I’m so glad it’s Thursday because I have a fun day ahead. It involves spending a few hours at NuVal, getting free bagels at Bruegger’s, and then meeting up with my friend Jen for a media event followed by an overnight stay at a Boston hotel. It’s all good stuff today, and I’m excited!
I’m on a real oatmeal kick lately. I thought about making Protein Pancakes this morning, but I really just wanted a bowl of Super Creamy Oatmeal with a big scoop of Teddie, so that’s exactly what I made.
Sorry my breakfasts haven’t been too exciting lately, but my taste buds won this morning.
Pandora Workout Stations
Remember those cool Pandora workout stations? Well, here are some fun facts about them:
- In the first 25 days for 2012, workout stations accounted for approximately 10% of all genre stations created on Pandora
- The average listener with a Pandora workout station will listen for roughly 48 minutes a day
- 78% of listeners with a Pandora workout station listen to it on a mobile device
- Pop, Hip-Hop and Dance-themed stations are the most popular within the workout genre on Pandora
I’m a dork. I love fun facts.
Three Questions Thursday
Here’s the next edition of Three Questions Thursday!
My boyfriend and I are planning to do the Bay to Breakers race (a 12k) in San Francisco in May, and I want to be able to have my iPhone with me to take pictures and get in touch with people once the race is over. I noticed that you wear your Spibelt on longer runs to carry a few things; do you like it?
Yes! I LOVE my Spibelt! It’s definitely part of my “can’t run without it” gear for my long runs. At first, I thought wearing a Spibelt strapped around my waist would be annoying, but it’s surprisingly comfortable to wear. It barely bounces around when I’m running, even when it’s really full. Even then, I don’t notice it after a couple of minutes of running.
I mostly wear my Spibelt to carry my GU and iPhone (for listening to music, snapping pics, and getting in touch with people after races), but I also sometimes carry my ID, chapstick, cash, and house key in there. If you’re doing a long run/race and want to carry your iPhone, I highly recommend a Spibelt!
I have tried a thousand times to food journal, but never keep up with it!! Just wondering if you food journal? If so, do you use a regular notebook or something specific? Do you have any tips for keeping track?
I don’t journal my calories anymore, but I did while I was trying to lose weight as well as on and off for my first year of maintenance.
As for tips, check out these two posts that I wrote about food journaling and blogging:
- Want to Lose Weight for the Long Haul? Start Writing!
- Want to See the Scale Move? Make Some New Friends
Since freshman year, I have gained about 15 pounds and am having the hardest time losing it. Part of my problem is during the week I workout every day and eat healthy; however, on the weekend, I like to drink and eat not-so-good-for-me foods. I know that you said that you also had this problem previously. I was wondering if you had any tips?
Do I?! This is one of my favorite topics to write about! Here are some of the posts I’ve written about balancing my splurges and unhealthy eats during the weekend and otherwise:
- 6 Ways to Keep the Weekend From Wrecking Your Diet
- 4 Skinny Tricks for Enjoying a Diet Splurge Guilt-Free
- How to Splurge Without Damaging Your Diet
- Go Ahead and Indulge! 3 Sneaky Ways to Plan for Diet Splurges
- 4 Ways to Cut Calories at the Bar (but Still Be the Life of the Party!)
Gnawin’ Forever Dog Toy Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered the Gnawin’ Forever Dog Toy Giveaway! Here’s your winner:
Our dog chewed up and destroyed (in mere seconds) our four year old sons self made, self wrapped, Christmas present to dear mom & dad. It was a popsicle stick frame with an ever so sweet picture of him in the middle. Note: lots of glue and glitter and stickers were adorning the said popsicle stick frame. Broke his heart. BIG alligator tears. We spent an hour piecing it back together, wrapping paper and all!
Congrats, Joy! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize.
And I’m off!
See ya later!