French Bread is Heaven

I swear, I must have lived in France in my last life! I have a weird obsession/love for French bread as well as stinky cheese, wine, chocolate, and small dogs… and of course, my husband! 😀 Anyway, lunch was a wonderful smoked turkey and smoked Gruyere cheese sandwich on toasted French bread with sun-dried tomato hummus. This sandwich was 100% holy yum!!!

On the side, I had some cucumber sticks and grape tomatoes with a scoop of homemade sun-dried tomato hummus

Of course, I wanted something sweet to eat after finishing lunch. I cut a whole wheat wrap into 3 triangles and topped them with carrot cake jam, Barney Butter, and raisins…

… and then I rolled them up. These sweet bites definitely hit the spot! 


After running some errands at Old Navy and Best Buy this morning, I hit the gym for a run on the treadmill, followed by some upper body strength training.

A (Not Boring) Treadmill Workout:

Total time: 45 minutes 

  • Walk at 4.0 at 7.5 incline for 4 minutes
  • Jog at 6.5 at 1.0 incline for 5 minutes
  • Repeat walk + jog 2 times
  • Jog at 6.5 at 2.0 incline for 3 minutes
  • Run at 7.0 at 1.0 incline for 3 minutes
  • Sprint at 8.0 at 1.0 include for 1 minute
  • Jog at 6.0 at 1.0 incline for 1 minute
  • Sprint at 8.0 at 1.0 incline for 1 minute
  • Run at 7.0 at 1.0 incline for 1 minute
  • Jog at 6.5 at 1.0 incline for 3 minutes
  • Walk (cool down) for 5 minutes  

Run Stats:

  • Distance: 4.84 miles
  • Time: 45: 01
  • Pace: 9:17 min/mile
  • Calories: 475

After running, I did a strength training workout from Health magazine (December 2008) called Back Fat Be Gone, which definitely got my shoulders and upper back workin‘! I bet I will be sore tomorrow! :mrgreen:

Say hello to gorgeous shoulders and a defined upper back with these moves, based on the exercises group-fitness instructor Randy B. Washington teaches in his Top It Off class at Crunch Miami. The trick to this übereffective routine: repetitions done at a fat-burning pace with few or no breaks in between. Do this 12-minute routine 3 times a week for 3 weeks and you’ll be ready for that strapless holiday dress.

Before the gym, I snacked on a clementine

I’m off to get ready for date night, which is actually starting with an afternoon coffee at a cafe and some walking around downtown. I bought a cute new top from Old Navy this morning, which I am excited to wear for our date. (P.S. Old Navy is having a 60% off sale!! Check it out!)

Enjoy your Saturday evening, bloggies! 


  1. carrot cake jam? well that’s probably the coolest thing I’ve ever heard of. Great workout, it doesn’t seem boring cause of all the change and my treadmill workouts always become so monotonous I’m gonna have to give this one a whizz, have a great date night

  2. I did this treadmill workout this morning and it was awesome! I modified it to 5.0 miles, and it was the perfect balance because it was reasonable and yet challenging. Thanks!

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