Saturday, July 18, 2009

Branching Out

Today was a lot better. I got right to the exercise; no fooling around. I thought my run might be a little weak, but it was great! I got in a nice, strong 40 minutes. Much needed after the eats yesterday.


Breakfast was a whole wheat cinnamon raisin english muffin topped with 2 tbsp. PB2. A delicious and hearty 3 POINTS...


After breakfast, I cleaned up and did something I never thought I would do. I joined a gym! I am now a proud member of Planet Fitness. They are having an amazing deal right now of a year's membership for $99. It's a cool place with tons of weight machines, ellipticals, bikes, treadmills and a 30 minute express workout circuit. I thought it was about time that I got out of my basement with my archaic fitness equipment although, it has done me well all this time. I'm really excited about trying something new and I'm looking forward to getting a good weight training routine together. I'm hoping this will be just the thing I need to drive me to goal! I won't get to the gym very often until the daughters go back to school, but I wanted to join now while the special was going on (which is only until July 22, if you're interested). So, more on my new gym adventures when I get there...

Lunch was a leftover barbecue chicken calzone (about two-thirds of the calzone) and some super sweet cherries that my MIL brought us. A delicious 7 POINT lunch...

Snack time called in the afternoon and just to prove to myself that I can eat only 1 serving of friggin' Cheez-its, I portioned out a serving for 3 POINTS...

And that was it! Mainly because there wasn't much left in the box ;P
More leftovers for dinner. I'm trying to be good about using up stuff in the freezer and fridge. I made Veggie "Fried" Quinoa -Italian style...
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • couple tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1/4 c. diced carrot
  • 1/4 c. diced zucchini
  • 1/4 c. diced mushrooms
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • s + p
  • pinch of dried oregano
  • pinch of red pepper flakes

Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a nonstick pan. Add ingredients and stir-fry until veggies are slightly softened....


I also had the leftover tomato, cucumber and mozzarella salad ( minus 1 mozzarella ball -given to big daughter)...

A nutritious 10 POINT dinner...


It was such a beautiful night, we went for a leisurely family walk after dinner. Then came back home for dessert. I had a No Pudge Brownie - straight up - for 2 POINTS...



Now, I'm ready for some relaxing! Have a great night, everyone =)

7 comments:

Manderz said...

I am a member of planet fitness and I love it! I only use it for the treadmill during the snowy months and its so cheap that I dont mind not using it for a few weeks!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

That's exciting that you joined a gym! And it's great that you still have the option to work out at home... I look forward to hearing about many gym adventures... ;)

I have never made quinoa - it's on my list of things to try...

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Feed Me I'm Cranky said...

Ooooh No Pudge!! I *love* that stuff!!

HD@Losing Weight-Healthy Heart said...

I just joined a gym too and I love it! It's so motivating being around other people and having all of the machine and class options... and I'm trying quinoa for the first time this week!

Danica's Daily said...

YUM ot your Quinoa fried rice - I need to try that.

Still drooling over your calzone.....

Thanks for your vote for me in the Best Summer Desserts contest. I am trying to rack up all the votes I can since they only allow one per computer *sigh* I really appreciate it! :)

C.G. the Foodie said...

Yay on the new gym membership. And YUM on the quinoa!

Sarah said...

Congrats on joining the gym, you will love it come fall! The quinoa looks fabulous!