Treadmill Games

by DanicasDaily on March 31, 2010

Happy Hump Day all!  Do you ever play games with yourself on the treadmill to make the time fly by?  When I run outside time flies by, I don’t think to look at my Garmin until about .25-.50 of a mile.  However, on the treadmill, I pretty much look after like .10 of a mile! LOL.  I pretty much need ALL the distractions I can think of on the treadmill ~ the radio, the TV, water, a towel…and if there was anything else I could think of, I am sure I’d use it too.

Sometimes I have a scheduled, planned workout ~ High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), a certain distance or intervals and sometimes, I play TREADMILL GAMES like today.  I will randomly change the speed and grade every 30-60 seconds.  I let the MUSIC drive my workout.  On fast songs I’ll crank it up to 6.0 or 7.0 mph and go up or down .1 each minute or I’ll do the same with grades keeping a steady pace.  It really helps to play this game in my mind because I am so focused on just getting to the end of the minute, not how long I am on the treadmill.  Make sense?? :)

I was feeling a little flustered after my Weight Watcher Meeting today because I gained .2 lbs when my scale said ALL WEEK I was down 2 lbs.  I was tempted to sit on the couch with cheesy TV and pout, but, I asked myself what would make me feel better? I took my aggression to the treadmill and spent a nice 44 minutes playing treadmill games.  It made me feel AWESOME.

Today’s eats were ALL about eating what I craved.  I woke up craving Whole Wheat Sour Dough with my Crunchy Nut Barn Almond Butter. (4 pts)


I almost always crave fruit in the AM and it helps me check off those little fruit/veggie boxes ~ a banana & 2 cuties (2 pts).


I am pretty sure you all know I can’t STOP craving Black Pepper Triscuits & Alouette Savory Vegetable Cheese (4 pts).


I have been CRAVING sushi for like 2 months now! I decided to satisfy that craving today with a FANTASTIC Hawaiian Roll ~ Ahi Tuna, Cucumbers, AVOCADO, Tobiko, Spicy Wasabi and Spicy Srirachi!  I downed 9 out of the 12 pieces (in like 2.8 seconds!) so I could save room (5 pts)


For craving #2 ~ AVOCADO spring rolls!  I had one of these babies ~ cucumbers, celery, pickled ginger, romaine, lettuce, AVOCADO, wrapped in a rice paper.  I LOVE the spicy chili sauce they give you for dipping them in. (2 pts for 1/2)


I picked up the cupcakes for our work party at Sift Cupcakery ~ how cute is the street they are on….Main Street in Downtown Napa, Ca.


I LOVE these little pink chairs & yellow table.


They made up a HUGE assortment of cupcakes for our party x’s 4!


All of them have super cute names!


I am super proud of myself because I resisted devouring the ENTIRE cupcake.  I cut it in 1/2 and saved the other half for my better half ~ The Husband!!! I knew he would LOVE it and I wanted to share.  I think this might be my new favorite flavor over the snickerdoodle!


Do you all remember how I told you my meal plan was subject to change?  Well, tonight it changed :D  I couldn’t resist making up stuff to make Spicy BBQ Chicken Quesadillas when I was at Trader Joe’s.


I am not sure I really get the title of this Guacamole ~ Avocado’s Number Guacamole ~ what does that mean?! LOL I think they missed the #1…just sayin’


FANTASTIC ingredient list – nothing funky added.  Probably my favorite premade guacamole.


The Smoky BBQ Chicken Stats ~ the chicken is pre-cooked and 3 pts a serving – not bad!


To make sure I got a true portion, I used my Eat Right Pro Precision Scale to measure out 151 grams.


My new FAVORITE cheese ~ 4 types of cheeses!!!


I could’ve gotten healthy low-carb tortillas, but, sometimes you just want a REAL flour tortilla.  I LOVE the stats on these (2 pts!)


I turned the broiler on and assembled my tostada starting with my tortilla, BBQ chicken (heated for 45 seconds), tomato & cilantro.


Then, I measured out 29 g of cheese.


Broiled for 2 minutes ~ it was so HOT the tortilla curled up :D!


Topped with a dallop of Avocado’s Number Guacamole! (8 pts)


Side salad with more Guacamole! (1 pt)


I used one of my favorite dressings.  It’s perfectly balanced with a nice lime flavor that is slightly sweet and not too tart.


I am pretty sure I’ve reviewed this before, but thought I’d share again.



Night all!

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