Everybody say heck yes to P90X! I am sore all over today. Everything from my legs up through my shoulders is achy, but in a GOOD way. I love that I was able to get that feeling from the comfort of home without even having to step foot on a cardio machine. It’s a good sign for what’s to come.
I didn’t get my snow day this morning I suppose we would have to make it up somewhere along the line, so it’s probably for the best. Breakfast was somewhat of a repeat of yesterday, with a minor difference. I started out with another bowl of egg whites, spinach and fat free feta cheese. I’m loving this combo because it reminds me of the Mediterranean omelettes I often get when I go out for brunch.
I also had another serving of Greek yogurt with bananas. But today I switched it up for your viewing pleasure by having a Chobani and topping it with 1 tsp. maple syrup.
I’m loving this protein-packed combination. It keeps me full for hours!
And of course… Coffee Cocoa.
After b-fast, I went to the dentist for my six month checkup. I’m proud to let everyone know that there were no cavities to be found I looked like our friend Mr. Green. Once the appointment was over, I rushed to class in the FRIGID COLD and made it just before it started.
Class was pretty interesting. I am fascinated by the issue of gender in the labor force so far, especially as a female! While I was walking between economics and psychology, I snacked on a new bar.
I received samples from the folks at Pure Bar a few months back and broke out the Chocolate Brownie flavor today. These bars are vegan and completely raw (basically like a Larabar). This particular flavor had the following ingredients: “Organic Dates, Organic Walnuts, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Almonds, Organic Cashews, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Cocoa and that’s all!”
I had already eaten half of it by the time I was able to take a picture It was pretty good, a lot like a Jocolat bar in taste and texture. There were huge chunks of nuts in there, too. I’d say that if you’re a fan of Larabars and/or Jocolat, you will definitely be a fan of these. Thanks, Pure Bar! I’m looking forward to checking out some of the other, more unique flavors.
After my classes finished, I came back and made myself a nice lunch.
I know, more Greek yogurt! Ah well, what can I say? I got quite a deal on it at Whole Foods last weekend. I topped the yogurt with some PB Puffins.
With the yogurt, I also had a can of Amy’s Organic Chunky Vegetable Soup. I really liked this one because it had so many veggies and the broth didn’t taste watery at all. Amy’s is so amazing!
After I made this, I decided to have a serving of Kashi crackers on the side with a part-skim mozzarella string cheese. I love combining the string cheese with the crackers - it’s good, try it!
After lunch it was time to get moving with Tony Horton again. Today’s P90X workout was called Cardio X. I had no idea what to expect going into it, but again I was pleasantly surprised! The workout is basically broken down into four parts:
Yoga (I did my first ever downward dog and warrior poses)!
Karate (kicks and punches)
Plyometrics (jumping jacks, etc.)
Core (squats and abs)
The workout was shorter today (40 instead of 60 minutes), but once I was done I still managed to be covered in sweat! It’s unbelievable! I honestly had no idea that it was possible for me to work this hard without going to the gym and/or doing a cardio machine or jogging. Once the first week is over, I will compile all of my reviews and add them to my Workouts page. I firmly believe there will also be a major endorsement for this program on there somewhere, if you haven’t had enough of one already!
After another sore-inducing sweat sesh (hehe alliteration!), I cleaned up and made myself a nice dinner before heading to my night class.
I owe my super cool friend Sarah a massive shout out on this one, because she’s the one who first suggested that I try the sweet potato + cottage cheese combination.
Well girly, you were so right about this one! Just like always Wow, it was such a fantastic combo that I ate it way too fast and it was gone! Now I need to stock up on more sweet potatoes and cottage cheese. I can tell it’s going to become a staple around here. I also had an AmyLu Sun Dried Tomato + Basil Chicken Sausage. It was so flavorful and delicious with some HFCS-free ketchup.
Phew! Another day is over already? Time goes by way too fast! I can’t believe it’s already almost 11:00! I would just like to let all of my fellow bloggers know that I am still reading your posts as much as I can. I may not always be able to comment, but I’m there. I’m sure all of you know what I’m talking about, but I just thought I’d put it out there!
**I loved reading about all of your quirks yesterday! I can do the clover leaf with my tongue, too Some of you had some really wild ones that I wish I could see in person! Perhaps someday I will make a video of my tongue touching my nose, as some requested - haha!
What is your favorite lesser known brand?
I need a brand to study for my marketing class, hence the question! It can’t be too small of a company because I need to be able to get information on it, but I don’t want something too well known, either. Anybody have any suggestions? My example for you would be something like Burt’s Bees. But that one’s taken already!