My 100th Blog Post!

I noticed that today is my 100th blog post, and I can’t believe how far I’ve come since I started. I’ve gained nutrition knowledge through my studies & following other nutrition blogs, I’ve changed the way I eat (even though I thought I was pretty healthy before), and the way my husband eats, and I’ve become more comfortable with the idea of sharing my knowledge & life with others.

I love writing my blog. For me it’s a creative outlet, and it a great way to remember what I’m learning. And lately, it’s become a way to share my travel adventures & experiences with my friends and family. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

Speaking of travel experiences, my husband and I decided to join a gym while we’re living in Buenos Aires. I thought I could do without, by jogging outside & doing circuits on our outdoor balcony. Uh, not going to happen. The staggering heat, clouds of diesel fumes from hundreds of buses, and streets filled with pedestrians make it a less than ideal option.

We started at Magic Center Club on Tuesday, and it’s been great so far. The gym could use a face-lift, but it has everything I need for a good workout: lots of treadmills, weight machines, free-weights, and spinning classes. They could install a few water coolers (I’ve never been to a gym that doesn’t provide water!), but beggars can’t be choosers.

This morning I built up the courage to try the 9am spinning class with Ariel (who I thought would be female). This was an experience. One of the things I’ve learned is that in South America no one is ever on time, so I’m not sure why I thought exercise classes would be any different. Ariel (a big, buff man) showed up at 9:15am with a loud “Hola chicas!” and proceeded to walk around the room kissing all the girls (including me). I gave him my classic line: “no hablo espanol” and it turned out he spoke a bit of English. Bonus! As the latin house beats started to blast; I decided my strategy was to pretend I understood what he was saying, and just follow the other girls in the class. I thought I was doing a good job, but he kept stopping at my bike with corrections while the other girls in the class giggled. He also didn’t get on his bike once, not once. He walked around the room the whole time yelling “rapido chicas, rapido!” Despite all that, it was a great workout, and a unique experience. I’ll definitely try one of Ariel’s classes again.

I wonder where I’ll be, and what I’ll be writing about at my 200th post? Until than, I’ll keep writing about what I’m learning in the world of health & nutrition and my travel adventures. Thanks for following!

Before I go I have a little quiz for you. I just finished my course on Chemistry & Organic Chemistry and one of the topics covered was protein.What do you think are the top 3 best protein sources for you? I’ll provide the answers in my next post. Hasta luego!

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2 Responses to My 100th Blog Post!

  1. Sara February 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Oh my sis – I LOVE the story about Ariel. I’m sitting at my desk laughing out loud. Love ya chica!

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