Sunday, May 8, 2011

Weekend warrior

Move that body: 2.4-mile walk with Denali and Mark

I am not going to lie: I was starting to feel like a bit of a slacker this weekend. Exercise-wise, that is. I did a big fat nothing yesterday and this morning’s planned run was swapped for a post-brunch walk.

Then I realized something. I may not have worked out but I worked. With a capital manual labor.

This …


was transformed into this …

Future vegetable garden

The future site of my vegetable garden. And while there might have been a slight exaggeration in the first photo, I swear that there were mutant dandelions that hand 12-inch roots.

And, of course, there was this …

baby room

which was turned into this …


The baby’s room is painted!

Of course, I did have some help with that task.

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Mark was a definite trooper! It would have been an arduous task without him. As far as Denali? That sure is paint on his ear. I guess he felt the need to inspect our work.

I did some conservative estimates – 2 hours each painting and gardening – using my pre-pregnancy weight, and I burned more than 1,100 calories! I guess I have no reason to feel like a slacker, and it definitely leaves no room to feel guilty about those Carrot Cake Waffles I made for brunch.

I assure you, though, friends that I made sure to take breaks, stay hydrated and lie in the grass with Denali. Twas glorious!

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Girl -the baby's room paint is PERFECTO- it's a-dor-ab-le!!!!!!!!!! Very nice choice!!!! Gardening is awesome. I will be posting in the next couple of weeks about my garden - hope you will have a weekly veggie pix update post . . . can't wait to see how the healthystrides household does home grown :)

  2. sure were busy this weekend! No reason to feel like a slacker! You did a lot! Awesome job! Love the baby's room! Great color! :0)

  3. i love the baby's room color so much! Those carrot cake waffles sound awesome, you definitely deserved them!

  4. Love the veggie garden! I was getting together my flower planting this weekend. So glad spring is here :)

  5. Yeay for putting the baby's room together. We did a little of that ourselves this weekend.