Watching Infomercials & Weekly Workout Recap



I woke up super early today and since I don’t feel like watching The Brady Bunch, the only other thing on the television is diet infomercials.

Ten channels are currently advertising the plan that involves all of those different color-coded containers in various sizes including a green one you are supposed to fill six times in one day to complete your vegetable requirement.

I am pretty sure that if I tried to measure my Maoz salad from yesterday, it would exceed this six-time green container requirement in just one meal.

Maoz Salad

And I haven’t figured out which container would be used for last night’s dessert or how one goes about measuring it.

Cold Stone Creamery Sundae

Isn’t my sundae beautiful?! I am back on track with my Cold Stone waffle bowl creations — hit the spot like I can’t even begin to tell you.

I need to change the channel or just go back to bed because I am suffocating just looking at these container restraints.

weekly workout recap



Pure Barre Mile High & 7 miles

My pace fell naturally and in negative split fashion without much effort which always makes me smile.

  • mile 1 – 9:11
  • mile 2- 9:01
  • mile 3- 8:46
  • mile 4- 8:45
  • mile 5- 8:45
  • mile 6- 8:09
  • mile 7  cool down – 9:22




Pure Barre Studio Series & 5 Miles

Half way through the Pure Barre workout I decided I really didn’t feel like doing it.

I was working on my “left seat” in the moment of total disinterest but finished up the “right seat” just so my “seat” didn’t end up unbalanced in its toning.

I skipped the ending section of abs and stretching because, well, I just didn’t feel like it!

Five miles outside in a misty rain. I don’t think I felt much like running these miles either but I ran them, came home and moved on with the day.




Pre Run Yoga & Gym Day

So I am going to recommend this beginner/pre-run yoga routine to you (and tell you again to check out Michele’s Yoga Home Practice Guide if you haven’t already) but I am also going to say that you should remain vigilant when it comes to what your body can handle before beginning a new exercise program.

I never loved the concept of yoga but Pure Barre has made me more interested in exploring routines out of my comfort zone.

Yoga though is a tricky one for me which I think I always sort of knew but never fully realized until now.

Not just because I am far from flexible but because I have low blood pressure (which triggers something called neurological syncope in me) which means I can get real dizzy real quick if twisted or tilted in the wrong position.

Changes in my position, anything that dilates my blood vessels and affects my blood flow, not feeling well or just simply sitting still  — can cause me to get dizzy and sometimes, faint.

I enjoyed the sequence of this yoga routine but I realized I was getting dizzy.

I am super careful when changing position when I exercise (I rarely do burpees for this reason) but I really didn’t expect a calm early morning yoga stretch routine to make me feel sick.

There’s so much to say on this subject, so many variables that can come into play but to keep this short right now since not everyone has the same blood pressure issues as me –> I didn’t faint but was definitely light-headed, dizzy and nauseous and will never do this routine gain.

I drank my orange juice (as the doctor always told me to do along with adding more salt to my food) and returned to normal.

orange juice

I did go to the gym a little while later because I wasn’t sick and was back to feeling myself.

35 Minutes elliptical – > free weights – > 1 mile cool down run outside

I did a little bit of research to uncover that there are a ton of yoga poses beyond what I would know to avoid and have a feeling that some type of post will be coming on the subject.




Pure Barre Mile High & 6 Miles


adidas energy boost

Gosh I just love a fresh pair of sneakers!

My plan is to slowly work these pretty new Energy Boosts in, wearing them only once (okay maybe twice) a week until my old Boosts are completely done.




30 Minute easy run (about 3.25 miles)

I was really tired Thursday night (more than usual) so even when I woke up feeling refreshed, I didn’t want to push it.

I ran three miles and headed home which brought me to right around thirty minutes — perfect amount of time for a quick energizer without overdoing anything especially with a long run on tap for Saturday.




15 Awesome Miles

I really thought I would be running inside on the treadmill since it snowed Friday afternoon/night but at the last-minute, I noticed the ground was just wet, the temperature was right around freezing and only supposed to rise.


It actually started snowing once I was running but only a misty light and wet snow which really didn’t bother me and didn’t stick to the ground.

I fell right into groove after taking it easy the first mile and had an incredible run.

The miles ticked by so quickly that I thought maybe I missed something!

I averaged 8:28 over and over and only started feeling tired after the 13 mile mark.

I don’t know what caused such a great run – maybe taking it easy on Friday helped or maybe it was the Friday late night tag teaming snack of raisins and mini chocolate chips.



Rest day although I am wide awake too early looking for something to do other than watch infomercials!

Maybe I will bake something. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  1. says

    Some girls ate work are on that container diet! I have to walk out of the room when they start talking about it, the restrictive talk triggers my anxiety! Nice work getting out there yesterday, my area was so icy and not shoveled, so I am heading out there this morning!
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    • says

      I would walk out of the room too! I do have some friends who have used the method but they thankfully don’t make me nutty when the topic comes up lol. I could never measure out my food like that. I am sure it works well for some but I know myself and could never….Hope you had a great run and I hope we are done with the snow !

  2. says

    I have felt dizzy in yoga if I stand up too fast after doing twists, laying down, or anything upside down. It passes within seconds and now I am aware so I make sure to get up very slowly. Usually the instructor makes these transitions carefully anyway, but I notice sometimes in the beginning of class moving from the floor to standing I will get slightly lightheaded.
    Those informercials sound ridiculous! I know I am a planner but THAT is just too crazy.
    But that ice cream sundae?! Perfection.
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  3. says

    That’s interesting that yoga would make you dizzy but it totally makes sense given the blood pressure issue. I only get dizzy coming out of wheel pose too quickly but if I lie there for a second I’m okay. I’m very impressed by that 15 mile run! It turned out the weather really wasn’t bad and even though my race was off I did get out for 4 miles. The runs that feel as good as your long run make everything else about running worth it I think 🙂
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    • says

      My exact thoughts yesterday- that run makes them all worth it. I can’t fully explain how such a great run happened but I will take it! Me and my blood pressure – I swear it shocked me, I sometimes forget I have the problem since I subconsciously avoid triggers, not knowing yoga was a trigger lol. Oops.

  4. says

    Ha the container diet! My boss actually just finished doing it – he even admitted that it was a total chic diet, but was really in it for the workout videos. Uh huh sure 🙂

    That sundae looks amazing! And I need to go to Maoz again. It has been so long. I used to go every Monday because they would have a meatless Monday special in my old neighborhood. It is pretty impossible not to fill up the bowl to the brim! Everything is so delicious.
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  5. says

    I don’t think i’ve ever watched a diet informercial in my life, although NOW my interest has peaked! maybe i’ll youtube one later for some entertainment.
    Ahh that coldstone bowl looks delicious. i haven’t been in ages. I need to… But its still so cold!!
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