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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!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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!


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).

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!