Thursday, March 18, 2010

Back to clean and pure

Sweet dreams are NOT made of this. Oh man, I had the worst night of sleep ever. I kept waking up and was either too hot or too cold. LOVE THAT! I was also dying of thirst all night. Clearly the celebratory beers were to blame for that. Oh, and I had heartburn, which of course can be blamed on spicy Mexican food. My body HATES me right now that's for sure. No worries sweet body, we're going back to clean and pure today and I won't abuse you again until Vegas. HA! ;)

I picked Ann up for work this morning since her car was still at the shop and hesitantly slithered to work. I knew I would be swimming in emails today and of course, I was. HOLY MY GOODNESS! I was missed!!! I couldn't leave my desk until 10:00 to finally make breakfast and grab a cup of coffee. Le Sigh.

BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 10:00am.

My stomach needed good food and it needed it bad. Oatmeal to the rescue!
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Splenda to taste
  • pinch salt
Topped with....
  • 1 tbs flax
  • 1 tbs sugar free apricot preserves (smucker's)
  • 1 tbs Better N' Peanut Butter


I worked, took a bite, worked, took a bite, worked, took a bite. You get the point. I was still finishing up my oatmeal at 11:00. :-O

LUNCH (meal #2) at 12:45pm.

I packed the very last of my homemade black bean burger and had a tasty salad.
  • Spinach
  • Corn
  • Black Bean Burger
  • Tomato
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Spray Butter drizzle
  • Sriracha for heat


I thought this salad was delicious! It tasted so fresh and flavorful! MM!

There was NO time for a break today so I worked clear through the afternoon. The shop called Ann at 3:00 to say that her car was done. The place is just down the street from the office so I snuck out with Ann for 10 minutes and we walked over to pick it up. It was so nice out! Too bad I was spending it ALL inside staring at a glowing box full of stress and drama. :)

SNACK (meal #3) at 4:30pm.

I had a very quick snack of chocolate Oikos with a banana, which was man handled, torn and tossed on top. I was busy and didn't have time to make it pretty. HA! I wanted to make sure I could leave work on time. NO TIME FOR FUSSIN!


After work I wet to the gym solo. Ann is coming down with a cold and decided to just go home. BAH! I was already feeling unmotivated today. Honestly, the last thing I wanted to do was go workout but I went and did what I had to do!

WORKOUT!

Tricep Pushdown (cable)
80lb x 15
70lb x 15 (2 sets)
Bicep Curls (barbell)
40lb x 15
35lb x 15 (2 sets)
Seated Military Press (barbell)
30lb x 15 (3 sets)
Skull Crushers (barbell)
25lb x 15 (3 sets)
21's (barbell)
25lb bar (3 sets)
Front Raise (barbell)
20lb x 15 (3 sets)
Tricep Extension (dumbbell)
15lb x 15 (3 sets)
Bicep Curls (barbell)
30lb x 15 (3 sets)
Elliptical Cross Trainer
30 minutes, 2.6 miles, 2 minute intervals of levels 6-8

Total time spent at gym = 1:08.
Max HR = 165
Average HR = 145
Total Calories burned = 596

SNACK (meal #4) at 7:00pm.

I flew home after the gym and made a quick shake with 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze, 1 scoop chocolate peanut butter whey protein powder and a splash of water. I gave it a good shake and chugged it. I haven't busted out the blender to make a smoothie with ice and banana in a few days. Sometimes I just crave a quick shake.

DINNER (meal #5) at 8:30pm.

I was excited for dinner tonight. I took my 9x9 baking dish and layered it with a bag of rinsed sauerkraut which I seasoned with pink salt, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and black pepper. I poured in a small can of low sodium beef broth as well to keep the kraut moist. I then took a lean pork loin, seasoned it with salt, pepper and rosemary. I placed it on top of the kraut, covered it all with foil, poked a few holes in it and baked it at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.


Porky perfection. I love sauerkraut like nobody's business. MM!


Time to unwind for a bit with some recorded DVR love. I doubt I'll be up very late tonight. I feel exhausted!

XOXOXO
Ildie

3 comments:

sweetlife said...

nice dinner

sweetlife

Janetha said...

i need to hop on the better than pb bandwagon. never tried it!

Karin said...

Oh the beer.. Love it and hate it. Sigh.. ;)
Your eats look good though! For some reasons I've never been a huge fan of sauerkraut.. Oh and what's that yellow "stuff" next to it? Looks good! :)

 

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