Archive for December 31st, 2008

It’s a day off from work but not from working out.  We slept a little later, about 1 hour longer in bed but went down and pumped some iron. 

I bought a new protein to try and started with a pre workout shake:

Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate - BANANA

Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate - BANANA

It has a good clean taste, mixes very easily and is great for a low carb diet.

The workout today consisted of 40 minutes on the treadmill.  It was impossible to run outside. The snow was falling so heavily and it was 20 degrees with a wind.  So 4.5 miles for the last day of the year. I’ll total miles for 2008 later. 

Working the legs with weights which consisted of:

  • Walking lunges with 15 lb bar + leg presses, 180 lbs.
  • Leg extensions + dead lifts
  • Leg curls + seated calf raises
  • Yoga stretching and some ab work for about 10 minutes.

Shane and I walked and played in the snow for 55 minutes. Walking was ridiculous and we only managed 2.9 miles. The roads weren’t plowed, so the walk ways were impossible to get at.   This is our little snow bunny:


Thought I’d stick to a hot cereal breakfast since I had Beaters almost everyday last week.

  • 1/4 cup Cream of Rice
  • 1/3 Banana
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • few raisins
  • 1 scoop Elite Juicers Shake with 1/3 banana.




After breakfast was done, I began the carrot cake process. Next… the Diffused Olive Oil… just like we had on our travels.  I bought fresh rosemary – it smells SO wonderful. Sundried tomatoes – the dried kind not the ones in oil, and a huge elephant ear of garlic.  In the Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), we have 1 rosemary sprig + 1 large sd tomato, sliced + 1 large garlic clove, sliced.




Tonight, we are having an early dinner with friends…as per Nancy’s comment yesterday. We’re looking forward to a meal at the Phoenician and hope to see more of the usual crowd.  It’ll be fun. 

Ted and I managed to stay up until 11:45 pm last year, then woke up at 12:10AM to find out we missed the ball dropping.  I guess we’ll try a little harder this year. The champagne is chillin’. 

Hey everyone… Happy New Year and best wishes for a healthy, happy one.


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