Thursday, August 06, 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. 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. 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.