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Back at it in the Gym

13 Oct

I could hardly wait for the morning to come.  I was ready for a kick butt workout in the gym.  My body was craving it and so was my mind.  In the gym today, I ran 20 minutes of intervals and lifted my pecs and triceps.

Here is what I did for my intervals as far as speed goes.  I am coming off a hip and back tweak so I didn’t run faster than 9.0 (I usually never run faster than 10.0):

  • 0-1 minutes:  4.0
  • 1-2 minutes:  7.6
  • 2-3 minutes:  4.0
  • 3-4 minutes:  8.0
  • 4-5 minutes:  4.0
  • 5-6 minutes:  9.0
  • 6-7 minutes:  4.0
  • 7-8 minutes:  8.6
  • 8-9 minutes:  4.0
  • 9-10 minutes:  8.0
  • 10-11 minutes:  4.0
  • 11-12 minutes:  9.0
  • 12-13 minutes:  4.0
  • 12-14 minutes:  8.6
  • 14-15 minutes:  4.0
  • 15-16 minutes:  8.0
  • 16-17 minutes:  4.0
  • 17-18 minutes:  9.0
  • 18-19 minutes:  4.0
  • 19-20 minutes:  8.6
  • 20-21 minutes:  4.0

After the intervals were over I did my strength workout.  I kept the exercises limited and really focused on going slow.  By the end of my workout my pecs and tris were shaking uncontrollably and basically still are.


  • Chest Press- 25lbs 12 reps and 4 sets
  • Pec Fly- 15lbs 15-10 reps and 4 sets


  • Triceps Pull Down on Cables- 40-50lbs 10 reps and 4 sets
  • French Press- 10lbs 10 reps and 4 sets
  • 1 Arm Extension- 10lbs 10 reps and 4 sets
  • Bench Dips- Failure 2 sets

Here are my heart rate stats:

  • Time:  00:58:26
  • Calories:  434 (35% fat)
  • Max Heart Rate:  199bpm (103% max)
  • Average Heart Rate:  146bpm (76% max)

Since I took the strength training slow today, I had a lower overall calorie count and also average heart rate.  My after burn should be significantly higher though.  I think I am going to change my workout routine slightly and I’ll post it on here once I make the changes.

Okay, on to other things.  Last night watching Glee I had dessert.  I had a bowl of apple crisp topped with homemade pumpkin butter, it was so good!



Breakfast today is a cup of hot lemon water, one cup of black coffee and 2 eggs with one slice of dry Ezekiel Low Sodium 4:9 bread.  Yum!  Finally a change in breakfast!  Before I head off to work, I’ll have a flaxseed and chia seed drink.




Morning Meditation

Motivation for Today:  Mexico (it will probably be my motivation for the next 24 days!)

Three Things I am Thankful for Today:  1-   The miners getting rescued 2-  That is Fall 3-  My Mom comes to Arizona tomorrow (I can’t wait!)  : )

My Goal for the Day:  Get all my work done today, which is a lot.  Clean the house for my Mom’s visit and do a pilates DVD tonight when I get home to relax!

Motivational Quote of the Day:  The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.  -Elbert Hubbard

What are you doing for a workout today? 

Leftovers for Dinner…again

13 Oct

So, we got home from work at around 4pm.  I was pretty hungry and started snacking on peanut M&Ms looking for a snack to eat to tide me over until dinner.  After about 15 M&Ms I decided to go ahead and just make dinner.  The Husband was hungry too.  I decided to make dinner so I wouldn’t snack on 400-500 calories and then eat a dinner that is about the same number of calories.  We ate a few hours ago and I am still full and satisfied.  If I get hungry again before bed, I can just have a protein shake (protein powder + water).  On tonight menu was dinner from last night.  That’s right.  We reheated the fajitas and had them for a second time.  I love leftovers.  I love I can come home from work and easily have a healthy dinner ready in just minutes.  No prepping involved!

Reheat vegetables and flank steak


I added some homemade spicy peppers to the mix to jazz it up!


Reheat tortillas


Lets begin…

Place vegetables on a tortilla


Sprinkle on cheese


Spread on homemade sour cream


Last, a heaping scoop of salsa on top.  Enjoy!


I went back for more vegetables


Dinner was served with the ever great H20!

Here is a recap of today’s snacks and lunch.

AM Snack-  Small Granny Smith Apple


Lunch was salad and a pita sandwich

The salad consisted of lettuce, I used my salad spinner for the first time a while



Cherry tomatoes







and walnuts


We used this dressing- Green Garlic


The pita had red onion


natural nitrate free turkey meat and mustard.

All together





Do you cook so you have leftovers?  Do you like eating leftovers?  What’s your favorite meal to make knowing you’ll eat it again for another meal?


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