Wellness/Fitness thread 4/28/03

  1. Good morning!

    Another beautiful day. Yesterday I did some running on the treadmill. Running/jogging is going more and more smoothly. I'm trying to decide whether running is easier on my knees on the treadmill or out on the road. It seems like I am "pounding" a lot on the treadmill, but I am also going considerably faster than when I run at my own pace outside.

    Definitely gotta start working on some upper-body strength. I tried to do a "dip" yesterday - lowering and raising yourself with arms from a parallel bar set - I am such a girly-armed wuss lol. Add that to list.

    BTW - if anyone is interested in doing a little swap of exercise dvd's, pm me and let me know. I have a couple I have done ad nauseum and would be interested in swapping for someone else's "old news" .

    Here's a great hi-fiber recipe for you. Do you have your water handy?

    Grandma's Crockpot Vegetarian Chili

    1 (11 ounce) can condensed black bean soup
    1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
    1 (16 ounce) can vegetarian baked beans
    1 (14.5 ounce) can chopped tomatoes in puree
    1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained (I rarely use canned corn and just eyeball the right amount of frozen from a large bag I keep on hand.)
    1 onion, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    2 stalks celery, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 Tbs chili powder
    1 Tbs dried parsley
    1 Tbs dried oregano
    1 Tbs dried basil

    In a slow cooker, combine black bean soup, kidney beans,
    garbanzo beans, baked beans, tomatoes, corn, onion, bell
    pepper and celery. Season with garlic, chili powder,
    parsley, oregano and basil.

    Cook for at least two hours on High. Makes 8 servings.

    "We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves."

    - Lynn Hall

    Are you the person you wanted to grow up to be yet?
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    And yet another day off ! Three in a row... seldom am so fortunate, but I'm going to enjoy it to the max. Last one today, so I intend to take full advantage.

    Got plenty of fresh air and "aerobics" yesterday at the park with my daughter, future SIL, and granddog chasing frisbee and trying to get that dang kite up in the air (run, run, run!)

    So now I'm ready for my bowflex routine. Then do a quickie clean-up around the house, and it's OUTSIDE I go !!! Another gorgeous day out there. I'm sure I can find some clothes to wash and hang out on the line...

    Clean out the flower beds, peek in the birhouses to see if anyone's building little nests yet... and get some sun on this washed out body. Leave for Tucson May 31st, and want at least a LITTLE color before I go so I'm not laughed out of the state !

    OK.. I'm outta here ! Enjoy, everbody !
  4. by   e-nurse
    Today was beautiful here for the first time this year, and this week I'm doing 8's instead of 10's, so I took advantage of the weather and extra time and ran to and from the gym (1.8 miles each way). Worked the chest and shoulders @ the gym. I am still continuing to walk the mile to and from work also. I've still got ALOT of work to do to get into the kind of shape I want to be in. Good luck everyone and keep it up!
  5. by   Jedav
    Good evening,

    Didn't check in much last week-not as much as I would have liked. This week has started out pretty good though-Yesterday was 1/2 hr on treadmill and tonight was 1/2 hr taebo and 45 minutes of wts. I am feeling great! ( I once read in a book that even if you don't "feel" great, the act of telling yourself that you do actually "tricks" your mind into thinking that you do and the rest follows )

    The weather was beautiful here as well!! Jnette-your other thread described it perfectly-what a writer you are!

    Have a great night!