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It was the cupcakes your honour

Um...I was up until after midnight making a trial run of little tiny cupcakes.

So I slept in and didn't workout.

Bad me.

Healthy lunch though.

I'll try and be good...I have to learn to not sabotage my morning exercise by burning the midnight oil.



Not even for cupcakes...

It's that time again...

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Oh, but I feel lousy today - it's the start of *that* time...cranky, headachy and all that good stuff. I was up super late last night, so I'm very tired as well. I didn't work out this morning, as my head was pounding, and today I also took the bus to work, as I am meeting my brother after work for supper and can't leave my bike anywhere. Not great, but honestly, I couldn't have worked out this morning without my head splitting in 2. Maybe I'll see if he wants to go for a walk after...I should feel less icky by the evening...this is always a short term things for me.

Yesterday I did pretty good - the potluck (thankfully) was mostly healthy foods and largely salads this time. I had lots of different salads and veggies and fruit only 1 small piece of rice krispie cake. I didn't eat too much either. I managed to not go too crazy at the pizza party either. I had 4 pieces of pizza. Admittedly I could have stopped at less, but there were 4 kinds...so...um...I…

Good workout - but I'll need it :)

Well, my knee was a bit better this morning but still a bit stiff, so I hit the elliptical again - 41 minutes on resistance 2 and 15% elevation. i tried to push myself for 3 minute stints of going extra fast every few minutes to challenge myself. It got hard towards the end.
The robot in the elliptical says I burned 525 calories. Well lahdedah.

I had a nice breakfast of some cornflakes with half a banana and some apple juice and a cup of coffee. Then it was a bike to work (in the wind again...sigh).

Today will be a challenge to not leap off the wagon frothing madly - it's a potluck at lunch at work today - which is always awesome, as we have people from all over the world who bring such amazing food. THEN after work, it's a pizza party for all of us on our Alzheimer's fundraising team as a reward for being top team in the Walk this past year. Cool, but so much food. I will try and force myself to be good. I brought veggies and dip to the potluck so I'll try and fill up on…

Alternatives

It was a nice weekend. Jay and I went for a long romantic walk saturday - 3 hours along the river, stopping at a little place by the river for a rootbeer float. The weather was finally nice this weekend so we enjoyed the evening together. Sunday we went for a shorter walk, as I had a bunch of errands to look after, but all in all it was a nice relaxing weekend. We got some yardwork done too which is nice - our new neighbors are going insane on their yard, so it's making us do a bitmore jsut to sort of look like we're trying :)

My knee has an odd muscle sore in the back of it since I did my new DVD (I think I need to stretch out more after), and so instead of running this morning like I'd planned, I played it nice and went on the elliptical instead for 40 minutes at 15% incline and resistance 2. I went at a steady pace and it felt really good. My knee wasn't aggrivated (well any more than it is now) and I did a lot of stretches before and after to try and get the muscle…

Hey look, over there!

Heh heh...oops.
Today I am embarrased to say I was VERY stiff...and it was pouring rain, so no workout and no biking. I'm feeling better now though, so perhaps I'll workout when I get home.
I did have a healthy breakfast - yogurt and fruit and some granola, and I have a good lunch.
I'm going to work out on the weekend to make up for it...if this cold and rain ever lets up I can go for a run...

Getting in Touch with my Feminine Side

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I have felt guilty not working out the last few days, despite riding my bike to work and back- it's finally nice enough to do that. Well, OK discounting the gale force winds and light rain...still, nice enough (no snow is enough for now - been a cold spring).

On holidays I swung by a few bellydance studios in Toronto looking for cool swag (there're no bellydance stores here) and other than a cool coin chain belt for dancing and a neat sword for learning balancing and dancing, at the Dark Rythm Studio (run by a costudent of my tribal teacher) near Kensington market I picked up a new workout DVD. I should have gotten a few more DVDs and a nice hip scarf while I was there, but it had been 3 days of a whole lot of seeing things and shopping and I tend to burn out after a while and not get anything at all...but I couldn't pass this DVD up.

The DVD had been recommended to me by my tribal teacher as a good workout, with bellydance based movements - the Fat Chance Bellydance studios…

My butt and I had a fabulous time

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Hello :)

I just got back from a 2 week holiday away...above is my strangest picture from the trip. Yes I took a picture in a subway bathroom...yes I was looked at like a loonie. And this was AFTER I dried my hands cackling in laughter at the bacon gods graffiti...I am the bacon queen after all :)
We were out in Ontario - visiting friends in Toronto for a few days and seeing the sights, then on to the metropolis of Barrie for my nephew's wedding (looked swanky in my strapless cocktail dress if I do say so :) ). Then my hubs had to head home, but I stayed on to visit with my family in Ottawa for the rest of the week...it was fantastic. My family hasn't all been together to visit since MY wedding about 9 years ago. Too long. We had a great visit, did some touristy things like going to the Museum of Man and the National Art Gallery and the Royal Mint. I even got an afternoon of visiting with my sister walking around in the sunshine and poking about in the street markets. It was over …