Friday, May 25, 2012

BIG DEAL Guest Post on Fitnessista & Friday Survey

A guest post published on [BIG DEAL] Fitnessista about the Nia Technique. I wrote about my experiences with NIA as an alternative. It is not part of my typical workout routine but one I dabble in when it's available. I mostly enjoyed the instructors and the vibe. Has anyone tried the NIA technique?

Opened this up last night and that was the end of it. Too hoppy = throwaway. :/

Breakfast: 100-cal packet of oats with a banana and chocolate PB.

Lots of snacks: Trader Joe's cinnamon almonds...

And a TJMaxx find: Love Grown's Sweet Cranberry Pecan. The only flavor I hadn't tried. The cherries are tart.

This week's nail color. I was uninspired so my toes are the same sparkly red.

And now for a Friday survey from Ashley!

Coke or Pepsi?
If I ever drink it, I'll have Coke Zero. Otherwise, I avoid sodas unless it's Zevia.

Lemonade or Fruit Punch?
Fresh lemonade!

Caramel Apple or Cotton Candy?
I absolutely love caramel apples. First off, I love apples and then caramel? Whoa.

Butterfinger or Snickers?
Snickers. For some reason I don't like Butterfingers even though they're peanut butter based. Too crunchy.

Pudding and Jell-O?
Pudding is much better.

Turkey or Chicken?
I eat more chicken but prefer the taste of turkey.

American or Provolone Cheese?
American. My favorite is goat cheese though.

Crackers or Cookies?
I like cookies more but am willing to eat more crackers because I don't get addicted.

Pretzels or Chips?
Tortilla chips, especially hint of jalapeno tortilla chips. I had some Cabo blue corn chips with Trader Joe's brand new crab dip! Yum!


Mexican food or Japanese food?
I find Mexican food so much more versatile. All I can think of with Japanese food is sushi. There's also udon and soba noodles, but I don't eat noodles.

Chinese food or Italian food?
I like pizza a lot. I got my fill of Chinese food growing up.

Pie or Cake?
Cake. Pie is too sweet. The exception is pumpkin pie.

Ice cream or Cookies?
Ice cream! Cookie dough is typically my favorite. I am a bigger sucker for fro-yo especially low-carb PB that I got last night. :)

Pasta or Pizza?
Pizza! I used to love pasta but gave it up years ago. I just had pizza today! Unfortunately, this wasn't very good and that was such a surprise because it's usually delicious at Mother's.

The other part of my dinner: 2 of the 4 buffalo "wings."

Soda or Juice?
I don't drink either very much. I'm more likely to drink a Zevia so I guess soda.

Chocolate Bars or Chocolate Truffles?
Bars. I don't like the soft center of truffles.

Apples or Bananas?
I eat more bananas now because apples are not in season. I'm really picky about how my apples look.

Salad or Soup?
Salads made at home. They're overpriced at restaurants. I never consider soup a real meal.

Cauliflower or Broccoli?
Broccoli is better.

Onion Rings or French Fries?
I love sweet potato fries. Onion rings are too greasy.

Blizzard or McFlurry?
Neither. Blizzard because we have a cool teacher with that name.

Fried or Poached Eggs?
I made tons of poached eggs for Daring Cooks once and love the runny yolks.

Crepes or Pancakes?
Pancakes all the way. Crepes are too eggy and thin.

Hashbrowns or Roasted Potatoes?
I don't eat white potatoes so how about roasted sweet potatoes?

Oatmeal or Cereal?
Oatmeal. Cereals can be too sugary.


  1. We have some similar ones! I agree with you about Mexican food. When I go Japanese It is usually sushi or a stir fry thing but I do love that lol. I love the questions Italian or Chinese and you picked Italian because you had your fill of Chinese growing up. That the opposite for me. Being Italian I have had my fill of Italian growing up too lol.

    1. This is one reasonable restaurant which is located at 80 feet road in Koramangala which serves Biryaani, North Indian and Chinese cuisine. phoenix pizza restaurant