hey everyone! wow, i really love the feedback that my last post generated. THANK YOU for all your input!!! seriously! it sounds like a lot of you are in the same boat as me. i am sometimes skeptical about posting things like that, but in the end, it is always a good idea. i feel a lot better just putting it all out there. good talk.
i was so tired today. it may or may not have something to do with the fact that i stayed up til midnight last night watching iron chef: battle prosciutto until midnight. what can i say? i am a sucker for chef michael symon. with that said, the creative juices just aren’t flowing for tonight’s post. SO.. i am going to quickly breeze through the meals & moves and call it a night because i have a husband and two pups to hang out with.
breakfast: mixed fruit + egg white scramble with mushrooms, onions & spinach (plus salsa) + coffee @ 8 AM.
~270 calories, 25g protein, 46g carbs, 2g fat
you know the drill.. i go to breakfast at the original pancake house every monday for a work meeting. it gets old.
lunch: lots of steamed broccoli + 1/2 cup diced chicken breast + 1/2 cup cottage cheese + a few leftover noodles & sauce (from dinner last night) @ 12 PM.
glamorous lunch atmosphere, i know. the good news is i hit a half gallon of water consumption by lunchtime. go me.
~275 calories, 35g protein, 25g carbs, 4g fat
you know what is crazy? if you drink enough water you aren’t as hungry. okay, that’s not crazy. that’s nothing new. but i hadn’t been drinking enough water and i was always ravenous by the time i got off work. well, i drank enough water today and by the time 4 PM rolled around, i wasn’t even a little bit hungry! so.. i took an hour and whitened my teeth before having my pre-workout snack.
snack: pineapple chobani + 3/4 cup kashi puffs @ 5 PM.
with the cereal: 215 calories, 15g protein, 32g carbs, 3g fat
i usually only eat plain greek yogurt, but every once in awhile i have to have a pineapple or a mango—these flavors are so dang good and i love the 2% fat. extra creamy. i added the kashi after the photo for added texture and crunch.
i headed up to my mom’s house for my workout. she had some ultrasound something or other done to her heart today and i wanted to check up on her. she was safe and sound in her bed when i got there.. the testing made her really sleepy because they had to knock her out and shove some tube down her throat. pleasant, right? anyway.. just want to thank everyone for the continuing thoughts and prayers for momma b. we definitely feel the love and we will let you know when we hear more about what’s going on!
i decided to get some weight lifting in and did a body for life style lower body workout. here are the deets, for those who are interested.. the rest column is what i did between sets (ab work).
|bulgarian split squats||15#||12||15 hanging leg raises|
|bulgarian split squats||20#||10||30 ball crunches|
|bulgarian split squats||25#||8||30 (15 each side) standing side crunches w/ 25# plate|
|bulgarian split squats||30#||6||15 tuck crunches|
|bulgarian split squats||20#||12||none|
|stiff legged deadlifts||30#||12||15 hanging leg raises|
|stiff legged deadlifts||40#||10||30 ball crunches|
|stiff legged deadlifts||50#||8||30 (15 each side) standing side crunches w/ 25# plate|
|stiff legged deadlifts||60#||6||15 tuck crunches|
|stiff legged deadlifts||40#||12||none|
|stability ball ham curls||body weight||12||NA|
|seated calf raise||180#||12||15 hanging leg raises|
|seated calf raise||200#||10||30 ball crunches|
|seated calf raise||220#||8||30 (15 each side) standing side crunches w/ 25# plate|
|seated calf raise||240#||6||15 tuck crunches|
|seated calf raise||200#||12||none|
|single leg calf raise||body weight||12 each leg||NA|
i hung out with my mom for a bit before heading home to start dinner..
dinner: feta + sun dried tomato stuffed chicken & fingerling potatoes & asparagus @ 8 PM.
~425 calories, 40g protein, 40g carbs, 8g fat
i stuffed the chicken with fat free feta and julienned sun dried tomatoes (packed in oil) and then seasoned the outside with salt, pepper and TJ’s 21 seasoning salute. i seared the chicken on each side for a couple minutes before baking it at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
for the potatoes, i simply seasoned them with salt & pepper and roasted them for about 35 minutes at 425 degrees. i topped them with a couple tablespoons of greek yogurt after the photo.
love the purple potatoes!
steamed asparagus. nothing fancy.
this dinner was soo delicious. and soo healthy. i sure am glad i know how to cook, otherwise this healthy eating thing would be a bore.
marshall and i had a pushup competition just now. i had to take a break from typing this post so i could compete. FYI.
pretty sure i will have greek yogurt & a vitatop as soon as the jazz game is over.. there are only a few seconds left and we are one point ahead! EEK! nail biter!
sorry for the “just the facts” boring post.. sometimes ya gotta!
see you tomorrow for hopefully something more exciting. possibly a new protein-packed recipe that i am dreaming up.
1. today was national something on a stick day! that’s fun. what is your favorite food that comes on a stick? me=caramel apples.
2. who is/are your favorite famous chef(s)?
xo. janetha g.