Friday, August 5, 2011

Love, forever

Move that body: 30-minute Jackie Warner DVD and short walk in VFF

Once upon a time, on a blog oh so familiar, a girl would share things she liked. Well, loved, actually. And then she got knocked up. Food didn’t taste the same. Workouts weren’t as fun. And life? It revolved around one thing: a baby.

While life still revolves around that baby, things are a changing and slowly (very slowly) getting back to normal. So it is only appropriate to bring back Friday love.

Food. When I first read the directions for this recipe, I thought it was insane. The Food Network wanted me to sear chicken breast and then bake it for 10 minutes. Insane. Seriously insane. There was no way those thick as thieves chicken breasts would cook in 15 minutes. And, if they did, it wasn’t going to be right. But right they were. Oh, very, very right. Juicy. Flavorful. And very versatile. The Tequila Chicken itself is good (and as leftovers in quesadillas, on a salad or as a sandwich) but the method works with any marinade. Try it. Now.

Fitness. I’m not sure this is a certified love but the newest accessory in the Healthy Strides is a definite like. And it, well they, just might surprise you.

Vibram Five Fingers KSO Blue-Grey Mens Shoes

A pair of Vibram Five Fingers KSO. Yep. I’m going barefoot.

Well, sort of.

I have been contemplating a pair for a while now and bit the bullet yesterday after seeing the running store’s Facebook post about a new shipment. I plan to walk – and only walk – in them as a way to strengthen my lower body and prevent injuries as I make my post-baby comeback.

Life. Can I just say that I do have one of the best husbands – if not the best ever – in the whole world? He took Miles and Denali for a walk this morning so I could get my workout on with Jackie Warner. I may regret it tomorrow when I can’t walk but it was nice to have that solo sweat session.


Life, part two. There’s nothing more fantastic than a napping newborn – especially one who naps long enough for you to go to grocery store … all by yourself. 

P.S. Did you really think I’d do a love post without this little one?

What are you loving today? Who’s tried Vibrams and has words of wisdom?


  1. I love Friday Love!!!!!

    VFF, good luck people love them but they scare me!!!

    Once again, Miles is adorable!

  2. You know I have them! The only advice I can give is to start out very slowly, even if you are only using them for walking. Everyone I've read about who got injured did so by going out to run 2 miles the first day.

    I started with 1/2 mile walk and moved my way up. Up to 4 miles in them now. Woohoo!

    The guys at the running store may provide advice too, I know some of them wear them at work.

  3. hip hip hooray! Hip Hip Hooray! HIP HIP HOORAY!!! Welcome back Friday Love - I love me some Friday!!!!!!

    First, barefoot huh? Hmmm! Can't wait to hear how you like them. I talked with Casey at 3RRCo the other week as he was wearing them while working as a way to help his feet recover faster between back to back long runs of 12+ miles. I hope you like them and they help you reach the goal(s) you're aiming for.

    Second, that's some quick cooking chicken girlfriend! Wow! I'm scared, but might have to just trust that everything else you've inspired me to cook has turned out fabulously!

    Third, seriously - how CUTE is Miles????? OMGoodness! I can't stand it - he's adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't put enough explanation marks!!!!!!!! Cutie for sure!!!!

    Love the Friday Love!!! :)

  4. You got them! I can't wait to hear about how you like the Vibrams. I am still stalking them at the local sports store and haven't bitten the bullet yet. Miles is sooo cute. Makes me want one ;)

  5. Glad you were able to get a quiet workout in!! :0) Love those Vibrams! I haven't tried them yet! Your little boy is soooo sweet! :0)

  6. I have a pair of VFF sprints. Can't stand them for running,but love them for xtraining and walking.