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.


Blog love

On my home from work tonight I immediately noticed something wrong with my car. I pulled over at the nearest gas station, stepped out of the car  and examined the driver’s side tire. What did I find you ask?

A flat tire!

I called the hubs and interrupted his dinner at the China Buffet where he immediately put down his fork to come to my rescue. Well maybe not immediately, I think he made one more trip to the buffet first 🙂


He replaced the old tire with a spare in a quickness and I was back on the road in no time flat [flat…get it {hee-hee}]. Do you know how to change a tire? Apparently I don’t, and to be honest I really have no desire to learn, is that such a bad thing?

By the time I made it home it was nearing 9:00PM and still hadn’t had dinner. Of course I could have skipped dinner altogether but where’s the fun in that. If I don’t eat a little somethin somethin before bed, I can’t sleep.

I made a one egg burrito with 1/2 cup veggie soup mixed in all tucked into a low-carb tortilla. A side of or regular tortilla chips for comfort rounded out the meal. [Love me some tortilla chips]

And shhh don’t tell I also had a graham cracker with 4 banana slices and 1 tbsp Nutella for dessert.

I watched a little bit of The Jersey Shore (another shhh don’t tell) and decided I should better utilize my time. I turned off the tube and walked into my make shift yoga studio {my most favorite room in the house } and did 60 minutes of Power Baptiste yoga with Dave.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow and vacay, but before we can leave I have to:

  • run
  • pack
  • shower
  • eat ?
  • buy a new tire

Wish me luck!

In the mean time here are a few blogs I’m loving now.

Janet planet living

Kiss my broccoli

The novice chef blog

(never home) maker

I would also like to give a big “Thank You” to everyone who reads my little blog

If you ever have any questions, comments or suggestions feel free to shoot me a line.