Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gatorade Fit, Power Bar Pure and Simple, and Dancing

Tonight, when I came home from Zumba, I turned on the TV to this scene:

You see?  Dancing just makes you feel good.  I guess that’s how I got addicted to Zumba.

The past few days have been busy as usual.  Monday-Wednesday seem to be my busiest days.

I’ve been doing some experimenting on hydration and pre-workout snacks.  I’ve been trying out low-cal granola-type bars to see which taste the best and keep you going through a workout.


This week I tried Power Bar’s Pure and Simple Energy Bars.

I tried both flavors: Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie and Roasted Peanut Butter.  I like these bars, and at 120-140 calories, they are one of the lower-calorie options with a good source of protein (5 grams). 

I think these bars really did help!  I felt like I had energy all the way through the workout!  They also taste good—not too dry.  I think I like the Cranberry Oatmeal flavor the best.

I also tried out the new products from Gatorade—the new FIT series. 

If you haven’t seen them, they are designed to help you “get the most out of your workout”, from the warm up to the cool down.  I did not try the step 1, the “Primer.”  These are fruit/nut combinations.  But I didn’t try these because I had already bought the Power Bars.  I did try the Step 2 Hydration drink and the Post Workout “Smoothie.”  I thought these were… eh… just ok.  I like that they aren’t so high in calories (20 calories for the Hydration/Step 2).  But I really did not like the flavors.  The choices are Mango-Passionfruit, Acai-Blueberry, and Melon-Pear.  So far I tried Mango and melon and did not like the flavor of either one.  I wish they had an orange flavor.  I LOVE Orange G2.  But I don’t like these flavors.  Oh well.  I’ll just stick with my infused water for now with an occasional G2.

Today, when I got home from work, I had a little surprise… a package from ZUMBA!  Check out my new shirt! 



I headed out to assist with a super-fun, energy-filled class with another fellow trainee and one of our head instructors.  Then I came home to a delicious dinner prepared by the husband:


Lemon-Pepper Pork Chop, mashed potatoes, and green beans!  Yum!

And I got to sit and listen to some great stories before the munchkin went to sleep. 



Yep, in case you are wondering… she officially IS the cutest child in the universe.  She’s very excited that tomorrow is Friday because Friday is “Doughnut Day!”

Hope you all are having a great week! 


1 comment:

  1. I could seriously look at Sadie all day! I love the picture of her and Ryan reading.


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