Flashback Friday: Better Late Than Never!

by Kristine on November 16, 2010

in Blog, Family, What I Ate Wednesday

No, you’re not crazy….it is Tuesday, and this is last Friday’s post. I was having a couple of issues with the blog, and wasn’t able to post images.  What’s a blog without pictures right?! Hence, it prevented me from publishing this post till now.  Last week was a good week of fitness, fun and food!  Although now I have a killer cold…ugh.  Brent and I are off the detox!  Will get into that in a sec.  First things first, a “Flashback” photo.

I’ve was thinking a lot about my Mom last week.  I think with the holidays coming, it reminds me of her.  It was her favorite time of year.  I miss her so much.  For those of you new to the blog, I lost my mom in September 2007 to colon cancer.  She was so healthy and cancer does not run in our family.  It was a huge shock.  This photo was from around my 24th birthday August 2004.

mom me.jpgSo Brent and I are feeling good being off the detox.  We’ve been feeling like our bodies are “functioning” better!  I was anxious to try a few new recipes last week and have some variety!

Food last week:

Tried a new recipe I posted.  It was from Cooking Light, the Slow Cooker Thai-style Pork Stew.  I had a bunch of flank steak on hand (super lean) so I used that instead.  I actually ended up doubling the sauce ingredients, but I probably didn’t need to.  I ended up cooking it longer than I needed to, so a lot of the sauce ended up evaporating.  It was delish!

Thai Style Pork (or Beef) Stew – My version

thai beef stew slow cooker.JPGAlso had some people over last Sunday for dinner.  Did a healthy Turkey Lasagna, with salad, and the Date Squares for dessert.  They were a hit!

Date Squares.JPGThey are soooo good, and MUCH healthier than the original version!

On Thursday (Rememberence Day), Brent and I ended up going to a friends house to see her new baby.  He was soooo adorable, and Brent could see my baby fever from 10 miles away!  I know what being a new mom is like, and the lack of sleep and good food, so I brought over a couple goodies for her, which were well received.

My Pumpkin Loaf

pumpkin loaf.JPGI did a modification and used spelt flour versus oat flour.  Came out great!

Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins.JPGI posted this recipe in the Recipe Club  last week.  Its a healthy take on my Mom’s recipe!

I also have been playing around with a healthy fudge recipe, and came up with a really great one!  I’ll be keeping it a secret for a little while longer.  Will be filming a video of it very soon 😉

Sienna’s Picture of the Week:

Being the fudge taste-tester.  I think she liked it! Non?

sienna fudge.JPGNo update with the doggies, its been rainy, so they’ve just been chilling out indoors.

Workouts This Week:

Did some great workouts!  I was pretty sore after (from Wednesday’s & Friday’s workouts!)

Sat/Sun – OFF

Monday – OFF

Tuesday – 30 min cardio at gym (eliptical)

Wednesday – Bootcamp.  Went to a class.  We did 200 kettlebell swings, plus a interval circuit

Thursday – Interval workout at Gym with my GymBoss (love that thing!).  It was a shoulder/arm focus.  I will post this workout soon so stay tuned!

Friday – 45 minutes cardio at Gym (Stairmaster, intervals)

Sat/Sun – OFF

As mentioned last week, I’m trying to scale back my workouts.  3-4 days a week max.  I should be doing 3 only.  Its tough, especially when I’m used to working out 5 days a week typically.

Now being SICK this week, I haven’t worked out since Friday.  So this week I may only get in 1 workout 🙁 Urgh, hopefully I get better soon.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s FAVORITE FIND WEDNESDAY!  I’m super excited about this one!!!

xo Kristine

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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