Does car shopping count as cardio?
We shopped for FIVE AND A HALF HOURS, visiting about eight dealerships and staggering around the lots in 100 degree heat.
It was BOILING outside! The Husband and I were sweating buckets as we test-drove, crunched numbers, and haggled with salesmen.
The result? Well, we don’t have a new car! :) We are torn between two cars and decided to go home and sleep on it. We’re deciding between a cherry-red Jeep Patriot with 40,000 miles or a blue Hyundai Tuscan 2007 with 30,000 miles. I’m pushing for a mini-SVU because I would LOVE some extra cargo room for my bike! Any thoughts on these cars?
Before we left for our shopping
hell adventure, I made a Green Monster to go.
My Green Monster contained:
- 2 cups kale
- 1 cup unsweet almond breeze milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon flax
I’m sure glad I had that GM because it held me over SO well! GMs are amazing.
I forced the Husband to stop halfway through our car-shopping and drive through a Wendy’s. I decided that unless I had a Frosty, I was going to melt of heatstroke.
Ever since I saw a Frosty on Meghann’s blog earlier in the week, I have been craving one! I ended up getting a Frosty Float with Diet Coke and drank about half. It was pretty rich and the last thing I needed was a tummy ache at the dealership. 🙂
While on our way home, the Husband and I took a vote and decided that cooking was out of the question tonight. It was already 7:30 and we were FAMISHED!
Royal Thai to the rescue!
This is actually the first time I’ve gone to Royal Thai since going vegetarian on my birthday two and a half months ago. I can’t believe I’ve gone without my favorite restaurant that long!
I ordered Garlic Pepper Tofu and the Husband got Pad Thai. I split my meal into two and had a little of his:
Yum! Royal Thai has the best Thai food…. so light and delicious.
10 Minute Strength Routine
Although I didn’t get to do my cardio today, I think it’s probably a blessing in disguise because my knees are pretty sore from Friday’s Physical Therapy session + 3 mile run.
Ever the diligent PT patient, I just did my exercises and a 10 minute strength routine:
- 100 bicycle crunches
- 20 reverse crunches
- 40 push-ups
- 10 decline push-ups
- PT stretches
- PT strength moves (including wall squats)
All while watching So You Think You Can Dance. 🙂
I posted an Operation Beautiful note in a public bathroom today:
It made me feel good inside. 🙂 That’s the funny thing about Operation Beautiful, isn’t it? You’re spreading positivity to others, but it makes you feel so good, too!
Check out all the notes from today at www.OperationBeautiful.com!
Have a wonderful night!
Definitely go for the Jeep!! I've heard to many bad things about Hyuandai's plus the Patriot is super cute!
PS – I LOVE LOVE LOVE operation beautiful. My daughter is in the
5th grade and I was at the school yesterday and left a message in the girls bathroom!