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It's Tapas Bar NOT Topless Bar

Posted Jul 31 2009 11:29am
Another dinner with the pops last night! I was a bit hungry when I got home, so I split a plum with the BF to hold me over til it was time to go out.

The BF and I decided to take my dad to a Tapas Bar (it is so funny, whenever you tell someone you are going to a tapas bar, it never fails that they mistake what you are saying for topless bar. I love the reactions!) for dinner. The best Tapas Bar ever, the Turquoise is about 5 mins away, and it is totally authentic european. Love!! I ordered the "large tapa" size of veggie paella thinking it would be entree size. WRONG! It was huge, and the rice to veggie ratio was not ideal. I ended up picking through all the rice to get all the veggies out! The BF and my Dad helped out with this dish and we still didn't finish it. They ordered lots more tapas and I ate the spinach and greens that garnished most of them and had a few bites of risotto and the fruit off the cheese plate. I also had a few bites of cheesy goodness!

I made my snacks for the day (the same as yesterday, I have lots of leftovers...) and breakfast for tomorrow before heading outside to do a quick jump rope/sprint/stair workout. 20 mins of that and I'm huffing, puffing and sweating up a storm!!

My amazing breakfast this morning was something new! I processed one white nectarine (OMG craaaaaaaaaaaack) with a pear and left out some chunks to mix in. I threw some brown rice protein and chia seeds in there and let it chill overnight to get a delicious fresh fruit pudding! It was so magnificent!

I'm trying to come down with a cold, so I was not motivated to go the gym this morning. But, I know that I always feel 10 times better and less sick if I get in a good workout, so I made my way to the gym by bike. The first 40 mins or so of my workout, I had to bust through the bleh feeling, but with about 20 mins left, I suddenly felt like myself again and had tons more energy. I wish I could have stayed longer just to enjoy that feeling, but my am client was waitin for me!
Ab Superset (jump rope for 1 min between supersets)- Reverse Crunch: 3 sets, 12 reps
- Weighted Twist: 3 sets, 12 reps
- Bosu Crunch center & sides: 3 sets, 8 reps (in each direction)
- Twisting Plank on Balance Disk: 3 sets, 40 sec on each side
Leg 21's (jump rope for 30 sec between sets)- Place a weighted bar across shoulders, step forward with right foot for 7 lunges, step to the right with right foot for 7 wide squats, step to the back with right foot for 7 reverse lunges. Repeat on other side.
Leg superset (jump rope for 30 sec between sets)- Leg Abduction (inner thigh machine): 3 sets, 12 reps
- Leg Adduction (outter thigh machine): 3 sets, 12 reps
- Standing Cable Kickback: 3 sets, 10 reps each side

My am snack the normal: ezekiel with a.b. and fruti spreat and a recovery shake with the following2 tbsp oat bran
1/2 tbsp flax oil
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1 leaf kale
1 handful spinach
1 handful romaine
1.5 scoops brown rice protein powder
20 raisins
6 chunks pineapple
1 packet orange ola loa
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