Chilling in more ways than one

Hey again. Or howdy, perhaps? Seems only right…

Texas is continuing to be awesome. Lat night was filled with UNO–the extreme kind! The tournament’s at 1 Sherry to 1 Dad to 1 Me. Showdown coming up, I’m sure!

I had a good dinner and some Godiva chocolate for dessert. The late night UNO left me hungry so I tried this chocolate Oikos. Not my fav, but it filled me up!

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This morning, I did some work on my new blog (yeah, it’s gonna happen)! And then I went for a swim at a pool that I thought was about 20 minutes away. It ended up being 45–including the two texas double backs (translation: legal u turns)–but it was a nice drive in my Dad’s mustang with the top down, so no complaints. I will complain, a little though, about the water temperature. Estimate -12. The rec centre is seriously a bathtub and the YMCA a hot tub, kiddos. No more complaining. I actually felt icicles when I dived in! I only lasted 50 minutes (2000m, mostly pull), but I’m glad I went! I also did my physio there, after discovering a hole in my lulu leggings. WTF. It’s right in my bum. How does that happen!?
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I feel like a bottomless pit today, though. I had breakfast (ezekiel granola, banana, almond butter, and almond milk) and plenty of snacks (mandarin oranges, greek yogurt, grapes) plus a leftover veggie burger with an unphotographed spinach salad? Who says you can’t eat healthy on vacation?

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This afternoon’s snack was a bit more fun, served in a golf cart.

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A beer balances a LARA bar just right. Completes the protein. FYI that’s a fact.

My golf game was sucking, probably because the beer didn’t come til after we were halfway done. Or maybe cuz it was freezing and I was eaten alive by mosquitos? ¬†Still, there were cool birds and it was pretty fun and the day went really fast. Happy Family Day to you guys in Canada — I miss a bunch of you and we should really be together (;)!) and I guess happy President’s Day to ya here in the states? I don’t know what it means as a holiday for you…seems like everything was still open here.¬†20120220-173923.jpg

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Now we’re waiting out the dinner rush to head out for some food. It’s still busy here cuz of Mardi Gras tomorrow, so we’ll see how it goes!

How was your holiday? Or was it not a holiday in your world?
Do you try to eat healthy on vacation?
Are you a golfer?

9 responses to “Chilling in more ways than one

  1. Everything is open here in Alberta too on holidays…even on xmas you can find some stuff open :s I’m glad you passed that bit of larabar/beer wisdom on to me… I’ll make sure to put it to good use in the summer ;)

  2. :) Clif bars and red wine too. That one I’ve not tested, but I figure it’ll work.

  3. I tried to make my own homemade chocolate Greek yogurt the other day…it did not turn out as I had imagined. Yuck!

    • yeahhh, this was kind of like pudding and yogurt (which I used to think of as healthy with sugar free jello but you can not find a recognizable ingredient in that 60 calories of chemicals) without enough pudding. The ingredients in the Oikos stuff were normal though–stuff I can easily picture!

  4. hah president’s day is kinda dumb. Basically the banks are closed and the mail doesn’t come…everybody else has to work! lame. But beer + larabar? That really makes the protein complete? holy crap that’s epic! my beer drinking is justified lol! props on getting in the pool for that long too….yeah I don’t think I would have even been able to get myself in hah. the Y is totally a hot tub, I’m definitely spoiled! :-P

    • I like it when I pull nutrition decisions out of my butt and justify them. I’m pretty good at it. Tonight I must have been making up for the extra burn in the cold to not die from hypothermia cuz I could’ve eaten a horse.. :) Enjoy your hot tub-like swimming!

  5. Well I would have been in and out of the pool in like 30 seconds!! I can’t stand cold water!! Way to go getting in a workout!
    I try my best to eat healthy on vacation, but I don’t pass up on really good food at restaurants I’ll probably never return to or local specialties. I used to be a little too intense about that and I missed out on a lot! Glad you’re having fun!!

  6. Sometimes I even find our rec center pool to be cold, so I don’t know how you lasted in that pool! Kudos on sticking it out!

    I try to stick to healthy breakfasts, snacks and lunches on vacation, but when it comes to dinner, I like to let loose – especially if we’re going to a really good restaurant!

  7. I have A great Day. Because I’m having a job.
    For my eat and exercise, it’s not good. But tomorrow I have a new day.
    Breakfast didn’t happen. hat to rush out the door. for the job intervieuw.
    Lunch was bad as well, it was some premade lasagne from the store. Jakkes. I have taken 2 bites and in the trasbin it went.

    Maybe diner wil be better.

    Have a great day
    Rianne

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