m driving to Kentucky again slap me! 

RUTS !!!


My third time running Tun Under the Stars in Kentucky and it was my poorest effort! First year I ran 35 miles, then 31.5 then this year a solid 26.5 miles! 

It was all I had in my tank this year. To give me some credit it was 2 weeks post 50 mile trail race so there’s that! I did get to hang out with some pretty awesome people including Dallas Smith and the best RD ever Steve Durbin.


If you have to have any idea what the Barkley Marathon is you will know this guy, Laz ! Yes he wears a white button down dress shirt everywhere! 

This race for me is a reunion of all my Run It Fast friends that I see once a year. We had RIF #1 on a stick thinking he wasn’t going to be there but he surprised us all! 

Well, I plodded through race walking this event and finished with 27.13 miles and I had the best time ever.


I’m not there to win, I’m there for the party! 

BUT if you ever hear me say I’m driving to Kentucky again slap me! 

Buffalo Chicken Cloud Bread Sammie – Low Carb 

I love sammiches! I love carbs! I love gluten – but I’m trying to keep my diabetic daughter low carb so I’m on the bandwagon with her! 

I had leftover crockpot chicken ( which is perfect for shredding ) so I made this today! 

Buffalo Chicken Salad 


Pretty simple! 

I used about 2 cups of shredded chicken

1 celery stalk chopped

1 green onion chopped

4 tbsp Frank’s Buffalo Sauce

3 heaping tbsp Mayo

Mix!

Now you can eat this stuff on anything, celery sticks, crackers or low carb tortillas. 

I chose to eat it on my “oopsie” “cloud” bread I made last night – you can find the recipe Here 


Yum freakin oh! Here is the nutrional stats if you made 8 servings of just the sammich mix only. 

No carb “bread” 

Well son of a gun! I made no carb “oopsie” bread on the first attempt with SUCCESS!!! 

I’m trying to work on a Keto Low Carb plan for my Type 1 Diabetic daughter, her sugars are crazy lately so when this worked I was stoked!

I 100% found this recipe on Pinterest and this is what it consisted of 

3 eggs seperated

1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar

3 oz cream cheese 

Pinch of salt

In a large mixing bowl beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until super stiff, key is super stiff! 

In a seperate bowl beat the yolks, cream cheese and salt until mixed and softened.

Fold the yolk mixture into the whites, gently Do Not Over Mix

Line a baking pan with parchment paper and drop by big spoonful mounds on the pan. I made about 12 

Bake at 350 for about 15 – 20 min, keep an eye on them though 

TA FREAKING DA!!!!!

I’m going to eat these with butter, peanut butter, sugar free jam and use them as egg “mcmuffins” 

Holy cow! This is life changing for us. My little Type 1 is going to gobble these up ! 

Just Do You 

This is a story about a girl, a girl who decided while on a 14hr running journey, that life needs to be lived and loved. She decided that she no longer needs to fit any molds, categories or labels. 

I have made the very conscious desicion to just Do Me! Whatever the heck that means. I’ve realized that I allowed myself to be categorized into a “said group” . A food group, yes I loved being a vegan but during my Ultramarathon I started thinking about chicken and tuna. Like right outta nowhere I wanted a god damn piece of chicken. I may or may not have been hallucinating a little because of the heat lol. 

I started thinking about why I was a vegan and why did I eliminate food groups from my life. I was never one who fought the animal rights causes because I grew up with a ” hunter gatherer” father who every year provided us with deer and moose. 

I didn’t like the addition of chemicals to my foodsand genetically modified foods where a no no. But every time I got a coffee and tim’s and they didn’t have soy and I opted to add cream I was a “cheating” vegan! Oh my! 

I started to think I Do Not have to explain myself anymore. I just fucking ran 50 god damn miles in treacherous conditions so if I want a tuna sandwich or a piece of chicken I’m eating it dammit! 


Tonight I totally indulged in this Greek and Feta salad with chicken and the world didn’t fall apart. 

Today I started googling Low Carb High Fat lifestyles because I have a Type 1 Diabetic child who needs to live low carb. First thing I thought- oh god I’m attaching a label to her? No , from now on we eat to fuel , eat to live and eat to be merry because you only live once so might as well enjoy it. 

So basically this post is about Doing You and what is right for You, no one else. Indeed to get better about not labeling myself because the guilt of failing these labels is too much. 

The one label I’m still attaching to myself is SOBER! I’m 68 days booze free and I feel amazing! 

Do You 

Using the Gym for Recovery

*This post has been written as part of the GoodLife Blog Ambassador program. All opinions expressed are my own.
The gym is a really awesome place. This is somewhere that many things can happen. You can use it for growth, gains,strength and even recovery. 

After this weekends 50 mile trail race I will be using GoodLife Fitness for 1 purpose- Recovery! 

My goals for the next 2 weeks are to recover and feel good. 

I will be spinning, foam rolling and doing lots of yoga and stretching! Thank god my gym can handle all these things. I plan on popping by on my lunch breaks or between appointments so I can recover in a nice cool air conditioned facility. My body will thank me! 
How do you recover ? Let’s discuss 

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