Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

This weekend was a blast! Although I only got one decent workout in, it was totally worth it to spend some time with the people I love. This is what I spent my weekend doing:

*Babysitting one of the cutest babies on the planet.
*A great treadmill workout at a semi decent pace.
*Celebrating my best friend's bday...happy 26th E!
*Having great late night fun with my hunk and his best friend, D.
*Trying on a bridesmaids dress and going out to lunch with some great gals.
*Having a movie/pizza night with my lovely little monsters and the chunky hunk.
*Eating a delicious breakfast with my parents.
*Shopping for groceries with only one monster in tow (heaven!)

Ahh. Anyway, I apologize for not posting the workout that I had promised earlier in the week...but I will post it soon! Hope everyone had a wonderful, restful, relaxing weekend.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What's in the BIG salad?

"Big lettuce, big carrots, tomatoes like volleyballs..."

One of the chunky hunk's and my favorite meals, whether we're dieting or not is the BIG SALAD. It's a great way to get in 2 or more servings of veggies, a serving of lean protein, and even a serving of dairy.

Since there's a blizzard bit of snow on the ground, I won't be taking the monsters to the gym today, instead I'll be trying out some fun home workouts. Stay tuned for the workout later in the week.

There are so many different varieties and ways to make a big salad, it's so much fun to get creative with your meal. So, with no further adieu-here's your big salad.

BIG Chicken Salad
Makes 2 servings
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 cups fresh spinach
1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
1 cup chopped red leaf lettuce
1 cup shredded carrots
3/4 snap peas
1/2 cup brocoli
1/2 cup cauliflower
1 cup shredded cabbage

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup fat free croutons

Place chicken breasts in a medium stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and let boil for 2 minutes, turn heat down to simmer and cook 15 minutes or until done. Drain and let cool. Dice chicken and marinate in balsamic vinegar at least 2 hours.

Place lettuce and all the ingredients but the garnish in a large bowl and mix well. Serve on two plates, top with garnish, marinated chicken, and dressing of your choice.

Without dressing: 406 calories/serving

And just because I can't resist showing off my monsters, this is Big Monster, holding my new favorite salad dressing. 90 calories per serving, so even if I use this, the entire salad is still under 500 calories. Yahoo!

Enjoy your snow day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Week 2 Goal

Happy Monday readers! (Is there anyone out there?) I hope everyone had a fun and fit weekend! Although I didn't get in a lot of "real" working out, I certainly got to chase my little monsters around a lot. That counts, right?

Week #2 Goal:
1)Get at least 10 miles of running in this week
2)Add a new workout move to the blog every week

Hope everyone had a great day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Why do men lose weight faster than women?

A good friend of mine and fellow girl on the quest for a healthier lifestyle shared this great link with me today. The article has a lot of great points, as men do tend to lose weight faster than women. Take for instance, my chunky hunk...we both started our weight loss journey at the same time, the start of the new year. We have both lost 5 pounds, and (let me gloat a little) YAHOOOO! While I've been hitting the gym 4-5 days a week, doing home workouts the other days, cutting calories, and given up my 2 guilty pleasures of coffee with cream and sugar (yum,) and beer, chunky hunk has cut out soda and beer and tried to eat better. How is it, that I am sweating my chubby butt off, and he has not done a shred of exercise, and we've lost the same amount of weight? This article will unlock some of men's weight loss secrets. Check out this article and take notes, it has a ton of good points.

And in light of this article, I feel as though I should set a new goal for this week. I'm not only GOING to lose another pound this week, but I'm GOING to make my workouts count more and add at least an hour a week of pumping iron into my workouts.

What's your weekly goal?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

White Bean Chicken Chili

I'm always on the hunt to find delicious yet healthy recipes. Since my husband and I are both currently trying to eat healthier and drop some weight, our dinner menu has become depressing bland horrible a tiny bit boring. In talking about our dinner menu for the week, I had suggested turkey chili. Since we're both a bit tired of traditional chili and I have quite a few cans of white beans in my pantry, my chunky hunk suggested that we try out a white bean chili. And really, what's more filling and wonderful than a big bowl of steaming hot chili during all the snow the East coast has been hammered with lately? And the best part? It's under 500 calories a serving!

White Bean Chicken Chili

1 cup water
1 cup chicken broth
2 large chicken breasts
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can navy beans
1 can cannelini beans
1 hot pepper of your choice
1 large bell pepper
2 tbsp. chili powder
dash S&P
2 tsp. hot sauce (or more, we used 4 tsp.)

Place chicken in a large pot and cover with water and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 2 minutes, turn down to low, and let simmer for 15 minutes or til done. While chicken is cooling, pour the beans into a crock pot, slice both peppers into small sections and add to crock pot. When chicken is cool, discard broth and shred or dice into bite-size pieces, add to crock pot. Season with the chili powder, S&P and the hot sauce. Stir well and let cook for 3-4 hours on high or 5-6 on low.

Makes 4 servings.
405.6 calories per serving

Monday, January 17, 2011

Let me introduce myself...

Welcome to Fit Mommy! As this is my inaugural post, let me introduce myself, my name is Kt, and I'm a liar. YIKES, you caught me! I am NOT a fit mommy as my blog advertises, quite the opposite actually, I'm a chubby mommy. As much as that hurts to put that in writing, it's the truth. This is partly due to the fact that I've had 3 babies in 3 years. The other part you ask? I love to eat.

I've decided I want to be a fit and fab mama, not a fat and flabby mama. In order to do so, I need to drop a few...or 20...pounds. Enter the 60 day slimdown, a group of facebook friends who have all decided to ditch the overly processed, stick to your thighs type food, hit the gym a bit more, and slim down to become a healthier version of ourselves. The slimdown started last week, but since my entire household came down with the bubonic plague stomach flu, I didn't get a chance to write until now.

I've wanted to write a blog for a long time, so I figured this was my chance! Even if only my mom no one reads this blog, at least I will have completed one of my many goals to do before I turn 30. This blog will be a chronicle of my weight loss journey. I'll be sure to include exercise tips, weight loss advice, lots of healthy recipes, and of course, I'll pepper in a few stories about my crazy little girls.

So far I'm down 5 lbs in 2 weeks. I feel great! Although there's not much of a change in my appearance...I feel like a new, sexier, sassier Kt. Changing my diet and adding in more exercise has made me sleep better, have more energy and feel happier. And really, isn't that what everyone wants? I hope you'll join me in becoming a fitter, happier, healthier person!