The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Posted: April 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Please excuse the cliché and overused title, but it fits my day too well and sometimes I don’t feel like getting all witty up in here. You’ll understand.

The Good

Good Food: Remember how much I raved last night on avocado, salsa, goat cheese, and hummus as my favorite things to add to a meal? Well, I decided to star them in my lunch today. I spread goat cheese on one half a wrap, smashed some avocado on the other half, and made a pile of spinach, tomato, and a Morningstar veggie burger in the center.


Plated it with mounds of mango, grapes, and cucumber slices with salsa to give me a full plate and full belly for lunch.


Perhaps this meal doesn’t fit in the “good” category, as it far exceeded the description “good”. Alas, the saying does not go “The Phenomenal, The Bad, and The Ugly”. We’ll have to deal I guess.

Good Workouts: I continued my fist-pump-worthy workout streak with another goody today. I hit my push muscles yesterday (quads/chest/tris) with a light cicuit workout; so today called for a heavier pull (hams/back/bis) workout.

Split Squat Legs 3 x 15 / leg
Dumbbell Pullover Back 3 x 10
Lying Hamstring Curl Hamstrings 3 x 12
Wide Grip Cable Back Row Back 3 x 8
Upright Barbell Row Shoulders 3 x 15
Incline Seated Dumbbell Curl Biceps 3 x 10

I already felt sore leaving the gym. A good sign…until I had to pick up the kiddos from the gym childcare. Ouch.

The Bad

Calf Pain: I decided to take the afternoon off my planned run because my right calf feels a little tight. Nothing serious, but I figured it smarter to rest and foam roll the heck out of it instead of possibly making things worse.

No Sister Night: I have to go without my beloved sister night this week. My sister wasn’t feeling well, so I told her to go ahead and rest on her one day off this week. I miss my partner in crime! At least some good comes of this “bad”. I get all the Mexican Black Bean Casserole I made for dinner and its leftovers to myself. That’s a very good thing.


The Ugly

M has a double ear infection. ‘Nough said.

  • What is your favorite body part to work with strength training? I love back!!!

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71 Comments to “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly”
  1. Julie says:

    Poor M. I hate when my kids have ear infections. Thankfully the meds work pretty quickly once you get diagnosed!

    I think my favorite body part to work is shoulders because I love when shoulders pop out nice and big.

  2. Aww! I hope M feels better! My favorite part to work are my arms.

  3. Naomi says:

    oh i hope baby M feels better 🙂 thankyou for your email back and for always being such a good friend. I have gotten so used to your heels 🙂 everytime I put them on, I think of you!!


    • Tina says:

      Haha. I’m just thinking of someone random reading through the comments and all confused as to why you have some heels of mine. You’re going to do awesome on stage in them! <--- Now that will really get their imaginations going. 😉 But, seriously. You will. Your hard work will pay off on competition day. And your determination will bring you great things in everything else too. 🙂

  4. Hope M feels better soon! I used to love leg lifts but now that I’m a runner I dread leg weight workouts. I’ll go with shoulders/back (working on pull-ups!). 🙂

  5. oh boo – I hope M’s ears get better soon!!

    That is so cool that you and your sis get together so often!

    Great eats and a great workout! I love working out biceps/triceps! So arms!

  6. Allie says:

    Awww, little M :/ I hope she feels better asap!

  7. Mandy says:

    Hope M feels better soon!!!

    YOu have me thinknig about these wraps.. but I’m not a fan of goat cheese or tomato. LOL. So now I’m trying to think of substitutions 🙂

    Favorite muscle to workout… BACK! 🙂 Least favorite.. .LEGS. Hate them. lol

    • Tina says:

      No wonder we have always been good workout buddies. 😉

      And I bet it would taste really good with any laughing cow flavor. I never realized you didn’t like tomato though.

  8. Awww, poor M!! I hope you both feel better quickly. Now you’ve got me thinking about wraps. I have some tortillas at home… I may have to whip one up for dinner tonight!

  9. emma says:

    Hmmm….I like working my legs. All kinds of exercises – on the floor, on the weights machines and circuit style military drills. Ka-pow! 🙂

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