Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day! Swimsuit Weather Approaching!

Happy May y'all! May marks the official start of summer here in sunny Tejas. That means it's time to show off all that hard work OOOORRRRRR... if you're like me, work your arse off like your life depended on it every day this month so that you don't look like a beached whale when steppin out poolside in a few weeks, days, err hours... crap. Yup, that's right, I'm takin' the plunge (literally) when the hubs gets off work here shortly. I have been confined to the house ALL DAY with two rambunctious potty training 2 year olds since Monday and mama is about to lose her mind! Sooo, we are going to take a little walk down the road to the community pool this afternoon.

With that being said, my booty is going to integrate a little May plank challenge into the daily routine! I saw this on the RunJunkEes page and thought, why not?! I don't think I would be able to survive the wall sit or squat challenge with my running and insanity, but this I can do!

You should totes join me!
In other news, I will be finishing up the Advocare 10 day cleanse tomorrow and will post my results on Friday! I don't know if it's because I got sick with some kind of stomach bug this past weekend or what?? But, I gotta tell ya, I have yet to feel a surge of energy, and I have been eating really well, very clean and very healthy (except for ladies night out, I totally ate a grilled chicken sandwich and sweet potato fries). So, I'm not sure what to think of it yet. I kinda wonder if everyone tends to report feeling great and having lots of energy because of the Spark drink. I try to avoid caffeine as much as possible, so opted to not use it, although I hear it's great. So, I feel like the results I have on Friday will be from plain 'ol hard work and eating right - sorry folks, just my opinion.
I am currently half way through week 3 of Insanity and I gotta tell ya - Sean T kicks my ass! But I know I'm getting stronger! I'm really looking forward to next week when I get to switch it up and do some new routines. I love it, but it does get a little boring.
The hubs has been eyeballing the pork tenderloin in the freezer for a couple weeks now and asks daily when I plan to make some pulled pork, so since today is day 3 of potty training, I caved and agreed to make it, even if it's not the healthiest (like at all) meal on earth, it is damn good! Here's the recipe:
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
1 onion, chopped (I totes cheat and buy the pre-chopped onions from the produce section I HATE chopping onions!)
6 cloves minced garlic
1 t ground pepper
1 c tomato-based chili sauce, I use Heinz Chili Sauce
1 c Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce or Stubb's BBQ sauce (or your fav sauce)
1/4 c packed brown sugar (I use splenda brown sugar)
1/4 c cider vinegar
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 boneless pork shoulder or tenderloin, about 4 pounds
8 buns of choice, or tortillas, or baked potatoes
Condiments of choice
-In a skillet, heat the oil and cook onion and garlic until soft. Add pepper, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and set aside.
-Trim the pork using a sharp knife to remove as much fat as possible. Place the pork in the slow cooker and pour the warm sauce over the top. Add the cup of additional BBQ sauce on top. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 9 hours, until the pork is very tender and falls apart easily. Time this so you can finish the dish about 25 minutes before you plan to serve it.
-Place the pork on a large cutting board. Pour the sauce into a shallow bowl and place in the freezer. The fat will start to firm up and come to the top, making it easier to skim most of it from the sauce.
-After the pork cools, use two forks and pull the meat apart into shreds. Place in a large serving casserole or platter with sides.
-Heat the de-fatted sauce and add enough to the pork to moisten the meat. Cover and keep warm.
I usually eat mine on Mission Low carb wheat tortillas sprinkled with a little low fat cheese and low fat sour cream. The hubs likes his any way he can get it! With some baked beans on the side. I'll have to post a pic once it's all finished tonight, as I'm not in a habit of photographing my food!
Anyhoo - hope y'all are having a great hump day!


  1. I'm anxious to see your 10 day cleanse results. I am starting it and Insanity on Monday. That may have not been the best idea! Good luck!

    1. I'm sure you'll do great! And don't get discouraged if you can't keep up or if you can't do all the moves. This is my second time doing Insanity and I still can't get through an entire set without taking a breather or getting water. But I can tell you that it is making me a better/faster runner! You shouldn't have any issues with starting the cleanse and Insanity at the same time - just make sure that you are recovering with some kind of protein/recovery drink after your workouts. I may or may not obsess over Tonia's abs in the video - oh you'll see! Good Luck!