Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day Off

 

Today was a GREAT day!! Even though I didn’t have to be at work, I still woke up early! Parrish was up at 7:30 and my body felt rested, so I got out of bed and started my day! It always seems so much easier to get out of bed when I don’t have to be somewhere at a specific time!

With an early start, I went ahead over to our local O2 Fitness. It’s in a really cute neighborhood called Southern Village.

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On their website, they offer a free 7 day pass to try out their gym. I LOVE to lift weights. Cardio is fun, but I have a dreadmill at home. Plus, they offer group classes. Next week I’m going to go visit the local Y. I may try out an all women’s gym too. Do any of you guys belong to a gym?

After the gym I took my time at the library! I checked out a copy of The Gluten-Free Gourmet (again!) and a copy of The Book Club Cookbook. Hopefully some of the recipes will inspire me!

Tonight for supper I was inspired by one of my favorite chefs, my friend Amy! I recreated her Beer Cheese Soup!

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She first made this for me at her house and I LOVED it! She is always so aware of my gluten free lifestyle and made this soup with a GF beer (Redbridge) and without the addition of flour. The star:

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Co-starring:

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This soup is seriously easy to make! Just be sure that when you blend, you make sure that your food processor is big enough! I ended up blending mine in two batches. Which actually worked out, because I was able to have my bowl without the heavy cream. So flavorful! I LOVE Redbridge!!

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Tasty!

Exciting items came in the mail today! One for me:

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And one for you!! But yours will have to wait until tomorrow! ;)

A few weeks ago I won a give away on the blog My Favorite Things that I heard about on Twitter!

Introducing my new go to water bottle:

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The KOR ONE Hydration Vessel!

Not only is it orange for Clemson, but it’s also orange for a cause!

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Each KOR bottle supports a different cause:

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That makes it OK that I want one in every color right?!

My favorite part about the bottle is that you can personalize it! Each bottle includes KOR Stone cap inserts.

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They slip right into the cap, so that each time you sip, you can see your mantra!

The included inspirations:

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It also came with some blank discs. I decided to go with a mantra that will help me maintain my positive outlook on running and help me stay motivated!

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What would you guys write in your cap?

See you tomorrow for Day Off Take Two and a very special…very pampering giveaway!!

4 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That soup looks delish! I need to try that this fall!

That is so sweet that your friend is so accomodating & changes the recipe so you can eat it! I have a friend that is so good about that kind of thing as well. I feel so sheepish when I have to tell people about my restrictions due to being Gluten Free. But they are usually so understanding, which is wonderful. I just hate the intial conversation when you feel like you are such a difficult/picky person! :P

I belong to a Y pretty much solely because of this "Body Pump" class that they offer. I just love it - it's a 60 min class that works all of your major muscle groups.

MoonGoddess said...

What a cool bottle!! You know which one I would have to go with. ;)

I loved being at an all women's gym. I actually went back then. Took my insecurities away a bit, plus they had tanning & I was addicted to that then, so going to the gym meant I could tan. I made a decision never to JUST tan. Too bad the one here closed. I had to stop when the money got tight & college needed more attention than a job allowed. :(

Good luck on finding what works for you! & YOU ARE A RUNNER!

Joan said...

Mine would say "my sister is a roser". :)

Betsy said...

Look at you all Miss 20 Questions!! I love it!

That soup looks delish! Thanks for posting the recipe...I'll have to give it a whirl.

I used to belong to Bally Total Fitness. I let my membership run out and then I joined Jazzercise classes. They are so much fun!! Now I just take yoga classes and will be starting water aerobics in a couple weeks. Should be fun! Of course my bottle cap would say, "You GO girl!" :)