Friday, November 9, 2007

Being in the Zone

Since Julie has been so busy lately, I thought I would fill in with some reviews and such. I remember when I first started working out, I use to love eating those protein bars and just about any food in bar form. I was really into Power bars and Clif Bars. I still like these but they can have a strange taste to them. Eventually, I just stopped eating bars. Don't remember why but recently I started looking into them again. Well, I guess it also has to do with the fact that I've been running more in training for the LA Marathon. It's weird but the more exercise I do, the less appetite I have. But knowing how important it is to eat when training, I've been trying to find bars that are easy to eat and digest and will give me enough energy to run. I was at Costco one day and bought a big box of Zone Perfect bars. I didn't know what to expect from them since I had not had them before but the bars have 14g of protein, 7g of fat and 210 calories. Let me just say that they are also really good. I mean, I could eat these all the time, but I won't. I am only going to eat these in desperate situations when I don't feel like eating real food. Since I started running again, I have also started a weight training program and watching what I eat. I hope in time, I will look like this....

Ok, maybe not this good, but maybe losing some fat around my mid-section. Wish me luck! Perhaps I will update on whether the strength training is working or not. Stay tuned! Have a wonderful weekend. Long run here I come.

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