Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bento #97... and I join a gym

I was doing SO good with my running.  3 or 4 times a week even.  Although I never did get past week 7 of the Couch 2 5k program.  Mostly because when I run for longer than 20 minutes, I get really light headed.  I'm sure it has something to do with eating correctly before I go running.  Which I'll be researching.

In the past three weeks, I have run 3 times.  I think that's sad.  But I know why.  It's really hot outside.  And I'm not actually capable of getting up before or even with the sun.  And running in the heat really contributes to the light-headedness.  So it's not that I don't want to run... it's that I'm not making it possible for me to run.

Which is why I joined a gym.  No sun.  Controlled temp.  Cardio cinema...  Also they were having a membership sale.

We'll see how it goes.  While I did mostly join for the cardio equipment, I'm thinking I might as well take advantage of the weights and junk, too.  So I'm trying to find a book that will walk me through routines.  Because I'm much to cheap to hire a personal trainer.


This is my very first round bento box.  Thanks to Lia Chen over to  I won a contest!  Which happens very rarely.  I'll be putting together a better bento to show off the box and the cute picks I got with it.  I was just running behind yesterday.  I'm not sure how.  I had 3 hours to get ready for work...

The top layer contains a hard boiled egg, black grapes, a strawberry, and lemon cucumber slices from my garden.  I may have let the lemon cucumber get too mature.  It's very tough around the outside edges.  I love the taste though... Cucumbery, but slightly sweet.

The other layer has a stuffed sunburst squash.  I'll be honest... it was kind of a fail.  No recipe for you.  I ended up dumping out the filling and just eating the squash.  Someday I'll learn... Start with a recipe and then tweak. :)


  1. @ Candy Girl... Thank you! I'm hoping that paying for the membership will serve as a little bit of motivation. :)