Sunshine, no rain just water

Despite the gloomy weather predictions, It never rained today!

Just plenty of sunshine 

The weather was so nice that my athletic conditioning instructor decided to move class outside. Whenever we go outside instead of staying in the gym the workout seems harder. It was a windy 60 minutes of 1/4 mile sprints followed by 1/4 mile jogs, shuffles, high knees, push ups, dips…etc. For every step I took forward the wind pushed me back two.

It didn’t help that my breakfast wasn’t fully digested either. I think I should to start giving myself three hours instead of two to eat before a workout, unless it’s a very small meal (1/2 breakfast). I know can break up breakfast by eating a little before and a little after, but it’s so nice to have one regular meal.

After class I jumped into the Y’s olympic sized pool.

I wish I could say I’m a good swimmer, but I’m not. The whole breathing thing just doesn’t work for me. Every once and while I like to get into the pool and just feel a little buoyant ya know?  After a few laps I ran a little bit. Yes! I ran in the water, and yes it’s good for your training!

The thing I dislike most about swimming is fa-reeezing water. Today the temperature was perfect, I actually enjoyed it. Dare I say sprint triathlon this summer?

Once home I made a big salad.

In the salad: two kinds of lettuce (iceberg and romaine), tomatoes, carrots and asparagus. [Started adding iceberg to my salads for extra bulk. What? I had to do something. I was going through one bag on romaine every couple of days.] I know just call me a rebel.

On the salad: free-range organic egg, freshly grated parm cheese, black pepper, blob of chipotle hummus.

After lunch I had a little down time before my next meeting and watched a movie called The Future of Food. Tsk tsk GMO’s, that’s all I have to say.



store crazy

I went a little crazy at the grocery store(s) today.

I picked up a Whole Foods flyer on my way home from work last night, to see what kind of coupons they had.  Every once in a while I’ll make a trip to Whole Foods with no particular grocery list. I like to use the coupons that come in flyer and purchase items I know I can and will use. This is a good way to try new foods, and save money on a few staples.

My purchase of 24 items came out to be $66.85.

I could have stopped at Whole Foods, but no, I had to go to Trader Joes and see what they had. You see I enjoy going to the grocery store. It gives me inspiration, it’s kind of like shopping for clothes (well almost). I ended up walking out of  TJ’s with another two bags and a bill of $58.15 for 25 items.

$66.85+$58.15=$125.00 for 49 items that’s about $2.55 per item. This is how I rationalize it.

For three people this will last about one and a half weeks. I know organic foods may seem expensive but if you put it in your budget, use coupons, and buy things in season it’s not so bad.

Heres what I got.

Pero, microwaveable mac and cheese for the kiddo (how fun), reduced fat brownie mix, rice, granola bars and fusilli. Pero is a caffeine free instant beverage good for after dinner drinking. I’ve seen Kath post about it, when I saw it at WF I decided I would give it a try.  Did you guys ever try no pudge brownies? I liked them better than the Trader Joe’s version.

Anywho, lots of yogurt to satisfy the taste buds of everyone in the house. Natural chicken, tofu, tempeh, sardines, vegetarian sausage links.

Fresh and frozen veg and fruit, bagels.

Pantry staples, beans, spaghetti sauce, vinegar. Do you see the Joe’s O’s?

 Beer, wine, tea, juice, and energy bars.

Cant wait to make some fun dinners and lunches. 

Today’s workout

20 minute walk on the treadmill while reading Health magazine. Love it! It has lots of good recipes and healthy tips.

After reading the magazine I watched Ellen while running 5 five miles on the treadmill in 51 minutes. I’m happy with it.

Then…decided to catch up on all things glamourous, so I read this,

  while climbing the stairmaster for 20 minutes. Do you ever go to the gym and just wanna read some magazines and take your time?

Post-fuel lunch:

A yummy nuttzo peanut butter sandwich on oatmeal bread smeared with apple butter and sliced banana. On the side; sweet potato chips, veg and a clementine. Washed down with a glass of almond milk. Whilst at the grocery store I grabbed an honest tea to tied me over before lunch. It was cheaper thansynergy kombucha, buy one get one free.

Still need to unpack hmph.

Does anyone plan on watching American Idol tonight?

 Not a huge American Idol fan, but I kinda wanna see what J-Lo will be wearing.