Wednesday, March 17, 2010

An Irish Feast

by Meghann on March 17, 2010

So, the body assessment I was so excited to experience this afternoon was not exactly what I had originally envisioned. :/

I had a vision of a personal trainer pushing me on different levels of fitness and then evaluating where I needed improvement, but that wasn’t what I got.

Basically the personal trainer took all my measurements, checked my body fat percentage and weighed me, then she spent the next hour teaching me the technokey system that all the machines operate on in the gym. Bummer. ๐Ÿ™

The good news is I can ask a trainer at anytime to re-assess my measurements and I can use the technokey to pre-program speed workouts in the treadmill if I want to. I’m going to stick with Sarah’s training plan for now and have another assessment done in a couple of months to see where I stand. ๐Ÿ™‚

Since I was expecting a hard core fitness session after work, I had fueled up with a mix of afternoon treats.


In my mix I had Fiber One cereal, dried pears, cashews, and an adora calcium dark chocolate disc. The dark chocolate disc was my favorite part of the afternoon. Once I ate one I suddenly wanted more. I <3 chocolate! ๐Ÿ™‚

In honor of St. Patty’s Day I had randomly decided to purchase some potatoes and cabbage at the store on Sunday in hopes of creating an irish feast. I did a little googling and discovered a recipe for Irish Potato and Cabbage Stew that seemed the perfect fit.


The recipe was pretty basic.

You start with the cabbage.



chop chop chop


Next, the potatoes


Add them all to a pot with carrot, vegetable broth, and a few other seasonings


30 minutes later you’ve got stew!


I also added a can of pinto beans at one point for a little protein.


My irish feast needed irish soda bread. ๐Ÿ˜‰




The recipe said the stew called for 4 servings, but I’m pretty sure I got 6. I have a LOT of cabbage and potato stew in my fridge right now. Good thing I like cabbage.


For dessert I decided to taste test my third Chocomize bar.


Bar #3 contained Dark Chocoalte, Macadamia Nuts, Coconut Flakes, Pineapple Dices, and Basil.


Love the overload of toppings!


I had 1/3 of the bar to calm my evening sweet tooth.


I was surprised how powerful the basil spice was in the bar. All the other add ons were excellent, but the basil was definitely a different flavor. It’s one I’m still not sure if I like or not. I guess I will just have to keep taste testing before making my final opinion. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Time to peel off all my green and head to bed.

Good Night!!

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