Down and Give Me 20!

April 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Sir, yes, sir!

I went to a Boot Camp class!  Since I’m taking a class at our university this quarter, my general education fees mean I get access to the recreation center…and the fitness classes!

REJOICE!  Last quarter, I was an “online” student and apparently only existed in cyberspace, ergo, no rec center privileges.  Sad face.

This is the description of Boot Camp on the website:

Want a workout you’ll never forget? Geared to the athlete and fitness enthusiast, this class includes power moves, polymeric, and strengthening exercises in a vigorous circuit format. Bootcamp will keep you jumping and your pulse pumping!

Yep, I’d say that was pretty accurate.  I was a little nervous to go because I’m older than most of the attendees (they’re all regular undergrads and I’m a “returner learner”) and that last time I went to a group fitness class I was the undergrad and I was going with my besties in college.  Well, today, I flew solo.  It was okay.  I’m more mature and wiser ;).

It was a great workout — my heart was definitely pumping and my muscles were at attention with all the moves.  I can’t wait to see how I feel in the morning!  Yikes.

I took the chance while I was at the rec center to post an Operation Beautiful note:

I knew there was a good chance I would be hungry post-workout and I had some errands to run, so I planned ahead.

The last slice of banana bread.  The way I figure, if you take a minute to throw something in your purse, the chances of you ending up chewing your arm off while you wait in the drive thru line of the nearest unsavory establishment go wayyyyyy down.  So what if you don’t eat it?  Save it for later, but at least you had it.

I ended up eating it :).

I spent some time outside…letting Mother Nature help me with the laundry:

(don’t worry,  just sheets and towels, no “unmentionables” ;))

I may or may not have played in the sheets like a 4 year-old…

Okay, I definitely did.

I took the opportunity to fill the bird feeder (we have a wooded backyard and I LOVE seeing all the birds!)

…and stumbled on what appears to be a murder.  No word from investigators yet, but detectives suspect “fowl” play.  Haha, get it?  Okay, I know.  A tad lame.

I even found a REAL robin’s egg.  I know you can’t tell in the picture, but it was Tiffany blue.

Dinner was something different: Black Bean Burgers.  I followed a recipe I found on  It was easy enough and I had all the ingredients.

Onion, garlic and black beans went in the food processor.  I mixed bread crumbs, Creole seasoning and egg whites in a bowl and then added the “black bean paste”.  Take the goop and form a pattie and broil it for 10 minutes on each side.

I didn’t have any hamburger buns, so I put a pattie on a bed of salad greens, topped it with a tomato and spiraled mustard all over that plate.  I needed some veggies anyway.

It’s just about time to hit the hay — I’ve got another early morning tomorrow.  *yawn*

G’night, sleep tight.


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  1. Boot camp sounds awesome!! I just found some robin’s eggs the other day- they’re such a pretty color!!

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