Monday, June 9, 2008

Feel the burn and a recipe

I am super excited. I'm really trying to adopt a good exercise routine. I started to change my eating habits last April after seeing an episode of Oprah with Bob Greene (I just love him). I gave up sugar, lots of processed and white things. Then I really started working out in earnest in October, slacked around the holidays...tried to step it up again in April, to that end I began to keep a food journal and see a nutritionist...oh and I joined a real gym. Well since I wasn't in the worst shape, I found the classes doable which was good, but since like Bob eating is not perfect so I either needed to workout more or eat less. Guess which I picked. I decided last week I would start running. Me, a runner? Well, I got online and found a program that takes you 9 weeks to go from the couch to a 5k (3.3 miles). I thought that was a bit fast for me. So, I'm modifying it to be about 16-18 weeks. I'll do some weeks twice before moving on to the next. So, I've been jogging on the treadmill like this, 3 mins of walking at a brisk pace then 3 min of jogging and I repeat that for 20min. Next week I'll add time to get to 30 mins. Eventually I hope to be able to go for an hour at least but you have to start somewhere. I'm serious about this too, I even purchased new running shoes and a heart rate monitor. Very fancy. After today's workout it said I had burned 1205 calories. Kick ass! I don't know if I believe it, but I feel good. Got to be sure to get in that protein though or I'll lose muscle. Tomorrow is spinning. I got a seat cover so I hope my but doesn't feel like it did the first time. Well enough about this. You're probably looking for a recipe aren't you?
Funny, after all this talk about weight and fitness, I'm going to share a dessert recipe that I got from my friend Linda. Well...all things in moderation right?

Linda's strawberry pie


1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
6 tablespoons strawberry Jello (1 3-oz package)
1 1/2 pint fresh whole cleaned strawberries
1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust (pre-baked)

Blend sugar, cornstarch and water together and cook to almost pudding stage. Add Strawberry Jello. Place drained whole fresh strawberries into baked deep dish 9 inch pie shell. Pour cooked mixture over berries. Chill 2 hours at least. Top with Cool Whip.


Matt said...

This pie is also really yummy in a purchased graham cracker crust. That is my preferred method! Yum!