Sunday, January 9, 2011

100% compliance

Week's Goal:

Bike commute 3 of 4 days: DONE
Run 4 mi, 4 mi, 5 mi, easy: DONE
Complete two Jillian/core workouts: DONE

Not a bad way to start the year.

My butt cheeks and shoulders are already dying from Level 2 of Jillian's 30-Day Shred video this morning. Hoping tomorrow's bike commute helps to loosen everything up.

So right now we have a couple guys from Michigan visiting. They are both contractors who are out to re-roof and frame our friends' unfinished attic. While they're here, we're hoping they have time to replace our basement windows and install a couple new exterior doors. On their next visit, we want to frame in our basement, insulate, etc. and get ready to finish. Eventually, when our basement gets done, a treadmill will be in my future!!!!!!!

Of course, that's some months and a tax return away.

Anyway, so while these guys are out, there is no way I'm doing exercise videos in my living room at 6 AM. I need to find a substitute for my core workouts for the next two weeks...likely I will be slacking a bit.

On a food note, we got SUNCHOKES delivered in our produce box this week. They taste pretty good but strange in that they have the consistency of a potato but flavor of an artichoke heart. Anyone have any good ways for fixing these things up? Last time, I just sliced & baked with (mmmmm) butter. Tonight, I sliced them up with some red potatoes and am making into a gratin. Cooking suggestions welcome!

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  1. I have never heard of sunchokes - they look like ginger!

    I can't wait for tax return time - what will i buy?! :)

  2. I thought it was ginger, too!

    Dude. I was thinking of starting Level 2 tomorrow, but now I am scared. Sore today from two days of Level 1 in a row.

  3. Many thanks.

  4. I've never heard of a sunchoke, but I think I might have to go looking... they sound delicious.

  5. I tagged you in my latest post with a "Stylish Blogger Award." You don't have to play, but part of the rules is me letting you know that I've enjoyed finding and reading you're blog, and I think you're awesome.

  6. *your

    Wow. Sorry for my poor grammar skillz.

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