Saturday, July 30, 2011

Amanda Delight Goals

I brought home the size 6 jeans today
that have been a goal of mine!

Now its time to set a new goal!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Love Letters, by Amanda Delight

He fell from the sky like a meteorite.
Got my heart jumpin like he's Mr. Right.
Got my mind soarin like I'm in flight,
like a shootin star, shinning so bright.
No I can't come down.
Don't wana make a sound.
Because im laying here watching him sleep.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hafiz

‎"There is a Beautiful Creature
Living in a hole you have dug.

So at night
I set fruit and grains
And little pots of wine and milk
Besides your soft earthen mounds,

And I often sing.

But still, my dear,
You do not come out.

I have fallen in love with Someone
Who hides inside you.

We should talk about this problem--

Otherwise,
I will never leave you alone."
~ Hafiz~

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Live and Learn

Its been three years and I still cry now and then.
Not over him,
but for the loss of what I thought I had.
For a very long time I was lost with no direction.
But now more than ever
I realize that he never really loved me
and that wasn't right for me.
I have so much love to give
and it should only be shared with someone that loves me back.


The Glycemic Index

The glycemic index consists of a scale from 1 to 100, indicating the rate at which 50 grams of carbohydrate in a particular food is absorbed into the bloodstream as blood-sugar. Glucose itself is used as the main reference point and is rated 100.

The glycemic index separates carb-containing foods into three general categories: (1) High Glycemic Index Foods (GI 70+), that cause a rapid rise in blood-glucose levels. (2) Intermediate Glycemic Index Foods (GI 55-69) causing a medium rise in blood-glucose. (3) Low Glycemic Index Foods (GI 54 or less), causing a slower rise in blood-sugar.

Food: Apple
Glycemic Index: 38
Glycemic Index Rating: Low

Food: Banana
Glycemic Index: 51
Glycemic Index Rating: Low

Food:Strawberries
Glycemic Index: 40
Glycemic Index Rating: Low

Food: Broccoli (raw)
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Food: Cucumber
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Food: Lettuce
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Food: Green Peas
Glycemic Index: 48
Glycemic Index Rating: Low

Food: Spinach
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Food:Rice Noodles (cooked)
Glycemic Index: 61
Glycemic Index Rating: Medium

Food:White Rice (regular, cooked)
Glycemic Index: 69
Glycemic Index Rating: Medium

Food: Cheese
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Food: Eggs
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Food: Bagel (white)
Glycemic Index: 72
Glycemic Index Rating: High

Food: Popcorn
Glycemic Index: 72
Glycemic Index Rating: High

Food: Tortilla Chips
Glycemic Index: 63
Glycemic Index Rating: Medium

Food: White Wine
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Food: Yogurt
Glycemic Index: 36
Glycemic Index Rating: Low

Food: Peanuts
Glycemic Index: 14
Glycemic Index Rating: Low

Food: Beef
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Food: Fish
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Food: Shellfish
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Food: Tuna
Glycemic Index: 0
Glycemic Index Rating: None

Love Letters, by Amanda Delight

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lucian Freud

Artist, Lucian Freud (8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011)
Artist Lucian Freud died yesterday at the age of 88.
Many people in my social networks are talking about him
and his work...
and what his work and what his subjects
(friends and family)
had to say about him.
I cant help but wonder when I am gone,
what will those that I have painted say about me?
"Unprecedented, intimate and revealing, this film weaves interviews with a large selection of work by one of the great artists of our century.

Lucian Freud 'Portraits' is an analysis of the artist as seen through the eyes of those who have been best placed to study him - his sitters. Over a period of two years, film-maker Jake Auerbach and Freud's biographer William Feaver filmed many of Freud's subjects, ranging from the late Duke of Devonshire and the now Dowager Duchess of Devonshire to fellow painters David Hockney and Celia Paul; from friends such as Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles to ex-lovers, daughters and grand-daughters."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cross Fit

Adam took me to the track tonight and trained me. I should have been able to go harder than what I did...but it had been so long since I did that kind of workout, or at least that's my excuse. Needless to say I almost threw up. So I drank a bunch of water and had an apple when I got home.
Adam's Boot Camp
Sprint = 3 times at 50/50

Lower = Jump squats x12
walking lunges x12
standing squats x15

Sprint = 3 times at 50/50

Upper = Push ups x12
dumbbell rolls x12
bicep curls x12

Sprints = 3 times at 50/50

Core = Crunch x15
plank with dumbbell up
plank max time
plank elbow and forearms

sprints = 3 times at 50/50



The Rain is Pouring Down

Im in an acoustic mood tonight.
Ive been thinking of the song
my father wrote about me when I was a child.
The lyrics have faded from my memory,
but I wish I could sing them now.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Alaska Men's Run 2011

The adventures of Amanda and Amanda
continue as they run for yet another good cause!
To benefit grants locally for any group
that provides moral support and information,
does research,
or any other activities related to prostate and testicular cancer!
It was a warm sunny day in Anchorage,
and a great group of people turned out to raise money and awareness!
I came in 10th in my age division
with a time of 52:30 thats running at a pace of 10:46 for five miles.
Slow Slow Slow.
But, I am posting this so I can beat my time next year!

Live Laugh Love

"If you wish to understand the meaning of what happens in your life,
stop giving it your own meaning.
Let the situation be.
Feel it fully.
Allow it to teach you why it has come into your life"
~Brian from beautiful San Diego, CA

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dating for the MTV Generation

I signed back up on a dating website today.
...now who the hell admits that??
I do, so I can tell you all about it.
After my profile being up for less than an hour,
my inbox was full.
One of the first to email was a man complementing my profile so nicely,
I had to respond because he gave me something positive to sleep on.
This is what was said:

Original Message YOU sent on 7/11/2011 1:48:51 AM
LOL.
Thanks for the smile.
My inbox is starting to over flow. Why arent all you ppl in bed!!!


I work 2 jobs, one of which ends around midnight, so I'm always up at this hour (subsequently, if you ever need someone to chat with this late...)...speaking of this late, YOU are up as well. :p

And gee, I wonder why it's overflowing? Intelligent,well-spoken, a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10,a body worth going to war over (Helen of Troy reference, anyone?), ambitious, driven, successful, a clear sense of humor, and if that pic of you with the 'tree balls' is any indication...an apparent flirty/playful side as well.

Now sure, MOST men aren't looking at the whole package (you can imagine what they ARE looking at, I'm sure)...and some, this late, are just so desparate that they don't care about ANY of that...you being alive and breathing is enough.

Ehem, anyway, yea...go look in a damn mirror, and you'll see why you get attention, because you're YOU.

Well, one thing I will say for you that makes you better than 95% of the women here...you're HUMBLE, which MIGHT just be the single most attractive trait of all.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I disappeared in the clouds today

1200- Salad (woke up, late night...dont ask)
1300-1400 Gym:
Hip abduction 3 sets of 10 at 95 lbs.
Hip adduction 3 sets of 10 at 65 lbs.
Leg extensions 3 sets of 10 at 80 lbs.
Seated leg curl 3 sets of 10 at 70 lbs.
Vertical Chest 3 sets of 10 at 60 lbs.
Compound Row 3 sets of 10 at 60 lbs.
Seated arm press 3 sets of 10 at 60 lbs.
then 30 min of cardio.
1430- Lean MR Shake
1630- Salad
1700-1900 Hiked to the top of flattop mountain.
1930- 6 oz. steak and a banana

video

Trouble Area

As you can see, my waist and area around my ribs is getting very small. And though I love the changes in my lower body as well, I cant help but notice this area that hasnt gone down. So I sent this picture to Adam to see if I could add some magical routine to my workout that would target this area.

He replied with, "Fat store, increase muscle tissue and cardio combined with clean lean foods. Same old story unfortunately. The handles can be stubborn."

Then he asked me about my diet. I told him that I have been missing some meals because I have not been logging them. With eating similar things every day, I didnt see how it was worth the time to do so...until now.

He told me, "Think 40% Carbs, 40% Protien 20% fat each meal each day at least 1200 calories total and on those big run/hike crazy wonder women days you do more carbs and or protein, we dont wanna eat that muscle you have earned."

So, with that being said, Im back to the grind of it all. Expect to see more diet and exercise blogs to come!

Bear Paw Classic


I ran another 5K today!
Out of 594 racers, I came in 302
Thats place 35 in my division of 94 women
and out of the 383 female runners, I came in 156
with a pace of 9:33
I need to pick it up!

A moment in time.


I saw him tonight.

He was perfection.
Height, build, face and hair.
Everything I had imagined,
and more.
It was the way he looked at me.
One look. One smile.
He didnt even have to say hello.
He had me.

He was wearing jeans and a white button down shirt.
I was stopped in traffic on West 4th Ave as he was crossing the road.
His eyes flirted with me
along with his beautiful smile as I looked at him with no expression,
but he did not stop...
until I gave him a smile back as I drove by.

If only I could only go back in time,
I would tell him to get in the car.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Gary Yourofsky


Its 2:30 in the morning
and Im sitting here feeling bad about my recent change in diet with protein,
the leather in my car
and other selfish consumer choices I have made.
Watch this video and you may feel the same.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Casey Anthony is Florida Trash

If you want to kill your child or you are too busy to pay attention to them,
give them to me and I will love and care for them beyond anything else in this world.
I don't care how Caylee died.
The fact is she is gone due to the actions of an adult,
she was a child!
I would deliberate till the cows came home
and would have hung that jury regardless of the evidence.
This makes me sick to my stomach.
Today was an embarrassment for our legal system.
Justice was not served.

Casey Anthony, you are a crazy ass bitch
and I hope you rot in hell for what you did to your daughter.

The Adventures of Amanda and Amanda - Bike Bird to Gird

Amanda and Amanda spent the fourth of July biking the infamous "Bird to Gird" bike path. Bird to Gird is a paved path that runs parallel to the New Seward Highway (the only highway in the world that has ocean in the middle and mountains on each side) The bike path is smooth and filled with fun turns, small hills and great views. It is said to be the original highway, therefore is wide enough for a car...the perfect bike route with a one way distance of 14.1 miles.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Bless The Broken Road

As I was coming down the trail head today,
theses lyrics came to mind.
Because man, this has been a bumpy road,
but I have faith that it will be all worth it in the long run.


"Bless The Broken Road"

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.