I Had Fried Legs for Breakfast

28 08 2009

Hi there Fit Friends!  It’s FRIDAY!  🙂  For me it’s a day of catching up with the girls:  coffee with Karen this morning, dinner at Keri’s tonight.  Shaping up to be a fine Friday indeed!

I woke up at about 4:50 this morning before the alarm after a solid night of sleep (oh thank goodness.)  First thing out of bed I went straight for my coffee in today’s mug (you will see that I rotate through fun mugs I collect depending on my mood.  Today’s was “Logorrhea: excessive talkativeness”)

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This morning’s weight training was for legs and shoulders, and my gams were definitely squiggly at the end!  Here’s the routine I did:

  • Treadmill Warmup + some bodyweight squatting and kicking to get my blood flowing to the muscles
  • Straight Leg Single Leg Deadlifts 3 working sets of 12 ea leg
  • TRX Split Squat 4 working sets of 8 ea leg
  • Explosive Lunges 4 working sets of 20
  • Rear Delt Hi-Row 3 working sets of 11
  • Static Ball Squats (45 seconds) 3 sets
  • Overhead Shoulder Press – Alternating Arms 3 working sets of 8

Outside of the explosive lunges and the static ball squats, I was aiming for muscular fatigue in the 8-10 range.  Explosive lunges always kick my a$$ and I love it.

I ate two quick bites of a Larabar (coconut cream pie flavor) to tide me over till breakfast.

After the weight workout I took the dogs out which gave me 2.78 miles of some light cardio.

By the time I got back I realized I was running a bit late to meet up with my friend for coffee, so “breakfast” was a scoop of chocolate Vega with 1 cup of Almond Milk on the way, followed by a small plain decaf soy latte at Kunjani my friend Karen. 

I knew I’d be eating a mondo salad tonight at the Girls’ Dinner, so I decided to have a sandwich for lunch today instead of a salad.  Two slices of Ezekial sprouted grain bread smeared with Tofutti soy “cream cheese”, avocado, tomato, sea salt, sprouts and a stack of carrots on the side.  I was stuffed afterward!

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Afternoon snack was a yummy Apple Pie Larabar.  I had also intended to make my veggie blender drink before the dinner party but I just wasn’t hungry yet. 

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And now I’m about to run out the door to Keri’s for the Girls’ Dinner.  I’m taking a huge spinach salad with HB eggs, mandarin orange segments, a sprinkle of 2% cheddar, mushrooms and slivered almonds.  Dressing is super light, Annie’s Organics Gingerly Vinaigrette.  (Oh yeah, and some happy juice, aka wine!)

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FitFeature: when going to a party or special occasion, try not to stress about the food that will be there.  If you try to restrict too much, you’ll end up not having a good time. Now granted you can’t just go crazy eating your heart out at every social function.  Try foods that look amazing– just keep the portion size well within reason.  Don’t stuff yourself.  Know that there will probably be dessert and save a little room to at least taste it.  If I know ahead of time that I’ll be attending an event where I’ll most likely get more calories than I need, I’ll try to make that my leg day and maybe throw in some extra cardio in order to keep my energy intake and output a bit more in balance, since I know I expend a lot more energy working my legs than I would on an upper body day.  You can bet tonight that I’ll have a glass of wine and a small serving of dessert!

Hope you have a fabulous Friday evening!  See you tomorrow!

— Shari B.  =)




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