Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fitnessista Boot Camp

by Meghann on October 19, 2010

Meet Sargent Gina.

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She kicked my butt hard after work this afternoon.

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We ran. We squatted. We chatted about blogs, food, running, and boys.

I hope this becomes a weekly thing. 😉

As you know, running is my passion. I set my alarm for 5:30am every morning and have no problem jumping out of bed, throwing my running shoes on, and heading out the door. I love it. BUT, when it comes to strength training, I’m starting to think I’m a loss cause. I have no passion for it and need someone there pushing me so that I actually do it.

Enter Gina. She saw me tweeting about my need to be pushed in this department and offered to help. After a couple of e-mails we arranged to meet at beautiful Lake Eola after work today for a Fitnessista Boot Camp.

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Gina’s a great motivator. We did two or three laps of the lake, stopping at various points for different squats, leg lifts, lunges, etc. and in between the laps we would head to our mats for push ups and abs.

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We even had a great audience motivating us along the way.

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It was great having Gina there correcting my form, but it was also nice having her there to talk to. Having so much to talk about, really made the bootcamp fly by. I really hope that this does become a weekly thing. 🙂

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Thanks Gina!!!

Before I met Gina at the Park I had a random granola bar from my office snack drawer.

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I think the bar had seen better days. It was really mushy and barely being held together. Still tasty though.

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I’m in week 3 of Bake for the Cure Challenge and have been slowly making my way through the Bake for the Cure cookbook.

*I was sent an ACH Baking Kit & the Bake for the Cure Cookbook in exchange for participating in the program. During the month of October I will be posting twice a week with a different Bake for the Cure Recipe in honor of raising awareness for breast cancer awareness month.*

Today I decided to take a cue from the pizza section of the cookbook.

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Though, the breakfast pizzas did look tasty (I should have taken a photo of the granola, apple, & vanilla version on the next page), I wasn’t in the breakfast mood. Instead I just followed the crust directions and when my own route with the toppings.

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The recipe calls for the Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast, which completely sped up the process in crust making. Instead of having to rise for an hour, it took less than 30 minutes. Score!

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My heart was set on a buffalo chicken pizza.

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I started with a thin layer of buffalo sauce.

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And added red onion, kale, mushrooms, fake chicken tenders, and blue cheese.

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The fake chicken was a great pizza topper. I just popped a couple of pieces in the microwave, chopped them into pieces, and sprinkled on top.

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12 minutes later…

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Buffalo Pizza!!!

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I had 2 slices for dinner tonight.

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Everything about it was great. Good crust, great toppings, and was ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Pumpkin Ice Cream Cone for dessert.

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I’ve had a swarm of e-mails/ tweets today asking about the Period Post. I promise it’s going up tomorrow. I’m a little nervous and not sure it will live up to people’s expectations. I’m not giving answers, just telling my own story. I wish I had answers! If I did I would hand them out by the truck load. But I guess the point of telling my story is letting others know their not alone.

I’m off to bed.

Good Night.

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