Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Burning out the cold

So yesterday was just a plain old lousy day.

I didnt exercise.

I felt like crap.

BUT I ate good!

At least I stayed on track there.

So one thing I need to tell you about my family is that when we feel a cold coming on, we try to burn out the cold.

With alcohol.

LOL. My mom is a big supporter that Manhattans burn out the cold.


I HATE Manhattans.

So instead I used Red Stag Bourbon.

Delicious and I could feel the burn.

Unfortunately this morning my stomach was feeling the burn.

And not in a pleasant way.

I gained a half pound- oh well. Alcohol weight.

But my tummy.

Oh how it revolted on me.

I pushed thru a lot of it and did P90X this morning.

Thank goodness that it was Arms and Shoulders and not yoga or plyo.

I skipped temporarily the Ab Ripper. My plan is to do it tonight. I need to let me stomach settle some more.

So I just came back up and had my protein shake. I think I just needed to get some food in my tummy.


I am feeling better cold wise though.

And the kids slept great last night.

Tonight will be one more night of going to bed early then I should be just about back to normal.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Tip of the Day:

Tips and Tricks for keeping produce fresh longer- Taken from FitSugar. See ALL their tips here.

Some fruits and veggies produce a gas called ethylene as they ripen. This gas can prematurely ripen foods that are sensitive to it, so keep ethylene-producing foods away from ethylene-sensitive foods. Avocados, bananas, cantaloupes, kiwis, mangoes, nectarines, pears, plums, and tomatoes, for example, should be stored in a different place than your apples, broccoli, carrots, leafy greens, and watermelon. Get a longer list of fruits to store separately here.

Store unripe fruits and veggies like pears, peaches, plums, kiwis, mangoes, apricots, avocados, melons, and bananas on the counter. Once they're ripe, move them to the fridge. Banana peels will turn dark brown, but it won't affect the flesh. 

Wrap celery in aluminum foil and store it in the veggie bin in the fridge.

Other types of produce such as carrots, lettuce, and broccoli start to spoil as soon as they're picked, so place these in separate plastic baggies in the crisper in your fridge ASAP (make sure they're dry since moisture speeds up spoiling).

Cut the leafy tops of your pineapple off and store your pineapple upside down. This helps redistribute sugars that sink to the bottom during shipping and also helps it keep longer.

If you normally forget to use up fruits and veggies if you put them in the crisper, store your veggies in plain sight in Evert-Fresh or reusable produce bags that mimic your crisper's function.


  1. I'm coming down with something and it couldn't be worse timing! Glad the kids slept for you! There's probably nothing worse than feeling sick and having your sleep interrupted!

    1. I hope you get better really fast! Being sick stinks!