Today has been quietly productive. By that I mean, I've checked off about half of the things that were on my to do list. I still have that horrible paper to finish.
One of the things I checked off my list, was my workout. About an hour after my breaky I headed to the gym for light cardio, abs and lower back.
My cardio was 20 minutes of the stairstepper. It got my legs burnin!
Then I hit the mat for abs and lower back.
- long arm crunches
- reverse crunches
- crunches on stability ball
- knee tucks
- russian twists
2 sets of 20
Not bad... but I didn't get through all of the exercises I wanted to, and I wanted to do 3 sets of 20. I think my day off is really needed. I need to get back some energy!
Post workout was the usual.
- 1 cup UVAB (unsweetened vanilla almond breeze)
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 4 ice cubes
See that red make on my wrist. That's a burn. I ALWAYS burn myself when I make quesadillas. I have a few other burns on my right arm. I might start wearing oven mitts for all cooking techniques!
In a few hours it was time for lunch.
Ingredients sauteed together:
- 4 oz chicken breast
- 3 brussels sprouts
- 3 oz mushrooms
- 1/3 cup brown rice
Vinaigrette to pour over everything:
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1/2 T olive oil
- 1/2 T white wine vinegar
Nestle everything over 2 cups of spinach and enjoy!
So yummy, and so good for me.
I decided to try a new recipe as a snack.
This is April's recipe. It was so good! Moist and rich. Mmmmmmmmmm...
I can't believe it was just a few days ago that I wasn't eating meat! I love not having that restriction over my head.
This was a canned tuna dish.
- Chop of 1/4 green bell pepper and 1 clove of garlic. Saute them in 1 tsp of olive oil.
- In a medium size bowl add 1 drained can of tuna (packed in water), 1/2 T mustard, 1 tsp capers, 1/4 lemon's worth of juice, and pepper. Mix these ingredients well.
- Add the cooked bell pepper and garlic into the tuna.
- Add the whole mixture back to the pan. Cook till it's all heated through.
I served asparagus on the side. In my opinion this was the perfect side dish. It was still crunchy, which added a needed textural element to this dish.
Now, I really need to get this paper down. Tired of hearing that yet? I'm tired of saying it...