New Stuff Thank You Amazon Prime

Just got my 3 new cookbooks I ordered and they came a day early. Kind of excited about that.
I’ve already quickly looked through them and used my post-it flags on several recipes that looked interesting. Of course I will go through them more thoroughly when I have more time and I’m sure find several more recipes to try out.

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But, these are the 3 newest cookbooks to be added to my collection.
It was like Christmas at my house today, because as well as my cookbooks coming my Rx Bars came. I ordered these bars as they are Paleo and Whole 30 approved and I will definitely be doing another Whole 30 come March 1st. See already have my March challenge picked out, just got to pick out February’s. Need to get on that ASAP as there are only a few days left. Anyway, I haven’t tried one of the bars yet but I purchased the Coconut Cacao ones. We shall see. If I like them I’ll be ordering another flavor to try out. And, I didn’t even forget about the husband, I ordered him the mix pack of Epic Bars. I won’t eat them but I thought it’d be something good for him to try and if he likes them then we will definitely be getting him more.
I’m loving this new healthy, clean eating way of living and have been discovering so many cool new things. And a lot of that has to do with Pinterest, which is where tonight’s dinner comes from. I made zucchini lasagna which I’ve done in the past but kind of winged my own recipe, where as I decided to follow this one today, you can check it out here.
I’ve written down the instructions for the husband on how to cook it as he will be home before me tonight.
And, let me tell you TwoGrand has been an amazing app, it’s basically Instagram for your food. But, people are posting such awesome food. And, you can ask them for the recipes and they share. I’ve seen a couple of things that I’ve saved to my favorites so that I can try them out. And, also you learn about new things. Namely Epic Bars that I just bought for the husband, and Calm the Anti-Stress Drink, it’s a magnesium supplement. Which is funny because I asked about this product and a day or 2 later in the news was a big article about how most people don’t get enough magnesium. I just purchased some and tried it for the first time last night. I’ll give it a few days and let you know what I think of it, so be sure to check back in for that review.
Anyway I’m off to yoga and then some belly dancing. See you all tomorrow.

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Getting Back Into It

With the holiday weekend that meant 3 days of no gym classes. And, well when you go 6 times a week and take 11 classes a week, going 3 days without those classes messes with you.
I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed yesterday’s classes. I attended yoga and belly dancing. Usually Tuesday’s I go to Krav after yoga however, my friend who I attend class with is on vacation so no Krav class until she comes back. But, I was okay with that because I attended my second belly dancing class.
First, though I had to get through power yoga. Man, I don’t know if it was the extra day off from doing yoga, or if the instructor was just making us work for it, but the hour class was a bit brutal. I was definitely working up a sweat and had a bit of a shake going at times. It was a great workout, but I definitely was feeling it.
And, well that hour class was immediately followed up by an hour of belly dancing. The thing I like about the class is that it’s a ton of fun and the entire time it doesn’t fee like a workout, but let me assure you it is. My abs are a bit sore today. They are definitely feeling all of the work they did yesterday. It’s a great class and a ton of fun and so worth the hour spent in class.
It feels really good to b going to class again. I miss it when I can’t go or the classes are cancelled. I’m looking forward to today’s Zumba and slow flow yoga class today.
I also completed Workout #8 of the Fit In 15 challenge I’m doing. Which means that I’m more than half way through that challenge. I need to start thinking about what February’s challenge is going to be. And, I’ve got a week and an half left of my DietBet.
This past weekend away definitely hampered the DietBet results a bit, but I’m confident that I’ll get there. I’ll be eating more Whole 30 meals instead of Paleo/Primal meals next week which will hopefully also help to shed the last couple of pounds I need to lose. I can do this.
When we got home I did get on the scale and it went up but as I got on it this morning and I was back to where I was before I think it was a bit of water weight from eating a lot of salty food. I also had some inflammation going on as my ankles and feet were swelled up a bit. Probably a combination of salt, water retention, and a bit of gluten ingestion. So, I’m confident that I can get to my DietBet goal.
Happy Hump Day

New Fitness Class Kicked Ass

Yesterday, I hinted that I was going to take a new fitness class. And, well I did it, and it was so much fun. I was a complete hot, uncoordinated mess, but I had a blast doing it.
So, what is this class you ask? BELLY DANCING!!!
Yes, that’s right I took a belly dancing class. My yoga instructor teaches the class. It just started this week, Tiffany, the coolest yoga instructor, is offering the class on Tuesday and Thursday nights after power yoga. Right now I have Krav class on Tuesday so I can’t go on Tuesdays, but Thursdays I’m there.
It is some serious work, I can feel it in my abs that’s for sure. But, I’m a white girl and I have no rhythm and can’t body roll or isolate different parts of my body. But, hey I gave it the old college try. I was cracking up at times because what she had us doing I was a complete mess at.
She had us moving and doing hip circles at one point, yeah I was not a pretty site at it. I’ll have to work on that one at home. LOL.
Some of the moves I was able to pick up, so I’m not a complete lost case. And, the most important part of the whole thing was that I had a ton of fun doing it. I know I worked because like I said I can feel it in my abs already, but the entire hour went by so fast. It was fun and didn’t feel like working out. It was a good class and I can’t wait for the next one.
I will definitely be sticking with this class. And, I can only improve. I mean I can’t get any worse than I already am.
I love fitness classes. Not only the group setting, but I find I push myself a bit harder when there are other people around. And, not that they are watching me as I’m sure they are focused on their own workout, but the fact that they could be makes me work harder, push harder, and try harder than if I was doing it by myself. Plus when others are around you can laugh with each other.
Enjoy your weekend.

Got To Get Moving

This morning I set the alarm for 7am, rolled out of bed and did a 30 minute workout. Today is Day 4 of the #FitIn15 challenge in which you do a 10-30 minute walk. Well, the treadmill is in the garage and it was 15 degrees out, and well the garage wasn’t exactly warm. So, I opted for an inside workout video. I did the Cardio Pound workout.
It’s a fun little 30 minute workout where I get to make some noise with drumsticks and get a workout in.
I had breakfast, made the husband’s chili, by made I mean threw everything in the CrockPot and am letting it cook all day.
I followed this up with a 45 minute HIIT training aerobic workout. I threw this workout in this morning since I am not sure if belly dancing class is happening tonight. If it is I will go to it, and if not I got my workout in already.
I did all of this stuff early this morning since I have an appointment right dead smack in the middle of the day and also I have to be there an hour before the appointment.
After the appointment it’s off to yoga and possibly belly dancing or it’ll be home after yoga and time for dinner.
I packed my lunch to eat after my appointment. Can I tell you how much I love Bento boxes. They are great everything all in one spot and it’s compact and easy to carry. Plus it locks all together and there is no worry of the lid popping off and spilling out the contents. I have a ton of Bento boxes all varying in sizes. I of course want some stainless steel ones. I have plastic ones which are all BPA free but still I like stainless steel and glass better for storing things.
So an early day, but I definitely was productive. Made the meal plan for next week and shopping list as well, so yeah productive day. I’ll be folding laundry tonight I have several loads to fold. Hmmmm self folding clothes can we get on that universe please.