Monthly Archives: April 2009


Bootcamp in the am + Dave Matthews concert in the pm make for a very tired Lee.

More to come.

Boot Camp

I signed up for Boot Camp along with two of my friends. It officially begins next Tuesday but part of the deal was that if you went to the Bring A Friend Day last weekend, you could come to any of this week’s sessions for free. It seemed like too good of a deal to pass up for a few extra hours of sleep. So I sat my alarm for 6 am and managed to get in bed and fall asleep before 10:30.

There are several boot camps going on in the morning at Piedmont Park. I like the one I signed up for because it’s a lot smaller than some of the more popular ones. Today, there were six people, me and my two friends included. A smaller group allows the instructor to pay more attention to everyone. This morning actually seemed a bit easier than Saturday. Here is what we did:

Some running
Step Ups
Triceps Dips
This relay thing that involved running up and down a hill and doing pushups and sit ups
Walking Lunges

My hamstrings and glutes are finally feeling less sore from Saturday but now my quads are burning, I guess from the step ups. I really wonder how much of a difference this class will make in my general fitness level and my appearance. I am a little nervous that I am going to lose my ability to run long distances because I’m constantly too sore from boot camp. I guess the soreness will pass and by next week, I’m hoping that I will be able to do boot camp in the morning and run some evenings. Ambitious thinking, I know.

I probably should get ready for bed now. Getting up at 6 am is going to take some getting used to. Plus, I’m going to see Dave Matthews Band tomorrow night right after work so it’s going to be a very long day. Fortunately, there is no boot camp on Thursdays.

Comparative Shopping

I somehow neglected to mention in my last post how sore I am from bootcamp yesterday. OMG. My butt and hamstrings are crying. I texted Jaime and she said the same thing. We figured it was from the combination of the lunges and the stair climbs, but really from everything.

I got bored today so made a trip to both Target and Whole Foods for some goodies.


I find that in order to get the best prices, I have to shop at a bunch of different grocery stores. Sometimes I’m too lazy, but usually if I’m at..say Kroger, I won’t buy things at I know are cheaper at Trader Joe’s until I go there. Here’s a rundown of a few things that I like to buy on a regular basis and which store has the best prices.

Kashi Products – these go on sale a lot at both Kroger and Publix, but when they are not on sale, Publix is definitely cheaper. They are also reasonably priced at Target.

Amy’s Products – Definitely Target. I wish I had a Super Target near by because my Target’s food selection is pretty limited.

Morningstar Farms – Again Target by a landslide. Although these do go on sale periodically at Publix and Kroger.

La Tortilla Wraps and FlatOut Wraps – Publix. I’ve never even see FlatOut at Kroger.

Shirataki Noods – Whole Foods. They are a good 50 cents cheaper.

Greek Yogurt (Fage, Chobani and Oikos) – Whole Foods again.

It’s difficult to compare Trader Joe’s with the other stores since they have a lot of their own brands but generally I find that the frozen shrimp and chicken and the cheeses are way cheaper there.

You’ll notice in the picture that Zevia soda. I’d been wanting to try this for a while but never saw it in single cans until today. I got the root beer flavor and I didn’t really like it. It wasn’t the Stevia, I don’t think, although I don’t like the taste of that too much. It just sort of tasted like a natural soda and I guess I crave chemicals. I also bought carob chips and didn’t really like them. This might not be such a bad thing though since chocolate chips are one of those, “I’ll just grab a few more straight from the bag” things. Maybe the carob chips will be better if they were melted.

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