Energy By Exercise

April 23, 2012


Good afternoon! Seen any snow today? Feels like a flashback to the winter despite all the green I see from my window.

I went to Pump this morning and got a great workout in. The class was packed! It definitely amped up my energy a bit, but I’m still dragging today. Must be the weather! I am not a big napper, but maybe a 10 minute snooze will do me some good…

Post-Pump lunch included…a few swigs of juice followed by leftover pizza + grapes


And a nutritious salad made of mixed greens, salt, olive oil, avocado, lemon hummus and cottage cheese.


I used to put cottage cheese on my salads at salad bars all the time when I was little (in addition to blue cheese dressing – they complement each other so well!) but I need to do this more at home!


I couldn’t resist a spoonful of Biscoff Crunch for dessert. It’s funny I’ve had TJ’s Cookie Butter in my house for months and don’t find it too tempting but this new Biscoff…geez.


‘Bout to go write tomorrow’s BERF post!


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1 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Yay for pump! Maybe you liked the music just a liiiiittle bit better today? 😉
And yay for that BUMP! Lookin’ good, mama!


2 KathEats April 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

This was my fake pump class – so good music was played!


3 Ellie@Fit for the Soul April 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

wow Kath, you are looking SO GREAT!! Very healthy, joyful, and glowy~~~Oooooo…hahaha. And I tried cottage cheese on my salad a few times, and I have to agree that it’s delicious!


4 KathEats April 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm
5 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

The Biscoff is addicting I can’t keep it in my house since I wll eat all the jar, no portion control around Biscoff!! I love cottage cheese on top of my salads, however I can’t even come close to blue cheese, somehow I don’t like the smell…


6 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

YAY for body pump and a yummy lunch! Enjoy the rest of the day (and that 10 minute nap).


7 Cait's Plate April 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I know I can’t believe this cooler weather! It’s insanity!

You’re looking so good! And I loved your BERF post on eating Real Food earlier today :) Look forward to your next!

Also – Biscoff crunch!? I need to find that!!


8 Kristen April 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Just thought I’d share that they carry the Biscoff Crunch at World Market in Charlottesville – that’s actually the first place I saw it!


9 KathEats April 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm



10 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

That’s a great color on you (and the bump!). :)


11 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

oooo that pizza looks so good right now!


12 Tiffany April 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I have some cottage cheese in the fridge and was wondering what else I could use it for besides overnight oats. I’ll have to try it on my salad.

You look amazing!! :)


13 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

10 minute snoozes can be lifesavers! Try to stay warm in the coolish weather you’re having. We’re having it, too.


14 Alexandra April 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Hi Kath,

Can you do a post either here or on BERF on how you modify Body Pump for pregnancy? I’m only 11 weeks along but I have seen other pregnant women doing the full out ab track (something my doctor and all the pregnancy books do not recommend). Do you do all the tracks as per normal? Would love to hear what if any modification you make. Thanks!


15 KathEats April 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Yup! I’m waiting until I’m a little farther along so I can talk about the bumpage and how it’s changed, but I will do a post


16 Alexandra April 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Thank you!


17 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats April 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Do you find the flavor of the Biscoff spread that different from the Cookie Butter or is it just the crunch that sends it over the top?


18 KathEats April 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

The flavors are slightly different. I much prefer Biscoff


19 Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food April 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Exercise is soooo energizing! And naps are awesome, I’m not a napper either but sometimes they’re so refreshing.


20 j3nn April 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I love cottage cheese! I wish I could eat it. Leftovers and a side salad = the best


21 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Cottage cheese and Thousand Island Dressing is my salad bar combination that I remember loving!


22 eliz@thesweetlife April 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Pizza and grapes are definitely two of the foods I’ve been craving the most during my pregnancy!


23 Michelle @ Find Your Balance April 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Cute photo…oh man I look back and those small “baby bump” photos I was so proud of at the time and laugh. I ended up ALL belly, so big in the front it was ridiculous, people always thought I was having twins the way I waddled around :) Nope, just 1 big boy!


24 Sarah @ Fresh Living April 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Mmmmmmm! Your salad and pizza both look so delicious. What a great combination!


25 Annette @FitnessPerks April 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I love cottage cheese on my salads too-so yummy!

BodyPUMP fix is definitely something I need–luckily I get to teach again tomorrow :)


26 Cerissa April 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Hahaha, it’s 85* here in Washington state today… go figure! I have a new appreciation for cottage cheese lately (it makes a great protein shake!). I might have to give it a try on top of a salad, thanks!


27 jane April 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

K, are you for real??? That salad looks AMAZING! So simple, so filled with protein and healthy fats, and so YUMMY! Thanks for the inspiration. If I had pinterest, I’d so pin it.

Adorable baby bump, btw!


28 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not April 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I’m still a little weirded out by the idea of cottage cheese in my salad, but my sister also swears by it. You look like superwoman in that photo! :)


29 jojo April 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

You look great!!
I never got in the habit of eating cottage cheese, I seethe popularity among healthy eaters, and never got into it…. It looks like a good compliment on salads though, I may give it another try :)


30 Kerry @ Totes My Oats April 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I love amped up pump classes! You look great, Kath!


31 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles April 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm

My oh my, looking at that baby grow. So cool! I hope you get some nap time in!


32 Grace @ Grace Dishes April 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I’ve actually never had cottage cheese and have been meaning to try it!
That pizza looks really yummy :)

You are simply glowing! I love that blue on you!


33 Khushboo April 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I love cottage cheese as a salad topper, especially with salsa mixed in!


34 Elisabeth April 24, 2012 at 2:24 am

You look beautiful in that blue shirt! (Bump’s looking cute, too 😉 ) What brand of cottage cheese do you buy? I LOVE cottage cheese, but I’m a little picky about consistency – yours looks perfect!


35 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 6:27 am

I love whole foods organic low fat


36 Amy @ amy loves food April 24, 2012 at 3:52 am

You are doing so well during your pregnancy, last year when i was pregnant, i did well with food but i majorly struggled with my energy levels so exercise was a rare occurrence – after a full day at work all i wanted to do was go to bed!


37 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 24, 2012 at 6:43 am

Cottage cheese is one of my all time favorite! Try it with sweet pickle relish on your salad. Or with apple butter for a decadent tasting sweet treat!


38 Angel7 April 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

I love cottage cheese! I am going to put some on my salad today.


39 Tracy April 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm

What brand of lemon hummus do you buy? I’ve never found a “lemon” flavor.


40 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Whole foods brand


41 Big Vanilla Athletic Club April 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

That looks delicious!


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