My goal this morning was to sleep in and guess what ~ I DID! Ok, well, sleeping in for me. I slept until 7:45 and it was awesome. I think it’s because the weather was cooler and it was cloudy so it made the perfect stay in bed snuggled in your covers setting 🙂
I decided I didn’t want to jump right into my workout this morning and instead whipped up a NEW version of my Protein Pancake for Meal #1 @ 9:00 am. This time I added COCONUT EXTRA and 2 tsp Pure Maple Syrup. OMG ~ this might be my new FAVORITE way to have this. The coconut adds such great flavor and a natural sweetness – try it, you’ll like it! I had too mugs of decaf Cinnamon Vanilla Nut Coffee while reading the paper with The Husband.
Then, I spent the rest of my morning finishing populating my Tag Cloud while watching The Food Network. It looks so cool now and it was fun to watch the words grow to see what I eat the most of. It looks like Chicken, Salads, Beans and Eggs win – What a combination!
Lunch was a request of The Husband. He has been telling me EVERY time I ask him what he wants for dinner or lunch that he wants another BLT. So, today, I made them. Meal #2 @ 12:45 pm.
2 Slices Trader Joe’s Multi-Grain Bread
2 Tbsp mashed avocado topped with sea salt & freshly ground pepper
Big slice organic romaine
4 slices Trader Joe’s Turkey Bacon
2 slices orange Heirloom tomato
MMMMMM! I am pretty sure I could NEVER get enough of these ~ Delish!
After lunch, I decided to whip up a new recipe for lunches tomorrow. You don’t get to know the details or the recipe until tomorrow, but, here is a partial sneak preview.
Meal #3 was a few bites of my lunches for tomorrow (to sample for flavor) and a few almonds (x’s 2)
I did a little shopping and when I came back I figured it was time to get in my lower body workout – no more procrastinating!
I decided that this is the week I want to step up my workouts and add a little circuit training to them by doing Jumping Jacks/Jumping Rope in between sets. What a HUGE difference this makes at getting your heart rate pumping and intensifying your workout – LOVE it!
Squats – I think I can start 10 lbs heavier next time
12 reps at 60 #, 30 seconds Jumping Jacks
10 reps at 70 #, 30 seconds Jumping Jacks
8 reps at 80 #, 30 seconds Jumping Jacks
6 reps at 90 #, 30 seconds Jumping Jacks
12 reps at 80 #
12 reps at 40 #
12 reps at 15 #, 30 seconds Jumping Jacks
10 reps at 20 #, 30 seconds Jumping Jacks
8 reps at 25 #, 30 seconds Jumping Jacks
6 reps at 30 #, 30 seconds Jumping Jacks
12 reps at 25 #
Straight Leg Dead Lifts
12 reps at 40 #
Standing Calf Raises on the Step
12 reps at 20 #
10 reps at 30 #
8 reps at 40 #
6 reps at 50 #
12 reps at 40 lbs
Seated Calf Raises
12 reps at 40 # (high point)
Abs~ performed VERY SLOW for each side no weights added.
Obliques – both sides with a crunch in the middle
Stretching! Ironically I was so pumped after dong my workout I actually WANTED to do my HIIT for tomorrow next. I refrained because seriously – what’s wrong with me?! LOL! I think I was just feeling empowered and strong today.
The Husband and I went to Lowe’s to check out some bricks for the walk way and ran to a Border’s. I scored a few new magazines that I am so pumped to read. How good does that Fall Salad look and I couldn’t pass up the SITC Secrets!!! I cannot wait for the NEXT movie!
I had planned on making us grilled chicken Bruschetta salads for dinner, but, we both saw Rubio’s and changed our mind! I LOVED their Grilled Grande Chicken Bowl when I got it last time, I skipped the Whole Wheat Tortilla option and got the bowl again with NO RICE or DRESSING for Meal #4 @ 5:45 pm.
AMAZINGNESS!!!! It looked and tasted so much better this time as if that was at all possible!
I heart Pico De Gallo on anything!
Grilled chicken with onions and cilantro!
Fresh Guacamole = LOVE!!!!
And my carb-Y black beans are hidden beneath all that goodness.
This was absolutely GRANDE Delicious!
We had an early dinner (yes, we are OLD!) so I know I will be having Meal #5. I am planning on 0% Vanilla Oikos Greek yogurt with some Low Fat Cottage Cheese.
Calories consumed: 1,463
Calories burned: 2,573
Steps taken: 9,375
Ratios: 36% Protein, 39% Carbs, 25% Fat
I feel so accomplished because I completed everything on my list for this weekend ~ so cool!
Off to read my new magazines and relax ~ Nite all!