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Hi, my name is Kelly and I’m addicted to Lifetime

Last night I stayed up till 2 am just to watch The Pregnancy Pact on Lifetime. I was out celebrating my friend Alexis’s birthday so I missed the original airing at 9, oh but you bet your ass I made sure I was home to see it replay at midnight. I drove to the bar last night so I wasn’t drinking, and was very much looking forward to making a giant vodka and club to drink during the movie. So you can imagine my disappointment when I realized we were out of club soda, gasp no not that anything but that! Thankfully we had tonic and cranberry juice, so I improvised and made a carbonated cosmo. Curled up in my bed, drink in hand, and wearing flannel pajama pants, I settled in for the next two hours, it was a very delightful end to my Saturday night. Leading up to this Lifetime movie premiere event, they were playing all of their classic movies about pregnancy, Mom at 15, 16 and Pregnant, Too Young to Be a Dad, needless to say I was sucked in all day. At one point I sent the boyfriend a bbm saying something about pregnancy and babies, and this was his response, “Stop watching Lifetime.” Haha, he knows me so well. I wasn’t completely unproductive though, I finally unpacked from NYE and cleaned my entire room.

Michelle, me, Alexis (the birthday girl), and Ashley

all the empty shot glasses I couldn't partake in

Apparently this post is going to start with the end of the weekend and move forward, or backward, which one is right? I don’t know, you know what I mean. Ok so, Saturday morning I woke up early to get to the gym and finalllly made a new running playlist. The one that was currently on my Ipod I made last year, so it was about time for an update. My lats and shoulders were soooo sore from yoga on Friday, (haven’t told you about that yet, there are pictures coming) but I had a six-mile run to get in. It went alright, my shoulders felt really tight and sore for most of the run, but I finished in a decent time. Six miles in 54.50, 6.62 miles altogether in 60 minutes. After working out the past six days in a row, I am taking full advantage of this rest day and sitting my ass on the couch. I really want to go do some shopping later, but I’m trying very hard to stay away from the mall. I’m still trying to decide what to get the boyfriend for Valentine’s Day/our six month anniversary. HELP!

Alright, Friday night is very picture heavy 1) because I was bored and 2) I am trying to keep my friend Megan’s attention. Apparently she is not entertained. I forced myself to get in the 30 minutes of yoga, I’m feeling it more every time so I think I am working harder/doing the moves more correctly. Please enjoy my 80s workout top.

Trying very hard to balance

Literally about to fall on my face

I do actually have a yoga mat, but it is currently MIA so I just roll up the carpet and make use of the crap underneath. What you can’t see in the pictures is Pumpkin sitting on the arm-chair to the right waiting to pounce on me every time I move. After working out I made myself a Kelly Special, which is a lot of 3 Olives and a splash of club soda, and made some dinner. Since I was home alone I used one of the recipes in my Hungry Girl cookbook, pizza!

a Kelly Special

The ingredients:
1 medium low-fat flour tortilla (about 110 cals with at least 6g fiber)
1 1/2 ounces ground-beef-style or sausage-style soy crumbles (I used a sliver of leftover meatloaf and some turkey pepperoni)
1/3 cup shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup canned tomato sauce
2 teaspoons reduced fat Parmesan-style grated topping
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Other optional spices (I used onion powder, oregano, basil, and black pepper)

All the ingredients

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and place the tortilla in a baking pan sprayed lightly with nonstick spray and bake 5-6 minutes on each side.

All of the spices mixed in with the sauce

Combine all of the spices with the sauce in a bowl while the tortilla is baking. Remove the tortilla from the oven, and spread on the sauce. Then sprinkle on the cheese and add the rest of your toppings.

I had some red and green peppers already cut up in my fridge, so I threw those on as well. After all of the toppings are added, put the pizza back in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

all ready to eat!

It was delicious! The tortilla was crispy and made for a perfect thin crust. I will definitely be making this again… in fact I could go for some pizza right now.

This is a picture of it half eaten, but you can see the crust and peppers more clearly. According to the cookbook, 1 pizza has 264 calories, 4.5g of fat, 1.5g of fiber, and 27g of protein. I’m sure those numbers vary a little depending on your exact ingredients.

yummy!

I hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend. Time to watch some football! Oooh I need to run across the street and get a bottle of wine before the booze store closes at 5!

MLK day off

The 400 meter race, how do I begin to explain my relationship with it?  Well, I suppose it all started back in the 5th grade when my track coach put me in it for the first time.  I had no idea how to run this race, so I asked him and he told me to just run as fast as I could for one lap around the track.  I think it was on the back stretch of the track, when I realized that I was only halfway done and ready to cross the finish line, that my hatred for the 400 took root.  Unfortunately for me, I was good at the 400 and every Sunday without fail I was signed up for that race.   I would either throw up from nerves before the race, or throw up immediately after crossing the finish line.

High school came around and I begged and pleaded with my coach to not have to run the 400, and he told me sure I don’t have to run it but that he was going to move me up to the 800.  To me the 800 was even more horrible than the 400, so I sucked it up and ran the 400 for the next four years.  I started to hate it a little less as the years went by, proper work outs and distance runs made it seem not quite as horrible, but no matter how many times I ran it by the last 50-100 meters my legs felt like a combination of lead and jelly, yes both.  Also, for some reason the 400 always took place while I was either in the middle of high-jump or triple-jump so I was constantly running back and forth.  I think I PR’d at either 60 or 61 seconds, not too shabby if you ask me, and that is what brings me to todays work out.

A 10 minute warm-up jog, which I did at 10 minute mile pace, 5×400 each 400 run in two minutes with a two minute jog recovery, and then a 10 minute cool down jog also run at 10 minute mile pace.  I’m not going to lie, I really had to psych myself up for those 400s.  I told myself, “come on kel, a 2 minute 400 is eassssy you used to run them in half that. Yeah before I discovered drinking, and for a short time smoking.” That was the internal monologue going on while I stood on the treadmill “stretching”.  Anyway, I finally started the belt and got into my 10 minute warm up and then 400 number one, and actually it wasn’t horrible.  So first one down only four more to go, and by the end I was sweating and breathing hard, but I made it!  What is amazing however, is how slow two minutes goes by when you are sprinting, and how fast your two minute recovery jog goes by.  Ok so all together 41 minutes and 4.04 miles, and then I came home and put on my yoga DVD for some toning and stretching exercises.  A pretty productive workout day considering it is a holiday.

I also finally got to the running store to buy some new sneakers.  Mine are at least a year old, so it was definitely time for a new pair.  With my running shoes I usually stick with the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it motto” so I pretty much bought the exact same shoes just a newer model and slightly different colors.  Can’t wait to lace them up tomorrow and start to break them in!

old shoes in the foreground, new ones in the background!

There has been a marathon of Jennifer Aniston movies on Lifetime all day, obviously I was very excited to discover this because of my slight obsession with her.  Derailed just ended and Rumor Has It is on right now.  I think The Breakup is on later, I think you can all guess what is in store for me for the rest of the night.   I hope everyone had a great weekend/long weekend.  I am so not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, sigh.