Thursday, August 6, 2009

Smoke On The Water

As I write my blog post, my next door neighbor Fred is practicing his electric guitar skills with "Smoke On The Water" by Deep Purple. He's actually pretty good, that Fred. And it's not loud, so I'm not complaining or anything. Besides, it's not like we have a right to complain, when Todd used to practice with his rock band in our house, and the windows used to rattle. Ahh... that was a time when we bought our ear plugs in bulk. (We still have some, LOL.) Today I had lunch with some people I used to work with a few years back. Photobucket Some of them are retired now and can take a nap after stuffing ourselves at the Chinese buffet. (Hey, I'm not making fun. That's what they told me!) Whereas I had to settle for a groggy and lethargic afternoon looking at numbers on my computer screen. However, I pepped myself up to attend my 5:30-6:30 interval gym class. I've been going pretty regularly after work for a few weeks now. When I pulled my newly washed jeans up this morning, I didn't have to struggle with "the dance" quite as much! You know, the dance where you kick your legs sideways one after the other so that you can pull your jeans all the way up? Or am I the only one who does that? :p I may have only lost one pound lately, but I've been running and exercising regularly, so I feel pretty good. So far this week... MONDAY: Run on treadmill @ home + pushups 1.77 miles 20:00 198 calories TUESDAY: Interval Gym class + abs + pushups 55:00 250 calories? (not sure about this one) WEDNESDAY: Run on treadmill @ home 2.61 miles 30:00 296 calories THURSDAY: Interval Gym class + abs + weights 1:20:00 300 calories (estimate... again) Tonight Todd pulled out an old cook book that we received as a gift a few years ago. It is a signed copy of Martin Yan's Feast: The Best of Yan Can Cook. He made General Tso's Favorite Chicken. Photobucket Too bad it tasted very similar to the Cashew Chicken he made Tuesday night. I think that one even tasted better, so we will stick with that recipe. I'm going to try some of the other recipes from the Martin Yan cookbook though.


  1. Good for you Christine with keeping your exercise routine consistent!glad the jeans fit better! Woohoo...btw, We ALL do that dance!;)It's all about consistency...glad you're finding your groove!

  2. Hi, Christine
    I'm a beginners runner and love what you write about running and the pictures. Which kind of gadgets like watches for heart beat, and that the graphics for the times, circuit, etc can be downloaded, and also running shoes and the strap arround the hips you and Todd use? Maybe if you can write a little in your blog for the new beginners with all the above and tips,etc., that would be really helpful.
    Love your blog.
    Thank you;)

  3. Hi Cler! Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting! How exciting that you are starting to run! And you have great questions about running and running gear. I will discuss those in future posts. For now, here's a link to the Beginners section at Runners World that has a ton of information:,7119,s6-380-0-0-0,00.html

  4. Sorry, for my long silence!

    Love the food shot it looks always so yummy and made me hungry. But at the moment I´m good in loosing weight - so I only enjoy the view LOL

    Yeah I do the dance with the jeans, too... and I was so happy yesterday as a old jeans fit again.

  5. Thanks Chistine!!
    The link is awesome with and yes it has tons of great information.
    Thanks in advance for future posts.
    Can't wait!!
    Thanks so much;)

  6. Great job on keeping the work-out up! And thanks for the link in the comments, I will definately have a look at it for some inspiration.


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