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Friday, January 08, 2010

Today was a lovely winter day . . . if you believe such a thing exists. Even though there was snow cover as far as the eye could see, it was that real pretty snow with the sparkling crystal effect. The sun was shining brightly and there was hardly any wind. Making this the perfect day to go outside for some fresh air during my break at work. In these winter months, day light is so precious and I try to find every opportunity to be out in it. The air was brisk and I just felt so alive. The sidewalks and streets are still pretty covered with snow, so I took a moderate paced stride for 25 minutes. Just enough to make me feel alert and ready to finish my work day. I love being outside so much, whenever I have been outside my workmates always act surprised that I return. They always say, "Oh, you came back!" Like I'm a stray dog that would get distracted and run off. LOL!

25 minute moderate paced walk
6 minute book camp video

Yep, that is all! I know! I can hardly believe it myself! My husband was in shock that I didn't go to the gym tonight! He still expects that I will change my mind and go to the track! I've workout a lot this week and I have a big workout planned for tomorrow, so I thought a light day might be good for me. I've worked out for the past 10 days without a day off. Yea, time for a break!


Steel Cut Oats mixed with 1/2 a banana, 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 3 TBSP. semisweet chocolate chips

20 pecan halves
1 orange cut into wedges
1 cup of milk

3 oz. chicken breast mixed with 1 cup chopped brussel sprouts, 1 tbsp cream cheese, 1 oz. shredded mozzarella, italian seasoning mix

Hard boiled egg
Unsweetened Applesauce

Dinner: (look away all my food purist friends, Friday nights ain't always pretty)

3 slices of hand tossed veggie pizza (love this, it's from a little pizzeria in our little town, the are 'the only pizza place in town' T.O.P.P.I.T so cute!

Anyway, I digress. Ironically, today my nutrition tracker likes me! I'm a little high on fat today, but right on calories! Go figure! 1,637 calories for this day. Not a big calorie burn today. I do feel strangely good about my decision to honor my body's need for a slower pace today. I don't feel lazy or that I'm coping out. So, all and all a nice winters day!

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    (good for you allowing yourself a light day. ::hugs::)
    4181 days ago
  • NANNER2121
    Great day, great blog. We must all listen to our bodies, they know what's best.
    4182 days ago
    It's great that you got out and enjoyed the winter air. I love spending time outside. Even a few minutes brightens my day. There are no worries for getting the exercise you did and nothing more. You are right, you need to gauge yourself and not OVERDUE it for too many days, otherwise you will burn yourself out. So happy to hear you are in high spirits and things are moving along well for you.

    Have a GREAT night!
    4182 days ago
    'taint nothin' wrong with pizza! That's what we had tonight, and here I sit eating a huge bowl of fruit just to bring my day's total of calories up to a minimal level! (well, that and because I haven't had any fruit today).

    4182 days ago
    That's great that you are listening to your body and giving it a mix of tough and easy days. Keep it guessing. LOL
    4182 days ago
    Sounds like a great day, Carolyn!! I also love being outside and there is something exhilarating about snow! I'd better go to bed before I start thinking too much about that pizza!! emoticon

    4182 days ago
    More power to you on getting outside for your moderately paced walk!!! You are well on your way to success on your journey!!
    4182 days ago
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