Monday, November 19, 2007

Candy house

The rec area is called Canada House but it should really be called Candy House because of all the junk food in it.

Canada House is loaded with pop, sweets and lots of junk food. Luckily there is some healthy food there too like yogurt, granola bars and crackers with peanut butter. You can tell that it is almost dinner time because all I can think about right now is food. Another half hour and I'll be shoveling supper into myself.

The guys went to the gym after work and I decided to go with them. Did a slow 30 minute jog - 5 km same as last time. Wasn't sure how it would go after doing lunges and squats this AM, but the legs don't hurt. Tomorrow I will give the lower body a rest and will do an upper body workout.

The guys are using a supplement that is loaded with creatine and caffeine. They claim that it helps them lift bigger weights and is speeding up their metabolism to help with weight loss. They don't seem to notice that they get slightly hyperactive when they take it.

Supplements don't interest me at all so I won't bother taking them. Sticking to plain old "4 food groups" nutrition and a daily multivitamin will be good enough. Staying away from treats will be hard. Not only is Canada House loaded with treats, but there are halloween candies, chips and bags of cookies all over the tech shop.


patricia said...

By the way, does Canada House have a balcony, Babe???

Balcony Babe said...

Actually, it doesn't have a balcony, but there is a nice patio out back. The smokers claim that it is their space but us non-smokers invade it all the time.

There is also a great roof top view of the surrounding area from one of the nearby buildings. Once the smog clears I'll go up there and take some pictures to show you what the countryside looks like. I was up there the other night and we could see kids playing volleyball a little ways away. There are also some herds of livestock and a few dirt roads. Not much to look at but the people manage to live here somehow.