hey guys! (not so) happy tax day! i don’t want to talk about it. (ughh.)
thanks for those of you who have shared your story on my flashback friday party post. it has been so fun to read everyone’s replies.
can i get a hooray for the weekend? now that i wake up early to work out in the mornings, i look forward to the weekends even more because i get to sleep in. sure, i may be changing into a morning worker outer, but that doesn’t mean i am not still a lazy girl at heart. i could sleep for days on end and then sleep a little bit more.
this morning i woke up and did my insanity workout. i was thisclose to pushing it off to tomorrow—tomorrow is my rest day—but i decided to bite the bullet and get up and get it done. i am SO happy that i did, because now it is done with and i get to take tomorrow off! it is totally a mental thing with me. my body IS capable of waking up and working out, i just have to tell myself to just do it. nike was onto something with that slogan.
this morning’s workout was pure cardio and cardio abs. pure cardio is my favorite workout of the insanity DVDs (so far) and this was a first time for cardio abs. i loved it! and my abs are already sore. i haven’t been talking much about the insanity challenge, but i am loving it! tomorrow marks two weeks complete. i am feeling more fit and toned and my jeans are already fitting better. i don’t weigh myself but i am sure seeing and feeling the changes.
i was craving cereal for breakfast (when am i not craving cereal?!) and so i went with it.. adding an egg white pillow for protein.
about 3/4 cup kashi golean + 3/4 cup kamut puffs with skim milk and a toucan spoon. i suppose i really should have been eating fruit loops with this guy…
4 egg whites made the usual way: whisked and microwaved for 3 minutes on 70% power.. then topped with ketchup.
this whole breakfast clocks in at 250 calories, 29g protein, 37g carbs and 1g fat. oh, and 9 grams of fiber!
for those of you who have asked.. i don’t count my calories daily. i use the eyeball method and feel comfortable with this because i have done it for almost 3 years now. i think that counting calories is a pain in the butt and who wants to make meal time a pain? not me. if i had serious weight to lose, i would probably count calories.. but i don’t, so i don’t. i am mindful of them and i do include the counts here and there because a lot of you have said you appreciate it.
moving on! lunch was a random mashup of ingredients but definitely didn’t let me down..
this was 1/2 cup black beans + 3/4 cup cottage cheese + 2 TB avocado + 2 TB trader joe’s corn salsa.
all mixed up..
again.. the nutritional info because i love you: 315 calories, 28g protein, 37g carbs, 8g fat and 7g fiber. looks like i won’t be needing my fiber supplement today, aye?
kombucha because i love it.
i had to close up shop today because my regular closer had the day off. i actually forgot to bring a snack to work, so i went to the kitchen to see if there was anything to muster up. luckily i keep random stuff in my office kitchen!
1/3 cup greek yogurt + 1/4 cup rolled oats + 1 TB peanut butter + 1 TB vanilla protein powder + 1 tsp chia seeds.
sometimes the most mishmash, random ingredients can turn out great. this was 250 calories, 18g protein, 25g carb, 10g fat and 4g fiber.
after work, i ran around to the stores because we are having a BBQ slash ice cream party tonight!
i came home to a spotless house. and a clean shaven marshall. i have theeee best husband. really.
i have big plans for the food and here is the menu:
- homemade sun dried tomato hummus + falafel chips + veggies
- tortilla chips + mango salsa
- grilled mahi with roasted garlic peppercorn rub
- alexia potato wedges + sweet potato fries
- steamed broccoli
- spinach, romaine, pear, almond, craisin + feta salad with poppyseed dressing
- baker’s one bowl brownies
- vanilla bean ice cream with fresh strawberries
should be good!
we also have three dog friends coming over (in addition to our human friends) so penny and randy are STOKED.
i am off to get everything ready before everyone arrives. hope you all have a great night and a fabulous weekend!!!
1. what’s your favorite thing to grill?
2. what time do you sleep in until on your days off? (if you have a job, that is.)
xo. janetha g.