Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Day 67

It was a whirlwind Wednesday! After getting up at 5 am to do my dr. office work, we started out the day at VBS, then came home for lunch and then I threw on my swimsuit and push mowed the yard. I did the whole front and then started to do the back and thought I would put on my heart rate monitor and see how many calories I was burning. It took me 57 minutes to get the back yard mowed (and jump in the pool twice for a quick cool-off) and I burned exactly 300 calories. I figured that I burned at least another 200 doing the front that's around 5oo calories! That's great! Its encouraging to see that simple, every-day tasks like that can still be a good work out. After mowing and swimming, I came in and cooked dinner. The kids decided to go to VBS at one of the local churches in our town we dropped them off from 6:30 - 8:30. While they were gone, we got to sit on the couch together and eat our yummy dinner and watch some of our recorded shows that we like (American Gladiators and America's Got Talent). After we got the kids back home, we threw them in the tub and then into bed. By that time Matt said he was too tired to do the P90X work out...and I agreed. I'm really not that sleepy...but I only got 5 hours of sleep last night so I know I should get some rest. I will just count today as my "rest" day and on Sunday instead of resting...I'll do an extra work out to make up for it. (or at least that's my plan!)
Today's eating went well, I think.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with raisins and walnuts
Lunch: Protein bar and 1/2 banana, water
Dinner: Baked pork chops with apples and sweet potatoes (recipe from nutrition guide-Phase 3--So Good!!), steamed sugar snap peas and salad.
Dessert/snack: 1 light WW toast with strawberry rhubarb, 1 cup "diet" hot chocolate with 1/8 c. yogurt covered raisins and 1/8 c. chopped walnuts

If any of you is interested in the pork chop recipe, it's very simple. You just buy lean, boneless pork chops, a sweet potato and an apple. You core the apple and slice it into about 8 slices (rings) You slice the sweet potato into thin slices. Then on a peice of foil, you layer the sweet potatoes, then the pork chop and then the apple slices. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cinammon and then fold up and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
(I used 6 slices of sweet potato and 2-3 slices of apple per pork chop)


Anonymous said...

Thats a great workout, mowing that lawn! What a great opportuntiy to burn a good bunch of calories. Your Lucky to have so much lawn to MOW!

I think us and maybe 1 or 2 others in our entire neighborhood mow our own lawns and the rest all have lawn services. Mark loves to mow the lawn and says its good exercise for as long as your body is able...

Miss Got Wings said...

I'm with Candy- I wish I had a big yard like yours to mow. We've got a townhouse, so the association contracts out all of the lawncare. I love to mutli-task, just like you too. How's the HRM workin for ya? Do you think it's pretty accurate? I've been looking at a few different brands and would appreciate any input you have.