The Hunger Games + Lazy Girl Workout

Last night Ryan and I fell off the face of the earth and into the pages of The Hunger Games. nyd 018Though I may have doubted your recommendations at first, you guys got this one right. What a riveting read!

I felt like there wasn’t one part of the book that dragged. Though Ryan and I did find it a bit predictable at times, it was suspenseful, creative, thought-provoking and exciting to read.

I don’t want to get too much into the plot since I know some of you are planning on reading this book, but I will say that Ryan and I both enjoyed the book and can’t wait to read the next two books in the series.  

And now I just have to share something hilarious that happened last night as we were reading The Hunger Games.

R-Rated Warning! Skip to “Workout” if you’re averse to sexy talk.

Ryan had the best reading aloud line flub of all time. As you know, we take turns reading different chapters aloud to each other, and Ryan read this line… “Peeta was warm beside me,” like this… “Peeta was warm inside me.”

I perched up on my elbows in bed, and said “What!?”

When he realized what he said we could not stop laughing! Now that would’ve been an interesting turn of events!


This morning Ryan and I woke up and laced up our sneakers to head to the gym. The minute we walked inside, I really didn’t feel like workout out. At all.

I went to the cardio room, starred at the machines, and headed upstairs to the loft and considered doing a plyometric workout.

Nothing really appealed to me, so I hopped on a treadmill and told myself I could just walk on an incline and chill out.

Once I got going, my workout mojo picked up a bit and I ended up completing this awesome 40-minute workout:

workoutI highly recommend trying out this workout on a day when you’re just not feelin’ the gym. The alternation of incline walking with running in the beginning picks up the pace of the workout gradually. By the time the faster running occurs, you’re warmed up and in the mood for some sweatin’!

Since Ryan’s workout took a little longer, I also completed 10 minutes of easy cardio on the elliptical while waiting for him to finish.


After our respective workouts, we headed home for breakfast.

Breakfast came together into a flash thanks to smoked salmon and my new favorite cream cheese.smoked salmon 030 I topped a toasted whole wheat bagel thin with the creamy spinach artichoke cheese and the salty smoked salmon. smoked salmon 071 smoked salmon 073 Sadie just about passed out when I gave her a chunk of smoked salmon to eat. She was like a rabid dog, she loved it so much.smoked salmon 077 smoked salmon 079I actually got this smoked salmon from a holiday gift basket delivered to my bosses at work. Apparently no one wanted it, so I scooped it up! I love smoked salmon but never buy it because it’s ridiculously expensive. What a nice treat this morning!

Now it’s time to shower, get dressed and entertain the pup. We’re debating over a trip to the dog park or to the farmer’s market with Sadie.

Only time will tell!


  1. Christine Duval says

    Now I feel really horrible. LOL!! I read your plan for when you don’t feel like working out. Honey, I can’t go past 3.2 speed. LOL!!

    I told myself when I start to go to the gym, I have to pretend it’s a part time job. I go M-F. However, I need to do something for weekend. Gym is by my work.

    I need to read more of your blog because you inspire me.



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