New layout

I am SO excited right now!  Thanks to my awesome sister (who designed the blog header) and my amazingly geeky husband (love you, honey! :) ) I have a new and improved layout.  This has taken a little bit of time, mostly because we are all busy people and I’m a little bit anal.  Haha. 😆 It’s all been tested so hopefully you’ll have no problems navigating around.  Let me know if you see anything that’s “off” and of course if you have any other comments.

Today’s food highlight was the pretzel ham & cheese sandwich I made for lunch.  Other foods included the following…

Barney butter/banana waffle sandwich with green grapes on the side

definitely the best quick breakfast!

root veggie pie with ww biscuits

chocolate pumpkin bread slice with vanilla tea

Total calories consumed today: 1290

WORKOUT

Today’s workout was awesome!  My husband and I started with a little Shredding action 😉 I’m so happy he’s doing it with me!  It just makes the whole working out experience so much more fun.  We’ll see how motivated we both are tomorrow after work.  The plan is to do the dvd the moment we step in the house instead of waiting until it’s near bed time, like I have been doing :) Then I grabbed my ipod and hit the gym for a 5 mile run (+1/2 mile warmup and cooldown walk).  Btw, since Adam is using some of our dumbells (he’s purchasing some heavier ones tomorrow) I’ve been using just the 4 pounders with 1lb gloves while doing the Shred dvd.  And here is what my 5.5 mile treadmill workout looked like.  I was very pleased with myself :)

  • 0.15 mile walk at 4.3 mph, 0 incline
  • 0.25 mile run at 6.3 mph, 0 incline
  • 0.25 mile run at 6.5 mph, 0 incline
  • 0.5 mile run at 6.7 mph at 0 incline, 0.25 miles at 1.0 incline, 0.25 miles at 2.0 incline, 0.5 miles at 0 incline
  • 0.5 mile run at 6.8 mph at 0 incline, 0.25 miles at 1.0 incline, 0.25 miles at 2.0 incline, 0.5 miles at 0 incline
  • 0.5 mile run at 6.9 mph at 0 incline, 0.25 miles at 1.0 incline, 0.25 miles at 2.0 incline, 0.25 miles at 0 incline
  • 0.25 miles at 7.0-8.0 mph (kept on increasing the speed because I was excited that I was nearly finished!)
  • 0.35 mile walk at 4.3-4.5 mph at 2.0-7.0 incline

Breaking the run into short (0.25-0.5 mile intervals) made it fly by.  The 0 incline intervals were either recovery from the incline intervals or introduction intervals into a slightly faster segment.  I felt great during the run!  Love love love when that happens 😀 Workout stats (combined shred + treadmill)…

  • Duration: 1:16 (+ short stretching session at the end)
  • Calories burnt: 655 (40% fat)
  • Ave HR: 147 (76%); Max HR: 189 (97%)

Time to prep food for tomorrow.  I’ve been slacking off in that department lately, which results in very hectic mornings and uninspired food. We don’t want that on this blog! 😆 Hope your weekend was good! :) Thanks for reading :mrgreen:

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15 comments to New layout

  • Lovely, lovely layout and I like your new picture! Sounds like a fun weekend and I’m glad to hear the hubs is joining along in the shredding. Have a good Monday!

  • Totally digging the new layout – you sure have a talented team behind you! Love it!

    And mmm scrumptious eats!!!

  • LOVE the new layout. And lucky you to have Adam shredding with you!

  • LOVE the new look!!

  • I love the new layout! Very fresh and modern :)

    I think my husband is going to start doing the Shred with me as well. It’s a lot to do before a run, well… for me anyway! I did it yesterday before my 8-miler, and had to wait a bit to run! I should get some heavier dumbbells in awhile, like you have :)

  • K

    LOVE the new layout and header! Your sister did a really good job!!

    As for the biscotti Q: I cut my logs with a really sharp knife in one swift motion – skip the serrated knives like some recipes say and don’t cut it like you would cut a loaf of bread. Hope that helps – I’ve had some crumbly biscotti in the past too so I feel your pain :)

    • Elina

      Thanks, K! I tried the serrated knife route but a regular sharper chef’s knife worked better for me too. I’ll keep it in mind going forward :)

  • It really does look great and gives the blog such an energetic, clean feel! Well done to the sister and hubs!

  • ohh lala very nice!

  • sister inna

    hey i like your new profile photo a lot! goes with the theme :) i’m glad everything turned out ok i know you were stressed out for a while there 😉 that pretzel looks FANTASTIC mmmmmmm

  • Lovin’ the new layout :)

  • what a great new layout! i love the header!

  • Hi! I recently found your blog and really admire your outlook on eating and fitness. I like how you said you allow yourself a weekly pastry and give yourself a day without calorie counting. Are you able to do that without thinking about calories at all or feeling guilty? Or did that part take time? I would love to be at that place with food! Great blog!

  • Elina

    Hi Sara, welcome to the blog! Glad you like it :) To be honest, if I stick to healthy eating and calorie counting for 6 straight days I have absolutely no problem in indulging. I feel like I deserve it and the “damage” that I do during the day I can usually undo over a few days, and then I am usually able to lose a bit more weight until the next splurge :) I do, however, feel guilty if I mindlessly eat (especially for several days in a row) because then I feel out of control. I haven’t gotten this balance thing 100% yet, but I’m working on it :)

  • Tiffany

    I love the new layout! Looks great :)

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