Daily Archives: February 3, 2011

Addicted

I just discovered this at Trader Joe’s today and I am currently in love. 

Raspberry Sorbet.

Why has no one told me about this before? It has officially changed my life.

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If you want to know how I will be spending my Thursday evening it will be with this little pint of wonderfulness with a side of Jackson (Fiancé isn’t feeling too good so I am trying to keep my distance until he gets better)

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Off to enjoy my pint of Raspberry deliciousness!

What is your all time favorite dessert? This sorbet is a very real contender for mine at the moment. I told fiancé that for Valentine’s day I don’t want chocolate or candy – I want raspberry sorbet and dried apricots!

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Facing the Dreadmill

I have been having issues working out in this weather. I know I recently shared some of my favorite at home winter workout tips, but this girl needs to RUN!

For me it’s so hard to get motivated when its so cold outside! I haven’t ran outside in a loooooong time!  I am not going to risk slipping on the ice and twisting an ankle, but I do miss pounding that pavement on Kelly Drive.

I wanted to share with you what I do on the treadmill when I REALLY don’t feel like working out at all but need to get my sweat on. Sometimes I have to bribe myself with watching reality television to get to the gym and on the treadmill. I start out slow and ease myself into the workout.

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I always do a little warm-up with the elevation up to the max. At this point I keep the speed around the 3.5 mark and really get my heart rate up.

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Then when I get bored of walking, I pick up the pace and take the elevation back down and do some speed intervals. Sometimes I like to really sprint just to see the mile markers tick on by on the screen.

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It all depends on my mood, sometimes I really dread the treadmill but if a Teen Mom 2 or America’s Next Top Model marathon is on TV then I am good to go for a while! Yesterday I may have watched High School Musical 2 for an hour while walking/running – Don’t judge! At least I was running!

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I really enjoy mixing up the walking/running and increasing the elevation on the treadmill whenever possible. Switching things up every so often keeps me on my toes and the different speeds/incline works out my body and gets my heart beating in different ways, which I enjoy.

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What is your favorite way to motivate yourself on the dreadmill? Do you have a favorite show you watch or do you listen to a favorite playlist?

As much as I enjoy my reality TV time on the treadmill  I hope the snow melts soon!  I have to get my booty outside running again soon because I have the Cherry Blossom 10 miler quickly approaching!

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A Liquid Breakfast

Today I brought back a morning favorite – The Infamous Green Monster!

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It has been a while since I had some gloriously green spinach for breakfast – too long in fact! It has been a while since I enjoyed my green monster because spinach has been expensive lately! 

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In the mix was my original favorite – spinach, almond milk, banana, a scoop of Vega and a mix of flax seeds and wheat berries.

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All piled into my glorious vita-mix!

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Two seconds later I had my glorious green smoothie!

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All piled into my Oddyssey Half Marathon glass.

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Side Note: Did you know I have run 7 Half Marathons – 4 in 2010 and 3 in 2009! I didn’t even know I have run 7! Cool!

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Starting off my day with this fabulous green drink is the best!

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In other news – Did you watch Oprah Goes Vegan episode? I caught up on it yesterday on my DVR and was really impressed by the whole thing. I was really interested to see how they would do the part of the show surrounding the slaughterhouse – I thought I wouldn’t be able to watch it but I think they showed everything in a really good light. But for me it was very hard to watch the animals look into the camera before they were lead to the slaughterhouse. I admit that I had to hold Jackson tightly while watching this part of the snow.

It was very interesting to see “where meat comes from” and part of the process that goes into how the meat comes to our tables. The slaughterhouse potion of the show was hard to watch but I believe it was good to be educated on the subject.  I don’t eat too much meat myself, but I do drink milk, eat eggs, cheese and the like.  I feel that its important to know where the animal products we are putting into our bodies comes from – but I understand some people believe ignorance is bliss and would rather not know what goes on behind meat packaging plant closed doors.

I really enjoyed the fact that HARPO Studios went Vegan for a week. It made me feel like I could maybe even try it! I enjoyed hearing how some of the staff members felt different and enjoyed the change. Something to think about – but either way after watching the show I will be more conscious of my food choices than ever before!

Did you watch this Oprah show? What were your thoughts?

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