Jun 21, 2013

summer solstice

(this post is all over the place - i'm clearly antsy for the weekend)
happy first day of summer!!!

i love picmonkey.

so how did i spend my first day of summer?

i woke up at 5:45 and kicked it on the elliptical!
30 minutes of hard hills and then 20 minutes of weights - shoulders and chest since i've really been concentrating on arms and legs and butt recently.
nothing too difficult - just sets of overhead presses and butterflies using 2 10 lb free weights
i think next week i'm going to try and do 1 set with the 20 lb weights
oh and we were watching an old season of the amazing race the whole while
oh oh- and while i finished up on the weights
bill was werkin it.

i've been trying to come home and do at least 20 more minutes on the elliptical everyday (and succeeding) and bill has been running 2-3 miles in the afternoon - i can't wait to be back out on the pavement with him!  it's so weird how sometimes i hate running so much in the act of doing it and after an extended break i really miss it.

moving on to last night's eats

no pictures, but bill already prepared some jasmine rice so i had a cup of rice + 1/2 cup of canned black beans topped with red chili sauce and 1/4 of an avocado - delish!

i also mustered up the energy to prep dinner for tonight!

i threw the ingredients into my stand mixer for pizza dough, let it rise, and then covered it and put it in the fridge for tonight

i always use this recipe from king arthur - and it's a sure fire - i substitute 3 cups of all purpose flour for their ap flour + semolina mixture (i've never even tried semolina but am tempted to pick some up) and i also omit the pizza dough flavor 
so all i will have to do when i get home is shape, top, and bake!
speaking of eats, i've been wrestling with the idea of going back to a vegetarian or vegan diet.  
i hate labeling my eating habits in such a way, because i seriously don't always care if there's fish sauce in my pad thai
but one thing i really liked about going vegan (for a year) is it made me pay attention to every single thing i bought (food wise - i still had leather products) and ate

i think vegans get a bad rap for being judgey, and it's less about animal rights (i do love me some animal rights) for me, and more about mass produced food and practices - and weird ingredients.

and also the perk of being more conscious of adding veggies to every meal

so while many of my meals will probably be vegan or vegetarian i'm going to slowly ease myself away from turkey sammies

changing gears again

i need some help with some laptop recommendations

i was kind of looking at the chromebooks - that are cloud based?

anyone use a chromebook?
and i don't think i'll spend my money on a macbook...even though i'm kind of lusting after one.
i would like to keep the price under $500
primary uses are blogging and photo editing


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