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!

February 29th, 2012

Sweat Cures All

You know, I’m a pretty positive person but even positive people have down days and today was one of them. I was just in a crappy mood all morning so I took a break from work to get my workout in. I was going to go for a run but we had some crazy flurry action going on so I hopped on the elliptical for a half hour instead and then followed it up with the ChaLEAN Extreme Push 2 class.

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By the time I was done and all sweaty I was feeling a lot better! Exercise is my natural cure-all!

I followed my workout with a coffee flavoured yogurt and a Green Monster with berries!

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Snacks this afternoon were some almonds and grapes!

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My tip for grapes is to wash and de-stem them when you get them in the door, put them in a bowl and place them in the fridge on a shelf that’s easy to reach! Any time you’re feeling snackish you’ve got easy access to grapes!

Dinner was delish! I baked up a spaghetti squash and added some sautéed onion, garlic, red pepper, sundried tomatoes and marinated artichoke hearts! I topped it off with some light feta and black olives. This is one of my favs and I washed it down with a glass of Shiraz!

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For a treat I had a handful of dark chocolate covered almonds and called it a night!

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