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Sunday, January 3, 2010


Alright friends I have moved over to my NEW BLOG!!! Click here to read more.

Please update your Google Readers, Blog Rolls and Book Marks.

My new address is http://www.bobbimccormick.com/

Head over and check out my first POST of the YEAR!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Be Right Back

Hi friends just wanted to check in I am alive, but am currently very frustrated because I have typed up several posts and they keep getting ERASED!!! So We are working on some of these issues and I will be back on Monday!!!

Miss you all hope 2010 has started out with a BANG!

I leave you with a sweet picture of Bosco:)

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Recap + LAST CHANCE Workout!

WOW I did a lot this year and this is only the highlights!!!!! NY’s GOALS to come very soon!


I made a fiesta kind of breakfast this morning that tasted wonderful!!! My motivation came from wanting to use my new Chopper I got for Christmas :)


It actually works pretty good! 

I scrambled two eggs and mixed in some onion and tomato.


Topped on two La Tortilla Factory Corn Tortillas with a little cheese and avocado!


Muy Bien!


With a cup of Home Made Sbux!


LAST DAY OF 2009!!! Can you believe it?!  I am going to finish strong with a Jillian DVD tonight before we go out to ring in the new year?!

How about you any LAST CHANCE workouts before 2010?!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wanted: Runners!


Last year 12 of us went on an ADVENTURE of a life time and did the Wild West Relay in Colorado and this year I want to take on yet another relay race, but this time on the BEACH!!!

The running Buddies and I have been chatting like crazy about a race that we would like to get some people together for. It is called Ragner Relay Race Santa Barbara to Dana Point, April 23-24th 2010. We would love to get 12 runners together to do this with!


  • Amanda from Run to the Finish
  • Melissa from Trying to Heal
  • Kristen from ChasRunner
  • Shannon from Shannon's Scene: Take Two
  • Alesha
  • Cynthia from Amber (Shannon's cousin)
  • Julie
  • Jennifer
  • Jeri from JerBer Shares
  • Moore (Alesha's friend)
  • Dionne (Moore's friend and lives in CO)
  • AND ME!
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    PART I


    PICTURE THIS: “Beach Bunnies. Movie Premiers. You and 11 of your closest friends running day and night. Starting in the American Riviera, Santa Barbara, your team of 12 runners will embark on a 177 mile adventure-fest. The party in your van will only get better as you leap frog your way down the beautiful Pacific Coast. You'll feel the ocean-spray as you fly past the star-studded Malibu, Ca and the "South-Swells" of Huntington Beach. The race (and your stamina) will wrap up where the spectacular bluffs meet the crashing waves of Dana Point.”

    Running three legs during a 24-hour relay race is much easier than you think. Each team member runs three legs, ranging between 3 and 8 miles. This relay race is physically demanding, but legs vary in difficulty, and runners can choose their legs. This unique relay format makes Los Angeles an accessible race for beginners yet challenging enough for the most competitive.

    How do you get from one exchange to the next? Each team is allowed two support vehicles. The first vehicle will drop off the first runner, drive ahead a few miles, cheer the runner on, and provide them with water, snacks, and plenty of love. That vehicle will then drive ahead to the first exchange point to drop off the second runner and pick up the first runner when that leg is complete. They will repeat this pattern for six legs until they hand off to their second vehicle. This leapfrogging pattern will continue all the way to the finish line.

    The cost will be $100 per runner + the two rental vans split 12 ways + gas of course you would have to pay for transportation to and from the relay!

    Ok so who is interested?!!!! I think this would be an amazing bonding experience, and so much FUN! 

    Please send me an email so I can add you to our list!

    Back on the Bandwagon

    This Christmas I got this wonderful gift package full of six different types of Starbucks coffees! Not only am I going to enjoy every one of them, I am also going to save a whole lot of money. Next year Starbucks will be cut out of my budget:(


    I decided to try to go with the Christmas Blend this morning, since I am still in the Christmas spirit!

    I dusted off the old coffee press and brought her out to play! I really want to get a single cup one, I think I will have to use my Starbucks gift card to purchase one!


    Thank goodness I already had breakfast waiting for me in the fridge,I was so indecisive on what to make this morning and then I remembered I already made something last night! I mixed together 1/2 c oats, 1/4 c milk, 1 tbsp AB, flax seed, 1/4 c Canned Pumpkin, and a little honey.


    I shaped it into a cookie and then placed in the fridge overnight. I decided to top it off with a little whip cream AKA yogurt and some blackberries.  


    As far as my run goes I didn’t make it out this morning. The crew was running  a lot later then I thought and I wouldn’t make it back in time for work. Plus I am teaching kickboxing tonight and 8 miles might not be the smartest thing to do this morning. I do miss running, but right now I am really loving getting back into more circuit training!!! 



    So friends we only have 2 more days of 2009, so let’s FINISH STRONG with these super fun and quick workout! I got this from ehow.com

    1. Step 1

      Jog in place for 2 minutes. A warm up helps to avoid injury while exercising and also helps you get into the right frame of mind for a workout. This will prepare your body for fat loss.

    2. Step2

      Do 1 minute of squats. Squats are the most effective way to burn fat and tone your legs and butt. To do a proper squat, your feet should be placed shoulder width apart. Bend at the knees and lower your body to the ground, sticking your butt out as if you were going to sit in a chair. Do not let your knees extend over your toes. Keep your weight in your heels; it should feels as though you could easily tip backwards. Come back to your starting position and repeat.

    3. Step3

      Complete 1 minute of push ups. Do whichever you can, "man" or "woman" push ups, but remember; do not rest between exercises. Lie down with your hands underneath your body at shoulder height and width apart. Straighten your arms to lift your body, keeping your back straight and feet (or knees) together. Exhale as you go up, and inhale as you go down. You will be on your way to converting body fat into muscle.

    4. Step4

      Start 2 minutes of lunges; 1 minute left leg, 1 minute right leg. To do a proper lunge start with feet together, then step forward with one foot (roughly 2-3 feet from the body), and bend your knees to lower your body down slowly. Do not let your front knee go over your toes as this may result in injury. Keep your torso upright and tight, maintaining balance. These are also excellent for fat loss.

    5. Step5

      Do a 1 minute plank. Place your elbows and forearms under your chest. Using your toes and forearms as the only contact with the ground, prop yourself up. You want to make a straight line from your shoulders to your feet; do not let your hips sink towards the ground. Focus on keeping the abdominals tight. Beginners may have to go in 15 second increments to make up a minute as this can be a tough position to hold.

    6. Step6

      Complete 1 minute of a bicycle crunch. Lie flat on the ground with your hands alongside your head. Bring your knees to a 90* angle and start the pedaling motion. It should look as if you are trying to touch your right elbow to your left knee, and vice versa. For maximum benefit from the exercise, do not bring either leg in past a 90* angle.

    7. Step7

      Do 2 minutes arm circles; 1 minute forward, 1 minute backward. This is a lot harder than it sounds. Straighten your arms so that they are horizontal with the floor, and start making circles. Imagine that you are outlining a circle the size of a basketball.

    8. Step8

      Cool down and stretch for 2 minutes....OR, go through it again!

    GET MOVING!!!!!

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009

    Wii Fit WHAT?!

    Hubby and I played my new Wii Fit I got from Santa for Christmas instead of doing my Jillian DVD I will have to do it on Thursday. It was a lot of fun setting up our profiles check out some fun video coverage below…(sorry it’s so dark!) WTF is all I have to say!

    After our Biggest Loser workout we headed to the kitchen to make us a His and Her dinner. I love it when Hubby helps me in the kitchen (hint hint)!Tonight I turned to my wok, because you can cook just about anything in it and it’s SUPER FAST! Tonight I was looking forward to making dinner at home but I didn’t want to anything that was going to take a while to cook, because I was impatient!!!

    He says Chicken, She says Tofu!


    Hubby’s chicken, green beans, and corn stir fry! 


    I went with a more traditional style stir-fry..kinda


    Tofu, Spinach, Broccoli, Eggplant, Butternut Squash, and Mixed Veggies!

    Hubby and I polished off the rest of the Martinelli’s  from Christmas.


    I found the perfect spot in the house to work tonight. 


    There is nothing like sitting next to the fire with a warm cup of Hot Coco with Whipped Cream to make a day complete! 
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    Almost done with my NY’s Goals and 2009 recap! Hubby and I are going to work until 8pm and then play a little Rock band!!!

    I am planning on running 8 miles with Mr.Rick and Fast Jill tomorrow so it might be an early night!

    New Dish

    Hi friends how was your day? Mine was fabulous! I thought that I might actually be on a jury today, but I was dismissed!!! Being stuck at the court room all day gave me plenty of time to catch up on reading, writing and Google Reader!

    When I got home I was starved and made a wonderful balanced lunch. Hubby got me this dish set for Christmas and I love it! It’s from the Bobby Flay Collection.


    I grilled some of our butternut squash and eggplant in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes with a little EVOO and pepper.


    Used some leftover turkey to make a little turkey cran salad


    and GREENS! 


    The perfect bite :) 


    So nice to be home and make lunch!!! I plan on doing my new Jillian DVD right after I publish this, can’t wait to tell you all how it is!