Thursday, March 10, 2011

Three Things Thursday: Today’s workout brought to you by …

Workout: 15 minutes on recumbent bike and 3.12-mile run

1. New shoes!


Can you see ’em? My Mizuno Nexus arrived yesterday, and I’m in love. They are super cute, very comfy and seem to give a good amount of support. I was so anxious to try them out that I was out of bed at 5:30 a.m. and out the door at 6 a.m.

2. Groupon. Sometime last week, a Groupon e-mail piqued my interest. It was $29 for 29 one-day passes to a local gym. What, what? I talked to Mark about it, and we both a greed that it would solve my pregnancy workout conundrum. I would have recumbent bikes and ellipticals at my disposal when running is outlawed. Plus, I’d have treadmills when the weather sucked or if Mark and I decide running sans Denali is safer.

Today, I made my first visit and was happy with my decision. Lots of workout equipment, nice facility and cordial staff members. I warmed up on the recumbent because my legs were KILLING me after yesterday’s Jillian Michaels routine. Then I headed to the treadmill for a 5K. After all, I had to break in the new shoes ;)

3. OK, this has nothing to do with a workout. Whatev. You want to know how to make vegetables taste good?


Old Bay seasoning.

This weekend, I drizzled a head of cauliflower with olive oil and generously sprinkled it with Old Bay seasoning. I threw it in the oven for 30 minutes at 425. Let me tell you, it was delicious. I ate the entire thing in two meals and was hungry for more – and that’s saying a lot for this veggie-adverse preggo.

And speaking of preggo, here’s a very unflattering belly shot.


I’m 22 weeks and feeling good!


  1. 22 weeks and you look good, too!

    Hooray for the gym passes - that's an awesome deal!

  2. I don't know what you're talking about, that pic is not unflattering, you look so cute! I like the new shoes and yay for cheap gym passes!

  3. YOU LOOK ADORABLE! And I will try the cauliflower! Thanks for the tip!

  4. What a fab post - all around!
    Yay for new shoes . . . especially ones that turn out to be awesome!
    Yay for the day passes groupon - totally was thinking about jumping onto that one so that I could get the use of weights.
    Yay for 22 weeks and feeling great!

  5. Not an unflattering belly shot, an adorable baby bump.
    I roast cauli weekly, will try some Old Bay.

  6. Hi, I kind of stumbled upon your blog and I'm a new follower :) Just wanted to say that your dog is awesome. I used to have a husky.

    I like to roast my veggies with olive oil and Montreal Chicken Seasoning...yum!

  7. Awe, you look so great! Yeay for 22 weeks!

  8. You look so cute!!! And groupon always has fun gym deals, that is such a great idea for workouts when you are kicked off the road :)

  9. Cute pic! Glad you're feeling good!

  10. Oh that shirt still brings back nightmares! LOL.

  11. Hope the gym is just what you need. What a cute little belly you have :)