Ahhh, it's getting late and I'm at a loss over what to blog about today. This is why I never did blog every day, sometimes nothing really happens! I try not to plan things on weeknights so I have time to come home, cook dinner, exercise and spend time with JJ and the girls.
I tried really hard though, and thought of a few things that happened today. Yesterday I blogged Lisa Garza's (The Next Foodnetwork Star) Cassoulet recipe... only it wasn't hers, it was close, but one written by FN. How do I know this? Because she commented on my blog, and then today posted on her Facebook page about the recipe mix-up! She told me that she'd be getting her true recipe up soon, so I can't wait to try it out!
Photo form Foodnetwork.com of Lisa
Later this afternoon, I was contacted by someone from Brucci's pizza through my Bite Club blog (http://www.biteclublog.com/) through Folio Weekly (http://www.folioweekly.com/), a local magazine that I'm a blogger/dinner club host for. Brucci's asked me to be a celebrity judge for their Pizza Bowl, a celebration for their 5th anniversary. It makes me laugh, me a celebrity....
Anyway....Sometimes I find that being the Bite Club host and being a restaurant blogger can be so detrimental to my health and fitness. It can be really hard to find healthy choices when eating out. And how often is the best thing on the menu the healthiest thing? Not often... However, I try to save those meals for days when I do my 6 mile runs, hoping it somehow evens out. It seems to have worked so far. Cutting out the alcohol and bread/roll type appetizers has helped, but then I try to remember that I should also enjoy myself, take little bites, don't stuff myself, and have fun with it. Food should be fun and enjoyable, not a major stressor in my life. Doing this has made me face my food demons. It's ok to indulge a bit, as long as it's not daily.
I did not work out tonight, but I kept my calories low, so all is well. As I suspected, I was pretty sore from NMTZ today. Last night while working out I caught the first 30 minutes of Biggest Loser, but again, was kind of disappointed when it was 300-400+lb. person after the next. I know they need shock value, and I'd have to check the statistics, but I'd believe there are a lot more people who are 100-150 lbs. overweight that need help than 200-250+ overweight.
I absolutely love the premise, the help, the education, and the heart warming feelings of BL, but I just don't think it's something I can watch and appreciate anymore. It seems like the same information year after year, different people, same issues, problems, results.
The cold weather along with running has caused my hands to become bright red and chapped, even cracking. The only lotion I've found that doesn't burn is this Lay it on Thick body cream from Bath and Body Works. However, I still haven't found a good face cream that isn't too thick or heavy, and keeps my pores from clogging... any suggestions? I have really sensitive skin, and break out easily, so nothing strongly scented!
This weekend's plans are shaping up nicely. I'm excited, but afraid it's going to go by too fast! Friday night JJ and I along with some friends are going to III Forks, a new local steakhouse. They invited me to their opening, but it was on our anniversary so I didn't go. I'll have a big recap up on the Bite Club blog though.
Saturday we have some errands to run, then Leah and Jay's Housewarming party. Sunday is church and then we might go see Sherlock Holmes.
I'm going to get a 6 miler in on Saturday and hopefully a 4 miler in on Sunday. Hopefully it will warm up a bit by then!