Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘nap’

Sometimes you just need a break

I had every intention of going to the gym tonight. I packed my gym bag last night. My gym buddy texted me today telling me that she wouldn’t be joining me for class tonight. I still planned on going on my own. I was going to run an errand before class started. But once I […]


Cactus, it doesn’t taste like chicken

Growing up in the Southwest I ate a lot of Mexican food, especially my mom’s cooking. She never used nopales to cook, which are prickly pear cactus. I have had it a few times. On Monday when Curt and I had lunch at a cafe both of our meals came with nopales. Curt had a […]


My healthy version of Eggplant Parmigiana

I love Eggplant Parmigiana. It is so delicious but so unhealthy with it being fried and all. I also love eggplant. Lucky for me I like most vegetables (and fruit). At Monday’s Earth Day event at work there was a mini Farmer’s Market. I bought some eggplant, which I normally steam in my rice cooker/steamer and […]


A good night’s sleep

From what I have read and what I I just know 7-9 hours of sleep at night is recommended and ideal. Because I get up at 5:30 four days a week I try to get in bed between 9:30 and 10. I usually have no problem falling asleep. A lot of time I am crashing […]


Gettin’ my shredding done

In my massive de-cluttering project a big part of it is the shredding. Ugh, oh, the shredding. The shredder I had before was old and tired. And the shredding was very slow going. So on Thursday night I headed to Office Depot and bought a new shredder. I was willing to pay 100 bucks for […]


Springing forward

Most places in North America will Spring Forward tomorrow at 2 a.m. (The UK and Europe will follow in a couple of weeks.) Being from Arizona I never had to do this until I moved to Oregon in 1997. And initially I had no issues with the time change. It’s different now and has been […]


Getting over my cold on the couch

So I stayed home from work today. I watched TV, movies, napped, lounged on the couch, took one work call … and I feel a lot better. I am still congested and a little tired. But nothing like I felt yesterday. OK, enough about me getting better. So I am still disappointed that I had […]


Black Friday workout …

consisted of two naps and many beers. So my plan Friday morning was to hit the gym. I actually slept in to almost 8 a.m. That is pretty late for me. It was dark and rainy. I got lazy and ended up napping. Then Curt and I headed to lunch and beers. Then home for […]


Tried out my new spin shoes

In spin class tonight I used my new cycling shoes. It didn’t take me too long to get my cleats into the pedal. And then I was ready to go. The class was way better with the cycling shoes. My feet felt pretty good. I didn’t have to worry about the strap being too loose […]