Random Friday Recap + Treadmill workout

September 2, 2011

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It’s been hot this week and we’ve been singing our praises for swimming pools.

Especially this one.
Food:
We ate some vegetarian Pad Thai from that cookbook I never shut up about.  It was amazing, as usual, and I feel like I am finally mastering the art of tofu broiling.
Because I hadn’t had meat for a few weeks, I was feeling a major craving.  Costco hooked me up with some pretty legit pulled pork.
I heated up 1/2 and froze the other 1/2 and I’ve been enjoying pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and spinach on a sandwich thin.  It was really great tasting but I still feel like the vegetarian diet agrees with my body more.

 The Administratorhas finally been able to come home at a decent hour from work this week and so we have gotten in some great PML-Dad time.

This makes me and PML happy.

Landon was making this face all morning one day and I couldn’t figure out why he was being so dramatic (aside from the fact that he is my offspring).  Then I realized he was mimicking the monkey in the top middle of his plate.  Nice.

In other sleepless night news:  Homeboy has been teething this week (or something) and waking up at 4:00am rearing to go for the day.  FML.  On Wednesday, he woke up at 12:30 and stayed awake until 3:00am (regardless of how many times I put him back in his bed).  Somewhere in the middle of my brain fog I remember setting him down by his crib and he yelled and pointed as if he were leading a band of men off to war, ” Vaminos Mama! Apple Juice!!!” After a sprint down the long hallway to the kitchen and right before storming the refrigerator he yelled at the top of his lungs, “Arrrriba!”

ps I’m not one of those non-Spanish speaking parents that speaks Spanglish to my kids.  This is all due to influence of “Nickelodeon pre-school.”  For better or for worse.

Workout Summary:

I had a pretty good workout week, despite feeling a little bit like a zombie.  Classes really are where it’s at for me.  I love being in a studio and I like super loud music (apparently).

Monday: Zumba (1 hr)
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: Zumba + swimming with Landon
Thursday: Yoga
Friday: Treadmill

I *almost* threw in the towel today because I couldn’t get out the door in time for the class I wanted to attend and it’s too hot to run outside right now.  I read a great quote from Averie, another healthy living blogger, that said, “If I’m hating this in five minutes, than I can quit.”  So I pulled up my big-girl pants and hopped on my least favorite exercise apparatus and got to work.  It was a pretty sweet workout and of course, you never regret a workout.  Thank for the inspiration, Averie.

Distance          Speed       Incline
0.0-.5 miles     2.5-6.0         1.5
0.5-0.7             7                  1.5
0.7-0.9             4                  1.5
0.9-1.1             8                  1.5
1.1-1.3             4.3                0
1.3-1.5             9                   0
1.5-1.7             4.3                0
1.7-1.9             9.5                0
1.9-2.1             4.3                0
2.1-2.3             10                 0
2.3-2.5             4                   0
2.5-2.7             9.5                0
2.7-2.9             4                   0
2.9-3.1             9                   0
3.1-3.3    cool down             0

Basically after the first 0.5 mile I adjusted the speed every .2 miles.  Instead of changing my intervals for time, I did distance.

Total time: 37:34  (with leisurely warm-up and cool down time)  I was dripping in sweat and felt like I had done something great for myself.  It also made the boring monotony of the treadmill kind of fun. I can’t believe I am actually saying that.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Something to do: Eat something delicious and challenge yourself physically once this weekend.  And MOST IMPORTANTLY–remember our troops :)

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Molly September 2, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Is the cookbook vegan or just vegetarian? Either way it sounds good. Maybe I'll ask for it for my birthday!

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Hilary September 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm

She's a vegan, and most of the dishes are vegan but can easily be made vegetarian. You'd love it Molly!

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Hollywood September 3, 2011 at 1:09 am

You make my heart happy.
"FML" Just what I wanted to say today. Thanks for saying it and keeping it real!

I love your documentation of the little things you do to be healthy. Very inspiring.

Today: 80 lunges around the playground/walk/jog intervals. Its a start.

Thank you.

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Hilary September 3, 2011 at 6:00 am

Ah Holly! I've missed you! Thanks–and 80 lunges is LEGIT! Way to go :)

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 27, 2011 at 2:04 am

Your tofu turned out great. It took me about 10 years and 100 failed attempts before I finally figured out cooking tofu at home. ha!~

And thanks for the mention/link to my little if I’m hating it in 5 minutes quote :)

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hilary September 27, 2011 at 2:25 am

Of course! It was excellent motivation for me. I still think of that often whenever I am debating a workout. :)

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