Happy Friday all! The weekend and my VACATION is finally here ~ so excited for that. I was up at 4 am this morning (that’s the problem with going to bed at 9 am). But, I managed to be lazy in bed until 5:15 AM thinking about my day and what I wanted to do. I decided to really push myself on my HIIT.
I ROCKED IT and am uber proud of me! I ran the entire time – no walking breaks and sprinted the last minute at 9.0 mph all out. That’s fast for me and my short legs 😀 I actually woke The Husband up – oops LOL! He was worried and told me to take a puff of my inhaler (I have asthma). I felt amazing after for my new level of accomplishment.
minutes 1 & 2: 3.5 mph
minute 3: 5.0 mph
minute 4: 5.5 mph
minute 5: 6.0 mph
minute 6: 6.5 mph
minute 7: 5.0 mph
minute 8: 5.5 mph
minute 9: 6.0 mph
minute 10: 6.5 mph
minute 11: 5.0 mph
minute 12: 5.5 mph
minute 13: 6.0 mph
minute 14: 6.5 mph
minute 15: 5.0 mph
minute 16: 5.5 mph
minute 17: 6.0 mph
minute 18: 6.5 mph
minute 19: 9.0 mph (level 10 ~ all the way!!!)
minute 20-21: 3.0 mph (cool down & panting) Plus a few more minutes just walking really, really slow
I myself late this morning by chatting and hanging out with The Husband for a bit this morning since he was up versus sleeping. Meal #1 was eaten in the car on my way to work.
1 container Oikos Organic 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1/2 c TJ’s Low Fat Cottage Cheese
1/4 c sprinkle of TJ’s Fiber worms
Work flew by so fast today since I had a BIG project to finish before I went on vacation. My tummy was sure to let me know it was time for Meal #2 exactly 3 hours later.
7 Back to Nature Organic Wheat/Flax Crackers
1 TJ’s Lite Mozzarella stick
2 oz TJ’s Maple Turkey
I LOVE snacky plates like this. I managed to sneak out for a quick run to Whole Foods at lunch to pick up a special jar of Dark Chocolate Almond butter that I have to mail off. While I was there I decided to trade in my Mayo-Less Tuna Sandwich for their BUILD YOUR OWN TACO SALAD for Meal #3…..MMMMM, I told you, I don’t think I could ever get enough Mexican food! So it was a guy who served it up in my togo box so there is no prettiness about it.
Here is what I picked for my salad even though you can’t see it all.
* Organic Romaine Lettuce – veg, but, there was hardly any lettuce
* Chile Verde Chicken – Protein
* Black beans – carb
* Cilantro, onions & medium salsa – veg flavor!
* HUGE MOUND of freshly made guacamole
It comes on a deep fried tortilla that I didn’t eat. I managed to eat about 1/2 of this because it was seriously packed with meat and beans.
Underneath that mass of guacamole was the FABULOUS chicken I told you about. I seriously NEED to ask for the recipe next time. I bet you can make it in the crockpot – DELISH!
They had a really cool sample that I got as I left ~ Some Mary’s Gone Crackers Sticks & Twigs plus a FREE 30 Days, 30 Dinners COOKBOOK!
FUN, description on the back! I actually have been wanting to try these so this is a good way without having to have the whole bag.
When I got back I worked my tail off and was a bad BFL’r. I skipped my Meal #4. This was a REALLY, REALLY bad idea. I was so wrapped up in trying to wrap things up that I ended up super hungry as I drove home in the hour long Friday commuter traffic. Then, The Husband wanted to get ready for our vacation by doing some shopping (still no SNACK, but, I did steal a couple of his Sun Chips).
I picked up yet another magazine ~ EveryDay with Rachael Ray!! I have to stock up for vacation, right?! 🙂
And, I found 3 NEW to me flavors of Pure Protein Bars ~ Blueberry Crumb Cake, Peanut Marshmallow Eclipse and S’MORES Deluxe!
I was also intrigued by these Snacktrition Cashews where they bake fiber in them. I LOVE the concept that they contribute 2% of your purchase to help feed the hungry.
Meal #4 ~ While I cooked dinner, I broke out some cashews in an effort to NOT eat a bunch of non-planned stuff. I LOVE cashews – they are my favorite nut, but, I honestly didn’t like these at all. They tasted like old nuts with a funky flavor. I told The Husband he can have the bag which is something I do NOT do with cashews 🙂
Meal #5 was the fastest thing I could think of to whip up since are fridge is getting pretty empty. The star of tonight’s dinner was definitely Trader Joe’s Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages. OMG ~ I LOVE these (they are only 3 WWP if you are counting!)
I split them in half, but, not all the way through and “fried” them up in some nonstick olive oil spray. If I knew how to insert a bunch of hearts right here, I would ~ TOTAL LOVE!
I whipped up an egg/egg white scramble with Laughing Cow Lite, Hot Sauce, Sea Salt & Black Pepper to go with it.
Plus 2 slices of TJ’s Fat Free Multi-Grain Bread.
I was FINALLY satisfied ~ ahhhh! I am pretty sure I won’t have Meal #6 because I will be asleep. I really missed having any real fruit/veggies today. I will definitely have to make up for it tomorrow (FREE DAY or not). I am debating saving my FREE DAY for Sunday – Day 1 of vacation.
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is your favorite go to exercises when you travel? I am looking to exercise every body part (1 day upper body and 1 day lower body with 2 HIIT days) while I am on vacation. My goal is to work every major muscle group at least once.
Tomorrow is going to be busy ~ I plan on:
* Going to my WW meeting
* Taking measurements, pictures and updating my BFL week 4 Status
* Make a new recipe
* Prepare a special guest post
* Clean up the house and get it ready for vacation
* Do something fun?
I am sure there is more to it, but, that is what I can think of for now. I am off to read and relax but have a feeling I’ll probably zonk out before I get much read.