Monday, May 25, 2009

Back to Mornings

You guys won’t believe this!!  Not only was I up by 7am, but I had a full workout and was at my desk by 9:15.  Amazing I know.  Of course, I owe this all to FH being home and returning to his normal work schedule.  (Usually he would be off this week for post-deployment leave but because of his course he had to go straight to it today…he’ll be off when the course is over instead.)


Treadmill: 2 min warm up, 18 minute run, 3 min cooldown (1.75 miles)

Upper Body:  I couldn’t remember if today was supposed to be upper or lower body…haha…tooooo early…so I just went with what felt best.

- 3 sets of 15: tricep pulldowns (15lbs), bicep curls (25lbs), military presses (25lbs)

Core: 30 of each

- side crunches on the ball (30 each side)

- reverse crunches

- regular crunches

Breakfast:  I was STARVING after the return to the early morning workout, so immediately following my shower I put together a big bowl of Kashi Honey Almond Flax cereal with unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze (& a few Cinnamon Puffins just for fun).  With coffeeeeee of course!  and a small side dish of blackberries for a fruit component.

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Lunch:  Don’t know if it was the lack of a real meal yesterday or just the change in routine, but by the time noon rolled around my stomach was actually grrrrrrowling.  After reading this fun little article on MSN today I decided that avocado needed to be on the menu…so made a repeat of the wrap from the other day.

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In the wrap:  light mayo, grainy dijon, shredded light cheddar, matchstick carrots, deli turkey, and lots of avocado.  All rolled up in a small ww tortilla and served with some Mary’s Crackers, a dollop of hummus, and a simple tomato salad (chopped tomato mixed with EVOO and s&p).


It’s soooo quiet for work today.  Most of my coworkers (including my bosses) are American so they’ve all taken a long weekend for Memorial Day.  It’s been a nice opportunity to catch up on some things I’ve been letting get backlogged.  Don’t you love a clean email Inbox?

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Sarah said...

I wish I had a clean inbox!! My Outlook reminds me on a daily basis that my inbox is almost full... about every second day I have to delete stuff so I can even send an email!!!

Jen said...

mmm, that wrap from the other day made me pick up an avocado and some lean turkey myself!!! I can't wait to have it!! YUM!!!!!
(I read that article this morning too!!!)

Jen said...

mmm, that wrap from the other day made me pick up an avocado and some lean turkey myself!!! I can't wait to have it!! YUM!!!!!
(I read that article this morning too!!!)

Jen said...


Julie said...

Looks so good!

I love routine in my schedule it helps me get focus.

Vanessa said...

Wow, great job this morning!

As for your other post...I think FH wearing 2 different uniforms for the wedding definitely means you get 2 dresses ;)

Lainey said...

Thanks for your comment on my're right--I eat a lot of processed foods. The one breakfast that is pretty healthy and I LOVE is 1/2 c. hulled oats with a bit of milk, a bit of sugar (like 1 T), 10-15 g of walnut pieces, and 15 g of chocolate chips...but it's around 500 calories, so I'm scared to eat it for breakfast! Weird, I know, but that's the way I think.

I'm a huge advocate of weighing yourself whenever you feel like it, as I don't understand the "fear" of the scale that I read about so often. But if I find that I'm freaking out about being under 200 too much, I'll consider trying it...for a week at first, maybe. Maybe that way I can sneak down into Onederland without my brain having a chance to realize what I'm doing. You think? LOL!

Angie All The Way said...

I LOVE the honey almond flax's my new fav and I don't even buy milk anymore, it's all about the almond breeze, only lately i'm all about the unsweetened chocolate! That wrap looks awesome!!

You are totally rockin' your exercise routine!