9 Work Days!!! That is all I have until we are off to Lake Tahoe – Just 9 days….Yahoo! I had trouble sleeping last night because it was so HOT. I am so ready for some cooler weather. Oh and being in Lake Tahoe can’t hurt either 🙂 I was reluctantly up at 5 AM to get in my lower body workout.
5 minute Warm-Up on the treadmill
Squats – I think I can start 10 lbs heavier next time
12 reps at 50 #
10 reps at 60 #
8 reps at 65 #
6 reps at 85 #
12 reps at 70 #
12 reps at 35 #
12 reps at 10 #
10 reps at 15 #
8 reps at 20 #
6 reps at 25 #
12 reps at 15 #
Straight Leg Dead Lifts
12 reps at 40 #
Seated Calf Raises
12 reps at 10 #
10 reps at 20 #
8 reps at 25 #
6 reps at 30 #
12 reps at 25 lbs
Angle Calf Raises
12 reps at 40 # (high point)
Abs~ performed VERY SLOW for each side no weights added.
Obliques – both sides with a crunch in the middle
I did some stretching and reflected on my workout. I thought mixing up my routine would’ve made it tougher but I think I just need to add more weight to really feely the burn. I noted this for next time – I plan on squatting my weight some day and then some!
I knew exactly what I wanted to eat after my workout for Meal #1@ 6:25 am. I picked up some Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus at Trader Joe’s this weekend.
I LOVED the nutritionals and the short, CLEAN ingredient list.
1/2 c Trader Joe’s 0% Greek Yogurt
1/2 c Trader Joe’s Low Fat Cottage Cheese
1 tsp drizzle Agave Nectar
3/4 c Natue’s Path Organic Flax Plus
Creamy, crunchy, sweet and GOOD! This totally hit the spot. I also broke out my new Starbuck’s Re-usable cold drink mug and filled it with Iced Decaf Cinnamon Vanilla Nut coffee with a splash of fat free milk.
I LOVE this cup because it doesn’t sweat and get things all wet. I STILL can’t convince The Husband to use his though 🙂 At exactly 9:30 am my tummy let me know loud and clear it was time for a snack. Meal #2 was a nectarine with 2 Low Fat Sargento Cheddar Cheese sticks. I heart fruit and cheese!
My co-worker and I headed out to the Napa Farmer’s market today and walked around. I managed to walk away with ONLY a few Heirloom tomatoes. I knew I didn’t need anything but I am always up for heading out for Farmer’s Market fun at lunch.
Yesterday, I broke out my Eating For Life Cookbook and decided to make up one of the recipes to have for lunches this week ~ SESAME BEEF. You can find the original recipe HERE.
I modified the recipe by adding some ginger, mushrooms, hot peppers, Teriyaki Sauce, cilantro and doubled the veggies. Ummmm…..does that count as following the recipe?! 😀
These are the EVIL Hot Peppers that lit my hands on fire when I chopped them up. Pictured with them is green onion and ginger.
You start out by browning 1/2 lb lean ground beef. Remove the beef, add 1 Tbsp sesame oil plus Napa Cabbage, Broccoli slaw and Shrooms!
Instead of Soy Sauce, I added 1 Tbsp Annie’s Naturals Organic Teriyaki Sauce – LOVE this sauce!
After the veggies have softened, add 1 c cooked brown rice (I used Trader Joe’s Frozen Organic Brown Rice nuked for 3 minutes) and your teriyaki sauce.
Return the beef to the pan, remove from heat and add cilantro.
Tadah! All done and ready to be gobbled up. Ok, so the book says 2 servings, I say 4 servings – seriously – look at that pan of goodness!
I served 1/4 of the recipe on top of additional Napa Cabbage and Broccoli Slaw.
And because EVERYTHING is better HOT, I added Srirachi Hot Sauce all over and a sprinkle of Sesame Seeds for fun. Delish!
Work flew by today and my lunch actually kept me full most of the afternoon. I knew I needed a snack since I was a little hungry but not starving, so I grabbed a 100 Calorie Pack of raw almonds for Meal #4 @ 5:05 pm. I snacked on these while I cooked dinner.
I am going to post dinner in a separate post so you have it for the recipes!
Calories consumed: 1,270
Calories burned: 2,511
Steps taken: 7,361
Ratios: 30% Protein, 32% Carbs, 38% Fat (too much fat today – I guess the positive spin is it’s healthy fat :))
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Coming up next ~ TWO new healthified Body For Life Recipes involving Filet Mignon and Cheesy, Garlic, Bacon Red Smashed Potatoes. Sounds too good to be true, huh?! See you in a few!