Full of Beans

1 09 2009

Happy Tuesday morning everyone!  Tuesday is outdoor run day!  Colorado has the best weather for morning runs, pretty much year round.  It’s 5:00 AM and 59 degrees, perfect! 

Here is the rundown of Monday’s feats & eats:

Weight Training (Chest, Medial Delts, Biceps, Light Abs)

(I list working sets because I will often do a warm-up set specific to each muscle group as well)

  • DB Chest Press pyramid 4 working sets of 12, 10, 9, 8 reps
  • Chest Flyes with heavy tubing 3 working sets of 15 reps
  • Uneven Modified Pushups (1 hand on floor, 1 hand on medicine ball) 3 working sets of 15, 14, 12
  • DB Bicep Curl 4 working sets of 12, 9, 9, 9 reps
  • Kettlebell Side Lateral Raises 3 working sets of 12 reps each arm (one arm at a time)
  • Bicycles for abs 3 sets of 30

I did spend a few minutes stretching after the workout.

Today’s cardio was wogging the dogs for 2.4 miles.  (It’s so hard to jog with my spazoids, so I always end up “wogging” – jogging some and walking some 🙂 ) It was a brief outing as I had a huge list of things to get done on Monday. (And I crossed off every item on the list – woot woot!)

I got some additional activity by finishing up the painting in the guest bath today (painting can really be a workout!)  Once I got started trying to cut in the ceiling lines by hand I realized that was a silly idea after having just done weights that morning.  Squiggly arms = squiggly paint lines!

Monday Fuel:

Breakfast (post-workout) was a beautiful glass of liquid nutrition!  Check out this beauty before and after (do you see what’s missing?):

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 I completely forgot my spinach today!  Der!  I even had it sitting on the countertop.  Guess I’ll be a little short on calcium for the day!  🙂

Mid-Morning Snack was half of a Larabar (coconut cream pie flavor, not pictured).  I was doing housecleaning followed by the painting, so I knew I’d need some quick energy! 

Lunch was my last two slices of that awesome zpizza from Sunday (w/ wheat crust & soy cheese, 3 meals out of that $10.00 item, not too shabby!)  I was extra hungry (notice bite already missing from the pizza!) so I also made a large salad (my salad had a pizza theme:  I made it in a “PIE” plate, and it has tomatoes and mushrooms just like my pizza!)  Other ingredients are spinach, arugula, nutritional yeast sprinkles, dulse [seaweed], olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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Afternoon snack was a simple cup of Kashi GoLean with a cup of unsweetened Almond Milk.  Sometimes you just need some cereal for comfort!

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Dinner was inspired by the hummus bowl I get at a fun place called Garbanzo’s.  They smear the inside of  bowl with hummus before topping it with your rice and goodies.  I still had some leftover veggie bowl from Sunday’s Chipotle takeout, so I opened a can of Rosarita  Green Chile & Lime refried beans, smeared about 2/3 c onto my bowl, added the Chipotle (rice, black beans, two salsas) and then topped it with a stack of sauteed green peppers and onion.

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It was beanlicious!  And here is the dinner I made for MSP since he wouldn’t touch what I made with a 10 foot pole! 

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Thing brings me to a FitFeature I’d like to share: Above I included a picture of the dinner I made for my husband (spicy adobo chipotle chicken salad rolls).  We are pretty much opposites in the food department. It wasn’t always that way, especially back in my Body for Life days.  He still follows a protein + carb formula whereas I currently have the majority of my emphasis on nutrient-rich veggies, fruits, grains, legumes, etc.  Pretty much most of which he does NOT like.  He will eat an occasional salad, green bean, carrot or kernel of corn.  That’s about it on the veggie side.  I don’t mention this to give him a hard time (OK, maybe a little because I want him to eat more veggies 😉 ) — what I really want you to take away from this is that it’s not so difficult to make a separate meal if you are following a nutrition plan different from the rest of your family.  A big obstacle for many personal training clients when they are trying to eat healthier and/or lose some weight is that sometimes the rest of the family just isn’t on board with the new eating habits.  While it’s GREAT to continue to encourage the family to eat healthier, be sure it doesn’t become the reason not to follow through with your own nutrition or physique goals. 

Alrighty peeps, I better go get on my running gear and hit the pavement!  Have a FABOULOUS day!

— Shari B. =)

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2 09 2009
The Healthy Apple

Wow; your bean dish looks delish….great idea!

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