<3 My Legs

October 15, 2008

Today is National Love Your Body Day sponsored by the National Organization for Women.

The part of my body I love most is my legs. They have always been shapely, thanks to great calves inherited from my parents (who both have muscular legs too), an early love for exercise and years of soccer. When I was heavier my calf muscles disappeared for a few years, but I am so glad to have them back. <3 There have been times that I’ve wished for long, slender legs, but overall, I love my stocky muscles :mrgreen:

Today they went with me on a great morning run. I have Girls on the Run this afternoon, but I went to bed early and woke up wanting that refreshed, energized feeling to start the day. So I went for a really short run around my neighborhood loop. Probably about 2 miles. I’ll finish the run this afternoon :)

Last night at EarthFare while waiting for the husband to finish cleaning up I studied the bulk food bins and came across three kinds of muesli (basically just rolled oats with stuff pre-mixed in). I picked up this kind called “35% Fruit” with raisins, apples, sunflower seeds, and a few other things. I decided to make a real muesli for breakfast and soaked it overnight in milk.




  • 1/3 cup muesli
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup TJ’s greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp or so of wheatberries

This morning:

  • 1 banana, slightly microwaved
  • 2 tbsp or so of milk to loosen up the mix
  • 1/4 cup Kashi Vive (LOVE IT!)
  • A few walnuts


It was delicious. I’m not sure the muesli really added much. I might go for a heavier blend with more nuts and stuff next time. This could easily have just been made with rolled oats and raisins, as that’s all I really tasted.


With my new Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chai Tea!


I couldn’t believe the husband was up, showered, and ready to go at 3:15 this morning. He’s such a champ!

I’ve checked my spam folder a few times recently and noticed a few comments that weren’t jibber jabber or porn in there. If you guys ever leave a comment and it doesn’t appear, please send me an email and I’ll check the folder. This happens a lot with links too. Sometimes they go through and sometimes not. Don’t be shy to email me!

Off to get back my Organic test, then study, then GOTR, then Micro, then Pres. Debate, then it’s FALL BREAK!!!

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1 zestycook October 15, 2008 at 7:36 am

Kath – Breakfast looks great! Glad to hear you had a great run today… nothing better than exercising in the am before the day starts…


2 VeggieGirl October 15, 2008 at 7:36 am

Happy National Love Your Body Day!!

Mmm, muesli.

MY FALL BREAK BEGINS ON FRIDAY!!! Oh man, I’m too excited for proper articulation.

Enjoy the start of YOUR break today!! :-)


3 coco October 15, 2008 at 7:37 am

microwaved banana? such a good idea!
again, your breakfast looks yummy!
and happy “Love your body day” for everyone.
I love my legs too, but not because I inherited from my parents, if not, it’s due to years of good workouts.
Have a nice day Kath!


4 Rose October 15, 2008 at 7:55 am

Breakfast looks delicious – glad you got in a 2 mile run as well this morning!

Not only is it National Love Your Body Day – it’s also Blog Action Day 2008 where about 10,000 blogs are all writing about poverty. You should check it out! I plan to do my post later today.

Almost Fall Break for you – wahoo! I am jealous :)


5 Sara October 15, 2008 at 8:03 am

Yumm…you’re museli looks delicious! Have a great Wednesday. :)


6 Melissa S. October 15, 2008 at 8:05 am

yay for national love your body day! thanks for posting about that!

and glad you hear you like the kashi vive! i tried it and just finished the box! i love it too! thanks for reminding me to get more!


7 Megan October 15, 2008 at 8:19 am

Yummy muesli!

Yeah for Love Your Body Day!


8 Kristie October 15, 2008 at 8:28 am

Aw, love your body day. That’s really sweet! I’m going to try to be extra kind to mine today if that’s the case haha.

Love the mueslied breakfast bowl. I’ve never tried muesli. I should.


9 Tina October 15, 2008 at 8:28 am

Darn it, Kath… I was going to write about “National Love Your Body Day” too! Great minds think alike! :)


10 Jen October 15, 2008 at 8:37 am

I’m so excited that you tried a new tea for me!! I love teas (herbal especially) but HATE it when I buy a box that isn’t really that good and am then stuck drinking it for the next 3 months… I don’t suppose you’d be interested in doing a round-up review of all the varieties you have tried/liked, would you?! I know, in your copious free time, right? 😉


11 Lisa October 15, 2008 at 8:44 am

Yay for loving your body! I want to thank you for writing so positively about food and nutrition. I’ve been recovering from an eating disorder for a few years now, and I can count on blogs like yours for a pick me up, inspiration, or just a fun read.


12 hk October 15, 2008 at 8:49 am

Great meusli bowl!! Have a good one, and kudos to husband- wowah!!!!

Happy humpday!


13 rhodeygirl October 15, 2008 at 9:02 am

oh i tried to comment on dinner last night from my iphone but i must have messed it up!!!!! i was so sleepy!

anyway, i wish my markets had more samples! you must be in sample heaven at the store! stop and shop did one the other day with HFCS jammed cinnamon sticks. uh, no thanks.

have a fab day with those hot legs!


14 Mariposa October 15, 2008 at 9:09 am

I didn’t know it was National Love Your Body Day!

my favorite part of my body is my legs too.. 3 years of dancing almost 15 hours a week and my legs are strong strong strong!


15 Cat October 15, 2008 at 9:09 am

Yay for loving our bodies!! I love my butt! ..which also serves as an inspiration to hit the gym on days when my feet seems to be dragging. Congrats to the husband on what appeared to be a very sucessful tofu demo last night! 😛


16 Allison K October 15, 2008 at 9:09 am

Fall Break! We never got Fall break in college..toiled the whole through till Thanksgiving, but then we got the whole week off!


17 Patty M. October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am

I often make a very similar muesli concoction and it is one of my favorite breakfasts 😉


18 Biz October 15, 2008 at 9:34 am

Poor Matt! Although, when I think about it, I think it would be cook to be at work so early, when the world is waking up around you!

When I lived by a Great Harvest, I took my daughter there when she was about 5. Every Saturday we’d play “what do I want to be when I grow up” and I’d call ahead to restaurants, the library etc. for Hannah to get a behind the scene look at different occupations.

Well we went to Great Harvest, and they could not have been nicer! She got to see how they put the dough in the machine and she pressed the button when it equally divided the loaves in 2 pounds.

The best part was when she was able to throw the divided dough balls onto the floured table for kneading! She still remembers that to this day!

Hang in there! Happy Hump Day all!


19 Amy October 15, 2008 at 9:36 am

glad you liked vive—isnt it delicious?
awesome run today!
happy love your body day 😀
woohoo for your legs girl !!


20 Kath October 15, 2008 at 9:45 am

Thanks for the FYI!

Tina ,
For sure :)

Jen ,
If I had the time, I totally would. I’m a big fan of black teas and usually hate anything with a berry in it. I almost always put milk in my tea too, so acidic teas don’t work for me. A bunch of reader favorites are listed on the FAQ page in the Food Questions section when I did a tea poll once last winter.

Lisa ,
Thanks for your comment :)

Biz ,
What a great idea to teach your daughter about different careers! Glad they were nice at GH :)



21 Katie Mc October 15, 2008 at 9:45 am

Kath do you heat up the muesli mix or just the banana and eat the oat mix cold? Pardon my ignorance. My favorite part of my body is also my legs, they are long and muscular from ballet.


22 Kath October 15, 2008 at 9:51 am

Katie Mc,
I heated the banana separately, but I often do microwave my muesli mixtures just to take the extreme chill out of them. But I don’t make them hot.



23 runjess October 15, 2008 at 9:52 am

I have stocky calves too, but I don’t appreciate them like you do. I guess I should; muscular calves help protect our knees from injury.


24 caitlin October 15, 2008 at 9:56 am

yay for love your body day….

i love…. my curvy figure! some of it is gone now that i’ve picked up running, but i’ll always have a little T&A and that’s all well and good by me! :)


25 Amy October 15, 2008 at 10:12 am

I love Love Your Body Day. I love my legs as well – they are long and lean and lately have gotten more muscular after I switched from competitive swimming to running.

I wrote about natural skin care on my blog today – I would love anyones opinions or suggestions!


26 Jenn October 15, 2008 at 10:55 am

patti M, did you use to live in VA?


27 Erin October 15, 2008 at 11:20 am

I’ve notice you have great legs too! Kinda jealous! Not that I don’t love my own legs. I’m just sayin! (Paranoid)
Have a great day Kath!


28 magpie October 15, 2008 at 11:21 am

What a great day to promote :)

I think my legs are my favorite part too! They’re nice from dancing for so many years…


29 DaisyMay October 15, 2008 at 12:29 pm

i think today is a great day to appreciate ourselves for sure. I love my arms. I was over a 100 pounds heavier and always thought I would have those wings…you know what im talking about under the arms. But strength training has built my arms to have definition…wingless definition


30 Patty M. October 15, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Jenn – No, I have never lived in VA, except for one summer in Charlottesville when I was in law school (loved it!). And back then, I was Patty B. :)


31 Marlow October 15, 2008 at 3:59 pm

I have a cookbook (Not Your Mama’s Slowcooker recipes) and in it there are recipes to cook oatmeal a variety of ways in your crock pot over night!!
I haven’t found a great gluten free oat yet, but they all sound great!


32 Bev October 15, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Kath, what is your favorite of all the Great Harvest bread that the husband has brought home or that you have tried. We have one close to my home. Your museli looks heavenly .


33 Kath October 15, 2008 at 8:14 pm

Bev ,
So far, the High Five Fiber. It’s filled with flax seeds and so crunchy!



34 HangryPants October 16, 2008 at 9:16 am

I think it’s really great that you love your “stocky legs” so much. As a short person myself I have always wanted long slim legs. You’ve given me a new view of my own legs. :)


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