Sunday, October 24, 2010

Back to the gym.

You know what's harder after you haven't done it for awhile?

It's the "e" word. 

Yup, that "e" word.

Exercise.

But let's back track a little. 

I left this guy at home and headed out to the gym. Wrapped in my laptop charger, he takes lazy sunday way seriously.
Then on my way to the train station, I spotted something blue.

Mmmm.
When I got into the city, I realized that I'd forgotten to bring a pre-workout snack with me. So I stopped in a store looking for something healthy and reasonably priced. I left with an overpriced ($2.59) Kind Bar. I'd been meaning to try one of these after seeing them on Jenn's blog way back when.

I tried the Apricot Almond flavored one at 190 calories. Folks, it so so good. Almost worth $2.59 ;) I kid. I kid. I've tried Luna & Cliff bars and I'm not a big fan. I prefer Kind Bars--or at least the one flavor I tried. I loved that the bar relied on natural fruits and nuts for flavors and for the bulk of it's ingredients. I actually don't recall more than five ingredients.

Well, anyway, I finally got to the gym. The first thing I did was to sign up for a 5:15 hour long spinning class. Since I was early, I also did twenty eight minutes on the elliptical. Honestly, I was only a bit motivated on the machine. Like I said, I hadn't worked out in so long.

I've found that fitness classes suit me better and that was the case today. I was motivated to work hard because I wanted to keep up with everyone and the instructor pushed us really hard. Overall, the class was really really good. I can't remember why I stayed away from the gym for so long!

 After I left the gym, I stopped at Trader Joe's and was immediately distracted by some cuties.
Don't be fooled. They're actually in this size range.

I didn't buy anything at Trader Joe's. The lines were too long.  So I headed off to babysit for a friend in the area.

While the kids were sleeping, babysitter me had a piece of chocolate :)
And then some brown cow cream top maple yogurt with sunflower seed butter, kashi cereal, and half a banana.
I'd never tried sunflower butter before. When I tasted it by itself, I wasn't big on it. But I really really liked it in yogurt mix.

Hope everyone is well :)))))

Now, I'm off to school work!
Till tomorrow...

-A-

4 comments:

Miz said...

happy E day!!!!!!

Simply Life said...

oh I love kind bars -looks great!

arielcircleofnine said...

congrats at getting back to the gym...and i dont know what the maple cream top yogurt is, but I WANT SOME!

Baglady said...

Love the photos, especially the gorgeous cats.

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