Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Slow Running Machine

Hello my little bloggeties.

As I sit here right now, typing these very words, a calm sweeps over me. Or maybe that's a premature hot flash. HA! In any event, I feel at peace right now. Without dwelling too much on the details, lets just say that work was rough and mega stressful today. I'm SO HAPPY to be home and relaxing on the couch. Currently sipping on some honey green tea and all is well with the world. I'm also watching What Not To Wear and crying uncontrollably like a lunatic. :)

Reeeeeeeeeewind to this morning. Before my peaceful frame of mind was turned upside down.

BREAKFAST (meal #1)

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/8 cup wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbs unsweetened dark cocoa
  • pinch salt
  • Splenda
  • (Microwaved and topped with 1 tbs ground flax + 1 tbs Better N' Peanut Butter + 1 tbs sugar free strawberry preserves.)


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

It was a vegetable EXPLOSION in my office today. I had a veggie wrap in a wheat FlatOut with bean sprouts, spinach, roasted red pepper hummus and kumato slices.

On the side I had more kumato wedges, baby bell peppers, leftover brussel sprouts and more hummus. Soooooo good!

Consumed in my office while I worked. Nothing exciting I know. I apologize. I didn't leave work for a break today either. There was NO way that I could allow it. I just had too much going on. :(

SNACK (meal #3) at 4:00pm.

I'm still going through those protein muffins I baked on Saturday. I WILL EAT THEM ALL DAMN IT! I crumbled two of them into a cup of plain Dannon Greek yogurt and sprinkled cinnamon on top. LOVED it.

Somehow, by some miracle, the clouds parted, the sun came out, the emails stopped, the phone wasn't ringing and I was actually able to leave work on time. SAY WHAT?!?!


Lat Pulldown with rope grip (cable)
70lb x 15
70lb x 15
60lb x 15
Advanced Chest Press (plate loaded)
60lb x 15
50lb x 15
50lb x 12
Face Pull with rope grip (cable)
90lb x 15
80lb x 15
80lb x 15
Modular Chest Press (cable)
70lb x 15
60lb x 15
50lb x 15
Bent Over Barbell Row
40lb x 15
35lb x 15
35lb x 15
Dumbbell Fly
12.5lb x 15
12.5lb x 15
12.5lb x 15
Elliptical Cross Trainer
15 minutes, 1 minute intervals of levels 6, 8 & 10, 1.35 miles
15 minutes, 1 minute intervals of walking at 3.2 and running at 5.5, 1.07 miles

I uped the running speed to 5.5 today and did okay. Who knew? Still following the "steady as she goes" method. We'll see where it gets me. The leg has been feeling fine. YAY! Project "Running Machine" is in full "slow" effect. HA! ;)

Total time at gym = 1:13
Max HR = 182
Average HR = 136
Calories Burned = 566

After the gym we did the now daily ritualistic feeding of the beasts at Mama and Papa Babushkas house. I think the cats hate us. They hide as soon as we show up and refuse to show themselves. It's like they know that I just want to hold them and love on them. MY LITTLE FUR BABIES! DON'T HIDE FROM ME! MAMA LOVES YOU!

SNACK (meal #4) at 7:15pm.

When I came home I whipped together a tasty little protein packed treat. I wasn't in the mood for a cold smoothie so I tried something new instead. I took one scoop of chocolate peanut butter whey protein powder and stirred in 4 tbs of unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze. It turned into a nice little pasty, protein packed pudding. I had it with a 1/2 cup of low fat cottage cheese and topped it all with a sprinkle of Udi's original granola.

I loved it. It was sticky, ooey, gooey, creamy, crunchy and filling all at the same time. I'll be making this again for sure! :)

DINNER (meal #5) at 9:30pm.

I was craving two things, roasted veggies and cheese. I can't explain it but I HAD to have it. I tossed some broccoli, mushrooms and asparagus (seasoned with pink sea salt, black pepper, rosemary and garlic powder) into a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. When the veggies were nice and golden I tossed them into an oven safe bowl, topped them with a slice of Munster cheese, a sprinkle of Parmesan and a 1/4 cup of Bertolli Arrabiata sauce. To make it perfect, I popped the bowl under the broiler for 3 minutes until the cheese got all nice and melted.

I had it with a toasted Thomas's English muffin with spray butter.

SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I could cry it was so good!

Time to say goodnight now. I think we're going to pick a movie to watch or something. Not sure I can make it through a movie though. Pretty sleepy!



wewillvacation said...

I have become somewhat addicted to your blog! I check it every morning with my wake up coffee. Your meals always look so so amazing!

Karin said...

Why is work here to torture us? Shouldn't it be.. just work? Sigh..
I'm glad to hear that you got to leave on time though. I hate nothing more than urgent 5pm phone calls.
Have a great Wednesday!

sweetlife said...

work sucks...think vaction,vacation,vacation,
great job on your running...


homecookedem said...

Great idea to crumble a protein muffin on top of your greek yogurt!! It looks so good!! :)

I like the word bloggetie! ;)


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