Two Lives, One Lifestyle

Back to Basics by Kelli
June 10, 2010, 7:17 pm
Filed under: Kelli

Hi all!!!  I cannot wait to post pictures of the new house.  I just need to get them off of the husbands camera 🙂

As you know, I took a little bit of a cooking hiatus during the moving fiasco.  Now that my kitchen is all unpacked and (almost) organized I could not wait to start cooking again.  This kitchen has A LOT more counter space, more storage space, and is just bigger and better in general.  I can’t wait to remodel it a bit.  I am going to take down the hideous border, and Stephen’s grandparents have offered to replace the flooring as a house-warming gift!!

Tonight, for my first real home cooked meal in my new kitchen I decided to go with the almond butter sauce that Caitlin posted about the other day!! It was simple  and delicious.  The sauce filled my kitchen with a sweet smell that reminded me of the candied almonds that were all over Disneyworld.  I put the sauce over sautéed shrimp and was thrilled with the mix of flavor.  Next to the shrimp I had a spinach salad with some Annie’s balsamic dressing, and fresh strawberries from my garden.  All in all, a simple and perfect first dinner to be cooked in my new kitchen 🙂

I am off to cross items off my GIANT to-do list!!!

Do any of you have a dream kitchen??  Are you happy with your current kitchen??  What would you change is money was not a worry?

Post Marathon Life by Kelli
June 10, 2010, 7:39 am
Filed under: Kelli, Workout

Hey all!  I hope you are having a lovely week!!!  I cannot believe it’s already Thursday!!  That is probably because I am only working Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week 🙂 .

I am slowly starting to get back into a new routine after spending so many weeks some what obsessed with marathon training.  Especially in the last 5 weeks or so my life has completely revolved around marathon training.  Blocking time for long runs on the weekends and runs throughout the week, increasing my portion sizes to help control my uncontrollable hunger, and going to bed super early due to the exhaustion.  I was looking forward to a less intense schedule, but last night I started to wonder…  Whats next??

Whats next for food?  My portion sizes will need to shrink because I simply do not NEED that much food anymore.  I will also be able to re-introduce things like dairy and beer during the week (REALLY looking forward to that one 🙂 ) .

Whats next for exercise?  I am looking forward to going to spinning and Bikram yoga classes again.  But I also do not want to lose a lot of endurance when it comes to running.  I have always been a slow runner, so I think I will work on speed next.  I want to get my 5K time down to 30 minutes or under.  I also am looking forward to strength training.  My strength training took a back seat when I got heavily into marathon training, and I’m looking forward to getting toned all over!!

Has anyone out there run a marathon??  Did you have trouble adjusting to a regular exercise and eating schedule afterward??