It was a busy but fun morning! And SUCH a beautiful sunny warm day. Spring is radiating from the sky and earth.
I’ve been wanting to see what this shredding is all about for a while and decided today was the perfect day to do an at-home workout. I found it at You Tube and just had to switch between sessions mid-way through. I decided to start at Level 3 because I wanted it to either be really hard or not do it at all. You guys have been saying it’s “sooo hard” so I wanted to see the hardest part!
Verdict: I liked it a lot!
Here are my HRM stats:
In Zone: 9:01
Avg HR: 115
Max HR: 164 (mid jump squat!?)
- I liked the boot camp style of cardio (mountain climbers, jumping squats, jumping lunges) which really did get my heart rate up. I do that kind of stuff at the gym in between weights sometimes.
- I liked the pace – not too much of one thing to get bored. But on the other hand, my HR dropped a ton in the ab sessions. Wish they were all at the end.
- I didn’t think the weight lifting part was that challenging. The only time I felt like quitting was mid-way through the second set of walking push-ups!
- I think it’s a great short workout for home use and will definitely do it again (so long as it stays on You Tube!)
After “shredding” I gathered my things and left for the grocery store – in run form. I have a lightweight bag that goes over your shoulders Camelback-style and tied that close to my body so I could run and go to the grocery store on the way home. I barely felt it. I took the long way to Harris Teeter (about 3 miles) and did my shopping and then walked home with this bouquet of flowers in hand:
Tonight’s party has a green and yellow theme!
I found these Better Whey Of Life yogurts on my doorstep. I’d just picked up some spinach for a salad, so I decided to have yogurt with it.
The Better Whey’s are regular yogurt enhanced with whey protein concentrate. They have:
- 15-17g of protein per 6 oz cup
- 30% less sugar than most flavored yogurts (which I liked a lot!)
- 3 grams fiber
Ingredients look pretty good too:
I decided on the Strawberry-Banana to have with cantaloupe.
Verdict: Nice! I am a plain yogurt girl through and through but I do like a flavored yogurt every now and then. I love that these were not too sweet at all – more flavor, less sugar. As a result you could taste more of the yogurt flavor, which gave it a slight tang that you don’t normally find in other flavored yogurts. But I liked it a lot. Can’t wait to try the Mango Peach because those are my favorites. I wish I could have tried the Plain. I’ll have to look for it.
Served with a 1/3 cup or so of the end of the box of Optimum Slim. I LOVED that cereal. I loved that it was corny like some of the cereals of my childhood but also had a bunch of different types of cereal mixed in – puffs, high fiber twigs, etc. Definitely on my “to buy” list if I ever run out of my current cereal stock! (Along with Quaker Oatmeal Squares, AgavePlus Granola, and Kashi GoLean crunch – my favorites).
I actually didn’t finish all of this bowl because I was so full from my salad – which I ate first.
Just like this morning’s breakfast post, I’m moving backwards with lunch! I ate this salad first:
Spinach, carrot, green pepper, tomato, avocado, feta, wasabi peas and some Woodstock dressing.
I think I got a little too much sun on my arms today 🙁 I enjoyed lunch with a Country Living magazine.
Lucky Taste Buds!!!
Another cereal to add to the list: I just found out I won Michelle’s Zoe’s giveaway!!!!!!!! I’ve never had Zoe’s and so many of you eat it. Can’t wait to give it a try!
Off to set up more of the party stuff. Gosh it feels like a Saturday. A shame I have to go to lab in the AM!