Monday, February 2, 2009

An Exercising Fool

Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed the Superbowl festivities! I can't believe how many commercials there were; some funny, some not so much. I thought Jennifer Hudson's version of the Star Spangled Banner was absolutely amazing. She is so talented!

Well, today I was an exercisin fool! I don't know what got into me; maybe the beautiful weather. I did my normal morning workout on the elliptical for 30 minutes before getting little daughter off to school. Breakfast was short and sweet; a Weight Watchers Strawberry Yogurt (1 POINT) and a Cran Bran Vitatop (1 POINT)... and a ray of sunshine...



Then, I was off to grocery shop. It's usually an all-day affair because I go to 3 different stores. First stop is always the produce market, then I headed to Trader Joe's. I came home to drop off this stash and since it was so nice outside (50 degrees!), I decided to head over to a hilly trail nearby and go for a run. It was AWESOME! I was able to run 2 hilly miles without stopping. I can't believe how much I enjoyed doing this! Between the beautiful weather, great tunes and some strong motivation, I managed the 2 miles without hardship! I felt so good afterward.

I came home and made some lunch before hitting my last grocery stop. I broiled some breaded eggplant cutlets (3 0z. = 2 POINTS) and put them on a lite english muffin. I topped them with sliced tomato and 1 oz. lite mozzarella cheese, then ran it under the broiler until cheese was melted. YUM! I had a sweet golden delicious apple on the side for a delicious 5 POINT lunch...

During my travels, I found a new cracker at Trader Joe's - Flax and Honey Flatbread...

Isn't the packaging pretty?? I'm an advertiser's dream - a total sucker for things in cute packaging!! These are only 80 cal. for 3 flatbread which is 1 POINT! I had to break into these right away! My afternoon snack was 3 of these yummy guys, 2 tbsp. hummus and a few carrots for 3 POINTS...

The husband and daughters danced a jig when I told them it was tacos for dinner tonight. They are so easy to please....NOT! That's okay, I'll take all the non-complainy days I can get ;)
I decided to make a giant taco salad for myself with lots of lettuce, tomato, 3 oz. 96% lean ground beef, 1 0z. Cabot 75% Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese, 2 tbsp. guacamole and 1/4 c. salsa. I crumbled 1/2 of a taco shell over the top. I also had a side of broccoli - I'm pretty sure I got in all my fruits and veg servings today!! This was a very filling and delicious 7 POINT dinner...

And because I made the goal for February to Shred every day, I shredded it up with Jillian and her girls after dinner. Whew! I better lose some damn weight this week after all this exercise and good eating! Just gotta keep the lips zipped with the snacking.
After the Shred, it was dessert time! I had a serving of Breyer's Fat Free Double Churn French Chocolate Ice Cream and a Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Cookie mixed in. A 2 POINT deal...

Well, I may be bedridden tomorrow after all this exercise! I hope I didn't overdo it :0
Maybe, I should take an ice bath like the football players! Brrrrrr.......

10 comments:

spunkysuzi said...

Looks like you had an awesome day!

Sharon said...

Great job on the run, and oh wow, everything you had was scrumptious - I need Trader Joes in Canada!!

princessvalecia said...

i really want to visit a trader joe's I think i'd lose it in that place

Melissa said...

I think a 2 mile run is awesome!! I could NEVER do it!!

MizFit said...

(im so jealous as we hath no TJs here!) I now want you to get a tee which reads IM AN EXERCISIN' FOOL for all those days when, if youre anything like I am, you dont feel the fool/

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Sorry to tempt you guys who don't have Trader Joe's! But, they do private label a lot of things, so keep your eyes out in your grocery stores and you may see the same items as TJ's, but with a brand name on it instead of TJ =)

Melissa - I never thought I could either!!

MizFit - LOL! Goin to the craft store to get some tee- makin supplies ...

biz319 said...

Yeah for exercising! I just ordered that shred for me and I am giving away a copy on my blog - can't wait to try it!

Um, I can fix tacos every night and never get sick o it!!

Angie All The Way said...

What an awesome day! I want tacos or fajitas or something now!

Kari said...

oh my dear god girl you seriously are aiming to do it every day? It was my goal to do it every monday but now that you have set the challenge to do it every day....I'm contemplating giving it a go. Craaaazy! Did you shred today yet?

Kari said...

and I got so excited talking about the shred I forgot to mention that I'm uber jealous you have a trader joes. grrrrr.