Transformation Tuesday

Yes.. we see these post all the time and I never thought I would do one but here I go…

Back in July I really started to focus on my eating and getting back into working out. This process has had many ups and downs and disappointment with my sprint triathlon  performance.

However, I trusted the process and put in work. Recently I have notived clothes fitting better and have started to have patient’s recognize my hard work.

I’ve been  doing this for me and I’m  feeling better from it. But, it is always rewarding when others see your hard work too!

I’m still not where I want to be but I am on my way! I want to start lifting more consistently and I start training for the half on Dec. 4!

This is a crazy wild ride but trust the journey!  

~R

Foodie Friday: Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa

At my school the parents do what it called “Thankful Thursday”. This is where they bring the teachers goodies to eat! If you know anything about teachers you know they love to eat! 
Last week a parent brought Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa Cream Cheese Dip! I know sounds spicy and a bit weird (Texas!), but it’s not it’s actually quite sweet and yummy! I plan on making this for a Christmas party I am having! I found a great recipe here Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa! 

Try it and let us know what you think! 

-E

Yummy Sunday Cornbread

Ok so it’s not Friday, but with Thanksgiving right around the corner I had to share my favorite Corn Cornbread recipe.

Never would I have added corn to my cornbread, until at work one year a parent made us some! After that I was hooked! Below is my favorite recipe. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can whole kernel sweet corn (do not drain)
  • 1 can sweet cream corn
  • 1 package jiffy cornbread mix
  • 1/4 stick of butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

  • Mix eggs, cream corn and whole kernel corn together.
  • Add: butter and Jiffy corn bread mix, Pour into well greased 8×8 casserole dish.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees.

Enjoy! 

-E

13.1 Training Day 3

So I’m two days into my 13.1 training, day three is today! Finding time to log in the miles is the difficult part for me. Working full time teaching and then coming home and clocking into mommy duties! 

What I enjoy about the Train Like a Mother Finish It 13.1 program is that it gives you various options. For example today’s workout is Cross Train or Rest day. Also on the workout plan there are water bottle and coffee cup icons. The water bottle represents workouts that you “must do” in order for you to be successful in your training! I will say the runs have helped me get over the soreness of TreadFitness! 
Happy Almost Friday! What are your weekend plans? 
-E

Day 15- Thanks & Planks

Today is day 15 of our Thanks and Planks November!

Today I give a special thanks for my health.

This is something many of us take for granted until we have an issue.

Working in the healthcare field I’ve learned to be more appreciative for what I do have and not take it for granted.

On a daily basis I have someone who wishes they could run again. While I know I’m blessed to have both my legs and minimal  pain there are days I don’t  want to run. 

I try every day to truly appreciate my health .

Side plank 25 second holds

Keep up with us daily on social media @reignitefit

~ R

TreadFitness (CrossTread for a Cause)

Saturday we signed up for a  TreadFitness class where the donations went toward an awesome cause to stop bullying in schools! We must admit we were nervous Rachelle took this class years ago so she knew what to expect, but for me this was the first time. 


We were greeted with a smile by Brittany at the reception desk. She had us complete our paper work and make our donation, she then showed us around the gym and the equipment we would use, and introduced us to our instructor Dre. 

It was now go time! We had a small class so Dre was able to give us awesome feedback, corrections and motivation during the workout. You begin the workout on the treadmill with various intervals of jogging and sprinting and inclines. I’m not going to lie it was tough, but the great thing is you are able to set your own pace and still get the most out of the workout. We then hit the floor for weights, and arm, back and ab work.  We got back on the treadmills for more intervals and then back to work out legs.  I have been having issues with my knee and Dre was great at giving me modifications and still allowing me to have the TreadFitness experience! The music kept us motivated and the class upbeat! 


We will return and really wish there was a TreadFitness closer to where we live. If you want a workout that challenges you, is not just another gym workout and is fun please try TreadFitness! 

My half marathon training starts on Tuesday, hopefully I can add TreadFitness to my training! Now to football, laundry, lesson plans and my kiddos! 

Happy Sunday! Go Cowboys (Our COLTS have a bye this week)! 

-E