Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Looks like I didn't totally eff up this past weekend - I'm still in the 240s this morning. Sweet!

Good God you guys - I dusted off the stove this weekend and actually cooked - cooked! by myself! - I made my mom's white chili. It called for me to dice up 8 cloves of garlic. I don't own a garlic press, and I don't really know exactly what I'm doing in the kitchen. Anyway, point being, it's now Tuesday and my hand STILL stinks like garlic! Never again. Blech.

In other news, I've been mixing up the cardio by doing intervals instead of a flat speed. Frankly, I find it more challenging and engaging, and I'm enjoying it. Rumor has it that there are better "afterburn" effects too, which is that I'll continue to burn calories longer once my workout is done.

Let's see, what else? Oh, Sign #27 that Today Might Not Be a Good Day: After my workout I walked into the showers to find them... not working. Ugh. I'm giving serious consideration to heading over to another fitness location at lunch to scrub up. I feel gross with no shower after a workout!!!

Sign #106 that Today Might Not Be a Good Day: I left my work shoes at home and I'm wearing my freshly-sweated-in gym shoes.



FatFitnessFood said...

That sucks that the gym showers were broke! That is unforgivable for a gym as far as I am concerned. Bummer about the shoes and the garlic smell too. Tomorrow will be full of signs that it will be a good day!

christina said...

Re: Garlic.

Next time handle the innards of a lemon afterward. Like, chop one up or something. That usually does the trick. Although, personally, I love when my hands smell like garlic. But I'm gross like that.

TjRenee said...

Hey, I like your new profile pic!

Is it bad to use minced garlic instead of dicing your own? That's what I do anyway. I have no patience for peeling and dicing that stuff. HA!

Yeah, I've heard that about doing intervals as opposed to staying at the same intensity. I like intervals better anyway.

Get a shower, Stinky. hehehe

Patsy said...

lol I have a sweat phobia (almost!) and the thought of not being able to take a shower after a strenuous workout fills me with horror!

I'm also discovering the 'joys' of cooking... I'm pretty rubbish in the kitchen, but actually some of the stuff I'm making tastes pretty good! :o)

Ron said...

Glad you didn't blow it over the weekend.... keep at it!

F. McButter Pants said...

I hate it when the day goes that way.

Too bad about the smelling hand, but I bet the vampires leave you alone!

love the new pic.

Here's to good signs!

screwdestiny said...

Well let's make tomorrow a good day!! (How's that for pep?)

Chopping garlic is totally one of my favorite prep things to do. And yes, fresh garlic tastes SO much better than the stuff you buy in a jar at the store.

antgirl said...

Broken showers! :-O

Garlic will keep them pesky vampires away. So, there's that.

Glad you didn't ef up over the weekend. Great job!

Obese Swan said...

Yummy on the sweaty socks!

I admit to laziness and just buying the tub of already chopped garlic from Sam's club. Easy Peasy!

Lyn said...

Rub your hands all over a stainless steel utensil under cool running water and it takes the smell right away. Serious.

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