I’m here to tell you…that going to the gym and to the grocery store in the same day is just not a good idea.
And the time that I spent in the garden yesterday, tilling, bending, planting the cold weather veggies, did not at all help my sore legs.
I am a “runner”-ish. I enjoy running. I enjoy the challenge of half marathons. And I enjoy being outside, exercising all my stress away. But I can’t always get outside with all the kids. Especially with the cooler weather still hanging around. We have a double jogging stroller that I can take 2 of the boys in for a run…but I have 3 boys. And the oldest isn’t quite old enough to ride his bike along. So I joined a gym this past fall/winter. To keep moving and keep healthy.
When I go to the gym, I usually run or do the elliptical. But in the past few weeks I’ve decided to add spinning and rowing into the mix. A little cross training.
(I’ll tell you the real reason. While I’m not a vain person, I do want to look my svelt-est in the strapless dress that I’ll be wearing in my sister’s wedding.)
That being said. Sunday afternoon I just about killed my hamstrings in the garden. And Monday morning I decided it would be fun to do the elliptical for 45 minutes, and then row for 6 minutes. And by fun, I really don’t know what I mean by that!
By the time I got to the grocery store on Monday afternoon, it was nothing short of a miracle that I could push the cart. My legs were sore to the touch and my arms were on the verge of shaking from rowing.
My good friend Toni thinks that I should create a “power shopping workout video.” Perhaps we we are together in May, we will go to the grocery store and film an “80s style” video for you all. I have a feeling it would be something that goes viral on YouTube!
Picture this: Me…with big 80s hair…in leg warmers and a sweatband…doing OJ bottle curls down one aisle, and doing the grapevine back and forth around the meat department.
What do you think?! Should I do it?!
And now for our regularly scheduled shopping trip…
Before stopping into Kroger, I ran into CVS to take advantage of the olive oil deal. 2 17 oz. bottles for just $5.98!
First of all…I’m terribly sorry about how unorganized this photo looks! I like to put everything in order so you can see what I’ve purchased. I blame it on a little “issue” that I had at the pharmacy, picking up Tyler’s reflux meds. It took them awhile to process a new insurance, so T and I were at the store much longer than normal. And then ended up rushing to get the groceries unloaded and put away before having to pick up the big brothers from school. *sigh*
- Buy 4 GM cereals, get $5 gift card back. Used $.55/1 Cheerios coupon and 3 $.55/1 Chex coupons (here and here)
- $.50 and $.67 bags of Steamfresh vegetables. Used $.75/3 coupon and a $.50/2 newspaper coupon.
- $1 WonderSmart Bread. Used $.55/1 coupon.
- Bananas, sweet potatoes, lettuce, berries, pineapple – some of the usual. We still have lots of oranges, apples and grapefruit leftover from last week.
- $.59 green peppers!
- 2 breakfast sausage rolls – on sale $2.50 each, used $1.50/2 newspaper coupon
- 3 delimeats – used 1 $1 off printable coupon (no longer available) and $1/2 store coupon
- We don’t need too much meat this week…as we have a church dinner, a birthday dinner, dinner with friends and a sleepover night where we’ll make pizza!
Other Coupons Used
- Store coupons for Apple Juice, GF EnviroKids bars, lettuce bag
Total spent at Kroger: $77.72 plus $5 back for next week!
Thanks to Andrea at Savings Lifestyle and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon match-ups at my stores each week! Find the coupon match-ups for your grocery store at The Frugal Map!