Boot Camp Progress

Week 5: I was really proud of myself last week. I was able to run continuously without gasping for air or feeling like I was going to throw-up. I was ahead of the class at times or right in the middle- not last. And I was still sore all week. (I think of being sore as a victory).  This morning’s workout was  good; I did better than I thought. Am I seeing results? I feel stronger and healthier, but I don’t notice any weight loss. I think I am building more muscle, which weighs more than fat. However, my waist is not shrinking! Going to keep at it and continue to stop eating sugary foods.

Week 4: Some days are harder and some easier. Just when I am getting used to the drills, something new is added to the mix. Which is a good thing, because the body has the incredible ability to adapt and get bored. I am eating a lot more, because I am truly hungrier. We blast about a 1000 or so calories in 60 minutes and my metabolism is in high gear for rest of the day. It’s a good feeling. But I have to try really hard to keep snacking smarter. Almond butter and organic apples, homemade dressing with salads, eggs, lentils, and water-based curries (most in restaurants are made with whole fat yogurt and cream).

The Weekender

If you are in San Francisco this weekend, check out these noteworthy food and fitness events!
Friday May 7 • Il Cane Rosso • 5-8 p.m.
Enjoy a three-course dinner on the Embarcadero for $25 at Il Cane Rosso. Local, seasonal ingredients are featured and are served family-style at communal tables.

Embarcadero View

Saturday May 8 • Boot Camp • 9-10 a.m.
If you’re committed to getting in shape and want inspired training, try out an outdoor boot camp class offered by JCCSF. You do not need to be a JCCSF member and the first class is free. Call
415-292-1299, ext. 2822 for more information.
Saturday May 8 • Culinary Walking Tours of San Francisco • 10-1 p.m.
Three hours of local food, local culture and local flavor! Choose from one of three neighborhoods to tour and taste.!_-_%7BFood_Tours,_Travel_%26_TV%7D_-_Foodie_Walking_Tours_of_San_Francisco.html

North Beach

Sunday May 9 • Divisadero Farmer’s Market • 10-2 p.m.
Enjoy a pastry from Bakers of Paris and a freshly squeezed juice from Juicey Lucy’s, while picking out the perfect blooms for your mom. Don’t forget to get a box of chocolates from Stickler Chocolates! Then treat your mom to a classic brunch in Magic Flute’s beautiful garden.

Juicey Lucy at Divisadero Farmer's Market

Sunday May 9 • Mother’s Day Brunch Cooking Class• 10:30-1 p.m.
Learn to whip up a gourmet brunch with your mom in a hands-on cooking class taught by Parties That Cook, in the picturesque Ferry Building. Once the cooking is over, enjoy a fantastic brunch buffet with Mom. All while sipping mimosas, of course!

Ferry Building