baby. got. back.

I attended my first spin class tonight….oh. my. goodness.  It was one of the best workouts I’ve had!  The instructor (my friend) is amazing, the workout was fabulous, the music was perfect.  I mean, this was my first spin class, but tell me who wouldn’t love a class that ended with rolling hills to the sound of “Baby Got Back“?!?  Perfect.

Backtrack:  My eating schedule was all off today.  I think its because I got up early for my doctor appointment and wound up eating about 60-90 minutes earlier than normal.  Or maybe the breakfast cookie didn’t fill me up enough…guess I’ll just have to test another of those beauties out to see!

I snacked on my banana around 10:30, but was still starving so ate my pita at 11:45.  1/2 of the pita was soggy so I wound up just eating the filling out of that half.  The tuna salad and broccoli slaw went perfectly together…


I was meeting Christine for a walk at 12:30 and didn’t want to fill up too much, so I saved my apple and Oikos for after our exercise.  If I haven’t mentioned it before, pink lady apple slices dipped in plain Oikos is divine.  🙂


Christine and I walked 3 hilly miles in about 50 minutes.  I enjoyed having chatty girlfriend time even more than getting out for exercise during lunch…it was a perfect break in my day.

For a snack about 1 hour before spin I ate a chocolate chip Z Bar.


My spin class was right after work, and when I got home Brian had dinner nearly ready!  Yummy fresh veggie stir fry on jasmine rice.  It was the perfect light meal for after my workout, and so beautiful!




He used:

  • broccoli
  • red bell pepper
  • carrots
  • mushrooms
  • onion
  • celery
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp spicy szechuan sauce
  • scallions and sesame seeds on top

I ate about 1/3 of it, on top of 3/4 cup white jasmine rice.  Paired with a small glass of wine.


And for dessert a Kozy Shack rice pudding cup with frozen blueberries on top.


It was a great day.  I love big activity days because I’m not as concerned with what I consume, and I’ve learned to still portion things appropriately and not go overboard.  It is a very satisfying feeling.  🙂

I’m still looking for some good upper body workout dvd’s…anybody have any suggestions?  I’d like something to combine with my running, yoga and occasional spin class…

Have a great night!


6 responses to “baby. got. back.

  1. So much spinning going on in the blog world! That’s it – I’m going this weekend!

  2. great eats. love z bars haven’t tried that flavor yet but i just bought it…and rice pudding yummm

  3. Haha!! I totally forgot about that song – classic 😉 Glad you’re loving spin class!!

    GORGEOUS vegetable dinner feast!!

    ***Upper-body workout dvds = I have a great yoga-strength-training combination dvd from Sara Ivanhoe.

  4. yea i was thinking the two most popular workouts right now are Zumba and spin.. I’m waiting till christmas to try zumba.. but i know there is a spin class at the gym near my work.. i just may have to go- a few of my co-workers go and love it..

    Baby Got Back is my theme song.. seriously!

  5. I have Netflixed a zillion work out DVDs since January, but never the same on twice. I really like the Biggest Loser Dvds, you should get the power sculpt one. I can’t think off the top of my head which ones are the best for arm work outs. Have you tried the pull out from the last self magazine. i know I’ve linked that arm work out on my blog before, you should try it. Its brutal!

  6. I don’t have much experience with workout DVDs, so I can’t help you there. I’d love to try spinning because I hear such great things about it, but my gym only offers it during the day while I’m at work.

    That stir fry looks so good! I am planning on going to the organic butcher in McLean this weekend. I’ll let you know how I like it!

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