Yardio & Doody Duty

11 09 2009

Hi friends!  It’s FRIDAY!  OK, no matter where you are right now I want you to holler “WOOT! WOOT!”  🙂  TGIF!

So I’m still feeling Wednesday’s workout like nobody’s business.  The combination of the straight-leg deadlifts AND explosive lunges has hobbled me – in a good way!  Each of those exercises alone kicks my you-know-what, but put them together…?  Whoa.  I’m so in need of a good stretch – my hams are so sore/stiff I don’t think I could touch my toes at the moment even if someone put some chocolate on my shoe.

Then yesterday’s workout was YARDIO!!! (Yardwork cardio…!)  First step, Doody Duty ‘squat & scoops’.  Hopefully you find that self-explanatory.  😉  (FYI folks, if you hire a service to do this for you, do them a very nice favor and do NOT run your sprinkler system within 24 hours of their scheduled time.  Just sayin’.)  Next step was the weed-whacker for a great arm workout.  Then the lawnmower with the catcher attached, which gets heavier as you go.

After a quick snack and some water (because Yardio is hard work, you know!) it was on to Part Deux: digging out sod.  Another fine total body workout.  I was sweating early on because I thought I could do this with a little garden spade.  Eventually I realized that I would be without the use of my hands for a few days if I kept that up, so I moved to a small shovel that I could hop on and force into the ground.   I am supposed to do Back & Triceps this morning, but I fear that the dumbbells will just fall right out of my hands!  We’ll see how that goes.

Yardio was apparently also exhausting for these two lazy bones cuties:

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Let’s talk about FOOD, shall we? 🙂

Channeling my inner surfer chick with my Hawaii Starbucks mug (thanks Jimmy!)

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Since I hadn’t had a workout yet, I had a very light breakfast.  Half a cantaloupe:

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It was gone in like 2 minutes flat – SO GOOD! I can’t even remember the last time I had one!

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Midmorning snack was a toasted piece of Genesis sprouted grain bread with some raw organic almond butter and a drizzle of raw local honey.

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For lunch I decided on an open-faced ‘wich.  Slice of Genesis toast, schmear of Tofutti (soy ‘cream’ cheese), sprouts, avocado, yellow tomato slices, sea salt & pepper.  Red pepper sticks and remaining avocado on the side. I also at the rest of yesterday’s patio salad. After the photo was snapped, I slapped a romaine leaf on the top as my ‘wich lid

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Followed by a little bite of heaven:

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 A little mango passionfruit herbal tea with a side of Cashew Cookie by Larabar: 

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Dinner was the reheated Falafel.  I don’t think I’ll do the reheat again.  One, you realize just how greasy they are and two they getsa bit mushy.  But the flavor was still good.  A new reader, Jen, let me know yesterday that the yummy pickled stuff is eggplant!  (Thanks Jen!) Now THAT still tastes good the next day.  🙂  This was a tiny little dinner so I knew I’d be looking for food again later in the evening.  

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 And so I ate half of this little beauty for which I’d been impatiently waiting to ripen.  It taunted my on my counter for three days… ‘HaHa, I’m not ready yet!’  The minute it looked ripe I was all over it.  I saved half for today.

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And when I should have been going to bed, I was still a little hungry to I had some Kashi GoLean cereal and a splash of almond milk. 

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OK, my DAH-lings…. enjoy your Friday!  Drop a comment to let me know what exciting FIT plans you have for the upcoming weekend.  Hiking?  Running?  Cycling?  Yoga?  What will you do this weekend to thank your body for all it does for you?

 — Shari B. =)

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4 responses

11 09 2009
Alexandra

Ha! Doody Duty, that’s hilarious! I don’t have pets but I knew right away what it meant! And yes, Yardio is a great total body workout!

That picture of your worn out pups is absolutely adorable. What breed of dogs are they?

Let’s see, how am I going to reward my body this weekend for all it does you ask? Well, I’ve been rewarding it all week with making sure I exposed it to sun for at least 20-30 minutes (I’m in an office all day!) and not demanding too much of it in terms of exercise just different forms of yoga depending on my energy levels. I just got back from a 1 hour walk and my body is thanking me for it. This weekend more of the same, sun, movement and good wholesome food.

Hope you’re having a great Friday evening.

12 09 2009
Shari B. (FitFeat)

Hi Alexandra!

My dogs are a Weimaraner (Riley, she’s the bigger one, almost 10 yrs old) and a not-so-miniature Miniature Pinscher (Rascal, the smaller one, 7 yrs old). They are spoiled rotten, but they’re our ‘kids’ and it’s too late to do anything about it now cuz they’re used to it at this late stage of their lives!

I LOVE that you are giving your bod some SUNSHINE! That’s excellent! When I was in an office all day I craved sunshine and never took the time to get it (especially during the winter months). I did on the weekends when I ran, but all of my weekday exercise was indoors because it was dark out. If I end up back in an office anytime soon, I plan to be much better about taking some OUTSIDE breaks during the sunshine hours. I love the sun and I love summer. The thought of short days and winter being on the way makes me sad!! I’m not ready to let go of my sun!

Have a GREAT Saturday, Alexandra!

12 09 2009
Joan

Loved the yardio segment!! you are too funny! thanks for the laugh.

8 10 2009
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