Sunday, June 05, 2011

The Adventures of Amanda and Amanda ~ Winner Creek Gorge Trail, Girdwood, Alaska.

Today we hiked seven miles on the Winner Creek Gorge Trail, in Girdwood, Alaska. This is a video of us on the Hand Tram. A metal basket powered by pulling yourself along a large rope...or in our case, having cute guys thinking they are funny as they quickly pull us...then let us dangle in the middle, only to pull us harder. Seriously I thought I was going to die!!!

I have never seen water so beautiful in my whole life. Where it wasnt running so fast, it was a crystal blue almost teal marine color. When I return to this place again, I will bring my HD digital camera. But here is a video from my iphone simply to capture the pure beauty in the sound and movement of the water.

Cheat Day

Though I am dedicated to my goals,
I do think it is healthy to give myself a break now and then.
So yeah, it would be easy to not post when I do this,
but by doing so I can show you that yes,
I do eat and yes you can get results and still eat out with friends.
You just need to work your ass off to make up for it.

Today I consumed:
2 slices of french toast,
2 scrambled eggs,
1 ruben,
1 small green salad,
1 veggie calzone,
and a slice of sugar free NY cheese worth it!

30 oz of water
and 8 oz of gatorade

I hiked 7 miles on the winners trail
at Alyeska in Girdwood.

I am so proud of myself!

As I walked into the mall today to meet up with my friends Kristen and Keeter for lunch, I caught my reflection in the glass of the double doors. I have evolved into the person I was meant to be. I am happy where I am at this point in my life. I am a loving mother, I have a great career and an exciting future with my art. I feel as though the world is waiting for me and Im about to take yet another step in the forward direction with growth as a person and an artist.

I have been on vacation from life since January and in that time I have been letting my creative well fill back up. Its hard to explain what "it" is. The non tangible energy that comes from within that allows me to express what I feel. It is fed by the inspiration of the human spirit, the power of music and all of the other wonders of the world such as nature and fate.

This little girl that came from nothing,

is now a strong woman that has walked away from everything...

But I feel like a queen with all the riches in the world:

hope, desire and love.

And that my friends is all one needs.

Blog who?

SO I have this blog...
which I will have you know can be a pain in the ass...
I ate well and went to the gym today.
let me tell you all about it now that Im home from the bar
and would rather be at the strip club than doing this.
So lets make this quick.
Today I consumed:
1 small banana,
A small green salad,
a few strips of pulled chicken cold,
a hand full of asparagus,
and one 10 oz T-bone steak.

20 oz of water
5 oz of gatorade
8 oz of rice milk
1 Corona
and one shot of red wood pecker

I spent an hour in the gym;
Hip abduction 3 sets of 10 at 95 lbs.
Hip adduction 3 sets of 10 at 65 lbs.
Vertical Chest 4 sets of 15 at 50 lbs.
Compound Row 4 sets of 15 at 50 lbs.
Precore chin assist 3 sets of 10 at 130 lbs.
30 leg lifts
75 sit-ups on the stability ball
and then planks on the bosu ball.
Then after all of that,
2 miles on the precore 100i
Cardio last,
there will be a blog to come explaining why.

Oh yeah, then I went and climbed flattop in the rain.
Go me.