Monday, September 12, 2011

Extreme Normal?

Learned something this weekend... I cannot be trusted to do "normal". My plan had been after the show to take a week off from the gym - check. The second week, I would ease back in - do some cardio, lift some weights, but take it easy to allow a) my knee to re-heal and b) my body to get a rest - NOT check.  Oy! When I got to Saturday afternoon, I sat down to transfer my workout log into my book and went, "oh poop". Evidently my idea of taking it easy and being "normal" was to be in the gym NINE times last week. Seriously??? No freakin' wonder my knee was killing me!!  I did six 45-minute cardio sessions, I took 2 of Tab's muscle (ass-kicking) classes, plus I lifted (chest & biceps) on my own one day.

For the record, that is not taking it easy. Dagnabbit.  So... new plan. This week I will do 3 cardio sessions and 3 classes. Period. That's all. No more. I will take it easy. I will allow my knee to heal. I will, I will, I will (yes, I am stomping on the floor like a cranky toddler). Moving on...

Food! Sunday food prep went pretty quick this week, probably because I didn't use my crockpots. I grilled (on my foreman grill) chicken breasts, I made my mini chicken loaves, did my steamer bag veggies (multi-colored cauliflower), cheated and bought pre-cooked brown rice, made up my oatmeal/protein powder bags, divied up my NuttZo into containers (1 Tbsp per container for my oatmeal). My fruit choices for the week are apples, grapefruit, blackberries, strawberries. Veggies are the colorful cauliflower, zucchini, red peppers (3 for a $1 at Sprouts!), and salad/cabbage. Grains are oatmeal and brown rice.  I also cooked up a batch of chicken chorrizo & lean ground beef, added a can of black beans and a small can of sliced olives - voila, taco meat.

Here's today's food...
Breakfast: Oatmeal with protein powder, cinnamon and 1 Tbsp NuttZo and a half grapefruit.
Snack 1: Protein pudding and half a cup of blackberries
Lunch: 4 oz grilled chicken breast, 1.5 cup steamed cauliflower, half cup brown rice
Snack 2: Chicken mini loaves and sliced raw red pepper.
Then I have Total Body Conditioning class, followed by dinner - Tacos for the family, Taco salad for me.

Here's a pic of my lunch, wish my phone camera was better because that plate is really colorful! LOL!


Happy Monday!

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