Daily Archives: February 22, 2010

Yoga, Sculpt, Yoga, Spin, Repeat.

What a Monday.  I have collapsed in bed to blog and feel like just sinking into the covers and melting away.

When last we left, it was time for me to head to the high school for Yoga!  Snacked on a pear en route:

I ravaged it pretty quickly.  Does anyone else eat pears/apples almost in their entirety??? I feel like I only leave the BARE minimum of the core.  It makes me so mad when I see “finished” apples that have like a million bites left!  haha…perhaps that is because I am a very strange foodie.  I ravaged it pretty quickly (note, this one is not NEARLY finished)

Mmmmm, love me some pears.

Made it to Yoga and then immediately went to teach 5:30 Spin.  With a new CD in hand (track listing to come!) we rocked it out, and I was drenched by the time it was over.  I am TELLLLLING you, if you have not taken Spin, please do.  It is seriously the hands down best cardio workout you could ever hope for.  Plus if your instructor is super cool like moi, the music will rock your socks off.  It is more of a dance party then anything else.  Holla!

On the way home I started thinking about dinner options, when I remembered a bag of veggies I bought at the Kro-Gizzle:

plus my favorite stinky noodles:

Yep, I have used these guys before and they WREAK!  You have to wash them 4/5 times in cold water to de-smell them.  If not, the aroma resembles that of a 14 day old summer sausage that has been coated in bear poo, and rolled in skunk-gunk.  Delicious, huh?  In all seriousness, once washed…these babies taste just like pasta.  TOFU pasta to boot.  Score!

Got the Wok going with some Organic Pam and the Stir-Fry veggies…and then got to thinking about a sauce.  I decided to go all mad scientist, and create my own thai-style peanut sauce!  Almond…in this case.

Who knew that Almond Butter + Hummus + Soy Sauce + (unpictured) Honey =amazement!

Needed some protein, so I added some “chicken”

Plus the noodles, and a drizzle of the sauce:

(I made a bit too much sauce, but I am sure I can find other ways to get rid of it in the near future)

My portion:

Plus the Scrap-Police:

Dessert was a delicious nectarine, and an Attune…of course!

What an ending!  *curtain closes*

Seriously, insaaaaaane Monday but so much fun as usual.  How did everyone else’s go?

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Free Chocolate Time!!!!

Well, I have a winner of the Attune chocolate!!!  More later.  ;-)

Monday’s tend to be particularly long and consist of four classes spread over the course of a day.  I started out with my KidFit Yoga this morning at 7:45.  These kids continue to crack me up, but it is so fun to show them all these yoga moves…and have them actually remember them from week to week!  I rushed home dreaming of an oatmeal combination.

This bad boy had:

1/2 Cup Oats

1 Cup Almond Milk

2 TBSP Flax Seed

1/2 Cup Blueberries

1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts

Also got to try out my new Truvia that I got last night!  Since I gave up Splenda for Lent…I needed some NATURAL sweetener!  ;-)

(The pills are my new joint supplement I am trying for the ole knee!)

Yummmmm.  After I was nice and full from breakfast, I had full intentions of being productive and working on a new Spin CD.  A two hour nap with the puppers won over, I am sorry to say.  I love naps, and recommend them to everyone!  They are great to re-energize!  Plus, who doesn’t like to sleep?  Come on.  I woke up, and it was time to head to the YMCA for Express Sculpt.  Grabbed my snack to go:

H2O goodness, and a huge nana with Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter

I specifically didn’t add PB to my oats this morning, because I knew I wanted this beast as a snack!

Express Sculpt was great today!  Normally in my 60/90 minute weight classes I have the participants go lower weight, and higher reps.  Today we switched it up and had high weights with low reps.  I love the 30 minute class, because I get to quickly hit the major muscle groups back to back…here was the line-up:

  • Squats with bar on shoulder, various counts (singles…2/2….6/2…..2/6…etc.)
  • Chest Press on bench with bar, various counts
  • Walking Lunges with bar help in overhead press, lower modification was bar on shoulders
  • Bicep Curls with bar, various counts
  • Dead Lifts with added row, various counts
  • Calf Raises on bench
  • Shoulders (Overhead press/squat combo)

I was famished and ready for a yummy lunch, so I headed home and decided to try out my new veggie burgers…who could resist this guy:

I loved this burger because it was delicious AND you could actually see giant chunks of veggies.  Double word score!!!  :-)  I put the burger on half a whole wheat pita pocket, and added some Laughing Cow Light Swiss, and Broccoli Slaw:

Added my favorite Veggie Stix and some carrots/hummus:

Why does he always show up looking depressed when it is food time?!

Yes….he sampled it all.

Finished off with some dark chocolate Edamame Beans, all of which went in MY mouth, and not the pups.

Chocolate is bad for dogs, I was just being a good owner.      ……don’t look at me like that.

Now onto the most exciting news of the morning!!!!

Free Attune chocolate!!!!  14 Day Supply, baby!

First, I want to say thank you SO much to everyone for making my first (of hopefully many) giveaways!!!  Secondly, thanks to the wonderful people at Attune!  Now…onto the winner…

Number 37 (not counting my two posts in the comments) is……

Congrats, Misty!!!!  You have won a 14 day supply of Attune Chocolate Bars!  I will contact you soon with more information!

Thanks to everyone for entering.

Well…I HAVE to make a new spin cd-izzle for class tonight, or they are going to revolt.  I also need to prep for my High School Yoga class!  Any new song suggestions, guys?

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