Friday, February 27, 2009

It's A Great Day For My First Giveaway!

It's Friday! I am so excited to offer my first Giveaway to my awesome blog readers! The uber-cool folks at NuruPlanet recently sent me their Exercise Anywhere cards to check out and I have to say this couldn't have come at a better time! I have been interested in changing up my workout routine and want to incorporate more strength training, but where to start??? Well, this solved my dilema! This deck of 30 cards has fully illustrated exercises for every major muscle group, includes sample weekly routines and even a Cardio Lab that features at-home interval training workouts. This is everything you would find in an exercise book or on a fitness website, but all contained on these portable cards that are small enough to fit in your pocket or purse. How cool is that????




And it's all in the palm of your hand...


So, NuruPlanet has offered to send these Exercise Anywhere decks to 2 lucky winners-USA and Canada only - sorry my overseas friends:( Just leave me a comment to be entered to win; I'll announce the winners on Monday!!!




Now, let's get to the food! I ate an early breakfast this morning; the husband and I had a "workout date" planned, so I ate before heading out. I went with a "mock egg McMuffin" using a Thomas' Light English Muffin topped with egg white, a slice of 2% cheese and a slice of center cut bacon. Better for you than Mickey D's and only 3 POINTS...



The husband and I dropped the daughters off at school and headed out for our "workout date" (with the dog!). We went on a 40 min. hike through the steep and hilly woods. This always makes me feel so out of shape! I am huffing and puffing up the hills like nobody's business! The husband walks so fast, too , so it's hard to keep up! It was nice though and the dog had a blast crashing through the woods! He got an awesome workout. Then, we came home and the husband suggested we do the Level 3 Shred together! He does the advanced moves and I do the scaled down version, but it is still darn hard and I am SO changing my name to "Anita" when I am done with this Challenge tomorrow! LOL!!


After Shred and shower, I went to meet my friend, Jenn ( HI Jenn!!!) for lunch at Cosi. This was my first time at Cosi; it's a neat place. My eyes immediately went to the desserts, but I shielded them like a horse with blinders and settled on a Bombay Light Chicken Salad with fat-free balsamic dressing and 1/2 of their delicious flatbread. A nice lunch for 6 POINTS...


After a nice chatty lunch, I ran some errands. One of my stops was Trader Joe's where I found this yummy High Fiber Fruit and Nut Multigrain Medley cereal...



Seriously, could that name be any longer?????? Anyway, it is a delicious mix of high fiber clusters, raisins, cranberries, almonds and pecans (although, not much in the nut dept.). A 2/3 c. serving is 90 cal., 1.5 gr. fat and 7 gr. fiber for 1 POINT. It was a great snack mixed with a Weight Watchers Berries and Cream Yogurt for 2 POINTS...



That held me over nicely until dinner. The husband and daughters had pizza but, I had a craving for burgers so I made a Buffalo Turkey Burger! I took 4 oz. of ground turkey breast and added to it some finely minced onion and celery, a dash of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and 1 tbsp. Frank's Hot Sauce. I mixed it all together, formed it into a patty and pan fried it in a nonstick skillet. Then, I put it on an Arnold Sandwich Thin, topped with lettuce and 1 tbsp. Marie's Lite Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. So delicious, lots of flavor and a hearty serving! I had a side salad with some additional blue cheese dressing to go with this awesome burger, all for 5 POINTS...



I did have a few nibbles of pizza, but only about 2 POINTS worth. Thankfully, I wasn't that into it tonight. The burger really was satisfying, in flavor and volume. But, I always have room for dessert! My combo tonight was a Banana Fudge Vitatop with 1/2 c. Breyer's Fat Free Double Churn Caramel Swirl Ice Cream and a squirt of fat-free whipped cream for 2 POINTS...



Banana, fudge AND CARAMEL!!! Yes, it's a beauuuuuutiful thing =)


Don't forget to leave a comment here for your chance to Exercise Anywhere!!!!!!

Have a great night!

28 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, that is too cool with the cards! And love the eats!! Very colorful!

just me said...

the eats look great!

and those cards are so cool! i'd love to have them to use when i can't go running (because it's way too dark/sketchy!).

Leslie said...

Yeah! No excuse NOT to get some activity!! I love it!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Mom on the Run said...

What a great giveaway!

Congrats on getting to Level 3 Shred. I have only gotten to Level 2 and that is just so tough.

spunkysuzi said...

Those cards would be just the thing to motivate me ;)

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog - I can't wait to read more!

jlhaverdink(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

eatingbender said...

Hey there! I'm not entering the contest because I actually just won them on Every Gym's Nightmare today! It's very exciting, though!

BUT I wanted to comment on how amazing your eats are :o) I'm a big fan of the mock egg McMuffin, the Bombay Chicken Light salad from Cosi is my FAVORITE, and that dessert is making me drool. Great post!

Me, Only Better said...

Mmm your turkey burger sounds yummy!

Janine said...

I am going to try out that turkey burger recipe, sounds so yummy! Keep up all the great work. You're still inspiring me to make healthy choices and SHRED!!
I would LOVE to win the cards, they look cool!

todoni said...

LOL @ "I am changing my name to Anita once challenge is over"

Melissa said...

The exercise cards are sound really neat!!

And dude I always want to come have dessert with you. This post was no exception!!

TJ said...

It kills me everytime I see one of your Vitatop concoctions. They look so good and I can't find them anywhere around here. UGH!

And you know I want one of those deck of cards!! :)

Mae Flowers said...

The workout date sounds fun! Good idea!

Bre said...

Your food looks so good!! It has inspired me to do some different combinations of food for myself!

♥ Dee ♥ said...

Damn, woman! I avoid desserts, never having been a dessert eater... but yours always look so amazing.

NO! I'm not adding more calories to may day. NO!!

*smacks hand*

Hopeful said...

I love that your husband workouts with you!

The cards are a great idea - i travel with work on occasion and these would be good for those times - or anytime I want to shake up the workout a bit!

Nicole said...

Those cards look like they are easy to follow and very convenient! Also, love the idea of a "workout date"! I'll have to set up a hike with my hubby soon!!

Kelly said...

Oooooooooohhhh. I love those cards. Sign me up! :)

ikkinlala said...

I'd love a chance to win those exercise cards.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Michelle said...

Your dessert looks so good I am going to go to the food store and pick up the supplies! Thanks so much for sharing your meals and pics....seeing them makes me want to try to make them and eat them HEHE

Nicci said...

loving the dessert, and the pocket cards are a cool product to give away!

kristi said...

I like the cards, they are such a fun and easy idea! BTW, how do you like the Trader Joes's High Fiber Cereal? The one you have in this post is my favorite!

The American Homemaker said...

Enter me :)

Heidi said...

Just found your blog! I love your food ideas. I wish I had a Trader Joe's near me.

Heidi said...

Okay duh...
my email for the giveaway is heidi.hanks@imail.org

Doreen said...

Wow, I love your blog!! Would love to win those exercise cards. :)

Anonymous said...

Enter me, I could sure use those cards!
-margie

d.fine09 said...

I really need to try those vitatops. That sundae looks so amazing. I can't believe it is so low in points.