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Monday, January 17, 2011

A New Week, A New Beginning (Hopefully!)

Ah, Monday.  I always work on Monday nights, so it's a bit of a mixed bag for me.  Mondays usually are an early morning meeting at work, then going back at 4pm to work til 10:30.  I'm off on Tuesdays, which is how I get through Monday night!  In the spring and summer, I usually go out and run on Monday mornings, but in the winter, oh God, the slacker in me takes over.  No meeting this morning due to the icky weather, so I got to sleep in til 7:30.  I made some chocolate banana muffins and had some hot chocolate and dived into a new book.  

You will be proud of me, however.  I actually did a workout on FitTV today!  Woohoo Sue!  It's a upper body workout that is about 27 minutes long, and is part of a series called 10 LB Blast.  It doesn't sound like much, but my golly, I had a sweaty body and aching arms when I was done.  Plus, a good heart rate.  I immediately went outside and shoveled  snow while I was still warm from the workout.  Now I'm starving, and only a roast beef sandwich from the Hy-Vee deli  will make me feel better.

Now I have to go to work.  Phooey.  But I was so happy to finally be able to add a workout to my 30 Day Challenge online.  Tomorrow is gym day.  I'm riding the bike, and I'm going to hit the treadmill to try some easy running.  My scaredy cat appointment is coming up in a few days, and I'll share my first experience afterwards. 

And can I say my cooking has been rockin' this past week?  How did Bud get so lucky to have a girlfriend that cooks every week?  We've had BBQ ribs, frittata, pasta with meatballs, roast pork loin and stuffing, and roasted asparagus and broccoli. Plus, I've managed to feed him roasted potatoes three times with nary a complaint--except I did run out of ketchup.   What the heck am I going to make this week?   Time to tackle the recipe books...I think Mexican is in the mix 'cause I've been craving it and the cravings are getting LOUD.


  1. ooooooooohhhhhhhhh Mexican... I am so there! Set a table for three chickalet!

  2. Wow, you are doing so well with the exercise + books + meals! Dare I say a recipe for success? ;D

  3. Tracy: come on down! I'll be expecting you tonight. :)

    Diane: I am a bit afraid of what will happen when the weather warms up, spring arrives, and yard work begins! I think I've had enough rest from Christmas, so I'm attempting to tackle everything all at once.


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