Sunday, June 13, 2010
Let's get it started....
The finished product. I tried to put whip cream on top to make it look like it was from the cover of a magazine but the whip cream didn't cooperate. Hopefully by the end of the summer I'll have perfected my food photographing technique.
Before I blended up the delicious concoction.
After my whole post on me and my relationship with pizza and my nonexistent relationship with exercise, I actually did something about it. YAY for me! On Friday, I got up and I went to the gym. I walked a mile on the treadmill and then I rode 3.5 miles on the bike. This may not seem like a lot but I'm still working with a bum knee so I'm not supposed to overdo it until I've built my quad muscles up. I asked the doc about Zumba but he said not for another six weeks. So I think I'll wait 3 and then wear a brace. It's mostly just the pivoting and quickly rotating my knee that is dangerous. Apparently those types of movements make my knee want to relocate to a different part of my leg.
Back to the gym. So the best thing about the workout other than the post workout high and the obvious health benefits, the bikes at the gym are totally built for lazy people. These bikes have arm rests which means I can read my book while riding it, hence the reason I was able to ride for so long. Also the bike has a fan that can blow on you while you ride. I'm wondering if this is supposed to simulate the wind blowing through your hair as you ride across the country. Well whatever it's for it keeps you nice and cool as you ride your bike read your book and sip your water with lemon. Okay, there wasn't any lemon in my water but you get the point.
Finally, I made the BEST shake the other day. I got the recipe from hungrygirl.com. I love this site because it has all kinds of cool recipes and she does all kinds of reviews for food products. It's also all healthy stuff, that's the most important part, I guess. It was a chocolate and banana shake and it was only 3 weight watchers points. It was smooth and creamy and tasted like a real shake. I can't wait to make another one.