A Lazy St. Patrickís Day

Saturday, March 17, 2012

What have I been doing this fine St. Patrickís day while the rest of you are out running your green themed 5 and 10Kís? Becoming totally addicted to SparkPeople!

Yes, Iíve been staring at this thing all day long. Reading articles, friending people, signing up for ďchallengesĒ. Itís nuts! Also, for the first time in ages Iíve been tracking my food. Itís not looking good.

Not good, not good. Iím supposed to meet some old girlfriends from high school for dinner at a Mexican restaurant tonight so Iím pretty sure it will be totally wack-a-do before the midnight bell rings. Oh, well. The first step is just starting to track. Right?


I guess I really was feeling the need to do make up for lost workout time over the last two days. On Twitter someone posed a 5 minute burpee challenge so I felt the need to get up and do it. Burpeeís arenít exactly my forteí so I only managed 57. How many can you do in 5 minutes?

As I mentioned I started a SparkPeople Challenge. Itís the Spring Into Shape Bootcamp. On day one youíre supposed to just do the Cardio Kickboxing Workout.

Itís only 10 minutes long and I donít know if Iím doing something wrong or not working out with the right intensity or what. But sheís all doing the ďphewĒ thing and Iím thinking that I can do this three times in a row before I even have to do one ďphewĒ. I guess I need to kick it up a notch. Or perhaps the burpeeís really got me going.

Even though the 10 minute Cardio Kickboxing was the only required part of the Bootcamp challenge (you only get off easy on day 1), I went out and did Day 2 of Week 2 of Couch to 5K since I was behind. I decided that since I know where the mile mark is for my house Iíd head out towards that so that I could see how far I can go. Not far.

All in all according to the fit tracker I havenít even burned off my chocolate milk.


When I woke up this morning I was so lazy that I didnít even make breakfast right away. After an hour of practically howling at me, I finally got up and tended to Jeffrey. Who incidentally didnít need a thing. He just wanted to make sure I was up. Since I was up I decided to make some breakfast.

Keeping with my lazy streak, I had a cup of fat free cottage cheese. I recently read that the low fat is better than the fat free but I actually prefer the taste of the fat free. Weird?

A little later I grabbed a bunch of cashews. I forgot I was tracking my food intake and didnít measure so I had to guestimate how many I ate.


For lunch I had the salad I made for lunch on Wednesday. I guess Iím a little off. This shouldnít happen anymore. Fingers crossed!

It did have plenty of the good lettuce I like, tomatoes, green onion, bell pepper, and some chicken. I pretty much use Newmanís Own Light Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing all the time. Just because itís all natural and easier than making my own.

After my run I had some chocolate milk and grapes. Mmmmm grapes. I was surprised I even found the grapes. Itís hard to keep fruit around here.

Despite the rain itís been a nice day outside. So Jeffrey has been very angry that I wonít let him out on the porch. He bit me a few times to show me heís boss.

He also gets in his tree (which is taller than me) and hangs off the side looking at me like gangsta kitty. Iím shaking in my tennis shoes!

Question: What are you doing this St. Patrickís day?
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