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Value of the Dollar

I never made it to spin yesterday (as I assumed I wouldn’t) but I did have time for a quick visit with the elliptical machine followed by some strength training for my legs.

I am trying my best to work those strength training sessions in to my routine.

And I must have done a decent job on the lunges and squats because man,  I am feeling them today.

I could probably use a good massage.

I actually read yesterday that massage is critical to sports recovery and performance for loosening up tense muscles and increasing the blood flow.

I already knew this because any time I have had a good massage, my muscles absolutely feel looser, more relaxed and overall, fabulous.

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It is a shame though that a good massage often costs a pretty penny.

 I think that all gym memberships should include sports massage in their monthly fees given how much we shell out as members.

I would probably have more money left each week to treat myself to such pamperings if I wasn’t spending it all on summer fruit.

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I couldn’t pass up the deal on the case of blueberries. $6.99 for all 6 containers.

Yes, I have blueberries coming out of my ears but have no fear, I will eat them all.

Or, maybe bake some form of a fruit crisp/pie this week. That sounds like a good idea.

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Peach season makes me happy. It is the little things in life that put a smile on my face.

This peach was so sweet that I cannot wait to cut into another one today.

I am totally guilty of not buying the organic peaches even though I am well aware that peaches are at the top of the “Dirty Dozen” list.

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I redeemed myself though with the organic strawberries. They were on sale at Trader Joe’s this week. My only issue is that I am afraid they will go bad before I can finish them all so I have been trying to eat them quick.

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Does Pineapple Salsa count as a fruit? I bet for some people it does.

I bought this salsa for the first time this week, I normally purchase the Peach Salsa but went with the pineapple in an attempt to recreate the delicious flavor from my lunch last week at Laguna Grill.

It is good, but nowhere near as good as Laguna Grill. In fact, I would never even know this was pineapple flavored if I didn’t see the jar.

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Speaking of jars, I bought another jar of these Hot & Sweet Cherry Peppers.

I love these peppers in my salads, WHEN I CAN ACTUALLY GET THE JAR TO OPEN.

Perhaps if I strength trained more, I would be strong enough to twist this silly cap opened. Until then, it just sits in my pantry.

ICE CREAM MAN UPDATE:

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I had been winning the battle with the Mr. Softee Truck, especially after keeping this container of Triple Cookie Fudge Sundae (low-fat) ice cream in our freezer.

UNTIL SOMEONE ELSE GAVE THE LITTLE BOY SOME MONEY AND HE CHOSE TO FLY OUT THE FRONT DOOR AT THE SOUND OF THE APPROACHING TRUCK SAYING, “DONT WORRY, I HAVE MY OWN MONEY”.

At least he is learning the value of the dollar.

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I NEED TO KNOW:

How often do you get a massage?

Do you have a summer fruit habit like me?

Do you adhere to the Dirty Dozen list for deciding when to buy organic?

Do you try to limit your spending and choose one or two fruits each week to save money?

How do you open the jars that are impossible to open?

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  • Her Happy Balance July 10, 2013, 7:11 am

    I do not get massages nearly enough. I was on a streak last year and got one every 3 months or so. I can’t remember my last one and that definitely needs to change!

  • MegBek July 10, 2013, 3:11 pm

    I totally need a massage too and agreed – it should be included in membership fees! Though, I feel like they’d be crappy massages if that were the case. 🙂
    I am so jealous of that price of blueberries! My roomie posted her blueberry crumble recipe today and dare I admit I didn’t get a chance to steal any? I heard it was heavenly, you should make it! It was Paleo, so healthy and all natural things! 🙂 Have a fab day, and for shame on the ice cream man.

  • jumpeatrun July 10, 2013, 3:34 pm

    that is such a good concept with the massage being a part of a gym membership…seriously…i would even consider paying a tiny bit more if i got a once a month massage included! haha- i don’t even have a gym membership, but if i did, that statement would apply! 🙂

  • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 10, 2013, 5:51 pm

    That is an AWESOME deal of those blueberries!! Nice find!!

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