Jingle Bell Flop

Hey, hey, hey! How are we on this Monday? It’s cold and drizzly here, and I haven’t yet started sipping my coffee, so I have no clue how I am yet 😉 Before I get started, I wanted to check in with my back on track month.

The positives:

  • I’ve been eating my fruits and veggies
  • I’ve been utilizing my new cookbooks
  • I’ve been keeping up with yoga
  • I’ve been keeping up with laundry

The keep working at it’s:

  • I haven’t been running outside much
  • I haven’t been taking many exercise classes (this will get better once class is done)

Next up…

Jingle Bell Run Flop

IMG_2130 This is a about as far as my race got.

Well, I take that back, I did make my pre-race peanut butter and nanner wrap before the race using this PB:

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But then a couple of my girlfriends dropped out. I began to get a big headache from the night before ( I kinda had a bad night/morning, and didn’t sleep well,) and it looked like this outside:

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Cold, wet, and raining. Ick.  So I did something I never imagined myself doing, and called my friend who was picking me up to see if we could drop out. She agreed with no complaints, and it was done. I pretty much wimped out of a race. My main excuse was I didn’t want to get sick. We have a cruise to go on real soon afterall. But I still felt defeated and guilty.

So instead of moping, I headed to the nice, dry, warm gym. First I ran about 3.5 miles on the treadmill, while listening to Carrie Underwood, and watching Into the Blue.


intotheblue_walker_alba_1105732973 You don’t need sound when watching this movie. Clearly.

Then I got the channel changed on me, and decided to do weights. Did my whole upper body besides my chest in weights (bi’s, tri’s, lats, back, shoulders) and then jumped on the stepmill for another 10 minutes. I was dripping, and felt almost 100% detoxified. Almost. I came home and did a 20 minute twisty yoga practice, and then I felt detoxified. Ahh…glorious.

When I got done with my workout, I walked into the kitchen to find this:



The hubski decided to make pancakes and eggs for us for lunch! He is so thoughtful 😀


IMG_2138 He makes the best scrambled eggs EVER. The pancakes were great, too.

My New Toy:

I went to Dick’s the other day with the mindset that I wanted to purchase either a new stability ball or a BOSU ball. After looking at the BOSU pricetag (yikes,) I went with the stability ball. BOSU might be a good Christmas present.

IMG_2139 Yay!! It’s so much better than my old one!


I think I got my old one at Wal-Mart years ago. The new one’s bigger and firmer, and you can just tell the quality is better 😀

Back to the Basics

Lately, Shane and I have been SO busy with our own lives, we’ve noticed we hardly spend any fun, friendly time with each other. So we came up with the idea (actually, I partially borrowed this idea from Caitlin) that at least one night a week, we’re going to have a night of fun that doesn’t involve TV, computers, or iCrack.

Since we were both free last night, we decided to start it then. On the agenda:




We always used to play Wii together, and we haven’t in a long, long time. So last night, we got a new version of our all time favorite game – Raving Rabbids. Those Rabbids are SO hilarious! We were rolling in laughs the entire time we were playing. It was a blast.

Oh, and no cooking allowed on date night (unless cooking is the date,) so we ordered Monical’s pizza:


Half veggie half quarter meat lovers.


IMG_2145My plate, times 2.

Mmmm – Monicals is my favorite. Not too greasy, and it lets the ingredients do all the taste for it – you can tell there’s not much added oil or sodium.

And dessert was the Peanut Butter Bars I made on Friday.



All in all it was the perfect way to end a weekend! 😀 Now back to the grind!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

Do you have a “date night” with your significant other? If you are single, do you have a “girls night” with any girlfriends throughout the week?


18 Responses

  1. It was probably smart to not run in that race. Running when you are not really feeling great is a grind.
    Our week end was good too. I had to have a Tupperware party for my d-i-l, but it turned out Fun. Mimosas, food and good friends and family can help at any kind of event on a rainy day:-)
    Then we watched a movie my hubby chose…JUST CAUSE, and old one, but really good with Sean Connery. I recommend it!

  2. Fabulous weekend!! AND I totally would not have run in that kind of weather either.. YUCK.

    We try to have “date night” on Fridays.. ie. going out to eat. Nothing special, but I look forward to it 🙂

  3. I love stability balls! Date night is the best. 🙂

  4. I love date night!! The Huz and I like to treat ourselves to dinner on the town on Fridays and it’s so nice to get out to new places together!

  5. Date night is the best! Enjoy your new fitness toys!

  6. sorry about your race, but you definitely want to be in tip-top shape for your cruise, no sickness!!! haha you’re right about not needing sound for paul walker – gorgeous man right there 😉 those PB bars look DIVINE! i am making them asap

  7. No worries about the race girlie – those things happen. Obviously it wasn’t meant to be!! That reminds me of the other night when my girlfriends and I watched the Proposal – we all wanted Ryan Reynolds shirtless the entire time!!

  8. ugh, it’s so hard to want to run when it’s nasty like that – good job for getting in a good workout anyway!

    i LOVE those Rabbids 🙂

    what a fun date night.

  9. You are totally making me want some veggie pizza!! Those pb bars look really good too.. I need to try that recipe!

    Btw, I wouldn’t have wanted to run in that icky weather either. 🙂


  10. Wow, props to you for actually going to the gym after deciding not to race! I would have probably moped around all day.

    Your date night looks like so much fun. I love wii!

  11. I would have skipped that race too. Not worth getting sick over, especially if you weren’t feeling well!

  12. The husband and I were actually just talking about not using computers, TVs or phones for a night or two. Sounds like a great plan. 🙂

  13. We just decided that one of our new years resolutions is going to be that each of us plan one fun under $50 date per month. We will trade off and surprise the other one. We are really excited! We try to have date night where we watch a movie and drink wine without computers and blogging. This will be a bigger date night once a month. I love date night!

  14. I probably would have skipped the race too. Rain=yuck.

    We work opposite schedules, so we do make sure to have a date night at least once every two weeks where it’s just us. We usually just go out to eat, but it’s nice to just be together.

  15. That pizza looks soooo tasty!!! Lovely blog you have here btw 🙂

  16. […] I had to drop out of the race last year […]

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