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Monday, March 12, 2012

Costco vs. Sam's

Happy Monday!  Hope you guys had a great weekend.  Mine was spent working out, hanging out, going shopping and cooking up a freakin storm on Sunday.  On the menu for this week:
  • Jamie Eason's turkey muffins - SO YUMS!
  • Jamie Eason's cinnamon swirl protein bread
  • pork and squash soup
  • hard boiled eggs
  • shredded baked chicken breast
  • enough lettuce to last three weeks - or in my case, several days
Working out
Remember I mentioned the boyfriend and I were checking out a new training facility and possibly a new trainer?  Well, we did on Saturday.

Anthony and I got to EC Fitness and my first thoughts:  I love the space!!  It's floor-to-ceiling windows, roomy, CLEAN, and since they limit the amount of people training to 3 max... it really is personal training.  Anthony and I had the entire facility to ourselves!

Basically, everything I hate about training with a trainer at the gym is gone - no waiting for machines/equipment, no feeling intimidated about who might be watching me - and everything I love about training with a trainer is still there - one-on-one attention, motivation, customized program, the wealth of knowledge.

Since Trainer E used to work with my current trainer, Trainer L, at the gym, E knows his style of training and can compliment the training or do something totally different... it's completely up to me.

Well, I'm sure I don't have to tell you guys, but I signed up... for an intro price of 5 sessions for $100,  you TOTALLY can't beat that.  And the best part... Anthony bought a trainer package as well!!!  YAY!


Why do we - Anthony and I, a household of two people - need membership to Costco AND Sam's Club?

9 lbs. of chicken breast, egg whites, almond milk...

... 5 dozen eggs (!!!)...

... 5 lbs. of blueberries...
Tip: rinse them in a 1:10 ration white vinegar to water.  No mold!

... bananas, clementines...

... spinach, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, strawberries, Greek yogurt and even more blue berries.

That's why!


El said...

hahha!! i guess sooo. thanks for the tip about rinsing the blueberries!!!

Miles In Murray said...

Haha..Chad and I have Costco memberships too. With the LiveFit program, I actually eat the foods in bulk instead of them going to waste!

I am glad you found a gym you LOVE!!!!

Nellie said...

Great blueberry tip! I always buy a 11 oz pack and can't eat it before it gets moldy! Hope the new gym works out well for you!

Dina said...

I just got myself a Costco membership for this exact reason last week. Thanks for the blueberry tip!

Treadmill Hiker said...

I wish you great success w/ the new training place! And thanks for the blueberry rinse tip. I wonder if that works on raspberries too, without the taste being affected since they are so porous. I may try, b/c they mold up soooo quickly.

Why do you opt for almond milk over cow's? Just curious - I tried and liked almond milk last week and may start using it more, but I have no problems with dairy, so I'm just feeling it out with no pressure.