Tuesday, November 4, 2008

On the road....Clif Mojo, Cheesecake factory and the Workout

Hola! How are we all doing today? I amd going pretty well. I am on travel in the DC area (what a crazy day to be in the DC area!!). I left Charleston this am and arrived in DC around noon. I stopped and got a coffee and snacked on this baby-
This+my coffee+a small breakfast was all that I had until 5:30 tonight! This bar really did an amazing job holding me over. Plus it was VERY good! I def want to try more of these Clif Mojo bars. The bar is sweet (but not toooo sweet) and crunchy. It had all of the greatness of a PB&J without all the bread! Yum yum! Great job Clif! After my meeting, I called my old roomie (and one of my beautiful bridesmaids) Suzie! We met up at Cheesecake Factory and had a very yummy dinner! Here is a pic of us:

Please excuse how tired I look (it was a long day :)). For dinner, they were having some awesome specials on apps. We got three to split:
Chicken Quesadilla:

Avocado eggrolls (these were wayyy naughtie)- we were sooo hesitant to try these because they sounded odd. They were OK:



and lettuce wraps (clearly the best part of dinner):


After dinner, I drove about an hour to my hotel. I quickly changed clothes and headed down to the gym for a workout. It felt like EVERYTHING was against me. First, the tv was broken. Next, my ipod battery died. Then the tredmill was all messed up. I worked through it and got in a great 1 hour workout. I'm off to practice some Body Step :) Have a good night!

30 comments:

greendogwine said...

I have NEVER seen those Mojo bars "dipped" - too cool! :)

chandra said...

I saw that pb&j mojo bar recently but I was scared to buy it... I LOVE clif bars, but I haven't tried any of the mojos yet! Now I think I'll have to. :)

Did I tell you my gym cancelled my Monday night Turbo that I was SO excited about?! I'm pissed!! They replaced it with some boot camp class. Now I can only do turbo on Saturdays when/if I can make it to class. :( Booo to turbo haters!!

Done with my rant - have a good night! :)

just me said...

i'm glad you liked that one; i didn't think it tasted like pb and j...i like the chocolate dipped pb one better! try that one next! i promise you'll love it!

and glad you still got a workout even though everything was against you!!! great job!

Caitlin (see bride run) said...

way to stick with it!

Rose said...

I'm in DC too! Too bad we couldn't have met up!

ttfn300 said...

hmmm, gotta love the mojo ;-) horray for dinner with friends!!

magpie said...

I love cheesecake factory! The lettuce wraps look great :)

lizzy said...

ALL of the cliff mojo bars are GOOD!! i definitely recommend them. congrats on the great motivation to still get a workout in! hope you have fun on your trip!!

wholefoodswholeme said...

i love lettuce wraps!!! i would have expected avocado egg rolls to be amazing (however sinful!!) - sorry they didn't live up to it. great job on the workout though - i probably would have thrown the towel in!

balance, joy and food! said...

oh....you're in DC!!! for work or pleasure? when are you leaving? I live in DC area....maybe we can meet someday~~~~
And sorry about the gym problems.... I know how frustrate you get when these things happen.

MizFit said...

love the pic.

we so rarely get to see yer face!

loveofoats.com said...

super jealous of your pb&j mojo bar!

VeggieGirl said...

Such a lovely outing!!

Erica, we lost. Ah well.

Meghann said...

What a crazy day to be in the DC area indeed! The mojo bars are amazing! I like the Pretzel one.. yumm

Maria said...

Never tried one of those Mojo bars...thanks for the review!
Looks like you had a fun dinner with your friend!!

CECIL said...

Can I invite myself to Cheesecake Factory with you?!! :) I don't think there is one here in Toronto. But it used to be a place for my once in a while sinful dinner - and nope, I don't share my dessert with noone.

Lori said...

Good for you for sticking with the work out! I'm afraid to say that those kind of mishaps usually make me decide it is a good day to take off. :)

I love Cheesecake Factory! There has never been one near where we live which is probably a good thing. We are planning to go on our trip to Vegas at the end of the year and I can't wait!

biz319 said...

I love cheesecake factory's lettuce wraps!

Sounds like you had a good time!

Jenn said...

Lettuce wraps rock, and I love the Mojo bars, too!!! So tasty!

And congrats for you for getting though all those obstacles and still having a workout. Without the ipod, I might have thrown in the towel. lol.

lauren said...

The pb dipped mojo bar is good! Havent had one in awhile though! I got thos avocado egg rolls once there also and felt the same way - just OK - really rich!

Melissa said...

Oh yum - that bar looks/sounds good! Yeah, I've never seen them either!

mm, still have yet to visit a cheesecake factory :( But maybe that's a good thing! I'm sure I'd fall in love :)

Catherine said...

Oh man, I can't even imagine what it must be like in D.C. right now!

I've never heard of the mojo bars... I'll definitely keep an eye out for them now though.

Heather said...

wow, cool clif bars! i've never heard of them before! the apps look tasty - as much as i love avocado, the egg rolls would have scared me a little bit, too!

misstiffie said...

I LOOOVE the lettuce wraps @ Cheesecake :] They're so yummie and I like how you get to make your own the way you like it, hehe... I've never had the avocado rolls cuz they seemed kinda weird to me too... haha

eatingbender said...

How cool that you are in the DC area! Great day for it, for sure :o)

I've never tried a dipped Mojo - it sounds like it would be yummy. And HURRAY for the Cheesecake Factory and roomie time! Please tell me you had some of that delicious rye bread - it's my absolute favorite part about that restaurant.

Sorry that everything was against you at the hotel! I hope it turned around for you today!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Oh friend! You survived on a bar and some coffee? No wonder you were tired!
Robbie LOVES those bars. We also just like the word mojo.
That must be pretty cool (or maybe stressful!) to be in DC right now. Have a good sleep!

Erica said...

Yes! You must try the mojos! They are tooooo good! Clif makes the best products, don't they?

Chandra- that is soooo annoying. No turbo lurve these days.

Rose- Next time for sure! We will try and setup a big DC blogger night!

Miz-You want to see my mug some more? I will try to make a better effort on the pics ;)

All- thanks for the kind words about me sticking with working out. I thought about all ya'll when the issues were happening! WWTBD-What would the bloggers do? hahah

Gina said...

i hate when everything possibly goes wrong during a workout! great job sticking through it-- i would have left, haha
i LOVE cheesecake factory! i've only had it once but i'm a fan!
tired? no way! you look gorgeous
i just realized i don't have you on my new blogroll after i deleted it-- i'm going to add you back on there, if that's ok??

Lee (seeleelive) said...

ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!! where did you find a DIPPED mojo bar?!!!!!!

HangryPants said...

I love the Cheescake Factory Lettuce Wraps!