Tuesday, December 29, 2009

C'est la Vie and It's Good

Ok, today was sort of sad for me knowing that my time off is coming to an end. I was, however, giddy to try out one of my new Shock Cardio workouts. I chose The Cardio Core Circuit workout. It says 50 minutes, but it's really more like 42 minutes of cardio. I was hoping for a little longer workout with higher calorie burn, but for 42 minutes, I burned 376 calories. This is definitely not one for the beginners! It was a fun, fast-paced workout. There were a few moves that require diligence in terms of proper form. In other words, you could hurt yourself if you got sloppy. I can't wait to try to out the others. I think the next one on the list will be the HiiT workouts. I'm a sucker for punishment.

I managed to not get one thing one my to-do list done over my break. Good or bad, c'est la vie right?! I did, however, enjoy my time off. I enjoyed time with my family and with my husband. That's far more important than any nit-picky list. I did do the usual chores like laundry, dusting, swiffering (a must with 2 cocker spaniels), vacuuming, the fun stuff. I didn't get any sewing done, and I didn't try any new recipes with the exception of Christmas dinner.

Today, Jason and I debated over going to a movie. That didn't happen. Instead he took me to DSW. He really does love me! LOL. Yep, found some shoes. It's almost impossible to not find something you NEED from that place. Dinner was Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stuffed Poblanos. This time I did mash the beans and potatoes and omitted the cream cheese.

Oh, and for fans of Clif Bars, if you haven't tried their seasonal flavors, you really must seek them out! Thank you Anna for reminding me to post product reviews. I keep meaning to, thinking about it, and forgetting. Jason and I found these tasty treats a few days ago at Whole Foods:  Cranberry Orange Nut Bread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie. Yum, Yum, Yum. Not much else to say!


And for those who love Kashi brand, you must try the new GOLEAN Crisp, Toasted Berry Crumble.I couldn't find the product on their site or I would have posted the direct link. This one is tasty, but not as filling (to me) as their whole wheat biscuits. It is, however, divine sprinkled over Greek yogurt or over Sweet Tofu Yogurt