This morning I actually woke up late because I was “dreaming” I was hitting the SNOOZE button like 5 times….in reality, I actually DID hit it that many times! I woke up with about 15 minutes before I had to leave for the train.
In a mad frenzy, I forgot my make up bag and my umbrella (it poured today), but, I managed to pack plenty of GOOD EATS lol…..
Pre-workout snack ~ a banana, COCONUT COFFEE and water!
I hopped on the treadmill all ready to get my C25K on when I realized…..ugh ~ I forgot my inhaler. As much as I would’ve LOVED to run, I knew I couldn’t take the chance with my asthma. So I IMPROVISED!
Today’s workout session was a face paced weight workout with no downtime.
5 minute warm up on the treadmill followed with a little stretching
Then, I did 3 sets of 10-12 on each of the following always in constant motion
* Leg Press and Chest Press
* Calf Raises and Bicep Curls
* Hamstring Curls and Static Tricep Press
* Lat Pull Downs and 60 Crunches (regular, oblique’s and leg raises)
* Seated Row and Sumo Squats
* 30 pushups in between sets with 30 second plank holds after each set
* 5 minutes of deep static stretching
I couldn’t wait to dig into breakfast. I had planned on making a Cheesy Sausage McMuffin but I forgot my cheese….
Morning Star Breakfast Sausage (2 points+)
Orowheat Double Fiber English Muffin with 1 Tbsp Whipped Butter (5 points+)
Plus a big bowl of fruit!
Breakfast kept me going for over 5 hours…..it also helped that I was busy planning The Husband’s birthday surprise at lunch
When I grilled our chicken last night, I also grilled a few burgers for lunches.
Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Chicken Burger (3 points+) ~ I LOVE These!
I saw these Lesser Evil Krinkle Sticks in our vending machine and was intrigued.
What is up with the .2 of a serving LOL….I shared with my co-worker and counted them as 3 points+ for my 1.0 serving.
It was fun to have “fries” with lunch….they sort of have a just out of the oven flavor.
I rounded out lunch with a BIG Salad topped with 2 Tbsp TJ’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (2 points+)
Oh and that CHEESE I was looking for this morning ~ oops! (1 points+)
Since it poured RAIN all day long, I decided to change out our planned BLTA’s for Chicken Tortilla Soup.
I picked up this Plentiful Pantry Tortilla Soup awhile back at a Home & Garden Show we went to.
I couldn’t resist when the soup itself is only 2 points+ a serving and you can add a bunch of mix-ins to bulk it up.
I added 1 lb Organic Chicken, 1 Bell Pepper, 1 Onion, 1 can creamed corn and 2 additional cups of water ~ it made 20 cups!
While the soup cooked, I made a little “toppings” bar so we could add everything to our soup!
The salsa I am IN LOVE with at the moment.
Organic Blue Tortilla Chips!
Real Deal Pepper Jack Cheese!
Toppings make eating soup for dinner fun!
2 cups All dressed up with 1/4 avocado, salsa, tomato, green onions, cilantro, tomatoes and 8 g cheese. (6 points+)
As everything was cooking I kept thinking about how good the pepperjack cheese would taste on nachos.
So….I made “cheesy” nachos and used them to scoop up my soup! BEST IDEA EVER….way better than crushing them in my soup.
1 oz tortilla chips plus 20 grams pepperjack (6 points+)
Last week I had a chance to participate with a bunch of bloggers in the launch of Hungry Girl’s new Crystal Lite Mock Tail Flavors ~ Margarita, Mojito & Appletini. Thanks to the folks over at Crystal Light for sending me a sample to try as part of the launch.
If you can find these flavors ~ check them out. They are a limited edition for this summer only…once they are gone, they are gone.
I LOVE them ~ they totally taste like a refreshing margarita complete with the tequila flavor.
Margaritas + Mexican Food are totally the perfect match!
Off to bond with my new issue of Clean Eating Magazine!
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
My Things to Do in Vegas List is coming up tomorrow and my Pop Chip Giveaway will be coming up on Thursday…..FUN!