I just didn’t have much to say…

While I love to blog and share all of my nonsense with my 10 loyal followers (love you guys), I just didn’t have much to say last week. I took a complete 9 days off from exercise to let my body recover from my marathon. My knee was super sore afterwards and I decided to be smart and just rest. What did I do with my free time? I went out to lunch with coworkers, shopped on the internet, read some articles, and took some walks. At home, I did more loads of laundry than I can ever remember doing in the past and Chris and I emptied the garage, trashed a lot of stuff, and reorganized as we put stuff back. The garage is still pretty full (lots of baby stuff), but it’s organized. 🙂
I worked from home yesterday and started back on my healthy eating regimen. I wasn’t super crazy during my rest week, but I tend to eat worse when I don’t exercise.

Breakfast: organic whole grain waffles topped with strawberries, blueberries, and agave.

Lunch: turkey burger with a side of steamed zucchini and squash

Snack: Greek yogurt topped with Cheerios. Try it, you’ll thank me.

Dinner: chicken pesto meatballs, sweet potato, and broccoli/cauliflower


Now for dessert!

“Healthy” Chocolate Mousse with Angel Food Cake


– One container of no sugar added pudding
– One mini angel food cake (or a slice of angel food cake)
– Light Cool Whip
– Mini chocolate chips

1. Place angel food cake in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, mix 1 container of pudding with 3 heaping tablespoons of cool whip = chocolate mousse.
3. Top the angel food cake with the chocolate mousse.
4. Top with some mini chocolate chips.


My first workout in 9 days…a very sweaty spin class followed by some abs and push-ups. At work, we only have about 20 spin bikes so we have to sign up for class. I signed up but all the bikes were taken when I got to class. The instructor saved me from having a compete meltdown (I really needed that workout) and he offered me his bike. Thanks, Sean!

PS Thanks for sticking around and reading and commenting. It really does make my day to read what you have to say. 🙂

What’s the longest amount of time you went without exercising?

Cheerios…original or honey nut?


  1. I started putting pumpkin seeds on my Greek Yogurt, but I’m gonna rock this Cheerios idea next time!

  2. I’ve really fallen off the exercise wagon since i’ve had my injury but am slowly trying to get back at it.

    Definitely honey nut Cheerios!

  3. I haven’t gone long without exercicing in the last few years… maybe 3 days.
    When I was pregnant with my second child though, I didn’t work out the whole 9 months plus another 3 months afterwards..

  4. Lisa P. says:

    WOW Linda! 9 days! I honestly can’t remember the last time I took a significant amount of time off from exercising…you were VERY smart for listening to your body and taking a break. I commend you for that! Now you should come back stronger than ever! I would say Honey Nut Cheerios over the plain ones any old day! Have a great holiday weekend! :o)

  5. mmmm regular Cheerios for me. My husband thinks they taste like cardboard but I could eat handfuls of them straight from the box. I took off maybe three days when I hurt my knee over the winter, and right now I’m doing a very bad job of taking time off after a pretty ruthless mud run. I tried apple cinnamon oatmeal mix in lemon yogurt once, it helped me avoid sour lemon face.

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