Happy Biggest Loser Day all! This morning, I decided to bust out and try my Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout. I LOVE that this entire workout DVD is by Jillian Michaels. No offense to Bob or anything, but, I honestly feel like Jillian’s workout DVDs are tougher (like her 30 day Shred!)
The DVD gives you a choice of picking the programs you want to do:
* Warm Up, Cool Down
* 25 M Cardio Circuits
* 10 M Upper Body Sculpt and 10 M Lower Body Sculpt
I’ll admit I was a bit afraid to take the entire DVD with Jillian to start….so I picked warm-up, the Upper & Lower Body Sculpt and the cool down.
WOW ~ Let me just say that Jillian maximizes her punishment ~ she is constantly Super Setting all while working out two muscle groups at a time with NO BREAKS! Just think of holding your hand weights going into a deep JUMPING squat doing a shoulder raise. I think it’s cool that you can up your intensity by increasing your weights. I used my Reebok Adjustable Weights so I could change the weight easily as I switched sets. I stuck used 5, 10 and 12 lbs though.
Did I mention I can feel my triceps already? Not sure it was from the tricep dips or the push-ups!
Breakfast was EASY….1 banana plus 5 strawberries (2 pts)
Plus a 100 cal LF TJ’s Banana Froyo (2 pts)
Protein power ~ an egg white fluffy that you know I covered in Sriracha after I took this picture (1 pt)
Mid morning I had a snack repeat ~ I am just totally addicted to this Savory Vegetable Alouette Fluffy Cheese and Black Pepper Triscuit Combo (4 pts).
Lunch wasn’t fancy at all but it was completely delicious. I had 1/2 c of TJ’s Organic Brown Rice, plus leftover grilled veggies topped with Sriracha! (3 pts)
Plus 2 cuties for dessert (1 pt).
It really took ALL my will power to make sure I ate my lunch FIRST because I had to order SIFT CUPCAKES for our Birthday Celebration tomorrow.
3 sample cakes came back with me ~ Champagne Raspberry (pink), SNICKERDOODLE (w/cinnamon cream cheese frosting!) and Lemon (which had lemon curd in the middle). Don’t worry, I didn’t eat THREE CUPCAKES although the though DID occur to me to NOT share 😀 I cut them in 4’s and had 1 bite of each ~ OMG ~ words cannot describe them ~ LOVE!!!! I LOVED the cake on all of them but really only dug the snickerdoodle frosting.
Today was an exhausting work day so I wanted something really easy for dinner. I whipped up Ellie Krieger’s Fettuccine with Walnuts. I followed the recipe exactly (shocker, I know), but, did add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes for some HEAT and put it over spinach since I didn’t have any arugula.
I LOVED getting a little parmesan nuttiness, walnuts, garlic, spinach, and parsley in every bite.
This was AMAZING ~ it honestly tastes like a fancy dish you’d get at a restaurant ~ so rich, crunchy and light, yet, very filling. It only took 15 minutes to make too!
Calorie Count gave it a B ~ Not bad especially since the fats are healthy fats.
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I can’t wait for BIGGEST LOSER tonight ~ it’s going to be so GOOD!! My fingers and toes are crossed that NONE of the RED team members get picked to stay ~ I just don’t like them, but, everyone else is ok 😀
FUN FACT: Did you all know that Stephanie and Sam are dating on The Biggest Loser????