Category Archives: Workout
Tuesday came and went. Hot weather and all. Don’t know where you live but in Houston, Texas it is setting a record-breaking week. Temperatures are in the 100’s. Humidity makes it even worse. Ugh! I drank lots of water today cuz it was hot out there.
Here is a look at my meals for today.
Breakfast was an opened faced egg sandwich. I scrambled 1 whole omega 3 egg and 2 egg whites with orange and yellow peppers. Next I put the eggs on a slice of whole wheat toast and topped it with tomatoes and salsa. YUM!! My man makes me coffee or tea in the morning and today he made me chia tea. I like it with 2 splendas and added a splash of unsweetened coconut milk. Great start to this sweltering day.
My snack this am about 10 was 3/4ths cup of All Bran cereal and 8 ounces of skim milk. Best snack I have had in a while.
Lunch comes about 1pm at work. I packed myself a mixed green salad for lunch. I had planned on getting a grilled chicken breast from the cafeteria grill but when I got there the line was super-duper long so I looked around for something different. Luckily, I found another lean meat, roasted turkey breast, from the hot line. I cut up the turkey to add to my salad and used olive oil vinaigrette. I also ate a small greek yogurt (not pictured.)
I really wasn’t too hungry for my PM snack when 3:30 rolled around and I was really busy wrapping up things before I leave work at the end of this week for my new job. BUT… I knew I would be hungry come dinner time so I ate my deli sliced turkey I brought from home on my way to pick up the kids. I didn’t get to my orange.
And now we come to dinner. Again, I am trying new recipes from “The New Abs Diet” book. My man, Todd, got home before I did tonight so he offered to start dinner for us. Kudos for Todd for always helping out!! 🙂 I book marked the recipe page so he could get started on our MAS MACHO MEATBALLS. But he made an oopsy and kinda mixed the pasta sauce in with the meatball mixture before cooking. My dinner plate was MAS MACHO MEATBALL MESS topped with extra pasta sauce and a pinch of low-fat mozzarella on a whole wheat hotdog bun. I added slices of orange, green apple and a handful of blueberries. Turned out pretty yummy!! Good job Todd!
Here is the workout I completed today. I squeezed it in between work and the kids summer tutoring. I completed the Incline Booty Workout from FitSugar. You can find a great pdf of this workout and other elliptical routines at fit_ellipiticalworkout_final.
Another month is here. I still feel like it’s the beginning of May. Who’s with me?? And today was a hot one in Houston, but what’s new about that. Today was a usual day, it just started way too early after a later than usually night thanks to the superstars Nannie and Poppy.
One of the neat things about living in Houston is a great community for space, as in outerspace…NASA. The kids got to witness first hand the new shuttle trainer that will be housed at Space Center Houston. Pretty awesome sight. Wish I could have seen it.
Well, today was my 5am bootcamp day at the “Y”. Substitute teacher today took it easy on us, guess he was still sleepy too. 🙂
Breakfast today was a disaster. I was trying to make banana-nut pancakes from Self.com. I was doubling the recipe for me and my man, but guess the pancakes had other ideas. Ultimately, the pancakes turned into a quinoa scramble but wasn’t too bad, it was edible thanks to sugar-free syrup on top. Gotta try this one again.
AM snack was pomegranate Chobani. Have to say not my favorite flavor. The little seeds were distracting and stuck in my tooth for a while.
Lunch was a yummy mixed greens salad with tuna. I added extra veggies from the hospital cafeteria today. I used an olive oil vinaigrette. The strawberries on the side were extra sweet. This made for a side and dessert. 🙂
PM snack was simple. Whole wheat bread and peanut butter.
Dinner tonight was freakin’ awesome. We had fish tacos. I made a refreshing cabbage slaw salad with avocados to go in the taco’s. Black beans to finish it off for some creaminess. Todd grilled the fish for us and chicken breast for the kids. The kids haven’t caught on to the fish fare but I still try to serve it frequently so it becomes more familiar to them. Also, the kids enjoyed being independent, they got to create their own taco from the assortment of toppings.
For dessert, I enjoyed an episode of Downton Abbey (Thank you Netflix). Wow, I can’t get enough of this show. 😀
Here’s to the weekend,
Today was a very unusual day for me. Work started an hour early. That means waking up early, packing meals early and leaving before anyone else gets up. 😦 I don’t like leaving the house before anyone gets out of bed on a normal week day. To top it off today was the kids last day of school. I now have a super smart 1st grader and 4th grader on my hands. WATCH OUT! 🙂
For breakfast I ate quinoa, blueberries and almond milk. Thank goodness I made a big batch of quinoa the other day or I’m not sure what I would have eaten.
AM snack was hummus with a yellow and orange pepper – super sweet. I love these! A bit pricey but I love ’em.
Lunch was a tuna sandwich on whole grain rye bread with veggies, an orange and chia tea. I have an intense relationship with chia tea. Just you wait. PM snack was strawberries and almonds. I ate it a little later than usual because work is keeping me super busy.
Now, this is where things get non-typical. I went to pick up the kids from Nannie and Poppy (aka my mom and dad the “after-school” play house). Nannie and Poppy asked if the kids could stay and spend the night since there was no school tomorrow and to start the summer off right.
What could I say….deny the kids time from their grandparents… um NO BRAINER!!
Previous plans for the evening out! New plans in!
New plan. 1. Trip to the gym for some cardio action. I used this treadmill routine – walking version because I have been having a big pain in my heel. I totally blame my shoes. I need new ones desperately, too many miles on them.
2. Brew Club. My man, Todd, is a home brewer with Shuttlecock Brewers. Every Thursday he hangs out with his buds. They brew/talk/drink craft beer. I rarely ever get to go so I jumped at the chance. AND scored some coriander seeds from one of the guys brewing!
Dinner ended up being a couple pale ale’s by the name of Revelations 6:8 and a few bites of left over orange chicken at @ 11:30 at night. Oops. I guess I went a little overboard with my free night out. Nah 🙂