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Sore All Over

Posted Jan 14 2009 5:54pm

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.

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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.

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I’m loving this protein-packed combination. It keeps me full for hours!

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And of course… Coffee Cocoa.

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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 :mrgreen: 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.

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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!”

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And to cap off the night, I had a mild Raspberry Lemon chocolate.

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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!

Random Question

**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!

      
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