to be a morning person! I need to get to the gym in the morning to add strength training to my routine. Luckily, I have the lovely Janetha as my coach – whether she knows it or not! I’ve printed out some of her workouts to do as soon as hit publish, I am out the door!
Breakfast was a black bean/red pepper/egg beater burrito with delicious blackberries on the side! Breakfast comes in at 310 calories, 40 carbs, 26 protein, 6.9 at and 18.9 fiber!!
I tested my blood sugar before our 45 minute walk and it was 136 – I need it to be a bit higher so I don’t crash, so I ate half of an orange. Am I the only one who eats an orange like this??
It was a good thing I did, because it was 54 when we got back!! For lunch I adapted a version of Alison’s Peanut Soba Noodle Chicken Salad:
Soba Noodle Chicken Salad (printer friendly version here)
Makes 1 serving: 346 calories, 34 carbs, 33 protein, 8.5 fat and 3.0 fiber
|3||ounce chicken breast|
|1||ounce baby spinach|
|2.2||ounce cooked soba noodles|
|1||tablespoon rice vinegar|
|1/2||teaspoon sesame oil|
|1||teaspoon soy sauce|
|2||teaspoons Thai chili sauce|
|1||teaspoon peanut butter|
|1/2||Teaspoon sriracha hot sauce|
|2||tablespoons hot water|
Poach chicken. Let cool. Chop vegetables and chicken and toss with my soba noodle dressing.
On the side I had 1/2 a container of Chobani with honey and 1/2 an apple. Lunch comes in at 486 calories, 61 carbs, 42 protein, 9.7 fat and 6 fiber.
It was a gorgeous day to grill!
I had steak, grilled zucchini and I baked some potatoes.
My plate: 5.5 ounce baked potato, with 1 tbsp. I can’t believe its not butter, zucchini with balsamic dressing and3 ounces of steak. Dinner comes in at 384 caloires, 42 carbs, 32 protien, 10.8 fat and 7.2 fiber.
My blood sugar was on the low side, so I had these snacks. It was still low so I ended up eating 3 squares of the bacon chocolate!! It was a crisis – luckily I had it on hand! I won these snacks from Michelle
Then I had another apple – this type is called Pacific Rose – so sweet!
The verdict of the bacon chocolate? It’s good – it has crunchy bits of bacon, but the dark chocolate overpowers the bacon – still, while I wouldn’t search it out again, I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers! My snacks for the day came in at 409 calories, 49 carbs, 5.5 protein, 25 fat and 7.8 fiber.
Stats for Monday:
- 20 minute Yoga for beginners
- 15 minutes Yoga abs
- 45 minute walk at lunch
- 10 minute walk with dog after dinner
- 1,589 calories, 192 carbs, 105 protein, 52 fat and 40 fiber!
Off to hit the gym!! Are you a morning person – have you always been?