Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Book Review, 6 miles, Legs, Abs

Sounds like you guys are a bunch of lucky ladies with your giveaway wins!! I can't wait for my vitatops to come in - nom nom nom. Thanks for your sweet comments - i'm very excited about the Mexican-flavored chicken concoctions! Just had the enchilada bake for dinner a minute ago - fabulous!

So Today started out kinda blah with bad traffic, bad weather and lots of work. Goo! I took lunch for 2 miles + this leg workout (burned 140).



During the walk, I finished Mary Alice Monroe’s The Book Club, just in time for Friday’s meeting! Here’s my review: The book was basically about five middle-aged women all at a crossroads in their lives: one dealing with infertility, one her husband’s death, another with adultery, one with money/job problems and the other with loneliness. It’s about how they each deal with the challenges of life as they grow older, and how they ultimately rely on each other in the end. It’s definitely a feel good book, but does make you think about how you spend your time, who you spend it with and what life’s all about. For what it was, a character study of 5 women and life’s changes, I give it a 4 out of 5. For me, I would have wanted a bit more dialogue, a few more surprises and maybe a little more excitement. You know how you keep waiting for something to happen? For me, this book did have lots of things happen, but not enough to keep me fully engaged.

After work, it was time for more cardio + abs!! I wanted to do C25K but my legs were SUPER sore.... I figured i'd see what I could do. I walked for 5 minutes, ran for 13 then kept walking to get to 2.5 miles. Then I grabbed a ball and did abs! All together it was about 40 minutes to burn 187 calories. Hopefully my legs will be ready for another 28-minute run on Thursday - hope I can do it!!



After my workout I ran home, chilled with Austin, had dinner and rested up - GREAT chill night - woo. Eats for today were brunch pizza squares for breakfast with a fat-free hot cocoa, slowcooker spaghetti for lunch with 3 hershey kisses, laughing cow wedge with car crackers and enchilada casserole for dinner with some corn chips followed by publix iced cookies for dessert - not too bad! I ended up at 1,779 calories, 210 carbs, 60 fat grams and 104 protein grams. Here's what I ate. (total burn: 327)

Not a bad day!! Tomorrow I'm going to post a playlist and, hopefully, tell you about an exciting trip i'm planning for me and Austin!!

Do you have any exciting trips planned? I'll tell ya about three fun May trips tomorrow!

What's your favorite song on your playlist right now? Mine is Lady Gaga's Telephone!!

23 comments:

Katie ♥ said...

Put some lady gaga on your playlist girl for sure!!!!!

I love imitation crab, Ive been eating it everyday!! xoxo

angieinatlanta said...

We're planning our honeymoon so that's definitely an exciting trip! We're doing a little Italian tour with Rome, Florence, and the Amalfi coast on our list! I'm SO excited!

Embarrassing as this is to admit, I am loving that Justin Bieber song, "Baby."

inmytummy said...

I'm going to Maui for my honeymoon in July. Woo!

Lex said...

We've gone down south for the past 3 years but we've just bought our 1st home so we're cutting down on the budget

I WILL MISS IT THIS YEAR :( *cries*

Gabriela said...

As much as I love Lady Gaga, lately I've been loving Paul Benton's "Run"- it's more mellow but just as great for working out!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

You have such an exciting life! Thanks for the book review. That sounds really great.

Congratulations on your exercise achievements - very impressive.

We have no fun trips planned. Once we had so many kids our vacations are few and very far between! It's all good though!

homecookedem said...

We might be going to Chicago to visit Andrew's dad this summer. No solid plans yet though. I've never been before so I'm pretty excited about it - and deep dish pizza!! ;)

I'm still getting excited every time that "wake up in the mornin' feelin like p diddy..." song, haha. So embarrassing! haha! ;)

Kelly Olexa said...

I totally need to get some new tunage on my ipod. Oh wait, I did "discover" Bomshel, this country girl group and I love love love them. But I need to balance that out with some new dance stuff....fo sho. Love me some GaGa.

prettyface said...

Oh Imitation Crab Meat. I love thee. I was having a convo with a fellow co-worker today about it- it has soooo much freakin sugar though. :-( Still love it.

On my running playlist at the moment I find I get reaaaal pumped to run to "Black Betty" by Ram Jam, "Survivor" by DC (haha yeah. Love that cheesinesss?) and "Everytime we Touch"

haute.teapot said...

You are so cute with your little yellow tank and picture of your heart rate monitor! The only trips that might be planned for May would be one to Disney World with my cousin from Guam and 3 sisters--one that is coming from China. And then maybe down to Key West and the Everglades. And the other trip is to Louisiana for work.

My favorite song on my play list is maybe Mariah Carey's 'Up Out My Face' or 'Rude Boy'.

Anne Marie said...

I'm going away for the weekend in June. I can't wait!

Staci Dombroski said...

We are still trying to decide on our July trip. We are going with another couple so I am excited :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Our summer schedule is still a bit unpredictable at this point, so it's hard to plan any trips. But I REALLY want to; I love looking forward to trips!

Can't wait to hear where you are going! :)

lisaou11 said...

You WILL be able to do it it tomorrow! 28 minutes--you got it!

balanceformere said...

We're going to the beach in July for our anniversary and I can't wait -- hot sun, white beaches, beautiful ocean. I wish I was there now!

Melissa said...

LOVE any Lady Gaga!!! I'm going to Vegas next weekend, San Francisco for Mother's Day weekend and Pebble beach another weekend coming up. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

6 miles is great!

Kimmi said...

You're going to get your 28 mins!! I know it, start drinking water early in the day, good hydration always helps. Good luck!

Fave song on playlist is:
Soho Dolls - Hey Stripper

I'm supposed to go to London for a business trip but I'm not looking forward to the chaos of stranded Britons at the airport.

dailygoods said...

yay excited to hear about your trip! i just found out me and my girls are going on a trip to VEGAS this july to celebrate our bdays. CANT WAIT!

Kimmi said...

You're going to get your 28 mins!! I know it, start drinking water early in the day, good hydration always helps. Good luck!

Fave song on playlist is:
Soho Dolls - Hey Stripper

I'm supposed to go to London for a business trip but I'm not looking forward to the chaos of stranded Britons at the airport.

dailygoods said...

yay excited to hear about your trip! i just found out me and my girls are going on a trip to VEGAS this july to celebrate our bdays. CANT WAIT!

haute.teapot said...

You are so cute with your little yellow tank and picture of your heart rate monitor! The only trips that might be planned for May would be one to Disney World with my cousin from Guam and 3 sisters--one that is coming from China. And then maybe down to Key West and the Everglades. And the other trip is to Louisiana for work.

My favorite song on my play list is maybe Mariah Carey's 'Up Out My Face' or 'Rude Boy'.

Anne Marie said...

I'm going away for the weekend in June. I can't wait!