Happy Humpday bloggers 🙂 Do you know what this means? It means that it is almost the weekend! Hip hip hooray! I swear, the weekend cannot come soon enough 😉
I thought I would share with you my review of a Larabar I had yesterday before my free “Battle of the Bulge” class. (more on that later)
I tried the Cocoa Mole flavor for the first time. The ingredients list said: Dates, Almonds, Walnuts, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Cinnamon, and CHILI. For real? Chili in my chocolate? I couldn’t imagine how HOT HOT chilis would taste with SWEET SWEET chocolate, so I was intrigued. Since you’re probably all tired of seeing photos of Larabars after Larabars, I decided little Miss Tabby could accompany the shot to liven things up a bit.
How did it taste? Was it spicy?
Well, I enjoyed it. I thought it tasted a lot like the chocolate Jocalat bar, but not as nutty or dry. It tasted more like regular Larabars, but chocolatey. And no, it wasn’t spicy. When I concentrated really hard, I think I noticed a slight tingling on my tongue from the chili, but it was very faint and hardly noticeable. I’m glad that it wasn’t a “hot” bar (that would be funky, I think), but it made me question the point of adding chili powder if you can’t even tell its there. (Sorry, but it’s in my nature to question everything) I think if they are going to call it a Cocoa Mole flavor, they shouldn’t be shy and just take up the chili flavor up a notch. Then I might be like, “dang! This bar is feisty! 🙂 ” and enjoy it a bit more. Currently, it’s not my favorite flavor. Probably wouldn’t buy it again.
190 calories, 9g fat, 29g carbs, 5g fiber, 21g sugar, 4g protein.
Battle of the Bulge
Conditioning Studios is promoting a new group fitness class called the “Battle of the Bulge“, and is offering free classes all week. I went to my first free class last night, (going to go to another one tonight) and I enjoyed it! Macie was the instructor, and she worked us hard! It was an hour of circuit training. She had 5 different exercise stations set up, and we rotated stations where we did different moves.
For instance, on the BOSU Ball station, we would do crunches, then move on to the mat station for some hip bridges, move onto the stability ball for some push ups, etc. We did about 6 circuits with some cardio moves in between. It was high intensity and high energy. Everyone was sweating buckets and having a blast! Isn’t it great that such strenuous exercise can actually be fun in a group setting? If I were doing this alone, I would have been quite miserable, but having other people doing it with me added some motivation. Hey, I didn’t want to be the one to give up! haha. I’m usually a big fan of group classes because I find that I work out harder because I don’t want to seem like the lazy person of the group. Do any of you find that you work out harder in a group setting?
Tonight’s class is with Jesse (pictured, in the blue shirt). He is going to teach it differently, so I’m excited to see what we’ll do. I keep you updated! (I know you are dying to know! 🙂 )
Well well, don’t mean to keep you all hanging or anything, but I must go get a move on with the rest of my Wednesday. Hope you have a Marvelous afternoon! Much love, Julia