I could not have been happier that Wednesday was a rest day because yesterdays workout was hard. It was shoulder press, calf raises, knee raises for core and then my cardio of choice.
I again ate 1 cup of honeydew melon on the drive to the gym, the sun was just rising by the time I got there. And snow flurries when I left – the high yesterday was only 39 degrees in Chicago!
I didn’t get my ass out of bed until 6:10, so when I finished my upper body, lower body and core exercises, I realized I really only had 25 minutes left for cardio. So I decided to switch it up – normally you do a 3:1 ratio – 3 minutes normal speed than 1 minute sprint. I changed it up on the stair machine and ended up doing 3 minutes of sprinting with 1 minute recovery in between.
Holy shizz. I was dripping with sweat by the end! In 25 minutes I climbed 175 flights of stairs. I did a brief 5 minute cool down around the track – it actually felt as if I worked out twice as long. 😀
So the other day I made zucchini pancakes – they are still a work in progress, but basically the base of my breakfast was 3 leftover zucchini pancakes, made with shredded zucchini, 2 tablespoons almond flour, salt, pepper and paprika. The taste is there I am still working on the texture.
So I figured I would top them with some sort of egg white mixture. Using my 4 ounce ramekin, I put some baby spinach, 1/3 of 1/2 cup egg whites, 1/3 of 2 oz. of turkey kialbasa, and nuked that for 1 minute. Since I had three zucchini pancakes I did that three times.
When I got to work it was assembly time! I put the zucchini pancakes on the bottom, then the egg white circle, then nuked that for 1 minute. Then I topped each one off with diced roasted red pepper and 2 tablespoons of avocado between the three towers.
That’s a lot of food! Best part? The stats: 303 calores, 12 fat, 17 carbs, 6.5 fiber and 32 protein, or 7 WW points.
I will definitely make this again – I ate this at 9:00 and didn’t eat lunch until nearly 2:00!
I have Debbi (happy 2 year blogaversary – I couldn’t comment 🙁 ) to thank for pointing out that I missed one of Veronica’s post for making beef. All you do is take a beef roast and a can of banana peppers (with brine) and cook it in your crock pot all day. The base of this lunch is 6 ounces of the beef, only cooked about 3 hours so its still a bit pink in the middle.
Tony saved the rest of the beef by adding more broth and turning it off late in the afternoon, so the rest is fall apart tender – I plan on chopping it together with the banana peppers – so easy and good!
So my lunch: 3 boston lettuce leaves, 6 ounces of beef, 1/3 cup of cole slaw mix mixed with salsa underneath, then guacamole and roasted red pepper on top. These took a long time to eat and were good at room temperature. Lunch comes in at 337 calories, 14 fat, 13 carbs, 4.5 fiber and 39 protein, or 8 WW points.
Work went by fast. I avoided the chocolate cake at the office today – didn’t deem it insulin worthy – go me!
I ended up making burgers for dinner. I seriously didn’t have anything written down for last nights dinner – must have spaced that on my menu planning. My burger was 6 ounces of beef, with 1 slice of bacon and I put leaves of spinach on mine while I put cheese on Tony’s burger – put the lid on to melt his cheese and my spinach sort of “hugged” my burger.
On the side I made yucca root chips. Dinner ends up coming in at 524 calories, 37 fat, 13 carbs, 4 fiber and 30 protein, or 13 WW points.
Knowing I wasn’t going to walk at lunch, my blood sugar was steady – no highs or lows again – woot!
Stats for Thursday:
- 1330 calories, 65 fat, 86 carbs, 21 fiber and 103 protein (this includes honeydew melon pre-workout snack and a pear as an afternoon snack)
- 34 WW points
- average blood sugar 112
- 45 minute strength and cardio
Cannot believe its Friday – do you have Veteran’s Day Off? Make it a great day! I overslept this morning so I am going to have to do my workout routine at home – tricep dips and hip abduction – gonna have to figure out how to do that one at home! 😀