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A Tuesday Trip

I am happy to hear that I wasn’t the only one in “recovery mode” on Monday. My recovery carried into Tuesday but also involved the reality of a little bit of work too (um…and the reality of some cake…keep reading!).

I taught a 7 a.m. class uptown at Charlotte Athletic Club and then had a personal training client. I considered bailing on my own workout afterwards but one of the perks of working in a gym is having people who tell you to quit whining and get it done! After 25 minutes on the ARC Trainer and a quick weights circuit, I was feeling much better and less whiny! 😉

Here’s the circuit that I completed five times through as quickly as possible. It was over before I knew it but left me seriously sweating.

Christmas Cookie Burner
10 box jumps
10 pushups with feet on box
10 triceps dips off box
10 prisoner jump squats
20 mountain climbers
15 bosu crunches

I came home after my workout to make breakfast, blog and pack. Breakfast was a bowl of plain Greek yogurt with bananas, apples, TJs pumpkin butter, granola and sunflower butter.

I had to teach a lunch class at CAC before hitting the road for Atlanta.

I am taking the rest of the week off to spend some time with my family.

I packed lunch for the car. Peanut butter, honey and banana, apple slices and pretzels. I would like to state for the record that the only reason why I am eating gluten-free pretzels is because I received them as a free sample but they were surprisingly good.

And of course there was a Starbucks stop. I am so predictable. I have never seen a Starbucks so crowded in my life. This location was right off the interstate and I guess they were feeling the effects of holiday travel.

I arrived in Atlanta around 6:30 and discovered that my dad had a homemade chicken pot pie in the oven. We exchanged Christmas gifts while we waited for it to finish cooking.

The homemade crust made the dish. Flakey and buttery! The filling featured potatoes, carrots, celery root and chicken.

I had some kale on the side since I had yet to eat anything green. This meal was total comfort food.

The remainder of my evening was spent on the couch under a blanket watching a TV marathon of Chopped and Criminal Minds. There was a break in there for some hot tea and dessert. Leftover red velvet cake and flan from Christmas dinner.

I slept for 9 hours last night and now it’s off to relax and hang out with my parents – they both took the day off today!

See y’all later. Have a wonderful Wednesday!


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  • Sarah December 28, 2011, 11:14 am

    You make it sound like you were doing something wrong by eating gluten-free pretzels! No need to justify your snacks!

    I have Celiac disease and I can vouch for the high quality of Glutino pretzels. Maybe I’m skewed by my changed diet, but I swear they’re better that pretzels made from wheat flour!

    For the record, I’d actually love to see more gluten-free mentions on your blog. There are a growing number of us with gluten intolerance and it would be great to have another resource to draw on!

  • Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 28, 2011, 12:20 pm

    Everything look so yummy! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family 😀

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate December 28, 2011, 2:15 pm

    Have a great time with your family! 🙂

  • Sophie December 28, 2011, 2:16 pm

    I also love those GF pretzels (i have no gluten issues, but one of my kids has a wheat allergy and those you have a picture of are her favorite and mine too! Plus if you dip them in melted semisweet chocolate you have a wheat-free, dairy free, yummy dessert!).

    I am not sure how often you respond to questions, but I am a runner and yoga enthusiast. I try to get to my studio at least 2x/week to practice, but with 3 school aged-children, a full time job, and a commute to work, it is hard to justify leaving them all more often than twice! In any case, I know you do your own ashtanga practice when you are on your own, but do you have any dvds you’d recommend? I currently have Bob Harper (not lovin it), Eoin Finn (who I like, but i need something shorter), Baron Baptiste (i like his practice, but not necessarily all the stuff he says — particularly when I’ve heard it over and over on the same dvd!!), and MTV power yoga (got it right after I had one of my kids, so it is oldish, but I like the fast pace).

    Thanks in advance. And have fun in Atlanta!

  • Diane M December 28, 2011, 8:52 pm

    Hi Jen,
    I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing time in Atlanta with your parents! Look forward to seeing you when you return!
    Have fun!!

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