12/15/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Thursday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 16. December 2014 14:45

I have been doing an experiment with a new class called Pure Barre.  The owner asked me to do 4 classes per week, and stick to my clean eating plan to see what the real results could be from this exercise class that utilizes small movements in the arms, core, abs, glutes, thighs and back muscles.

 

I find the class to be incredibly challenging, and effective.  I feel muscles in my quads that I didn’t even know I had!  I assumed running and biking on the street would work my quads to their highest ability but I was wrong.

 

The name of the study (Pure Barre) makes it sound as if you do ballet the whole time.  It isn’t like that at all.  The bar is primarily used for balance to get into those muscles in the leg and butt.

 

I am thrilled to say that at the last pinch-test measurement that I had, which was within 1 month- time of beginning this class, reduced in 5 zones.  I even lost a whole percentage point of body fat.  Nothing else changed about my lifestyle, calorie count, eating habits or strength training other than participating in this class.

I think this experiment goes to prove, that if you want to see results with your exercise paln, you have to keep an open mind, and try new exercise forms.  Trying new workouts keeps your progress from plateauing.  I will continue to utilize this exercise class in my plan and hope to see a lifted rear-end and stronger legs and abs as my prize

 

Wednesday 12/15/11- Workout Diary:

Pure Barre Class- 55 minutes

 Stretch DVD- 45 minutes

Thursday 12/15/11 - Food Diary:

Breakfast-

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  tbls sliced almonds (30 cal.)

Lunch-

lo-carb wrap with 1/2 cup black beans, 0 % Greek yogurt, mango salsa, 1 ozlow-sodium Boar's Head turkey - (300 cal.)

Salad - 2 cups organic spinach, beets, zucchini, carrots, no-calorie caesar dressing(Waldon Farms)(2 tbls)( 50 cal.)

P.M. Snack-

1/2 apple( 40 cal.)

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

Dinner-

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.)

Dessert-

1/2 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup high fiber/protein kashi breakfast cereal, 1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt (150 cal.)

Homemade popcorn ( 90 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES- 1705

 

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