Saturday, August 1, 2009

Frivolous Friday Re-cap!

Hey there my fellow bloggy friends!

It's Saturday...whoo favorite day of the week! I was going to work today, but decided not to last night. I'm so lucky in that I decide which days of the week I work. And I have until 11PM the night before to decide if I want to be "added" to the following day's schedule. It takes discipline big time cause it's easy to just keep putting it off till the "next day". I've learned my lesson a few

Yesterday, I woke up very early and worked out to PC3. Back and chest with a gozillian Sumo squats and standard squats. So, yesterday finished up the third week in the push circuit. I'm really starting to see a difference in my legs and booty. Got to be all those lunges and squats that Chalene has me doing. Is there a better way to get those sexy legs and behind then with doing lunges and squats? I don't think so! LOL!

After working out, SR and I headed downstairs to the kitchen to have our recovery meal. We don't eat together usually, since she literally lives right across the street from me...but Thursday night, I planned ahead and got my crockpot out and made Recipe: Crock Pot Pumpkin Oats « Broccoli Hut
for us to have Friday morning. OM-Goodness was it divine delish! So sweet and creamy....we loved every bite! We also had a plain Protein GM shake without the complex carb added to it to balance out the protein/carb ratio.

This was made using UVAM and topped with jumbo raisins and walnuts...this will be a do-over recipe again and all have to try it!

After eating, SR ran home to get ready and I hit the shower and got ready and we headed off to do a little fun food shopping. First we went to an asian market called Mekong market. Picked up a couple of Kabocha squash for 49 cents a lb. Woweee, what a bargain!

Got one of these to try. Yes I only bought case I don't like Apple/Pear..anyone every try one?

I also got this

After we left MeKong market, we decided to stop for lunch at Mimi's cafe...a small, cozy cafe decorated in a french cottage theme... with pretty linens, delicious fresh food at bargain prices...oh and great service. They have something called "just enough" menus....perfect portion sizes. Have any of you eaten at Mimi's before? How do you like it? Anyways, I had my "laxed" meal consisting of a pork sandwich on cabata bread, salad, iced tea, and a little "just enough" sized sliver of chocolate brownie with a tensie tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream. I love their just enough don't get those overwhelmingly huge portions that you have to deal with.

After lunch, we headed to Trader joes so that I could finally get a few items that I am either out of, or darn Blue chips (hubby is addicted), a container of Mediterranean Hummus (I'm addicted), 3 containers of non fat greek yogurt, organic sweet tomatoes, Raw crunchy unsalted almond butter, loaf of ezekiel sprouted bread (not pictured), agave nectar, cereal (for other family members and myself to try on laxed day), some Almond milk, and a bottle of their great EVOO

Foodie treasures of the day.. :D

Last night SR and her sweet hubby came over for movie night. We watched Powder Blue, drank a bottle of wine (I only had a 1/2 glass) and ate homeade olive oil popcorn....what more could a girl ask for? LOL! Nice enjoyable evening.

Ok, Laxed day is officially over..didn't do too bad at all....ate clean for all meals except lunch, oh and that 1/2 glass of wine..... so as of the minute my eyes popped open this's time to get back to the task at hand....Linda gets fit continues on!!

Keep it clean


  1. I have to be honest I'm totally lost when I read in blogs and group about certain foods and training very different to what I know..really weird from country to country how different things are.
    *I piked up a bag of Blue chips, a container of Mediterranean Hummus, 3 containers of non fat greek yogurt, oranic sweet tomatoes, Raw crunchy unsalted almond butter, agave nectar, cereal, some Almond milk, and a bottle of their great EVOOP
    I have no idea what half of these are, besides the tomatoes of course.

    Anyway - I prepared to learn!!! ;)

  2. So remind me, are you a nurse? What do you do for a living? That's pretty cool that you get to decide what days a week you're going to work. Do you have days that you try to stick to every week or do you just fly by the seat of your pants day by day? That sort of flexibilty definitely appeals to me!

  3. "I was going to work today, but decided not to"
    i laughed out loud, sounds like me

    "you don't get those overwhelmingly huge portions that you have to deal with"

    but i love to deal with lots of food! >>>i am trying to learn portion control, and to stop when im not hungry. you gave me something o remember today. also its tough when you feel like you are the only one that is trying to. not yto turn that into a misery loves company thing because i dont weant ANYBODY suffering with me. maybe i feel a little less loserish...which now reading back is just as insulting to others...fantastic

    49 cents a pound!!!sweet

  4. oh wow that is one amazing bowl of oatmeal girlie!
    and TJ Almond Butter = delicious :D

  5. I've never seen an Apple/Pear. You will have to let me know how it is. I love Mimi's Cafe. It's a place that my dad and I would always go there for breakfast. They have amazing muffins... not calorie friendly by the least, but they have a great omelet called the Fitness Omelet.

  6. Looks very healthy! Nice blog!

  7. Great day of shopping!!

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the apple/pear - I've never tried one.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  8. That's a nice haul from TJ's - almond butter, blue corn chips, agave nectar - can't go wrong there!

    I feel like the only person in the world who hasn't tried kabocha yet. I will find it soon, I hope.

  9. Mmm..those oats look magical :). Yea!!! for kabocha. Love that stuff. I need another supply badly :(. Never had an apple pear but could they really go wrong with that combo? Jealous of all your TJ goodies. Hope you had a great Saturday :)