Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I Love Salad

9am... Went to class last night (full body conditioning). Did a lot of modifying, lol. Turns out that squats (properly executed) are no problem for me, however, add in plie position and it's a quick no-go. I could actually feel the kneecap scraping over the bone. And no, it doesn't feel good. I'm struggling with continuing to maintain/build quad muscle, not lose any other muscle, but not do further damage or exacerbate the damage already there. I had wanted to do yoga this morning, but based on how my knee is feeling, decided that would be unwise. I'm going to try for Thursday's class, though. We'll see.

Food... I'm maintaining between 1200-1400 kcal/day. Obviously my activity burn is nowhere near what I like, but it is what it is. Followed up class with a lean grilled steak, steamed cauliflower & broccoli and huge salad. I'm loving my new easy dressing... 1/2 tsp Sriracha sauce mixed with 2 tbsp greek yogurt. Spicy! :-) Salad's are fun for me because they can be enormous without putting a big dent in my calorie intake, and a little dressing can go a VERY long way. My current greens mix is 1 cup shredded green cabbage with 1/2 cup shredded dino kale and 1/2 cup shredded baby spinach. Toss in some cherry tomatoes, 1-2 tbsp of reduced fat feta and my spicy dressing and I'm in heaven :-) I'm using diced chicken breast, but lean steak would be excellent in that mix, too, as would shrimp or crab. Additionally, more veggies can be packed in there... red pepper, green pepper, onion, cucumber, radish, whatever! I love salad :-)

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