School and Starbucks

Pink Treadmill

My gym just got in a pink treadmill for the annual pink ribbon run. During October, each mile completed on the pink treadmill earns 10 cents, which will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. How cool is that?! I will be running my miles on the pink treadmill.

Then at the end of October, they raffle off the treadmill! Raffle tickets are $20 each and I’m debating buying one. I love the treadmill, but I don’t know where it would possibly fit in my house.

Last Night’s Workout

  • Elliptical – 33 minutes
  • Biggest Loser Workout – 60 minutes

I got to the gym before my Biggest Loser workout last night, and jumped on the elliptical for a quick workout. I usually do the “weight loss” program on the elliptical, which is a crossramp of 4 and a resistance of 1 for 4 minutes and then a crossramp of 10 and a resistance of 8 for 4 minutes. This repeats for a total of 28 minutes with a 5 minute cool down.

I was actually having a lot of fun on the elliptical last night. I had the most random songs on play on my iPod and I couldn’t help dancing and wiggling my hips a bit on the elliptical machine. Don’t you ever hear that song that just makes it impossible not to dance and song along?!

Some of the songs that played on my iPod:

  • Sublime – What I Got
  • Limp Bizkit – Re-Arranged
  • Dr. Dre – The Next Episode
  • Everclear – I Will Buy You a New Life

Random, right? And these aren’t all my songs, they’re Danny’s too.

The Biggest Loser workout went good, and I was a hot sweaty mess by the time I was done. By the time I got home, I was starving. Luckily, my wonderful husband put dinner in the oven for me. I had my beloved salmon belle mar with roasted brussels sprouts and carrots and a clementine (my third one of the day!) Those little clementines are so juicy and delicious.

For dessert, I had one of these Weight Watcher ice cream bars. Not too bad for only 100 calories. Although, the half dipped chocolate is kind of a tease.


I didn’t go to Butts and Guts class this morning because Jaden and Jacob had meet the teachers at their schools.

We went to Jacob’s middle school first, got his schedule, and walked around to each class. I think Jacob is a bit nervous about starting middle school because it’s so different from elementary school. I told him that it would take a few days to learn everything and get to know his way around, but after a while it would be easier.

He has one class called career and technical studies where the kids spend a few days at each computer station before moving to the next. My favorite computer station was breakfast nutrition. How fun is that?!

Other stations included forensic science, problem solving, and flight engineering.

After Jacob’s school, we had a little time to kill before going to Jaden’s school, so we stopped at Starbucks.

My all time favorite drink is the caramel frappuccino light. I haven’t had one is forever, and surprisingly it only has about 100 calories.

We headed to Jaden’s school next, and he was so excited. He is very happy to start kindergarten.

Tomorrow is the first day back to school. Summer just flew by. Fortunately, fall is my favorite season. 🙂

I’m going to try to go to the gym later tonight since I missed this morning. I saw they offer a cardio dance class that I’m thinking about taking. Not that I’m any good at dancing.

Questions of the day:

  • What’s a song on your iPod? What’s the last song that you listened to?
  • Favorite dessert? Favorite healthy dessert?
  • What’s your favorite season?
  • Favorite class you took in school?


Filed under Biggest Loser, Dinner, Fitness, Working Out

15 Responses to School and Starbucks

  1. Fall is hands down my favorite season!! I will miss Summer but I am at the point where I am really looking forward to some cooler weather.

    I didn’t realize your youngest was starting Kindergarten. I still have my son at home one more year and I KNOW I won’t be ready to let him go. However, I will be excited to go back to work… least part time.

  2. Is that salmon stuff with cream cheese? YUM.

  3. My favorite song to run to right now is “Some Nights” by Fun. What a great beat!

  4. You look great!! You kids are so cute:) I should send you $20 to enter me in the raffle for the treadmill. I really could use a new one!!!!

  5. Megan@ Run Like a Grl

    I love that pink treadmill! Then again I like everything pink haha.

    My favorite season is fall by far.. Can’t wait for it!

  6. V starts on Monday…there will be a lot of tears

  7. Love the whole pink treadmill. What an awesome way to raise money!

    My favorite season is fall. I loved watching the leaves change colors, and of course wearing such cute boots 🙂

  8. I just stumbled upon your blog, and it looks great! Can’t wait to continue reading! 🙂
    The Weight Watchers ice cream bars are pretty good, but they always leave me wanting more! lol

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