11 July 2012

What I Ate Wednesday #77

[breakfast]
coffee, water, and a homemade banana zucchini muffin [recipe coming soon!]

[workout snacks]
my friend shauna and I took a few group fitness classes at the usmc's fitness center [we usually take a few strength/toning classes along with a sweaty cardio sesh] and during our break we refueled with some snacks!  I swiped a few of S's apples and PB [thanks love!] and had a two degrees apple pecan quinoa bar along with copious amounts of water.  On the drive home from the gym I tore into a bag of plain, unsalted almonds.

[snack #2] a jumbo under-ripe banana, chilled  [lunch] Amy's Indian Vegetable Korma  [snack #3] a ridiculous amount of vegetables and veg puffs with my spinach and veggie dip  [dinner] field green and spinach salad with sprouts, cucumber, garden-grown tomatoes, goat cheese, topped with strawberry balsamic vinegar with a side of veggie patch falafel 


To help kick my core strength into gear, I've been happily joining the plank-a-day club and spending as many shaky minutes as I can in plank position.  It's one of those exercises that's simultaneously easy and difficult -- easy to get into position... hard to stay there =)  Factor in that it's quick and effective and I'm pretty much sold.  My instructors on base have taught me a zillion and one variations of this isometric move and I try to do a few each day.

I've also been practicing my push-ups at home so that I avoid publicly faceplanting in my group fitness classes.  I'm sure no one actually notices; however, the snort/giggle I let out every time I fall flat on my face is a dead giveaway.  Whoops.

Thats all for me, folks!  I'm keeping things short and sweet today since I'm terribly boring and rather hear all about you! <3  So spill it!


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36 comments:

  1. Hooray for push ups!  I would totally busy out into laughter if I face planted too.  Nervous laughter.  Kind of like when I get a little *too* relaxed at the end of yoga.  LOL!

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  2. I want to know about these Two Degrees bars...made with quinoa? LOVE.

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  3. It's wild how quickly people post on this linky party after it goes live. 5 minutes and it's already on its (almost) 5th row! Anyway, the veggie dip looks great and the plank pic is hilarious although (I hope) not true :P wishful thinking.

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  4. I've recently discovered the pushup bars at my park and I'm able to do quite a few on the bars. I still suck at regular ones though, but I keep telling myself baby steps! 

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  5. HAHAHA! I'm LMAO over your plank pics! I'm sure you're not that inept, but holy crap you're funny!

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  6. Mmm, that bar sounds/looks delicious! And it has quinoa in it? Where did you find that gem? I just pinned that plank pic the other day in one of my late night PIN ALL THINGS craze...totally made me giggle. I seriously need practice on my pushups...it's pathetic that I can toss medium-sized dumbbells around with the rest of them in the weight room, but I can't do more than 8 pushups on my toes! :-/

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  7. I love that photo of the plank- totally agree!

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  8. I LOVE the elephant photo!!  Happy WIAW!!

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  9. nicoleandgwendolynWednesday, July 11, 2012

    omg - your elephant plank photograph made me LOL! :D

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  10. I really want to give one of those quinoa bars a try! ...and I love the elephant doin' his plank thang --- LOL! Happy WIAW Jenn!

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  11. I'm pretty sure I look the same way when doing a plank (i.e., the elephant ... not the hot-looking girl)! ;)

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  12. Haha, that plank picture made me laugh! :) Can't wait for that muffin recipe!!

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  13. I look AWESOME in plank. Or not. 

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  14. Hi, Jenn!  I just did my first WIAW :)!  I love your blog and all your awesome creativity that shines through.  And I shall tell you that you're not alone!  I, too, practice push-ups secretly at home..These days I'm working on my chaturanga.   These people make it look soooo easy, while I end up looking like that elephant, for sure :(.  Not cool..

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  15. Jennifer@TheFooderyWednesday, July 11, 2012

    Hahaha! That is so cute! But you know that elephant looks like it's having more fun than the model. Happy planking! :)

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  16. You're too funny.  I love the 2 pics of planks demonstration!

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  17. Those muffins look amazing!!  I LOVE the plank picture!  That's so me!

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  18. Elephants always have more fun. I channel my inner goofball in class and wiggle my but when I first move down into a plank.... it gives me one last giggle before extreme planking concentration goes down =) haha

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  19. TBD. We'll have a plank-off when you visit. The kiddos can judge

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  20. they will vote for me. So will Bullet. and Maurice. Oh, I guess I don't leave my email.

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  21. Haha whenever I am trying out a new fitness move or routine I do it at home first! Best way to avoid the embarrassment of totally failing in a gym or class!

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  22. ughhhh you didn't leave it AGAIN! What am I going to do with you?

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  23. haha I'm really good at them I promise! But I like to wiggle my butt in the air....

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  24. We do them on fold-y chairs in zumba sentao class.... mine usually starts to fall over... =)

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  25. I know right!? You guys are party animals! =)

    I can plank like a pro. I think..

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  26. I found them at Fresh Market this past week and LOVE THEM!!!!!!!! The apple pecan is the best flavor IMO and they're slightly chewy like a rice krispees treat but not mushy... not crunchy... just perfect! Lots of great ingredients and they donate care packages to hungry kids with each one of your purchases -- like TOMS!

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  27. bahahahahaha! I can't say it enough: I love you!

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  28. One day I participate in WIAW...WAHHH!! :( 
    And so far my fitness routine has been a gazillion trips to the bathroom night/day. It's basically my main source of exercise right now haha! :)

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  29. Ariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii I've known you for years and you neeeed too! =) We need to have a bloggy bff anniversary where that is your gift to me. Just sayin'

    I'm sure those gazillion trips count as kegels and towards your walking total for the day-- bonus! haha

    Love you mucho!

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  30. Love your simple photo collage and the lovely image of what I probably look like doing a plank!

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  31. YES!!!!! Christina it is freaking DIVINE!!!! The other flavors are okay but this one is cracktastic =)

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  32. Yes Ma'am!  

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  33. YES to that planking pic hahahah

    that little veggie and dip plate looks more than delicious! ive said it before...come cook for/with me :-)

    xoxoxo

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  34. Lol... Love that plank pic!!  So true!  Those muffins look so good!

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