Spin, half of Pump, and packing

September 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Last night I made a frozen all-in-one dinner for the boys. One of those “Voila!” things that has pasta and chicken and veggies, to which I added additional frozen broccoli. For myself, I made this:


I bought three different varieties of these type of frozen entrees at Trader Joe’s and this is the first one I have gotten to try. It looked like this after I microwaved it and mixed the rice and the tofu together:


Not quite as pretty as shown on the box, huh?


But it was pretty tasty. It wasn’t very filling, though, as it seemed like a tiny portion for 330 calories. I ended up eating an English muffin a little while later. I also ate this while Chad and I watched television later on:


This, of course, was delicious. The little bits of graham cracker crust are awesome.

This morning Chewie and I walked Mack to school. After yesterdays torrential all-day rain, many of the sidewalks and gutters were flooded or wet this morning.


Chewie ended up getting kind of wet and dirty which sucked because he was freshly bathed last night. He got a rare Tuesday night bath after rolling in poop in the back yard, which he is wont to do. Good thing we love him.

My breakfast this morning:


After getting Cal off to the bus stop I headed to the gym. First up was spin class.


My friend Britt joined me as usual.


Next up was Bodypump.


I made it through the warm-up, squat track, and chest track, and just got started on the back/legs/glutes track when I got a phone call.


Mack wasn’t feeling well so I had to leave the gym to pick him up at school. He’s been sitting around watching television and playing video games all day. He doesn’t seem that sick, but Chad was kind of sick a few days ago, so I guess he might be. I am keeping them both beyond arms reach.

My lunch today was deconstructed guacamole made with another Florida avocado from one of Chad’s co-workers.


Delicious. I ended up eating half of the huge avocado it was so good.

All afternoon I have been trying to figure out what to take to Fitbloggin’.


It’s going to be mostly work-out clothes. I am so excited!

I just picked up Cal from the bus stop and in a bit we’re headed to karate. I threw some boneless chicken breasts, some Teriyaki marinade, potatoes, and green beans into the crock pot early. I’m calling whatever comes out of there dinner.

Now I have to go put all of that stuff in the last photo into a suitcase.


Sausage, Spin, Bodypump, Soup

September 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Last night I made Trader Joe’s sweet Italian chicken sausage for dinner.


These sausages are super lean. I cooked them on the George Foreman grill, and not a drop of grease came out of them. The grill looked practically clean when I removed them.


They were delicious, too. At only $3.99, I think they are a good deal. I know we’ve paid more for fancy chicken sausages at Publix before.


I let the boys try a few of these for dessert:


Chad tried them too and said they are awesome (of course). They are really small crispy wafers with creamy chocolate inside. I didn’t try them because I was waiting for pumpkin ice cream for dessert…along with a beagle and some Dawson’s Creek.


I didn’t realize that season six was going to be a Freaks ‘n’ Geeks reunion, with both Busy Phillips and Seth Rogen! Chad had to work (from home) all last night, so I was on my own with television.

This morning Chewie and I walked Mack to school.


It was just the tiniest bit cooler and less humid this morning. Not much. A little. But enough for people to be commenting on it on Facebook. I was still sweating by the end of our two mile leisurely walk. It still got up to 90° today. So nothing to get too excited about. There is lots of wishful thinking going on in Florida this time of year while all our northern friends are posting about chilly mornings and fall fashion.

Once we got home and Cal left, I made my breakfast. It was exactly the same as yesterday.


Then I went to the gym for spin class.



My friend Britt joined me, as usual. We always enjoy chatting and sweating together.


It’s really hard to take a picture of the middle of your own back. #PROOF


After spin, I went to Bodypump in a dry shirt.


Then I went home just to throw a pork tenderloin into the crockpot, then ran out to Target for a few things.



I’m a sucker for pretty package.


On the way home from Target I picked Mack up from school (early release day) and when we got home he got to try out something that I bought him.


A new scooter! His old one was having major issues. Riding it to school every day for several years pretty much killed it.

While he did homework, I had lunch.


In just a minute we have to go get Cal. I’m blogging a little early today because I’m going out with my friend Christie tonight. We are meeting with the General Motors PR people about some hopefully fun opportunities in the future. Yay for short blog posts!