Musclewich

August 29, 2011

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^^ Muscle replenishment! Body Pump, per usual, was super hard with rockstar Chris today. He sure loves those long holds!! I love that class so much that I am never tempted to skip it. I feel like it really is my one KILLER muscle workout for the week. But in the middle of it….oh I hate it so much!!

After a shower and a ride down the hill, I had a Monticello Garden sandwich (hummus +veg)

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On the side – an apple with Chocolate Sunflower Butter. Man it’s been a while since I’ve had a crunch apple! These go into our Apple Crunch bread and while I don’t love green apples, crunch is better than mealy red.

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Naturally Nutty Chocolate Sunflower – as good as it sounds!

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I have back-to-back meetings and more things to do stat! See y’all!

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1 Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) August 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

that is such a delicious meal!

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2 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Thank goodness I got a jar of that choco sunflower butter before leaving!

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3 Estela @ Weekly Bite August 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Body pump is such a great workout!

I need some some of that choco sunflower butter! Looks & sounds delish :)

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4 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm

What a nice, light combo! Wishing I had some hummus at work to snack on!

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5 Kathryn @ Flopoodle August 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Mmm I’ve never had chocolate sunflower butter before but now it’s on my list of things to try/make. That bread looks amazing, by the way!

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6 Johanna B August 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Your choc sunflower butter looks like fudge in a spoon. Must be soooo yummm.

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7 Lynda @ healthy hoboken girl August 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

That apple and chocolatey nut butter looks delicious…might be my afternoon snack!! THanks!

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8 Allison August 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Hi Kath,

I have a question. I’m not an active person other than the walking I enjoy for relaxation purposes. I do eat bread and grains with most meals. Is this fine? I live with a trio of roommates who are disordered and its impacting me negatively. I don’t crave breads, but I just eat them because their food and I don’t want to deprive myself.

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9 KathEats August 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I absolutely think it’s totally fine for you to eat bread with meals!! Bread = fuel to live.

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10 mel August 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I would suggest finding new roommates!! I’ve been there and you DON’T want to start the vicious cycle of disordered eating. Whole wheat bread and grains are delicious and I too eat them with every meal and some snacks too! Good luck and walking is great exercise too!

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11 Jillian August 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Just wanted to say that not eating bread or grains that frequently does not = disordered eating in and of itself, although I’m assuming everyone knows that. I eat bread sometimes for fun (with butter, ahem), but I don’t love it in general, nor does it make me feel really great if I eat it frequently. I also don’t eat very much in the way of grains- pretty much only brown rice and occasionally quinoa or oats- because most of them don’t make me feel really great, either (to me, millet = bird seed, not something I need to eat! ;) I just know that grains are not supposed to be that prevalent in my diet based on how I feel when I eat them as frequently as most people do, even if they aren’t refined. I ate whole grain bread and a grains several times daily for most of my 35 years, and I did not feel well when I did. I’m not celiac, either- it’s nothing that extreme.

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12 Wendy August 30, 2011 at 10:30 am
13 Allison August 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

Hi, thanks. If you can share more about your experiences, maybe we can email chat?

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14 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I have got to get that chocolate sunflower butter! I bet it goes really well with apples.

Have a great day! :)

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15 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I can’t stand mealy red apples! They’re so pretty but they taste awful. Pink Lady all the way!

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16 Suzanne @ continuing my education August 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

My family and I are planning on coming on Saturday to get sandwiches! Can’t wait to try their deliciousness and see the finished store (first time back since you opened). Will you be in?

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17 Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Have you had a jazz apple? sooo good right now.

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18 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey August 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I can’t wait for local apple season to start. I can’t stand eating the mealy ones… I just go without. However, I recently bought some HoneyCrisp apples at Costco… not local, and not organic – but crispy, finally! The time is near! :)

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19 mel August 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm

why aren’t organic apples crispy?? I know they are better for you but reg. apples are so crunchy!!

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20 Jillian August 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Is that really true? I admit I’ve only ever bought organic granny smiths, but I’ve rarely gotten any that aren’t crispy!

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21 mel August 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I don’t like green so I only buy red but most organic bagged apples that I have bought have been kind of mealy. Who knows why?

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22 Lara @ TresLaLa August 30, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I find that pre-bagged apples are usually less expensive (and mealy) because they’re not the ones that I’d pick out if I had my druthers. They’re usually a bit more holey, dimpled, etc. (They were well loved!) I buy these to make recipes (love me some apple pie), but for a good eatin’ apple, I’ll pick my own from the bins. When I do this, I can ensure that they’re hard, and almost always crispy!

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23 Amy @ The Whole Sweet Scoop August 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I cannot wait for apple season too! My sister just moved to farm country so I can’t wait to take full advantage! I’ve heard of sunflower butter, but never chocolate sunflower butter! Genius!

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24 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Yay! Apple season. I can’t wait to go apple pickin’

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25 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I have the NN Chocolate Sunflower Butter and yes, it’s pretty amazing!

Crunch ALWAYS trumps mush. Ick! Who likes mushy, mealy apples?!…they are just…ugh!

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26 Angel7 August 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I am not a big fan of green apples either. I usually get the Fuji apples. But when you are looking for crunch and want an apple, any kind will do :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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27 Holly @ The Runny Egg August 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I am with you on loving crisp apples!

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28 Patty @ Foodie and the Beats August 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Chocolate sunflower butter?! This is changing my world right now. I need to find this immediately.

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29 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm

apples are my absolute favorite fruit! I literally have one every day! Pink Lady Apple in my backpack for an afternoon snack!

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30 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I’ve never tried a Body Pump. I’m guessing it’s full body, high rep, low weight?

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31 KathEats August 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

It’s full body and high rep – but I wouldn’t say the weights are light. I use a pretty heavy set and am worn out at the end.

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32 Baking N Books August 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I just noticed – do you only sell vegetarian sandwiches at the bakery? I usually see veggie or tofu featured. Not that they’re not good of course!!

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33 KathEats August 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I choose not to eat our turkey or ham…it’s not local or organic

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34 Jennifer August 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Will GH not let you guys get meat from a loganic butcher you feel comfortable with?

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35 KathEats August 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm

No, they don’t have any part in our decision making, we just can’t find a good distributor. We can get raw whole chickens but we can’t find deli meat.

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36 Jennifer August 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm

ooo gotcha. I hope you are able to find one! :)

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37 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) August 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm

chocolate sunflower butter— umm get in my belly now!!

You’re making me want to search out a Body Pump class for myself– does the instructor make a big difference for your enjoyment of the class?

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38 KathEats August 29, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Not as much as other classes because BP is very similar from instructor to instructor but do try a few before you make a full decision

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39 Cait's Plate August 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I desperately need to get that naturally nutty chocolate sunflower butter! I suggest Braeburn and Jazz apples for a crunchy red!

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40 laurie August 29, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I second that!! Jazz apples are amazing!!

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41 Laura August 29, 2011 at 10:49 pm

If you ever come accross a Song of September apple — best crunchy eating apple ever!

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42 Sweet and Savvy August 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I’ve never seen chocolate sunbutter before! I need to pick some up. Hope your meetings go well :)

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43 kaila @ healthyhelper blog! August 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Mmm yummy Lunch!!! Love apples and nut butter!

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44 VeggieGirl August 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Mm chocolate sunbutter, sounds too good!

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45 Marie@feedingfive August 29, 2011 at 2:29 pm

You’re motivating me to lift some weights. I am good with cardio but have such a hard time knowing what to do when it comes to lifting. My husband said to check out youtube for instruction. Hopefully I’ll have good luck.

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46 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

chocolate sunflower?!! YUMM.

I love teaching BodyPUMP for that exact reason : hard HARD muscle work :)

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47 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

A sad, sad thing just happened. I waslked to the fridge to grab an apple with pb (yours inspired me) and there were none left :(

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48 Hillary August 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Chocolate + nut butter = my best thing.

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49 Laura August 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I’m a fairly new reader, so may have missed this: where do you get the chocolate sunflower butter? Is it a specific brand?

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50 KathEats August 29, 2011 at 2:54 pm

It’s by Naturally Nutty. Most Great Harvests have it and some other specialty stores

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51 Laura August 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm

We don’t have Great Harvest in NYC, but I’m dying to check out your store in Charlottesville at some point! I’m there every week for work but so far I haven’t had a rental car, so I’m limited to what’s walkable from the downtown mall.

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52 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 9:16 am

We’re an easy walk from the mall – about 0.8 mile!

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53 Jeni @ hippiewildmama August 29, 2011 at 2:56 pm

You’ve inspired me to try BodyPump! I’m going on Wednesday morning at 9:30, scurred sh#tless, but I’m going to give it a whirl.

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54 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites August 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Chocolate sunflower seed butter = spoonful of HEAVEN! I bet that would be amazing mixed in with some vanilla ice cream….

Mealy apples = my hell. Seriously, it is such a huge bummer to bite into a mealy apple!! I am psyched for apple season… if you love crunchy, crisp apples you would LOVE honey crisps! Have you ever had one?

I love that feeling AFTER a super hard work-out… it’s so addicting!

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55 Trainer Kjirsten @ Balanced Healthy Life August 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I love great workout classes! Nothing better than screaming muscles!

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56 Kara August 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I am having the same problem with apples! I’m not a fan at all of green apples, but I haven’t been able to find a crunchy red apple for months. I want honeycrisps to be back in season!

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57 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Wow, never seen chocolate sunflower butter before but it looks delish!!

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58 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Chocolate sunflower butter?! YUM :)

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59 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen August 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Yum – I’ve never seen chocolate sunflower butter before annnd it looks amazing.

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60 Cathy August 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I eat hummus as a dip with veggies. Good idea Kath. Have a sandwich. Lunch looks divine!! :)

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61 Emily@SavoryandSavage August 29, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Is body pump an aerobics class with weights?

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62 KathEats August 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm

It’s not aerobic – just weights

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63 Lisa (bakebikeblog) August 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm

what a tasty looking lunch! And I agree, crunchy apples are the BEST!

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64 Jennie @ What's Jen Eating? August 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm

That chocolate sunflower butter sounds amazing!! I’ll have to see if I can find it somewhere. :)

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65 Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen August 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Chocolate Sunflower Butter…I’m drooling!

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66 Molly @ RDexposed August 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I’m working 2# wts over here…really.

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67 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 29, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I have a jar of chocolate soy nut butter and it’s not really one of my favourites… now I really want to try chocolate sunflower seed butter and see if I like it better!

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68 Hannah August 29, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Justin’s Nut Butters have just been made available on iHerb (international shipping!!) I just hope hope hope that eventually Naturally Nutty is too!

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69 Ellie@fitforthesoul August 29, 2011 at 7:06 pm

whoaa naturally nutty SSB sounds so awesome~~SSB wins over all butters, and then PB :)

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70 lynn @ the actor's diet August 29, 2011 at 7:34 pm

perfect lunch! apples n fancy spread are the best

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71 Hilary August 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Apples + nut butter = always good. I don’t eat apples until fall rolls around…too much other good stuff all summer long and they’re not at their prime!

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72 Sarah@The Flying ONION August 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I would love to take a bodypump class someday! Actually. I’d like to take ANY kind of a class. I had a gym membership last year and got so bored because I was never inventive enough to come up with new ideas. I think a class would be right up my alley. :D

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73 Natalie @ Nitty Grits August 29, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I’m living vicariously through you and your Body Pump posts. I used to be a BP instructor but, since then I’ve moved to London, Chicago and NYC and have had a hard time keeping my certification active with all the different studios.

Starting to feel inspired to seek it out again….

can you feel the burn!?!?

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74 Allison August 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Great looking lunch! I planned to do a bodypump class last week but ended up postponing it [had surgery] to this week… I’m nervous- my friend said it was a brutal workout!

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75 Khushboo August 30, 2011 at 12:58 am

Mealy apples are gaaaaa-rosssss! I rather not eat apples! Braeburn, Galas, Granny Smiths & Pink Lady’s tend to be nice & crispy…Red Delicious, however, is another story (haha yes I like my apples)!

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76 Elisabeth August 30, 2011 at 1:18 am

Green apples are my favorite – I love a good Granny Smith with Smucker’s Natural PB :)

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77 Lenna August 30, 2011 at 3:49 am

That sunflower butter sounds delicious!! I am also not much a fan of green apples, I usually eat only the red ones. But I love apple so much that I would probably eat even those green ones :)

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78 Katie @ Plates and Paste August 30, 2011 at 11:04 am

Yum! I really need to get my hands on some sunflower butter. I’ve never tried it!

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79 Emily August 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Do you think Bodypump would be too difficult for someone who doesn’t regularly lift weights? I’ve been wanting to try it at my gym, but I don’t want it to be too advanced for me.

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80 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Nope!! Just use light weights :)

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81 Tanya @ Vegan Faith September 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Will you please send me a jar of the chocolate sunflower butter…seriously will pay you in gold, it sounds so superb!

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