Second of all. It was above 50 degrees today. OMG. So exciting!
Third of all. I WAS SO BUSY TODAY! Work was cray-zaaaay. As you know, I left at noon last Friday instead of 5:00. Boy, people sure did MISS me. HA! I came in to 100+ emails at work. It took me until noon to get (somewhat) caught up. At least the day flew by. SWOOOOOSH!
BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:30am. (I was trapped at my desk which is why I ate later than usual)
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 wheat bran
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- dash pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbs flax
- 2 tbs sugar free cherry preserves (Smucker's)
- 1 tbs Better N' Peanut Butter
HEAVEN!!! I am officially IN LOVE with BNPB! Thick, creamy and decadent. I don't know if it's just me but I think it tastes damn good considering it's only 50 calories and 1 gram of fat per tablespoon!
I ate my breakfast while juggling work, phone calls, emails and faxes. I should be in a circus. My skills are amazing!
LUNCH (meal #2) at 12:30pm.
I swear the morning was over in like 30 minutes. Ann said she was ready for lunch and I thought she was kidding. Then I realized it was past noon. WOW!
I had the best little veggie packed feast for lunch. I loaded up an everything bagel thin with a wedge of light, swiss Laughing Cow Cheese, baby spinach, tomato slices and yellow bell peppers.
On the side I had the rest of the tomato and peppers, some sugar snap peas and a green pear. Sadly the pear was not ripe and hard. I still ate most of it though. NO FOOD GETS LEFT BEHIND!
We busted out of the office for an hour today. AHH, GLORIOUS SUN! I was on a "find small hair clips" mission. I realized that my hair is now short enough to just clip back and off of my face for the gym. NO need for ponytails. I FEEL SO FREE!
SNACK (meal #3) at 4:15pm.
TRAGICALLY I have no Greek Yogurt so I had a Weight Watchers peach yogurt instead. I was going to have this pretty little apple too but somehow, I just never got around to it. I was doing some more of that there "juggling" and lost track of time.
We barely made it out of work on time today. BARELY! I was excited to see what my new Polar watch would have to say today. I swear that wearing it makes exercising more exciting. Like a game. CAN YOU BEAT THE HIGHEST SCORES!? I'll surely try!
SADLY! I didn't turn it on correctly and I didn't notice until 25 minutes into the workout. I still managed to burn 487 calories in the 54 minutes that the watch did keep track of.
The total workout was roughly 1:20 minutes long so I'm guessing I burned close to 600 calories total. ??? Anyways, here's the workout.
Lat Pulldown with V bar (cable)
70lb x 15
60lb x 15 (2 sets)
Seated Chest Press (plate loaded)
60lb x 5 (2 sets)
50lb x 15
High Row (plate loaded)
100lb x 15 (3 sets)
Advanced Chest Press (plate loaded)
30lb x 15 (3 sets)
Seated Row (cable)
50lb x 15 (3 sets)
Seated Chest Press (cable)
75lb x 15
60lb x 15 (2 sets)
Elliptical Cross Trainer
30 minutes, 2.63 miles
Min. 1-10 (level 8)
Min. 11-30 (2 minute intervals at levels 8 & 10)
SNACK (meal #4) at 7:15pm.
I made a quick recovery smoothie as soon as I got home.
- 1 cup vanilla Almond Breeze
- 1 small banana
- 1 cup ice
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
DINNER (meal #5) at 9:00.
I actually pre-planned tonights dinner. Can you believe it? I usually just wing it! Pork loin was on the menu tonight. Nick loves it and I haven't made it in a while. I seasoned the loin with pink salt, red pepper, black pepper, oregano and rosemary. I covered it with foil, pierced a few holes in the foil and baked it at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
I also roasted some broccoli and asparagus to go with it. I seasoned the veggies with the same exact seasonings and baked them for maybe 15 minutes. I also sprinkled some parmesan on the veggies when they were done.
Dinner was super delicious. I also had Sriracha on the side for some spicy dipping. So good!
Now it's time to continue my affair with my TV Mister (Dexter). Oh how I love you Dexter!! We're almost done with season 3 and It's getting so good! I may be up until 2:00am so we can finish it tonight. I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN STAND WAITING UNTIL TOMORROW!!