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Archive for March 7th, 2012

So it’s already mid-week, and I am not sure how it went by so fast, but who am I to argue with time.

In other news I am so happy that my Treadmill is Back on Track. A few week’s back the track on my treadmill took a turn for the worse and I had to stop using it. The bottom backing on tread was shredding and it was starting to jam up in the motor. After looking into it, I realized that I could get a replacement track. So that’s what I did. I love my treadmill and the thought of having to invest in a new one was not what I wanted to do at this time. So getting the replacement belt was the best option.

The process of changing it out was more than I thought, but was not a problem for my husband. He unscrewed this and loosened that and pulled tools out of his tool box and made grunting noises and the next thing you know the belt slid off and we could slide on the new one, I actually helped with that part.

The old track was really beat up and shredding in several places, more so than I could see before taking the belt off, but the new one is on, and now I have to break it in. I can only say this, Hooray.

This also came just in time for my Best Body Boot Camp Program. I was hoping that I could alternate Elliptical and Treadmill for the Cardio portion of the Program.

BEST BODY BOOTCAMP

As far as Boot Camp is going, let me say this, I love it. I am being introduced to exercises I normally would not attempt. Plus I am actually using my home equipment and I am having fun and learning to push myself. Being a part of a big group like this is really exciting, I am meeting other bloggers and readers. We’re all supporting each other via Social Media and keeping each other posted on what we liked and how it’s going for each of us.

I also have a great support system at home, and I have started to include my dogs in the Boot Camp.

They are getting daily walks and we’ve cut back on their treats.

Look at these little faces.

They love carrots, and that has been a reward for them instead of dog biscuits.

They go cuckoo for carrots.

Wanting a healthy snack for myself that was salty, I remembered a recipe I had for Roasted Chickpeas. I like to keep healthy fun snacks on hand so I don’t make poor choices.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt (optional)
  • garlic salt or garlic gold nuggets (optional)
  • cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Blot chickpeas with a paper towel to dry them. In a bowl, toss chickpeas with olive oil, and season to taste with salt, garlic salt/garlic gold nuggets, and cayenne pepper, if using. Spread on a baking sheet, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until browned and crunchy. Watch carefully the last few minutes to avoid burning.

I used a high sided cookie sheet for these.

 They get golden brown and some of the little buggers even popped like popcorn, scare the heck out of me.

In the end they are so taste, they are soft in the center and they just sort of melt when you eat them.

I’m keeping a container with me to snack on through out the day.

Hope your having a good week so far! It’s 60 degrees here in Michigan and everyone I have talked to and seen has been in such a great mood, funny how weather really does affect our moods. 

Question of the day: What’s your pets favorite treat? 

Check Ya Later.

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