Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Pumped for some cardio

Today I feel totally rested and totally pumped to get in some cardio after work. Last night I did some upper body strength training and I increased my weights and wow I can really feel it today! Working out just gives me great energy and I always find that I sleep better on nights that I get in a good workout. The benefits are endless!
Today is my cardio day so I am hoping to get in at least 45 mins of running/walking. I may also split it up and add 10 mins of cycling and 10 mins of the stepper (aka 'the devil'). I usually just wing it once I get there but I always make sure I get in 45 mins of cardio. I would love to get an elliptical when hubby and I buy our house (hopefully in 2-3 months!!!). I tried one out at the YMCA and I loved it!! The only downfall was that it agitated my knee a little. Pretty much the same tightness I get when I am running. I did hear that the elliptical with the moving arms tends to be better on the knees. Anyone have any experience with this? I would love to get some info.

Ok...so we need to talk about the Fiber One bars. They are HANDS DOWN the best granola bars out there. I would even dare say that are better than many chocolate bars out there. The Peanut Butter ones have to be my favorite, but they also come in Oats and Chocolate as well (also really yummy!). They are jam packed with peanut butter chips, granola and ooey gooey goodness. I just can't get enough of them. They are also jam packed with Fiber.....9 grams per bar!!! So run out and grab some if you can. I haven't really scouted out many Canadian grocery stores but I picked these up in Calais, Maine and I will definitely be going down again to stock up on these babies!

1 WW Bagel 2
1 Tbsp of low fat cream cheese 0.5
1 Tsp of Smuckers Sugar Free Strawberry Jam 0.5
1 granny smith apple 1

Veggie wrap including:
1 Italian Herb Flatout Wrap, zucchini, shredded carrot, spinach, green peppers, red onions, hummus and fat free honey dijon dressing (something a little different today!) 3
1 hostess 100 cal pack 1
Oats and Peanut Butter Fiber One bar 2.5
1.5 cups of baby carrots 0
Total: 10.5

Mini Pizzas made with WW English Muffins, Hormel turkey pepperoni and low fat cheddar cheese. 6
Wasa Crackers and Laughing Cow cheese Light 2
1 Sugar Free Jello Pudding Cup 1
Total: 19.5

Daily Points target: 22
Daily Points Used:
Flex points remaining 35 (Still saving these puppies for a few drinks on the weekend)


  1. Those bars look good! Didn't think we had them in Canada. Will look out for them

  2. I love those bars and cant decide which one I like better they both are so good!

    For the elliptical I always had bad trouble with my knees and shin splints on treadmills but I have the Bladez ION 490e and it seems to do the trick. I think the movement with the elliptical definitely helps out because there is not as much pressure and strain on the knees as with running and a treadmill.

    I also did find those flatout wraps but only in the flavors of french toast and regular. I didnt pick any up but hopefully they will have better flavors soon here!

    Love the new look!

  3. Just spent the past hour viewing all your other blogs! What great support you have!! Off to Ogdensburg to buy some of your recommendations.

  4. Anne, I believe the bars are only available in the US, but not 100% positive on that one. Carolyn do you know?


  5. Just got back from US. They have the Fibre One bars at WalMart in U.S. Didn't find the FlatWraps..Did you get them at WalMart or Shop&Save, CJ?

  6. hey!

    thanks for the lovely comment!!!

    both bars are so delicious!!! the peanut butter one reminds me of this candy bar called Tom or Lion...so much healthier for you though!!!


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