I started my day off with some Biggest Loser Yoga this morning and found myself in more of a sweat then I anticipated... on level 1! Now I'm not a regular yoga goer, but I go in streak with it, recently I was on a dry streak. I started on level 1, which kicked my butt, and I'm hoping to follow the "plan" that goes with this DVD, which is do level 1 4-5 times a week before moving to the next level. The only bad part about this DVD is that I only get to keep it for 16 days... I can't even get through the six week program in my allotted rental time! Needless to say this DVD will be going on my wish list... can I put Bob on that list too?
Today my original plan for working out was do BL Yoga in the morning then go for a 5-6 mile run with a friend who has run 11 marathons, including the Boston and one that he just took first in last weekend! Now you need just a hint of background on this... Jarrod, my marathon friend, was talking to my boyfriend who told him that I was mildly interested in running a full marathon. Jarrod being the running enthusiast he is invited me to run with him, in which I graciously accepted under two conditions... he slows way down, because I'm very slow compared to him and we go on a average (for me) distance run. He promised we could go my pace and whatever distance I wanted. He also promised he would bring me some of his first marathon training plans so I could use them if I wanted. Anyway (this is coming back around to my rentals I promise), today was the day we were supposed to go running together. He told me he would call me when he finished work at 5pm. Well come 4:50, I decided to myself this isn't happening, it has been raining ALL DAY LONG and it is still raining and coming down at a steady pace. Me being the comparatively inexperienced, naive runner that I am said "nope, we're not going running today" and popped in my P90X video that I rented. I got through 5 minutes of the warm up before I got a phone call from Jarrod. Jarrod was ready to roll and that was moment I knew I was going to become a road warrior today :) The run was surprisingly pleasant, we went a little faster than my normal pace, but that's good for me right? The rain and cold actually wasn't too bad either. Normally I'm a pretty fair weather fan when it comes to running, which is going to have to change if I'm running a marathon, so I was surprised the rain didn't bring me down. Anyway, back to the P90X again... after seeing that first 5 minutes I'm not sure if I'm going to like it very much, the lead guy is SO incredibly cheesy! Does the same guy lead all the P90X videos? I'm going to give it another try tomorrow, we'll see if my opinion changes.
I just started this today, so I'm only on page 26, but I'm already a big fan! I can tell by the knowledge I have gained through my Human Performance Masters that the information in this book is viable information. Thus far, he seems to be taking a very healthy outlook and making sure that readers know this is a healthy way of getting to your peak performance weight. He focuses primarily on muscle mass over the number on the scale. I wish I didn't have so much to read for my Theory and Methodology of Periodization class, because I could totally sit down and finish this in a day if I had the time. I love it so much... almost as much as this...
The worlds best frozen fruit mixture!
What did I do with the worlds best fruit mix you ask? Well I made the most delicious smoothie of course! This drink was so fruity it was like I was sitting on a tropical island (minus the fact that it's raining and cold outside) drinking the most delicious tropical drink! I didn't add much to the fruit, just some milk, plain yogurt, and spinach. Pure bliss! Thank you Aldis for always having fiesta fruit blend in stock!
Also on my plate today....
Breakfast Fruit Bowl
|Grapefruit & Strawberries|
Mango and Peach Sweet Tea
I made this sweet tea just like I make my southern sweet tea, except I only used 1/2 cup of sugar, which after tasting it I could have reduced that amount a little. But such a great summery treat!
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
I have never made this as a single serving, normally I make it in a 9x13 pan, so I was excited to turn it into a personal pan pizza. I used one of these for my crust, coming in at only 100 calories a piece!
I then continued to cook a chicken breast on my George Foreman until it was thoroughly cooked. Side note: does anyone find it disturbing that a chicken can have a breast larger than some women? One of my girl friends brought this point to my attention last time I had a chicken breast.
Popped it in the oven at 375* and cooked it until the cheese was melted, about 5 minutes. And boom! It's done and ready to eat!
I of course had to add some extra hot sauce for dipping on the side, because nothing can be too hot, right?
I don't know the exactly calorie count on this, but I imagine it is probably not something you want to eat by yourself if you're trying to lose weight. There are probably some ways you could cut the calories a little though.
What was your favorite food you ate today?
I would have a tough time choosing between the tea, the pizza and the smoothie... all great items on my plate today.
Any good reads I need to check out? Have you read any of the books I checked out yesterday?