Monday, September 13, 2010

New Workout Playlist & Food Prep

DID YOU KNOW? Food fact for today about antioxidants. This mornings newsletter from Rodale offered a terrific article about 7 affordable sources of antioxidants. Read it here.  A couple of my favorite things made the list... black rice and coffee :-)

This morning started well... hit the gym and got in a good run. I was thrilled that I was able to run for 20 minutes straight without knee or shin pain! Woohoo! Granted, my speed was not high (5.5) but for someone (me) who normally cannot run for more than 5 minutes at a stretch, this was awesome! J Once back home I ate a bit of last night's quiche for a quick protein boost, then packed my cooler.

I wanted to do make something for the FlexGround boys as a thanks for my spa day, so I pored through the pages of Devin Alexander's various books and found her recipe for a lighter version of Cinnabon's cinnamon rolls. I think they turned out pretty good, I'll find out what they thought later. I know my kids liked 'em :-)

I did update the workout playlist page to include my new tunes. My daughter Shiloh turned me on to more of Manafest's songs :-) Plus I've got a fun Linkin Park/Britney Spears mashup, and Egypt Central, Deepfield, and Tyrese, along with an awesome cover by Metallica of Turn the Page.  I tried it out today during my cardio session and I loved it! :-) Yeah... I am eclectic!

Food prep for the week included another shortcut... rather than making my quinoa or other rice, I picked up some convenience grains. Annie Chun's Black Pearl Rice and a couple others. I roasted a pork loin with Coconut oil and Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle, grilled a few chicken breasts and a piece of salmon, plus I've got my usual ground bison, hard boiled eggs, and healthy lunch meats for the guys & kids. Veggies are snow peas & cherry tomatoes, zucchini & yellow squash, broccoli and orange cauliflower. Fruits are gala apples, white peaches, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

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