Tuesday, August 4, 2009

ABC's of Summer: F, G, and H

F is for food network. There is not a lot on TV during the day, so I frequently turn to Food Network. My favorites are Sandra Lee, Rachael Ray, and Bobby Flay. I have watched a lot of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives but none of the places he goes are near me. What a fun road trip that would be!
My favorite recipes from this summer:
Hula joes—Rachael Ray
Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwiches—Sandra Lee, check out the round 2 recipes too, I am going to make the pizza and potstickers this week!Beef it Up, a week of recipes from one roast—Robin Miller, we loved the empanadas
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars—Barefoot Contessa

G is for the gym.
Ah how I love the summer, I can go to the gym in the morning. It makes such a difference especially when its hot-I am dreading hitting the gym in the afternoon next week when school starts with temperatures in the high nineties. I have been going to Spinning 3 times a week with a group of great ladies, I hit cardio hip hop on Thursdays where we learned the Thriller one week, Kickboxing once a week, and a great class called Body Flow twice a week. Our gym did a contest for July, you got 10 points per class you went to, 30 points for going to Body Flow, and 50 points for bringing a friend. I think I ended with 300 points(maybe more, the results will be available tomorrow) good for missing 1 week in July. I brought my hubby once and made him go to spin class with me, although he seemed to breeze up the “hills”. And I hit Body Flow 3 times since they started it mid month so that was 90 points. I will probably just win a waterbottle or something—but the points really motivated me. I might have to set up some rewards with my hubby to earn, like clothes at Ann Taylor or a Sephora gift card…

H is for hiking.
I didn’t go as much as I thought I would. It is too hot here. But we hiked a little in Devil’s Canyon on the 4th of July with Kevin’s Cousin. And my friend Carol, took me on a 6.5 mile hike on Crag’s Crest Trail on the Grand Mesa—it was awesome!

1 comment:

etta said...

I like your ABC posts. I told the hubs that I wanted to start hiking, but it's so flat here that there's no place to do so.