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  1. YEAH for me; I went to the park after work (took the 2 youngest kids); they played basketball while I walked/jogged a little over a mile. More walking than jogging, but for a chick that hasn’t exercised in AGES; I DID IT!!!

    Thanks for making the challenge open/free and non-threatening. 😀

  2. srzasa

    So the walk at lunch didn’t happen – I forgot and got excited about eating! So, because I had already committed, when I got home from work I put in a 1 mile walking video and did that. Then, while my hubby read to the kids I did a quick pilates workout and some squats.

  3. I did a little Jillian Michaels shred today…level 3.
    The one thing that motivates me the most is the cold, weird eh?
    But working out is the only way I can really warm up…and
    I hate being cold!

    • I know what you mean about warming up. It feels so good to work up a sweat in gym clothes when you are used to layers and cold feet.
      I have Jillian’s Shred, I like level 2 best. Level 3 is awesome but sometimes it’s too hard on my shoulders.

  4. I totally giggled out loud when you described 26 degrees as cold. Sorry – that wasn’t very nice of me. 🙂 26 degrees is a warm day around here at this time of year. But good for you for getting out there! For me, wind is always a bigger factor than the cold. And I live on the Canadian Prairies, so we occasionally get wind and cold. LOL. BTW, I’ve been reading but haven’t had time to comment as of late – writing finals. Love the comment commit idea!

    • I did feel like it might be insulting to some to call 26 cold! You have to understand, I haven’t had a real winter since 2004-2005! Portland was 40’s through the winter except for the occasional cold spells and Lima was 50’s through the winter (and people were totally bundled up in puffy jackets while I ran around in sandals!). I haven’t owned a real jacket in over 5 years!
      I cannot image the cold and wind you experience on the Canadian Prairies! I’ve always handled heat better than cold.
      Best of luck with finals!

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  6. Chiara

    the cabbage/squash soup recipe looks amazing. not to be dense but could you please post a more-detailed recipe, i.e., what you used for stock, etc.

    • It was really tasty, plus it was low-calorie and super nutritious. You should totally give it a try.
      Shred 4 cups of cabbage and an onion in a food processor (or slice very thin).
      In a stockpot sauté onions and 2 stalks of chopped celery in 1 T butter, coconut oil, or olive oil (all have their benefits, go with your preference or what you have on hand).
      Add cabbage and 4 cups of water.
      Peel, seed, and cube a small butternut squash and add to stockpot.
      Bring everything to a boil and add salt liberally (start with a teaspoon and start tasting) and cayenne to taste. Once the butternut is soft give it a few vigorous stirs to incorporate the flavors and break up some of the squash (thickening the broth just a little).
      This soup is sweet from the high natural sugars found in the butternut and cabbage so the salt, onions, and cayenne help compliment and cut the sweetness.
      Enjoy! Like most soups, this one is better on the second day so save some for leftovers. 🙂

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