Thursday, January 13, 2011

Good to Get Out!

I ventured out into the cold, icy world yesterday and it felt GREAT!  I had been at home for four days.  So, I was ready to get out and be somebody!

I started the morning with 30 minutes on the elliptical then headed to the warehouse.  It was frigid, but that just made me work harder to get warmed up faster!  I drank some Extend with some glutamine added during the workout.  We did the following 5 times:

  • Flat bench
  • Plank rows
  • Plyo pushups
  • Triceps pull down (single arm)
  • Jungle gym pushups
  • Hamstring curl on stability ball (one leg)
  • Plank to pushup
  • Burpees
  • Kettlebell side bend

Then he had me hop on the treadmill and run for 20 minutes.

I should have brought food with me because I made a stop off at the grocery store and a craft store before heading home.  Which put me at home after noon without ever having a meal! Yikes! I was starving (and Justin was too!).  We quickly got busy making eggs, bacon and toast…in my case, egg whites, turkey bacon and gluten free toast!

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My next meal was the rest of the buffalo chicken with brown rice, peas and carrots.

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I snacked on some grapes and then Justin and I cooked a delicious dinner!  He cooked us steaks and I cooked him peas and myself roasted brussel sprouts.  It was sooo good!

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I bought 12oz steaks so we would both have left overs!  I am going to eat this meal earlier in the day and eat some sweet potatoes with it today! 

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It was so good, I had to post two pictures!  I love brussel sprouts and they are sooo good for you.  Justin looked up the nutritional information on them and check it out:

“The good: This food is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.”

This was taken from Self Nutrition Data. Brussel sprouts also have a little over 1 gram of protein per ounce! 

After letting our food settle for a bit, Justin and I headed down stairs and watched an hour of TV from our cardio machines!  I was on the elliptical and Justin was on the treadmill.  Time went by a lot faster last night.  I was pretty tired before I even got on the elliptical so by the time I got into my jammies and into my bed (at 8:45!) I fell asleep almost immediately! Ha!  I love days like yesterday.  I worked hard and therefore, slept hard! I feel refreshed this morning and ready to do it all again!

May 21st will be here before I know it!

My goal for today is to get my morning cardio done earlier so I can get some oats and protein in BEFORE heading to the warehouse.

1 comment:

  1. How do you make the buffalo chicken and where do you find the gluten free toast? That breakfast dish is calling my name! I do your trick now with the protein drink in my oatmeal, so yummy!

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