Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Don't hate me because I'm beautiful, hate me because I am here.....

Beautiful Cape Cod at a family member's vacation house. Life is good.

But before I got here life was a bit hectic, therefore I cannot discuss today's eats until after I revisit Tuesday.... the good, the bad and the ugly (well not THAT ugly, but fast food rarely is pretty).

After getting maybe 4.5 hours of sleep Monday night I was up and out the door at 5:50am headed to Kettlebell. It was a great class though, simple but good. We started out with some easy warm ups and then did a few exercises to practice form and then a drill to give us an idea that we can lift more than we think. I was able to do a swing with an 88lb bell!!

So the workout portion was simple as I said, do as many rounds of the following in 20 minutes. Sounds so "easy" right. LOL

15 American Swings (used about a 15lb bell I think)
10 chest to knees situps
5 ring rows

I am incredibly bad at keeping track of how many rounds I do at 6am. But it was more than enough to tire me out!

Then it was off to work where I showered and got ready, rather than heading home which lately seems to be a black hole where time flies and I scramble to get to work on time. Yesterday I really wanted to leave work early to pack up the car.

So breakfast was from the cafe.... oats, cranberries, lil brown sugar and skim milk... oh and iced coffee.
I had a bit of a crazy morning complete with a meeting with upper management to add maybe two sentences on a project. Also trying to tie up loose ends before I left. I really was not in the mood for another cafe lunch so I ran home quickly to make a lunch and also get some snacks ready for the long drive after work.

My lovely desk lunch....
* Flat Out Wrap
* Garden Burger
* Sharp Cheddar
* Lettuce
* Orange Peppers
* Tomato
* Lil Hummus


To complete my lunch I had lots o' water and eventually this.... not the prettiest but mango, greek yogurt and lil flax

So after being sick of sitting at my desk all day I was very happy to head home and pack up the car. Unfortunately my wonderful hubby is stuck home till Thursday due to a work meeting. :( I was proud of myself for loading up the car with all the food, clothes, supplies and the dog in a orderly fashion and left room for a co-pilot (we are vacationing with my in-laws, don't worry I like them).

I snacked on a few camera shy celery sticks and orange pepper while driving. But was super hungry by the time we reached....... McDonalds. Yes after driving about 3 hours we hit up a dreaded fast food joint.

I needed more than a salad so I went for the snack wraps, I got two chipolte bbq grilled chicken ones. Of course after I had devoured one I looked at the nutritional info.... oh well, better than a big mac I guess. So I had two of these, at the time they were fabulous.
After dinner we had almost an hour more left to drive. But with my tummy full and a diet coke I was good to go. Yes gotta have the occasional diet coke.

We arrived at the house where we went straight to work unloading the car, unpacking the food, unpacking our clothes and supplies for the week. After about an hour and half of running around it was finally time to relax and do that I'm on vacation.....sigh....

Even better when you have a tasty glass of Malbec Rose.....

Did a little reading and hit the hay.

Moving on to today.... what the heck am I doing typing this, its gorgeous out!! But I need a little break from the sun.

I woke to a gorgeous morning with a lovely breeze and hardly a cloud in the sky (note picture at the top). So after walking the pooch, Reggie, I had to go for a run... an easy 3 miler.

I was definitely ready for a great breakfast after my run, so I did my fav....
*Kashi Heart to Heart
*Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt
*Lil' Ground Flax
*Spoonful of Almond Butter

Several glasses of water and a couple cups of coffee.

Not sure what lunch will be.... but for now I must resume my stressful day of lying in a the sun reading a book on the deck, while overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Hope y'all are having a great day too!!!



  1. Hiya Britt!
    I hope Kirt is reading this & super jealous of those gorgeous views! ;) Although he'll be there soon enough.

    My husband is the latest kettlebell addict... he even got a bumper sticker for the truck... I don't know if you'll see him at 6am though.

    Enjoy some vino for me!

  2. Sweet another kettlebell addict!!!