At 4:22am this morning I was awake. At 4:23am this morning I was back to sleep. Gah! WHY is it so difficult for me to get to the gym right now? I like the gym, it’s a happy place for me and yet I’m not going? Is it a little unease regarding starting the new moves? Is it that I am in self care mode and actually am doing exactly what my body and mind need? Or am I just being lazy and a bit of a whiner about it? I really don’t know and I think the only way to find out what’s going on is to get in there and see what happens after a workout. If it’s unease, that will go away after the first round. If it’s a self care issue, well, there’s no better way to care for yourself than to exercise your body. And if it’s lazy and whiny then I need to just suck it up and get going!
As “punishment” this afternoon for missing, I’m mowing the front and back lawn when I get home. That’s not really punishment though because I really like cutting the grass. And when Ray gets home from work we’ll go for an evening walk for an hour or so. Not quite the same thing but it’s what I’ve got.
Last night for dinner I made a beautiful pork tenderloin (if you want a fail proof recipe for insanely tender and flavourful tenderloin, comment me), green beans and mashed cauliflower. If you’ve been around this blog or on the lower carb websites you’ll know that we love our mashed cauliflower. And so I thought I’d be creative and mash up one of those alternative cauliflowers that are on the market. I picked the purple one. Unless you are a Sesame Street character or you enjoy the sense that you’re about to eat play-doh, don’t mash the purple one. It tasted just like the white one but the colour was very off-putting!
Now, completely unrelated to health or fitness, my waxist came over yesterday and in the midst of our chatting she asked me if I’d read “the dirty book” yet. She couldn’t remember what it was called but I think that she might be referring to 50 Shades of Grey? Anyway, apparently she’s heard from three of her clients the following book reviews:
Older Retired Lady: “That was disgusting.”
Woman My Age: “I was reading it at home alone and I was blushing!”
Other Woman My Age (to her husband): “If I didn’t have my period right now I’d (dirty word) your brains out!”
So, blog land, is “the dirty book” 50 Shades of Grey? And if so, have you read it? What did you think? Worth picking up?
Yes, I want your pork tenderloin recipe, please! As for the “dirty book,” am I just way over the hill or has no one ever heard of the Kama Sutra?
Pork recipe, coming up, just send me your actual email address…..I have a contact link at the top of my blog that you can use. 😉
Also, I think the Kama is respectful and educational…whereas “the dirty book” sounds like it might be just hardcore smut.
I seriously looked at the purple cauli in the veggie market a little while back and contemplated pretty hard what it would be like to mash it. Glad you tested it out for me. Hey my kids might think that’s cool and actually eat it!
The dirty book is definitely 50 Shades of Grey. I haven’t read the whole thing, but curiosity got the best of me at the store when I saw a copy. I picked it up and just opened it to a random page. Needless to say, I blushed after reading the first sentence. I’m not completely modest about certain things (we’re all adults here), but I wasn’t expecting so much graphic detail (from a book that wasn’t sealed in plastic and kept behind a counter). The few people I know who have read it have actually said it’s pretty good. It’s the 1st book of a trilogy and those who have read it said, “I couldn’t put it down.” So maybe it’s worth a read if you’re comfortable with that genre.
LOL, love the comment about wrapped in plastic. Now I’m intrigued. I’m definitely not modest so now I’m curious!
Thanks for the review!