Archive for January, 2011

January 31, 2011

Will run for p.i.z.z.a!

The gym is not my friend on a sunny 70 degree day.  I’ve never been a huge “gym rat,” but after deciding I needed some variety in my workouts, I knew I needed to get my butt to the gym to do an awesome treadmill workout as seen on Peanut Butter Fingers.

I tweaked a couple minor things, but overall Peanut Butter Fingers gave me a great workout!

  • 0-3 minutes/Incline 1/ Speed 4.2
  • 3-5 minutes/Incline 7/ Speed 4.2
  • 5-9 minutes/Incline 1/ Speed 6.8
  • 9-10 minutes/Incline 1/ Speed 8
  • 10-15 minutes/Incline 7/Speed 4.2
  • 15-19 minutes/Incline 1/Speed 6.8
  • 19-20 minutes/Incline 1/Speed 8.5
  • 20-25 minutes/Incline 7/Speed 4.2
  • 25-29 minutes/Incline 1/Speed 6.8
  • 29-30 minutes/Incline 1/Speed 9
  • 30-35 minutes/Incline 7.2/Speed 4.2

If you want to sweat–you’ll dig this workout! 🙂

To compensate for the sweat, I popped an Amy’s organic pizza in the oven.  I rarely buy frozen pizza because I find home-made is so much better, but Amy’s is definitely worth it.  Plus, they have a pretty neat story of how they started their business. http://www.amys.com/

Within 15 minutes I had a delicious dinner.

Love knowing all those ingredients!  No surprises there!

Let me tell you, if I could run everyday for this pizza, I sure would! Now, it’s off to help J-Man get better soon!

Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!  You deserve it. 🙂

January 29, 2011

Taking care of my man, J-man

Yesterday, my man underwent a procedure that will (Lord willing) allow him to breathe out of his nose.

When J and I started dating, we were going to college in Minnesota.  (If you’ve ever experienced a MN winter, you’d know the biting cold that takes your breath away during the months of December-February.  I didn’t realize how miserable it was until I moved down south and went back to visit last Christmas.  Wow.)  Anyway, during our years of knowing one another I always knew J had a hard time breathing out of his nose, but had no idea how bad it was until we were married and I lived with him.  It’s amazing how much energy it takes out of you when you’re constantly fighting for air.  Bless his heart, he even ran a half-marathon with me during this time…and did well!

We finally decided to check into what he can do after having a procedure done 5 years ago.  We researched and found a great ENT doc and met with him more than once to go over the procedure.  Yesterday around 3:30, he was on his way to recovery. 🙂  Yay!

So, what does one make when one is sick?  Chicken Noodle Soup of course!  After finding a recipe I knew would be a winner courtesy of allrecipes.com, I headed to the store to get a few ingredients.

**Items not pictured are:  chicken, basil and oregano**

  • 1 T. butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2-1 cup chopped carrots
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can vegetable broth
  • 1/2 lb cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups egg noodles (if you prefer a thicker soup, add more egg noodles. 🙂
  • 1/2 t. dried basil
  • 1/2 t. dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste!

**NOTE:  This meal took me 30 minutes to put together!  Not bad!**

After cooking my chicken, I did a little chop here and there of celery, onion and carrot and off to the pan to sautee in 1 T of butter for about 5 minutes or until soft.

Then, I added my veggies, chicken, chicken and vegetable broth to a nice big kettle and put a dash of basil and oregano into the mix with 1 1/2 c of egg noodles and heat thoroughly.

Looks good, but needs one last thing…

mini SALTINES.  Now, this is how I take care of my man. 🙂

Here’s my question for you…what’s your favorite food to eat when you’re under the weather?

January 28, 2011

A fresh start!

Hey sweet things!

For those of you who followed me over from http://non-fatvanillalatte.blogspot.com/ thank you! Welcome to Little Miss Fitness!  After contemplating whether or not I should continue blogging, I realized that I needed a fresh start and dose of direction to keep up a blog I’m proud of.  So, here it is!

This blog will give you a glimpse of three of my favorite things:  healthy living, healthy eating and the latest Today Show news.  I hope that these tips and insights into my life will inspire and encourage you as we all try to choose a healthy lifestyle today! It may not always be easy, but it sure can be fun!

WELCOME FRIENDS!  I can’t wait to start this blogging journey with you!