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Cold & Zoo

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

My husband and I were gone again for another week in Virginia and the two small weekend trips to Michigan for work. Thank goodness we had the opportunity but even more thankful to be home for a few days.


Yesterday I was thankful to get out to the gym again and workout a little. I'm fighting a cold I caught while in Michigan (I'm guessing?) so I couldn't do much but did manage a reasonable workout. 2 miles running, 20 minutes bike and some lifting weights and yoga. Not that great but not bad considering how congested I am right now - grrr... Plus the medicine makes me really tired so...

After my workout I was invited to attend a day out with two delightful ladies (a momma and baby) to the zoo. I absolutely love animals so even when I'm tired and sick, I can't say no to the zoo. This zoo is a rescue zoo so it makes me feel better that the proceeds to the zoo go towards healing these furry babies. It included two hours of walking around the zoo but I kept energized by eating an apple, drinking apple juice and eating some carrots dipped in hummus. Yum! I took it along for the ride since I didn't have chance to eat lunch before leaving.

When I got home I was so tuckered out I managed to get a little work done and then collapsed in bed for a 20 minutes regeneration before the hubster came home. Then I made an easy homemade spaghetti with dinosaur kale all from our local farmers market. Yum!

Hoping now to get in a little workout tomorrow and maybe not be as tired and cranky. Haha

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NATPLUMMER 11/9/2011 11:46AM

    You are allowed a rest day when you're sick, you know. Cute lunch bento box.

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Biggest Loser: Bob in TX

Monday, October 24, 2011

Okay Biggest Loser fans... I'm confused. Bob went to Texas and stayed at the contestants house. He made a meal with them but then placed fish on his plate. Didn't he go 100% vegan this last year? Were my eyes playing tricks?

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SWEETLIPS 10/24/2011 1:40PM

    I only saw him eating corn so I don't know. Do you have comcast cable. You can review it again, and yes, he is supposed to be vegan.

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NATPLUMMER 10/24/2011 11:10AM

    Not sure.

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Waiting & Bathroom Breaks

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Today was one of those days. Maintenance wanted to come into our townhouse to put batteries in the fire alarms (according to the law here) so I had to wait around for them the whole morning. Normally they come early in the morning so I can still hit my morning gym run. Unfortunately this year they decided to come later and I had to wait until after lunch to workout. But, I still made myself work out. It's always so hard to get to the gym in the afternoon of evening compared to the morning hours, why is that? Does anyone else have that problem?

Breakfast: Coffee and Sprouted Tofu scramble with kale and red cabbage.
(oops, I have to load the photo from my camera still...)

Snack: Very small Apple and a cup of tea

Lunch: Same as yesterday: Large Arabic pita stuffed with organic mixed greens with a side of freekeh (my addiction lately). I also had a little organic orange juice for some sugar since I naturally have low-sugar levels.

Snack: Luna Peppermint Stick Energy Bar after my workout.

Dinner: Refried Bean Soup and a small salad with raspberry vinaigrette.

Snack: Tonight I'm making homemade vegan pumpkin pie as a test for Thanksgiving so I'm sure that is going to end up being tested too in a small amount. It's made from our pumpkin we got at a local farm though so healthy. Yum!

Workout: 4 miles in total and 50 sit-ups on the ball. Walk to and from gym.

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NATPLUMMER 10/18/2011 8:30PM

    I'm going to have get some tofu for a scramble :-)
I always prefer the morning at the gym. Otherwise it's too crowded.

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Unexpected Busy Day

Monday, October 17, 2011

Today I had nothing special planned but work, work and some more work that I have been putting off for a while. I'm a big procrastinator lately for some reason. At least the things that I would like to get done do not have a scheduled due-date so that is always good.

Breakfast: 2 pkgs BetterOats Oatmeal Maple Syrup and some coffee

Workout: Run, Bike, Free Weights and other calisthenics.

Lunch: Arabic Pita Bread (1 serving) stuffed with Organic Mixed Greens, a side of Freekeh (green wheat) and part of an apple.

Dinner: SoonDobu Jigae (vegan version) with freshly cut red cabbage, kale, kelp, hijiki and brown rice among other things. Yum! Photo coming after I load it.

Snack: Black tea with some Unsweetened Almond Milk and brown sugar, a smartie this afternoon, and a bite of my husband's pumpkin cinnamon roll that I made him this weekend. (he was eating it so I stole a bite - oops) I also made him a healthier version of handheld apple pies with a cute pumpkin face on them. So cute!

I feel wonderful for getting to the gym this morning for a great workout. I worked out for about 2 hours and do not feel pain tonight. A little tired but that could have been since I watched a friend's 15 month old girl this afternoon between some work.

How was your workout?

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NATPLUMMER 10/18/2011 10:25AM


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LINTPICKER 10/17/2011 9:07PM

    WOW! you sound so healthy in both eating habits and exercise!! I am very set in my poor habits.... but I am working toward being more like you! WTG!

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6 miler

Friday, September 23, 2011

Yesterday I had the best time in the gym. I'm following along with a rigorous training schedule (at least for me) and it was the day for my first 6 miler. This plan is for a half marathon. The last time I ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) was last December. I'm still in the honeymoon phase so I'm excited to start up the training once again. I just took the run slow and enjoyed the fun. It's amazing after you start to make yourself exercise you really do learn to love it. Some days it feels like a chore but most of the time it allows me to release stress and relax.

Breakfast: Better Oats with an apple and peach (from a local farmer)
Lunch: Kale, Collard Leaf, Black Bean Soup (all homemade)
Snack: Apple
Dinner: Mujaddara, Lebanese Lentils and Rice with a garlic Lemon Sauce, Hummus, and Arabic Pitas (all homemade)
Snack: Vegan Peach Pie (all homemade)
All under 1,300 calories- Yum!

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TREVUG 9/24/2011 2:06PM

    Good for you!!!

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