Thursday, December 3, 2009

To Stink Or Not To Stink

That was the question.  On my way to the gym in the morning, I remembered I forgot to put on deodorant!  I was more than halfway there and thought about turning back or trying to hit up the nearest supermarket, but I had limited time for my workout as I had to run a bazillion errands afterward.  Ugh.  My original plan was to set The Arc Trainer on fire, then do weights.  The Arc Trainer = sweatin’ and stinkin’ (if you didn’t wear deodorant!).  What to do, what to do?????  The real question should be why do I give a hoot, but I do and stinkin’ was not an option.   So my de-stinkified workout was…

  • 5 minute warm-up on the treadmill
  • hip strengthening workout (Tina has hip bursitis, too)
  • lower-body circuit – leg curls, glutes, hip adductor and abductor
  • ab crunches

It worked my legs good, I felt the burn and wasn’t stinky.  All is good :)

Breakfast was TJ’s High Fiber O’s with some Fiber One, strawberries and unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze


I did stop home ,amidst the errands, and whipped up some lunch.  I was pretty hungry and ate a little earlier than normal, but I’m trying to eat when the hunger strikes!  Novel idea, huh?

Lunch was a wrap made with Joseph’s Lavash Bread, a few slices of turkey, Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge, a tbsp. of cranberry sauce and spinach.  It was a winning combo!  The cranberry and Laughing Cow were great together!  I added some carrots for crunch and had at it…


I still felt a little hungry, so I had a blueberry Chobani


Then, errands, errands, errands.  :(

I’m trying to choose more wholesome foods for my snacks instead of grabbing  junkier (Cheez-its!) things.  A pear and almonds fit the bill…


Dinner had to be quick and easy since we got home late from little daughter’s religion class.  Nothing quicker than boxed soup and grilled cheese!  I decided to try out the Campbell’s V-8 Garden Vegetable that was sent to me last week…



I paired it with grilled cheeses on sourdough.  I made mine with asiago, baby spinach and Trader Joe’s roasted  red pepper and artichoke tapenade


This soup was fairly good.  It was thick and reminded me a lot of split pea soup in texture.  It had a nice amount of vegetables in it and overall, was a pretty hearty bowl.


Brilliant Blogger:  I’ve been  a lurker on Joan The Weight Pilot for quite a while.  She is a Weight Watchers Lifetime Member and has some of the most inspirational posts that I have ever read.  She  begins her posts with some amazing quote that always seem to speak to me at the moment.  Her post today was especially meaningful to me.  As I have been on this journey, I have realized that I don’t need to beat myself up for the indulgences or going off track.  Every GOOD choice that I make in a day is a step in the right direction.  I encourage you to read her whole post, but it ends with…

''the little things we do add up; the small steps become giant steps."

Thanks for the reminder, Joan!

In other blog new, my friend Krittie at Healthy Living, One Day at a Time  is having a cool American Express Gift Card Giveaway – be sure to check it out!

Have a great day, everyone!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a good workout and that wasn't stinky, LOL.

Manderz said...

I totally would have stunk it up!! HAHA - I have no shame :)

Good for you for getting in a workout anyway and I think I am going to look for that soup tonight. The nutritional value is decent!

Joanna Sutter said...

I keep a travel sized stick of deodorant in my glove compartment...just in case! ;-)

WeightWatcher Mama said...

I too have been on the turkey, spinach & cranberry sauce sandwich kick for over a week. i think i was ready for thanksgiving before it arrived!

TJ said...

I am not a cereal person- but I love those Joe-o's in homemade trail mixes. Those are great!

I am still searching for that Joseph's Lavash! gggrrrr Maybe I will try to check online today. ZERO stores by me have it and the brands we do have are high in points.

Good job on choosing some great snacks today! :)

Tamara said...

I totally would have gone for the full out stinkfest. You're too kind to your fellow gym kids.

Food looks awesome as usual. Way to Jazz Up a grilled cheese sammy!

Post-it Notes said...

I would have stunk it up all over the place and not cared. You are more polite than I am!! :)

C.G. the Foodie said...

Love the grilled cheese additions!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

This post just proves what I already knew - you are a very kind, thoughtful person! Workout - great job!!

I love soups, but generally make them just because of the sheer volume I need to keep everyone full!

MoraPiggy said...

Great workout.

Your food always looks so good. It's so basic and easy but totally inspires me to eat something healthy too.

Anonymous said...

Glad you did not let your lack of deo stop you having work out!

I also love Joan's blog and read her and yours every day.

You guys are so much motivation to me!

karen x

MizFit said...

oooh Im now officially stealing JOANNAS idea as Im always sweating here deep in the heart of TEXAS :)
workout or no workout...

TMI, I know.