Friday, March 4, 2011

New Workout Capris, New Rainbow Recipe, Cycle Tips

Thank you all for your support of my newfound cycling! Overall, I REALLY liked it and am excited to try again. And OMG - I wish i'd had these awesome tips for first-time spinners before I went! I found Carla's tips to be DEAD ON and only wished i'd seen them before I spun... spinned... cycled... attended the spin class for the first time. Whateva. I still found them super helpful and woo -I woke up S. O. R. E. yesterday after the 3.5-mile walk, spin class and body pump class. I think the soreness mostly came from dead lifts (body pump) and spin (in general). I spent the day working, taking advil, and then took my lunch to get my eyebrows waxed, get another slowcooker at BB&B, look for art at Z. Gallerie and get a pair of workout capris for spin. Yes, i've decided to spend some $ toward this new class based on your suggestions! I got these:

I got them in black with a white stripe - $45. And yes, I feel ridiculous in them. And chunky. But NO chafing so what are you going to do? I'd rather feel a little goofy and overweight then chafe. True story.
Love how Remy is like,"I don't know mom..." haha

My mom and Stacy said I don't look bad - so off came the tags - these bitches are mine so more spinning here I come! I'm probably going to hit up lululemon today and maybe get one more pair. They're just too comfortable not too! After my errands, I just worked more, then after work I packed, cooked a new recipe and hung out with the puppers. I do have two fun things to share! #1: Cabot's Facebook Shout Out! Special thanks to Wendy for posting- SO exciting - I loved the feedback on the Chicken & Cheese Crescent Pockets and think the addition of broccoli is smart and clever (and more rainbow friendly!). :)

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Fun Thing #2: This yummy new recipe!

Coconut Curry Soup
Recipe adapted by Mel’s Kitchen CafĂ©
Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: 417 calories, 43 carbs, 12 fat grams and 31 protein grams.

Review: This one was a major win for us! I loved the flavor, loved the basmati rice and am a huge fan of anything with coconut milk and curry powder - yum! The cilantro was great too and I liked how much color this dish had with the red pepper. It was a nice consistency - almost like a soupier curry with a pretty this sauce, but the rice helped thicken it up. We will definitely make this again - no changes!


Q: Curry powder - yay or nay? I'm a fan - obvi! You have to be to cook with it - a little goes a long way!

Q: What's the latest thing you purchased to help you on your fitness journey? Did it make you feel ridiculous? hehe I know i'll get used to these... right?! haha

28 comments:

Christina said...

mmm it looks so good! i thought i liked curry until i bought a powder from WF and hated it. now it grosses me out. i know there are different types of curry, so i'll have to buy a different kind next time.

Marisa @ Loser for Life said...

Chunky?!! Are you nuts, girl?! You look AWESOME!!! No chunk to be seen...ANYWHERE!

Yay for the Cabot shout-out! That recipe looks so yummy!

Jenny said...

LOL...Chunky...THAT'S hilarious :) They look great and you look teeny tiny!!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

First off, cute capris and soooo not looking chunky! I love capri pants, but I usually have to wear shorts b/c I get SO hot running unless it's just downright cold out. As for anti-chaffing - try something like Body Glide. Really helps.

I love curry powder and curry paste. They have very different flavors.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

You look really cute in the capris and not chunky at all!!! Glad spin class will be more comfortable! :)

And, yes, I like curry a lot. Your soup sounds great (especially now that I learned to like coconut - used to not like it at all...).

Have a great weekend!

Buckhead Belle said...

I don't know what you're talking about... you wear those capris well! Glad you are enjoying spin class!

Erica said...

What are you talking about lady? You look fabulous. I have those same capris and love love them. SO comfortable. The soup looks tasty. I really haven't cooked with a lot of curry ...so no opinion from over here! Enjoy your weekend

Kacy said...

I like curry!
I bought a Garmin and a foam roller, but it was with an Amazon gift card and very needed. Oh, and I bought a hand-held water bottle for running outside.

Biz said...

Um, I don't care how you "think" you look in those pants - you have the body I want when I grow up (doesn't matter that I am 15+ years older than you!).

When I did spin classes on a regular basis at my old job, I bought a gel seat and that did wonders - plus its small and fit in my gym bag, no problem.

I will have to make your curry soup! Love curry and cilantro together :D

Have a fabulous weekend Kelly!

Melissa said...

I would eat my shoe if you put curry on it. 'Nuff said. :)

Gabriela said...

Spandex feel so ridiculous at first, but you'll grow to LOVE them! Seriously, they're so comfy!

Tami said...

You are so tiny! Chunky are you kidding me?

Curry, yes I do like it! I have a friend who makes the best chicken curry every.

Kelly Pearce said...

I love LuluLemon, they are all that I wear to teach PIlates in! I especially love the Grove and Wunder Unders. Great fit and hold up forever! Actually just left the store here in bham.... I am glad that you like spinning. I used to be obsessed and did it 4 times a week, but had to back off. I might take it up again though cause it is a great workout and love the music!

Will Run for Health said...

Those new pants are perfect and they look great on you!!

Kelly Olexa said...

Honey you wear it well. Totally. ;-) I have yet to try anything with curry in it but I want to....

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

Just had Thai coconut soup and it looks like this dish. I love curry but had issues in the past buying the wrong kind. It doesnt' taste like the ones I eat at restaurants.

Which curry is your favorite? and the one you use the most? Can you share the brand and the excat name?

lee said...

I think those capris look great. And really, the soreness goes away after you keep spinning for a while.

Awesome that Cabot posted your recipe!

Tyler said...

I love buying new workout clothes. Life has slowed down for a minute so hopefully I can get my sweat on. I've been slacking and my jeans are crying. You'll have to play show and tell with your Lulu pants. I'm obsessed and wish I could buy everything in their store!

MaryT said...

love me some curry

as for the spandex....you rock it sans chunk!!!! these are all I ever wear. once you get over the mental part f actually wearing spandex in public, you'll become addicted to wearing this stye when you work out - no worries of shorts riding up when your running/ flashing creepsters when you're stretching!

Mica said...

Hey, I think your tights look pretty good on you!

The last fitness-related thing I bought? New running shoes? Oh, and I bought a new running hat, which I love.

anotherannabanana said...

Loooove curry powder in moderation. :) And, new work out gear always makes me feel a little awkward. Your new capris are cute -- they don't make you look at all chunky!

Did you get them at lululemon? Or were you going back to get a different pair from there? (I'm thinking about sinking some money in there and looking for recs!)

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Love those capris! I need a new pair. Will def. check these out. Oh, I should also share that I am obsessed with spinning and I am reaping the benefits like crazy. LOL

anotherannabanana said...

Loooove curry powder in moderation. :) And, new work out gear always makes me feel a little awkward. Your new capris are cute -- they don't make you look at all chunky!

Did you get them at lululemon? Or were you going back to get a different pair from there? (I'm thinking about sinking some money in there and looking for recs!)

Tyler said...

I love buying new workout clothes. Life has slowed down for a minute so hopefully I can get my sweat on. I've been slacking and my jeans are crying. You'll have to play show and tell with your Lulu pants. I'm obsessed and wish I could buy everything in their store!

Will Run for Health said...

Those new pants are perfect and they look great on you!!

Gabriela said...

Spandex feel so ridiculous at first, but you'll grow to LOVE them! Seriously, they're so comfy!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

First off, cute capris and soooo not looking chunky! I love capri pants, but I usually have to wear shorts b/c I get SO hot running unless it's just downright cold out. As for anti-chaffing - try something like Body Glide. Really helps.

I love curry powder and curry paste. They have very different flavors.

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