Saturday, April 2, 2011

49 Days Out

The days are just cruising by!  It’s exciting! Only 7 more weeks!  I started my competition prep at 16 weeks out so I am past the half way point.  Still feeling great!  My body and mind really like this diet.  I have never felt better in my life!  I turn 35 in June and I’m feeling pretty darn good about it.

Yesterday was a medium carb day, so my energy level increased as the day went on and I ate more carbs.  When my legs are sore, my body craves carbs!

We ran to the grocery store after we both worked out and I bought KALE!  I have been reading in several people’s blogs about kale chips, most recently Peanut Butter Fingers, but have been too freaked out to try it myself.  I like dark leafy greens in salad, soup, CHEESE DIP, but roasted with a little salt?  Ummmm, no!

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I was mistaken!  I LOVE roasted kale and if you have been afraid to try it, I highly recommend you go get some kale and start roasting!  It turns out so light and crispy. I felt like I was eating chips!

I tore the leaves off the stalk, placed them on a cookie sheet that I had lined with tin foil and sprayed with olive oil Pam.  Then I sprayed the leaves themselves with Pam and sprinkled with kosher salt. I set my oven to 400 and just watched it.  It only took like 5 minutes.  I used two cookies sheets for only 1/2 a bunch of kale, so it would probably take a little longer if there were more on one pan.

The only thing I will do different next time is make all the pieces the same size, like maybe 2 inches or something.  The smaller pieces definitely got crispier and more yummy. Kale is so good for you too!  There are tons of sites that describe all the benefits, I chose this one for my blog.

Justin picked up a couple of treats for himself for this weekend, since we are staying in, he won’t get his cheat meal.  One of the things he picked up was double stuffed Oreos!

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Since this is my blog, I get to tell you how I feel about Oreos…I HATE Oreos!  The little chocolate wafer of a cookie is okay, but that stuff in the middle…what is it?  I remember eating Oreos as a kid because my Dad loved them and the white stuff always tasted so waxy and then left a coating in my mouth like I had just licked a stick of butter! Yuck!  I’m glad he chose Oreos, because he happily enjoyed them and I was happy for him to eat them and that is one cookie that can sit in our pantry and be ignored by me!

Workouts:

  • Morning cardio – ran 5 miles outside, took the girls for a walk
  • Diana – trained quads and calves

Meals:

Meal #1: Oats with protein

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Meal #2: Egg whites with gluten free toast

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Meal #3: Grilled Chicken Breast, Kale Chips, Brown Rice

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Meal #4: Grilled Chicken Breast, Kale Chips, Raw Broccoli with Italian dressing for dipping

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Meal #5: Grilled Chicken Breast, Raw Red Bell Peppers, Walden Farms BBQ Sauce for dipping

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I also ate a whole pickle and several sugar free Jell-O cups!

We settled in for the evening and watched Black Swan.  It was pretty good.  Several of my friends said they felt “weird” after watching that movie but I didn’t get that feeling.  I may have known too much about the movie.  I was expecting more, I guess.

Happy Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck as you prepare for your comp. I'm doing my first figure competition in 6 days, at 41 yrs old - eek! What a journey! Your food pictures are a great!

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