Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hike #2 Completed

Hello!  So far this Saturday is off to a great start!  I went on a hike this morning! 
Last year one of my fitness goals was complete a hike which I did.  I hiked Temescal Canyon in August.  I swore off hiking after that, but I mustered up some interest to try hiking one mo' time!

So today I hiked Fryman Canyon!  This is definately a better trail for the out of shape beginner that I am.  It was still a challenge, but definitely more doable!  I had my camera all aready to go to get views of L.A and Burbank but there was such a heavy Marine Layer this morning.  So disappionted....but that just means I have to go back! LOL! 

Nothing too exciting, but here is the GPS of the hike:

This cold is finally at the end...I hope.  the congestion is almost gone and the coughing has left me!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dinner & A Blog post

Again I have fallen off the Blogging Bandwagon.  Tonight I blog to you as I finish my dinner!  Tonight's dinner was one of my boiled dinner creations!  Chicken & Broccoli.   It's tasty and oh so healthy!

I filled one of my skillets with Chicken Broth added some Garlic Powder, Lemon Pepper seasoning and Mrs. Dash Chicken season, covered and brought that to a boil.  Added my chicken breasts.  Covered and brought to a boil and kept covered for close to 10 minutes.  Added my broccoli florets.  Covered again for 2 minutes and Voila!  Dinner is served!

Okay no more about food and dinner!  I have not gotten on the scale for the last 2 weeks, but I do have a progress report!  On Sunday I finally had to modify my belt! LOL!  Yes Modify!  I was at the last hole on my belt for a while.  Sunday when I put my jeans on, I couldn't do the loose belt thing I needed a belt that fits.  So I forced a new hole into the belt.  Much to my surprise when I marked the hole, its a good inch or so away from the last hole!  Woohoo!  Look See:

I don't have much to report.  My eating has been all over the place, I have not been able to work out as I would like too.  I have been fighting this cold for over 2 weeks now.  Made a visit to the doctor last week, but I am still struggling with this thing!  Hopefully I can shake it soon...I have a race next week!

That's all for now..see you next time!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekend Recap...

View from the Marina
Marina Del Rey

I have been fighting a cold, but I am at the tail end of my sickness.  Saturday I set out to get 12 miles in for my Bike race in July.  I headed out there and I was feeling pretty energetic, and got 19.38 miles in!  I was so surprised!  I am glad I covered that many miles...that is 1/2 way to what I need prepare for.  Unfortunately in my ambitiousness I ventured into Marina Del Rey.  I have never figured out how to get around the Marina, so in years past I have always ridden to it turn around and just head down south to Hermosa Beach.  This weekend, I decided to tackle to Marina.  I know there is a path that will get me around the marina into Venice beach, and I was determined to find it.  I found part of it..and then some how I ended up on the streets.  I was on Lincoln blvd, a narrow 2 lane street in Marina Del rey with no bike lane!  I was terrified, and thought I was gonna get hit by a car! I am happy to report I made it without being injured!  I really had a great sense of accomplishment after I did that ride...I really had no idea I could do that much.
Saturday Bike Ride

After my bike ride, I ventured down to Redondo Beach and hit the Sauna.  A nice relazing hour in the sauna to detox and destress!  I felt really good aftwards!  I made juice...Beets, carrots, ginger & apple.  I don't know why, but the juice tasted salty to me!  But I made myself drink it, I hate wasting things!

I then finished off my night with a movie...The Call!  It was really good, I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much.  It was a good suspense movie. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Rethinking wearing Jeans....

Hmmm...not sure what to say.  But every now and again, I wear something that I feel makes me look smaller.  Now last week we had a function for the Arthritis Foundation, and in my true lazy form, I just wore jeans and a hoodie.  After seeing some of the pictures from the event, I was HORRIFIED!  What I say in the picture certainly did not match with what I thought and in all honesty, I looked like I was getting fatter! LOL!

So today, I decided to wear a dress to work.  The weather is rather nice here in Cali.  My personal opinion of this dress is that it is figure flattering.  I find it does a great job and hiding my hips!  So I ponder...Maybe Jeans are not a good clothing choice for me?  Maybe I need more dresses in my wardrobe?  Hmmm....So much to think about.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013

March is here!!!!

Oh crap!  March is year...the first quarter of 2013 is close to an end!  Time is getting away from me!  I see its been a few weeks since my last update.  So today will just be a quick recap and update!

In preparation for the Beach Babe Cycling event in July...I bought a new bike!  I got to ride it twice so far!  The weather is all over the place, so I am trying to ride while the weather is nice!  My brothers were here visiting.  We had a good time.  They went to an L.A. Kings game, we ate, we were merry, we had fun!  I did get them bot to join me at the beach for a ride!  Overall it was a great visit!  It was the first time my oldest brother came to visit me since moving to California.  So it was a little special moment for me.

Not much new on the workout front.  Still doing the same things, walking, running, spinning, and weight training.   I did make it out to a BGR event this weekend in Griffith Park.  This was my first time at Griffith Park.  It is a nice park!  Here is a pictures of the group on Saturday

BGR Griffith Park 3/2/13

These last few weeks have been a little emotional!  Luckily not for myself, but so many friends are going through things and they are just hurt.  I've been spending so much time listening to their pain, listening to the hurt and sometimes its a bit overwhelming.  But everyone needs an ear that will listen and not judge.  And I know it's time to pray and intercede for people.  It hurts me to the core of my heart to see so much pain in the hearts of my friends.  It is a surreal, for the lack of a better word, to be in this situation.  My friends are hurt, I'm hurting and going through, and they come to me for comfort.  I had to remember, I am not on this earth for myself, but I have a purpose to fulfill! 

Well that is all for now. I hope the days ahead are better and I can stay on track with my posting!  Take Care