Itz WIAW Zona Style: Part 1

The third Wednesday in March brings us another edition of WIAW Goes Green!

Like my San Diego vacation, my Arizona vacation was filled with equally tasty eats.  So much good food was consumed that I decided, once again, to split them up into two WIAW posts:  Part 1 & Part 2.  Even though I was out of town, I kept with the green theme.

On Saturday morning, we went out to breakfast at a place called New York Bagels ‘N Bialys.  I ordered the Veggie Omelette with eggwhites, peppers, broccoli, shrooms, onions, and spinach.  (I subbed spinach for the tomatoes; I don’t like how watery tomatoes make eggs.  Plus, I wanted to get an extra dose of green for St. Patrick’s Day! :))

I requested fruit as a side and an oat bialy.  I had never heard of a bialy before, but after looking it up online this is what I found:

Bialys came to the United States from Bialystok, Poland, and they are sometimes known as Bialystok Kuchen. In the early 1900s, hundreds of thousands of Eastern European Jews immigrated to American and settled in New York City. They brought with them their taste and recipes for bialys. While there were once dozens of bialy bakeries in New York, the number can now be counted on one hand. Bialys have long been a staple in New York delicatessens and a favorite of the Jewish community.  (source)

I love learning about the history of food, especially when it relates to Jews – my people! 🙂  The bialy was light and fluffy.  Jonny ordered a jalapeno bialy and it was equally delicious!  My breakfast certainly kept my full for quite some time.

For lunch Jonny and I walked to a place called Paradise Juice.  We actually went there a few times because it was so convenient, tasty, and healthy!  I ordered the Antioxidant Smoothie that included pomegranate, acai, blueberry, strawberry, and banana.

It was dee-licious!  I asked Jonny to hold it while I ran into a store real quick.  There was about 3/4 left.  I told him he could try it, but NOT to drink the entire thing.  Who was I kidding?  When I returned there was about 3 and a half mini sips left.  Not happy.  I made sure to take a few extra drinks of his Mango Fitness smoothie the following day.  Take that.

As I mentioned before, we went to Z’Tejas for dinner.  We began the meal with the Tejas Trio appetizer per Robbie and Becca’s recommendation.

Fresh chips, hand-hacked guacamole, chile con queso with chorizo and salsa picante.  The first basket of chips went like wildfire and the second wasn’t much slower.  All three dips were fabulous and made me even more excited for my dinner: Smoked Chicken & Black Bean Salad.

I really enjoyed this salad!  “Tossed greens with smoked chicken and black beans in a red wine vinaigrette, topped with creamy goat cheese, green and red bell peppers, Roma tomato slices, and red onion rings, sprinkled with roasted pumpkin and sesame seeds.”  The combination of beans and seeds and chicken made for an uber filling salad.

Stay tuned for next week’s second edition of WIAW Zona Style! 🙂

In workout news, I made it to my gym after arriving home yesterday.  I began Phase 3 of LiveFit and I can already tell this will be my favorite phase yet!  This phase focuses on fat burning instead of muscle-building.  The workouts include supersets with short bouts of cardio.  My heart rate was elevated during the entire workout and I really like how this gave my body quite a change from simply lifting weights or doing steady state cardio.

*Phase 3*

Week 9 Day 1: Quads & Calves

  • *Superset – Leg Press: 3 sets of 15 reps (150 pounds)
  • *Superset – Freehand Jump Squat: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • ^Superset – Single Leg Split Squat: 3 sets of 15 reps per side (40 pounds)
  • ^Superset – Jump Rope: 3 sets of 1 minute
  • *Superset – Walking Barbell Lunge: 3 sets of 20 reps (40 pounds)
  • *Superset – Long Jump: 3 sets of 20 reps
  • ^Superset – Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 20 reps (60 pounds)
  • ^Superset – Lateral Bound: 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Smith Machine Squat: 3 sets of 20 reps (70 pounds)
  • *Superset – Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 20 reps (90 pounds)
  • *Superset – Jump Rope: 3 sets of 1 minute
  • ^Superset – Calf Press on Leg Press Machine: 3 sets of 20 reps (120 pounds)
  • ^Superset – Jump Rope: 3 sets of 1 minute

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Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Do you like completing supersets during your workouts?

12 thoughts on “Itz WIAW Zona Style: Part 1

  1. We are doing supersets this week in Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp and I love it! It’s a great challenge. 🙂

    • Nice! I am excited to finish LiveFit so I can change it up a bit… I’m stoked to try Tina’s workouts… I’ve heard they’re awesome!

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