Saturday, July 3, 2010

Early Morning Musings....

I really have nothing specific to talk about his morning.... I popped up awake at 5am on a Saturday morning, and I couldn't fall back asleep.  The scene above is from a beach house in Florida.  I'm supposed to be going out there with my family for Labor Day.  So that should be fun!

Since I'm up, I'm watching Serena Williams in the Wimbledon Final... she's kicking butt right now. I'm hoping she finishes before I leave for bootcamp at 7:40am.  :-)  I realize my body knew I wanted to see this match, so that's why I woke up at 5am on 3 hours of sleep... I just love Serena.  She's actually one of my fitness inspirations... by no means a small woman... she has a butt & boobs... most of the time she's not super crazy muscular, but just right... She's about 5'9" or 5'10"... but she's what I would like to sorta look like one day.... of course a 5'2" ten year older version... (smile)

I don't know if it was the June Gloom or what, but I have been craving bread for the past week.  I made the mistake of buying some bread products at Costco last weekend, and I've been on bread patrol all week!  Good grief!!!  I'm going to have to limit my bread intake for a while.  I can't be eating random bagels all week.  Even keeping within my daily calorie range, it's probably not a good idea to eat so much bread.  It won't stop me from treating myself to a Subway Veggie Delite every week... no cheese!

Seriously, I love this sandwich... Thank you, Subway
Five... five dollar... five dollar footlong!

Speaking of meals that I enjoy.... the lunch truck outside of my building makes the best chicken tacos!!!  I enjoy them every now & then when I don't bring in my lunch.  Two filling tacos for four bucks?  Yum Yum!  And they aren't measly tacos... these suckers are pretty substantial!  When I'm not super hungry I just get one & it's totally enough for my lunch.  Sometimes I get it without cheese... but not often. :-) Check out the picture I took one day during lunch:

Since I've been kinda half-assing it on my eating this past week, I vow to have an excellent eating week... starting right now!  Not starting Tuesday after the holiday... starting NOW!  No time like the present!

Holiday Weekend Tips:

1.  DON'T OVER-INDULGE!  Have a big, healthy salad with lots of veggies before you go to that BBQ!  Fill your belly with good stuff & it will help you avoid the bad stuff!

2.  DRINK WATER!!!  Try to drink 64 ounces a day!  Great for your body.  Great for your skin.  And a good way to fill you up with something other that mac & cheese... potato salad.... pies.... cakes.... cookies.... chips.....  (you get it)

Gabby drinking her water

3.  DON'T SKIP YOUR WORKOUTS!  I'm headed to bootcamp in an hour and a half.... a holiday weekend is no reason to skip out on the fitness.  Sunday morning, I think I'll go for a hike (probably the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, below... or I may venture out to Runyon Canyon)... and Monday, my day off work, means I get to treat myself to Claudine's bootcamp class at 24 Hour Fitness!  (Yipee!)

"The Beast" aka the stairs at the BHSO

4.  HAVE FUN!!!

Claudine, Nichol & I having FUN last weekend!

Daddy & Zachary watching fireworks in Decatur, GA (2008)


PS -- Serena won!  and it's 7:21am!  FOUR WIMBLEDON SINGLES TITLES!  THIRTEEN SINGLES MAJORS! Now I can get dressed for my workout!  Toodles!

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