Oct 21, 2011

workout update and my love for chicken!

Happy weekend Ocean Dreamers! 

Have any fun and exciting weekend plans?

I'm a week strong into my workout program and so far so good! I've worked out 4 days this week (will be 5 total after tomorrow) and I'm feeling stronger and more determined. My biggest fear is that I'll cave and start binging on something yummy...but I am determined to eat food in moderation and I have a support group to motivate me along the way.

Want to know my action plan?
  • Hit the gym 5 days a week and do at least 45 minutes of cardio, burning at least 400 calories during each workout. 
  • Limit my food intake to 1,400 calories daily (suggested by my brother who is a trainer and he based it on my height of 5'5)
  • Cut out sweets but if I absolutely have a snack attack I am allowing myself to eat something small and in moderation! 
  • Overall I want to lose 20 pounds. Every 2 pounds I lose I am going to treat myself to a scoop of ice cream or a cup of chocolate covered gummy bears, lol. 
Part of my plan is to eat healthy foods including chicken, turkey, fruit, and vegetables.Thankfully I'm not a huge beef lover like I used to be so saying no to hamburgers, steaks, and more is easy for me to do.

My favorite thing to eat is chicken. There is so much you can do with chicken to create a scrumptious meal. There are a number of chicken recipes I really need to take the time to explore and I'm determined to be more creative with my meals and start cooking more often!

Confession: I'm so not a cook, I'm more like the character in the book The Undomestic Goddess, lol. I can't believe I just told you that...oh well, I'm only human. ;) By the way if you haven't read this book I suggest that you should! It's hilarious.

But on to my first chicken recipe that I first want to master...

  • 6-8 chicken drumsticks and/or wings
  • 6 tbls tomato ketchup
  • 3-4 tbls fruity brown sauce
  • 2 tbls worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 tbls brown sugar 


  • Heat oven to 180oC.

  • Cook chicken drumsticks and wings in oven for about 30 minutes.

  • Mix other ingredients together. (Fruity Brown sauce is found next to the tomato ketchup and brown sauce in supermarkets).

  • Take chicken out of oven and drain liquid away.

  • Pour sauce over and cook for another 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 
  • Tada! Okay...maybe with the two tablespoons of brown sugar I should wait to make this meal after I lose my first two pounds, lol. It looks so good though, doesn't it?

    Have a happy weekend and if you are on a workout and health quest like me - good luck and you can do it!


    1. Dayum woman, look at you go!!!

    2. Looks yummy!! I've eaten so much good chicken lately. And your workout routine seems great! I wish I had time for all that; keep it up!

      xo, gina


    3. Let me know if you want any recipes. I've been practicing making new dishes--with mixed success--but have discovered some pretty easy, delicious, healthy combos! My new favorite is miso soup with mixed veggies and tofu (or chicken) :)

    4. You so got this, girl!!! I'm glad you have a support system - that makes a world of difference! Good luck!

    5. I need some motivation to get healthy.

    6. just came across your blog when you commented on mine, It's A Want. I really love your blog so far and this is a really inspiring post! Keep up the good work! I'm going to subscribe to your blog.. hope u do the same for me :) :) have a great night!



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