Posts Tagged ‘Potomac Pilates’

After last night’s fried fishplate at the clubhouse down the street, this morning I needed to do some work. So I went to a Pilate’s class at the local gym this morning (Wednesday).  I can’t find any Pilates studio with reformer machines here in Palm Coast. Infact, Yesterday I was looking for a Pilate’s studio and went into the gym for a tour of their facilities. I got the schedule for pilates classes and today was the first class I took. It was good, but nothing like Potomac Pilates.

Afterwards, I went running around and met up with a friend for lunch. I did really well and had the Apple, Cranberry Spinach Salad with a vinegarette dressing. I did indulge though in two pieces of cherry bread.

For dinner, we went to Carrabba’s Restaurant in St. Augustine. That’s about 30 miles north of our house in Palm Coast. I didn’t feel like cooking, nor did Mike so that’s what we did. It was happy hour when we got there, so I had the house Pinot Grigio.

Carrabba's Fried Zucchini

Carrabba's Fried Zucchini

Then the waitperson suggested Fried Zucchini Strips so we tried it. And they were sooooo good.  I ordered a Mediterranean Salad with no cheese and Mike and I split the Penne Franco.  Penne Pasta with Mushrooms, Roasted Tomato with Olive Oil and Seasonings. A lot like the Rigatoni Martino that used to be on the menu. 


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I took another class this morning at my Potomac Pilates Workout Gym… and this one really got me sweating.

It’s called Jump Board Pilates, and it’s geared to get your cardio up using the same Pilate moves. You’re basically lying down on the Reformer Machine, but it’s all high energy and you’re using a board to push off.

For an hour, I worked out all my body and really felt it!!!

After the hour, Mike picked me up from my class because he had an early morning meeting. From there, we ran to Costco for some office supplies and groceries, the post office and then to the local grocery store for more supplies.

New Recipes

Apple, Pear and Walnut Salad

Not to long ago we got back to the house, unloaded the car, I took a shower and then I ate some of my leftovers from yesterday. The Apple, Pear and Walnut Salad and the Whole Grain Rigatoni Dish were still as good today, as they were yesterday.    

New Recipes

Whole Grain Rigatoni

For an after lunch treat, I indulged on two small pieces of Jelly Danish that Mike bought at Costco. But to get the sweet tooth out of my system, I’m drinking some Vedge Juice. Which really tastes great. 

Bolthouse Juice

Vedge Juice

I’ve realized, in order to get the numbers going down on the scale I have to kick the sweets out.  And keep my portion control down. This sounds like a broken record, but it needs to be done. No matter what!!!!

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This morning was my first day back to Pilates… and boy did it feel great. I took the Jump Board Pilates 30min class with Lindsay. She’s got to be the best pilates instructor ever… because she works you hard.

All day today, I’m feeling the burn from this morning… and I hope I’m up for the hour long class tomorrow. I love these Pilates classes at Potomac Pilates(just up the street from me), that I’ve already signed up for a class tomorrow. That class is an hour long Intermediate Pilates Class. Generally, I like to go to the 7am or 7:30am classes… and because I live just a few minutes away, it works for me.

Out of the shower, I weighed myselft… GOOD NEWS!!! I came in at 168lbs. And since I’ve been doing my crunches and arm weights at night lately, I decided to measure myself as well. I think the numbers are going down from last time I measured-a couple of months ago(November 5, 2009).
Chest: 40″
Waist: 35″
Hips: 40″

Things are looking better in the weight loss and eating raw departments…

Because on a side note…. to prove my theary of eating raw is good for you and healthy, I got some much needed third party encouragement. Mike went to the doctors this morning and just for his curiousity he asked, what foods are good to eat for you.? And the doctor replied, If it comes out of a cow it’s not good, if it comes out of the dirt it’s good.!!!!!!!!

And as I continue on with the Rawtolose40 Plan, for lunch I ate my Vegetable Salad from last night and took my spoonful of Barley Max (it came in the mail) and am drinking Water and Carrot Juice.

Dinner is still a question at this point in the day…

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