11/16/15- Paula's Eating/ExerciseJournal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 17. November 2014 19:37

Today I tried a new exercise class called a barre class.  A friend of mine told me about it and it sounded intriguing.  Because a focus of the class happens at a ballet barre, I knew that it would really work my gluteus Maximus muscles!  It worked!!


I’m always a little hesitant about going into a brand new studio by myself, doing a class I know nothing about, but I love a challenge, so off I adventured. 


The girls who worked there were very friendly and showed me where all the equipment I would use were stored, and set me up for the class.  Over the next 60 minutes we did shoulder work with 3 pound weights (it was plenty of weight), very challenging abs/core work, stretching with tubes, quad work with basic ballet moves (very difficult for me because my hip flexors are not strong), and barre work for legs, hip flexors and abs.  It was a very challenging class, but I really loved it.


I am sure that I will be sore tomorrow, because this class targets a set of muscles that my present exercise regime doesn’t hit.  I love that!


Don’t be afraid to try new kinds of classes.  They have Zumba, pole dancing, Spinning, yoga with weights….the list is unlimited.  If you don’t like the class, at least you tried.  Trying new classes can help you beat the plateau phenomenon, and reach your fitness goals!


Wednesday- 11/16/11 Exercise Diary:

barre class- 1 hour

Wednesday 11/16/11 - Food Diary:


1 cup egg whites, with spinach (125 cal.)

2 piece Ezekial whole grain, no gluten bread with calorie free butter spray (160 cal.)

A.M. Snack-

1 cup non fat cottage cheese (160 cal.)

1/2 cup of bluberries(30 cal.)


lo-carbwhole wheat  wrap with 1/2 cup black beans, 0 % Greek yogurt, mango salsa, 1 oz turkey - (300 cal.)

Salad - spinach, garbanzo beans, beets, zucchini, carrots, no calorie caesar dressing(Waldon Farms)(2 tbls)( 100 cal.)

P.M. Snack-

1/2 apple( 40 cal.)

12 almonds, roasted, no salt ( 125 cal.)


5 oz Marintaed flank steak ( low sodium tariake )(210 cal.)

1/2 cup kale, mushrooms, pea pods,scallion, garlic, EVOO ( 90 cal.)

1/2 cup quieno with peas ( 175 cal.)


1/2 cup raspberries, 1/4 cup breakfast cereal, 1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt (150 cal.)

Homemade popcorn ( 90 cal)



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