Saturday, February 6, 2010


As predicted, the EVIL snow storm arrived late yesterday afternoon and continued to fall ALL night long. When we woke up it looked crazy outside. 5 inches my ass. More like 12+. The decision to skip the gym this morning was not a hard one. I'M TRAPPED! I don't think I could have made it out of the driveway or up our street even if I was crazy enough to try. BAH!

I enjoyed an espresso while staring at the insanity from inside. THIS is about as close as I want to be to the powdery stuff that frozen nightmares are made of.

My espresso was to die for, as usual. I made it with chocolate chip cookie flavored coffee and topped it with fat free whip and cinnamon. It warmed me right up!

BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:00am.

Eggs sounded good this morning. NO OATMEAL? GASP! Strange right? Maybe I'll have it later today as a snack. LIVIN ON THE CULINARY EDGE OVER HERE!

To start, I toasted an English muffin and smeared Trader Joe's cilantro jalapeno hummus on each half. I also cooked up 4 egg whites mixed with a handful of chopped up spinach leaves, seasoned with salt & pepper. I topped each English muffin with the eggs and drizzled Sriracha on top.

My breakfast loved me and I loved it right back.

I also had a small handful of grapes on the side and a cup of blood orange & pomegranate tea. Yum-Yum!

After my food settled I decided to workout at home. Nothing major but I didn't want to forgo it all together. I'll probably end up going to the gym tomorrow instead of taking Sunday off like usual. I'm hoping some of this snow melts by then. While I was changing into my gym clothes, Nick geared up to tackle the driveway. It looked insane! I swear we had at least 16 inches or more fall last night!

Nick's Workout....


Done 2x over
Push ups
Sit ups

Done 2x over
Double Leg Raise reverse sit ups

Just one set
30 seconds
Side Plank (right)
15 seconds
Side Plank (left)
15 seconds

Done 2x over
Push ups
Dumbbell Fly
8lb x 30
Dumbbell Press

Done 2x over
Arnold Press (dumbbell)
8lb x 20
Front Raise (dumbbell)
8lb x 20
Side Raise (dumbbell)
8lb x 20

Done 2x over
Bicep Curls (dumbbells)
13lb x 15 (had to hold the 5lb & 8lb dumbbells together, SUCKED)
Hammer Curls (dumbbells)
13lb x 15

I had also planned to get on the bike but decided to continue the "workout" by cleaning the house up a bit. This adventure involved moving furniture, vacuuming, rotating a huge area rug, dusting, decluttering, dishes, laundry folding and bed making. WHEW! By the time Nick was done shoveling, the downstairs looked completely different. I just can't help myself. I LOVE moving things around. It's my inner interior designer wannabe self trying to BUST out.

We were both starving and worn out. Nick heated up some leftovers he scavenged out of the fridge and I made myself a quick salad.

LUNCH (meal #2) at 1:00pm
  • Spinach
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 cup Black beans
  • 1/4 cup Cottage Cheese
  • Spicy Black Bean Burger (Morning Star Farms)
  • Spray Butter
  • S+P

This salad was so simple and tasty. It filled me right up and packed roughly 26g of protein. NICE!

After lunch I decided to be a bit naughty and had another espresso. :-O REBEL! I couldn't help it. I was craving it like something crazy. I added 5 drops of chocolate fudge brownie Capella Flavor Drops to the mix this time. Holy yum! Delicious! I love the aroma of these drops. So rich!

Nick recently joined NetFlix and we decided to veg out for a bit and watched Chocolate. No, not the romantic movie with Johnny Depp (though I love that movie a lot and have seen it several times). It was a crazy martial arts movie about an autistic young woman with ridiculous fighting skills. Some of the fight scenes were insane. I love martial arts flicks!!!

By the time the movie was over we were both ready for a snack. He opted for a huge bag of Dandee corn twists and I decided to make oatmeal. You didn't think I would forget did you?

SNACK (meal #3) at 5:00pm.
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 1/2 cup water
  • tons of cinnamon
  • Splenda to taste
  • 5 drops of vanilla custard Capella Flavor Drops
  • 1 banana, sliced
I topped this creamy goodness with PB2 and a tablespoon of superfruit jam. SERIOUSLY! SO GOOD! It tasted just like a hot peanut butter, banana and jelly sandwich with a hint of sweet vanilla. DROOL!

After lunch we decided to watch another movie. Can you believe I've never seen American Psycho? NUTS! I LOVED every single insane second of it. :)

After movie I started on Dinner. Nick had spaghetti and I decided to make me some tofu and veggies. I'm hooked!

DINNER (meal #4) at 9:00. (only had 4 meals instead of 5 today....)

I marinated the tofu in a mixture of soy, sharp mustard, spicy Thai chili paste and sweet chili sauce. I popped them into a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. I wanted them nice and golden crispy.

While the tofu was cooking I sauteed a huge serving of broccoli, cauliflower and pineapple chunks in more soy and sweet chili sauce.

Everything turned out fantastic!! I'm loving tofu lately. I also enjoyed a small whole wheat and flax pita on the side.

Alright my lovelies, it's getting late and I'm going to hang with the Mr. some more before I pass out. Enjoy your Saturday night. See you tomorrow.



penny aka jeroxie said...

Good on you for being so motivated. I need some of that.

Karin said...

Love the eggs that heart you! So adorable :). Your workout is kick ass! I wish I were as motivated as you are.


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