Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Three Cheers For Fats

In regards to my last post, no, I will not be letting go of my favorite mug. I just can’t. We’ve been through too much together.

However, in the spirit of getting grounded and letting go, I decided to take it easy on myself this morning and just do 45 minutes of a Dave Farmar podcast. The podcast was an hour and a half but after 45 minutes I found myself spread out and laying on the floor with Dexter head-butting me. And, like I said, I’ve pretty much given Jillian over to the wolves. Shredding with eight pounds is just out of control.

Lunch today was designed for a fourth grader.


I may be almost 25 but I still enjoy my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with carrot sticks and strawberries.
And now, for a hair report!

And, yes, that really is my hair. I don’t remember why or when this photo was taken. Is that creepy? Hmmmmm
Anyways, the olive oil actually did work last night! It feels softer. I think I need a few more “treatments”…maybe some coconut butter and avocado thrown into the mix as well. Nothing like healthy fats, huh? When I come up with the winning combo I will let you know.
That’s all for now…have a good afternoon, kiddies!

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  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    April 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I agree that sometimes a PB&J sandwich is PERFECT! I say bring back those 4th grade lunches…looked perfect to me! πŸ™‚

  • Jenna
    April 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    No worries on the PB& J. I confessed on my blog today that I would eat Mac and Cheese for every meal if you let me and I am almost 26. Yay for being young at heart! πŸ˜‰

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    April 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Do you know that I have NEVER tried a PB&J – I guess it is not really an Aussie thing! But I DO love jelly (or jam as it is called here) and peanut butter – so why I haven’t tried the two together………..???

  • swimsutra
    April 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Oh goodness, whenever I do even 45 minutes of a Dave Farmar podcast, I feel so productive. He is killer (but so amazing, of course!).

  • BridgetP
    April 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Funny story about homemade hair treatments…when we were very young, my sister heard that avocado was good for your hair. Well, we didn’t have any plain avocado around, but we did have GUACAMOLE. So my oldest sister put the guac in my other sister’s hair. No one really knows if it made her hair any softer because we were more concerned with trying to get all the chunks of tomato and onion out for days! So I will be interested to hear if avocado works πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    April 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I could eat PB&J’s all day everyday!

  • Evan Thomas
    April 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    There’s nothing fats CANT do

  • ida
    April 20, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    the mug still works- why would you get rid of it!? handles are just an accessory:)

  • Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    April 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I love kid lunch’s and especially kid breakfast or snacks. You can’t go wrong with PB sandwich’s.

  • lz
    April 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Peanut butter and jelly is great. Sometimes, simple is best.
    Good luck with your hair; hope you find something that works!!

  • Cyclist Kate
    April 20, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Oh hey, also, you might try mixing up an egg yolk, a dollop of runny honey (it’s a humectant!), and a tablespoon or so of whatever oil you want (olive, jojoba, coconut), put it on dry hair (dry hair will soak up the good stuff more because it’s not saturated with water), and let it sit for 30 minutes or so, then rinse out. For real–try it! All good stuff, all good for dry hair.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    April 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I really don’t like PB and J but I do like Peanut butter and Honey sandwiches.

    I hear that Mayonnaise is good for the hair too.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    April 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I love that your definition of “taking it easy” is 45 min. of Dave Farmar. That’s a fairly intense workout in my book!

    I’m with you on enjoying simple PB&J lunches. I will enjoy them until my golden years, while fixing them for my Grandchildren.

  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen
    April 20, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I tell you, teaching 5th grade has definitely made me appreciate “kiddie” lunches and snacks—I have started to crave carrot sticks with a strange urgency πŸ™‚

  • Kait
    April 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    sometimes a throwback to the fourth grade is exactly what you need! PB&J can really hit the spot when you have the craving for it!

  • Lauren
    April 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I eat PB & J multiple times a week at my desk at work… People make fun of me… but I love it! I also eat mac and cheese from the box.. and my real treasure in life is grilled cheese!

  • eatmovelove
    April 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I eat a PBJ Bagel WHILE I’m making dinner! Gar.
    Just give the hair time…even straw makes nice hay eventually πŸ™‚

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    April 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    It doesn’t look all that dry–like a couple rounds of olive oil will do it. Seems to have [in that light anyway] a bit of ash-undertones, along with with the golden. For me, anyway, ash always makes my hair look dull, so always go for sunny honey/wheat/golden/warm tones. Anytime have gotten highlights always say ‘No ash!’ But depends on skin tone. Actually, just looked at your ‘Food Philosophy’ photo–hair looks perfect and not that much of a difference.

    Next time I do highlights am using natural product from Whole Foods–haven’t tried before–to see how that works.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    April 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    PB & J’s are a classic!!

    I use olive oil to remove my eye makeup! It was the best skin advice I’ve ever gotten!

  • Jil
    April 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Glad to hear the hair is improvin!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    April 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I was doing No More Trouble Zone with five and eight pounders, which ended up being a bit heavy for some of the moves, and I just got some new three pound dumbbells at Tarjay for only a couple of bucks. Might be worth it!

    Using olive oil as a hair treatment sounds like something Giada DeLaurentis would do…so I’m all for it!! πŸ™‚

  • Siri
    April 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Can I take back my tuna melt on rye and french fries? Your lunch looks fabulous. Just stumbled upon your blog and loving it : )

  • Andrea of Care to Eat
    April 20, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I have to be honest with you – I didn’t read your blog for a long time but would randomly visit it after you moved to California. I must say though, you’re posts have been phenomenal lately. What happened? Not to say they were crap before, but I’m really digging this new writing style. I don’t know if you made a conscious change or not, but your posts feel more real, more honest. I’m really appreciating it and I’m sure a lot of other readers are as well.

  • Andrea of Care to Eat
    April 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Wow, I didn’t realize my comment sounded so bitchy. Sorry, that wasn’t my intent – I really was trying to pay you a compliment!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    April 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I love PB&J, now and forever. It’s a classic for a reason!

  • Jenna B
    April 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Coconut milk! I open a can, pour it into a bowl and chill it for a few hours. It thickens up when it’s cold and is a really nice hair conditioner. I put it on dry, dirty hair, wrap it up with plastic (you look crazy!) and leave it for an hour or so then rinse! It smells so good and makes my hair super soft.

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    April 20, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I’m glad it worked!!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    April 20, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I’m glad it worked!!

  • Amanda
    April 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    My kitty head-butts me when I do yoga too …. like she’s thinking “Why are you doing that when you could be petting me?”

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    April 20, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I have gone from brunette to blond & back again and my hair was a MESS for a while. 1 deep conditioning salon treatment + 2 avocados + olive oil later and I’m finally back on track.

    Hang in there. It drove me crazy trying to get my hair back in good condition.

    btw: Burt’s Bees has a great avocado hair treatment that’s less messy than homemade but it’s hard for me to find unless you go online.

  • Sarah for Real
    April 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Yeah! That’s awesome the oils are working. I can never tell when I get my highlights done if it’s going to turn me to straw or not. Same salon, same stylist, same chemicals, same colors… different textured results. I dunno. I definitely want to hear your final suggestions!

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    April 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    definitely worth it to grab some 4 or 5 pounders for the Shred and JillianΒ΄s two other DVDs. 8 pounds on anything besides the bicep curls or whatever would kill me!!!

  • amanda
    April 21, 2010 at 5:51 am

    maybe try using lighter weights or no weights at all? for ‘shred’ jillian recommends 3 or 5 lb weights.

    you’re not proving anything by trying (and failing) with 8 lb weights.

  • Deb
    April 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Philosophy makes a product called marinating oil for over processed/dried hair.. Oily stuff you leave on for a while and then wash out. It works well and you can sometimes find it at Marshall’s or TJMaxx.

  • Bev
    April 22, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Try https://morroccomethod.com/ …….. the best !!!

  • Bev
    April 22, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Sorry , that would be for your lovely hair !!!! https://morroccomethod.com/

  • Caroline
    April 27, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Dude, I can barely shred with 3 lb weights! I don’t blame you for giving on the 8 lbers. Have you tried soup cans instead?
    Pretty hair πŸ™‚