Monday, October 19, 2009

Body Step Launch & Slaw Salad

Today was a super sleepy Monday! I seemed to fly through my morning and coffee and had to run out around lunch to pickup a nonfat misto from Starbucks to help me push through my day. Anyone else feel groggy today?

Once work was through, I went home to take care of the Frankster and then ran some errands. Tonight we had our Body Step launch and we all wore pink in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

The launch went really well. I think the class liked the new routine and the banging music (nothing like a little Gaga, Britt and Beyonce to get you going). I came home, showered, and got started on dinner. I had been tossing around several ideas in my head all day and finally settled on a nutty coleslaw salad based on this 101 Cookbooks recipe:

Chopped cabbage
Broccoli Slaw
Any other veggies you have on hand (I used broccoli, cauliflower, green pepper, jalapeno)
Walnuts (or peanuts or almonds)- toasted or raw (I went raw)
Chopped Apple
Dressing: Olive Oil, lime juice, S&P

Mix together dressing and toss with veggies/fruit. Add nuts before serving:
On the side I had a toast Arnold's thin:

And a pear with a little nut butter.
How is your week looking? I am teaching quite a bit this week and sneaking in my longer run. I am excited/nervous to hit double digits. My workout plan looks as follows:

M: Body Step Launch
T: Body Attack Launch
W: Teach Body Step
R: 10 mile run
F: Teach Body Attack
S: Fitness Day at the gym (I will be coaching the Beep Test, Teaching part of Body Step (abbreviated), Taking Body Pump (abbreviated), and taking Body Combat (abbreviated)). A bundle of the instructors will be teaching and I think its going to be tons of fun

On a side note, did you all see this very scary article about the three half marathoners who died this weekend?


Tyler said...

wow, that is scary that 3 healthy people died in the same race! who knew running could be so dangerous!

Jessica said...

I love dressing up for launches! Great theme!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

that is scary, and it really sheds light on how intense of an activity running can be. I love the pink launch wear - so cute!

Holly said...

You are going to seriously rock on your 10 mile run, girl!!

I saw that article...that is so, so sad. Especially because two of the guys were so young. :-(

Anonymous said...

love the launch outfit! pink is my favorite color! :)

that's a sad new for runner, it's about time to watch out workout intensity!

Britt said...

Sounds like an exciting week for you! Love the pink too!

I hate hearing about deaths at races like that. We actually lost a club member at a half marathon a little over a year ago, he was later 50's and appeared healthy as a horse... ran many marathons but he had a major heart attack and unfortunately passed away. Scary stuff, but all you can do is take care of yourself, visit your doctor reguarly and listen to your body. Its not going to stop me from running.... cannot live in fear.

Molly said...

Wow that is scary...just shows how careful you have to be!!!
congrats on the launch!! looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a busy week - but fun! love the coordinated pink, so cute :)

Anna said...

This week looks a little bit less hectic than what the rest of last week turned out to be. My lab (UGH) is tomorrow, and I have a costume design project due thursday which is about halfway done. And I am going home this weekend which is nice because that means I'll get to relax!

But wow that article was very shocking to read. I've read several stories about fit people just collapsing and dying, but not this many at the same time. Scary.

lynn said...

i love that very simple slaw! i'm all into cabbage these days....raw and cooked!

Lauren said...

OMG I just heard about those poor runners on GMA this morning. WOw, what a terrifying tragedy. I remember seeing people lying on the side of the road being carried off by ambulence during my 1/2 marathon and I got really scared. Ugh, I guess there is serious danger in any kind of sport.

Sorry your Monday was a little dull at first, but good thing you were able to pick it up with a little help for the SBUX!

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said...

Love the pink for breast cancer awareness! Sounds like you have fun/busy week; exciting that everything is launching!

Yum Yucky said...

Ooo. I love cabbage. And just beginning to discover the joy of walnuts in salad.

Tomorrow I'll pack raw broccoli and cauliflower for my work snack. Say you're proud of me?? Yippee!

The Purple Carrot said...

Love the launch picture ... you guys are so cute! ; )

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

That's an adorable picture! You guys look like so much fun.

The workout plan looks like it'll be fun. I want to take some of those classes!

Maria said...

I love the pink:) I wish I had your job. I would love to get paid to workout and have fun! I heard about those runners, very sad!

Pam said...

Cliff told me about the runners...very weird!

Cute photo of you all!

Nicci said...

I love working out to hip hop and feeling the groove while still getting a burn on

fittingbackin said...

Cute picture!! That article is crazy scary... this was the first i'd heard of it. :( And yes, I was super groggy today... boo.

Angharad (Eating for England) said...

Such a hawty in your pink get up lady! Congrats on the launch!

Holly said...

you ladies in pink are too cute :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on a successful launch!

So sad about those runners. I've heard about that happening before, but three in one race?! Terrible.

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Cute!!!! My sorority's philanthropy is Breast Cancer Education and Awareness so I've got tons of pink shirts :)

Yum broc slaw!! Favey fave! You've got a jam packed week of fitness!

Miz said...

I did see that article.


sign me,

Newbie Runner :)

Anonymous said...

haha you are soooooooo cute! I love the picture!! seeing your face always makes me happy! that may sound creepy, but you really do have such a beautiful smile Erica!!!

and is broccoli slaw not the greatest invention ever?!

hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!!!!

P.s. I promised myself I would do this (my last post says why):

Consider abundance and # of species when looking at biological diversity.

4 levels of biological diversity are:
genetic diversity
functional diversity
ecological diversity
species diversity

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

AWESOME looking salad.. totally right up my alley!! I also love the dressing (Im not a vinegar fan so I get excited when I see alternatives!)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Love the pink outfits--glad your launch turned out to be a success!

Julie said...

that broccoli salad looks SO good!

You have a cuhrazy busy week of workouts ahead of you but Saturday definitely seems like such fun! Plus it will make chilling out on Sunday feel so much better haha (if that's what your plan is)

teresa said...

aw, you guys look so cute in your pink. i love the slaw. i'm going to check out that story, it sounds scary!

Christina said...

i love those arnold sandwich thins! and you were probably groggy bc this weather is awful! i just checked and thursday is supposed to be 80*...what in the world!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Oh no, I hadn't heard of that! Personally I'm taking a little break because a long drive home from NYC last weeked put a crick in my neck that just keeps getting worse! Yikes.

Anonymous said...

Very nice! We had our Body Pump Launch last night too! FULL HOUSE! It was my first launch to teach. FUN! Our other club is wearing all pink for their launch in 2 weeks.

Heather-For The Health Of It!

Therese said...

Ohhh man I feel you on being groggy! I haven't had any coffee yet this morning and I am about to crash. I need to fix this situation...

K from ksgoodeats said...

They still haven't released autopsy results on those runners either - very sad that they died.

Glad the launch went well! I do love me some Gaga, Brit, and Beyonce!! I haven't seen that variety of Arnold's thin before. Sounds yummy!

Hope you're having a great Tuesday!!

Krista said...

I can't believe 3 runners died. How horrible!

Your week looks as busy as mine!

Aggie said...

So sad about those runners!! :(

Love your slaw salad! I have a pack of broccoli slaw waiting to be used up...may jazz it up with some nuts and this dressing!

Thanks so much for the acorn squash inspiration! Had a vegetarian version last night with beans and lots of delicious!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Aww so cool that you guys all wore it!
And yep...I'm always groggy on Mondays! lol

Ada said...

Good music definitely equals an awesome workout! Your pumpkin muffins look amazing, by the way:)

Esi said...

Good luck with the longer run. Yes, I heard about the Detroit thing too. Scary.

Janetha @ meals + moves said...

wow that is crazy/scary about the runners. good luck on the 10 mile run, that is impressive!!! never seen the honey wheat thins.. i will have to be on the lookout.

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Holy crap you are soopah busy! Sounds like a blast though. Your Body Step group looks like a fun group.

I did read about that...scary stuff:(

Naomi(Onefitfoodie) said...

omg very scary about the runners who died! crazy

LOVE that pic of you fitness ladies at the gym! my gym we are having a huge launch party all day saturday, lots of classes, new music for all the les mills classes too!

awesome 10 mile run in your workouts for this week!

Diana said...

Eek, I can see why you'd be nervous about your run based on that article, but considering you're an exercise instructor, I know you've got what it takes to hit your goals!

Wish I could have taken the launch class! Good music is key. :)