Faith Fitness and Laughter

Off Their Rockers and Self

on April 25, 2012

It’s Wednesday 🙂    Has it been a good week for you so far??  As I set here typing this up I am watching Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.  This show is hilarious!!!  Have you seen it?


I picked up the new Self Magazine today, (the one with Bethenny Frankel on it), and it has some great stuff in it!  One of the things that really caught my eye was this Drop 10 Plan.  Self even has a link on their web-site with tons of recipes, fitness, and food tips.

Another reason this interests me is because I have about 10-15 pounds that I would love to lose.  Here’s the thing.  It’s not really for vain reasons.  I just feel uncomfortable.  I have just been struggling on how to approach this journey in my life.  I have done this before, I know how to lose the weight, but it’s seems to be different this time.  I am not sure why it is, but it is.

Crazy as it sounds, I feel like I am having to start from scratch.  To sort of re-educate myself about fitness and health.  I do love a challenge though. 🙂

I have always been told (and read) that the best way to lose weight is cardio, cardio, cardio.  One of the sections in the Self magazine lays out this HIIT (high intensity interval training) treadmill workout.  What does it include??  Sprints.  As I read this, I was like…..”there is no way!” I have never even attempted sprints!  But you know what?  I am going to do it!  My question is this?   If I do treadmill sprints, should I still do different cardio workouts?  Or, work in some strength training?  My thought would be strength training.  Just wanted your opinion.  🙂


I tried to cut some calories from my breakfast this morning by using the PB2 instead of my Dark Chocolate Dreams on my GF toast.




Gluten-free toast, PB2, half a banana, chia seeds


The calorie difference??

Dark Chocolate Dreams: 2 tbsp=170 Calories

PB2:  2 tbsp=45 Calories

I won’t completely replace peanut butter with the PB2 because the PB2 doesn’t have all of the good fats that regular peanut butter does.



I also found a new recipe on one of my favorite blogs that I read: Sweet Tooth Sweet Life

Zucchini Banana Chocolate chip bread



Trust me, you don’t even taste the zucchini!  This bread is super moist! 🙂



I had a visitor while I was taking the pictures 🙂

Isn’t she sweet??


I am feeling a little sleepy tonight, so I am hoping to get into bed a little early tonight.  😉


Don’t forget!!  There is still a chance for you to get the Sweat Pink Shoe Laces!!


Question:  Have you ever just done sprints/running as your only workout?



9 responses to “Off Their Rockers and Self

  1. YAY! So glad you tried the bread out! 🙂

  2. I love chocolate zucchini bread. My mom used to make it all the time. So yummy!

  3. That kitty is really pretty! And I feel ya…in the past year I put on an extra ~20 lbs, and it makes me feel so blah! I try so hard but my motivation leaves me from time to time!

  4. I agree that HIT is good – but I think the key is working up to it (in my unprofessional opinion, that is). When I started running, sprinting was 7.0 on the treadmill and now the max for me is 9.5. I was doing a speed interval workout the other day and saw the guy next to me running at that speed like it was nothing! Do what works for you – the key is your heart rate!

  5. Maren says:

    sprint running workouts freak me out!!! More power to you if you can get through them. I’m wimpy what can I say. So I feel absolutely awful because I actually have a half finished red scarf sitting in my closet with your name on it… I’m a failure at all things crafty. Anyways I was wondering if you could send me your address again so I can ship you a goodie box. I owe you major because 1 I use those straws you sent me all the time, and 2 I am like 8 months late on your half of our bargain.

    You can e-mail it to me at Can you ever forgive me?!?!?

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