Yesterday I had a GREAT leg workout. I think some PRs are coming up. I was really feeling it, and I could have done more, but I was working a new rep scheme, and those are hard to guess the right weights the first go 'round. I want to squat and SLDL 300 pounds. Back in the day (when I didn't know much about lifting... or dieting! haha), I could squat 305. I just did whatever weights the hubby was doing for legs, and I didn't even think twice about it. Nowadays, I think back and wonder how the EFF did I do that?!?! Well, my friends, I will get it back. Maybe not this year because of dieting, but I will get it back!
Today's agenda includes a veggie burger on a whole wheat English muffin... man, I am hungry! My real agenda for the day includes arms and cardio. I seemed to have tweaked something funky where the inner quad joins the knee area... you know that tear drop? It's swelling a little. I know this because I usually do not have an inner tear drop! LOL!
Have a great day folks! and lift heavy! :)
I have been a bit of a mess, stressed out for several reasons today, and I don't want to dwell on it... so I don't have much to post... I just want to keep the daily weigh-ins going! LOL!
I hope everyone's week is off to a great start!!
1. Watching the Hangover (all kinds of awesome!!)
2. Dropping a plate on my big toe today at the gym (not awesome!)
3. Cleaning out and organized our armoire in the living room. I now have an organized home filing system in there, along with storage for a personal business venture of mine. (YAY!) I have been stoning suits, so if you all need the hookup, just let me know. Some examples are below!
I'm getting ready to head out for a bike ride, then the hubby and I will sit back and watch the new True Blood before calling it a night. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
1. A whole pound drop today!
2. I got to enjoy 12 whole inches of Subway!! LOL! Thank you carb up!
3. I am about two to three shades darker thanks to the sun. I was looking ghostly and grey!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and enjoying this BEAUTIFUL weather! I tried, but as you can see, the pool was not cooperating!
I’m shrinking! I’m shrinking! And I should be. I’m starving… about to eat my arm off, but truth be told, dieting is A LOT easier when you are actually seeing progress!
Anyways, so guys, guess what I did? I made another wrap! I am kind of embarrassed that these are the only “recipes” I have been posting lately. I’m thinking a chocolate cookie, cupcake, or muffin is in order for my next recipe. I’ll have to get to work on that! ;)
Here is what I used:
Hard Boiled Egg Whites, 2 serving
Hard Boiled Egg, 1 large
Cucumber (with peel), 50 grams
Red Onions, raw, 20 grams
Red Ripe Tomatoes, 50 grams
Banana Peppers, 10 grams
Kraft Olive Oil Mayonaisse, 1 tbsp
Fit and Active multi-grain wrap, 1 serving
303 Calories, 25g protein, 26g carbs, 11g fat
And, since I am fairly lazy with this stuff… I prepared it by placing a bowl on my scale, and just cutting the eggs and vegetables right over the bowl, added mayo, and mixed! Then I plop the bowl onto the wrap, wrap, and eat. This way I only have one dish and one knife to clean. Talk about lazy!!
And, finally, I wanted to share with you this free sample of Nature’s Bounty fish oil! Once you register, you are directed to a rewards page with wonderful coupons, too!!
I made it through the first day with minimal hunger pangs. Today will be a bit more of a challenge, I can already tell! After eating my breakfast of egg whites, oats, raspberries, and Splenda (Muffins!!), I was still hungry! I am very much looking forward to my next meal.
I made another lovely wrap concoction last night. It was so yummy that I wanted to share this recipe with you all!
Blend the following ingredients:
Just start with 1 multi-grain wrap and top with the following:
1 oz. soft goat cheese
1 oz. crumbled tempeh
2T Kraft Light Asian Toasted Sesame dressing (this stuff is surprisingly good -- and has no artifical preservatives!)
I ate it with a side of baby carrots and tomatoes. I liked it so much that I am having it again today for lunch.
That's a wrap! :)
I can't wait to eat dinner on our deck!! I love our deck. It's like a mini-oasis in the middle of town. LOL!
Anyways, I tried a new route out this morning... Channeling Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I will admit. At one point I got freaked out. I was at the far corner of the cemetary and heard some unidentifiable noises. As it got louder, I realized it was just dogs. HAH! I'm such a dork.
I came home and prepared a quick brekkie... GREEN SMOOTHIE! I decided to start the green smoothie challenge on Saturday. More fresh veggies and fruits are never a bad thing! (This is actually a pic from my Saturday smoothie. Today's had blueberries, so the color wasn't nearly as pretty! LOL!)
Back to the grind! I hope everyone's week is off to a great start!
Zone Perfect Double Dark Chocolate Bars.
These are GOOD. I mean, REALLY good. I ate one immediately! I would rather have one of these than a candy bar -- no joke! This is a VERY chocolatey bar. There are crispier layers, a chewier top layer... the yummy chocolate dipped outer layer. All the textures are very satisfying!
On to training...
Yesterday was my rest day, so I have nothing to report! LOL! I did succumb to the hunger pangs (or listen to my body, whatever you want to call it), so I ate more than I originally planned... but it's all good! :) Gotta fuel the body!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 Recap
We're on a roll! Mmmmm rolls...
Yesterday training was, once again, a complete success!! SCORE!
AM: Run .76 miles
PM: Full body weights (very light); one mile slow jog/walk and a few minutes of stretching
Eats are a little low due to a tracking mishap. I logged the wrong meal for breakfast, and by the time I caught the error, the day was wrapped up. It's all good, though. I'm not going to sweat it.
Calories In: 1490
Let's see if this bike makes it in today!
and because blog posts without pics are boring... while this next pic has nothing to do with the above post... I'm posting it anyways. My itty bitty kitty, Gravy. Yes, I named an animal after food. :)
WOOT! Day 1 of training was a complete SUCCESS!
Nutrition was spot on.
Training was perfect.
Here's how things went down...
AM: one mile run
PM: Heavy legs day with lots of hamstring focus. I'd love to bring that area up as much as possible. I finished off the workout with a three mile recumbant bike ride and approximately five minutes of stretching.
I'm starting off slow.
However, I have been thrown a bit of a curve ball. Due to upcoming events, a mini-cut is in need. I've knocked my calories down quite a bit this week (i.e. started tracking again! LOL!), which is not ideal for building OR training for endurance. This mini-cut may only last for a week, possibly two... I'll just play it by ear, then G R A D U A L L Y start adding calories back in... that way I won't have to worry about any more mini-cuts in the future! LOL!
Calories In: 1623
My bike arrives today! I will get the local bike shop to put it together tomorrow.