I am totally without words right now, which is a first for me!!!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BUYING MY E-COOKBOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously, having you all be so supportive means the absolute world to me and I could never do this without you. Just the other day I was talking to one of my friends here about how difficult it is sometimes with my shin splints when I want to go much further than I actually can right now. But then I told her that with every supportive comments and every donation from you all it just makes me that much more positive that I CAN do this and I WILL do this for all of those who are wheelchair bound or in a hospital receiving chemotherapy, just dreaming that they could go outside for a nice run. I am going to be strong and do this for all of them!
We have now raised $1,415 and are still going strong! I urge you, if you haven’t gotten a chance to already, think about purchasing yourself a dessert bible e-cookbook for this great cause! Can any of those readers that have already purchased one leave some of their feedback on the book on this post? I would love to hear what yall think of it since I rather slaved away on it!!! 🙂
Now, back to my day! I’m sorry for only posting once but I have been non-stop with emailing these e-cookbooks out that I didn’t have a second to spare! When I got home from work, I had about 50 requests in my inbox and it took a little while to get everything squared away.
This morning I had my favorite combo for a mini breakfast—hot carbs ‘n nut butter again!
This was my last Rudi’s whole wheat bagel toasted and topped with a big scoop of pumpkin seed butter and raspberry preserves. YUM!
My real breakfast was about 4 1/2 hours later and was a gigantic breakfast cookie!
A yummy combo of 3/4 cup oats, 1/2 banana, 1/2 scoop protein, 1 big scoop almond butter and 3 tbsp lowfat milk.
And then after work today I decided to try something new and split up my lunches…as in have one “mini lunch” (like I do with my breakfasts) and have one “real lunch” a little later after exercising. This way I could exercise right away and not wait for my food to digest and then have the rest of the afternoon to work on the blog. It worked really, really well!
My first “mini lunch” was a banana stuffed with Naturally More peanut butter (drool) and a Chobani-—
And then after I exercised (more on THAT in a second!), around 2:00, I had my first turkey sandwich in a long time!!!
A toasted whole wheat Arnold’s sandwich thin with boar’s head turkey, jalapenos and a little feta cheese with some celery sticks and a carrot on the side. Oh man, it was delicious. I love me a good turkey sammie. 😉
I think the whole “mini meals” thing is going to work out very well with my schedule and my training. I like eating small meals frequently because I’m always hungry and it feels like I get to eat more even though I am consuming the same number of calories that I would be if I ate a couple big meals during the day. Do you all eat 3 square meals or mini meals? Why or why not?As for my exercise……..I finally broke down and did it……
It got to the point where I felt like I was the ONLY ONE who hasn’t tried Jillian’s Shred workout in the blogworld and I wanted to see what in the world the big deal is!!!! I really am not a fan of exercise dvds because I don’t feel like on average they really work you like the gym or an actual personal trainer would, but I have heard good things about this one so I thought I would give it a whirl. Helped that I found the videos free on YouTube!!!
I’m not going to do this every day but maybe start doing it twice a week? Do most of you that “shred” (haha) do it every single day??! That would be HARD! I guess you are supposed to in theory but I don’t have time for all of that. Anyways, today I did Level 1 and IT WAS HARD!!!! No, correction, it kicked my butt! I haven’t done lunges or weights in awhile and totally felt it. I am totally eating my words since I used to make fun of “shredding”, thinking “how much can it REALLY do?!“, but wow….my arms are like total jelly right now. Thanks, Jillian!
After my first Shredding experience, I immediately went into a 30 minute lunchtime flow from YogaDownload.com. Those chatarungas were much harder after all the push-ups a la Jillian, that’s for sure! Finally, I used the foam roller on my shins (ouch again!) and then collapsed in a sweaty mess on my yoga mat and went downstairs to eat my turkey sandwich in victory!
I sent out e-cookbooks for a solid hour, walked Mikan and then made dinner. It centered around THIS:
Mmmm you guessed right. Leftover pizza made by moi from yesterday! I love making my own pizza (especially when I have every ingredient ever created at my fingertips) because I know exactly what is on it….no preservatives, no oils…just homemade fluffy bread dough covered with fresh veggies and cheeses. Delish nutrish. 🙂
The whole meal also contained leftover homemade spicy veggie slaw, carrots, celery and juicy pineapple!
Dessert was divine—
Oh yes, I am STILL enjoying Miss VeggieGirl’s homemade chocolate chip-almond-fig blondies…..straight from the freezer! The recipe for these bad boys is in my e-cookbook (obvi) and if you make them (which you should), FREEZE THEM! I loved them straight out of the box, but I like them even better straight out of the freezer. They are chewy and oh so delicious. I only have one bar left in the ice box so I might have to make a batch soon myself….
I am SO happy tomorrow is Friday…aren’t we all? On Fridays there is always a plethora of free breakfast-y food in the break room and that makes me all the happier. And it is GOOD stuff like fresh berries, melon, bananas, COFFEE and muffins made by most likely me. After work I am grocery shopping, racing home to grab something to eat and then heading out first to meet with an accountant to get my taxes done (groan), and then going to my doctor’s appointment to find out the results of my bone scan and discuss the next course of therapy action for the old shinies. Wish me luck!