So, this Friday, I had the opportunity to talk (interrogate/harass) Fred. Fred is a personal trainer and in charge of a wellness program and he was at an event and made the mistake of asking me a question. First, I asked him about bodybugg. He didn't know what they were, so I explained and yes, I still want one. Does any body have one? I'd really like to know if they work and are worth the investment. Anyway, I was trying to get Fred to give me some "drop weight and build cardio tips" and he gave me a suggestion. So, Monday morning, I am going to try something new at the gym and see what happens. If it works, I will share, if it doesn't, I will trash the idea.
In case any of you were wondering, this is what I look like to a 6 year old. Notice: One ear is larger than the other, my legs are short, skinny, and wide set, and I am not sure what to say about the nose! Just though I would share, in case I haven't seen any of you in a long time.
Can't have a blog entry without talking about FOOD! :-) Specifically, oatmeal. I have TRIED to like oatmeal for years. Finally Kashi made an oatmeal that I like (thanks, Rachel) and ate it all the time, then I tried the plain with a little splenda and fruit and now that I know HOW nutritious it is, I like it too. One of the docs that works at my clinic is a wonderfully healthy eater and he told me about steel cut oats. So, I bought some (about 6 months ago). They are the oats before they process them. I finally made them and they took days to cook but were good but still a little crunchy. Probably won't cook them often because I am impatient and can't wait that long for oatmeal when I can rip open a pack and be done in 2 minutes. Below is a picture of my steel cut oats with banana and raisins.
By the way, McDonalds Fruit and Maple Oatmeal is FABULOUS! I have gotten it with the brown sugar and without. I preferred it without the brown sugar and with one packet of splenda. For some reason, the brown sugar actually made it too sweet. I was skeptical of the actual "nutritional goodness" of this but was reassured by a dietitian that it is actually good and good for you. YEA!
Today (Saturday) was a beautiful day! I think we all need some vitamin D. Caroline had a softball clinic today and we were outside from 9-2 today and it was great. Forgot about sun and wind burn (which we all received)--I will have to get my Spring bag ready (sun screen, chap stick, endless supply of concession stand money etc....) A little sunshine can do a body good. I know this blog entry was uber exciting (not) but, according to the blog etiquette--if you blog, blog with consistency....Hope everyone has a great week and remember that No ONE ever drowned in sweat.....get movin'! Yes, I am talking to you! :-).........and don't forget to leave me a comment!