Monday, December 5, 2011

Another Day, More Yummy Meals!

Hey everyone! Hope your Monday was relatively painless :) Been having a good day...lots of yummy meals, short day at work, and a great workout! I did seven 3 minute rounds on the heavy bag followed by some core/abs. Over the weekend I watched A LOT of fights. On Saturday, Spike played 3 hours of MMA fights for the Ultimate Fighter Finale. On Sunday I watched a lot of old boxing bouts. Needless to say I was inspired and began to think about how I can effectively use my workouts on my own to continue to practice what I learn with my trainer. I began to think of workouts I can try on my own and I'll definitely keep you posted on them! I'm going to try my first one tomorrow. I don't know why it took me so long to realize I can make use of that heavy bag on my own time :X

Anyway, check out my yummy food today!


For breakfast I had a slice of GF Millet toast with 2 teaspoons of almond butter, 1/2 sliced banana and some cinnamon. On the side I had some blackberries and the other half of the banana. So delicious.


2 clementines packed for snack.


For lunch I had some baby carrots, grape tomatoes, stuffed grape leaves and amazing hummus from Trader Joe's. This was a yummy lunch.



I got out at 2 today and thankfully I put in all my meals into Lose It! along with my planned exercise because I realized I was WAY under for calories. Yikes!! I added in a pre-workout meal of 1/4 cup oats cooked in 1 cup water with 2 tbsp ground flax seeds, some raisins and cinnamon. Perfect pre-workout fuel eaten about 2 hours prior to heading to the gym.

After the gym I made a quick protein shake (in the blender this time!) and drank it quickly before I showered.


For dinner I whipped up a quick stir fry of zucchini, bok choy and broccoli tossed in 1 tbsp of garlic sauce. I served it with some golden sesame tofu from Whole Foods. Delicious end to the day!

Have a good night everyone!



11 comments:

  1. Such a good food day! I haven't had berries for a while and really want some now. I was eating some every day for several months in the warm months this year.

    Mike loves watching MMA, too. He also used to take tae kwon do and was a black belt candidate, but then he got custody of his kids and couldn't make it to class anymore. Someday he'd like to take a martial arts class again. :)

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  2. This is the best Monday ever! Great food and a serious workout (not to mention, a half day at work!). With the berries, it's almost a throw back to summer! What's in your protein shakes these days?

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  3. Molly - It really was a great food day! I enjoyed every single bite of all of my meals. I didn't eat enough blackberries this season so I guess I'm making up for it now! That is really amazing that he was a black belt candidate! I only do striking but I'd eventually love to try to get into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I hope he has an opportunity to get back into it! Black belt is no joke, that is a major commitment :)

    Ingrid - For sure a great Monday! My protein shakes are typically close to my meals so I try to keep them simple and as not filling as possible so I can eat my proper meal after. I use 1 cup of almond milk with 1 scoop of gemma pea protein powder and 1 heaping tablespoon of brown rice protein powder. If I were to make it a meal replacement I would probably add a frozen banana and soaked overnight oats to make it hearty and tasty :)

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  4. Mmm looks so good! How do you make your stuffed grape leaves?

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  6. What a great way to start your week. Nothing better than a great workout and great food! :o) I so want some more stuffed grape leaves!
    How do you like the pea protein powder?

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  7. those dinner veggies look good! i really like bok choy, but i seem to forget about it whenever i'm at the store. gotta pick some up!

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  8. Sophie - Sadly I don't make them - yet! I am trying to find a good recipe...I may ask my Greek friend if her family has a good, authentic recipe :)

    Michelle - Thanks!! It was a great day! Today was too, I'm going to post about it tomorrow. The pea protein powder is pretty good actually! It is a very fine powder so it blends up really well. I get mine from True Protein. http://www.trueprotein.com/Product_Details.aspx?cid=22&pid=6816 I actually have to order more, I'm going to go for the Natural Chocolate flavor.

    Sara - Thanks! It was one of my favorite stir fries I've made. Bok choy is really great, and I only recently tried it! I have to make up for lost time!

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  9. You were 'UNDER' in your calories???? Can't even begin to imagine the joy of being told that news.

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  10. Lol well I burned 700 calories in my workout so that'll bring you under pretty quickly!

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