Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sushi Lesson?

Hello My Loves!!!! I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend!!!!

It is a sun shiny day here in the N Y C! We needed this weather…it has been FO for the past couple of days.

Green Monster Challenge…

My challenge is sadly coming to an end but I have been holding strong!

For Lunch on Friday I had a Green Monster with Light Silk Chocolate Soy Milk, Spinach, Strawberries, Light Chocolate Muscle Milk, and Splenda


I enjoyed another one on Saturday for lunch while I studied…this one had 1/2 a banana mixed into it.


AND another one this morning for Breakfast with Peanut Butter, Light Silk Chocolate Milk, 1 scoop of Light Muscle Milk, Frozen Spinach, Frozen 1/2 a Banana, and of course Spinach!


Tomorrow is the last day of the challenge and I was just looking back on my Journal to see how many days I missed…

  • March 24th; the day my car was stolen
  • March 28th: I wrote in journal “still upset about my car”
  • April 10th: No reason
  • April 14th: I was planning to have it for lunch but then went shopping all day with family and didn’t get home until 8

Technically I failed my Green Monster Challenge but I don’t see it as a failure…I only missed 4 days out of the Month…to me, it was a success.


Sushi Lesson!

Friday night I walked to Mo’s apartment in the pouring rain for my Sushi Lesson but once I got there, I knew we were going to have a problem. And that problems name is MICKY! Anyone who knows me KNOWS that I love animals, especially dogs…so while poor Mo was trying to teach me, I kept getting distracted by this lovable pup…


Mo was hard at work…

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She almost tried to eat them while she was cooking… “NO MO!” haDSCN6387

I wanted to pretend that I helped so I made Mo take a picture of me “Cooking”


We ate some while she was preparing them but then sat down like civilized people to fully enjoy them lol


Mo made some California Rolls, Spicy Kani Rolls, and Veggie Rolls…they ALL tasted amazing! thanks Chica!!!!!

AND I am sorry for doing THIS for most of the evening lol…we really bonded =)…she fell asleep on top of me.


Later in the evening, Mo’s friend Patty came over with some wine and cupcakes but I resisted them which was hard because they looked delish! but I did enjoy one of these…


More Eats and Workouts…

Ayer for Breakfast I had a Banana and Chocolate Protein Muffin with Caramel Oikos and PB!

It looks pretty like this…DSCN6398

BUT tastes better like THIS! hahaDSCN6403

I had a Chocolate Apple Cinnamon Protein muffin while I studied…I hit the books for about 5 hours ayer!


After working on my Brains, it was time to focus on my Brawns! I did Tae Bo Sculpt and cooled down with a a Foam Roller Stretch and burned 354 Calories.

I was planning to bake and relax for the rest of the evening but then my sister called and asked me to help her paint her new apartment so I was there until midnight….did I mention that I didn’t have din din?

When I got home, I may or may not have had 3-4 bowls of Peanut Butter Puffins with FF milk! (It is all blurry lol). Usually I feel guilty about these mini binges but obviously my body was hungry and I was too tired to make anything.


This morning I still managed to wake up early and headed to park for a run. I walked to the park and then enjoyed a nice trail run for 2.52 Miles and then hiked a little more (had to get out of there lol)…walked back home and stretched with my Foam Roller and burned 963 Calories.

I decided that I will start running on the trails from now on instead of the track. I finally got my SPIbelt in the mail, so I will carry my cellphone with me (safety first). Who would want to run on a track when you can run in here? I love hearing my feet when they hit the trail; such a relaxing sound. It is pretty secluded in the trails but every so often, I bump into other runners or people riding horses which I LOVE! Maybe I should carry my Mace with me, just incase…


I have a killer migraine, so I will bid your farewell!



  1. AAAAAAAAAAAH! Sushi night looks like a blast! :D So much fun...jealous of you guys hanging out.

    I think you did great on the green monster challenge! how do you feel? Has it made a difference?

    The trail looks so much fun to run in- be careful with the mace. I bought it in NYC and was told by a policeman that they are often turned on the victimes (somehow). They are banned in the UK (!). I was told to buy a whistle or something to draw attention- and don't run in dark! Let people know when you are going, where and what time you will be the trail considered safe for that area in general? Becareful (oh, I am turning into my mother!)

  2. Good work on the green monster challenge! Did you feel better??

    Yum to the sushi too! Looks like fun :-)

    Now just get rid of that headache and you'll be all set! Feel better!!

  3. Damn, I want to go to Mo's and have some sushi! She makes it look so easy to make and it looked restaurant quality. And Mickey, is one of the cutest things ever :)

  4. Drink some water! (For your migraine.)

    Homemade sushi is so much fun! It's really amazing how easy it is for how much it costs. Totally overpriced!

    Woot woot on the green monster challenge. And on trail's better for you knees than the track anyway and way more fun!

  5. I LOVE sushi but am just way too impatient to make it myself! Yours looks amazing though :)

    And I'm just like you...I'd have to take the puppy lovin over sushi prep. Too cute!!

  6. I haven't made home made sushi in ages! Mo did a great job! :D

    That last picture - so pretty, but be careful!!!

    Hope your headache is gone by now!

  7. that looks like fun and how cute is Mo's dog!? awww!
    I would be scared to run on those trails alone, but it does look nice.
    I am planning on doing the Nike Human Race 10k, let's do it! :)

  8. I wish I knew someone who could make sushi! What is a Kani roll? I hope your migraine goes away soon - no fun!

  9. Way to go on your challenge! I'd say 4/30 is a success. I actually made my first green monster in forever today, it was SO good so I am hoping to make more in the future.
    I'm that girl who plays with my friends animals the whole night instead of being social :)

  10. That's impressive, I think you actually did really well on the Green Monster challenge! Sushi night sounds fun. I'd love to do this with some of my girls...and boy do those choc. strawberries look good!

  11. I wanna learn how to make sushi! Haha!! I really need to have some first though, hehehe.

    <3 jess

  12. That looks like a beautiful place to go for a run!

  13. Hope the migraine feels better :( You are such a dog lover, it cracks me up. I'm totally there with you :) It sure does look like you 2 bonded :) The sushi looks AWESOME! I wish I were brave enough OR skilled enough to tackle that one! MMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Hope the migraine feels better :( You are such a dog lover, it cracks me up. I'm totally there with you :) It sure does look like you 2 bonded :) The sushi looks AWESOME! I wish I were brave enough OR skilled enough to tackle that one! MMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. hey love!! you are SO going strong with this green monster challnege and seem to only miss a few days (and with MUCH good reason!)

    that sushi looks so good! you gals are quite chefs in the kitchen! I am so glad you are loving the muffins! you need to try the new berry chia ones!! they are even better I believe !

  16. Sushi making is such fun! Its alwaya more fun when you can use your hands and play with your food :)

    I'm sorry you have such a horrible headache. I hope you wake up feeling much better this morning :)

  17. I am a day late on this one... I am glad you had fun with Mickey. Shes been misbehaving lately and I think its because her momma spoils her.
    im glad you enjoyed the sushi... but next time you are doing all the worK! LOL

  18. Homemade sushi-how cool!

  19. Your GM looks like a big cup of coffee. I am so glad your sushi adventures went well. We are planning on making some soon for our from scratch weekends and I think we will give miso soup a try too.

  20. Mmmm sushi! What a fun thing to do...I'm part Japanese and I don't even know how to make sushi! And I LOVE her beagle!!! Adorable.

  21. It looks like you and Mo had a great night! Rick was just talking about wanting to make sushi. Somehow, I don't think ours will come out the way yours did.

    It sounds like you've found a great place to fall into your running groove!

  22. The trail looks so beautiful! Hope your migraine is gone- poo on migraines!

    Sushi- love and jealous all at the same time!

    Finally, you did not FAIL on your challenge. It would be failure if you didn't try at all, but you did and kicked green monster bootay!

  23. love the picture of you fake cooking. i tried to make sushi once and it ended up being a big rice bowl


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