Will the Real Bootcamp Please Stand Up?

FOOD

So first of all, the raw granola bars turned out amazingly.  I really have to make a big batch of these before all my spring and summer travels start (hell0…they start in less than 3 days!).  Besides, my oldest keeps taking them all and I’m almost out…

Breakfast Sunday morning was a cup of coffee and a green juice.  Celery, apple, lemon, parsley, and kale.  Lunch was a BAS from Whole Foods that I picked up after yoga (sorry, no picture of either!).  Dinner is a raw pizza!  The crust is a zucchini/buckwheat/oat recipe (slightly modified) from Chef Amber Shea.  The sauce is a raw marinara, and topped with onion, pineapple, garlic, fresh basil (that I’m growing!), and bell pepper.  After starting the crust in the dehydrator around 10am, I flipped it, dried it a few more hours, then topped with my toppings and put back in for an hour to warm up a bit.  Very, very yummy!

after making the dough in the Vitamix (a combo of fresh made oat flour - also in the Vita, zucchini, spices, and buckwheat among a few ingredients)...I spread out a large crust on the dehydrator and popped that sucker in.
after making the dough in the Vitamix (a combo of fresh made oat flour – also in the Vita, zucchini, spices, and buckwheat among a few ingredients)…I spread out a large crust on the dehydrator and popped that sucker in.
fresh tomato marinara ingredients going into the Vitamix to make my pizza sauce
fresh tomato marinara ingredients going into the Vitamix to make my pizza sauce
bell pepper, onion, pineapple, and fresh basil for my pizza toppings!
bell pepper, onion, pineapple, and fresh basil for my pizza toppings!
not the prettiest, but for my first attempt at a raw pizza, it was very good and I'll definitely make it again.
not the prettiest, but for my first attempt at a raw pizza, it was very good and I’ll definitely make it again.

I also made some sweet potato hummus and a few salads to keep for the week.

002 (Small)

This morning was a green juice for breakfast (I actually made this one instead of buying it!), and a snack of Suzie’s quinoa cakes topped with the sweet potato hummus and pickles!

romaine, collard leaves, apples, lemon, cucumber, and ginger
romaine, collard leaves, apples, lemon, cucumber, and ginger

007 (Small) 008 (Small)

FITNESS

I actually slept in yesterday (930 am!), so I really missed any opportunity to hit up a Bikram yoga class.  After checking out local yoga and YMCA classes, I decided to go to a Hot Vinyasa yoga class.

It’s been awhile since I’ve worn a HR monitor to one of those, but since I want to compare it to Bikram, I did.

I want to start off by saying this was a tough class.  It was 60 minutes, but for those who don’t know what vinyasa is, it’s a constant flow from one posture to another.  I had a few moments where I felt I was pushing past my comfort zone, and struggled for about 5 minutes where I took a few child’s pose breaks.

I was shocked (and disappointed) to see my HR monitor only register 247 calories in an hour.  I really felt I worked even harder than I did at the Bikram class, but just a portion of the burn.  Wow.  I did take the watch off for a bit, but put it next to my mat, so I’m guessing the monitor around my chest was still transmitting.

hot vinyasa class.  I think I got robbed on this....
hot vinyasa class. I think I got robbed on this….

This morning I hit up a Boot Camp class at the Y.  I figure I have this membership, right…may as well use it to check out group classes other than spin.

I will say that, having been in the military personally, my idea of boot camp is FAR different from the suburbanites I was in class with.  Quite frankly, it wasn’t my thing.  I was disappointed in the class, and while I got a pretty good burn (368 cal in 45 min), I didn’t feel very “worked out” by the end.  I’ll check out a few others with different instructors to see if I take to them any better.

sorry for the dark pic....it was still sort of dark-ish and overcast out
sorry for the dark pic….it was still sort of dark-ish and overcast out

LIFE

Life was quiet this past weekend.  D was feeling a bit under the weather, so we really all stayed home.  A had volunteering Saturday and Sunday and worked Saturday night, so other than that, it was grocery shopping, farmer’s market hopping, laundry, and kitchen fun.

R swam with her new perspective team again tonight, and it’s so very different.  She seems to like it more, so we’ll see if she tries out and makes the switch!

T minus 2 1/2 days to Portland and Vida Vegan Con 2013!!!

Published by

RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 year old busy career mom & full time student who is attempting to find her inner athlete, be a vegan in a non-vegan household, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, do yoga, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s