Evening!  Guess what?? I convinced the Husband to ‘shred’ with me tonight! 🙂


But first….


My last mid-afternoon snack was a little bowl of Grape Nuts.  Honestly, this was pure emotional eating.  I was having a bad Monday, and I think the gravity of Meghann’s situation totally sunk in.  Sometimes, we all just need a little cereal in our lives!


After work, I happily set off on my 5K run.  At first, I was RELISHING the sunlight (I heart daylight savings!), but then I realized that it was the first truly HOT day in Florida.  Northerners groan and moan about running in the winter months, but trust me — running in summertime in Florida is just as painful.  It’s little TORTURE – so humid and sweaty.


I was tempted to walk, but I have to retrain myself to run in the heat.  A lot of it is MENTAL.  (I’m not talking about running in the sun until I blackout from heat stroke.)  So, I struggled forward and finished strong!


  • Duration: 29 minutes (5K)
  • Calories Burned: 240 (estimate)


After my run, I came home and asked the Husband to "Shred" with me.  I was SO PLEASED when he agreed!  Check out the "30 Day Shred" widget on the right hand side of the blog for a full recap. 


Dinner was simple and super quick.


1.5 serving of WW cous cous, 1/2 cup of pinto beans, and steamed broc and cauliflower.   This seriously took me 5 minutes to make — I LOVE IT!


Time to relax.  Have a WONDERFUL evening.



  • VeggieGirl March 9, 2009, 5:30 pm

    Hooray for ‘shred’ding!! 😀

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 9, 2009, 5:30 pm

    I was trying to get my fiance to shred with me but he felt silly, I’m going to try again tonight!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 9, 2009, 5:32 pm

    Glad the hubbie got in on the fun!!

  • Erin March 9, 2009, 5:39 pm

    I love having a workout partner!
    I’ve been feeling the cereal lately too. I’m super stressed and cereal is the only thing my tummy can handle!

  • teacherwoman March 9, 2009, 5:41 pm

    Even though some may think we never really get that hot up here in ND, we do. In fact, July/August is brutal warm, with horrendous humidity. Thus, I have been given the opportunity to run in all sorts of weather, and would have to agree with you! I would rather run in 15 degree weather than 90 degree weather, hands down. 🙂

  • Nicole March 9, 2009, 5:43 pm

    I had my mom shred with me once, it was too funny!

  • jane March 9, 2009, 5:50 pm

    i think you are right about running in the humidity/heat vs. running in the cold. i honestly don’t know what’s worse! i may have complained this winter about running in the bitter cold air but i know i’ll complain just as much (maybe more) this summer when it’s humid and sticky. why can’t we just have a really long fall and spring?!
    good for you for sticking it out 🙂

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 9, 2009, 5:55 pm

    Dinner looks great! Sometimes simple is the best 🙂

  • Mrs. LC March 9, 2009, 5:55 pm

    so glad the hubs got in on the fun! Ross told me he’d shred with me sometime, too. 🙂

    And hey, did you see this?? I saw and thought of you:


  • Becca March 9, 2009, 6:00 pm

    I definitely feel for you running in the Florida heat. I had to wake up so early last year to run in South Beach while I visited my bro and his wife. They were amazed I’d get up just to do that but it was the only time I knew I could do it!

    I’ve been very craving carbs a lot lately. Not always cereal but lots of granola!

  • Brandi March 9, 2009, 6:04 pm

    yay for shredding! love the professional pics you took today – especially with the dogs running through the frame 🙂

  • Run Saraah March 9, 2009, 6:05 pm

    Yummy quick dinner! I have tried to get my fiance to shred with me but he refuses!

  • ksgoodeats March 9, 2009, 6:10 pm

    Aw how fun he “shred” with you 🙂

    Ahhh couscous! I haven’t had that in a long time!

  • Sarah March 9, 2009, 6:11 pm

    I’ve been trying to convince my husband to shred with me but he has yet to give in. I think he’s just scared! 🙂

  • BOBBI McCORMICK March 9, 2009, 6:12 pm

    my huby does it with me he loves it;)

  • Mica March 9, 2009, 6:39 pm

    Ugh, I hate heat-running too. As much as I complain about the cold, I’m really dreading having to acclimate to summer running. (This past weekend’s 70-degree temps nearly killed me!) So long story short, I sympathize!

  • Fancy March 9, 2009, 6:44 pm

    I bought “Shred” today and came right home to do it (Level 1)! It was hard…but I feel good:)

    I couldn’t wait to tell you!

  • RunToFinish March 9, 2009, 6:56 pm

    hey that is a quick and easy meal, I like it!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 9, 2009, 7:05 pm

    yay fancy! are you on the shred email list? shoot me an email at seebriderun@gmail.com to join.

  • Haleigh March 9, 2009, 7:14 pm

    Don’t you just love fast and healthy dinner meals? And cereal always seems to make me feel better! Good luck with the “shred!” 🙂


  • just me March 9, 2009, 8:17 pm

    dude, it was hella hot running at 8am this morning where i was…yuck!

  • HangryPants March 9, 2009, 9:43 pm

    Ugh, I haven’t really thought about running in the hot, humid weather. Gross man.

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 9, 2009, 10:45 pm

    HA…my little lovey “shredded” with me today too. I hope the hubs didn’t use purple 1 lb. dumbbells, though.

    You are hot hot hot. Especially in that new IT work picture…

  • Leah March 10, 2009, 12:14 am

    Awesome that hubby got into the shred-groove with you!

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