I finally updated the nutritional stats on my recipes yesterday so if you were waiting, be sure to go back and check out the Super E-Z Chicken Tortilla Soup and the Filet Mignon with Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes if you were wondering.
I am so glad today is Friday and the weekend is finally here! I woke up ready for my last workout of the week and totally ready to close out Week 3 of the BFL challenge. I feel like my week 3 hasn’t been as successful as I would’ve liked so I am ready to move on and start fresh with a new week. But, not before my FREE DAY tomorrow!
For my HIIT this morning I decided to mix it up a little and do some Power Hills. These ALWAYS make my bootie burn and feel so much harder than when you run fast.
** Happy Faces are level 8 – that’s fun that 8 ) equals a LOL
minutes 1 & 2: 3.5 mph @ 0% grade(level 5)
minute 3: 3.8 mph @ 6% grade (level 6)
minute 4: 3.9 mph @ 7% grade (level 7)
minute 5: 4.0 mph @ 8% grade (level
minute 6: 5.0 mph @ 9% grade (level 9)
minute 7: 3.8 mph @ 6% grade (level 6)
minute 8: 3.9 mph @ 7% grade (level 7)
minute 9: 4,0 mph @ 8% grade (level
minute 10: 5.9 mph @ 9% grade (level 9)
minute 11: 3.8 mph @ 6% grade (level 6)
minute 12: 3.9 mph @ 7% grade (level 7)
minute 13: 4.0 mph @ 8% grade (level
minute 14: 5,0 mph @ 9% grade (level 9)
minute 15: 3.8 mph @ 6% grade(level 6)
minute 16: 3.9 mph @ 7% grade (level 7)
minute 17: 4.0 mph @ 8% grade (level
minute 18: 5.0 mph @ 9% grade (level 9)
minute 19: 6.0 mph @ 10% (level 10) – I think at this point, my legs burned off and ran away.
minute 20-21: 3.0 mph @ 0% grade (cool down)
I was STARVING by the time I got to work so I whipped up a Meal #1 @ 7:45 am.
1/2 c Trader Joe’s Low-Fat Greek Yogurt
1/2 c Trader Joe’s Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
1 tsp Agave Drizzle
1 serving Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus
Mixed all together and enjoyed with a BIG Cup of Sunshine ~ 1/2 decaf Starbuck’s & 1/2 hot water. I honestly call this work mug the Sunshine Mug – no clue why since it’s lemons but that is what I think EVERY TIME I get it 😀
You would’ve thought I didn’t eat breakfast at all. I was starving again and tried to hold out as long as I could for Meal #2 @ 10:00 am. I traded in my planned snack of yogurt and fruit for this AMAZINGNESS!
My co-worker bought some WW Pita Bread and Spicy Hummus with Harissa from The Hummus Guy. She shared with me!
1/2 slice toasted warm WW Pita BREAD
2 Tbsp Slather Spicy Hummus with Harissa
1 Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burger
Sprinkle of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
This was SO GOOD I cannot even describe it. All I know is that it was totally worth trading in part of my lunch to have it! I was having the Chicken Burger with lunch.
I pondered having a sweet potato with cottage cheese and greens for lunch but decided a trip to Whole Foods would be WAY BETTER! When I walked in the door they were having a special on their Heirloom Tomatoes and they had THESE awesome samples out.
Heirloom Bruschetta on Lemon Basil Bread with Balsamic Syrup! Ummm, ya, I had one and bought everything to make these for my FREE day tomorrow – So, SO GOOD! BLT #1
When I got back to the office, I got made fun of for plating my Whole Foods eats ~ whatever. I had 1/2 c brown rice
With 1/2 a Grilled Thai BBQ Salmon Piece. I ate it cold and guess what ~ it wasn’t too bad – still “fishy” but not bad.
I also made up a BIG salad with every vegetable and a little Edamame to go with my salmon and rice. I drizzled it with a little Benissimo Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar.
Until I stole a couple of the marinated mushrooms I bought for The Husband. YUM! I LOVE FUNGUS! 😀 BLT #2
I worked like a mad woman this afternoon determined to get the one project done I needed to get done before vacation done. (Wow, I used “done” THREE times in one sentence!) I was still hungry after lunch but I drank water and hot decaf tea to entertain my mouth. I was a nice co-worker today and brought my almonds into share with everyone. I had a couple too (BLT#3) *sigh*I may or may not have had a dark chocolate wedge too (BLT#4 ~ Let the BLT’s continue…….
When I got home we had to head back out to take our nephew out to get an early birthday gift. I was STARVING since I worked late and didn’t eat a real Meal #4. So, I grabbed 2 Sargento Low Fat String Cheeses and a nectarine as we headed out the door.
After shopping we grabbed a quick dinner. I pondered not eating anything and waiting until we got home. But, when I got inside and smelled the deliciousness, I HAD to have something. I ordered 2 tacos on corn tortillas (no whole wheat option :() for Meal #5 @ 8:45 pm and then proceeded to gobble them down BEFORE I remembered to take a picture….Boooo!
My BLT snacking is officially done and I am not having Meal #6 since I am not hungry. I am off to relax with The Husband and find something other than Football on TV 😀
STAT RECAP coming tomorrow.
See you all tomorrow for Farmer’s Market, Free Day Fun!
QUESTION SOF THE DAY:
1. What is your favorite lunch to get at Whole Foods or any grocery store when you need something quick and healthy?
2. How do you control BLT’s (Bites, Licks Tastes)? Do you give in?