Thursday, July 31, 2008

Healthworks

Good news! My gym trial went very well this morning-- it worked great with my commute and there is a Starbucks right next door! :) I'm 90% sure that I am going to join... I just want to think it over a little more and crunch the numbers.

Before heading to the gym this morning, I snacked on a cherry-flavored Yotta Bar. (Ewww, sorry for the fuzzy photo-- it was 5 am.)


The Yotta Bar held me over through my workout, a shower, and a 10-minute wait in the line at Starbucks for an iced coffee. By the time I arrived at work at 8:45 though, my stomach was seriously grumbling! Here's a shot of my iced coffee mid-commute...


I made my breakfast in the office this morning. Before: a packet of Kashi Heart-to-Heart Golden Brown Maple Oatmeal, Teddie PB, and a banana.


After: To the instant oatmeal, I added banana slices and a heaping spoonful of peanut butter. This is such a great breakfast for people on the go-- fast and easy to prepare, filling, and delicious.


Question of the Day

What food(s) do you never, ever get sick of no matter how often you eat it?

Me: Oatmeal, peanut butter, buffalo sauce, eggs, and dates. They're long-time favorites! :)

Rumor Alert!

Rumor has it that my blog was mentioned in the Boston Metro today! I need to get my hands on a copy ASAP! So cool!

39 Comments:

Betsy said...

you were in the NY metro too!!!!!!! i got really excited. you should be too!

Anne P said...

oh my goodness you are famous!! you should upload a copy of it when you get your hands on it so us non-bostonians can see :)

so did you shower at the gym and just bring your work clothes with you and such? that sounds complicated, espeically with bringing breakfast to work too, but totally worth it if the gym is great and has fun classes! :)

Caitlin said...

youre famouuuuuuuuuuus! awesome!

my all-time favorite food has to be kashi go lean crunch with yogurt. i could eat it for every meal and never get sick of it!

www.seebriderun.blogspot.com

Anusce said...

Hi there!
I am new to your blog and I must say I love it!! I googled it because of METRO, which I was reading this morning on my way to work!
Thank you for all the exciting entries! It is so much fun!

Anusce ( pronounce Anushea)

jenngirl said...

Hey! I love your blog, and your take on health/fitness in general! I started my own recently and I'm adding you to my blogroll. Thanks for all the inspiration and motivation! :)

Justine said...

Wow, congrats on being mentioned in the NY and Boston metro! I agree you should upload a copy for us all to see! :)

Foods I could never get sick of: oatmeal, PB, chocolate, almost any fruit, and I'm sure there are plenty more...but these are the staples (ie what I eat every day and haven't gotten sick of! :) )

Justine said...

Oh, also wanted to mention that I got my Yotta Bar samples (thanks to your blog!). So far I tried the cherry and apple. You were right about the apple...yuck! Definitely has a funny vegetably type taste! The cherry was good, though! Hopefully the orange is better than the apple!

Julia said...

strawberries, the combination of black coffee and a pastry :), oatmeal, pita chips with tuna, and spinach salads! yum!

i actually would normally list chocolate for sure, but yesterday it was the cheesecake factory's 30th anniversary special - $1.50 cheesecake - and I splurged on the godiva one with a friend. after four bites, I was done, and that NEVER happens, so apparently I CAN have too much chocolate :)

Denise said...

Hey celeb! : )
You gotta scan/photo and publish here so us, non-americans can see it too!
That's so cool!
Well done darling!
x
d
ps. 10 minute in line at starbucks? Oh my....

Denise said...

Oh and I can't get enough of lindt chocolate, popcorn, brfan muffins, pizza and sushi!

Sammie said...

That is so cool!! Your blog totally Rocks so I can see why they would do a write up on it - post a link if you can.

CourtneyS said...

Let's see: avocados, lobster, peanut butter, lemon, and wine. Not together, though!

I'll definitely find a Metro on the T ride home. How fun!

fitnessista said...

that is so cool and exciting! CONGRATS!!!! :D

my foods i never get sick of: dark chocolate, PEANUT BUTTER, hummus, peaches and shrimp!

Erin said...

Oooh...there are so many favourite foods! For sure the ones that I am never sick of are: peanut butter, strawberries, bananas and yogurt.

Rose said...

Congrats! I'm dying to read what they said. That's so great!

My favorite (never get sick of) foods: oatmeal and cantaloupe

Kristen said...

Very cool. Congrats, Tina.

My faves: nut butters (I love them all), sushi, oatmeal, cereal, dark chocolate, peaches, bananas, pumpkin muffins, and scones. Mmm. Now I'm hungry.

Hangry Pants said...

woah that is so cool! Congrats.

Foods I never get sick of are oatmeal, hummus, cucumbers and ice cream.

Quinn said...

So fun to be published!

Foods I can't go without: peanut butter, tuna & avocado rolls (no idea what I'll do when pregnancy happens), artichokes, chicken salad. Definitely my faves.

lighterportions said...

That's awesome that you were mentioned! You should take a snapshot of the article ;)

As for foods, off the top of my head I'd say cottage cheese, yogurt, cereal, bananas, carrots, mushrooms, hummus... I don't get sick of foods all that easily. I eat so many of the same foods every day. My list could probably go on forever hehe

Jenn said...

Ah I'm so happy for you! Congratulations - you're famous!! And it's all because you are willing to put so much time and effort into making such a wonderful blog that we all love :o)

I could eat oatmeal at every meal and not get sick of it, too! As long as you varied the ingredients (sweet vs. savory), it's really versatile!

Happy Thursday!

VeggieGirl said...

So glad that your gym trial went well!!

Ahh, I do hope that the rumor is TRUE that your blog was featured - it's fabulous!!!



The foods that I never get sick of:

- any and all fruits and vegetables

- oatmeal with banana & hazelnut-butter

Tracey said...

Love your blog - and now the world can, too! Congrats on the great coverage. Here's the link to the NY edition: http://www.readmetro.com/show/en/NewYork/20080731/1/14/

Ann said...

Tina - I've been reading your blog for a while now but haven't commented. First of all, I love your blog, and your food is very balanced and diverse. I also live in Boston so I really like reading about all the local places you go. I wanted to comment today because I also go to the Healthworks in Back Bay, I've been a member for over four years and I love it! It is pricey, but all gym memberships in the city are, and it has amazing amenities. I would highly recommend it, and the high price tag acts as additional incentive to go all the time and get your money's worth!

Sara said...

Congrats on your famousness! :) Foods I could never get sick of: peanut butter, gala apples, pizza, and cookies.

Allison said...

Peanut Butter, no question! I love it and could eat it all day....that and chocolate and ice cream, never get tired of those either.

chandra said...

Congrats on the articles!! And yay for liking the gym!!

Foods I can never get sick of: pasta, sushi, and right now, ice cream. :)

Casie said...

I was so excited to see you in the metro!

Aimee said...

Congrats on the article! Your blog is great, so I'm glad they featured it!

molly said...

I just grabbed the Metro when I saw this... congrats!!! I have Healthworks envy... such a great gym.

Danielle said...

Yay, congrats on the shout out! That's totally amazing and you deserve it!

Catherine said...

I don't think I could ever get sick of cheese. Grilled cheese, mac and cheese, quesadillas, feta on salads, brie on crackers, spinach and cheese lasagna . . . there's a reason I hardly ever keep cheese in the house!! ;-)

mealsfromthegirlinthelittleblackdress said...

This is so awesome- congratulations!

For me, overnight oats, bananas, most fruit, green salad, chocolate chip muffins....hmmmm

mangotriathlete said...

I love your blog but its my first time posting a reply.... I just had to come out of the woodwork :-) Woo-hoo for finding a promising gym!

Foods I never get sick of and eat all the time hummmm. Oatmeal, sweet potatoes, blueberries, peaches... all fruit and veg really. And whole wheat/flax lavash, black beans.... and... MANGOS!!! (hence my name, lol). I eat a whole big mango every single day, even in the winter - and have for the past 10 years!

sweetsandsweats said...

Congrats on those metro mentions!!! That is REALLY exciting.

Favorite foods:
Cereal, oats, ketchup and apples

sweets&sweats

afreshdille said...

I belonged to the back bay healthworks for two years...it is the best! enjoy it and definitely try the spinning...ouch!

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