five five ten.

by Janetha on May 5, 2010

in meals,moves

hola! thought i would start with a spanish greeting~ that is about as far as my cinco de mayo celebrations go. oh wait, lunch was mexican-ish.. but we will get to that momentarily.

did anyone else notice the synchronicity in the date today? 5/5/10? i am a huge numbers geek.. so of course i was happy when i realized that 5+5=10! that is what the title is all about. in case you wondered.

first off, i would like to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to miss GC & miss jenny. i know i don’t always remember to make birthday announcements, but today.. i’m on it.

SO! thanks for all the great ideas for moves in my next upper body workout. i can’t wait to put some suggestions to the test.  but for now, i am already suffering from a mayjah case of DOMS in my chest and back. hurts so good ;)

i will go ahead and announce the winner of a copy of “this is why you’re fat” by jackie warner because i know that is why you all came to read this post, right? :P



this is too crazy. i looked at #122.. and look what her comment said! meant to be? i think so.


congrats! please email me your mailing address and i will have the book shipped to you right quick. it’s your lucky day!


i feel like posting random things today. that’s what wednesdays are for, right? of course right.

national food holidays for may 5:

  • chocolate custard day
  • hoagie day
  • oyster day

did you inadvertently celebrate any of these national food holidays? i didn’t. but i DID celebrate waffle wednesday!


meal 1: protein waffle + an orange @ 7:15 AM


i used my protein waffle recipe and blended the ingredients in my magic bullet:


and then cooked the waffles in my waffle iron. that i keep at work. that is totally normal, folks.



i drizzled SF log cab syrup on the waffles.


i also had an orange because it just sounded good.. albeit too many carbs for BFL standards. what can i say? i am in a fruity mood these days. 15 extra carbs is not going to kill me.


all together 305 calories, 3g fat, 43g carbs, 29g protein

wow. that was an early time for meal 1, no? let me rewind. i woke up at FIVE THIRTY IN THE MORNING today. yeah. weird. i think this wakeup call challenge is working. i got up, completed 10 minutes of plyometric moves and then hopped in the shower.

remember.. it is not too late to join in on the challenge! the person who racks up the most minutes will win a sweet prize and there will also be a prize awarded to one participant, selected at random. click here for details and email me to join!

i got to work at 6:30 and then left again at 7:30~ i had to head out to my physical therapy appointment.  i was originally just going to go straight to the appointment and then to work, but i was up-and-at-em’ so i decided to seize the day and get to work early. plus, that is where my waffle iron resides, so it worked out perfectly in the end :)

physical therapy is amazing. they put heat on my ankles, then did the ultrasound on them, then a long, deep tissue massage, then some crazy prickly/shocking medicine something or other. i could get used to this. i have another appointment on friday~ really looking forward to it! for those of you who don’t know, i am being treated for tendonitis in my inner ankles. i got it from running in the wrong shoes! so make sure you always buy the proper shoes for the way you run.

pages i have added to the blog lately:



now you know.

meal 2: chicken quesadilla! & veggies @ 12:30 PM


i decided to channel my inner future mexican last name (only 73 more days until i take marshall’s (mexican) last name!!) and had a quesadilla for lunch. i used a tumaro’s tortilla, a wedge of laughing cow cheese, 2 TB of trader joe’s corn salsa, 2 TB of sunflower market’s medium salsa and 3 oz of grilled chicken breast. 


veggies on the side for added volume and crunch!


i am addicted to mini bell peppers. thank you, costco.


all together 315 calories, 6g fat, 27g carbs, 29g protein

 blog posts for you to check out:

  • my guest post on eat the damn cake. now.. i know i usually don’t delve into body image and that sort of thing on my blog, but that is what ETDC is all about~ so this guest post has a slightly different tune. hope you enjoy my ramblings over there.  and a big thank you to those of you who’ve already commented on it :)
  • deb is a strong woman. and she is going through some stuff. serious stuff. just wanted to say i love you deb!
  • katie’s vlog is a must see. she talks about the insignificance of the daily let downs and why we should just be happy ALL THE TIME. seriously, this video will brighten anyone’s day~ if not by her words, by her super cute accent. love you kbwood!
  • april is freakin’ muscle woman. this workout of hers was inspiring to me~ i bookmarked it for future moves and i am just really impressed with the strides she has made towards muscle gain.
  • may is holly’s month. if this doesn’t get you going, i don’t know what will. make may YOUR month, too!
  • lisa’s got the moves! check out her videos on how to strengthen your core.
  • averie is getting lean & mean. she is currently training for a fitness comp and her progress photos knocked my socks off. wait, i wasn’t wearing socks to begin with…

that should keep you busy. and actually some of those links are old news.. as i am pretty dang behind the times. my google reader is still up around 300. i haven’t had a lot of free time lately.. and unfortunately, the first thing that has to go is blog reading. i am sure you all understand. but it is sad when i miss out on all the fun shenanigans you are all up to! i am sure that i will catch up one of these days.

meal 3: strawberries & chocolate protein shake @ 3:30 PM


i really, really enjoyed this shake! since i am out of vanilla protein powder, i’ve been using up my chocolate.  i usually mix the chocolate with either a frozen banana or with coffee to create a mocha.  well, today i was living on the edge (hah) and threw in four frozen strawberries with my chocolate EAS premium protein powder, 1 cup of almond milk and a bit of ice.


the result was creamy, dreamy and DELICIOUS. it may be a new favorite!

200 calories, 5g fat, 12g carbs, 28g protein


today was a HIIT day and my physical therapist has given me the A-OK to run.  i am still a little weary of running because of the pain, but i really miss running. weird, who am i? so i decided to take it easy on the treadmill and complete a higher incline, slower paced workout. i increased the incline and speed by just a hair with every minute that went by. after each five-minute interval, i went back down to the 5.0% incline but i didn’t go ALL the way back down to the original speed. i went back down to the second notch from the previous interval. this way, i increased the speed more and more with each interval. make sense? probably not.. but once you see the table it might click.

here it is:

“slow paced+increasing incline treadmill HIIT”

minute # speed (MPH) incline (%)
0-5 (warm up) 4.0 1.0
5-6 4.2 5.0
6-7 4.4 6.0
7-8 4.6 7.0
8-9 4.8 8.0
9-10 5.0 9.0
10-11 4.4 5.0
11-12 4.6 6.0
12-13 4.8 7.0
13-14 5.0 8.0
14-15 5.2 9.0
15-16 4.6 5.0
16-17 4.8 6.0
17-18 5.0 7.0
18-19 5.2 8.0
19-20 5.4 9.0
20-21 4.6 5.0
21-22 4.8 6.0
22-23 5.0 7.0
23-24 5.2 8.0
24-25 5.4 9.0
25-30 (cool down) 4.0 1.0

total distance: 2.3 miles max HR: 170 ave HR: 145 calories burned: 200

this workout was actually more challenging than it looks. if you are looking to slow it down on the speed for a day, give this one a try and let me know what you think!


should we talk about wedding stuff? or, actually, honeymoon stuff. ay, ay, ay. the honeymoon.

first we were thinking east coast. wait, scratch that. VERY first, we were thinking greece.

then we got real, and we were thinking east coast. turns out, it is about $1000 in airfare for the two of us to get back east. we decided that when we do spend the money to head to the northeastern part of the great US of A, we don’t want it to be on our honeymoon. well, marshall really decided this, and his logic makes sense. we want to chill out and relax on our honeymoon (and i will NEVER combine the words “chill out” and “relax”~ i won’t even type that horrible hybrid word. it is hideous and i hate it. i digress.) and if we spend the dinero (what up, cinco de mayo) to go east, we are going to want to see the sights, do the cool things and not lay around basking in the glory of our new marriage all day long.

so the east coast is out.

and it is safe to say florida is out, because it is the same price to fly to the carribean as it is to fly to florida.

we have been tossing around ideas. a cruise of the mexican riviera? a jaunt down to cabo san lucas? a cozy bed & breakfast in northern california? how about a camping trip somewhere in the mountains?

nothing is for sure. and i am sick of searching for packages on until 2 AM every night with no decisions made and a lot of sleep lost.


what i do know is that i want to go somewhere we have never been.. which rules out vegas, colorado, seattle, san francisco, santa cruz, san diego (and the majority of califonia.. actually).. but we also want to go somewhere fun, relaxing and warm.

the warm part won’t be hard. it will be the middle of july.

keep in mind.. we want to keep it between $2000 TOTAL. with flights and food and hotel and whatnot. and we live in utah… so with airfare included in that budget, we probably have to stay on the west siiiiide.

i sure do need some travel tips. if anyone has something to say to the effect of “HOLY CRUD, YOU HAVE TO GO HERE ON YOUR HONEYMOON!” then i am all ears! talk to me.


meal 4: garbanzo bean turkey bake & lotsa veggies @ 6:30 PM


i was so excited for these leftovers. truth be told, i was originally dreaming up a mexican fiesta of a feast for cinco de mayo.. but then i learned marshall would be out of town, so the novelty wore off. who wants to cook a fiesta feast for themselves?

well.. maybe i would. but not tonight. tonight i was dreaming of these leftovers. and they were just as good—if not better!—than the first time around. in case you missed it, here is the recipe.


and here is what i did to it prior to devouring…


332 calories, 3g fat, 40g carbs, 37g protein

by the way.. i had a fuji apple + 2 tsp trader joe’s flax almond butter while bloggin’. my camera card was in so i didn’t take a photo. but the snack totals were 146 calories, 5g fat, 24g carbs and 3g protein.

while i really miss marshall, i have been able to make myself useful and get all of my laundry done. if you know anything about me, this is something that happens about five times TOTAL in a year. yeah. i loathe folding laundry. it is usually in a clean heap on the floor of my bedroom.



it makes it quite the chore to find outfits every morning. i clean the kitchen once, sometimes twice a day. and love it. i don’t mind bathroom cleaning and i’ll even vacuum.

but folding clothes.. i hate.

maybe when i become a wife my habits will change.

but i doubt it.

for now, my room is in order:


we’ll see how long it lasts!

side note.. penelope jane never leaves my side. she’s the best.

i want to get to bed early tonight. i’ve been up since 5:30. that’s not normal for me. i guess when you become a morning person, bed time should come earlier. but i am a real night owl. and staying up late + getting up early does not typically equal the 7 hours of sleep that i require in order to not be a huge brat to everyone the next day.

not sure how i am going to solve this equation.

but i am sure that it’s time for a faux wendy’s (protein) frosty @ 9:30 PM


(recycled photo)

200 calories, 5g fat, 14g carbs, 25g protein

this brings my daily totals to:

40.13% protein

42.52% carbohydrates

17.34% fat

1500 calories


not too shabby.

that’s all she wrote.

buenas noches, amigos!


1. if you are married.. where did you go on your honeymoon? and if you aren’t, where do you want to go? i want to go to greece. i want money to grow on trees. i want, i want, i want.

2. what is your favorite mexican dish? two words: breakfast burrito.

xo. janetha b.

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katecooks May 6, 2010 at 11:35 am

what a great guest post! thanks for sending me to check out a new site. i feel you on the belly thing…i mean, in theory i am thin, but sometimes my belly sticks out like i am 5 months preggers and i cannot for the life of me figure out what i am eating/drinking/doing that causes it!!!!

Andrea May 6, 2010 at 11:36 am

We wanted to go on a Mediterranean cruise, but have booked Cabo. My favorite Mexican cheese enchiladas.

freckledfoodie May 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm

1. I would loveeeeeee to go see Australia!
2. My fave is either bean burritos or quesedillas!

I neeeeeeeed to get a costco membership. Those baby peppers would be perfect for my packed lunches! Actually, my mom has one, maybe i’ll just have to steal hers for a time ;)

Heather May 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm

My husband and I went to Victoria for our honeymoon and had a blast! Plus it was good on the budget, but we didn’t have to fly, we drove then took a ferry over. Big decision with little time left!

laura May 6, 2010 at 12:37 pm

i am from Spain so you have a home in my city Asturias!!!!!!!
Spain is awesome to spend a honeymoon.
i am sure that you will have a good time

kbwood May 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm

ahhh thank you SO MUCH for that shoutout!! THAT WAS SOO SWEET!! omgsh i love you!
i just got the vanilla EAS pro powda and i LOVE IT!!
I am still reading your bloggie even tho im taking a break!

Sara May 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Your waffles always look amazing, you are so lucky they let you keep the maker at work. jealous.

I think you should go to Arizona for the honeymoon. There are resorts there, yes? It’s local, (very!) warm, yet not too expensive. Airfare is always the problem, us Easterners cry about the cost of flying out west too!

Katie May 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I want a waffle machine at my work. What do you think the kids would say if I just started busting out the waffles in the middle of a math lesson? Last year I had a coffee maker in my room, and I drank waaaaaay to much so it had to go. :-(

1. I went o Mexico and laid on the beach for 9 days. Glorious.
2. Taco Salad

homecookedem May 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I love that you have a waffle iron at work, haha!! I wish I had one!!

1. Andrew and I went on a Caribbean cruise last summer for our honeymoon.

2. chips, salsa, guacamole, quesadillas, refried beans, chicken tacos, I can’t pick just one!!! ;)

Olivia May 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm

My husband and I went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and had THE. BEST. TIME. We first looked into it as a honeymoon destination because I heard it was inexpensive. They were so right. We booked a bungalow on the water at Punta Uva (ranked the most picturesque beach in the world in 2008) for a mere $400 for ten days. HEAVEN!

Therese May 6, 2010 at 1:32 pm

THANK GOODNESS YOU DIDN’T DECIDE ON GREECE!!! Have you seen the complete mayhem going on over there today after their government decided on a bailout! It looks like a Middle Eastern war zone!

I giggled like a little school girl at the word splooge. :)


Melissa @HealthyBites&Bits May 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I love your idea of protein pancakes, so simple but I never would have thought of that!

Megan May 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Hi there! I “lurk” daily and love your blog! I’m not married yet but I vacationed to Northern AZ and LOVED it! It’s gorgeous and I would imagine the weather would be perfect in July. I checked out some really cool ghost towns (in Prescott, if I remember correctly), hiked and rode in an air balloon in Sedona, and swam at some really neat National parks. I highly recommend it!

Mmmmm! Mexican! I LOVE chips and salsa and veggie fajitas and I def agree with the commenter above, Mexican isn’t Mexican without lots and lots of guac!

Lara (Thinspired) May 6, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I just LOVE that you keep a waffle maker at work. That is precisely why I think you are so freaking fun and awesome.

We went to Hawaii for our honeymoon, but we didn’t get to go until 6 months after our wedding. It sucked because we went home the day after we got married, but it was awesome to drag the whole thing out for so long ;)

My favorite Mexican dish, if calories don’t count, is just plain chips + salsa. Pure. Love.

BroccoliHut May 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I’m a big fan of chocolate-strawberry protein shakes. I highly recommend adding a bit of banana too!
I would also love to venture to Greece on my honeymoon. I guess I should nab a husband first.

inmytummy May 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm

We’re going to Maui for ours.

You should check out San Diego. It’s really nice.

Guacamole. I could make a meal out of that in itself.

eatolive May 6, 2010 at 5:07 pm

my honeymoon vote is def anywhere in the carribean :) you could absolutely keep it under two grand! ah, such an exciting time for you!! :) xoxoxo

StephanieinSuburbia May 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I see a lot of cruise suggestions here so they beat me to the punch. I was actually against a cruise for our honeymoon until my husband found a really unique one: The Panama Canal! He has traveled the world so finding a place where we both hadn’t been was a bit of a challenge. We loved this trip. Also, I’ve been to Puerto Rico a bunch (my fam is from there) and that can be a super nice trip…sun, sights, history and AWESOME food. And you can keep it relatively cheap if you stay in San Juan and eat at local places. Hint: the roadside food is the BEST and it’s super cheap.

Paige (Running Around Normal) May 6, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Man that physical therapy appointment sounds extensive! And pretty fun :) I used to get the electric shock twitch thang on my shoulder and I loooved it.
Husband and I went to Maui and Kauai. Par-a-dise. Absolutely amazing. But so freaking expensive.
Dominican Republic is another amazing place to vacay. Every think about going there? Punta Cana (in DR) is just lovely.

lynn @ the actors diet May 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm

i love breakfast burritos too. my fave!

we went to south beach for our honeymoon. it was awesome and i highly recommend!

*Andrea* May 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm

loved your guest post!!!! it’s true that we are our own worst critics

Lily @ Lily's Health Pad May 6, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I’d love to go to Australia, but simply skiing out West would be amazing enough for me!’

My favorite Mexican dish is pollo al chipotle!

Runeatrepeat May 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I randomly have been craving oranges lately (not my usual fruit). Yum!

Ildie May 6, 2010 at 9:56 pm

1. What’s that? Am I married you ask? NOPE. Patiently (impatiently) waiting thank you very much. If I could go ANYWHERE I would get lost in Europe for 2-3 weeks. Realistically though, I’ve always, ALWAYS wanted to do a long road rip out West. Grand Canyon, AZ, crazy wacky roadside stops and kodak moments and nights spent in a tent. Sounds amazing to me!!

2. Three words…. Chicken Quesadilla Fajita. I could eat those babies every day. The size of my ass cannot allow such insanities though. HA! :)

paijery May 6, 2010 at 10:19 pm

My floor looks exactly like yours!! I haaate doing laundry so much that I pawned the job off on the boyf :)
For a honeymoon I would love to go to Italy or Spain. Or back to New Zealand. I want I want I want I want too haha

Jenny May 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm

oh girl, I have the perfect answer to your honeymoon woes: Bed and Breakfast a la PB&Jenny. I’ll make y’all protein oats every day. You can walk around farms, (because that’s legit all there is to do in CT), perhaps ride a tractor? I know, you’re so tempted.

Regardless of what you end up doing, y’all will have a blast and a half ’cause you’re so rad – so don’t sweat it, k?! Luhhhhyou!

marisa May 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Seeing that we share genetics, I can assure you (because I speak from experience) that being a wifey does not change our laundry habits. Eric lovingly refers to mine as Mt. Everest. It is huge. Plus I have three other little mountains to worry about. We went to San Diego and had fun…( other than our rental car and hotel being canceled and we had to scramble once we got there) but we always talk about wishing we had gone on a cruise. We’ll find a place for you… and my house is open. :) Plus, I live right by Mexxi’s with yummy chips and lots of salsa… my favorite with a B5 Super. Yum.

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