Batman, Core Work, and Turkey Meatloaf

SLLLULRRRRRRP… 🙂 mmm coffee time!

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Check out this 7 second video of a bear. My theory is he comes from the direct genetic line of the one that inspired the idea of a teddy bear… 🙂

I have been told that a weak core is what is “killing” me. It’s creating the “butt wink” in my squat (where the tail bone curls under)… A toned stomach does NOT equate to a strong stomach. Well, here is it Sunday and my return to CrossFit workout from Wednesday still has my core practically paralyzed… maybe the workout the next day, and then the long run friday didn’t help? ANYWAY, I clearly need work so I have started a challenge.



I found this last night and I started last night. Then I knocked out today’s. It is the background for the lock screen on my phone. it’s up to me, but it won’t be because I “forgot”


So, I didn’t get sleep last night (I worked as dispatcher 16.5 hours overnight) and the plan was originally to go to the gym and then do yoga. I almost said “to hell with the gym” when I remembered the post I read recently about some 90s variation of workout videos. Ashley did a combination of Arms and Abs…

IMG_0078and you have to make time for what is important, so I decided to do 8 minute Arms, 8 minute Abs, and 8 minute Arms again.

I did not survive 8 min Abs very well.
1. My core is still tender (I think maybe my DOMS is throwing a temper tantrum of nuclear proportions?)
2. My core is still weak (two days of a challenge doesn’t solve that)
3. But I did what I could, so it’s a step in the right direction

As for 8 minute arms, I was able to chuckle a little at the things he says because I didn’t feel like my abdomen was on fire. I used 5# DBs the first time b/c I didn’t know what to expect. I used 8# for most exercises the next time. Tricep kickbacks and reverse flies I had to drop to 5#.

 Now, it’s time to share another recipe! ❤ Paul and I seem to adore meatloaf. It is almost a weekly visitor. Seldom the same one. But occasionally, we find one we do know we will revisit because it’s just a bit…. more tasty. It hits the tastebuds juuuuuust right.

Turkey Meatloaf

  1. 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  2. 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  3. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  4. 1/2 cup ketchup
  5. 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  6. 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  7. 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  8. 3 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  9. 2 tablespoon soy sauce (I substituted Liquid Aminos)
  10. 2 teaspoon dried basil
  11. 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add the ingredients to a bowl.

photo 1Add 2lb ground turkey and mix well with hands. Mushy, Mushy. Form into loaf and plop place onto greased baking sheet. Spread 1/2 cup of ketchup over top.

photo 2Bake for 1hr 15minutes and then this beauty is what you get.

photo 4Okay, maybe it isn’t picture perfect, but it was damned delicious so I consider that a success. There are worse fails out there…



easter fail


little mermaid nailed it


Great, I feel better about myself now. (my already sore abs are hurting more because I can’t stop laughing at the cake. the longer I look at it the funnier it is). I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It’s naptime and then restoration yoga time.

What have you done to stay active this weekend?
Ever had your own variation on a Pinterest fail??
What’s your take on meatloaf? 





13 thoughts on “Batman, Core Work, and Turkey Meatloaf

  1. That challenge looks good. I’m terrible at sticking to stuff like that, but I might give it a go. Never been a fan of meatloaf and never made one either.

      • I wish they made a “kibble” for humans as I’m very lazy when it comes to meal prep. I make chicken or salmon (enough for a few days) and eat that with brown rice and veggies. I have a garden now so I change it up with potatoes sometimes. For me it’s all about protein, carbs and veggies. Pathetic really. I love eating, but I would prefer someone else do the prep for me.

      • Maybe I will join in on your challenge! I’m in such a time crunch right now – something quick is better than nothing at all, right? I did discover these sweet little moves that are pretty killer and can be done whenever, so, they have helped!

      • Silly little exercises. 🙂 I am normally a lifter, so, when I had to create a workout that was low to no impact on knees for someone, I came across a few good ones! Lie on your back on the ground with one leg straight in the air and circle it clockwise x 20 then counter clockwise x 20. If that’s too easy try writing the alphabet with your raised leg. Keep your hips flat on the ground the entire time. I normally do 20 per direction. Pretty killer on your hips and upper thighs. (Right where I need it 🙂 ) Another is lying on your back again, place a paper plate under one foot. Raise off the ground so the only part touching the ground are your head, shoulders and heels. Pull the heel with the plate under it up to your butt then back out. This one is pretty hard. 🙂

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