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March 5th, 2012

No More Manic Mondays

Since I started working from home, Mondays aren’t nearly as much of a pain as they used to be. I love sitting down and booting up the computer with a giant mug of coffee in hand and reading the morning news!

Breakfast was the last of the oatmeal you’ll see for a while as I decided to spice things up a bit and buy some Red River Cereal instead! The oats’ season finale contained half a banana, half a cup if soy milk, half a cup if water and one tablespoon of peanut butter!

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My workout for the day was another short interval run (in -12 degree weather no less) followed up with ChaLEAN Extreme Push Circuit 1. I bought a pair of 9lb weights last week so my arms are really getting a great workout these days! Can’t wait to get up to 12 lbs!

After my workout I lunched on a Green Monster and some toast with raspberry jam. The downside is the god-awful sound my blender made while I was making my smoothie! It’s been leaking lately and although Alan tightened it already it’s just getting worse so I think we’re going to have to bite the bullet and buy a new one!

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I got a bunch of work done in the afternoon and snacked on some grapes and two boiled eggs while finishing up my personal training textbook. The plan is to give it a read-through and then go back over it, chapter by chapter, making study notes as I go.

Dinner was a naked black bean burger topped with a slice of provolone with mustard and BBQ sauce (Bullseye – my favourite!). I had a salad and some carrots on the side.

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Alan’s working late this evening so I take advantage of these evenings to be a total girl so I’m having a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills marathon! Don’t spoil anything for me, I only just started season 2!

March 1st, 2012

Gettin’ My March On

I can’t believe it’s March! Ack! How do these things happen?! Didn’t we have March last year?!

Oye. Well, one thing never changes: BREAKFAST! Banana & p.b. oats with a sprinkling of coconut!

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Had a killer workout this morning! I did Burn Intervals from ChaLEAN Extreme and then ten minutes of abs. I was sweating up a storm and burned a boatload of calories!

I was super hungry from my workout so I whipped up a Green Monster and added some yogurt in with it so it was super smooth and yummy!

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Work beckoned for the afternoon while Alan brought out the power tools and made me a cork board for my office.

I reciprocated with boiling some eggs (yup, I’m a keeper!). I’ve been on a boiled egg kick these days and they keep me hungry for hours so two eggs and grapes were had for an afternoon pick me up!

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Dinner was a homemade stuffed seitan roast with roasted carrots and salad (this is of Alan’s plate actually, I had less of the roast).

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Wanna trick for great roasted carrots? Just stick ’em in the middle of some tinfoil with a wee bit of salt and pepper) and wrap ’em up, sticking them in the oven for about 45 minutes! No added oils or anything!

Cheers!