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Showing posts from December 30, 2007

Foods I like!

Seeing that is it 2008, 2007 has past and we can all reflect on the good and bad. With most people resolving to lose weight or get in control of better eating habits, I thought I'd provide my insight on some of my favorite foods and why I eat them. As far as dislikes, I believe everything should be eaten in moderation. I always think about my heart and what my body needs to be an active, healthy women and I don't enjoy having trans fat, processed, high fructose corn syrup, high fat, sugar alcohols and high calorie foods in my diet. I eat in moderation and if I want something, I just eat a little of it..very occasionally. 1) Bread-YUM!!! The perfect carb for me. I stick with high fiber, whole grain and low calorie breads. My favorite is Nature's Own which is low in calorie and offers a good helping of fiber. I suggest going low in calories for bread because when making sandwiches, eating toast, etc. the calories in bread can add up. There's nothing wrong with bread but I

Happy New Year!

It was a great 2007 but I have a feeling 2008 will be filled with lots of exciting events. I hope everyone enjoyed New Years and I would like to admit that I did stay up until midnight to see the ball drop on TV. I applaud Karel and I for keeping our eyes open until the late hours of the night and sleeping in until 7:30am was a blessing. After several late nights and sleeping-in, I am trying to get back to a routine of going to bed before 10pm and waking up at 5am with a good solid workout. My leg is better but sadly I haven't ridden my bike since Sat. A good couple days of no riding has really done the trick. I hope this is the last time I have to write about my leg and I can get back into a training routine. New years morning was a typical day for Marni who has no training plan. Although I create my own plans w/ me being my own coach, if I'm not training for something I am just clueless on what to do each day. I love exercising but it takes a little extra motivation if I don&

Getting good sleep!

This last weekend was really relaxing. However, I didn't feel very rested. Fri and saturday night didn't make out for a good nights rest but thank goodness I could lounge around during the day. Sunday morning Karel rode with some of his non-Gearlink cycling buddies and felt strong on the bike. He did 100 miles, starting at the suncoast trail and 54 and rode up to San Antonio and did the sunday morning San Antonio ride as well. What a workout for him and I thought he would be exhausted. I guess his training plan from his coach Adam B. (from the NTC) is working out great cause he said he is feeling really good on his new Cervelo. I had pancakes ready for him when he came home and we spent the rest of the day watching a movie. We watched Crash which was excellent. A great movie to really make you think about how crazy life is sometimes. The movie is so real and features stereotypes and how you can hate one person one minute and honor them the next moment. I really recommend it if