Eat, Workout, Work, Garden, Sleep, Repeat

So much to do, so little time to blog these days.

I’ve been neglecting my public fitness logs since I can’t really report anything I’m doing while working with Kim anyway. I’ve been ticking off the days on my plan, making diet and workout changes when directed, and generally running on autopilot on the fitness front while focusing on work (E3 is next month and miscellaneous milestones are piling up) and my garden.

My first official attempt at gardening is going well, in case anyone is interested. I don’t have much space to play with in the tiny yard at the townhouse, but I am making the most of it. There is something incredibly DIY cool (and frugal) about strolling out to the garden and picking some lettuce leaves, a radish, and some cherry tomatoes to make one’s own salad.

My garden plan and semi-daily logs are posted at, a Flash-based vegetable garden design application for gardeners. (Plangarden may have a few free 1 year subscriptions left if you sign up for the free 45-day trial. There were only 30 or so left yesterday evening.)

I’m doing a combination of container gardening and square foot gardening (SFG Web site) this year due to my limited yard space. Between these two methods, I am managing to grow all of these vegetable and fruit varieties in less than 75 square feet of space:

  • Four varieties of eggplant
  • Five varieties of tomato
  • Two varieties of bell pepper
  • Five varieties of hot pepper
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Snow peas
  • Edamame soy beans
  • Carrots
  • Four varieties of basil
  • Green onions
  • Cilantro
  • Two types of radishes
  • Chioggia beets
  • Mesclun greens
  • Four types of lettuce
  • Garlic and regular chives
  • Lychees
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Two types of strawberries
  • Figs
  • Dwarf bok choy
  • Two types of blackberries
  • Swiss chard
  • A bunch of other stuff including flowers, sweet peppers, and mini cucumbers

My next projects:
1. Set up and stake a soaker hose with timer to automate watering every day.
2. Train to improve my 5k time by the May 20 I-Drive 5k.
3. Finish up my program with Kim with 100% nutrition and workouts.
4. Prepare my plan for my next (regularly logged and 100% open source) fitness program–most likely the much delayed Cheapass Challenge.

One thought on “Eat, Workout, Work, Garden, Sleep, Repeat

  1. Hi Maggie! How are you feeling towards the last few weeks of your challenge? Have you reached “the fog” that I hear about from fitness competitors nearing competition, where your calorie intake creates such a deficit that you’re in a perpetual state of hunger?

    Curious to see how this new fitness plan is for you, and excited to see how you carry this through your next set of fitness goals. Good luck in your May 5k!

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