New Juicer! Pulp Love! AND...Carrot Pulp Chicken Salad

My Dad gave me a juicer when I went home to visit for a few days and I am in LOVE. I have always wanted a juicer, but never wanted to "buy" one. This is the best gift - and it was FREE. I must get my thriftiness from my Dad, because he - shhhhh don't tell anyone - likes to dumpster dive for broken stuff at Bed Bath and Beyond. I am amazed at all the stuff he has managed to find. I wish I were gutsy enough to do it. I usually stick to the paper recycling dumpsters and my husband is the one who does the dirty work. My excuse? I'm too short ;) My only complaint about the juicer is the cleanup. It does seem to be a little too much work to make a glass of juice, but my favorite part is the PULP. I love, love, love it! Fiber, nutrients, and taste. What more could you ask for? Well, chocolate, but that's besides the point. So, I just experimented with the carrot and celery pulp from this mornings juicing and the recipe turned out well. I do not have measurements, but i figured I would jot it down the ingredients here.

Carrot Pulp Chicken Salad

2 Large Cans Chicken, drained
Pulp from 2 celery staulks
Pulp from 2 carrots (use more or less)
Mayonnaise or miracle whip
1/4 -1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3 Tbsp sweet relish
1/4 onion, chopped
hand full of chopped pecans

Tip: Freeze pulp into muffin tins. Once frozen, pop out and place in freezer bag. Thaw and use when needed or use fresh. 

Eagle Hammock RV Park (Kings Bay Naval Base, Georgia) and Cumberland Island

Walking trail through the woods   
We stayed at Eagle Hammock RV park over Memorial weekend. It is lovely. They have clean showers, a family shower, free laundry, friendly staff, and a community room which has a TV and computer. The campground also has free wireless internet and cable hookups. The RV park is situated on a lake, filled with gators and other sorts of critters. Its definitely not a good place for swimming - unless of coarse, you have a death wish.  The historic town of St Marys is minutes away. Hop on the ferry for Cumberland island and see wild horses and amazing scenery. The ferry is pricey at 20 bucks a person, 14 for kids under 12. Make sure to call and make reservations. It was a lot of walking, but well worth it. Pictures to come...stay tuned.

Insanity workout - day 1

Managed to survive day 1 of Insanity. Its a high intensity cardio, plyometrics, balance, make you want to die, set of workout videos. I did many of the workouts when we were stationed in Maryland, but once we moved away, I didn't think the commute to Georgia was very feasible *giggle So, I did the next best thing - Nothing. I managed to stay busy and just kept putting off workouts. I did squeeze in a few runs -more like walks - and a few Jillian Michael's 30 day shreds, but overall my active lifestyle has consisted more of eating, cooking, did I say eating, cleaning, organizing, well trying to organize, driving kids around, driving pets to the vet, and the list goes on. By the time I get these things done, who wants to sweat? Seriously. Well, I am going to visit I my hometown in a few days and I am pretty sure this has kick started my fitness that a word? Well, it is now. Im now motivated to get moving and tone this body up for the sweet summer sunshine. I know it won't happen in three days, but I can do some damage in a week or two. I will never look like a fitness model; nor, do I want to try. My goal is to simply burn off the 5 lbs I put on over the last 6 months and tone up. Mainly so I can just feel better moods are always better when im doing high intensity cardio workouts. Guess those doctors DO know what they are talking about, eh? So, cheers to day 1. I did the Pure Cardio DVD. Tomorrow, if I can move, I will plan on doing the core cardio and balance or cardio abs. Im not sure yet. But, considering im already feeling the muscle pain monster in my body, tommorow is going to be a painful day. Push through it, right? We shall see.