2.07.2009

A story about a girl who loves chocolate croissants...

It all started a few weeks ago, when a new friend asked me over to her home for coffee and croissants. Chocolate croissants nonetheless.

We chatted, we indulged, we bonded, and out of this lovely new friendship, came my love for these Chocolate croissants from Trader Joe's. Now, if you don't know about Trader Joe's then I'm not going to tell you how wonderful they are, you will just have to assume that It's a wonderful place. These Croissants are in the frozen section girls, and i'm warning you, they are addictive and fattening and just plain fabulous. They will make you think you are in the smallest of cafe's in France.

It is because of these, that i had no choice but to start this:

Boot Camp. Say it with me girls.......Boot Camp.
One of my closest friends teaches this bootcamp class two nights a week. Tues & Thurs eve. She's {believe it or not, from Colorado as well, and we lived on the same street but never really knew each other} been here in Illinois for almost a year, has quite the following for the EXTREME boot camp class. Now mind you I have not been to the gym in 8 mo. yes, 8 mo. We do push-ups, sit-ups, run-ups, down-ups, and every other up-down you can imagine.
Those Chocolate croissants have finally caught up with me, I've gained a little weight, my pants are a snug tighter, and my daughter asked me if we were going to have another baby.
BABY?!!!
Hand me another Croissant please!
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27 comments:

Jackie said...

You are so funny! Since I already go to a bootcamp taught by a friend...I think I'll be heading to TJ's tomorrow and grabbing me some of those! Thanks for the tip!

paperbird said...

It is a good thing that we don't have a Trader Joe's where I live because the chocolate croissants sound delicious. It has been almost two week with sweets for me and boot camp starts next week. I am sympathizing with you!

Jeanneoli said...

I love Trader Joes and I know I would like those croissants. Good thing they don't have TJ in Colorado....because boot camp does not look like fun.

C Maisy said...

I was just at TJ's today after I went to Ikea...one of your other favorite stores...
Thank goodness I didn't know about these just a few hours earlier!
I have to find a way to work off the amazing dinner I just had.

LuLu said...

Well dang I need to drive an hour to my closest Trader Joe's which we are huge huge fans of and stock up! Yum... good luck with Boot Camp I may need it after my 2 pieces of cheesecake!!! do you think if I play an extra round of wii boxing will burn it off? maybe if I add tennis and baseball in the mix... :)
LuLu

Vana said...

oh now...no matter how many of those boot camp classes you enroll in, you will not (hands down) give up that indulgence. They are heaven, i'm telling you! I eat them and can't stop! I too started a palates class...wohooo...need to fit in those spring outfits now:)

Jen r. said...

I love those!! Their Gelato is also amazing!

Tara said...

Oh dear...I mean oh dear Kasey you are too funny! Good for you for getting involved...shhh, don't tell, I used to teach bootcamp many moons ago..now my booty just looks like many moons...:) Have fun..do a sit up, butt up, jump up for me!

Jenny Plumb said...

Well, darn! One more thing to love at Trader Joes that might not be so nice to me. I seriously love their food. :-) Did ya really HAVE to share????

the wild raspberry said...

Looks tough...could you even move the next day? I can imagine hopping out of bed-"it's not SO bad"...but then you go down the stairs and ooooh oowww oooh eeeeh.
I ran yesterday so I could go get a big chocolate brownie and coffee at Panera's today. :) Oh, the things we do for chocolate.
have a good one.
chasity

Preppy Mama said...

OMG! They make chocolate croissants??? I am heading over there today, they are my ultimate weakness!

Queen B. said...

NOTHING MAKES ME HAPPIER THANK CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS !
** regarding your BOYS room !!
Please, Please, I BEG OF YOU... what paint color did you use ?
And where did you get those book holder things on the rods ????
I'm in the middle of redecorating my sons room ( they share )...and haven't started the paint, YET...
I like what you chose.
Thank you.........

littlebyrd said...

Oh - I have seen those before and just kept on walking! Have you tried the molten lava cakes? Well I have and that is why I just kept on walking. Ha! I bet it hurts to move after one of those classes!

paige said...

ha!!
you skinny minny...you just go right ahead & enjoy another one.
sporting my vase visitor skirt today at church & thought of you!

ps- trader joe's steel cut oatmeal is seriously yummy too...not as fun as a chocalate croissant, but still
xo

58 Cherries said...

I've heard of chocolate croissants before, especially in the Bridget Jones books, but never actually saw one. Hmm...I might be tempted to try, but your cautionary tale of weight gain worries me. LOL But having seen your picture on your blog I have to tell you that you really don't have anything to worry about. :)

traci said...

those do look yummy. i would have to eat them for a night time snack. i can't do sweet in the morning. and i really don't think i can do bootcamp. i'm impressed!!

Brandie said...

Good for you joining a boot camp class! I keep saying that I am going to do something to stop looking 5 months pregnant but alas, here I sit with an empty bowl of ice cream in front of me. Hey, it IS doctor's orders!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You are a crack up my dear! The chocolate croissants sound divine! Keep me away from the frozen section of Trader Joe's!! I should probably see if they have a boot camp around here. ;-)

Erin said...

I love their croissants but I am also noticing that my pants are a bit tight - time to get working out! please check out my give away if you have a moment

koralee said...

Oh trader joe's...we don't have any here in Canada but I live 10 mins. from the U.S. and head down as much as I can and stock up...now I have something else to bring back...croissants..and chocolate at that!!! yummy I do love that store!!!

goddessof4 said...

Looks like hard work!!!! I am getting back into working out too!!! I go to Jazzercise.It is really fun and a great workout!!!! Good luck!!! sara

Liz said...

Ahhh... this post made me smile. Only because I'm right there with you sister.

meg duerksen said...

crazy enough....i want to go to boot camp.
we just don't have that fun stuff here. you have to do it on your own....and i don't. but this...i would like.

and then i'd come home and eat a croissant. :)

Leanne said...

You took pictures?! You are too funny! ugh.. boot camp. The very word sounds intense!!! But I could probably benefit from the extra push.

{...those croissants look yummy!}

SoBella Creations said...

The chocolate croissant sounds yummy! Bread is my enemy.

I ♥ Handmade

shanon said...

Oh my gosh! These pics make me want to cry! Hahaha That looks horribly painful. =)

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Looks like fun...but all I can think of is OUCH!!!