Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

 

My name is Sharde, and I am a food-aholic!

 

Yes I am! I joined Foodie Pen Pals via the Lean Green bean blog! It’s a food exchange program that connects you with people and other foodie fanatics across the US! Canadians and overseas Foodies are also welcomed here as well! The deadline to join is to go to the website and submit an interest form and the blod admin will be in contact with you via e-mail!

I am so excited to reveal to you all what I got from my Foodie Pen Pal. I had my own foodie pen pal and I sent her some of my favorite things:

  • Popped! Cheddar rice cake snacks
  • Godiva Chocolate
  • Preserves from my favorite company
  • Odwalla lemon bars
  • Twinnings Chai Tea
  • A heartfelt card
  • Stuffed Shells Recipe
  • Almond butter

It was the most interesting pen pal thing I have done yet! I signed up again for the next month because I had so much fun shopping for another person. My Pen Pal was Melissa from Pennsylvania and she got me some lovely local Amish things!

She got me:

 

  • Wegmans Tandori Seasoned Almonds(YUM!)
  • Fasuq’s Whole Bean Specialty Coffee Cake Roast coffee
  • Kauffman’s Apple Butter
  • Bethlehem inn Granola
  • Lara Bar Bananas Foster and Apple turn Over flavors (Gluten Free!)

Very Yummy things indeed. you can check out her blog at: http://baconrunner.com

 

 

 

 

 

Pilates Thursdays

I have been staying strong with working out during  my lunch and it is a good thing. I would have never gotten the opportunity to take the classes offered.

I took a Power Class on Weds and let me tell you 440 calories later in 35 minutes I wanted my mama. The lady was tough and criticized my crunch, and push – up forms. She was just what I needed. You cannot tell me that I cannot do something. Trust me I take this as a challenge. Instant competition with myself. That was the best workout I have had in awhile. I showed a lot of enthusiasm. My heart rate reached 186!!!

Today, I took a Pilates class for the first time and it rocked! I got to stretch, work on my flexibility and concentrate on my core. It was amazing. I need to do it more often. Just taking the deep breaths and focusing on particular poses really energized me and relieved some stress!  My knee has limited my flexibility on my right side and that used to be my most limber spot.  I think a combination of this class and maybe a yoga class might help me rehabilitate my knee. It no longer aches and I have more flexibility but I prefer for it to go back to the  flexibility it used to have.

Friday I am going  back to Power Class lady’s class. To die. Well at least feel like it! LOL, and then, after work I am going to meet my sister to participate in an epic bike ride called critical mass. Every Friday at the end of the month, Hundreds of Houstonians come out to do what: Ride Bikes! It is different, it is cooky, and it is right up my alley when it comes to interesting fun. Well, I will blog about that when I have a moment!