Today I increased my workout at the gym. (All machines have "levels" from one to twenty.)
Elliptical - 15 minutes at level eight, 5 minutes at level ten, 5 minutes at level twelve, cooldown. (I don't like setting it to "odd" levels... a b... Read more
Had an impossible time finding the trail-head today so we had to give up on the planned hike. Instead we headed for a more well-known trail and made it about halfway up before we got worried about sunset. Still, two hours of hiking, one was se... Read more
Thursday, September 01, 2011
I can't believe how much more comfortable it is to exercise when it's fifteen degrees rather than when it's thirty! The gym is cooler, I'm barely sweating, I feel like I can do cardio for longer... awesome! (The downside, of course, is that it... Read more
Yes, I am single... and there doesn't seem to be a lot of progress in that area of my life (unlike with my weight loss!). However, I was thinking it might be kind of funny to go on the birth control pill. I haven't taken it in seven years (sin... Read more
I spent five hours at the lake today! I was very responsible with my sunscreen and I don't have even a touch of red on my skin- yay! I also got in a little fitness while I was there: we took a little pedal-boat tour, I took a longboard and pad... Read more
I'm going out for lunch today; I picked a restaurant that I thought would have a few healthy choices. I'm considering:
3 Sylvan Star eggs scrambled with bell & banana peppers,
black bean corn cilantro salsa on top of crispy corn tortilla... Read more
I live in a top-floor condo. Yesterday, my windows were washed.
I am wearing black booty shorts (more than eleven years old!), a pink sports bra, and socks. I was JUST loading up a Ministry of Sound workout DVD (involving lots of hip thru... Read more
Have you ever burst out laughing at the gym?
This old movie called "The Swimmer" was on TV at the gym, and I was watching it with subtitles, no volume and my dance music in the background. The film was a bit dated, and I think it was based... Read more
Not all are vegetarian, not all are healthy. But all have cool recipes that I prepare as-is or modify to suit my eating preferences and health needs. Here are my faves:
www.thekitchn.com/... Read more
... and by "it", I mean going to the gym!
Holy smokes, the gym was PACKED today! I've never seen it like that before! It was mostly guys in their late teens and early twenties (seriously, they probably made up 80% of the people there). I... Read more
I really love that you're trying to get in shape. I am too!
I live on the top floor of my three-floor condo. There is a fountain in front of the building, and all day it sounds like rushing water. I'm used to it.
BUT... ... Read more
I just picked up the funniest cookbook from the public library. It's got the longest title ever!
CUISINES OF THE AXIS OF EVIL And Other Irritating States: A Dinner Party Approach to International Relations
It starts with North Korea,... Read more
Romania was the main focus of my holiday last summer. I spent about five weeks traveling counter-clockwise, entering the country in Iasi and looping all the way to Mamaia before flying home out of Bucharest. Here are some highlights:
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