hey friends! how was your monday?
guess WHAT? marshall and i woke up at 4:45 this morning and did insanity. i didn’t think it was possible—but i felt so much better afterward. wide awake! sure, i hit the wall around 10:30 AM.. but i got my second wind at lunch time. which, by the way, came a bit earlier than usual because i was STARVING way earlier than usual. i guess morning workouts=increased hunger. makes sense.
here’s quick recap of sunday dinner, because it was too good not to blog about.
last night we went up to my parents’ place for dinner because my mom offered to cook an amazing meal for us. who am i to turn down a delicious dinner made lovingly by momma b?! by the way, momma b is doing great. she goes to the doc tomorrow to see what they will do about the hole in her heart. will keep you guys posted.
back to sunday dinner. on the menu..
not one but TWO kinds of potatoes, because my mom aims to please.
scalloped potatoes (a la danica) for me, my mom & my dad.
funeral potatoes (it’s a mormon thing i think…) for marshall.
because every growing boy needs a 13×9 pan of potatoes, cheese and sour cream. right? of course right.
thanks for the AMAZING dinner, mom.
we played a rousing game of rummikub after dinner.
we even got marshall to join us, that never happens!
we let my mom win both rounds ;)
time to talk about monday.
today, like i said, we woke up at 4:45 for insanity. it was nothing short of insane. i won’t be talking about the insanity workouts or all my meals every day on my main posts, but i want to keep track of what i am eating and how i am feeling throughout the 60 days.. so i have created an online journal where that business will happen. i will be loosely documenting the challenge on this page if you are interested in following along.
i do have all today’s meals to show you, compete with calorie counts and macros! i know some of you are into that, so this one’s for you. yep, you. the only reason i tracked it was solely for readers who have requested i do this.. pure love, folks.
breakfast: 4 egg whites + mushrooms + onions + salsa & small mixed fruit.
360 calories, 25g protein, 41g carbs, 12g fat (that is probably high but i put it in there in case they cook with oil)
plus, like, 5 cups of coffee. with skim.
lunch: big salad + 1/2 c cottage cheese + 3 oz albacore tuna + fat free italian dressing & a toasted whole wheat bagel thin.
460 calories, 40g carbs, 45g protein, 9g fat
snack: simply bar – lemon coconut flavor.
140 calories, 17g protein, 14g carbs, 2g fat
these bars have AWESOME stats! and they are vegan, gluten free and delicious! this lemon coconut is my favorite flavor.
OH! speaking of the simply bar.. have you checked out their new website yet?! if you do, it will help me get closer to a $250 donation to no more homeless pets. and you can purchase these awesome bars. they are hands down the best protein bar out there. and no, nobody paid me to say that. it’s the truth.
after work, i headed to sandy to go to another bikram yoga class. i figure i better get the most out of my $20 membership for the month of april!
this class was HARD. harder than saturday’s. i think that it is because
a) i woke up at 4;45
b) i worked 9 hours
c) i am sore from insanity and from yoga saturday
and d) i am a baby
i pushed through it and felt great in the end.
lucky for me, i prepared dinner last night and had marshall pop it into the oven while i was on my way home. i am a thinker!
dinner: chicken cordon bleu casserole + broccoli.
405 calories, 42g protein, 39g carbs, 10g fat
YES, today is national chicken cordon bleu day and i totally went there—i made a national food of the day casserole. would you expect any less out of me?!
recipe coming in the morning (because i am too sleepy to type it up right now, sorry…) AHHH this was so so sooo good! so good.
FYI, this is definitely a healthy way to get your chicken cordon bleu fix.. check out the stats:
since i had no title for the post and i ate ham two days in a row, i just now made the decision to title this post “hammy”. and if you ask me, that’s pretty cheesy. oh well, you can’t win them all.
i just got done eating dinner and am going to update my insanity page and then go experiment in the kitchen. i want to try out some healthy baking with protein powder. i will let you know when i have success!
1. do you like ham? i can’t eat ham very often and when i do it has to be small doses. the reason is because i HATE really salty stuff… and ham is so salty. and, yep, that means i don’t really like bacon. is that a sin? jessica probably thinks so..
2. what is your favorite kind of protein bar? simply bars come in first for me and perfect foods bars come in second.
xo. janetha g.