Saturday, September 22, 2012

BIG CHANGE

Hello All!

I would like to announce that The Fit and Fit Life is moving! To locate the new site follow this The Fit and Fab Life or http://thefitandfablife.com/ Please stop by the site and have a look around I love sharing workouts, fun trips and food!




Friday, September 21, 2012

Finally Friday

Happy weekend everyone! This week has been a doozie and I am happy to finally put the lid on it. Of course Monday I will have to open the box again so I am taking advantage of my rest days.

This weekend Duane is working so I am solo on food! Lucky for me he pre-cooked me chicken and fish for the weekend. Yes ladies he is taken :)

Last night I was once again spoiled and Duane made me dinner. Duane is sticking to his diet and has lost almost 8 pounds! I am really proud of him for sticking to this next I am going to work on him running with me.




We had baked salmon steamed snap peas and a yellow bell pepper with balsamic vinegar. I loved the added flavor! I also was not allowed to put any salt on anything- yes I might have salt issue.

Duane is pretty much off carbs of any kind but will have some occasionally. I however am trying to only eat carbs in the morning then a small amount with lunch to keep me going. Dinner is a lean meat and veggies! I will also usually let myself have some kind of fruit.

Enough food talk lets talk workouts. I am devoted to get back to working out 6 days a week-which has NOT happened this week. I am hoping tomorrows workout will get me back in the groove and I haven't lost it all. I think a week off helped me actually I needed the mental break and I am trying not to beat myself up about it.


I was reading another fitness blog the other day and she said something along the lines of "I have put in 9 miles today and 5 of those were pushing that dang heavy stroller" What? 9 miles and with twins in a stroller? All I could think was Allison stop being such a big fat baby! Get your butt out there and get busy.

So this weekend I am workout ready and getting it done. I will post workouts tomorrow before I head out to the gym.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Workout Playlist

Whew! This week has been BUSY and my body is feeling it. I have also been extremely naughty and not hit the gym at all this week. Yes ladies and gents this is my first "bad" week I have had in quite sometime. I have been so focus and working really hard. This week life happened and I decided to be lazy and slept not go to the gym. Bad idea.

I have vowed to take Bogey on a run tomorrow morning and made Duane promise a nice long walk tonight- even though I really just want to eat cookie dough and watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Ok maybe not the cookie dough but that show cracks me up!

As I installed the new update to my iPhone this morning I realized I haven't shared any workout playlist. To be perfectly honest I usually just pick a station on Pandora- they have workout stations with a good mix. However here is what is currently on one of my favorite workout playlist.

Whistle- Flo Rida
Drive By- This is Not a
Take Me or Leave Me- Glee Cast
Brokenhearted- Karmin
You Don't Know You're Beautiful -What Makes you Beautiful
Want U Back- Cher Lloyd
One More Night- Maroon 5
Misery- Maroon 5
Stronger- Kelly Clarkson
Toxic- Brittney Spears

As you can see I am in a bit of a pop mood today. I usually like happy pop sounding music when working out. I also like the pandora thing since I honestly don't like to spend 20 dollars a month on new music- yes I am a cheapo!

I like to imagine I can dance in the real world I cannot. 

Change is a coming for The Fit and Fab Life! I am still trying to workout all the details but will keep all of you posted.

Duane made salmon for dinner so I m off to stuff my face!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dallas Dinner and Boot Camp Sign Up

Some fellow co-workers were in town and we decided to take them for an adventure to downtown Dallas. We settled on a  Hoffbrau Steak House which was a great choice! I also commend the steak house for keeping everything a reasonable price. 

I chose a 7 oz. sirloin which only was about 13 dollars which included a salad and a side. The group also got an order of fried pickles to share.  I decided that I wanted a baked potato tonight and went ahead and ate about 1/4 of it. The bread basket was calling to me so I gave in and had a roll as well. My steak was cooked was cooked perfectly to medium rare and and couldn't have been happier! 


Our group sat outside on the patio since it was a beautiful night. We enjoyed eating and talking through the night. This old lady was worn out! 

Dinner Group




I also made a decision to start a boot camp in a few weeks. It is called Best Body Bootcamp- I am so very excited and Tina who is facilitating the boot camp seems awesome! She has been beyond helpful and answered my million questions.

 I also really like it since the workouts are for you to do when you decide to workout. I have a hard time with commitments like a boot camp every day at 5am. I just like making my own schedule and with Duane's schedule I have to be flexible. 

I also am a fan of this camp due to the price! I have priced various camps around my area and I just could spend 150 dollars! This camp is only 25 dollars- something that is awesome and affordable. 

I am currently trying to motivate myself to take Sophie to the dog park. She might just get a good walk today! 








Monday, September 17, 2012

GrapeFest- Local Wine Festival

Everyone is going to think that Duane and I have drinking problem after the weekend that we had! Saturday was our brewery tour day which I blogged about earlier. Sunday we met a few of Duane's co-workers for a trip to GrapeFest which is held locally in Grapevine, Texas.

Duane and I arrived early to eat lunch and were quite impressed with the selections. I started the day out quite classy with a corn dog and a glass of champagne.



Duane decided that he wanted a glass of wine and a corn dog. Don't we know how to pair wine and food?

Duane also had his heart set on getting sausage at one of the vendors The Texas Pitstops LLC. We tried two different kinds the Smoked Buffalo Bratwurst and Wild Boar Bratwurst with Apricots and Cranberries. I am not going to lie the Wild Boar was fabulous! It was slightly sweet and you could taste the fruit that was added in. I was a big fan and Duane and I ate them both-so much for trying to stick to veggies!

 Smoked Buffalo Bratwurst and Wild Boar Bratwurst with Apricots and Cranberries

After we met up with the group we watched two of Duane's co-workers participate in the grape stomp. They didn't win but seemed to have a lot of fun! 

Stomping the Grapes! 

After the fun was over a few of the wives and girlfriends decided to do the wine tour. The tour cost 20 dollars and you were able to sample 147 different wines. Yes my friends 147 sips of wine will creep up on you. Proceed with caution if you venture here next year! When we met up with the boys Duane asked why I had this yellow sticker on my shirt- apparently when you get to 100 you are given this. Let's just say that I had  too much fun with the wine tour and the fun was still giving me a headache this morning. 

My wine tour buddies


Duane and I walked around for a bit after but he soon realized that I was indeed done with the day and took me to get cheese fries. Just totally blowing the diet this weekend!! It was fun and I was actual thankful for the food in my tummy! 

Aren't we too cute? 




Please remember to be responsible and never drink and drive!






Saturday, September 15, 2012

Brewery Tour and Pizza

September 15 is a special day in my world since its Duane's birthday. I also have a very good friend who has this birthday (Hi Nicole!!!) so I guess its double important!

I asked Duane what he would like to do for his day and he replied "nothing". Duane and I will forever be in a battle over birthdays. I love them and my family has always made a HUGE deal over birthdays- we eat big, make cakes and of course keep the drinks flowing! Duane on the other hand has deemed his birthday is just another day. Oh the horror!!!!!! 

Since he did not have a particular activity in mind I decided to suggest a tour of a local brewery. We drove to McKinney a town that is around 30 minutes from where we live and toured Franconia Brewing Company. As you know Duane has taken the hobby of home brewing up and we are addicted to good beer

Birthday Boy! 

We both really enjoyed the tour which takes about 45 minutes you get to drink a beer while listening to their brew process. After the tour is over you get to have as much beer as you want (no limit- wahoo!!) and mingle with the other guest and brewery staff. The cost of the tour is 5 dollars- bring extra if you would like a brewery glass. They sell them to drink you beer out of while on the tour! Also they only take cash so be sure to grab some if you are a plastic slave like I am. 

Our First Beer 

We spent the full two hours at the brewery looking around and drinking. I was driving so I only had one beer and sips of Duane's! Have fun and enjoy the delicious beer but please do not get into a car and drive home. 




What goes better with beer than pizza? Duane decided he wanted to try a new pizza place that we found in Lewisville called Carmine's Pizzeria. I was most impress with the New York style pizza which is my favorite! I ordered a salad and a piece of pepperoni pizza- a slice was the size of a normal pizza. Duane ordered a pizza with jalapenos, green olives and extra pepperoni- both were beyond fabulous. 



 I also attempted to get some veggies in my life and ate a salad. Duane found a new wing place for dinner so I am trying to drink lots of water. Duane is on a cheat day which his diet allows- I don't have a diet or a cheat day so this is new territory for me. 


Does your significant other celebrate birthdays differently than you do?

What do you think about "cheat days"? Love 'em or hate them?  













Friday, September 14, 2012

Food Truck Friday- Crazy Fish

Most days I go home for lunch or simply snack on various foods while I get caught up on emails. Today a co-worker mentioned that we had food trucks coming so I decided I would try it out.

Apparently I was feeling quite brave today and ordered from the sushi truck. Yes I ate sushi off of a truck and it was the bomb. These people know how to do sushi! The food truck is called Crazy Fish I chose the "Eye of the Tiger Roll" and the "Crunchy Philly" I will say "Eye of the Tiger" won as my favorite the capers on top were a nice touch!


My Rolls
I was also impressed that I got 2 rolls for only 10 bucks! In my book this is a good deal on good fish. They also had about 10 different sauces to try I settled on good ol' soy sauce and Wasabi. YUM! 

(Sorry for the Iphone picture) 

I have been out of my routine for working out this week. I know again. I blame it on Duane when I am with him I tend to move towards the "weekend" mentality even when its Tuesday. I think since some weeks we only see each other one or two days we get in the habit of treating those days like the weekend. Its an excuse that we have used for far too long. I have to find a way to stick to my workouts and spend time with him. I tend to hit snooze at his house and at mine get up and going.

Today I was a slacker and slept in so I will be heading to the gym after work. I am proud that I haven't decided to skip. I keep saying all those great workout motivational things. 



 Here is what I plan to do today:



Just keep going my friends!