Last night went easier than expected except for the minor incident of my cake falling apart when I went to turn it out onto the cooling rack. I decided to deal with that one tonight though and hopefully I can sort of “paste” it back together with a ton of buttercream icing. We’ll see. So all I have to do tonight is make buttercream, decorate my genoise cake and put the final touches on my “chocolate indulgence”. Should be an early night!
This morning I was on my way to the gym to do cardio so I could watch Meredith and Matt in Beijing when I realized just how perfect the weather was outside for an outdoor run instead. The sun was barely up yet and it wasn’t blazing hot—still in the 80s rather than 90s! So, I did my typical 25 minute loop run outside where I run to this big lake, run around the big lake and run home. No suicides this morning….my legs and butt are super sore from my workout yesterday! When I got back, I went to the gym to do abs. I did 3 sets of bicycle crunches—-25 reps each and 3 sets of hanging ab crunches—12 reps each. I also stretched my sore legs out a bunch!
Before I went on my run I ate this piece of whole wheat fougasse that I made two weeks ago and froze. It was perfect defrosted this morning with a smear of almond butter:
And when I got back, I decided to make my version of an egg mcmuffin! I used a toasted ezekiel muffin, 3 egg whites, 1 morningstar farms sausage patty (my obsession!) and about 2 tbsp of reduced fat shredded cheese. It was quite the tasty breakfast treat and chock full of protein! I also had a banana on the side and a HUGE glass of ice water…I ate it while watching Olympic highlight videos on my computer, obviously.
And for lunch today I packed the homemade split pea soup I made while making those enchiladas yesterday afternoon. I use Heidi Swanson’s recipe and it always comes out flawless. I love it because not only does it taste good and keep you full, IT’S CHEAP! Seriously cheap—like, each bowl comes out to something like 25 cents when you do the math. All you really need is a bag of split peas and an onion! I made the full recipe yesterday and got five servings out of it. Froze two and will be eating the other three all week long.
With my soup I packed a string cheese and a peach and for a snack later, a yogurt and 1/2 cup of Go Lean Crunch to mix in.
Off to work! Only about 2 weeks left of my job!!