I suggest you grab a cup of coffee, pour yourself a glass of wine, because this is going to be a long post! That’s what you get when I only post once a day now!
Since Hannah starts school next week, she’s trying to get up at the time she needs to get ready for school, so we were up and ready to hit the gym and out the door by 6:45! While she ran I decided to do 30 minutes of upper body and then 5 minutes of abs. It was cool, sunny, so nice outside this morning!
Still in an attempt to clean out what I have in the house, I decided to make a zucchini pepperoni pizza – this time I only used three ounces of my whole wheat dough, 1 ounce of part skim mozzarella, .5 ounce chopped pepperoni and 2 ounces of shredded zucchini – make sure to squeeze all the water out of the zucchini, otherwise your dough will be all soggy! Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.
My friend had to stick around her desk, so I decided I was going to do it. I was finally going to try a Meghann! And by that I don’t mean that I am becoming a lesbian (although my husband had doubts since I played field hockey, softball and was on a bowling team!). By that I mean that I did all three levels of Jillian’s 30 day shred!
For some reason I thought if I fast fowarded the warm ups and cool downs in between each one I could get it done in about 45 minutes. WRONG! Even skipping that it was 60 total minutes! I may have to hit up MizFit to see what she thinks. I mean, I am 40 pounds heavier than Meghann at least, and we both were able to complete it. Granted, I did the beginner side and she probably does the advanced side, but still! Just goes to show that even if you have more to lose, you can still kick some ass!
The only problem I had going in is that I tested my blood sugar right before working out – bummer - it was 71! Definitely not high enough to exercise. I ended up having 1/2 cup of Kashi Go Lean (kinda stale, but with milk it was okay). I waited 30 minutes and it was 176 – perfect! By the time I was done working out it was back down to 91.
Lunch was leftover quinoa lasagna - still so tasty!
Dinner tonight was my classic Parmesan Chicken. I bought a low carb fusili pasta at my local farmers market – only 111 calories and 23 grams of carbs for 4 ounces cooked!
I pan fry my chicken in 1 tsp. olive oil and one pat of butter – just enough to give it flavor!
I didn’t have any eggs so I dipped the chicken in chicken broth so the crumbs would stick – it worked great!
While the pasta cooks I add the cheese to the chicken and tent with foil. It gets nice and crispy when the cheese its the pan and I always give those to Tony!
My plate was 5 ounces of chicken, 1 ounce part skim cheese, 4 ounces cooked fusili, 1/2 cup sauce and 1/2 small zucchini sauteed on the side.
So this weeks BSI is Peanut Butter! I decided to think outside the box and make peanut butter dog treats! Our dog Ed loves treats and I am the biggest wimp when he comes in the kitchen – I just reach into the treat jar whenever he walks in the kitchen!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- 2 cups brown rice flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup peanut butter
Mix the flour and baking powder together and then mix the chicken broth and peanut butter.
Then mix all together – you’ll have a pretty crumbly dough, but the oil from the peanut butter will come together.
Preheat the oven to 400. I made individual balls and used my fork to make them look like peanut butter cookies.
Stats for the Day
- 1408 calories
- 39 fat
- 106 protein
- 153 carbs
- 22 fiber
- 30 minute upper body
- 5 minute abs
- 60 minutes of all levels of Jillian’s shred! (I gave myself two “great job” stickers for that one!)
Okay, gotta scoot – hello? have you made it this far down? Top Chef Masters is on and we have Hell’s Kitchen too!
See you tomorrow night!