Friday, October 29, 2010

Reminder for this week's event

My back is still hurting from the bike incident last weekend, so instead of the bike ride, I'm gonna do a walk at Riverside Park in Vero Beach by the art museum Saturday, Oct 30 at 3:00 p.m. Please RSVP or send mail if you want directions.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Taste of Tuesday

As previously mentioned, my favorite standby breakfast is DeeMcMuffs. However, the nutritionist that I've been seeing says that I need to up my protein after a work out and told me that I need to put a few egg whites in there.  I didn't really think about the ramifications of this... perhaps I should have saved this picture for halloween but what the heck, we are close enough. Prepare to be scared... I present to you, my breakfast:

It actually tastes pretty good, and I prefer the white to the yolk anyway, but man, it's a bizarre looking concoction! I think I need to find a way to make it a little flatter, but still fit on the english muffin. I'm open to suggestions.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Making Exercise Bearable

Recently, someone who shall remain nameless was telling me how much she hates exercising. I admit, there are plenty of days that I don't feel like doing it either, but there are lots of ways to make it more bearable:
  • Use your imagination. I hate the rowing machine. For some reason, every gym I've ever gone to doesn't have a tv on or near the rowing machine, leaving me to my own devices for entertainment. Unfortunately, I've always had bad knees and there are days when rowing is the only form of cardio I can get in. So, when I have to use the rowing machine, I pretend that I'm on real water, and there is a really attractive guy on the shore who I have to save from a pack of rabid Victoria Secret models. The amount of clothing that the guy is wearing is inversely proportional to the amount of hatred I am having for the rowing machine on that particular day.
  • Use your active time to take out your agressions. I took up raquetball at a really bad time in my life. I won't share the details, but I named the ball, and if voodoo works, the person I named it after had the headache to end all headaches every time I played, and just the thought of that made me feel really really good.
  • You don't have to go to a gym, you just have to GOYB. Don't even call it exercising -- call it walking the dog, window shopping in a mall, playing WiiFit, dancing to your iPod, or my personal favorite, going birdwatching. As long as you are not sitting on the couch watching TV, it's all good.
Let me know your favorite ways to get off the couch and avoid exercising!

Exercise Tip

I discovered a new exercise tip yesterday!

When you go bike riding in a wilderness area far from your house thus requiring a bike rack, make sure that when you are taking the bike off of the bike rack that you actually unhook the bungee cords holding the bike on the rack. Serious back pain can result if the bike is still attached to the rack when you try to lift it off the rack.

I used to think I was too old for this fitness stuff, now I am thinking perhaps that I am just too stupid for it!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Event Updates!

If you didn't choose to GOYB last weekend, you missed a ton of cool birds out at Pelican Island, including this magnificent Osprey:

If you didn't choose to GOYB this weekend, you missed the lovely Heather:

And a bunch of birds, including a poser of a red-shouldered hawk:

I haven't decided where next week's trip will be, but I'm open to suggestions. Either reply here or send me mail if you have a place that you would like go!