Today was such a “Monday”, but, the good thing about it is that my day flew by fast. Only 4 days of work left before I am on vacation ~ Yahoo! I was up at 5:45 am (yup, hit snooze a few times) to whip out a quick HIIT this morning. Oh, how I wanted to stay in bed because it was cool and rainy out……so glad I didn’t though because this started my day off right.
** Happy Faces are level 8 – that’s fun that 8 ) equals a LOL
minutes 1 & 2: 3.5 mph (level 5)
minute 3: 4.0 mph (level 6)
minute 4: 5.0 mph (level 7)
minute 5: 5.5 mph (level
minute 6: 6.0 mph (level 9)
minute 7: 4.0 mph (level 6)
minute 8: 6.0 mph (level 7)
minute 9: 6.5 mph (level
minute 10: 7.0 mph (level 9)
minute 11: 4.0 mph (level 6)
minute 12: 6.0 mph (level 7)
minute 13: 6.5 mph (level
minute 14: 7.0 mph (level 9)
minute 15: 4.0 mph (level 6)
minute 16: 6.0 mph (level 7)
minute 17: 6.5 mph (level
minute 18: 7.0 mph (level 9)
minute 19: 30 seconds @8.0 & 30 seconds @ 9.0 mph (level 10)
minute 20-21: 3.5 mph (cool down & panting) Plus a few more minutes just walking really, really slow
On my way to work, I slurped an iced decaf cinnamon vanilla nut coffee.
I took a scoop of Leftover Organic Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta topped with a little parmesan and put it
On top of 1/2 c of Egg White Fluffies!
Plus some super sweet organic strawberries & grapes.
Meal #2 rocked! I am really LOVING the StoneyField Organic Oikos 0% Greek Yogurts with “stuff” on the bottom. Today, I had the Honey with 1/2 c low fat cottage cheese ~ SO GOOD!
My Co-worker who has done Body For Life with her husband told me about these Nutletts today. Have you all ever heard of them? They are made by Dixie Diners and get these ~ a 1/2 c serving contains 140 cal, 15 g carbs and 25 g PROTEIN! They are Gluten Free, Low/No Sugar Added, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Fat/Fat Free, Heart Healthy, Low Sodium.
It’s ok that they look like little pooh drops…I have to admit I was scared trying them, but, they reminded me of Grapenuts ~ Must, tInd them! I check TJ’s and Whole Foods today with no such luck. She did mention she got them at a small local Mom & Pop health food store so I may have to visit there.
Yesterday I took a little time to prepare some lunches for the week. I LOVE taking part of Sunday to prepare lunches because then I just grab the container and go in the morning. It makes mornings so much faster when you are rushing around.
Meal #3 ~ I marinated some organic chicken breasts in an Easy Lime Marinade and grilled them. I served up 4 oz.
I made a side of Lemon & Basil Brown Rice from Annabel. LOVE her site and her transformation – she is AMAZING!!! Stop by & check it out if you haven’t. This rice was awesome ~ garlicky, lemon, basily good! (Yes, those are ALL REAL words) :) This recipe is fantastic in stats if you are looking for a good VEGAN/VEGETARIAN option. I served up a 1/2 cup serving with my meal.
use up add in some veggies, I whipped up a batch of super easy Parmesan Zucchini.
All together with fun lemon and basil slices on the side ~ this was a super filling lunch! I LOVE that I have leftovers for later this week too.
While I was at Whole Foods looking for the Nutletts cereal, I happened to come across a NEW MaraNatha Product ~ Dark Chocolate Almond Butter!!!! I HAD to buy it because well you can’t walk in a store and leave without buying anything, right?! 🙂
Meal #5 is a new recipe and I will be posting that next.
Calories consumed: 1,383
Calories burned: 2,706
Steps taken: 11,151
Ratios: 36% Protein, 38% carbs, 28% fat (all off – boo!)
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Coming up next, my Body For Life Baked Cheesy Turkey Rigatoni!