Happy Friday all! I jumped out of bed today pretty excited to do my last workout for the week ~ Yahoo! I am looking forward to my FREE DAY just a little bit 😀
Thanks everyone for all your comments on how you deal with soreness. I definitely need to put some of them to the test. I usually make sure I eat a banana and sometimes milk for the potassium.
Today was another HIIT day and I decided to do the same workout I did on Wednesday since it worked so well. I had pondered the idea of working hills, but, decided speed work was better today. I did walk for 5 minutes first to loosen up my sore legs.
** 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: 5.0 mph (level 7)
minute 9: 5.5 mph (level
minute 10: 6.0 mph (level 9)
minute 11: 4.0 mph (level 6)
minute 12: 5.0 mph (level 7)
minute 13: 5.5 mph (level
minute 14: 6.0 mph (level 9)
minute 15: 4.0 mph (level 6)
minute 16: 5.0 mph (level 7)
minute 17: 5.5 mph (level
minute 18: 6.0 mph (level 9)
minute 19: 7.0 mph (level 10) – I did it & hit my HIGH POINT, but, I wonder if I could’ve pushed more….hmmmm
minute 20: 3.5 mph (cool down)
Meal #1 at 7:05 AM involved this fun “Mangolicious” bag of frozen fruit I got at Trader Joe’s ~
Mangos, Raspberries and Blueberries ~ I LOVE how it looks sugar coated when it’s frozen – now worries, it’s just the fruit straight up!
I also added 1/2 a cup of this Low-Fat Organic Almond Vanilla Milk with 1/2 a cup of water & 1 scoop of the EAS Vanilla Whey Protein Powder.
Super thick and creamy. This totally reminded me of cake batter in a good way – think cake batter ice cream! I like the vanilla protein powder but I think the chocolate might be better. I don’t know – I’ll have to try it with frozen banana and make a banana shake to see how it compares.
I was absolutely looking forward to Meal #2 @ 10:04 AM. It involved one of my absolute favorite healthy crackers ever – Kavli! These are WAY BETTER than WASA so if you can find them, try them ~ you’ll LOVE them too.
I made up a fantastic “crackerwich” using a few of my favorite things.
2 Kavli Heart Thick Crackers
1 Laughing Cow Lite Wedge
1 Tbsp Spicy with Harissa Hummus (SO GOOD!)
4 oz lean turkey breast
Attempts of freshly ground pepper but it was all out 🙁
MMMMMM….Crunchy, spicy, creamy good!
My co-worker forgot her lunch today and it worked out perfectly since I wasn’t sure if I was going to eat my entire can of tuna that I made. I ALWAYS use Fat Free or Low Fat Greek Yogurt for my MAYO in any tuna salad. You cannot tell the difference at all and why not add some healthy protein versus a blob of fattiness 🙂 Just a thought.
Click HERE for my Mayo-Less Tuna Salad Recipe. Meal #3 @ 1:07 PM
I actually forgot the pickle today and added a little red bell pepper for color ~ MMMM.
On the other side of my bread I decided to add a little smear of the Spicy with Harissa Hummus since I had it. So good – I think I might have to try mixing hummus and tuna together – the combination was fantastic!
I had a side of super sweet cherry tomatoes. I debated putting them in my sandwich too but didn’t think it would be so picture pretty :).
All together it was a perfect fast lunch when I didn’t make anything up the night before.
I was totally slammed at work yesterday and didn’t have time to make up my planned Meal #4. I ended up grabbing a quick bag of 100 calorie almonds to get me through the afternoon when snack time rolled around at 4:00 PM. LOVE THESE!
Meal #5 at 5:20 PM If you want to call it that didn’t get photographed. I was starving on my drive home so I reached into my lunch bag and had 2 oz of the Turkey you see above with a green pluot. It did the trick in holding my over until dinenr.
When I got home we had to run out to finish getting The Husband’s Mom’s birthday stuff – her birthday is tomorrow! Happy Pre-Birthday Mom #2 😀
Meal #6 was grabbed while we were out because I pretty much convinced The Husband that I was melting at 7:38 PM and needed to eat right then. He told me he was planning on taking me out tonight (dinner plus Julie and Julia – ahhh!) but I was too tired for it all (I sucked!) No worries, I am totally taking a rain check on that one 😀
We stopped at his favorite local place M&S Tasty. It’s like a family owned diner but they custom made my dish for me – Yeah – LOVE them for that and allowing me to have a BFL meal!
I had grilled chicken with a small squirt of teriyaki sauce.
Plus a side of STEAMED VEGGIES. They were perfectly crispy and crunchy! I seriously need to learn how they steamed them so good.
And here is the part you will LOVE! The only carb options they had were white things (white rice, soba noodles – white, not buckwheat, potatoes – fried) so I had them give me a slice of plain wheat bread on the side! I figured I had a few carbs from the teriyaki sauce so I only had one slice. The old guy I KNOW thought I was crazy like that doesn’t go together at all, but, he was like alright, if it’s what you want. Then, he kept asking me if my meal was good and enough 😀 LOL
It was the perfect dinner – seriously! The Husband stole some of my chicken but I didn’t share my veggies at all 😀 I was such a party pooper last night. We finally got The Food Network back on cable (Comcast was having issues for like a month) and i sat down to watch it. I think I lasted through 1 10 minute segment before falling asleep on the couch – no blogging, nothing! Yup, I am OLD 😀
I can’t wait for my FREE DAY!!! I am not going crazy eating wise, but, I do plan on having a FREE MEAL and a FREE treat. Oh and I can actually sample my way through the farmer’s market now on all the healthy fruits and veggies – yahoo!
Calories Burned: 2,541
Steps Taken: 8,419
Ratios: 42% protein, 38% carbs, 20% fat
120 oz water!
Have a fantastic Saturday all! I’ll see tomorrow night after the farmer’s market, nephew’s football game, mom’ #2 celebration and more. If I can I hope to fit in 20 minutes of Gentle Hatha yoga for stretching!