Saturday, January 26, 2013

DAY NINETEEN- Invincible

 Alternate Title: Germ Warfare

Day Nineteen. Wow. Can there really be less than ten days left? Impossible. I’ve been too tired to try on “the jeans” because I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off - dealing with this totally awesome cold and flu season.  My house is currently a cesspool of every known malady to mankind.  Which brings me to my good news:

28 to Great has made me (drumroll please)...


Yep, you read it right. It’s a borderline superpower.

My brother is sick and from the sounds of him you’d think it’s the dengue fever. My daughter Vivi is sick, coughing and sneezing over every single thing in the house. Even many of my friends are sick. In fact, the other day I went to drop something off for my friend, Ben. Let’s be honest it was really just an excuse to see Abel. You might remember him from Day Three. But if not here’s a pic:

Still no sign of his neck.

 Anyway, when I got there I reached for Abel, before I would’ve needed a weight belt, but as you know Barre3 is very intentional and my training is useful for things like picking up fat babies. So I lifted him up over my head and said. “Oh hello you cute cute little man!! Did you miss me? Did you? Did you?!

At this point Abel sneezed right at me. A big juicy sneeze. And little germy droplets flew into all of my facial orifices, including my open mouth. I hope I’m not being too graphic here, but I could feel the little germs dancing on my face like a bunch of little American Bandstanders from the 80’s. Normally, I would’ve immediately succumbed to the sickness and retreated to my room waiting for the angel of death.

But guess what?

Still not sick. All those diseasie germs just keep knocking and knocking on the door of my immune system, but it  just rolled it eyes and kept watching the Bachelor. (What? Please tell me your immune systems watches the Bachelor too!)

You’re thinking, SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! And that I’d better not jinx myself. Thankfully, I’m not at all superstitious. In fact I don’t believe in it. I believe in destiny. And I was destined to do 28 to Great and Sadie was destined to create a plan that would make me invincible.

Therefore I’m going to go on record and say it.  “I will not be getting sick this year.”

Today (Friday) was a good day. Busy as usual but I am definitely in a new rhythm. Coffee first. Then around 9:00am I have some kind of eggs and veggies. Today I had poached eggs on top of butternut squash and arugula. It was yummy. I actually got the idea from A Farmer in a Dell. She does hers with sweet potato, but I don’t like sweet potato so I modified it using squash. It is seriously good. Try it.

Around 1:30pm I had the yogurt, sliced almonds and some blueberries. I just love it because of how quick it is.

For dinner I made a pretty basic taco salad that was delicious.   

-saute 2-3 cloves of garlic until lightly browned (you can add onion, but my house is an onion free zone!)
-1 pound, grass fed beef.
-1/2 tablespoon of cumin.
-a few dashes of ancho chili powder.
-salt and pepper to taste.

Served over a bed of chopped romaine lettuce with tomatoes.  I was a little worried it would be a bummer without the cheese, but the guacamole totally did the trick. It’s that whole fat/protein/veggie ratio they keep talking about, if you are lost read this:
Portion Prescription

As far as my workouts go, it’s totally working for me to do three or four ten minute workouts. Something about knowing that no matter how hard it is, it will end in ten minutes, really does the trick for me. I keep telling myself, I can do anything for ten minutes!  Ten minutes is like my Dumbo feather that keeps me from crashing down to the ground.

Today I tried Regan’s Ski Conditioning Workout. Oh my word, it is SO hard but at the same time, so so awesome. I was sweating - in TEN minutes people. And Regan’s so cute and encouraging. Her story is inspiring you can read it here.  I’m not a skier, though I used to be nearly unbeatable on the Wii Fit Ski Jump but that’s neither here nor there. Anyway, I highly highly recommend it. I also did the NYC workout and a Core workout, which I’ve discussed in previous blogs.

Remember... just ten days.




  1. I am laughing so hard right now, you are a rockstar! If you ever worry about those germies and need some extra protection, remember the Master Tonic from
    That stuff totally works!!!

  2. I'm glad you liked the poached eggs and squash. And I'd kill for your immune system. I've been coughing for 3 weeks now. grossy.