Barre class blues

by Kim on July 11, 2014

Happy Friday!

I’m super bummed—I had a rocking prenatal barre workout ready to go for last night, but I had to postpone the class when most of the ladies ended up being unable to make it. So disappointed!

I still took an awkward solo pic to prove to you that I was there. (And to practice using my brand new tripod—why didn’t I get one of those years ago???)


(Rocking my new For Two Fitness tank—review coming soon!)

It’s particularly hard to reschedule classes when all of your students are preggo—if I tagged another class onto the end of the series, we’d be going past one girl’s due date. So it looks like we might be doubling up on classes one week later this month. Bring it!

Hopefully, someday, I’ll be teaching a class with a bigger regular attendance, so I won’t have to worry about this anymore. I just keep reminding myself: no matter how many people come or don’t come to these classes, I’m still getting valuable experience!

Speaking of barre, Suzanne Bowen (creator of Barre Amped <—link to my review) just posted a new, FREE full body barre workout on her blog yesterday and It. Looks. Awwwwesome. Check it out!

It’s going to be a low-key weekend over here…we have no travel plans (phew) and no obligations outside of a baby shower tomorrow. It’s also supposed to rain all weekend—which kind of sucks, since we just bought Mason a new sandbox and were hoping to set it up in the backyard.

In other news: I weighed myself this morning and it was–surprise surprise–pretty depressing! (I guess I just don’t feel like I weigh that much more?) I think I might have to lay off the scale for the rest of this pregnancy, for sanity’s sake. Thoughts?

…At this point, it’s really the baby who’s packing on pounds, right?? We tend to make ‘em big around here.

And now for another dramatic subject change:

I recently got an email from a representative at Produce for Kids, asking if I’d like to help promote a campaign they’re working on. Since I like both produce and kids, I figured it was a no-brainer.

PFK Logo_4C

Here’s the scoop: grocery stores across the country are participating in a campaign called Get Healthy, Give Hope, where they’ll make cash donations to charities based on produce purchases. So, the more produce you buy between now and July 15, the more the stores will donate!

Participating grocery stores include: Ahold’s GIANT and Martin’s Food Stores, Giant Landover, and Stop & Shop divisions; Associated Wholesale Grocers’ Major Savings, Advantage, Independent, Country Mart, Homeland and United divisions; Meijer Stores; Price Chopper; Publix Super Markets; and Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.’s Pick n’ Save, Rainbow Foods, Copps Food Center, Metro Market divisions.

The store in my area, Roundy’s, will be donating to Salad Bars to Schools, an organization committed to donating salad bars to U.S. schools so that every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
If you don’t have one of these stores in your area, you can still support Produce for Kids by checking out and sharing some of the awesome recipes on their site!
I’m a sucker for slow cooker recipes, so I’ve been eyeing up this one…

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

Serves 4


Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 6 hours


Steak Fajitas:

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. lime juice

2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro

1 lb. flank steak

1 large RealSweet® Vidalia® onion, sliced

3 rainbow bell peppers, seeded, sliced

4 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas

1 cup lettuce, shredded

1 avocado, sliced

1⁄4 cup plain Greek yogurt

Pico de Gallo:

2 cups Tasti-Lee® tomatoes, seeded, diced

1⁄2 cup RealSweet® Vidalia® onion, diced

1⁄4 cup cilantro, chopped

1 jalapeño, seeded, diced

2 Tbsp. lime juice

1 clove garlic, minced

1⁄2 tsp. salt


Pico de Gallo:

1. Mix tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, garlic and salt in mixing bowl.

Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Steak Fajitas:

1. Mix garlic, cumin, chili powder, lime juice and cilantro in small bowl. Rub into


2. Add steak, onions and peppers to slow cooker, and cook on low 5-6 hours.

3. Remove steak from slow cooker and slice.

4. Assemble tortillas with steak, peppers, onions, lettuce, Pico de Gallo, avocado

and yogurt.


Others that stuck out to me:

Tangy grilled chicken & shepherd salad

Hidden veggie meatballs

PB&J popsicles

Savory carrot & zucchini squares

Apple berry quinoa crisp bowl

Cocoa banana overnight oats

Fruit roll-ups


Also, be sure to check out Produce for Kids on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for more info on the campaigns, healthy eating tips and tricks and delicious recipes that call for spring produce!


Have a great weekend!



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Giselle July 13, 2014 at 12:16 am

Bummer about your class but great picture! You look so good!
What a great campaign! I’ve never heard of any of those grocery stores. Funny how there’s completely different places from coast to coast.
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