Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving Pictures and My Food and Fitness Plan #14

Hi!  Do you remember me?

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I took a little break from blogging, partly from the holiday, but mostly because I forgot to bring my blogging computer to my grandma's house.  #FAIL.

Also, I was pretty busy prepping for Ina's first birthday party, which I will post pictures of tomorrow.

A few pics to sum up my Thanksgiving break:

We climbed lots of stairs. 

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Ate lots of mashed potatoes.

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Or used mashed potatoes as hair gel.

Played lots of cards.

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Pretended to be pirates and ninja turtles.

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And slept a little in between.  

I also managed to get in a 7 minute workout and two runs - one solo and one with my sister.  

This was a wonderful week to kick off the holiday season.  We tried to soak in every second of family time.  I am looking forward to the next month with so much enthusiasm I can barely stand it (composing a Christmas-to-do list now).

I do, however, feel like I need a little food detox in between now and Christmas.  I enjoyed the holiday experience and am now ready for some vegetables (that aren't doused in butter) to be back in my life.  

Here is this week's plan: 



  • Sunday: 100 burpees - the Elf4Health challenge of the day!
  • Monday: 4 mile run with Kim
  • Tuesday: spin (will someone call me at 5:15 on Tuesday morning to make sure I am going?)
  • Wednesday: rest
  • Thursday: 3ish mile speed treadmill workout
  • Friday: rest
  • Saturday: 6 mile run
Running with Racheal

What are you up to this week?  How was your holiday?


  1. Stroll the aisles of any pharmacy or “health food” store and you’ll see a multitude of herbs and other supplements that claim to boost energy. Yet there is little or no scientific evidence to support such claims for most of these substances. The fact is, the only thing that’ll reliably boost your energy is caffeine or other stimulant—and their effects wear off within hours. Substances commonly touted as energy boosters include chromium picolinate, coenzyme Q10, creatine, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), ephedra, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, guarana, and vitamin B12. Instead of relying on a supplement for energy, try switching to a healthful diet—more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, lean protein, and unsaturated fats—and exercising more. That’s truly a better way to beat an energy shortage, and it’s one your whole body will appreciate. numan

  2. That Mediterannean Chicken looks right up my alley! I might try it with pork for Rob. But I'm hungry just reading the recipe!


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