My breakfast was a repeat of yesterday – a Chobani poppy seed muffin and my coffee on the way to work, and a slice of the breakfast casserole later in the morning.



Here is the recipe for the Chobani almond poppy seed muffins.  I couldn’t taste the lemon in the last batch I made, so I added TWO TABLESPOONS of lemon juice and the zest of two lemons, and again I could barely taste it.  Does Chobani make a lemon Greek yogurt?  I may try that next time.

This batch made 16 muffins – each muffin: 210 calories, 8 fat, 29 carbs, 1 fiber and 5 protein.  The bad grade it got on Calorie Count (C+) was because they thought these were high in sugar.

Vanilla Chobani Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 container Vanilla Chobani yogurt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons slivered almonds (for topping)
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest of two lemons

Mix the dry ingredients together, except almonds.  Mix wet ingredients together.  Combine the two and stir with a wooden spoon just until incorporated.  Since this made 16 muffins, I could only bake 12 at a time.  Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.  The second batch I made had a much higher peak, so I think next time I’ll let the batter sit 15 minutes before baking, so the baking powder has more time to do its magic.

It was more strength training at lunch yesterday – biceps and back.  Holy shizz can I feel the muscles in my back today – especially my upper back – guess I haven’t used those in a while?

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That workout took me about 35 minutes.  I just stretched for 5 minutes afterwards and called it a workout done. Open-mouthed smile

Lunch was shrimp stirfry – 3 ounces shrimp, 1 cup bean sprouts, 1 zucchini, 1 carrot, 1/2 red pepper and 2 ounces of leftover pasta from our chili mac the night before.   I used House of Tsang classic stir fry sauce (1 tablespoon) peanut sauce (1 teaspoon) and sriracha (1 teaspoon) for the sauce.  This made a lot!

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And later in the afternoon I snacked on a Chobani banana – I really like this one.

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I meant to take out chicken for dinner, but forgot, so we ended up splitting an Italian beef sandwich and I made some fried zucchini chips on the side – super easy, quick and while boring, delicious.  I sliced the beef from the leftover roast I did over the weekend.

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Then it was Insanity – 40 minutes of Cardio Power and Resistance.  Since I am doing the shorter routines, I really have to give it my all, and I am happy to say that I kept up with Tania the whole time.  Take that bitch.


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I am definitely started to see some arm definition!  But I am happy that today is legs and calves for strength training, my upper body needs a break.  And tonight is Cardio Recovery so that will be a nice 30 minute stretch.

I was going to go walking this morning, and just as I am about to publish this, the skies opened up, so I am going to do Insanity’s Cardio Abs – its only 20 minutes – nice!

Stats for the Day

  • 1703 calories, 229 carbs, 119 protein, 52 fat, 14 fiber
  • 25% calories from fat, 25% from protein, 49.9 from carbs
  • Calorie Count gives my Day an A-
  • 35 minute strength at lunch
  • 40 minute Insanity after dinner

Make it a great day!