July 3, 2009

Time fly by this morning as I prepped to leave town. It is THE MOST gorgeous day outside!! Cool and breezy yet still summertime warm. I wanted to take my workout outside but was a little too sore for running in the hamstrings. I ended up biking to the Y, doing 15 minutes on the elliptical, and then heading back outside for some walking laps around the track with a magazine. It was an easy, breezy workout. Once home I did the C+K 10 Minute Workout. I think I finished in 9 minutes!! I also wanted to add in response to some of the comments this morning that I do often lift heavy weights (15 lbs for biceps and shoulders). The point of the challenge is to reignite an interest in strength by starting over with time and dedicate – much like I did when I started with just 20 minutes a day of yoga back in December. So no, I am not swearing off weights for ever, as I do think they are important to incorporate and make progress, but if your goals are just to tone what you have and/or recharge your enthusiasm, an at-home workout works wonders.

Lunchtime called!! I used up the last of our fridge. There’s nothing green to be found in this house!

I made a quesadilla with a slice of Applegate ham, 2 tbsp goat cheese and English Beer mustard by Fortnum and Mason

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Loved the sharp taste of this mustard! It didn’t leave me tipsy though :(

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Plus a carrot with Chocolate Toffee Peanut Butter

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LOoooove Naturally Nutty’s stuff!!

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And a Honey Oikos with a chopped peach. I’m not sure I really like the honey flavor. It comes in the form of a gel on the bottom of the cup – like fruit on the bottom style – and you mix it in. I’m just a plain kinda girl!

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We are hitting the road for Danville now. I’m not sure if I will have internet tonight, but I definitely will tomorrow. Hope to see y’all sooner rather than later!

Happy 4th!

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1 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) July 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm

have a safe and fun trip, kath!

(and your lunch looks so perfect and color-coordinated, esp with the yard in the background!)


2 Lori July 3, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I find the honey Oikos to be too sweet as well. I would rather get the plain and add my own drizzle of honey.

I actually lift heavy and love it! (25 pound biceps and shoulders). I use free weights pretty much exclusively now, especially since I got over my fear of the squat cage 😀
Next to biking, lifting is my favorite fitness activity.


3 Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 3, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I don’t drink beer, but I bet I would like it in mustard form! Have a great time!


4 Kristine July 3, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Safe travels!!

Oh, and once you pick a city that you are definite about moving to, will you please go on House Hunters?! Haha! :)


5 Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) July 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm

That mustard sounds yummy. And I bet it went great with ham!

Have a great weekend!!


6 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) July 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Yummmmz lunch for not having much!



7 Casey July 3, 2009 at 2:01 pm

YUM! Your lunch is making me drool!!!


8 Casey @ Double Scooped July 3, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Yummy lunch =) Have a fun and safe trip!!


9 Deva July 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Safe travels and happy fourth! Your lunch is making me hungry, and I just ate! :)


10 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 3, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I love the way your peach is overflowing out of the yogurt container. So visually appealing :-) Have a great weekend!


11 Christie @ Quit Your Diet July 3, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Travel safe!


12 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 3, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Sounds like you got in a wonderful workout before your travels. Hope everything goes well and can’t wait to hear all the stories! :)

btw, I TOTALLY agree with you on the Oikos. I’ve been converted to a strictly plain sort of gal! 😉


13 Bec July 3, 2009 at 2:46 pm

have a great weekend away!


14 lara July 3, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I am addicted to Naturally Nutty. Love the Butter Toffee, Vanilla almond and plain almond butter. Scared to try the chocolate versions just yet. Looks cracky.

I still think you should read NROLW. You will realize why there is no need to do biceps and triceps exercises ever again. Compound, multi joint exercises are 100% more effective. I promise! :)


15 Diana July 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm

have a safe and happy holiday! Diana


16 K July 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Have a safe trip!!


17 Stacey July 3, 2009 at 4:14 pm

yay! Have fun :)


18 Danielle July 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Have a safe and fun trip!


19 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) July 3, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Are you going to Danville, KY? I used to live there!


20 Holly July 3, 2009 at 4:55 pm

definitely not a honey oikos fan either :( have a fabulous weekend!


21 Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 3, 2009 at 5:06 pm

have a safe trip!!


22 FitFoodie July 3, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Those peaches look great. The quesadilla looks so scrumptious:) I’m getting hungry!


23 Tay July 3, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Oh how funny, when I saw Danville I was all “WHAT??” Thats my home town! But I live in Danville on the other side of the country! Too bad!!


24 ashley, mom of 3 gets healthy July 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm

it’s trip time! lunch looked yummy. (as always) hope you have a fun and safe trip.


25 Danielle C. July 3, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Yummy! I’m right there with you on the yogurt, I so prefer plain (and mix my own fresh fruit in, maybe some granola…a little bit of whatever sounds good).

Enjoy your trip!


26 Michelle Hisae July 3, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I agree, at home workouts are great. I especially like them because, with no weights at home, you can just use your body as its own resistance. Yoga and pilates do such a great job of that, and to me, its more empowering than dumbells!


27 Erin July 3, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Goat cheese!
VA horse country is so beautiful. Enjoy yourself!


28 Jenn (www. ) July 3, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Yeah, honey Oikos is too sweet. I love the blueberry though!

I also think it’s important to like your workouts, there’s so many to choose from so you should experiment with as many as possible to find what’s right for you or do what I do and change things up all the time!



29 Rita July 4, 2009 at 7:04 am

I seem to be in the minority, the honey one is the only way I’ll eat greek yogurt. I haven’t liked it any other way.


30 Kristen July 4, 2009 at 7:21 am

I love that you make a point to use up your fridge before going out of town! Such a good policy.


31 Rebecca July 4, 2009 at 10:09 am

I haven’t tried Honey Oikos yet but I bet it would be too sweet for me!

Your peanut butter looks amazing!


32 Kath July 4, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Kristine ,
LOL! I would love to :)



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