Salad, Cardio and Breakfast

14 Oct

Yesterday turned out to be quite the productive day.  After a long day at work, I came home to clean the house, yet again, for my Mom who gets into town today!  Yay!   We needed to mop and re-vacuum and do some other things around the house.  After the cleaning was complete the Husband and I were ready for dinner.  We had chicken breast we needed to eat so we decided to make our favorite salad at the moment Apple and Gorgonzola.

Chicken with added olive oil and garlic


Lettuce- lots of love for lettuce!


Granny Smith Apple, Gorgonzola, red onion and Salad Dressing (I almost forgot the walnuts but the Husband quickly noticed)



Tada!  It was one BIG salad


Yesterday at work I was so tired.  I couldn’t shake my feeling all afternoon.  I just kept having to yawn and my eyes were watering because they were struggling to stay open.  Every now and again, I have one of these days.  I am not  a fan of them.  I decided to get to bed early last night and get a good nights sleep.  Do you ever have these days?  What do you do to shake off the tired feeling?

Here are my snacks from yesterday at work.  Not pictured because I ate it too fast before I could think to take a snap shot of it was a Ezekiel pita with natural nitrate free turkey breast, lettuce and mustard.

Before I left for work I had my flax, chia and cranberry mix.  By the way, do you use white chia seeds or black chia seeds?




A very tiny apple


And a protein shake- whey protein + water


On to this AM’s workout…it was a non-intense cardio day.  I decided to do the arc trainer and the stair climber at the gym to lay off my hip.  Here are my stats:

  • Time:  1:01:19
  • Calories:  570 (25% fat)
  • Max Heart Rate:  185bpm (96% max)
  • Average 169bpm (88% max)

Tomorrow’s workout will be intervals and lifting legs and shoulders. 

This morning for breakfast, I had 1 cup of black coffee along with 2 egg whites, 1 egg yolk and a dry piece of Low Sodium Ezekiel Bread.  So good!


Morning Meditation

Motivation for Today:  Mexico!

Three things I am Thankful for Today:  1- My Mom gets into town today  2-  The Husband made Breakfast today 3-  My workout is already done!  : )

Goal for the Day:  Eat healthy with my Mom in town and train the heck out of my clients today!

Motivational Quote of the Day:  I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it  -Thomas Jefferson

Yesterday morning while getting out my vitamins, I started getting curious about what vitamins other people take.  I take the following: D, Prenatal Mutli, Calcium, Fish Oil, Glucosamine.  FYI- when drinking the flax and chia seed drink, I always have to wait a few hours to take my vitamins.  The fiber in the seeds can block some of the absorption of the vitamins.  That wouldn’t be good.   What vitamins do you take or like to take?




6 Responses to “Salad, Cardio and Breakfast”

  1. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun October 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    I love love love salads with apple and gorgonzola. And walnuts or pecans. I think that is my favorite combo!

    • Balanced Healthy Life October 14, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

      I so agree! I can’t seem to get enough salads with apples and gorgonzola! I also love having pears on my salads with blue cheese, but haven’t had that for a while! : )

  2. Jessica@tastyandtrim October 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    That salad looks delicious! I like to take vitamin B whenever I am feeling anxious. It really helps to calm my nerves!

    • Balanced Healthy Life October 15, 2010 at 2:26 am #

      I should try the B vitamin when I al feeling anxious, that’s a great idea!

  3. Stefanie October 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    I use black chia seeds, but I never knew that white chia seeds existed! What is the difference?

    As for vitamins, I always take Vitamin B complex & Vitamin C. Then a few days a week I take Acai and Omegas! 🙂

    • Balanced Healthy Life October 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

      I am not sure if there even is a difference. I buy the white since they come in a smaller bag and cost less! : )

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