Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What A Girl Wants

I started off my morning with a strength training workout; today's routine was lower body and abs. I notice I'm not very good at the 1 -2 minute rest between sets; that "patience thing" I need to work on ;) So, I kind of flew through the whole thing in about 20 min. It feels strange to not be doing some type of cardio on these days. I'm second guessing whether I should be getting in a little since I'm still in the weight loss mode, but the things that I've read say to weight train 3 times a week and do the cardio the other days. I don't know; anyone wanna shed some light on the sitch??



I was so excited for breakfast! I picked up these Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins after seeing them on Angie's blog ...





What's neat about these is that they are a flourless sprouted whole grain english muffin and the mix of grains form a complete protein containing all essential amino acids. The nutritionals for 1 english muffin is 160 cal., 1 fat, 6 gr. protein and 4 fiber which comes to 2 POINTS. It's such a nice hearty-tasting muffin and was delicious topped with some I Can"t Believe It's Not Butter Spray and a tsp. of Smucker's Sugar Free Grape Jam. A sliced orange and hot cuppa joe made it a perfect 3 POINT breakfast...


After the Boca Bruschetta veggie burger yesterday, I got bruschetta stuck on the brain! I decided to listen to my body and give it what it wants! That's part of the Intuitive Eating way! I made the bruschetta topping- fresh plum tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper. I toasted 2 slices of whole wheat tuscan pane and topped it with 1/2 c. bruschetta and a bit of shaved parmesan. To go with it, I had a bowl of Tabatchnick Minestrone Soup. A spectacular 6 POINT lunch...



I was so happy with that lunch!!! I think I could eat that every day! I love bread, tomatoes and cheese!! This elation lead to ..... a My House Chocolate Chip Cookie (1 POINT).....




Thankfully, I had to leave the house after that otherwise I may have continued my happy cookie dance with the rest of the batch =)



For dinner, I planned a spice rubbed pork tenderloin. I made a rub with a variety of spices - garlic, chili powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper, then baked the 1lb. tenderloin for about 25 min. at 375. It was moist and delish to me and big daughter (have I said she is my favorite daughter ;) The husband and little daughter would care to not ever have that again. Oh well. At least they liked the beans! I served the pork with a side of (canned) reduced sugar baked beans and a salad with Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch. My portion was 4 oz. pork, 1/2 c. baked beans and side salad for 8 POINTS...




I have been missing my Vitatop and craving peanut butter, so you know, I gotta give my body what it wants! The usual.... Deep Chocolate Vitatop with PB2 icing ...


A well spent 2 POINTS!

I'm holding my breath for tomorrow's weigh in. Not quite sure what to expect with this new workout routine, but regardless of what the scale says to me, I'm feeling good about being on track this week and I have enjoyed a week of eating healthfully and on program! Feel free to remind me of this statement tomorrow, just in case..... ;)

15 comments:

Sharon said...

Yes, overall, I think you have been doing great!

Love your eats!

Mom on the Run said...

I hate when my meal doesn't go as well as I planed taste wise for the family. I usually love everything I cook but sometimes it is a bust with the rest of the family.

Juliet said...

I'm always skeptical of non-cardio routines as well. It is actually what keeps me from trying yoga. I can't wait to hear about your results. :)

Andrea said...

I've been wondering about the same thing myself. I have been doing both cardio and weight training every day except for Sunday which is my day off. I guess we'll see if it's been working when I weigh in on Monday whether I lost any weight or not? We'll see...

Nicci said...

Good Luck on the new workout routine...hope everything comes together!

todoni said...

from my research and talking to people,you can do cardio after a strength training for 30 min or more and some days can be cardio only. hope this helps.

TJ said...

I've also heard the no cardio on strength days. I find that my mind is clearer and my moods lighter if I include some kind of cardio every day. Can't go without the cardio now. :)

Good luck with the WI!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Bruchetta-YUM !!!

MizFit said...

SO HARD for me to wait as well between sets.
I need to just sit and watch the second hand :)

(come by next week for some yammers about back to back workout days are they ok, rest days etc.)

Rebecca said...

When I do strength training with my trainer he always has me do a cardio warm up and cool down. Ten minutes for each so maybe you could try that. It burns about 150 calories which is always a nice boost. I use the bike or rowing machine to warm up then the eliptical to cool down. I really enjoy both of these little slots and so far weight loss wise it is working well for me.

Rebecca said...

Of course on the days I don't have my trainer, I do a full cardio work out too.

Angie All The Way said...

I just bought some more chocolate vitatops - I just LOVE them with PB2!

Thanks for all your thoughts in the intuitive eating stuff btw ;-)

katecooks said...

that lunch looks awesome!!!

Sarah said...

Good luck at your WI tomorrow.

On the strength training and resting between sets, I never rest. I continue on, unless I need a breather, this will keep your heartrate up and thus should give you a little cardio at the same time.

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Thanks for all the great input on my strength training/cardio issue! You guys are awesome!!!