Monday, April 26, 2010

Babies and Brussel Sprouts

I went a little crah-zee last night with the "fun having" and stayed out way past my bedtime. (BAD ILDIE!!) I didn't even get home until after 1:00am. There was much fun to be had though. Too much in fact! I accidentally drank wine..... Way more than I should have...... IT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST! It innocently started with chatting and catching up while holding and ooing and cooing over baby Benjamin. HE IS INSANELY ADORABLE PEOPLE! I held him for about 30 minutes and didn't want to give him back. Not in a creepy way. I'm just saying! (Pictures of baby Ben will not be posted, sorry... I promised mommy... He's just not ready to make his photographic debut yet...) Then the wine and the boardgames made an appearance. This is where it all went downhill. So much for being 100% perfect and good with no slacking off this week. I'm off to a great start right? HA!

Needless to say, waking up today was a bit rough. Thus making the usual Monday hustle that much more "enjoyable".

BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:30am.

This sat in my stomach like a gooey brick. No idea why. I eat this all the time and never have any problems. I was uncomfortably FULL today though. Maybe I should cut my portion size back a bit? I shall test this tomorrow and see what happens.
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch salt
  • Splenda
  • (Microwaved and topped with 1 tbs ground flax + 1 tbs sugar free strawberry preserves + 1 tbs Better N' Peanut Butter.)

The day flew by at work today. Probably because I was super busy and super tired. Makes for the perfect time warp/blackout combo!

LUNCH (meal #2) at 12:30pm.

I had a tasty wheat FlatOut + Spinach + Bean Sprouts + Smoke Turkey + Sriracha wrap. It was so good and spicy. I LOVE Sriracha. I swear it makes everything better!

I also had a banana. It's been so long since I've just eaten a banana. Not IN anything or ON anything. Just eaten as is. It really is the perfect fruit!

On our break today, Ann and I invaded CVS and I spent a small fortune on new makeup. WHY must it be so expensive? WHY must I be a sucker and buy it? WHY can't I just be blessed with naturally flawless skin? WHY???? On a serious note, I LOVE makeup!! I'm a girly girl I guess! But you know, with a rugged and tough side! ROAR!

SNACK (meal #3) at 4:15pm.

The usual with some muffin lovin. A plain Dannon Greek yogurt with strawberries and 2 of the mini chocolate protein muffins I made on Saturday. Topped off with cinnamon. YUM!

I inhaled this, changed for the gym and got the hot heck out of work at 5:00 on the dot.


The gym was INSANELY busy today. The rain and grey skies brought all the crazies out. They were everywhere! Grunting, flexing and hogging up weights and machines all over the place. It was rough but somehow Ann and I worked around them. It definitely slowed us down a bit. BAH!

Bicep Curl (barbell)
45lb x 15
40lb x 15
35lb x 15
35lb x 15
Front Shoulder Raise (barbell)
30lb x 15
25lb x 15
25lb x 15
25lb x 15
Tricep Pulldown (cable machine)
80lb x 15
70lb x 15
70lb x 15
60lb x 15
Hammer Curls (dumbbells)
20lb x 12
15lb x 15
12.5lb x 15
12.5lb x 15
Skull Crushers (barbell)
30lb x 15
30lb x 15
30lb x 15
30lb x 15
21's (barbell)
30lb x 21
30lb x 21

At this point Ann and I were at our LIMIT with the overcrowded factor in the free weight room so we called it quits and went upstairs to do cardio.

Ladies, does anyone else ever feel like having breasts makes you less accepted, or in a word "invisible" in the free weight room (also known as MAN land)? Sometimes I could just scream, but I refrain. Instead I hold my ground, get my workout done and feel all the better for it. I will not move for you! I will not shy away! I will not rush my sets because you have no manners! I deserve to be here just as much as you! SO TAKE THAT GRUNTING BEASTS! Take that and love it! ;)

Treadmill - 20 minutes
1.4 miles, 1 minute intervals at levels 3.2 (walking) and 5.0 (running).

Elliptical Cross Trainer - 10 minutes
1 mile, 1 minute intervals at levels 6, 8 and 10.

Total time at the gym = 1:15
Max HR = 181
Average HR = 150
Total Calories burned = 687

We left the gym feeling energized, empowered, strong and unfortunately, soaking wet and stinky. We quickly ran to Mama and Papa Babushka's house to fee the kitties and then I hustled home.

SNACK (meal #4) at 8:00pm.

I made a tasty smoothie.
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 10 frozen cherries
  • 1 cup ice

I was freezing but had a craving for this bad boy anyways. It took me for EVER to finish it all. Sooooo coooooold!

DINNER (meal #5) at 10:00pm.

I hate having dinner this late but time just sort of got away from me today. I was craving brussel sprouts like MAD! I tossed some on a cookie sheet with red potatoes and sweet potatoes for a nice and easy meal. I seasoned it all with sea salt + black pepper + garlic powder and baked it at 425 for 30 minutes. Flipping everything just once about halfway through. I also tossed in a smoke bratwurst for Nick to have with dinner. I just had my serving with a leftover chicken breast from last nights dinner.

Simple and delicious! Of course I also had some low carb ketchup on the side. I LOVE KETCHUP!

Alright my lovelies. I'm a tired mess. I must get some sleep tonight! Last night is definitely catching up to me!

I adore you all!

My Ildie-ism for the day --- Though chickens can't fly, they still enjoy buying the ticket. HA!


Sonia said...

low carb ketchup? what?! The brussels look mouth-watering!

homecookedem said...

Your meals always look so perfectly balanced and DELICIOUS!! I want you to be my personal chef!! That's what I think every time I read your posts. I'll hire you when I win the lottery! ;)

Karin said...

Well also you have to go crazy from time to time. I was already starting to think that you're some kind of a superwoman or something.. what with all your crazy will power ;).

Ha! Men and their weights. Well it's all that matters to them. Silly!


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