Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Day of Showers

To say it rained today would be an understatement.

It more or less was a mini hurricane.

They say we need it, but I'm still entirely against grey skies and annoying wet drops falling from the sky.  All sun for this girl!!

I woke up today very ready and excited to use the repaired treadmill at the gym. I had every intention of finally getting in a good solid run in the morning.  Apparently, my intentions were not meant to turn into my reality because what do you know, the treadmill was not actually fixed.  Such a tease!!

I got in just around 2 miles before it shut off.  Errrrr, frustrated, I walked back in the rain and took it out on ET.

Breakfast always calms me down though.

1/4 Cup Total Raisin Bran, 1/4 Cup Oatmeal Squares, 1/2 Banana, Blueberries, Pineapple Chobani, Mighty Maple, Small nub of Pumpkin Cornbread

The pumpkin cornbread was such a pleasant addition!

It was a fun day at work today.  I threw my friend and co-worker a surprise wedding shower that I have been planning with our department for a few weeks now.

Catered spread…...

 The bride acting very surprised!

The boys even came, but all admitted this was the first "shower" they had ever been to.  I assured them it was completely acceptable to attend a co-ed shower.

A few of my co-workers…..

Me and Audi (the bride)

It turned out to be a very successful party! Audi was so surprised and very grateful.  The girl is getting married in 3 weeks, so she has been a bit overwhelmed at work and rightfully so.  This was just what she needed to kick back and enjoy the last few weeks before the big day!

After work, I went to the big gym where I knew I would be able to get in a sure-bet run.  I did 3 miles to bring my total daily mileage to 5.  Not my favorite to break it up like this, but whatever, it's still running.

After this, I took my favorite class ever.  Body Combat!  I would really like to teach this class someday!

For some reason, my stomach was acting off all afternoon.  I'm wondering if it was something I ate at the party.  Maybe there was some hidden ingredient in the pre-made food that didn't sit well with me?  Not sure, but it caused me to cut out of class a few minutes early.

I got home and couldn't tell how hungry I was.  I knew I needed to eat though so I heated up the last of my Feels Like Fall Quinoa Salad on a bed of spinach. There was just a little left but it seemed like the perfect amount.  I also had a hunk of fresh Apple Bread with Apple Cran Chutney.

Since there was a small portion of the quinoa, I decided to add some volume to this dinner by roasting 1/2 of a Kabocha squash for fries. 
Would you believe me if I told you I like Squash Fries more than French Fries?   It's true, I wouldn't lie to you about this!!

Good thing I decided to eat because as soon as I started, I realized just how hungry I really was.  

That should be the last of my leftovers this week, so you should be seeing new things tomorrow.  



  1. We have had crazy showers in SC for the last three days- seems like its FINALLY letting up. So sweet of you to throw such a great shower. Glad the bride appreciated all the hard work. Um your fries at dinner look awesome. I need to do this. And you could totally rock teaching some combat ;)

  2. I <3 squash fries!!

  3. Pumpkin cornbread sounds delicious. Perfect for a rainy day! PS, I've got a giveaway going on that I think you might be interested in :) Stop by and check it out!

  4. I wish we had a little more rain down here in Austin...but I do get sick of the downpours pretty quickly! It looks like the event turned out wonderfully. Great friends/coworkers, good food and a lovely celebration honoring a special person. I hope you have a great Friday!

  5. Just so you know this is one of my most favorite blogs to read! I just love how everything you eat/post is so fresh and healthy, it really keeps me motivated to get this weight off!!!


  6. I'm with you! Give me Kabocha "fries" any day!

  7. It was almost 100 degrees today!!! HAHA! I was praying for you as you were taking your test this weekend hope it went well!!!