Day 17

6 Jun

Is Wednesday the day of rain? Such a gloomy drive to work, especially when there’s not an accident in sight yet blinking red lights are everywhere from people slamming on their breaks..okay, I’m done.

I finally went to Trader Joe’s after work yesterday! There’s some things I prefer to buy there then at a regular grocery store; fruit and veggies are cheaper without sacrificing quality, nuts are inexpensive, and the cheese selection is huge! I love the Shredded Mexican blend in my scrambled eggs and have missed its gooeyness so much that I believe that’s the reason I couldn’t sleep last night..I was anticipating breakfast this morning :). Other things I purchased:

  • multigrain bread. really hardy and stands up to chicken salad without becoming soggy
  • grilled chicken breast for chicken salad
  • celery
  • raw, toasted almonds
  • sweet potato crinkle chips. a.m.a.z.e.b.a.l.l.s.
  • peanut butter-filled pretzels
  • (2) pizza al pollo asado. a mexican-style pizza with a corn masa crust, grilled chicken, refried beans, jack cheese, and tomatillo salsa. the flavors complement each-other, a little spicy, and so tender you can cut it with a fork- for $1.99!

$34? A synonym of a bargain shopper.

Body Sculpt & Balance review: we used a stability ball, heavy and medium dumbbells, a thera-band, and a mat. Basic strength training exercises but with a balance challenge at some point during the move; for example: squats with a knee lift, upper body work on the stability ball, single-leg curls, and closing your eye (very challenging-I recommend closing one at a time first!) I really love basic body sculpting classes. Maybe it’s because that’s my speciality but the exercises you can do in a toning class are limitless and it’s a chance as an instructor to educate your participants.

Step I.T. was great as usual! Loved the combinations the instructor put together; they were self-reversing, so both right and left sides were balanced out. The strength moves were the usuals.

Yoga Challenge was a challenge for my delts! Holy moly. I guess it didn’t help that both the instructor and I took Step I.T. beforehand because down-dog was super tough to hold for a breathlong periods of time. This wasn’t necessarily my favorite yoga class since it didn’t flow from one pose to another rather, it was how hard can we make a series. It’s good to change it up though so I’ll be attending this sporadically, but stick to yoga flow or stretch.

Lunch!  Mayo-less chicken salad with an apple and sweet potato crinkles. I was upset that I ate it so fast :(.

I received my group fitness class schedule for June; 1 Interval Training class, 2 Body Sculpt classes, and 1 Step I.T.; super pumped about all of them. I need to practice step..help me!

The rest of the day I’ll be observing Cycle & Sculpt and Aqua Kickboxing. Have a great hump day!

P.S. 1st freelance post was published!

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10 Responses to “Day 17”

  1. Kailey June 6, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    I am always amazed by how much food I buy at trader joes for so little money 🙂 LOVE it! Those peanut butter filled pretzels are crazy good.

    • K.E.P.T. You Fit June 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

      I prefer the salted ones too-that sweet and savory combo is addicting!

  2. FitDre June 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Hey Katie, good post…where us this Yoga Challenge at now? I enjoy a good challenge often and may need to pay this class a visit. Btw, TRADERS also has THE BEST flowers around and last a while.

    • K.E.P.T. You Fit June 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

      I agree! Trader Joe’s is just amazing hands down! The Yoga challenge is a class that’s offered at my internship.

  3. Gillian June 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Body sculpting sounds awesome! I did my first ‘sexy sculpt’ class recently and loved it! Always looking for new ways to get stronger!

    • K.E.P.T. You Fit June 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

      That sounds exciting! What kinds of exercises are done in a sexy sculpt class? I may have to try one out!

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