revisiting pure barre

Oh maaan. I forgot how hard Pure Barre is! photo 2I have been dreaming about Pure Barre again (it goes in waves… workout ADD), and I saw there was a Sunday morning class and went for it. I haven’t been to a class in over a year (I used to do it off & on in Memphis for about 3 years), and my legs and abs are DEAD. It was so awesome being back though… I’ve missed it!

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Before class, I headed to TJ’s to stock up on groceries. I went in without a plan (FAIL) and ended up with all of this:

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So, we will see how this all comes together this week :)  I’ll have to cook something reeeeal special for The Bachelor premier tomorrow! Anyone else excited?? I liked Chris the Farmer a lot on the last season… but, let’s be real, if you win this season you have to go live on a farm. Don’t know if I could do it! Sorry, Chris.

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I see you.

Let’s recap the weekend!

Friday night, I wanted to cross another restaurant off my my 30 before 30 list (keep reading for an update on that, too!), so Brent and I headed to Whiskey Kitchen. There was a 45-minute wait for two people (at 6:15?!), so we cozied up at the bar.

photo 1I had the Ahi Ponzu Wrap. I absolutely love rare tuna, so this dish hit the spot (and went with my champagne nicely).

 IMG_0002I actually ended up making a huge mess and deconstructing my wrap to make a salad. Ahi tuna in a wheat wrap just weirded me out for some reason.

Saturday morning, I had all intentions of doing a long-ish run (again, I don’t really make plans when I run) and was shooting for 8-10 miles. Well, I apparently headed out too late and a couple miles in, I was being pelted by rain and gale force winds (a little dramatic, but it made those Nashville hills 10x harder). I wasn’t really feeling like being a hero, so I looped back home with a total of 3 miles… Only 7 short… The New Orleans Half should go swimmingly :) I followed up my run with the Beach Bum workout from ToneItUp’s Beach Babe DVD. Doing that workout and Pure Barre on back-to-back days is going to make spin class reeeal fun tomorrow!

After my failed training run, I got ready to meet Brent’s brother and sister-in-law for the first time. We spent the day brunching (Tavern, duh), exchanging Christmas gifts, watching football at a sports bar and finishing the day off at Brixx for dinner. They just came in town for the day, but it was fun to spend that time with them. And I hope they were impressed with my mimosa-drinking skills… it’s impressive, really.

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30 Before 30

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I updated the 30 Before 30 page today! I think I’m off to a good start.

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Checked off another movie today too… Brent and I watched The King’s Speech while eating dinner. I had watched about half of this movie over a year ago, and I’ve never finished it! I just love Colin Firth. Although I will always think of him as Mr. Darcy.

mr-darcy2Yes, Mr. Darcy, that’s ok. (source)

On to that dinner…

Tempeh stir fry with kale

Well, my random TJ’s trip proved useful. I was craving a lot of veggies and came up with this vegetarian stir fry meal. I wasn’t sure what Brent would think about the tempeh, but he ended up loving it! I love the texture of it. The other star of the meal was my beloved aminos.

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Started off by sauteing broccoli florets and mushrooms with ginger powder, garlic powder and salt.

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Next up, I cooked some kale (isn’t it pretty!) with the same seasonings, plus some aminos.

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I had marinated the tempeh in aminos for about an hour before cooking it (it takes on any flavor really well like tofu). I sliced it into sticks (for lack of a better word) and cooked it on both sides until slightly browned.

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For a side salad, I used TJ’s chopped veggie mix + their soy ginger dressing. SO easy.

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Perfect end to the weekend! Hope you have a great Monday :)

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Are you a tempeh eater?

Watching The Bachelor tomorrow?? I have champagne and snacks for the premiere. #loser

Do you incorporate barre workouts into your routine? I need to do this more often! As soon as I come across a ton of money, I’m going to buy a Pure Barre package…

 

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