Monday, November 12, 2012

Back on schedule

**It has come to my attention that the Racing Results document is not working for all of you. I will work on this today and give you an update as soon as I can! Thank you for your patience and participation**

Oh man is the weekend over already?!
Thankfully I am going into this week feeling much more at ease than I have in awhile.

Between my dads heart attack, Hurricane Sandy, losing power/heat, having to shuffle between houses and then the snowstorm it has been quite a crazy few weeks.

I am happily sitting in my cubicle working as you are reading this, AND the trains are *almost* back to normal which makes an already annoying commute a little more bearable. 

Lets see what I did the past two days shall we?


Woke up and hit the gym, Jump and Drill style.
Not to be confused with Gangnam Style....

I was reunited with my partner of almost 3 years and it felt good.
Last session I had to bail on her the week of due to my knee injury but then I was able to hop in for the last 4 weeks of the class and work with Lauren which was nice.
I forgot how much my longtime partner and I push each other. We were both maniacs...I loved it.

After sweating I was off to volunteer with my mom, cousin and Lauren. We spent half of our day in Lindenhurst handing out meals to those who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy.

To say that the scenes and stories were heartbreaking would be an understatement.
The people who we were giving meals to were so thankful, and all we were giving them was peanut butter and jelly.
I want to do more.

It also made me that much more excited about Racing for Relief [which is already at $500+!!] and all of the money we have already raised for the RedCross because so many of the people I met said they were receiving help from them.

For lunch we went to the best deli for chopped salads, and all of us girls ordered the same one, the Mexican salad.

In the bowl:
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Onions
  • Red Pepper
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Ranch dressing
And I came home to an unexpected package
Madonna and Hard Candy Fitness's new workout DVD series "Addicted to Sweat."
I'll review this in the next few weeks, don't you worry!

Saturday night Becky, Lauren and I went to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner.
I had the pumpkin pea soup to start which was delicious, then my meal was the turkey burger with feta and red pepper and a side of sweet potatoes.
I hate turkey burgers.
I knew this before ordering but saw feta and did it anyway.
I instantly regretted this decision when it arrived.
However, I took it off of the bun-loaded it up with hummus and wrapped it in lettuce to make it a somewhat delicious dinner.


Mom and I were off to kickboxing bright and early followed by a much needed Trader Joe's trip.
Our fridge was completely bare due to Sandy so we needed some nutrients in our lives.

I failed at taking any pictures of what we bought, but I promise we got a lot!
Breakfast post food shopping and workout was an old favorite.
Shaved brussel sprouts roasted with nutritional yeast, topped with two over easy eggs and franks wing sauce.
Filling and perfect.

I spent the rest of Sunday cleaning and prepping for the week, no Sunday Funday for me but I feel better about having everything ready and getting back on a schedule.

I heard dad is making fettuccine alfredo with grilled chicken tonight. He doesn't cook too often but when he does it's delicious...I can't wait!


  1. First and foremost, I think it's absolutely incredible that you went and handed out meals to those who lost so much during Hurricane Sandy. You truly are an amazing person <3.

    Second, I'm so happy you had such a great weekend. Fingers crossed your dad will be making pasta for dinner!

  2. You are an amazing inspiration, carlyn! I can't tell you how much I admire your strength!!! I absolutely love it! Have a fabulous day! Spa <3

  3. So great that things are getting back to normal for you after such craziness that you've been thru. I'm so happy to see the relief efforts are going well.
    Thanks for posting that brussel sprout/egg concoction. That looks soooo goooood. It might also be due to the fact that it's time for me to eat lunch and my tuna sandwich looks mighty boring compared to that. Ha!

  4. You are such an amazing person!

    Lots of love to you and your family


  5. Thanks for helping out in South Lindy! I grew up there and still have friends and family who live south of Montauk. Luckily, everyone is ok even if their stuff isn't.

    You have to tell me where you get chopped salads in the area! I used to go to a bagel store/deli by my old job that had awesome salads, but I haven't found anywhere local.