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Body Pump & a Quick Dinner

Posted Jun 30 2010 12:00am

I am so excited to finally be starting my own blog! After spending a lot of time reading other healthy living blogs and thinking about the kinds of things I would write if I had a blog, I’m glad to finally be doing it. I’m still not sure what I want to post here regularly, but I’m going to do my best to document my ideas and my daily routine (in terms of food, exercise and other things) and go from there!

Last night I went to Body Pump , a challenging weight lifting class that goes by fast and gets me to push myself moreso than I would on own. Body Pump is an hour of weight lifting that focuses on one muscle group at a time (legs, back, biceps, triceps, chest, shoulders, abs), and the best part: everything is timed perfectly to music! Each muscle group has it’s own song and the beat always matches the count of the exercise you’re doing (I’m always motivated to do the singles when the music picks up and the instructor gives the OK to go!) For some reason, I can get myself to do 20-mile runs alone in the pouring rain but I cannot seem to maintain a good weight-lifting routine on my own. Lucky for me, I have Healthworks (my gym which I love dearly), and have been trying to take Body Pump 1-2 times per week for the past month, as well as do some of the exercises on my own 1-2 times per week. I think I’m already getting a little stronger :) They even have a video of the Body Pump moves on their website if you want to try it on your own.

When I got home around 7:00 I was pretty hungry, so I made a panini:

(Excuse the bad photos – my camera is at least 6 years old!!)

Bread – Six grain and pumpkin seed from When Pig’s Fly Bakery in Brookline (makes great sandwich bread!), Salsa on one side, Hummus on the other, low-sodium turkey, romaine lettuce, and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Sounds a little strange but tasted pretty good for a last-minute sandwich!

For my veggies on the side, frozen carrots and beans, microwaved with smart balance spread and a little pepper:

For dessert last night I had some milk and Chocolate Heart Thrives – I didn’t catch a picture but next time I will be sure to post it. These things are so yummy and make a great breakfast, snack, or dessert (and they also happen to be vegan).

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