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Happy Friday!

Well, it’s here…the day we have all been waiting for.  Friday!!!

How in the heck is everyone?

My day started extra early with a sweatacular Spin class @ 5:45am.  They killed it this morning!  Bravo for even WAKING up to come to Spin, let alone having extra energy to burn off.  Puts me in a great mood all day long!

After Spin it was time to teach the kiddos.  I have been progressively making my elementary kids run more and more…and it is so cool to watch them progress.  Just watching them run made me hungry. :D

Panera to the rescue!!!  I am so thankful to have a Panera within walking distance of the Y!  I wasnt really sure what I was in the mood for this morning, but luckily their advertising helped me choose a winner.

Power Breakfast sandwich?  Yes, please.

Boy did I ever savor it!  The great thing about Panera is that they are one of the few places to actually list their nutrition facts right on their menu!

Pretty darn cool (and respectable) if you ask me.

The sandwich was great!  Just what I needed to jumpstart my day.  Speaking of a jumpstart…shortly after breakfast I was able to re-charge with Ginny!

I want a DD iced coffee IV, please.  Stat.

I think it is a sad sign that we are literally in Dunkin Donuts so much that we get free bumper stickers!!!

They love us, what can we say.  :)  To see the adventures of Ginny and I as we work through the entire DD menu…check HERE!  (only one bite per item…we are fitness gurus after all!)

After coffee the day went by in some crazy blur.  Met about the new season of “Eight To The Eights” which is a Biggest Loser style weight loss competition.  I have to keep the details secret for now, but Ginny and I will be returning as the trainers, and I cannot WAIT.  We have alot of new and fun stuff planned for this summer.

Long meetings equal big lunch cravings, so we headed to Chefs for a salad!

Outside seating = spring is near = Tyler is ecstatic.

Nothing like a big salad!

Not everyone was eating salad there though…

This place offers a “Big Chef” challenge where 2 contestants have one hour to consume a pizza roughly the size of a small house.   We got to see some guys trying this LIVE!

They even have a timer to keep it official!

I think I got a stomach ache just WATCHING this craziness.

Thats alot of pizza.  Unfortunately, we didnt stick around to see the outcome.  We had CUPCAKES to eat!

Babycakes, a local bakery has the best cupcakes EVER!  It has been far too long since I had treated myself to their delicious treats…

I only got one. :)

They have the best. icing. ever. Hint of almond, and so sweet!  Yum.  The cake part is good, but isnt that just a vehicle for the icing anyway?

So many choices though!

And I love the huge window that looks into the kitchen.  You get to be nosey AND drool over all the goodies!

This was just what I needed to power me through the rest of the day, and prep for ZUMBA tonight!  I promise…video and pictures of this one!  Friday Zumba is pretty much the highlight of my WEEK!

What is on YOUR Friday agenda?

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Left hip….why can’t you be more like your brother?!?!

Seriously….all my knee pain has been attributed to the fact that I have a weak left hip.  More in just a bit.

I was dreading my doc appointment, but was excited to go to Salsarita’s for lunch with my dad!  Yummy burrito time.

You choose your meat (or in my case, grilled veggies) and then all the toppings you want!  My beast included the following:

  • Grilled Veggie base (Squash, Zucchini, Onion)
  • Black Beans
  • Guacamole
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • hot salsa
  • jalepenos (I <3 it hawt.)

They rolled that sucka up, and I was served lunch!  I even managed to resist their delicious chips.

Totally gross.  ;-)  Hated it.

I think at some point in my ravage like state of destroying the burrito with my mouth, I may have inadvertently ate some of the paper!!!!  Ah well, I can always use the fiber I suppose.

I then headed straight to the Physical Therapist for an assessment on this ole bum left knee.

This place was so nice!  Not a place I want to FREQUENT, but…still…nice facility.

So after poking and prodding, watching me walk on the treadmill…and some strength tests, it was determined that my left hip is dramatically weaker than my right, and I have been unknowingly overcompensating that by putting pressure on that knee!  He said it could have started while training for my Half Marathon last week…which was totally rushed.  I did things too quickly, and upped my mileage too dramatically.  I knew this going in, but I was still thankful that it was a good prognosis.  I have to do 3-4 weeks of intense isolation strengthening exercises, and then I bump up to some more advanced stretches/exercises.

I basically just have to get my left hip caught up with my right.  Hence the title of the blog, why can’t my left hip be more like it’s brother?!?!  I am officially grounding them both from running, hoping for an attitude adjustment.  Sorry right hip, but one bad hip spoils you both.  So there.

Good news is that I can still teach all my classes!!  I was so terrified I was going to be banned from everything, so that was a huge sigh of relief in itself!  Thanks for all the well wishes!

Headed to Kroger to pick up some goods for dinner.  They have a very respectable organic selection.

Made a huge salad for dinner, and was SO excited to finally have found a Fitnessista favorite to go along side.

Mary’s Crack!!!!!!!!  Yummmmmmmmmy!  Before I inhaled the salad…I snacked on this amazingness:

Honeycrisp Apple (SO good, but so expensive!  This one small guy cost me almost $2.00!), Golden Kiwi, Choco-Goodness Kind bar (semi melted, which made it even bettah.)

I trained some members on the machines, and then headed back into the office to inhale the salad!

drizzled with my fav…

Dessert was in the form of a variety of fruit from the salad bar.  I swear I could eat fruit 24/7 if allowed.

There also may be a Starbucks and some dark chocolate involved later.  Maybe a movie too?  Gotta love a good movie and great company.  Throw in a Soy Latte…perfect Friday.

Also, remember…the OIKOS Greek Yogurt giveaway is still on!  Enter in this post by commenting, telling why you want to receive the Greek Yogurt.  Make sure to provide a contact (i.e. Email)  Winner will receive 4 small containers, one large container, and a super cute tote bag.  One vote per person, and voting ends Sunday at midnight!  :-D  Happy voting!

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