Four facts

14 Aug

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.

Above is my sexy Latin man’s Greek omelet with feta, spinach, sautéed peppers, and chopped tomatoes. He ate it in about three seconds. We’ll be back, Tony’s!

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.

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