Monday, 12 July 2010

Too Tired to Spell

I actually did not eat a "baled potato" the other night, it was of course baked potato!

Very nice it was too! I pricked the baking potatoes with a fork and then rubbed with salt and olive oil, went for the quick option of microwaving as I was starving! Think I did about 15-20 mins for three small baking potatoes. Once they were cooked I/my boyfriend cut them in half and scooped out the middle, mashed it with some crispy parma ham, chives and cheese, stuffed it back in the skins, sprinkled a little more cheese on top them finished them off with 5-10 mins in the oven.

I'm not normally a big baked potato fan but cooked this way I absolutely love them! Is a bit time consuming and fiddly but well worth the effort!

I did take some potato photos but they are on my laptop at home.

I've been very naughty over the weekend and haven't' even tried to eat healthy! Also haven't done much actual exercising, mostly lots of walking. But the few interval running sessions I did do were great and I'm so glad I've gone back to running in that way. I also noticed I have improved massively, whereas with running slower for longer it felt like I made hardly any progress. For some reason I just find running faster easier, sure I can't keep it up for so long but I am finding myself able to go for longer over time. When I go slow it's quite painful, my joints all hurt and my shins just feel so uncomfortable, crank the speed up and that all goes away.

I have decided on an exercise plan for this week - featuring a few gym classes which I have never tried before, and to be honest I'm a bit nervous about! I'm not particular skilled when it comes to co-ordination, totally useless actually! I've avoided classes for so long because I'm afraid I'll be like some big idiot at the back of the class doing it all wrong and everyone will laugh at me. Now I'm sure people wont laugh, they aren't that cruel surely? And I imagine they'll be more interested in what they are doing. But I am pretty certain I'll look like a fool!

Anyway, the plan looks like this:

Monday - Boxfit

Tuesday - Spinning

Wednesday - Full body weights

Thursday - nothing planned

Friday - Treadmill intervals

Saturday - Body Conditioning

Sunday - Rest


  1. Hah, I also have a fear of gym classes. You're right though - no one will care. Plus do it a couple of times and you'll be a pro :)

    Really glad to hear about the running progress though. Different people have different natural abilities, and it sounds like yours might be speed. Do what feels good. I hear life is more fun that way...

    Alison M
    (ps - the lame logon is due to wordpress not letting me have anything vaguely resembling a sensible ID!)

  2. Hey, dont worry about the classes. Ive tried quite a few and was also worried not to be able to follow. it's even worse for me as sometimes, I dont even understand what the instructor says (remember Im French) haha. So just go for it :)
    Oh, thanks...I needed an idea for a meal this week -> it will be "baled potato" hehe

  3. Potato fillings really -do- sound (and look) tasty! I just wish I got home from work early enough to be able to make baked potato more than never.

    Enjoy the classes; there's always at least one other person who's never done it before plus most people are concentrating on what they're doing themselves, like you said :o) Have fun!

  4. Yay to the classes don't be afraid no one will laugh at you and there so much fun! xx xx

  5. StellaDoesHealthyEating13 July 2010 at 21:57

    Good to know I'm not the only one with the fear, was beginning to feel silly! Enjoyed the class anyway and fairly feeling it today!

  6. StellaDoesHealthyEating13 July 2010 at 21:58

    Oh no, I couldn't cope with instructions in another language! I nearly got lost during the warm up - she had us squatting, moving forward and waving our arms about at the same time!

    Enjoy your baled potato!

  7. StellaDoesHealthyEating13 July 2010 at 22:01

    It's such a shame they are so time consuming to make, I love them so much! My work canteen does baked potatoes but they cook them under a lightbulb for about 8 hours so they aren't very nice.

    Turned out I was too busy worrying about getting punched in the face to worry about being a newbie!

  8. StellaDoesHealthyEating13 July 2010 at 22:01

    Thanks Tamzin - it was fun, I was thinking about all the classes you go to and telling myself it couldn't be that bad if you keep gonig back for more!


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