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Anniversary Dinner – Texas de Brazil

Good afternoon! How was your weekend?

Saturday

On Saturday night, Danny and I went out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Our actual anniversary is tomorrow.

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That’s the only picture where both our eyes were open at the same time and you can see my little photographer in the reflection :)

I surprised Danny with dinner reservations at Texas de Brazil, a Brazilian steakhouse.

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Since I’m not really a meat eater, we don’t go to steakhouses often, so I thought it would be a nice change for Danny to go to Texas de Brazil. Neither one of us has been there before, and it was amazing.

I was a little worried about going since Texas de Brazil is a meat lovers dream, but after reading reviews online about their salad bar, I decided it would be worth it to try out. I got the “light dinner” which includes everything but the meat and it a little cheaper.

The salad bar was amazing with so many different items – lobster bisque soup, lettuce, smoked salmon, fresh mozzarella balls, roasted peppers, olives, smoked provolone cheese, couscous, sushi, pineapple, green beans, asparagus, au gratin potatoes, breads, etc. It was delicious. The best part was the lobster bisque - hands down.

The restaurant was pretty dark so I unfortunately didn’t get any pictures of the food.

Danny loved the meat. He had a few different kinds of beef, lamb, and sausage. They also have chicken but it didn’t make its way to our table. It was a really good dinner and a really fun night with my husband :)

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Sunday

On Sunday morning, Jaden had an Easter egg hunt in the pool at our gym. He had fun but it was a little crazy and chaotic. There was 100 kids there and they split them up by age group. Ages 3-6 went first in the shallow pool, and the kids ages 7 -10 went in the big pool.

They should have separated the kids by skill level not age because although Jaden is seven, he can’t swim in water over his head. He wouldn’t have been able to get one single egg since they were all in the deep end of the pool until I had Danny ask the lifeguard for a life jacket for him. Luckily, he was able to get a few eggs while wearing the vest.

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After Jaden’s egg hunt, I went upstairs to the gym to do an upper body workout.

I did the exercises as supersets (no rest in between exercises, resting one minute in between supersets). I did 12-15 reps of each exercise, 3x.

Superset #1

  • Seated cable row
  • Wide grip lat pulldown

Superset #2

  • Standing barbell biceps curls
  • Single leg dumbbell biceps curls (switch legs halfway)

Superset #3

  • Seated dumbbell shoulder press
  • Standing dumbbell lateral raises

Superset #4

  • Seated stability ball overhead triceps extensions
  • Skull crushers on bench with EZ bar

Superset #5

  • Bench dumbbell chest press
  • Cable chest flys

It was a great workout and my upper body is feeling it today!

  • What did you do this weekend?
  • How old were you when you learned to swim?
  • Favorite restaurant?

 

 

 

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Eating Out, Working Out, FitBits and Shuffles

Did everyone have a great weekend? We had a lot of sunshine – now we just need some warm weather!

Friday

Friday night, my dad, brother and I went out for dinner at Bob Chinn’s, a seafood restaurant. I can’t remember the last time that I’ve been out with just my dad and brother – probably not since I was a kid.

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We had a great time and ate huge crab legs. This was only my third time eating crab legs (probably because of their giant price tag) and they were just as good as I remember.

After dinner, went to Dave and Buster’s and played pool.

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I am not good at pool. Not at all. It was a lot of fun anyway, and I figure my pool skills can only improve :)

Saturday’s Workout

  • HIIT workout on the indoor track – 30 minutes
  • Core workout and stretching – 30 minutes

I went to the gym Saturday morning and did a high intensity interval training workout on the indoor track. I walked between 1-2 laps, and then I ran fast for 1-2 laps. I did that a total of six times and then I did some core exercises.

I wore my Zensah calf sleeves since my calves have been so tight lately.

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On Saturday night, we had my niece overnight, so we took the kids to a pizza restaurant where they were able to make their own little pizzas.

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Afterwards, we rented Free Birds and ate ice cream in the living room.

Sunday

On Sunday, we met my family for breakfast. If you can’t tell, we ate out way too much this weekend. Usually we’ll go out for dinner on the weekend, but this weekend included way too much eating out. And all that eating out definitely makes a difference in how I feel, so today I made sure to eat healthy and start entering my food into the My Fitness Pal app.

Sunday afternoon, I stopped at Target and bought a new iPod shuffle. It’s my third one.

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I had an iPod shuffle years and years ago, but it accidently went through the washing machine. Then, Danny gave me his old one because he didn’t use it anymore…and I lost it. Those darn things are so small.

So why do I keep buying iPod shuffles then? First of all, I cannot exercise with an armband – like if I used my phone. It drives me absolutely crazy. I just want to rip it off my arm the whole time. The shuffle is perfect because it clips on my waistband and doesn’t touch me.

Even the headphones start to drive me crazy after awhile. Most of my 5ks end with my shoving my iPod into Danny’s hand the last quarter of the race.

Next, I don’t need music to workout. I am perfectly fine without music when I workout, so it doesn’t make sense for me to buy some fancy expensive iPod.

And that is why I bought a third iPod shuffle.

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • Treadmill – walked 3.25 miles (between 2%-7% incline)

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FitBit

I ordered a FitBit! Some of you might remember that I used to wear the BodyMedia Fit device. I loved it and found it really helped me lose weight. I stopped wearing it for awhile, and just recently I decided to get a FitBit.

The FitBit doesn’t require a monthly fee like the BodyMedia does, and I can wear it around my wrist so it’s a little less noticeable than the BodyMedia. I also love that the FitBit syncs with My Fitness Pal.

FedEx tried to deliver it today, but of course I was at the gym and it required a signature.

Hopefully, I’ll get it tomorrow and can wear it for a full day on Wednesday.

Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you eat out more on the weekends?
  • Do you have a FitBit or similar device?
  • Do you listen to music when you workout?

 

 

 

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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First, up the two winners of the Fresh Express coupon giveaway: Julie and Sandra! I already sent you both emails!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I was supposed to work Friday night, but my appointment got canceled, so Danny and I decided to workout at the gym instead.

We did a workout from The New Rules of Lifting book which included squats, push-ups, seated rows, step-ups on a box, and jackknifes on a stability ball. We finished out our workout with some box jumps – we set them up from smallest to biggest and had fun jumping on them.

I am still working on a soft landing. You can see a video on Instagram of me jumping :) (I’m RunEatPlay on Instagram).

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On Saturday, we went out with my family for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and then came back to our house.

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I think I might have ate something bad because I have been feeling sick since Saturday night. The boys had corned beef at the restaurant but I had a lobster tail. It tasted good but I wonder if that’s what made me sick.

I managed to teach BodyPump on Sunday morning, even though I didn’t feel the best.

After the BodyPump, we took the kids to Barnes and Noble to pick out a book.

Just a typical Sunday afternoon, sitting on the floor at Barnes and Noble, reading fitness books.

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After the book store, we went to Sports Authority to get soccer shoes for Jacob and baseball cleats for Jaden.

Of course, I spotted a pair of Nikes on clearance and in my size (a rare thing to find). And we had a coupon.

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Do I need new shoes? No. Did I buy new shoes? Yes.

Danny was less than thrilled to be buying more shoes.

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I have shoe problem…a gym shoe problem. I could care less about other shoes.

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In my defense, one pair is Jacob’s, one pair is too narrow, and one pair has a stupid tongue problem.

I wear different shoes for different activities like running, teaching BodyPump, fitness classes, etc and the Asics that I usually wear to take exercise classes have a major problem with the tongue twisting completely sideways which drives me nuts because it’s so uncomfortable.

I haven’t owned Nikes in awhile, so I figured they’d be perfect to wear for fitness classes. And they were on clearance. Danny.

I am still not feeling 100% today, but I did work for a couple of hours this morning…then I came home and got sick. I only managed to eat a Lara Uber bar today but I am going to try some toast in a bit!

Have a great afternoon!

  • When was the last time you were sick?
  • Do you own a lot of shoes? Favorite shoes? I love my Reebok ZQuick shoes because they are so comfortable!

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Fresh Express Salad + A Giveaway

As a Mom’s Meet blogger, I was recently given the opportunity to try out Fresh Express salads. I am a big salad eater, so I really looked forward to seeing what Fresh Express had to offer.

A few facts about Fresh Express:

  • Fresh Express salads are prewashed, rinsed, and dried and then sealed in a patented “Keep Crisp” breathable bag to keep their freshness, with preservatives.
  • Fresh Express offers a large variety of products, including ready-to-eat kits and refreshing mixes. Fresh Express also has a special USDA- Certified Organic line.
  • Fresh Express salads typically cost between $2-$4 and can be found at Target as well as other grocers.

I was excited to take my coupons to the store and pick out some Fresh Express salads!

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I loved was that they had such a wide variety of salads to choose from.

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I also love the ease of the ready-to-eat kits. Dinner time is usually quite busy in my house, so being able to make a healthy salad in a manner of minutes is always a plus.

My son, Jacob, only recently started eating salad…and he’ll only eat it if there’s bacon on it. Luckily, Fresh Express has a Bacon Caesar salad kit that my whole family loves, and it’s easy to just leave the bacon off my salad.

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I also love all the different types of lettuce that Fresh Express offers – I picked up a bag of the Italian and I love how fresh and crisp it tasted.

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30 Day Salad Swap

Fresh Express recently launched a program called the 30 Day Salad Swap. The goal of the salad swap is to let you swap out your favorite not-so-healthy food for a salad that creates that foods flavors but with fewer calories.

So, maybe you’re craving pizza. Why not make a pizza salad?! Add some turkey pepperoni and some mozzarella cheese to a salad instead!

You can join the Fresh Express 30 Day Salad Swap at www.30daysaladswap.com. You’ll get instant access to the Salad Swap app, compatible with any computer, tablet, or smart phone.

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The salad swap app offers tons of great features including:

  • great salad recipes with the same flavors as your favorite foods
  • access to the complete Fresh Express recipes library – over 150 recipes
  • track your meals, calories, exercise, and more
  • insightful tips, recommendations, and encouragement
  • money saving coupons with the more salads you swap

You can also go to the Mom’s Meet website to get a coupon for .55 cents off you next Fresh Express salad!

Giveaway

I was sent some extra Fresh Express coupons for free salad, so I figured what better way to share them than with you guys! I will be doing a giveaway for a free Fresh Express salad coupon for two readers. I will be mailing these coupons out myself, so it’s only open to U.S. residents since the coupons expire soon. Enter below.
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Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Mom’s Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Mom’s Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.  

 

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Healthy Swaps: Hawaiian BBQ Pizza

Good morning!

Growing up, I was a vegetarian on and off. I have never really been a big meat eater and still haven’t eaten a hamburger to this day. Meat just isn’t something that I really enjoy. After reading the book, Skinny Bitch, quite a few years ago, I became a vegetarian again. A while after that I added fish to my diet, simply because I needed more options to eat.

I am a pretty picker eater and I noticed that since I don’t eat meat, I tend to turn to carbs a lot. Lately, I have been making more of an effort to eat better to lose a few pounds that I have recently gained. I will eat chicken once in a great while to have a lean protein source over a carb. I still don’t eat chicken by itself because I can’t stand the texture, but occasionally I will have a little chicken in a recipe like the BBQ pizza that I’m about to share.

I still will always prefer vegetarian options and fish to chicken, but it’s a nice change and a great lean protein source. All that being said, let’s get into the healthy recipe swap :)

Hawaiian BBQ Pizza

Most people enjoy pizza. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it can actually be healthy if made the right way. I only recently discovered BBQ pizza and I love it. And it’s something that can be made easily and healthily at home.

The popular pizza restaurant, California Pizza Kitchen, has a Hawaiian BBQ pizza on their menu. These pizza are sized for one person to eat, and the BBQ pizza has 1,110 calories. Even if you only ate half, that’s 555 calories.

I made a pizza at home that still tastes great but has a lot less calories. My version only has approximately 326 calories.

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Ingredients:

  • FlatOut Italian herb flatbread
  • 3 tbsp. BBQ sauce
  • 1 oz. red onion
  • 1.5 oz. fresh pineapple
  • .25 cup green onion
  • 1.5 oz. grilled chicken strips (I used Oscar Meyer Deli Fresh grilled strips – pre cooked and grilled)
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

You can add more of less of these ingredients to your liking, but my calorie count is based on those amount. I only used a small amount of chicken but a lot of onions because I love onions.

I cooked the flatbread directly on the oven rack for about 3-4 minutes until it gets crispy. Then I added 3 tbsp. of Two Fat Guys BBQ sauce.

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This sauce has no high fructose corn syrup, it’s gluten-free, and only 60 calories for 3 tablespoons. It’s more expensive that the regular BBQ sauces, but it’s worth it.

After that, I just added all my ingredients onto the pizza – chicken, red onions, green onions, pineapple, and cheese. I baked the pizza at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.

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So delicious!!

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CPK Hawaiian BBQ Pizza                   My Hawaiian BBQ Pizza

  • 1,110 calories                                     326 calories
  • 28 grams fat                                      7 grams fat
  • 15 grams saturated fat                    4 grams saturated fat
  • 2,890 mg sodium                            673 grams sodium
  • 161 grams carbs                               43 grams carbs

Yesterday’s Workout

  • 1 mile treadmill
  • Boot Camp – 60 minutes

I was up nice and early yesterday and got to the gym about 6:45 am. I ran/walked one mile on the treadmill before heading to the boot camp class. I ran on the Woodway treadmill which is especially made for people with joint issues.

I am trying out the new Reebok ZQuick shoes (more on that later) and so far, they are awesome!

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I haven’t been to boot camp in forever and it was a great workout.

Yesterday night, my mom watched the kids while Danny and I went out for an early Valentine’s Day dinner.

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Jaden’s birthday party is next weekend so it was just easier for us to go out this weekend. We went to Cooper’s Hawk and it was amazing. Danny had steak and I had the crab cakes.

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This was only my second time having crab cakes ever and they were good. We finished the night with a Reese’s chocolate chip cookie with ice cream. Back to healthy eating today!

Danny and I are heading to the gym to take Body Pump – have a great day!!

***Come back tomorrow for a great giveaway!!***

  • What’s your favorite pizza?

 

 

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Physical Therapist Appointment

Good afternoon!

Let’s start with last night’s dinner. I made the herbed salmon recipe from the Tone It Up website.

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I have made salmon a bunch of different ways, but this salmon is my favorite. It’s so delicious and flavorful. The ingredients are pretty simple: salmon, parsley, dill, green onion, olive oil, lemon juice, and white wine.

I also had green beans on the side made with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. And fruit – I had a container of pineapple, blueberries, and grapes. I love fruit.

Yesterday

My physical therapy appointment got switched from Friday to yesterday, so I went after the gym. Basically, I need to see the sports doctor to get a new prescription for physical therapy.

My hip, quad, and glute really started hurting again two weeks ago after I started running more. The physical therapist thinks that maybe the running is what aggrevated my right side again. He said that it was okay to keep working out but to avoid running since that’s what always seems to cause the problem until after I’ve seen the sports doctor.

He always said that my hips are slightly uneven and my right leg is slightly longer than the other leg, which can cause the problems that I’m having especially when I’m running. I don’t know if my leg bone is actually physically longer or if my body is just overcompensating on one side because of my injury. I won’t really know more info until I see the sports doctor.

The physical therapist also told me about a technique that he uses called trigger point therapy. It can be done with medication or “dry” without medication. Trigger point therapy is when a needle gets inserted into the muscle to help loosen the muscle and relieve the pain.

A needle. They want to stick a needle in the middle of my butt. No.

But honestly, the glute pain is so intense at times that I’m willing to try anything to get relief.

Today’s Workout

  • Stretching – 10 minutes
  • Trifecta Class – 60 minutes

This morning at the gym, I made sure to stretch my hip, glute, and quad before I took the Trifecta class. I am also really careful with my squats and lunges.

Lunch

Lunch this afternoon was English muffin hummus melts.

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I haven’t had these in forever and they were so good. I also had two random pickles slices on the side because I love pickles and some blueberries.

I also just tried out this Aquafina flavored water.

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I am a big regular water drinker but it’s nice sometimes to add in something with a little flavor but not a lot of calories.

Have a great afternoon!

  • Have you had a exercise related injury lately?
  • Ever heard of trigger point therapy?
  • What did you have for lunch?

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Turkey Trot 5k and Thanksgiving 2013

It’s the day after Thanksgiving! Did you eat tons of food yesterday?! I did. I love all the Thanksgiving food – so good!

Turkey Trot 5k

Yesterday morning, we woke up early for the turkey trot. I had my alarm set for 6:30 am, but for some reason my body wanted to wake up at 5:45 am.

Danny and Jacob picked up our bibs the day before, so we had everything ready to go. Instead of a typical t-shirt, we got a turkey trot hoodie. Jacob was so excited for his and kept it on for a day and a half.

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The race was about a half hour from our house. We got there early and hung out in the car for awhile because it was cold. Seriously cold. I am not used to running in that kind of weather. My toes and fingers were completely numb.

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We met up with my dad, stepmom, and her two friends who were also running the race. My dad stayed with Jaden while we ran.

Jaden ran the 100 meter kid’s dash and was so happy to get a ribbon!

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After the kid’s dash, we lined up for the turkey trot. Jacob and I started out running together…that lasted about 3 minutes. It was so congested with people in the beginning and Jacob was going fast. I told him to just weave around the people and go ahead.

He took off way faster than I expected and I couldn’t keep up. I was worried at first since he was alone and tried to keep up with him but he just took off. Danny and my stepmom were also on the course and we talked about what he should do if we got separated, so I just let him go.

I saw Danny at the turn around and told him to come back and get Jacob when he finished.

My running was decent. I started out too fast trying to catch Jacob and it caught up to me in the end and I had to slow down. I just ran at a pace that felt comfortable. It was so different running in the cold and I didn’t warm up as fast as I thought I would.

Finally around the last mile, I started to get warm and took off my gloves and headband. I forgot my Garmin at home and didn’t see any mile markers. I found out later that there were mile marker flags at each mile but I didn’t see any of them, so I had no idea of my mileage the whole race.

I ended up finishing in 33:08. I honestly thought I had been going faster but I guess with the cold weather, I was going slower than I thought. Not my best race, but my first race in the cold weather.

My stepmom and her friends finished a few minutes before me and Jacob finished in 30:53! I was so proud of him for doing so good in his first race!! He did start off too fast and have to walk a few times but he still ran a lot faster than I did!

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Danny, my speedy husband, finished in 25:01, 5th place for his age group out of 81 people.

I was surprised that they didn’t have water at the finish line. Even though it was cold, I was still thirsty after finishing the race. They did have water and hot cider but it was a ways away from the finish line.

We got some hot apple cider, took a few pictures, and left soon after – it was just too cold to stay outside.

Overall, I really enjoyed the race. It was my first race in the cold weather and although I prefer the warmer weather, I think it’s easier to run in the cold than it is the humidity. And I am so proud of Jacob for running his first 5k!

After the race, we came home, got ready, and headed to my grandparent’s house.

Aren’t these cookie place settings so adorable?!

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My dad carved the turkey…

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…and then for some reason, we felt it was necessary to give ourselves bunny ears.

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The food was delicious and I ate so much – cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, carrots, pumpkin roll, cookies.

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and I get to do it all again tonight! My mom and in-laws are coming over so we can celebrate Thanksgiving with them!

Have a wonderful day!

  • How was your Thanksgiving?
  • Did you shop today?
  • Cold weather running or hot weather running?

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Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Yesterday, I received my last Goodies box in the mail – for some reason, the company decided to cancel the service.

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I was excited to see that there was two gluten-free items in the box. Perfect timing!

Gluten-free pizza crust:

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I love that the bag says “foolproof”. :)

The was also an Enjoy Life gluten free S’mores bar:

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Of course, I had to use the pizza crust right away and made it for dinner last night. They were right – it is foolproof. You just add water and olive oil and mix it together.

I added sauce, red pepper, green pepper, red onion, broccoli, mozzarella and feta cheese. It was delicious.

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Speaking of gluten-free foods, I am happy that Larabars are gluten-free, GMO free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and kosher. They do have carbs and sugar, so I plan on eating them in moderation.

Today’s Workout

  • Hip, glute, and quad stretches
  • Bridges, one-legged bridges, and walking lunges
  • Ab exercises
  • Arc trainer – 20 minute

I went to the gym this morning and got about an hour-long workout done. Danny has the day off tomorrow so I look forward to going to the gym with him in the morning before going to Jaden’s Halloween party in the afternoon!

If you have a free moment, could you please vote for my guacamole recipe on the NASM Facebook page – Heather’s Recipe. Just click “Love It”. I would really appreciate it! I think you might have to “like” the NASM Facebook page in order for your vote to count. Some people are having a hard time getting the vote to go through. Please vote if you get a chance!

Have a wonderful afternoon!

  • Favorite pizza topping?
  • Are you excited for Halloween tomorrow?
  • Squats or lunges? I pick squats all the way!!

 

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Roasted Veggie Salad

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Roasted Veggie Salad

I have a salad for dinner most weeknights, and sometimes it can get a little boring. Last night, I made some roasted veggie and decided to top my salad with them.

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I like roasted veggies and I like salad, so why not combine the two?

I found these pre-portioned bags of salad at Target used one for the base of my salad.

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I like buying pre-portioned and pre-cut foods sometimes because it saves me a lot of time at dinner. And dinnertime is the craziest time of the day in my house.

I roasted Brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, and red onion with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a little bit of salt in the oven for about 25 minutes.

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When they were done, I topped my lettuce with them and added slivered almonds and pear slices. I’m not sure why I added the pear, I just wanted a pear at that moment, and it worked well in the salad.

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Since the roasted veggies were so flavorful, the salad didn’t need any dressing. I ate it with a peach Greek yogurt for some protein.

Today’s Workout

  • Practiced BodyPump at home – 60 minutes
  • Stretching, foam rolling, and tennis ball rolling

I woke up this morning and could feel a cold coming on, so I stayed home from the gym and practiced BodyPump at home again. Four days in a row without going to the gym?! What’s happening to me?!

I need to learn this BodyPump release so right now, staying home and practicing is what’s working for me.

After I practiced for about an hour, I did some stretching.

My torture devices:

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Lately, I have been using a tennis ball to roll my glute. I just sit right on the tennis ball and roll out the knot and tight spots. It hurts but it works great. Tennis balls also work great on your feet if you have plantar fasciitis.

Bulu Box

Bulu Box is a monthly subscription box that I have mentioned before. As a Bulu Box ambassador, I have a coupon code for my readers for a free Bulu Box. It is totally free – there is no catch and you don’t have to provide any payment info.

The code will be expiring at the beginning of November and will no longer be valid, so if you haven’t used the code before, now is the time! The code will only work once, so if you’ve used it before, it won’t work again.

Just enter BULUGAN972 at checkout for a free box!

Have a great afternoon!

  • What’s your favorite veggie to roast?
  • Do you get any monthly subscription boxes?
  • What’s the craziest time of day at your house?

 

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Burning Calories

Good afternoon!

Yesterday’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

Yesterday’s BodyPump class was a big step for me because I actually let Danny come to the class that I was teaching. For some reason, I get nervous teaching in front of him, but I have been slowly becoming more comfortable teaching in front of a group (which is good because the class was large yesterday), and wasn’t quite as nervous teaching.

I still only taught the squat, chest, and back tracks. According to my heart rate monitor I burned 533 calories during yesterday’s class. I burn a lot more calories taking the class and teaching than I do just taking the class.

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I spent the rest of the day making this chili recipe for my family last night.

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They came over to watch the Bears game and I thought chili would be perfect for the first day of fall dinner.

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I didn’t workout this morning because I had a meeting at the gym, but I was thinking about taking a cardio barre class at the gym tonight. I have never taken a barre class and really want to try it out. A barre class is basically pilates, ballet, and yoga movements done at a ballet barre. I’ve heard it’s a great workout and tough on the calves!

Lunch

Lunch this afternoon was English muffin hummus melts with carrots and more hummus on the side.

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I will spending the rest of the afternoon watching this DVD and filling in the workbook.

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For my group exercise certification, I need continuing education credits and I am coming up on the deadline to get them.

Once again, the Around the Plate website is holding Favorite Blogger awards.

If you have an extra minute and wanted to vote for Run Eat Play all you have to do is click here and type in Run Eat Play under Healthy Eating Champion and/or Best Blog of 2013.

 

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I was voted Healthy Eating Champion Blog of the Year last year and I really appreciated all your votes!

Have a wonderful afternoon!

  • Favorite fall dinner?
  • Any workout today?

 

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