Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Drop in demand

Move that body: 25 minutes of Jillian Michaels’ “No More Trouble Zones”

FYI for my fellow preggos: NMTZ has lots and lots of floor work, and you basically can do only half the workout.

I realized something very troublesome this morning: My mornings of OnDemand/Exercise TV workouts are numbered.


I have just three more mornings where I can hit the “OnDemand” button my cable remote and scroll through workout after workout. Three more mornings of looking for something that piques my physical interest. Three more mornings of Jillian Michaels.


You see, we’re not getting cable at the new house – at least right away. And it was my idea. I thought I would just be giving up “Top Chef Masters” and hours on end of HGTV. I didn’t realize I was going to give up my access to a bajillion workouts.


My saving grace will be my willingness to use my library card and that dang Jackie Warner DVD I’ve been avoiding like the plague. I may need to get 3 pound weights to make it through but it will be something. Of course, Jillian Michaels could be super nice, read this blog and send me her entire catalog of workout DVDs. I’m sure she’ll sympathize with the preggo plight.

In other news, guess what made it into my bag o’ food two days in a row now?

And get your minds out of the Dairy Queen.


Baby carrots. Once my friend, then my preggo foe. I’m determined to start snacking on better foods throughout the day – or at least less carby foods – and so I picked up a bag at Aldi’s, along with a jar of salsa. Salsa makes every thing taste better. Except Thin Mints. Thin Mints taste good all on their own. I was forced to eat some today. Yep, I was. All in the name in cleaning out the fridge before the move.

Also in my bag o’ food (and, by the way, when I say bag I mean BAG as in a reusable grocery bag): green beans, an orange and peaches in extra light syrup.

Do you take a bag of snacks to work? What’s in it?


  1. I always have a bag in my drawer of backup food and snacks.
    Natural popcorn
    Kashi crackers
    Almonds are awesome
    a can of soup made it in there
    We are lucky enough to have an awesome fridge at work so string cheese and yogurt hang out in there, and raw veggies and i bring whatever I'm going to eat for the day. Or you can be lazy like me today - I didn't pack a lunch and went to Moe's . They have a new amazing spinach salad (minus the tortilla bowl LOL)

  2. Yep. I would advocate the library for sure! I request certain workout DVDs and then pick them up once I have a few holds pile up.

    Unfortunately I doubt JM would have any sympathy. This just reminded me of her preggo quote... it was a few months back where she discussed why she would not bear children. (For the sake of being positive, it doesn't bear repeating.)

    I think most women wanted to smack her upside the head at that moment - myself included.

  3. I can't get through the day without snacks. Typical day:

    Apple w/White Chocolate Peanut Butter
    Light String Cheese
    Carrots with greek yogurt dip

  4. I take dried apricots, cherry tomatoes, and cereal.

  5. I occasionally take a bag-o-food to work. It usually has a fiber 1 granola bar, 2 cheese sticks (the 50 calorie kind), 7 triscuts or 13 wheat thins, a handful of grapes, a handful of nuts - usually almonds, but sometimes pistachios or walnuts depending on availability. And for what it's worth - which isn't much, I LOVE baby carrots dipped in roasted red pepper hummus!

    Bummer about the cable - though, just think you will be able to get books for the little one and work out dvds for you - win win!

  6. Sorry about no exercise tv for a few days! I love NMTZ! You made me laugh with the Thin Mints comment! :0) Glad you enjoyed them!

  7. I don't really eat big lunches so my work snacks range from pita chips and hummus to yogurt (sometimes plain, sometimes with granola) or things like Ritz crackerfuls/granola bars/Fiber One bars :)