Into the Wilderness (or Rewind, Part One)

22 09 2009

It’s Tuesday!  I’ve been out of touch for a while because as soon as we got within 10 miles of the state park we were staying at, this happened:

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As we’d been heading toward our wilderness destination, I watched the service bars diminish with sadness, knowing the next two days I’d be roughing it, technologically speaking anyway.  🙂  How did we ever live without cell phones and internet? 

Thanks to all of you for reading along during my road trip!  I’m so enjoying all of the comments you are leaving!  I feel like my blog friends are traveling along with me and keeping me company.  Plus you guys don’t make fun of how I eat…  😉   I will have a TON of blog posts to read in my Google Reader when I get back from some of you who have blogs!  I haven’t forgotten you! 

So, when I left off on the last blog post, we were still about 2/3 of the way up the Lake Michigan coast line.  Allow me rewind a bit:

Sunday morning, I went outdoors to get in a quick workout.  I walked a good distance to get warmed up and also to find a less crowded part of the campground.  It was a very pretty little trail through the trees.

Weight Training (mix)

  • Picnic Table High Step-Ups  3 sets of 15 reps per leg
  • TRX Chest Presses 3 sets of 18, 15, 15 reps
  • TRX Pistol Squats 3 sets of 12 reps per leg
  • TRX Rows 3 sets of 15

It wasn’t a very long workout, but it did the trick.  I could feel the leg work the next day.  While I was in the middle of my step-ups, some guy at a nearby campsite came out of his tent, and literally turned his lawnchair around to face my direction then proceeded to watch me workout while drinking his coffee.  I wanted to tell him he should make himself useful and count my reps or something! 

Breakfast when I got back to the RV was oatmeal with some raisins, splash of almond milk and a drizzle of agave nectar.  I’m so glad I packed a little agave to bring with me.  It’s funny because EVERY time I open the container to pour it on something, my grandma will ask me “Now what’s that you’re pouring there?”  

 1 Post Workout Oats

 Midmorning I had a lemon Larabar.   I’ll skip the photo on the Larabars today since the current connection is still a little spotty.

 We pulled off at rest area to make our lunch.  I found a HUGE Tupperware mixing bowl in one of the cabinets so I have designated that my personal salad bowl for the remainder of the trip (score!! No more tiny paper bowls!)  My salad had mixed organic spring greens,  HB egg, red pepper strips, tomato from mom’s garden, cucumber, dulse, and nutritional yeast.  For the dressing I squeezed a little fresh lemon juice on it with a drizzle of olive oil.

3 Lunch at Macinac

Then another Larabar in the afternoon, Chocolate Coconut Chew.  This one tastes kind of like a brownie to me.  I gave mom a bite and she liked it too.  That’s healthy food number two that she didn’t spit out with disgust.

When we finally arrived at the campsite,  I knew I’d need something to take my mind off of grieving the loss of cell phone and internet  😉

5 Happy Hour snacks

We have there a bottle of Gewürztraminer  for me, and an Arbor Mist “chardonnay” for my roomies, and snack bowls of Mary’s Gone Crackers and goldfish.  Happy Hour!! 

I felt the need for something very light for dinner that night since I’d already gotten my happy hour on and probably took in two dinners’ worth of calories!  So it was time for another attempt at a regular blender green smoothie:

6 Dinner Green smoothie

SUCCESS!!! This one was perfectly smooth.  I let it run for a full minute once all the veggies looked mixed up, and I also left out the celery since that was something I noticed as being chunky in the first one.  This one had 8 oz water, ½ cucumber, ¼ cantaloupe, spinach, sprouts, ½ pear.

Well friends my laptop battery is about to die, so I’m going to hit the publish button quickly while I have a chance and then come back with part two of the rewind! 

I’ll leave you with The Sunday Postcard and then try to be back again tonight if the next state park has cell/data access.  (Oh please please let it have access!!)  This photo was taken during a small hike my mom and I took before dinner Sunday (and AFTER happy hour!  Let’s just say we giggled a lot while ‘hiking’!)  

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Back again as soon as I can!

— Shari B.  =)




7 responses

22 09 2009

I wouldn’t have been so sweet to Mr. Nosey Tent Neighbor.


you are doing a FAB job keeping up with blogging while on your trip and I DO feel like I am on a mini vaca!

I love it when bloggies take us on their travels!

so happy your blender cooperated…btw my MOM had the same blender years ago! took ME back!

see you later

23 09 2009
Shari B. (FitFeat)

Hi Cindy!

Did your mom also have a crazy quilted bag to put the blender glass in? 🙂 I wonder if that was an ‘after market’ accessory! hahaha!

Have a fantastic day!

23 09 2009

Oh Shari, the green smoothie that I made this morning did NOT turn out well:-( I ran out of spinach so I just used lots of sprouts and romaine leaves instead and it pretty much tastes like dirt. I never would have thought that spinach could be so yummy! From now on, that’s going to have to be in every smoothie I make!

23 09 2009
Shari B. (FitFeat)

Hi Carrie! So sorry to hear of the smoothie disaster! I hate it when that happens! I’ve had my fair share of nasty smoothies! It’s a lot of trial and error huh? I do need to get back to experimenting with some new veggies when I get home, but I’ll be sure not to use just lots of sprouts and romaine per your experience!

23 09 2009

On the green smoothie note – Mark mixed up his own version on Sunday after he saw your recipe. Ours was a brown smoothie and a little thick! Not sure I’ll let him do that again until we get a blender that is less than 15 years old!!! Loving your posts! Glad you are having a good time!

24 09 2009
Shari B. (FitFeat)

Hi Amanda!! What made your smoothie brown? I imagine that didn’t look very appetizing 🙂 Sometimes blueberries and spinach in the same shake make them look brownish. Thanks for reading the blog, and tickled to hear that Mark is trying a recipe from it! 🙂

24 09 2009

Yep, blueberries! We didn’t have any clemintines so he chose….blueberries. Of course, they are so similar……….thus the brown smoothie :). Also, I think he also put in too many sprouts – the smell was terrible – tasked good but smelled gross.

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