I can’t believe it’s been over a week since my last post – sorry for the lack of blogging lately. I guess you could just say I’ve been super busy and Missing In Action
This last week I have been knee deep with internship rota
tions and assignments, all while packing and organizing things for the big move to Phoenix happening later this week.
Highlights of internship rotations last week included observing an adjustable gastric band procedure in the operating room and then spending the day with the pre-op class and support group.
Don’t worry, I’ll spare you graphic pics of what the surgery looked like, although Kevin (jokingly) suggested I live stream the procedure through facetime for everyone to see.
Due to my dietetics assignments, I have found myself spending some good ol’ quality time with my nutrition textbooks
The large textbook on the right was the main nutrition book used in my senior classes during undergrad. My friends and I nicknamed it the ‘frenemy’. We loved how helpful it was but hated the hours and hours we spent reading it – it was both our friend and what felt like the enemy at the same time Last week my relationship with frenemy grew stronger again while completing a complex renal case study.
In between all the craziness, I still managed to fit in a few quick workouts. I tried the new Bob Harper Beginner’s Weight Loss Transformation DVD I was luckily enough to score while at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in September.
Although this was the beginner’s version, it still provided a pretty good full body workout. Before trying out the DVD for the first time I completed a 3 mile run around the neighborhood and then came home and popped the disk
in not realizing the workout required hand weights. Not having any available, I had to improvise. My roommate suggested canned goods…
And it just so happened to be that the only same-size cans I could find was pumpkin. So that’s what I had to use!!
Of course I wont be getting Jillian Michaels style arms using canned pumpkin, but it was better than not doing the workout at all.
I liked the variety of movements throughout the whole workout and didn’t get bored at all in the 45 mins it took to complete. I feel its a good back-up option if I cant make it to the gym or just want to mix up my workouts. Another neat feature is the 10 mins ab workout that is separate from the 45 min session – great if you’re only wanting a lil’ core workout after some cardio.
Personally, the most challenging part of the workout was staying away from the bowl of candy corn my roommate put out while I was out on my run.
Proper dumbbells would definitely make it more challenging, perhaps that will be on the Christmas list this year
Wowee did I have a fun day today!
I am currently in San Diego for the American Dietetic Association’s annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo and let me tell you: In the 3 years that I’ve attended the cialis buy online conference, it sure does not disappoint!
I started off my day in a session highlighting employment opportunities for RDs overseas. It was really informative and confirmed the fact that there really are endless opportunities for employment in the health industry.
After session one I headed into the expo to seek out Bob Harper, celebrity trainer for the Biggest Loser and spokesperson for Quaker Oats. I have Bob’s Strength Yoga DVD and am a huge fan.
After some frantic searching (we were on a determined mission to make the meeting happen) we found Bob!
He was sooo nice, even commenting on my pretty flower before posing for the pic! Yup, he sure knows how to make a girl blush
My friend Meghan and I were so starstruck! We could’ve been lining up to meet Brad Pitt with how giddy we were.
What’s even cooler was he had signed copies of his newest workout DVD to giveaway. When I get back to Colorado I’ll check it out and be sure to write a review.
Other exciting happenings of the day included meeting Miss California 2011
And getting to try one of three new Chobani flavors launching in Jan 2012!
I sampled the new blood orange flavor (delicious) and might have the opportunity to try the other newbie flavors passionfruit and cinnamon apple in the next few days. Yum!
Hope everyone had a great weekend
Question: Have you tried any workout DVDs? If so, which ones?
I have only tried a couple, most of them being yoga varieties.