Fact: Lately I’ve been battling the same loneliness/sadness that I’ve mentioned before. You can tell by the way I avoid talking about anything but food when I post.That makes my blog boring, so I will try to remedy the situation.
Fact: I have so far worked out two days in a row. Yesterday I committed myself to the below exercise schedule in the comments of the Fitnessista’s post:
Monday — 30-minute run/walk and abs
Tuesday — 20-minute yoga podcast and arms/legs/butt
Wednesday — 30-minute run/walk
Thursday — 30-minute run/walk and abs
Friday — Rest
Saturday — Either a 30-minute run/walk or two 20-minute yoga podcast, plus arms/legs/butt
Sunday — Active rest (I walk to and from the farmer’s market, which is a little over a mile)
Yesterday’s run was 2.5 miles and not my best work, but it was at least some exercise. I also did a modified version of this ab routine for the strength component. This morning, I did a 25-minute Jivamukti yoga podcast from YogaDownload.com, and tonight I plan to do these body-weight exercises plus push-ups and tricep dips.
Fact: We’ve decided to try allowing ourselves only one meal out each week to curb our spending. Last week’s was Sunday (technically this week, but health-wise I tend to think of the week as starting on Monday). We decided to try Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, which boasts a vegan-friendly menu and a special brunch every weekend. I couldn’t resist the biscuits and gravy, which came with a side of cheesy grits and a country fried sunflower cutlet — all of which were vegan!
It was crazy good. I’ve never been much of a grits fan, but actually liked these. Maybe I’ve just had a lifetime of terrible grits. The cutlet was gluten-based, coated in sunflower seeds, and then pan-fried. The biscuits were decent (though mine are a billion times better), but I really liked the gravy, especially the vegan sausage that was in it. It makes me excited to try their normal menu, full of veg-friendly (and meaty, too) sausages.
Fact: I got home last night determined to fix my blender, and it magically worked! I will share the fruits of its labors on tomorrow’s post. However, this morning, it behaved poorly once again. I am pretty sure the motor is dying, so I will have to modify my breakfast plan for the rest of the week.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back with more food (and some real life, too) tomorrow.