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sushi, chocolate, and non-planks

Hello friends! How’s your day going? Mine started with a little gym session inspired by Andy’s “better than planks” post. Good workout idea!0409150701cAnthony told me that I look half asleep in the photo above. I personally would say 75%. On a percentage scale, how asleep would you say you are right now? By 3 pm I promise I will be at 99%…

It’s been a busy week for sure! I am SO looking forward to the weekend, when I’ll be able to sleep in and possibly win a year’s supply of ice cream :) .

And I’m also looking forward to April 23rd. Because THIS:

Saffire Sushi Tasting - 4.23

Saffire Restaurant in Franklin is having a sushi and sake event, and you know Anthony and I will be there!

Saffire is located in The Factory and has a modern/Southern menu. For this event, Saffire is bringing in Master Sushi Chef Luke to do a special sushi and sake pairing in their swanky “Blue Room.” Some menu teasers…Sushi - rainbow roll - Emily B HallSushi - Avo roll - Emily B HallHungry yet? You can buy tickets to the event here! I’ll be at the back table snapping photos and stuffing my face… be sure to say hi :)

Speaking of food adventures… Aloha reached out a few weeks ago and asked if I’d be interested in sampling their “superfood chocolate.” So I said okay, because who turns down CHOCOLATE.aloha_chocolate_bar_DSC0004Aloha puts extra nutrients in their chocolate bars as part of their quest to “provide the nutritional support you need to help maintain your already healthy lifestyle.”

Ingredients lineup: Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach, Organic Peas, Organic Moringa, Organic Wheatgrass Juice, Organic Young Coconut Water, Organic White Button Mushrooms (Fru.iting Body), Hawaiian Red Alaea Salt, Organic Cacao, Organic Maple Sugar, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Beet.

Peas and beets in a chocolate bar. Hmmm. We were intrigued! aloha_chocolate_bar_DSC0006Although Anthony and I we interested in the concept of Aloha chocolate, we weren’t sold on the flavor or texture of the bars.

Each bite tasted a bit chalky, and the flavor wasn’t as rich or smooth as we’d hoped. For $8+ per (very small) bar, I can’t say I’d recommend this product to chocolate lovers. However, if you’re a curious chocolate eater or super into superfoods, maybe you’d want to give it a try. You can sign up for a free trial (well, free product + shipping) here if you’re interested!

And that’s it for today! Have a good one!

  • Favorite sushi roll?
  • Planks: love them or hate them?
  • What percent asleep are you right now?!

12 thoughts on “sushi, chocolate, and non-planks

  1. Thanks Mary! What did you think of the farmer’s walk? Also, the rainbow is my favorite roll..or whichever one has all the different fish around it

    • I did all of the walks, and the one with the KB above my head were the hardest! Shoulders and core at the same time — yay.

      • Yay for efficient exercises that target a whole bunch of stuff! Try a ‘racked what’s with the kettlebell sometime. Hold the KB in the rack position (at shoulder height) and offset to one side, and try a squat. Legs and core all-in-one!

  2. Being a vegetarian usually limits me to avocado rolls, but that’s not a complaint. They’re great!
    I actually like planks.
    Asleep: I’ve already run and had coffee so I’m only 10% asleep!

  3. I’ve never tried sushi. That is going to have to change the next time I go somewhere there is “good” sushi (not the kind you find in the supermarket or the hospital cafeteria).

  4. I hate planks, but I think it’s because my form is horrible and I put way too much stress on my low back. Definitely something I need to work on. I’ve been working out in the mornings this week, so I’m very sleepy!

  5. Ahhh sushi is the best – i used to live in Vancouver and got sushi minimum once a week for like $5. It was the best. Toronto sushi is… not so comparable unfortunately.
    Also i love chocolate and love free trials so definitely going to check out Ahola!