i am sure i have used that title before, but who’s keeping track? not me and certainly not you.
wow, it kind of feels weird to sit down to type a “this is what i did today” post. there was a lot of randomness on the blog the past few days:
- three sisters cereal review
- one hour cardio routine
- the endless ways to use leftover chicken
- spooky food ideas for halloween
i am sitting on the couch with a dog on either side of me and a husband glued to the TV.. gotta love monday night football, eh? me.. not so much. i would rather blog
as i expected, today was really busy. i didn’t manage to photograph my first 3 meals, but i will tell you what they were.. just to give you some ideas. i always like hearing what people had for breakfast & lunch—it gives me new ideas.
breakfast: oatmeal with cinnamon & sugar free maple syrup, 3 egg whites scrambled with cholula hot sauce.
lunch: turkey, laughing cow bleu cheese, spinach, heirloom tomato & mustard sandwich on spelt bread, carrots & celery. and a riesen chocolate candy.
snack: the simply bar: cocoa raspberry, my weight’s worth of dried apple chips that my mom made (YUM)
i did a body for life style HIIT on the treadmill. i increased the incline with every interval.. it was challenging!
|minute #||speed MPH||incline %||RPE:
the end! 2.35 miles.
finished my workout off with 10 minutes of abs and 5 minutes of stretching.
i went home and got to work on dinner…
this dinner was a tad random, but both marshall & i really loved it!
lower left corner=roasted sweet potatoes & butternut squash. i roasted them together with olive oil and trader joe’s 21 seasoning salute for about an hour at 425 degrees in my clay veggie roaster.
upper right corner=green beans. nothing fancy.. just frozen green beans! i like them plain.
and in the middle, the star of the show=feta & sun dried tomato basil hummus stuffed baked chicken coated in panko bread crumbs, topped with a ridiculously random tomato sauce.
yeah, i know, that chicken has a long name. let’s talk about it. for the sauce, i had about 3/4 cup of jarred marinara in the fridge. i combined that with a diced heirloom tomato and 1/2 cup of my homemade sun dried tomato basil hummus (the same one i used to stuff the chicken). it may sound like a crazy sauce, but it all worked so well together and was DELISH.
i am obsessed with stuffing chicken. you can stuff anything inside a chicken breast and turn an ordinary meal into something extraordinary! if you are wondering how i stuff my chicken, you can refer to this post.
you all know i am an avid supported of the body for life program. i had success with it myself and i know many others who have had success or are currently following the program. i love it.
long time readers may recall way back in december, i mentioned that i was going to do an interview with body for life grand champion emily alvers. well, yeah, i dropped the ball on that! i was so busy with the whole marriage thing that i let the interview with em slip by the wayside. i have been chatting with her and i am indeed going to do the interview. in case you forgot, this is what em managed to do in 12 weeks:
i am inspired every time is see the comparison. what’s even more inspiring is that she’s maintained her new lifestyle for over two years. she’s amazing!
my request from you is if you have any specific questions to ask emily, please email them to me at mealsandmoves (at) gmail (dot) com. i have a list of questions i will be asking her regarding her journey in health, but if there are some reader questions, i think that would be fun to throw them into the mix.
well, that’s all from me for tonight! i am going to go try to find something to do while marshall watches the last quarter of this dumb football game…
1. what did you have for dinner?
2. do you like football?