Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Reviews….

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a great morning and staying warm…it is FREEZING and WINDY out here. My car was bouncing around when I was driving in; I felt like I was playing Bumper Cars with the wind and the wind was winning!

Do you guys ever feel like you are writing in your diary when you are blogging? “Dear Diary, Jimmy looked at me in gym class” lol

Ayer was a super busy day for me. I fueled up with a yummy lunch at work; I had 1/2 a cup of Brown Rice with 1 cup of Spanish Style Roman Beans with Onions and Pepper, and 1/2 a Banana.

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I became snacky later in the afternoon and found these in my drawer

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After work I rushed to the mechanic so he could check out my radio but he couldn’t fix it. Why is it that when you go the mechanic for one thing, you leave with another think not working????  I then rushed home to change, feed my dog, pick up my workout equipment and drove to the Rockaways to train my new client. The session went pretty well but I know that this is going to be a long journey but I have the faith that I can help her.

God works in mysterious ways…When I got home from the training session; I was doubting if I could help her but when I started to put some things away I came across this card

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Which my nutritionist gave me a few years back when we were about to end our work together and I was beginning my personal training. On the inside she wrote

“I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to guide you in your weight loss endeavor. You helped in making my job more meaningful and I needed you as much you needed me. My reward was to you see you become successful in losing weight and to become the person you truly are. Over the past year I have watched you transform from a self doubting quiet girl to a vivacious strong independent woman. Now its your turn to help someone make the transition.”

I have not seen this card in ages and the fact that I came across it ayer, tells me that I have to help this woman! Oh and I also managed to burn 301 Calories while training her =)

By the time I got home I was STARVING! I started to make din din around 8:30. I threw some Brussels Sprouts in the Oven with EVOO, Salt, and Garlic. I also Baked some Tofu in  Sesame Teriyaki Sauce, Ketchup, Syrup, Szechuan Sauce, BBQ Sauce,and Garlic Powder and left over Cranberry and Apple Sauce.

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I came across this Tofu recipe on allrecipes.com but I made some changes because I didn’t have all the items on hand.  I don’t think I liked it too much lol. How do you make your Tofu?????

After Dinner I tried a new Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa that I picked up. It tasted Okay but I would not buy it again. It had a chalky after taste.

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This morning I finally tried Jillian’s Fitness Ultimatum 2010.

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Jil Jil and I went on a morning jog together lol DSCN4274

Product Features

  • "Resolutions" Mode features a customizable training calendar that allows users to plan their routines for up to six months as Jillian coaches you every step of the way
  • Cardio Training: Swing Kicks, Obliques, Jumping Jacks, Hip Twists, Water Pump, Running, Bicycle
  • Strength Training: Push-Ups, Crunches, Pelvic Thrust, Side Planks, Side Lunges, Sledge Swing, Back Kick w/ Shoulder Press, Boat Pose, Lunge Kick
  • Most exercises enhanced for Balance Board
  • More accurate motion tracking for more precise exercise movements

This morning I tried one of the Full Body Circuit Training Routines. Pro: It got my heart pumping. Con: It was too short! and it doesn’t tell you the duration of the workout before you do it. I like going in and knowing what I am about to tackle.

The full body workout only lasted like 20 minutes. You also have the option to create your own workouts or do single moves etc. I tried some of the single moves and I liked them too, I just have to figure out the Range of Motion because I kept getting “red” on some of the moves. I ended up burning 310 Calories in 45 Minutes. I am going to try out the Resolution Feature and I will report back on that, when I start it. I have to play around with it some more, to fully understand the capabilities of it but so far I like it. I am sure once I figure it out, I will love it (I hope)

Before coming into work I had to run to the supermarket to pick up some Peanut Butter. I decided to  finally try Peanut Butter & Co “White Chocolate Wonderful” since I am always seeing it on different blogs. I was caught off guard when the cashier told me that this jar was $6.29! D’OH!!!! Is that what you guys pay for it?? That is BANANAS! She asked me if I was SURE that I wanted it…I nodded my head yes and walked out in shame with my 6 Dollar PB but it was well worth it….DSCN4276

I got to the office and tried it out. It tasted really good but I just wish that it was a little more creamier. I tossed it in some Strawberry Chobani Yogurt with one of April's yummy cookies. Fabulous Breakfast! They also had a Cinnamon Raisin Flavor, is it good? I need to get my hands on some coupons lol so that I can try all the other flavors! What is your fave????

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Have a fabulous day…

Namaste…

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18 comments :

  1. Haha, blogs are kind of like a food diary. I haven't bought the white chocolate kind, but I have purchased peanut butter from that brand before (so good), and get it for 4.99...Still pricey, but not quite like $6.

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  2. Food emporium and stop and shop have the pb and co for 4.99. And i have been to PB and Co in the city- great lil place!
    I love the cinna raisin- although the raisins are a bit hard. My fav is the dark chocolate dreams.
    And i Looooooooove korean baked tofu. Its easy to make too! i have a recipe somewhere on my blog. If you want it I will email it.

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  3. I have to look some place else for PB&C because Key Food is def over charging me...damn you key food! Damn you....

    ohhh yes please! I would love to see that recipe.

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  4. OMG that last pic of the chobani with PB looks amazing, I would like a big ole bite, thank you!

    I make my tofu in all differnt ways depending on my mood! thats what is so great about it, you can flavor it to your mood! sometimes I make it teriyake style in a stirfry, I also love it cubed up, mixed with mustard and plain yogurt and make tofu salad!

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  5. Oh yes, I definitely feel like I'm writing in my diary and then little fairies respond back to me, confirming that my psychotic tendencies are OK!

    I'm so proud of you for your training session. I'm sure you will do an amazing job, little Jil Jil!

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  6. i don't buy the fancy pb cause it costs so darn much... organic costco pb for this girl!

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  7. I just got that same PB! It's amazing. I got it as a Christmas gift though so I don't know if it was as much as yours.

    The wind is insane in Boston today too! I'm glad I don't bother doing anything fancy with my hair.

    Inspiring card :)

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  8. ahh i LOVE white choco wonderful! i bet its AWESOME in strawbery chobani!

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  9. What a SWEET message!! Wow, so nice of her to write that. You truly are an inspiration, and you put a smile on my face everyday :)

    A couple things for you:
    1) Don't ever let your self become STARVING. I know I may be looking into this too much, but you should never get that hungry, you should always carry food with you to eat when you get hungry. Just my RD advice :) When you are starving, you eat anything and eveything in sight..or at least I do!

    2) Buy White Chocolate Wonderful at Walmart, it's only 4.50!

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  10. I haven't tried those PBs yet, they are super expensive! I am tempted by the chocolate one though :-)

    And I am scared to make tofu. HA!

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  11. What a great card and post! You've been busy oh my. Wi Fit sounds like fun - do you jog on a treadmill or just 'in place'?
    I've never tried that PB but yes, it's expensive here for me too! And I buy a lot of nut butters !

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  12. MMM I love PB & Co..never bought it though! Have you wrote to them? I agree that the blog is like a diary! Except now I can't write everything I want booo!

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  13. Haha-I feel the same way about blogging! It reminds me of my diary I used to keep when I was in grade school. That pb is expensive!! It's about $5.00 here in PA.

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  14. White chocolate wonderful is soooo good! I personally love bee's knees the best. Have you tried it?

    Just found your blog. Looking forward to reading more!
    <3 jess
    xoxo

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  15. PB & Co is expensive!! I found it at Smiths for like 5 bucks but still.. that's why you see me eating the natural plain stuff more often- it's cheaper!

    And i usually make my tofu the bbq way!

    And I'm so glad to see your still enjoying my cookies! I told my mom how you put them in yogurt and she did the same today!

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  16. We are so going to Peanut Butter and Co once I get a day off from the fam.

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  17. Love your blog! It's very entertaining and insightful! Great training session, can't wait to read more!
    xxJenna

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  18. Mari, your comments are always so sweet. That peanut butter looks delicious. I've seen it talked about in blogland a lot but am yet to find it in stores.

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