Back to the gym. Last week I suffered from a horrible sinus infection. A visit to the doctor and twp prescriptions later; I feel back to normal. Last night it was raining, so I did my running at the gym. I love to people watch and the Gym is a great place to do so. On one side of me I have a woman on the tread mill at a level on 2.1 (walking speed) and she is chit chatting on the phone. Really?? If she hung up the phone and upped her speed on the treadmill, she could get so much more accomplished!!! I also love the guy on the other side of me who cranks his treadmill to speed 10 and kills himself running for literally 45 seconds. He then slows the treadmill back down to a 3.2. While at speed 3.2 he is leaning over the treadmill to regain his skin color (it is white after the hard run), and catch his breath. He is at this speed for about 4 minutes then cranks the treadmill back up to level 10 and runs so fast he is about to die again for 45 seconds and repeats this process. This is not the first time I've seen someone almost pass out on the treadmill from this crazy exercise. I also love the people who wear three layers of sweats and workout really hard. I'm guessing they want to shed water weight, but the funny thing is all of the people are very overweight and water weight is not going to do much good. Now, I do have to tell everyone, I'm no fitness expert. Maybe there are benefits to talking on the phone while walking at a slow pace, killing yourself by running at speed 10 for 45 seconds or wearing 3 layers of clothes. Never a dull moment at the gym.
Recipe for the Week:
Craving Fettuccine Alfredo?? Well, this is a AWESOME recipe that you can make in the microwave, I make it about once a week using a variety of foods.
In a microwave safe bowl combine one wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese and 1 tablespoon of low fat sour cream. Nuke for 20 seconds stir and add 1 teaspoon of grated Parmesan cheese. Mix in about 2 ounce of whole grain pasta (cooked). Dinner is served. This makes one portion. I double the recipe for my hubby. Also you can serve over Gnocchi, Yummy. I also like to add chopped ham and broccoli to make a more heartier meal.