My Workout Buddy

I realize that most of my pictures feature me without make-up, crazy hair, and usually sweaty. Probably because that’s how I spend most of my time – I love sweatpants, I can’t help it. They are so comfy-cozy. But I promise that I don’t always look like a bum.

Sometimes I look crazed:


Sometimes I look one-eyed.

Sometimes I look a little too happy.

But at least I didn’t look bum-like in any of those pictures.

Last night we went to Noodles and Company for dinner, even though Danny and my brother tried to talk me out of it. My brother even went as far as calling me and telling me that they were closed.

They weren’t.

I can’t help my intense love for pasta fresca. I was born with it.

I let my four-year old drive to Noodles and Company.


Just kidding. Jeesh. He’s not allowed to drive until he’s at least eight.

I had the delicious pasta fresca, which I have every time.

I ate my pasta with chopsticks and chopstick helpers. My brother says that chopstick helpers are cheating. I say they’re legit. Just because he’s fancy and can use chopsticks without helpers, doesn’t mean that I need to.

After we ate, Danny talked us into going to Oberweis for ice cream. The boys played chess with Uncle Paul while we waited for our ice cream.

I had a peppermint shake. It was good, but not super pepperminty. I wish it was a bit more flavorful. But I am also getting a cold, so that might have affected my taste buds.


This morning I woke up feeling like crud buckets. I’m getting a cold, of course. My head feels all cloudy and I’m all stuffed up. I decided to go to the gym instead of Body Pump today.

But first I ate breakfast. I wasn’t super hungry. I just had raspberry greek yogurt with a few honey nut Cheerios for crunch.

I had a workout buddy at the gym today!

Danny has the week off of work, so we were able to go to the gym together after we dropped the kids off at school. After not working out for a few days because of the holidays, I was happy to get a good workout in.


  • 2.3 miles on the treadmill
  • 20 minutes on the stairmaster
  • arms strength training – biceps curls, shoulder press, and triceps on a stability ball using 16 lbs. 12 reps, 3 sets
  • 36 sit-ups on an incline bench with 4 lb. ball
  • 10 minutes stretching

I was super sweaty by the time we left the gym. That stairmaster is a killer. Even going slow, I sweat buckets. But it felt good to get a good workout in.

After the gym, I had a Cascadian Farm granola bar. I love the pretzels and chocolate in this bar.

Danny didn’t bring a snack, so he ate half of it.

Then we headed to the post office, so that I could mail out the cookies for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I am so excited to get these cookies shipped out. I worked hard on them this weekend, and can’t wait to get my cookies in return.


We had lunch at Panera Bread. For some reason, we eat out more when Danny’s home. Why is that? I had broccoli cheddar soup and a Mediterranean veggie sandwich. I also had orange juice because I’m still felling sick, and for some reason I always want oj when I don’t feel well.

I’m still not feeling too well, so I’ll probably just spend this afternoon resting.

Is there anything that you crave when you’re sick? I like orange juice and my snuggie.


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  1. Allie @ PickyEatingRD

    I always crave orange juice when I am feeling sick too! What’s up with that?!?! I also crave my blanket, pillow, and a good movie!

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