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baby. got. back.

Andrea

I attended my first spin class tonight....oh. my. goodness.  It was one of the best workouts I've had!  The instructor (my friend) is amazing, the workout was fabulous, the music was perfect.  I mean, this was my first spin class, but tell me who wouldn't love a class that ended with rolling hills to the sound of "Baby Got Back"?!?  Perfect. Backtrack:  My eating schedule was all off today.  I think its because I got up early for my doctor appointment and wound up eating about 60-90 minutes earlier than normal.  Or maybe the breakfast cookie didn't fill me up enough...guess I'll just have to test another of those beauties out to see! I snacked on my banana around 10:30, but was still starving so ate my pita at 11:45.  1/2 of the pita was soggy so I wound up just eating the filling out of that half.  The tuna salad and broccoli slaw went perfectly together... 081120-l3 I was meeting Christine for a walk at 12:30 and didn't want to fill up too much, so I saved my apple and Oikos for after our exercise.  If I haven't mentioned it before, pink lady apple slices dipped in plain Oikos is divine.  :) 081110-s21 Christine and I walked 3 hilly miles in about 50 minutes.  I enjoyed having chatty girlfriend time even more than getting out for exercise during lunch...it was a perfect break in my day. For a snack about 1 hour before spin I ate a chocolate chip Z Bar. 081120-s2 My spin class was right after work, and when I got home Brian had dinner nearly ready!  Yummy fresh veggie stir fry on jasmine rice.  It was the perfect light meal for after my workout, and so beautiful! 081120-d2 081120-d1 081120-d3 He used:
  • broccoli
  • red bell pepper
  • carrots
  • mushrooms
  • onion
  • celery
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp spicy szechuan sauce
  • scallions and sesame seeds on top
I ate about 1/3 of it, on top of 3/4 cup white jasmine rice.  Paired with a small glass of wine. 081120-d5 And for dessert a Kozy Shack rice pudding cup with frozen blueberries on top. 081120-d6 It was a great day.  I love big activity days because I'm not as concerned with what I consume, and I've learned to still portion things appropriately and not go overboard.  It is a very satisfying feeling.  :) I'm still looking for some good upper body workout dvd's...anybody have any suggestions?  I'd like something to combine with my running, yoga and occasional spin class... Have a great night!
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bye bye moles...

Andrea

I started off my morning with a trip to the dermatologist to have a couple of moles removed.  Yuck.  My doctor is great and a couple of my little spots were suspicious to her so she decided they should go.  I trust her, so off they went.  Two on my back, one on my thigh.  I'm kinda sad about the one on my thigh...I was very familiar with it because it was so visible to me.  And now there will be an ugly scar in its place, unfortunately below my shorts line.  :(  Is it weird that I was slightly attached to my moles?  Hmmmm.....   Okay, a little backtrack.  Last night I was in such a snackie mood (as evidenced by last night's post) and had a bit of a sweet tooth attack after dinner.  I satisfied it with a cup of unsweetened applesauce and some Annie's Honey Grahams on top.  Yummy.  I just love these little Bunnies!!! 081119-d4 I also decided that I wanted to try a Fitnessista Breakfast Cookie because I've been intrigued by them on Jenna's posts lately.  So last night I mixed together:
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla soy protein powder
  • 1 tbsp PB&Co Dark Chocolate Dreams
  • 1/8 cup Silk plain soy milk
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
I mashed it all out on a plate and stuck it in the fridge overnight.  When I woke up I had a chewy breakfast cookie waiting for me! 081120-b1 081120-b2 It was basically my typical oats bowl with the addition of the Dark Chocolate PB all mashed out into cookie form.  It didn't get as hard as I expected, I wasn't able to pick it up and eat it.  But I guess that makes sense with the banana in it.  I was excited about this new breakfast creation for a couple of reasons.  1) Who doesn't love a cookie for breakfast?!?  2) One of Brian's favorite things is his grandmother's No-Bake Cookies, which are very similar to this but they stick together better and get a little harder.  And they are completely unhealthy.  I see this as a jumping off point to "healthify" a classic favorite... For lunch I stuffed 1/3 of my leftover tuna salad into a whole wheat pita, along with some broccoli slaw. 081120-l2 Paired with a plain Oikos and a Pink Lady... 081120-l1 And for a snack I have my leftover banana from yesterday and a Clif Z-Bar. 081120-s1 I have lots of exercise planned for today!  I'm meeting my friend Christine for a 45 minute hilly walk at lunchtime.  And tonight I am going to my first Spin Class!!!  A friend of mine teaches at the University's gym, and even though I'm not a member anymore since I'm not a student, she can get me into the class for just $5!  I'm super-excited.  I've been reading about everybody else's spin classes and what great workouts they are, so I can't wait to try one myself!  I'll report in tonight. I hope everybody has a fantastic day!  Almost Friday!!!
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