Archive | December, 2012

Motivation Monday

31 Dec

This is more of a silly post :) Enjoy Everyone!

Poster

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Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGojEyYBmwc

I’m totally the Dandy runner!

Mantra:

“Pain now…beer later.”

Happy New Year Everyone!

Question: What type of runner are you?

Tina

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Cupcakes on Sunday

30 Dec

Gingerbread Cupcakes

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Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon all spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup molasses
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup soy milk
2 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup brown sugar

Icing:
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup margarine
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, all spice and salt in bowl and mix. Whisk oil, molasses, syrup, milk and margarine on a separate bowl. Add the wet Ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until smooth. Fold in brown sugar.

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Fill cupcakes liners two thirds full and bake at 350 for 20 mins. Let cool for and hour before icing. Makes 12 cupcakes.

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Prepare icing
Cream shortening and margarine with mixer add powder sugar 1/2 cup at a time until smooth. Add vanilla extract and beat for 5 mins till fluffy. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

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Finally some decent weather!

30 Dec

Yesterday I decided to go to a spin class! I have been wanting to make it to a class at the gym for a while, but things were just not lining up! It was my first spin class in over 2 years, and I thought with all my running and exercising it was going to be a BREEZE! Well I was humbled for sure =/ level 16 was my “honest working level” as the instructor called it…and I had to WORK hard! My end result was somewhere around 430 calories burnt, 20km distance and as you see 53:00 minutes of sheer pain! I guess I need to do this more often!

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Finally it has warmed up here in the city! -10 with the windchill but SUNNY! I went for a 7km run, and as you see, was quite sweaty when I got home. I saw other runners today, 3 to be exact! I have not “run” across anyone by my place while running in about 2 weeks!

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This was the inside of my running jacket, the whole back was full of water…or sweat…I donno!

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I seriously can’t believe my legs were working today after yesterdays spin class…by the way…my bum is SO sore!

After my run, a little later we all went to an outdoor rink! As you see, Parker wanted to sit in the chair instead of pushing it! Although, he did do some work ;)

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I had this lettuce wrapped burger for dinner. The burger presents well, but was not that great. I found it really watery…

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I am undecided if I will hit up another spin class tomorrow, I have to work at noon and the class starts at 10am. Mind you with that hour in between I may have enough time to go to the Running Room and pick up our Resolution Run race packages!

Goodnight!

Challenge wrap up and my spinny morning!

27 Dec

Okay seriously, I promise coffee does not normally affect me like this, but I had this GIANT mug of this french roast coffee ( a present from a dear friend).

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This massive chocolate biscotti (sp??) was to DIE FOR!

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I was so hyper..so much that I picked up Adams guitar and was attempting to learn a thing or 2 today. Adam even face timed me from work to see if he could help me out because I was getting frustrated.

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He also came home from work on his lunch break to help me learn the difference between chords and notes…

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I am determined this coming year to play something…anything…just one song is all I want!! I am not greedy! I think my fingers are now telling me to just relax, it even hurts to type a little with my left hand!

SO today we officially wrapped up our Christmas waistline challenge!!

SUCCESS!!!!

Waistline Challenge

Tina and I only budged a bit by half an inch over the course of the 5 weeks but this week we are BOTH back at what we originally measured in as!
Week 1
Tina -28 inches
Jenny-31 inches

Week 5
Tina -28 inches
Jenny-31 inches

BTW The package with giveaways for January’s challenge JUST arrived!!!!! YEAHHHH!!

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