February 16, 2009

Why Am I At Work?

I have decided that it is completely unfair that I am at work today because it feels like everyone else in the world is off and enjoying President's Day. I work in a building that is 90% state employees and so on days like today it is very quiet in the building. It is almost eerily quiet and dark. The silver lining in this cloud is that I always get a great parking spot on state holidays. I guess I should count my blessings wherever I can!

I started off today with a strong workout which is always a great way to start the week off. I did an easy three miles and then climbed on the step mill for about thirty minutes. After that I did a hardcore weight and core workout followed by all of my physical therapy exercises. It was a nice way to start off my Monday.

For breakfast this morning I had a new type of protein bar that I made over the weekend. It was a chocolate chip protein bar with walnuts and oats. It was SO good and definitely filled me up. I also had a ton of Starbucks Casi Cielo coffee and half of a mango.

I am not sure what else today has in store for me but I do know that it is Taco Night. You know that you are getting old when Taco Night is all you have to look forward to! Hee hee!


  1. The chocolate chip protein bar sounds delicious do you think you will post a recipe ?

  2. What do you think is good to eat before a workout ?

  3. In answer to the questions above...
    1.) I don't really have a recipe for the protein bars yet because I tend to be the type of person who just makes up a recipe as I go. These bars turned out really well but I didn't write anything down while I was making them and I am not sure I could recreate them even if I tried. If I do come up with a recipe I will definitely post it.
    2.)What you eat before a workout really depends on the type of workout you are doing. I have a hard time keeping food down during a workout so I try to keep it pretty simple. I usually have half of a luna bar or some sports drink and that works well for me. I think that it is different for everyone though and I would encourage you to experiment with foods that you enjoy.