Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Black Friday Burn

Hi guys!

Spinning was GREAT this morning and I burned a whopping 538 calories…..that probably took care of the wine and dessert portion of last night’s meal ;). I was worried because my dad had never been to spinning before but he really enjoyed it as well and says he will definitely go back. The class was definitely challenging though and different than the classes I’ve been going to since it was not an RPM class, it was just a cycling class. We did tons of sprints, hills and jumps and I was pouring out lots of alcohol sweat the whole time. I also got there very early and did some abs—-3 sets of slow bicycle crunches alternated with 3 sets of slow 3-part crunches. Then, I walked on the treadmill for about 10 minutes before the class started. 

After the class I snacked on an apple pie larabar while getting ready

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And then I headed over to check out the new Greenwise! Okay…………I’m going to be very blunt right now. It was not what I expected!!!! The store itself was amazing and totally state of the art. And while the prepared foods section and huuuge gelato bar looked awesome as well, the products didn’t really impress me at all! I had built it up in my head to be a “bigger and better Whole Foods” but my two favorite parts of the store (the bar and yogurt sections) paled in comparison to whole foods. Not to be a health food store brat, but they didn’t even have Chobani OR seasonal clif bars. It was more like a really really nice new Publix, which is great, but not what I thought!

So, I left and went to Whole Foods instead!!!!!! And I found way more than what I needed and ended up dropping more money than I wanted to. Its going to be dangerous living here for sure! Here’s my loot:

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A new water bottle because mine is totally ghetto and makes horrible noises when I drink out it, STEVIA!, chocolate peanut butter coconut milk ice cream, my favorite chocolate peppermint soymilk that only comes out this time of year, bananas (!!) and some new cereal bars I’ve been wanting to try

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pumpkin clif bars, my favorite dark chocolate, luna tea cakes, a chocolate coconut think organic bar and a new Nature’s Path energy bar. Also some beloved plain chobanis for the weekend 🙂

And of course I had to buy lunch as well……

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A big spinach salad with mushrooms, zucchini, blackened tofu, broccoli and hummus as well as a taste of two types of vegetable curries from the hot bar. It was divine of course!

I also had a square of my chocolate for dessert 🙂

Now I must go with my mommy to get my flu shot…..and I might go to the book store as well since Ryan is still on the golf course. Tonight Ryan and I are either grilling out at the condo, going out for pizza or going out for something else relatively cheap. I’m going to push the movies since there are a few out that I really want to see right now—-especially Australia!

Have a wonderful day and I will see you tonight!

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18 Comments

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    Sarah (now in FL)
    November 28, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Ha! First comment. Thank goodness for RSS.

    Anyway, I AGREE 100% about Publix Greenwise. I went there the day that it opened and walked out thinking, “well, maybe I’ll go there from time to time.” But I completely prefer Whole Foods! All of my friends are raving about GreenWise but I think that’s just because it’s “trendy” and in Hyde Park and they haven’t had a lot of Whole Foods exposure. However, they do have a nice cheese section.

    Anyway…David and I are going to Australia tonight too. I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your day! 🙂

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    Mara
    November 28, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Bummer that market wasn’t as great as you’d thought…but its still cool you have something like that near you!

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    eliza
    November 28, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    love all those bars especially the clif pumpkin pie yummm

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    Runeatrepeat
    November 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    I hate when I build something up in my head an get disappointed.
    That lunch looks so good 🙂

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    Adi
    November 28, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Pumpkin pie clif bars sound great!
    There’s nothing even comparable to Whole Foods where I am, so I’m definitely envious when I hear all you bloggers talk about that store 🙂

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    caroline
    November 28, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Ive been eyeing those muesli bars, can’t wait to see how they are! How do you like those seasonal Clif bars? I had them last christmas but don’t remember them being out of this world.. I think I only tried the pumpkin or gingerbread though.
    Im in S.FL and were supposed to be getting a Greenwise pretty soon, but there is also talk of a TRADER JOES! Im rootin for TJ’s!
    -Caroline

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    Fancy
    November 28, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I just wanted to say hi and that I am thankful for you, Jenna! Thank you for this blog and for all of the inspiration you have given me each day.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend at home….and remember what I told you when you were in Chicago….I want to see a video with Ryan in it! 🙂

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    Oh She Glows
    November 28, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    I wish we had more WF’s here in Canada…there is one in Toronto but it is too far to drive to!

    Glad your spinning class was great!

    Angela
    http://www.ohsheglows.com

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    Shelby
    November 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Yay for Whole Foods =) I love your bar selection.

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    Allison
    November 28, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Just wanted to give you a little pointer regaurding the Sigg water bottle. I LOVE mine, but it does dent/scratch somewhat easily. Granted it doesn’t REALLY matter, but I just thought I’d let you know because the 2nd day with my new one I dropped it and it has a HUGE dent in it 🙁 Oh well! It’s really nice in that it doesn’t retain any flavors from other drinks like plastic water bottles do!

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    jenna
    November 28, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Allison,

    Do you know if the bottles are dishwasher safe?!

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    K
    November 28, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Aw, glad to hear your dad enjoyed spinning! You’ll have to let us know how you like the new granola bars – I saw them today but didn’t buy them.

    Have a great Friday!!

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    Biz
    November 28, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Great grocery finds! I too find I spend way too much money at Whole Foods, so luckily there isn’t one too close to me!

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    Kimberly
    November 28, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Just got back from seeing Australia… it was kitschy, silly, and gorgeous, and I loved EVERY BLOODY MINUTE of it!!! =) It’s long, though, so bring a snack!

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    Kim
    November 28, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Here’s a link on the SIGG site on the dishwasher safe issue:
    http://www.mysigg.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=5#Are%20SIGGs%20dishwasher%20safe?

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    Alana
    November 29, 2008 at 4:26 am

    Just got back from australia the movie as well! Hugh Jackman is lusciously to die for so – sexy and the movie was surreal, had a happy ending which i love, and beautiful. If you like baz lurman movies, you will like. Its not meant to be realistic so bear that in mind. I LOVED IT TOO 😀

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    Kristin
    November 29, 2008 at 8:32 am

    I was disappointed by the Publix Greenwise also! I had such high hopes. I wanted to get pizza but they were out of whole wheat crust, spinich, and sundried tomatoes. I ended up with a frozen Kashi pizza. As for the bar selection, they have about the same as my regular Publix. I guess I will have to stick to Whole Foods for the blueberry Z bars.

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    runjess
    December 1, 2008 at 10:05 am

    My Whole Foods never has Chobani. That stuff is elusive.

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