Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bringing It



Do I ever have a list of small successes this week ;-)

1) Wingnut and I began our ambitious journey with P90X. If you are unfamiliar with the program, it is a 90 day workout regime that employs the concept of muscle confusion as a method toward better physical fitness. The program has core workouts, cardio, plyometrics, yoga, kempo, resistance training, stretching, and a complete ab workout. We've already completed one week and it is incredibly hard, but also very fun. If I weren't doing this with my hubby I hardly doubt I would have endeavored to even try this, but I am really glad we are. I have no desire to get "ripped", but I would like to slim down and tone up, and this will do the job quite nicely. By the way, yoga is by far the toughest of all the workouts and that is coming from a former dancer!

2) If you fly with the FlyLady we are working on the dining room and entrance areas of the house. This week I tackled our hall closet. Things were beginning to fall out of it every time we opened the doors so it needed a good clearing out. Here are before and after photos:



3) I made delicious "Maui" burgers for dinner this week and low and behold, the kids loved them! I grilled turkey burgers and pineapple. I then melted cheese on the burgers for those that wanted it (Karate Kid and I had habanero chile cheese on ours). The burgers were then topped with grilled pineapple and homemade honey mustard sauce. They were really yummy! While I don't think turkey will ever completely replace ground beef around here, it will offer a change of pace and taste.

So what are your small successes this week? Join the rest of us gals and post yours at Faith and Family Live.
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5 comments:

momto5minnies said...

Sounds like a pretty successful week.

I think my husband and I are going to get back to p90x. It is an awesome program!

Walter said...

Hey Mau,

Welcome to the P90X fold! My favorite part of week 1 is the inability to get my arms high enough to wash the top of my head in the shower. Yoga is by far the most difficult workout to complete with the video...but a downward dog never felt so good once you are able to work the kinks out. It's amazing how much you can sweat without moving off a 6' x 2' space! The workout I sweat the most on is plyo! When I'm done I can wring a cup of sweat out of my shirt. The Maui burgers sound great. My kids actually love turkey burgers and adding the grilled pineapple, habanero cheese and honey mustard sauce is a great touch. Keep Bringing it!

Love Your Bro

ViolinMama said...

Awesome on P90! I have done it once...on a visit to a friend. VERY demanding, but I bet it get results! I'm doing a 30 day boot camp challenge at home with the Active (Wii) so I hear you!

I so need to start flying with the flylady again!! I've been on a vacation lol!

Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Party of Eight said...

Great successes! I'll have to pass that turkey burger recipe to Ryan...oh, you should also add your latest fb status to the list, too! (or add it to next week's!)

munchesmom said...

Congrats on the successes! The closet transformation looks wonderful & the Maui burgers sound delicious. I can't wait to try them out here.