Saturday, January 30, 2010

"P" is for Productive

Hi everyone. I hope you're all enjoying Saturday. I know I am! I've done so much today! I set my alarm so I could wake up early and get a head start on everything. I know this seems crazy on a Saturday but sometimes I feel like I'm sleeping precious hours away. I stumbled downstairs and immediately brewed a delicious cup of hazelnut flavored espresso. I swear coffee tastes even more delicious since I cut back to one cup a day. Mmmm!

BREAKFAST (meal #1)

I was going to have something different this morning but all my body wanted was the usual. I caved into my oatmeal addition and made a delicious bowl of goodness.
  • 1/2 old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbs ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1 cup vanilla almond breeze
  • 1/2 cup water
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • PB2
I topped this steamy sexy bowl with a dash more cinnamon and dove in.


Oh my! SO GOOD! I ate it out of my new glass bowl. Awe snap! I like it but it got a bit too hot to handle (just like me, HA) after about 20 seconds. I improvised and wrapped it in the blanket that I was also curled up in. It worked beautifully. Like a warm oatmeal cocoon.

After breakfast I tossed a load of laundry in and changed for the gym. It was still nice and early and I was excited about getting it done and having the rest of the day to relax.

WORKOUT

Seated Leg Curl (cable)
90lb x 15
90lb x 15
80lb x 15
Leg Extensions (cable)
90lb x 15
90lb x 15
80lb x 15
Leg Press (plate loaded)
200lb x 15
200lb x 15
200lb x 15
Hack Squat (plate loaded)
40lb x 15
40lb x 15
40lb x 15
Squats
x20
x20
x20
Plié Squats (plate loaded)
x15
x15
x15
Stiff Leg Deadlifts
45lb x 15
45lb x 15
45lb x 15
Elliptical - Interval Training - 30 minutes
Resistance 6-8
2.52 miles
364 calories burned

My legs were like JELLO today. I was going to up the resistance but my wobbly legs were screaming NOOOOO so I stuck with 6-8. I called it quits after about 30 minutes. WHEW! This was a good one!

After the gym I ran to the pharmacy and the bank. I was getting things done and it felt great. It wasn't even 11 yet and I was already done with most of my errands. YEAH! By the time I got home I was starving!

SNACK (meal #2)

I made a delicious, thick and creamy protein shake.
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen berry mix
  • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
  • handful of ice cubes
  • 1/4 tsp xantham gum
  • 1/4 tsp guar gum


This was my first time using both gums together and it made the shake super thick and creamy. I swear it was almost like pudding. I know that sounds sort of weird but I liked it. I can easily see how adding more ice can magically turn a smoothie into "ice cream" and I can't wait to try that next.

After my smoothie-pudding I took care of the laundry, ran the dishwasher and took a nice long bath. All before 1:00 might I add. I was loving this long and productive day! I was enjoying it so much that I decided to get dressed and get my grocery shopping out of the way today as well. WHY NOT? I spent a fortune people! SIGH!

LUNCH (meal #3)

I'm addicted, what can I say. I give you the always delectable and delicious breakfast concoction. Also known as my new obsession. HEY, at least I put it in a pita instead of a FlatOut wrap this time. It's a TAD different right? :)
  • 4 egg whites seasoned with salt & pepper
  • Trader Joe's cilantro and jalapeno hummus
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Baby spinach leaves
All of this was stuffed into a whole wheat & flax pita. Accompaniments included english cucumbers, baby carrots and a cup of green tea. Simple, clean and delicious. Like the new plate? 79 cents at Le Target Baby! YEAH!


After lunch Nick and I decided to go catch a matinee movie. We watched The Book Of Eli. I liked it. Actually we both liked it. I don't want to give anything away so I'll just leave it at that. You should check it out. ;)

By the time we got home it was nearing dinner time and we were both HUNGRY! We needed something quick and we needed it NOW!

DINNER (meal #4)

Nick decided he wanted pirogues with smoked sausage. Nothing else would do. While he prepped his MUST HAVE dinner I started on mine.

I kept it sweet and simple and tossed the leftover chicken breast and sauteed veggies from dinner the other night onto a bed of spinach and added cherry tomatoes. Yep, dinner was served in less than 5 minutes.


And somehow, by accident (so strange), I found myself with a glass of wine. OH MY, how did that happen?


Hello lover.... I've missed you!


Time to snuggle with the Mr. Have a great night everyone.

Confession, currently on glass #2. UH OH!

XO
Ildie

3 comments:

April Cavin said...

Wow! This post is very inspiring-- makes me want to get up, eat right and start moving!! I especially love the pita sandwich with the egg whites-- sounds so delicious!

Catherine said...

Breakfast looks so good! And that shake does look thick, creamy, and delicious! So yummy!

Karin said...

Gaaaawd... Why does your food always look so droolworthy??? You're torturing me!!!

 

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