Woohoo ~ I am posting twice in one day. Ok, well, that’s not really what the woohoo is for….THE BIGGEST LOSER is on ~ Woohooo! Yeah for not having to wait until spring for the next season. Ok, so this is going to be snappy because I want to sit down with my NEW BOOK (more on that in a sec) and indulge in the show 😀
FIRST TIHNGS FIRST
Yesterday I signed up to run my SECOND ever HALF MARATHON! ~ The Shamrock Half Marathon on March 14, 2010!! I was first encourage by one of my AMAZIMG ex bosses who is for the first time ever running a half and now my AWESOME sister has decided to join in too! It is her first race and I am so pumped to do this together with them both….yeah! I am a bit nervous because I ran my first half marathon (Napa to Sonoma!) 3 years ago and did a Tri-Athlon (Tri-Girl-Tri) last year. But, THIS YEAR, I’ve done nothing, in fact, I took December off from exercising ~ oops! :) Anyway, I am PUMPED and ready to do it!
Here is my schedule EASING into things. I combined Hal Hidgon’s training plan with Jeff Galloway’s run-walk-run philosophy. I have a short time frame to work with so I modified it a bit 🙂 I may throw in some speed work and/or hills, but, my main goal is really just to finish and maybe beat my prior year time :)
Feel free to share any thoughts, advice or what not. I’d LOVE to hear what you all have to say :) I NEED all the help I can get for sure. Ohhhh and if you are training for any event now, I am open to helping to motivate each other. Comment away, email, twitter, facebook, g-chat ~ all of the above anytime 🙂
NOW SPEED POST!!!
Ok, I guess I am not doing so good on the FAST POST part…so here it goes….onto my eats and workouts for the past few days
1/2 c old fashioned oats
1 c water
1 mini organic Fuji Apple
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
dashes of cinnamon and vanilla extract
TWO BEST TOPPINGS ever ~ 1 Tbsp Crunchy Almond Butter and 1 Tbsp Organic Apricot Preserves
The Husband surprised me by showing up and taking me to lunch ~ LOVE him! We went to Mamarella’s and I ordered their FANTASTIC Beet Salad with Grilled Chicken ~ delish!
After work I came home and hopped on the treadmill ~ 3 miles run/walk/run doing 5:1 intervals. Yup, I pretty much felt like I was going to keel over….I MUST remember to not take time off like that again 😀
Dinner was FAST and easy involving some of my FAVORITE things since I wanted to watch The Bachelor 😀
ANNIE’S PEACE PASTA!!!
I am a sucker for FUN shaped pastas. I LOVE this flavor as a change from the white and orange sauce, but, I still like the traditional versions best 🙂
New frozen veggie ~ This one is my FAVORITE I think it’s the roasted almond slivers:)
I ate an entire box of green beans :D
Plus a serving of Annie’s Peace Pasta
with a Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burger toped with tomato, cucumber chips, ketchup and mustard.
Delicious, fast and EASY!
I woke up starving and pretty sure my stomach was going to eat itself. :) I toasted up 2 Kashi Strawberry Flax Protein Waffles and topped one with Artisana Organic RAW Cashew Butter and the other with Crunchy Almond.
With some “banana chips”
I was STILL starving but held out a few hours for snack. My mom had these Flat Bread Wheat Thins out over Christmas and I actually LOVED them.
Decent stats ~ 1 point for 2 BIG crackers.
I am super proud of Nabisco for using some REAL ingredients and getting rid of the HFCS and using brown rice syrup instead.
Topped with 1 Laughing Cow Lite Cheese Wedge and a mini organic fuji apple.
I didn’t realize until now that I am the total product reviewer on this post :D I saw these Chicken-Less Stuffed Cutlets at Trader Joe’s the other day and had to try them. I was sold on them when I saw that they were stuffed with corn and black beans – YUM!
I have to admit they looked a little funky when they come out of the package.
But, I quickly remedied that by topping it with a slice of light provolone and my mom’s homemade chipotle salsa. I LOVED the combination ~ smokey, BBQ, cheesy good!
And since I didn’t seem to get enough green beans last night, I had some more 🙂
I was too full for my cuties, but, they still wanted their picture taken. I am missing the cute little stickers on this batch….don’t they know that is WHY people buy them?! 😀
I am trying to fit in BOTH bananas and MILK since the potassium helps to get the lactic acid out of your muscles and relieve soreness.
We had a LONG afternoon meeting today so I knew that would require a Starbuck’s. I had a tall FF Chai Tea Latte for my afternoon snack.
TODAYS WORKOUT 2 easy miles run/walk/run with an easy 2:1 ratio since my legs are uber sore. My run was actually awesome and I felt great after lots of stretching.
Dinner tonight was a Pizza Compromise. The Husband wanted both Turkey Pepperoni and my FULLED LOADED VEGETABLE PIZZA. The top layer was turkey pepperoni and the bottom layer was all veggies 🙂
I had two slices (FYI – the turkey pepperoni only adds ONE Weight Watcher Point!)
Plus a side salad with Annie’s Cowgirl Ranch….delish!
Everyday should include a little chocolate especially when it is for a good cause, right? :) I received this bar as part of my Christmas present from one of my FAVORITE people ever 😀
I had 3 squares and savored each one slowly. I LOVE it but you don’t really taste the blueberries 🙁
NEW BOOK~ I LOVE Tosca Reno and have ALL of her books (and her cookbooks too!). She is the person who got me started eating clean with her very first book a few years back. She has updated her original book so I had to check it out! I will post a review for you all when I finish….Yeah!!!
P.S. AMAZON has it on sale super cheap ~ click HERE to check it out!
SPEED POST, RIGHT? Haha ~ oh well….Off to read, relax and enjoy The SHOW!!!
See you all tomorrow for a NEW YEARS GIVEAWAY!