Happy Wednesday all! I LOVED hearing what you all ALWAYS carry on you no matter what on my last post.. I actually think the most interesting one for me was GUM. I always have it in my purse, but, I don’t grab it when I am heading out the door. Maybe I should instead of grabbing snacks!
Breakfast was a banana peanut bagel-wich made up and eaten on the go (6 points+).
I was really undecided about what I wanted to do for my workout today ~ I wasn’t feeling the elliptical, treadmill or the weight machines.
Instead, I decided to go do this Kettle Bell workout finishing with a 1 minute plank hold.
Post workout snack (2 hours later) ~ Some days you just NEED Dark Chocolate Sea Salted Caramels with your coffee (2 points+)
My lunch for today, tomorrow and maybe a day next week might include some packages that I have to collect as part of a “Sustainability Game” we are going to play at work for recycling and composting.
Today’s packaging was Trader Joe’s Spinach Lasagna.
I actually LOVE this lasagna because they use REAL FULL FAT cheese and I think that is what makes it taste like homemade.
Served up with the last of my grab n go salad topped with 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds and 2 Tbsp TJ’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (3 points+).
After lunch I had my FIRST ONE-ON-ONE SESSION & workout #2 with our personal trainers from Ice Chamber Gym. I LOVE the trainers our company hired because they have the ability to make you sweat your @$$ off in under 30 minutes all while helping you set goals.
FUN FACTS! Since my first check in with them on 04/20/11, I lost 3 lbs, .5% body fat and my BMI went down by .5. Considering they only come in once a week (some sessions are only learning sessions/not working out) and that is based on my own sporadic workouts, I think it’s a good thing.
HERE WAS TODAY’S GOAL SETTING SWEAT SESSION WORKOUT:
The logic of my trainers workouts is to do one strength move then one cardio move then one stationary move.
* 10 minute warm up on the treadmill
I did all of the following using a 20 LB dumbbell in 30 second intervals x’s 2
* Squat with an overhead press
* Mountain Climbers (double legs, then single legs for round 2)
* Keeping the pushup position Plank (1 legged plank for round 2)
* Lunge with a bicep curl, alternating legs
* Jumping Jacks (Squat Jacks for round 2)
* Stationary squat hold
CORE WORK ~ 30 seconds x’s 2
* Superman (laying on your stomach raising both arms & legs up)
* Stationary Superman (holding the leg/arm up position)
* Sit Ups
* Stationary Straight leg raise hold
Train snacks while working on RECIPES!!! Did you know when you print my recipe page right now it’s 10 pages ~ fun fact (not really but it sounded good) (1 points+)
Total NSV (Non-Scale Victory!) after work. I knew The Husband was going to be late and I was starving when I walked in the door. I figured I had two options.
1. Sit on the couch and watch Food Network (most likely snacking on something I didn’t need to).
2. Distract myself by getting a few things checked off my list and running errands.
I opted for #2 and it worked! I didn’t eat anything I didn’t NEED to and by the time I walked in the door, we were both ready for dinner.
SIMPLE, DELICIOUS BLTA’S!
Layered with GOOD tomatoes and greens from the Farmer’s Market.
And 2 thick slices of crispy, uncured applewood smoked bacon!
Nom, nom, nom……(9 points+)
We both snacked on veggies and ranch while dinner cooked and during dinner….nope, totally didn’t make a pretty plate ~ I was too busy crunching away (3 points+)
I am proud of them for having REAL ingredients that I can pronounce!
4 points+ for 3 cookies.
The cookies are a nice size and you can definitely get chunks of dried fruit in each one. They reminded me of a Graham Cracker that tastes like golden grams. I had 1 for 1 points+.
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What is one NSV (Non-Scale Victory) you have had this week? You could also list one positive thing that has made you happy this week too!