Sunday, January 25, 2009

Another Weekend Update

Friday was my first day back to the gym, after I don't know how many months. I met a friend in the morning and we planned to attend a class, but after arriving, we found that the class had been canceled for that day. So off to the treadmills we went. After working out I headed back home and didn't really move from the couch for the rest of the day. I can't stand being this out of shape. Thursday night Jon and I lifted weights at home and my arms are still sore from that (and it's now Sunday).
COME ON! Seriously. I can't wait to get back into the swing of things.
Friday night my amazing husband surprised me with girl scout cookies!

First day back to the gym and I get girl scouts cookies brought home to me......... It wasn't his fault, he's so awesome and thoughtful for bringing me home something sweet.. but I can't help myself when it comes to those darn cookies!!!

Saturday we woke up super early and loaded our bikes into the SUV. We drove to the nearby park and did a little biking. The park leads to a wonderful trail through a wooded area, and there is a stream running along the trail. Here are some pictures of our biking adventure

You might be a redneck if you put a plastic bag over your bike seat so as not to get your booty wet.

Jonny D


The lovely duck pond

The trail

And a rhino????

After biking, we made our way to Listman's, an art supply store, and bought some acrylic paint. We wanted to get started on our painting of the antique map we've drawn out.
Here's what we have so far. Still have a lot of work.............

We are still working on the colors and have some shading, etc that needs to be done. Like I said we still have a lot to do. Right now I think it looks like a map you'd find in an elementary school classroom. (That an elementary school kid painted.) Well we can't all be painters now can we.

We had flounder for dinner with rice and asparagus. I made the rice and asparagus (olive oil and season all, bake for 10/15 min) and Jon cooked the fish, because he's the pro cook in the fam. The fish was unbelievable. He made a marinade of soy sauce, honey and wasabi and baked the fish for...... well however long until it was ready.

It was like melt in your mouth awesome. You should try it sometime. Very healthy. Then I ate about 7 thin mints. Way to go Steph!

Today we headed over to the base to buy a pedometer so I would know how many miles I was jogging when I was outside. Then we headed out for a three mile jog/walk. I haven't made it up to three miles jogging yet. I'm slowly working my way up. We're taking it easy for the rest of the day. Gonna work on our awesome painting ;)
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

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Bella@That damn expat said...

That's cool that you guys bike and do all this outdoorsy stuff.
Me and my husband, we are indoor people.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Those pictures are beautiful! I want to come visit you! I never new how pretty it was there!

Abbie said...

I love the pictures! It looks so beautiful there!

Hang in there on getting back into a work out routine. The first couple of weeks suck, but pretty soon, you'll feel awesome!

Girl Scout cookies!!!! I totally forgot that it's that time of year!

jlc said...

Omg thin mint GS cookies are my absolute favvvvvvorite!!! Looks like you had a great weekend. :)

Skeller said...

What a beautiful bike ride!!! Thanks for taking us along for the ride ;-)

ps. your map is looking great!

Lindsey said...

Aww what a sweet hubby, those cookies look yummy!

And good job going to the gym!

d.a.r. said...

I am seriously craving GS cookies!! I love, love, love Caramel Delites. Yummmm!

Gorgeous pictures, holy cow. That is awesome!

April said...

Pictures are awesome! Been having computer issues. I know what you mean about the cookies. She knocked on the door a few days ago with the order form just after I had convinced myself it was time to trim up a bit. Who can say no to girl scout cookies? So I ordered boxes. Can't help myself :) Have a good week!

valerie said...

First of all....Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies are my very favorite!


I've not been very good about getting on the treadmill this past week. I can so easily get to doing other things and then act like I don't have time. I'm up plenty early this morning and am getting back on there. I have eaten my oatmeal :( every weekday morning for the past few weeks. I've actually stuck with something!!!

I love your pictures from the bike ride. I always loved to ride bikes. I haven't been on one in years.
I think for the size of my butt, I'd need a banana seat. ;) ....remember those?

Y'all have a great week! Tell Jon hello!
(the fish and the rest of the meal looks so good & so healthful!)


just a girl... said...

i swear to you those cookies are stalking me.