Monday, June 27, 2011

Today's Food and Embracing Failure...

Clean Eating Cooler - Chelle's food for today - Figure Competition Diet
Post Workout -  1 Blueberry Protein Muffin.
Breakfast -  Oatmeal with protein powder, ground flax seed & cinnamon.
Snack: 3 oz chicken breast, peach
Lunch - 3 oz Chicken Breast with 1 cup
steamed broccoli / cauliflower, 4 oz baked sweet potato.
Snack -  Chelle's Chicken Mini Loaf with 1 cup
steamed broccoli / cauliflower.
Dinner - 5 oz baked Swai, 1 cup
steamed asparagus
Pre-bed Snack -
Protein Ice Cream.

Today's Numbers (click on the picture above to view all the info & meal pictures):
1401 calories
45% protein
33% carb
22% fat
40.4 g fiber

Workout Activity....
Yesterday was my full Rest day, and boy I enjoyed it! Getting all my Sunday Food Prep done meant I wasn't sitting on my ass all day, lol, but moving at a quick and steady pace. This morning, Tab killed my worked my chest. I'm going to have to learn that weak is ok. It's hard for me to accept failure as a good thing. I know in my head, that I'm working hard, but when my body gives out I feel as if I've let myself down. It's really difficult to change my mindset. As we went through the workout, Tab and I talked about this, and it helps so much that she gets it... really gets it, has experienced it herself. She reassured me that what I'm feeling is normal (and to suck it up and get used to it, lol).

So we worked me until I dropped. And I did. Last pushup and my arms collapsed. Lol. Definitely the last pushup. I drove home and had a Blueberry protein muffin (soooo yummy!), then readied for the day. It was much nicer to shower and dress this morning than it was on Saturday... I forgot to mention that Friday when we got home from our friend's (11pm) we learned that the AC had gone out. We all passed a miserable night... brutally hot, and all the bedrooms are upstairs. Saturday was even worse as temps rose, and the house baked. I finally grabbed Bethany and we went to the mall just for the air conditioning! 112 that day, and it was even hotter upstairs in my house. Thankfully, the landlord got the AC guy out and we had air Saturday night... sort of, it took until about 4am Sunday for the house to reach a decent temp. Thank goodness it's fixed!! 

After work tonight, I head back to the gym for Tab's Total Body Conditioning class. While I'm there, Bill is setting out dinner - the taco meat I made yesterday, black beans and lettuce & stuff for taco salad. It helps so much to have the food prepped, it helps even more to have someone to deal with it for me :-)

And now... it's lunchtime! :-) 


  1. Not killed....severely maimed.....maybe.

    Tab :)

  2. It's a good killed/severely maimed :-)

  3. Where do you find ground chicken? Do you have the butcher do it?

  4. My grocery stores carry it - Safeway, Frys, Sprouts... but if yours doesn't, you can definitely ask the butcher to grind it. Typically they won't charge you extra. :-)