Thursday, April 21, 2011

Yoga, Food, and a dead iPod

Hit all my marks yesterday - 1 gallon water, check; abs class, check; HIIT cardio on the stairmonster, check; clean-eating while at the bowling alley, check. :-) After getting home, I had a protein shake (1.5 scoop protein powder mixed with decaf coffee & water), then hit the hay.

Morning brought yoga. I was able to go deeper into Child's Pose than ever before (knee), so that was a Yay. The Thursday instructor has taken to doing many of the poses bass-ackwards. It really messes with my head, lol. I'm sure there's a reason, and a lesson for me, but my brain is now twisted up in knots so I can't figure out what it is. Lol.

Today's food is all on track:
Chelle's Figure Competition Diet
Breakfast -
   Oatmeal w/protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon.  Snack 14 oz cooked (5 oz pre-cooked) grilled chicken breast and pear.  Lunch -   4 oz (5 oz pre-cooked weight) grilled chicken breast, 1 cup steamed zucchini/yellow squash, 1/2 cup of brown rice  Post-Workout/Dinner  -  5 oz grilled chicken breast, 2 cups steamed veggies, and either 4 oz sweet potato or a banana.  Snack 2 -  1.5 scoops chocolate protein powder (Beverly UMP) mixed with decaf coffee & water.

As you can see in the photo, I finally got my copy of the new Eat Clean Diet Cookbook (2). There are some mighty tasty looking recipes in there! Including a couple that sent me rushing to email Mom! Baba Ghanoush & Dolmas! These are flavors of my childhood :-)  My grandmother made the greatest dolmas! We've yet to duplicate it, though we have the recipe. A little funny sidebar here... My dad is Armenian, his Mom was FULLY Armenian (both parents immigrated with the children in tow). I never could understand why I was so pale, but I fully embraced my Armenian culinary legacy. I could put down more dolmas than you can imagine :-)  When I was 30, I learned that my dad had adopted me. Apart from the trauma and drama that went with that time, one of the random thoughts that ran through my head was, "You mean I'm NOT Armenian????" I was so upset! To this day, I still say I may not be a blood-Armenian, but I'm an environmental Armenian. :-)

Anyway, the recipes aren't quite the same as our family ones, but I'm looking forward to trying these.

On another note entirely, my main iPod (an 80gb classic) has officially gone the way of the dodo.  I have tried multiple times to restore it, then resync, but it just won't work. This is a HUGE disappointment for me, as that iPod has all my playlists for my life... grocery shopping, chilling on Thursday nights, weekend playlists, food-prep playlists... I'm lost without it! And I can't replace it until after graduation (next month, May 24th). Grrrrrr. Couldn't it just have held out for another 5 weeks??? <sigh>. 


  1. Hey, I'm adopted too :) And that sucks about the iPod, I have two so if one goes down I still have the other!

  2. I'm so looking forward to being able to do yoga. I have little experience with it, but am looking forward to it.

    Sucks to hear about your iPod. Music makes everything (eyebrow waggle, lol) better!

  3. Becky - I've still got my little shuffle for the gym (thank goodness!), but the soundtrack to my life is gone (sniffle).

    Charity - you're going to LOVE yoga! If you need a good laugh, you can read about my first time in yoga class here: