Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I swear, it counts.

Today I did not technically work out. I wanted to go to the pool, but I didn't fall asleep until 5:30 this morning so no, I did not get up in time for adult swim. I realize now that I should have just gotten out of bed and gone to the super early lap swim, but I didn't think about it at the time. I wish they had an evening adult swim in addition to the early morning one - that would be much easier to work in instead of the early morning or midday option. I have better things to be doing at noon, like running a billion errands. Yes, today I had to run a billion errands. No, it was not enjoyable.

After the errands, I came home and got started on Jake's Christmas present. The upper body workout included in refinishing furniture is incredible - significantly more intense than any of my typical upper body workouts. I intended to get on the bike afterwards, but my back was shot, my knuckles were bloody and raw, and my legs hurt from standing there for 2.5 hours (in addition to 3 hours of errands running around giant box stores). Instead of working out, I decided that what I had done totally counted. And it does. Because I'm still in pain. The only problem is that I can't put it on dailymile because, surprisingly, they don't have an option for "using a chisel to remove a piece of wood that some past owner stupidly glued to the top of the dresser."

However, I did end my day of barely eating (did I mention that I had to run a billion errands? and that I hate it?) with a delicious dinner. I wanted to use up some goat cheese that I had before it went bad, so I created - wait for it - goat cheese and walnut english muffin pizzas. This is what they looked like (in weird lighting).

I could feel bad for eating four little pizzas, but a) they were whole wheat Fiber One english muffins and I hadn't had any fiber all day, b) I don't believe in feeling guilty for eating food, and c) they were delicious. Really delicious.

That's all. I hope to swim tomorrow but we'll see if it happens. I have a lot to get done this week so I have a feeling most of my workouts will be on the stationary bike. As long as I'm doing something...

What's your favorite quick fix dinner?


  1. I think running errands and refinishing furniture totally counts as a workout. You could post it as "fitness."

    Your mini pizzas look delish!

  2. Did you get your swim in this morning? DO NOT feel bad about those mini pizza's, they look delicious!! I hate running errands!
    JTT all the way:)