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Happy Halloween, everyone! I had kind of a laid back weekend but I also have some things to report as far as trying new workouts and recipes. Since I activated my Groupon coupon for a 2 month gym membership last Saturday, I have tried 2 classes. Last Tuesday, I went to a Boot Camp class. I quickly realized why it was called Boot Camp.....it was HARD!! But I felt really great after I was finished with the workout. Plus, when I told the instructor I had never taken the class before, or any class for that matter, she acted like it might be too difficult for me. I decided I would prove her wrong and I think I successfully did that by the end of the workout...yay! A quick way to motivate me is to tell me I might not be capable! I plan on going back tomorrow. On Saturday, I took a Kickboxing class with the same instructor. I think it should have been more appropriately named "arm boxing." We did way more punches than kicks and I was fine with that. My arms are one of my trouble zones and my goal is to tone them. I loved Kickboxing and also plan to go back to it next week. Plus, it got me up and around on Saturday and I was able to go to the farmers market (where it started snowing on me) right after my workout. I still have yet to try Zumba and spinning. They are on my list and hopefully I will get to try those soon.
I made two new recipes this weekend:
Black Bean and Butternut Squash Burritos from Oh She Glows--the verdict.....EXCELLENT! I loved the taste and the flavors. I love butternut squash just about anyway you can make it.
Impossible Vegan Pumpkin Pie from the Fat Free Vegan--the verdict....definitely tastier the next day after it was refrigerated. I also made a few adjustments to this recipe because I didn't have Ener-G Egg Replacer and I didn't want to use sugar. Instead, I used 1 TBSP of ground flax seed and about 7-8 dates (food processed with the other ingredients). It turned out great and set up just fine.
Eat to Live Week 2 Recap
-I didn't really lose any more weight....bummer!
-I decided I will have to not buy cashew butter anymore b/c it has become a trigger food.
-My blood pressure went back up again but it is still within a very healthy range. (110/78 this week)
-I will need to limit myself to 2 bananas per day.....just like when I did Weight Watchers Points Plus, the amount of bananas I am eating would be considered "fruit abuse!"
-I kind of had a snack attack binge last night after dinner....boo!
-I am still hungry between breakfast and lunch but my hunger is still at a minimum between lunch and dinner. For the most part, I am still keeping the mindless snacking to a minimum.
-I have started allowing myself to drink a decaf soy Misto when I go by Starbucks.....could this have anything to do with my crazy snack attack last night?! Something for me to think about......
-I guess that's about it for Week 2