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I’m really lovin’ this walking every morning. It’s very invigorating. I’m noticing muscles forming and my body getting tighter. It’s not even hard anymore to wake up at 6:30 am or 7:30am to get dressed and hit the road, even with temps in the lower 40’s and 30’s.

The walking is great cardiovascular and it also helps clear my mind to remind me of what I need to do that day.  And Wednesday, I had a Dental Appointment to get my teeth cleaned. Afterwards, I decided to do a little grocery shopping to pick up some odds and ends to last me until Friday before we hit the road for D.C.

I stopped into a couple of little boutiques and bought some things for the house… and headed home for a Green Salad and Minestrone Soup Lunch. I finally finished off the Salad I made earlier in the week (because Mike doesn’t eat the salads I make!) and ate a bowl of My Minestrone Soup with Whole Wheat Bread Slices.

While I was eating, I had the chance to sit down and watch another Old movie on TMC Wednesday Afternoon. This one was a movie with Lucille Ball and Dezi Arnez. Right now, I can’t remember the name of it, but it also had James Mason in it. Cute movie.!!!

For dinner, I had the chance to make this White Bean Soup I had my eye on since the beginning of the week. I’ve wanted to make a soup with some beans in it, and the White Bean Soup sounded really good. I ended up using the White Beans in the Minestrone Soup and again for the White Bean Soup. Another bonus for this recipe was, that I realized I had frozen some Vegetable Soup Stock and needed to use it.

I warmed up the remaining slices of the Whole Wheat Bread and waited until Mike made his Cucumber, Tomato Salad with Lemon Dressing.

Cucumber Tomato w/Lemon Dressing

Cucumber Tomato Salad w/Lemon Dressing

Mike’s Cucumber, Tomato Salad w/Lemon Dressing:

Ingredients:

4Small Cucumbers

4Tomatoes

1/2Lemon

4Garlic Cloves

Celtic Sea Salt

Directions:

Wash, Peel and chop the Cucumbers and Tomatoes into a bowl. Cut half of a Lemon and squeeze onto the Salad. Mince Garlic Cloves and add Celtic Sea Salt to taste. Mix and Serve. 

White Bean Soup

White Bean Soup

White Bean Soup:

Ingredients:

2Cups White Beans

2Cups Onions

1Cup Broccoli

1Cup Red Bell Pepper

1Cup Yellow Squash

2Cups Vegetable Soup Stock

Celtic Sea Salt

Basil, Oregano, Rosemary

Directions:

Soak beans overnight and drain. Or drain beans from can, place in pot with soup stock and cook for 1 1/2hours if they are uncooked adding more soup stock or distilled water if needed. While beans are cooking, chop Onions, Broccoli, Squash, and Pepper. Add these vegetables, seasonings and Celtic Sea Salt to the beans and cook an additional hour.

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Blizzard of 09' in D.C. Area

Shoveled Snow at House

Blizzard of 09' in D.C. Area

Shoveled Snow at House

Friday night, the Washington D.C. metro area got hit with snow that didn’t stop until Saturday night. That means we got over 26 inches of snow. Before the snow came Friday, we went to go see a movie (Did You Hear About the Morgans?) in dry conditions and by the time the movie let out, it was snowing and traffic was backed up as far as the eye could see.

Luckily, we made it home slow and safe as we watched others on the commute who were so lucky. There were a handful of cars already on the side of the road and others sliding through traffic to make it to there destination.

Since I didn’t get my workout on Friday, Saturday I thought I’d get a workout by shoveling the 12 or so inches that had already fell. By this time everything was closed, so I figured so was the Pilates Gym. The snow didn’t stop until Sunday morning, so I went out again and started shoveling. But this time, I over did it and got hurt from lifting that heavy snow. 😦

So I took it really easy…. laying in bed with a heating pad and taking Advil. Monday, I was feeling much better and so we went to the Leesburg Outlet Mall… Did a bunch of walking and felt good. Today(Tuesday) we went out and got caught in a bunch of traffic while we dropped off drying cleaning, hit Costco, and stopped off at TJMaxx. Needless to say, not feeling too good, so I’m laying here with the heating pad and making my blog entry.

I don’t know when I’ll be able to get back on track with Pilates, or even doing some crunches and weights at home???? It’s a bit frustrating and makes eating a real challenge, because I’m not able to work it off.

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