I LOVED reading all the fantastic eats you have planned this week on yesterday’s post. You all seriously made me hungry and I was taking some notes to make your recommendations!
This morning I actually debated turning my alarm off and going back to bed. I was soooo tired when it went off that I didn’t believe my alarm clock was right. But, I remembered my Body-For-Life Commitment and that you burn the most fast/calories ALL day with an AM workout. So, I dragged myself out of bed and hopped on the treadmill for my HIIT’s.
I decided to mix up my HIIT’s today and do what I am calling “Power HIlls”. I increased my speed and grade every minute so that I was speed walking up a BIG HILL. I could definitely feel the burn in my legs, hamstrings and bootie! It got my heart rate up for sure and I think it may have been even tougher than running fast especially when you do NOT hold on.
** Happy Faces are level 8 – that’s fun that 8 ) equals a LOL**
minutes 1 & 2: 3.5 mph @ 1% grade(level 5)
minute 3: 3.6 mph @ 6% grade (level 6)
minute 4: 3.7 mph @ 7% grade (level 7)
minute 5: 3.8 mph @ 8% grade (level
minute 6: 3.9 mph @ 9% grade (level 9)
minute 7: 3.6 mph @ 6% grade (level 6)
minute 8: 3.7 mph @ 7% grade (level 7)
minute 9: 3.8 mph @ 8% grade (level
minute 10: 3.9 mph @ 9% grade (level 9)
minute 11: 3.6 mph @ 6% grade (level 6)
minute 12: 3.7 mph @ 7% grade (level 7)
minute 13: 3.8 mph @ 8% grade (level
minute 14: 3.9 mph @ 9% grade (level 9)
minute 15: 3.6 mph @ 6% grade(level 6)
minute 16: 3.7 mph @ 7% grade (level 7)
minute 17: 3.8 mph @ 8% grade (level
minute 18: 3.9 mph @ 9% grade (level 9)
minute 19: 4.0 mph @ 10% (level 10) – I think at this point, my legs burned off and ran away.
minute 20-21: 3.5 mph @ 0% grade (cool down)
I whipped up a fantastic protein pancake (click HERE for the recipe) for Meal #1 @ 7:17 am.
I topped it with Chunky Almond Butter and Agave Nectar ~ HMMMMM! This might be one of my FAVORITE breakfasts ever.
I rolled it up into a pancake burrito so I could enjoy it on my commute into work.
Meal #2 @ 10:04 am started out with my new favorite base for ANY WRAP. Start out with a BIG La Tortilla Factory GIANT low carb tortilla, smeared 1 Laughing Cow Lite Wedge, 2 Tbsp Spicy with Harissa Hummus & 1 BIG Tbsp TJ’s Roasted Red Pepper Spread.
Then, add in your favorite toppings. Today I selected 2 oz Honey Roasted Turkey with a sprinkle of green onions. It reminded me a bit of “pin wheels” ~ so creamy and spicy – MMMMMMM!
I had actually packed up a really good lunch for today but I realized AFTER my AM snack that part of my lunch was my snack ~ oops! So, I DID get my salad after all and headed out to Whole Foods since I can NEVER get enough of their fantastic “bars”.
Meal #3 @ 1:22 pm consisted of all of my favorite things. I started off with this amazing salad.
* Romaine & Mixed Greens with a little purple cabbage
* Edamame with a small teaspoon of dried cranberries (protein & carbs together – perfect!)
* Cherry tomatoes, mushroom slices and some broccoli
* My FAVORITE balsamic onions
and tow GIGANTIC BEANS ~ LOVE these beans!
And because a girl can never get enough fiber in her diet, I added a side of grilled veggies ~ so good! I think I could eat these alone and call it my meal.
4 oz grilled teriyaki chicken for my protein
and 1/2 a cup brown rice for my carb.
It was the perfect lunch ~ seriously though! I helped serve up a big sheet cake of Chocolate Chocolate cake today for the birthdays at work and wasn’t even tempted to have a single bite! Go me!!! I really think having satisfying food goes a LONG way in helping you to resist the temptations that lurk everywhere in the office!
When I was ready for a little something sweet, I whipped up Meal #4 @ 4:25 PM – A Chocolate Banana “Milk Shake” MMMMMM……I honestly look forward to THIS shake every day. The EAS Chocolate Whey Protein Powder is by far the BEST and I am not a big chocolate person either!
After work I ran to the store to stock up on all our goodies for the week. When I came home, The Husband was in action cooking dinner for us. Ok, seriously, I have to mark my calendar. I think this is now the THIRD TIME he has cooked for us since I’ve known him. LOVE him for that because I was totally exhausted.
Against his will, he pulled out these Trader Joe’s Turkey Meatballs from the freezer. He said that turkey does not belong in spaghetti ~ just ask any Italian 😀 LOL
I picked them up awhile back thinking they’ could be used for a fast meal. The stats are pretty nice.
The Husband in action ~ “selecting his spices” and covering up his “secret sauce”. He’s funny!
While he cooked, I made up some “garlic” bread for him using the Orowheat Onion Rolls that his mom got us. I pulled them out of the freezer, added a little butter, garlic seasoning, pepper and parmesan. I did have serious BREAD ENVY because garlic bread is like some of the BEST bread EVER!
The finished product ~ Turkey Meatballs in a secret sauce plus Multi-Grain Pasta with a little sauce mixed in to keep the noodles from sticking (“he’s clever!”)
I had 1/2 cup of Multi-Grain pasta with 2 turkey meatballs in special sauce with a sprinkle of parmesan and fresh basil. The sauce was actually amazing ~ the Husband NEEDS to cook more 😀 The meatballs were, eh, ok ~ we both agreed that they were too “turkey” tasting. I think I might be spoiled on the real deal – nothing is as good as real homemade meatballs versus packaged ones. I probably will not buy these again, but, instead, will double my next batch and freeze 1/2.
I had 3 Heirloom Caprese Slices ~ YUM! This is my one of my FAVORITE salads and sandwiches. If it would’ve been BFL approved to eat the entire plate, I would have 🙂 LOL
All together on the fancy new blue mat The Husband bought me this weekend.
Calories consumed: 1,510
Calories burned: 2,851
Steps taken: 10,887
Ratios: 35 % Protein, 35 % Carbs, 30% Fat
TWO Fun Sites I heard about today from two message boards I LOVE!
* You can run a 10K no matter where you are at on 10/2009 by joining the Nike 10K Human Race ~ click HERE to learn more about it.
* The Daily Mile Training Log is a fun FREE site that just might motivate you to get in those miles ~ click HERE to check it out – so cool!
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is one of your absolute favorite websites that you LOVE to visit? It can be one you read for motivation, support, gossip, news, or what not.
I’d have to say for me, it isn’t one site, but, a bunch depending on the the mood. I LOVE people.com for gossip, my weight watchers buddy group 🙂 and lately my Bad @$$ Team at the bodyforlife-tracker.com. For recipes, Myrecipes.com and cookinglight.com. Of course I am addicted to reading blogs and tweets too!
I am off to catch some zzz’s and hopefully wake up NOT tired tomorrow! Have a great nite all!