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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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Vedge Juice

Vedge Juice

Tuesday Lunch
Green Beans & Vegetable Salad

I went to the beginners Pilates class this morning… and felt it wasn’t challenging enough. So I had a talk with the instructor to find my best fit. She suggested the intermediate class, which I did on Monday. That would be the best, based on how my back is feeling.

Today I realized I can bend down to my ankles without any pain…. yeah!!! But there’s still some throbbing going on and it bothers me. I really need to get an adjustment. It’s been months.

So anyway, when I got home I took my shower and decided to make something for lunch. I looked in the refrigerator and realized there were some foods in there that needed to be used before they went bad.

Like the Green Beans we bought at Costco several weeks ago. These Green Beans are a great way to get your greens for the day… even though they’re being blanched. And the recipe and prep time is less than 5 minutes. Sooo Good!

Green Bean Mix:

Ingredients:

1/2lb of Green Beans

2Tbls Olive Oil

1/4Tbls Garlic Powder

1/4Tbs Paprika

Handful of Almonds

Sea Salt

Directions:

Wash and cut the ends and blanched Green Beans in boiling water.  Then let it drain and mix with a nice Oil Dressing. Then chop up some Almonds and mixed them in too.

While the Green Beans were blanching, I cut up some Vegetables to make another Vegetable Salad, this time with an Oil & Vinegar Dressing. I love these Vegetable Salads I create with Veggies lying around. I think I like them so much because of two reasons. One it’s really good, and two it reminds me of my close friend Robin. She first made me a Vegetable Salad like this and I guess since I haven’t seen her in a while it makes me smile.

Vegetable Salad:

Ingredients:

1Tomato

1 Red Bell Pepper

4 Small Cucumbers

1Cup of Sweet Peas

1 Avocado

Oil & Vinegar Dressing:

2Tbls. Olive Oil

2Tbls. White Wine Vinegar

1/4Tbls. Paprika

4Tbls. Dried Onion Flakes

Sea Salt

Directions:

Chopped up Red Bell Pepper, Tomato, Small Cucumbers, Avocado, and remove Sweet Peas from shell. Mix with Oil & Vinegar Dressing.

In between, I drank a glass of Vedge Juice, snacked on some Almonds and also devoured a Dove Bar. I only ate the Dove Bar because I saw Mike eating one in front of me, and I had to have one. 😦

Later in the afternoon, I felt a little artistic and started to redecorate the living room. this little project put Mike on edge and left me little time to make dinner for us. So, Mike and his son had left over Kabobs, and I ate my left over Green Beans and Vegetable Salad.

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Sunday’s Vegetable Rice Soup turned into my Monday afternoon lunch. ONLY after I went to a Pilates class. I did take the Intermediate Class… but no problems so far. Not even my muscles are aching uncontrollably.

Vegetable Soup

Monday's Vegetable Soup Too

I did get more of a workout in my arms and shoulders today.. so of course that area is more sensitive, if you will.!!!

Dinner tonight, was a bit out of the ordinary. I went with my craving to have a Salmon Kabob. Mike had called the Kabob restaurant and I was licking my lips for a Salmon Kabob with Dill and Lima Bean Rice. It was sooooo good. I had two Pieces of Salmon and a couple spoonfuls of the rice.

Salmon Kabob

Salmon Kabob

I drank my Vedge Juice, which was quite filling after dinner, but I desired something else. And when Mike’s son asked for chocolate, I went on a search for the Ferraro Chocolates.

Ferrero Chocolates

Ferrero Chocolates

So sinful this dessert was. I know I’m going to pay for it, one way or another. 

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