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Topsy Turvy Weather

Posted Oct 26 2010 8:26pm

I can’t believe how beautiful it was today! It’s going to be 70 tomorrow too before the cold weather swoops back in! I took advantage and went for a quick 1.5 mile jog. Tomorrow I’m planning 3. Now that I’ve told you, I have to do it :)

Not too much to report for the past 2 couple of days. I liked Paranormal Activity 2 just as much as the first one but Raf didn’t think it was as good. Too each their own I guess.


Yesterday I didn’t eat anything too special. So I won’t bore you with much of it.

DSC01171 Arnold whole wheat sandwich thin topped with Teddie unsalted p.b. and a plum. Very basic

DSC01173 Leftover shrimp cocktail (I haven’t had shrimp in forever! Also, Misty was going nuts of course)

Elissa, one of my classmates, also brought apple muffins to class last night so I got to enjoy that! But I wasn’t expecting to need my camera so I didn’t get a pic.


I made some pretty good food today if I do say so myself. For lunch , I stir fried broccoli, carrots, and red bell pepper in a splash of soy sauce, orange zest, and ginger. The orange zest really made it.  I was too lazy to make anything else to go with it, but it was a pretty decent amount of veggies anyway.


Peapod came today so we had just gotten some asparagus. LOVE IT! I sauteed some of that and mixed it in with whole wheat penne, chopped walnuts, olive oil, and feta. Yum Yum! Although I was thinking for next time a balsamic reduction would be fabulous for this. What do you think?


And for dessert – or should I say my next mini meal? I very cinnamon-y dish of plain 0% Chobani and a sliced apple. Gotta love my cinnamon too :)


For today’s education component I’ve decided to include some information from my Exercise Assessment class.  This week we’ve been discussing the principles of training.  There are 4 main principles that determine the effectiveness of a resistance training program.  These are progression, regularity, overload, and specificity.  The principle of progression means that over time exercise sessions should become more difficult.  Regularity is somewhat self-explanatory.  It means that resistance training should be performed regularly a couple times a week and to avoid inconsistent training or periods of extended inactivity.  The principle of overload means that the exercise should be changed in terms of intensity, duration, or frequency over time.  Lastly, the principle of specificity refers to the adaptation of specific muscles and that every muscle must be trained in order to gain strength or endurance.  (Howley and Franks. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 2007)

Honestly, when it comes to resistance training, I’ve got to say I don’t have any sort of regimen.  I just sort of do it whenever.  I’m definitely not following the principle of regularity here with my inconsistent training. Check that off as something I have to work on.


Tomorrow is Hump day. Besides homework and fitting in a run, I have no plans! How boring.  Anyone else seriously looking forward to this weekend? I definitely am. I went ahead and got the Lady Gaga costume (eek!). Should be interesting to see that is received by everyone LOL

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