Oh my goodness, I feel a major cold coming on.  I’m not sure who to blame, my patients or my children!  I am totally not looking forward to going to work tomorrow!  Hopefully these cold symptoms will disappear overnight!  I can dream right?! It’s been a busy week.  My boy’s school had a teacher’s convention so they were off school for three days.  Lucky for them I booked all their dentist, doctor’s and optometry appointments in those few days to catch up on everything!  I also was in a bit of a fender bender earlier in the week.  That was awesome! My poor Honda Pilot is only two months old.  I was tried to be nice and understanding to the sweet little old lady that made the illegal turn and hit me and my kids, but inside I was pretty upset!  BUT I still did make the time to work out and get some good recipes in!  I’m sorry I’m pretty much the worst blogger ever and only get to the blog once or twice a week! I was hoping to do one daily just in case down the road there was somebody out there that wanted to follow my same workout programming, but so far I haven’t done the best job! I will try harder though!  Below is the recipe for some awesome tacos that I made.  I originally tried to make cauliflower tortillas for this recipe instead of the lettuce wrap, but I was obviously not doing something right.  2 heads of cauliflower and 1 hour later I only had 6 tortillas…don’t get me wrong they tasted fine, but the juice was just not worth the squeeze.  I ended up having my husband buy some corn tortillas on his way home from work. 😦 However, the cilantro lime salsa in this recipe is delicious!! I highly recommend it to use in other meals as well!


I also made a pesto chicken spaghetti squash bake.  I almost lost it on my 6 yr old when he told me “Mommy, you know I don’t like this stuff”  before I even put his plate down.  He has never even tried it before…He likes chicken, he likes pesto, and has no idea was spaghetti squash is to even make that comment.  I ended up sounding like an old hag mom lecturing him about all the time I spend in the kitchen trying to make him and his brother healthy good tasting meals and blah blah blah…Wow I’m really starting to sound like my mother.  In the end, he ate it and LIKED it! Typical….


Tuesday I ran 4 miles with one of my docs.  We felt like we were going sooo fast, but it took us 39 minutes to finish those 4 miles. Maybe it was because we were talking the whole time…..oh well…at least we ran.  

Wednesday’s workout :

3X5 Pause Front Squats @ 100% of last week’s 8rm – (STRICT 3 second pause in the bottom at absolute bottom depth)(my weight #125)


Run 800m
20 Hang Clean to Thrusters 95/65#
Run 400m
10 Hang Clean to Thrusters 115/85#
Run 800

I finished 13:58.

Thursday’s workout:

the planks were supposed to be handstands against the wall..but we don’t have any wall space in my garage…we clearly need to do some garage cleaning.

1:30 Plank with feet on 20″ box

5 rounds of-
15 Burpee Box-Overs 24/20″
15 KB Swings 24/16kg

1:30 Plank with feet on 20” box

I don’t quite remember but I think this took me about 15 min….

Saturday’s workout:


15 minutes for 3×5 Power Clean & Push Jerk @ 80% of arm (I did #115)


21-15-9 of:

C2B Pull-ups
Clean & Jerk 115/75

I finished in 9:58

Also, I have been including 3 rounds of 10 Good Mornings and 20 (20″) box step ups with the barbell on my back into my warm ups…trying to keep that booty up and get those hamstrings warmed up!

Embarrassing story…..  My neighbor who I have never actually spoken too came over to drop off some of our mail that got in her box.  I was laying on the ground half stretching/half daydreaming/half dying after my workout when she walked up.  I hopped up feeling like an idiot…said thank you…then realized Justin Bieber was BLARING through the Pandora station I had on.  I”m not sure if i imagined her weird look or if she actually gave one…but I was pretty embarrassed.  When I workout I seriously zone out.  I could really care less what song is on, all I care about is not hearing myself breath.  My husband can’t stand this because John Legend or something will come on and it won’t bother me a bit, he can’t workout unless it’s Avenged Sevenfold or something else fast and heavy.  Maybe if I cared a bit more I wouldn’t have been a 30 yr old mother of two caught daydreaming and listening to Justin Bieber….

Sidenote! My Advocare Post-Workout powder came in! Somebody had told me it was super yummy!! Well guess what?! It’s not!!!  I am an Advocare distributor but I will fully admit that it is not my favorite tasting product.  It’s not bad…I guess I just had high expectations since somebody pumped it up to me so much.  I mixed it with 1/2 water and 1/2 organic chocolate milk and that was pretty tasty…I can deal with that! I do feel like it has made a difference in my recovery.  I’m not nearly as sore as I usually am.  This week I’m going to try and hit the weights and running a bit harder and see how it feels!