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Boy have I got some good stuff to share with you all! I had work this morning at 5am (for those who don't know I am an exercise specialist at a corporate fitness center and yes, we open at 5am) So I had the morning shift but I was super sore from my workout yesterday! I felt like an old lady walking to my car. I know I needed some major light cardio and foam rolling. Love that thing!
I ellipticized for 45 minutes. The time FLEW by on this thing! I thought I would be dreading the time go by and I wasn't even planning on 45 minutes but I had some great tunes to get me through and I was just chugging right along. Afterwards I hit the bittersweet foam roller. For those who don't know this is a great tool for stretching and relieving those sore muscles
- It can actually provide similar benefits as deep-tissue massage. By increasing flexibility and decreasing muscle tension, it can help prevent injury and improve performance.
- Place your body on the roller and slowly roll up and down (for about 10-15 seconds) along the muscle group you are targeting. If you find a particularly tight area, pause on that spot. Putting pressure on a tight area can help release the tissue.
Before I share the rest of my eats for the day. I want to back up to last nights dinner. I said I was thinking about some spaghetti squash, and this is just what I had!
First I baked up some chicken breast tenderloins with S&P, olive oil and some no salt seasoning.
Squash mixed with tomato sauce, chicken breast and cottage cheese. WOWZA that was good and so satisfying!
Kale chips on the side! I sprinkled with pepper, cayenne, olive oil, baked at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes! Perfecto.
Ok back to today. Sorry for that digression, hope you are still with me here.
1/3 C oatbran cooked in water, chia, cinnamon, frozen berries added at the end. PB drizzle.
The berries were oooozing out of the oats this morning it was so deliciously refreshing!
Some snackage at around 11:30.
Got really angry with this ad I saw in Shape magazine. It is for 100 calorie packs, I get it, its smaller portions of food. the problem I have with 100 calorie packs is:
- Yes, they are smaller portions but it doesn't make them any less chemically processed.
- Um, I think there are about 4 dorito's in a 100 Cal pack of those. I could eat a whole box, therefore they leave you hankering for more
So, Naomi what would you suggest?
- Bring your own snacks such as string cheese and apple or trail mix and piece of fruit. Get creative!
- You will save money and also stay satisfied!
- If you do like the 100 calorie packs, that is totally ok, I am not shunning you for liking these, but I would suggest making your own more filling snacks and you will find you are not missing those 5 oreo's that come in a bag.
Came home ravenous for some tofu salad. Tofu, cottage cheese, spices all mixed up!
Ensalada with pepper, black beans, cuke, romaine, cauliflower. Perfecccttto yet again
Then I proceeded to head to the new Urban Outfitters near me. I got a cute belt but no clothes. I think its too early to buy spring and summer dresses without seeing what else is out there! So I just got the belt. Very pleased. THen I went to Whole Foods to get some ingredients to make a new soup!
Turkey & Tomato bean soup!
- 10 oz ground turkey or chicken
- 1 Cup diced onion
- 1/2-1 Cup diced celery
- 2 tsp garlic
- 1 can canelli beans
- about 2-3 cups cut up swiss chard (can use kale or spinach as well!)
- 1 can stewed tomatoes (14.5 oz can)
- 1/2 C water
- 1 can low sodium chicken (or veggie ) broth
- 1 Tbsp FRESH basil (I used about 2 Tbsp because I love it!)
- 2 Tbsp oregano (fresh or not, I didn't have fresh so I just used what was in my cabinet!)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook chicken in Tbsp Olive oil until no longer pink
- Add garlic, onions and celery to the pot and let all cook for about 5 minutes
- Add broth, tomatoes, beans and water
- Add oregano, basil, salt and pepper
- Add your greens (for me swiss chard)
- Cover and let sit for at least 10 minutes for the flavors to marry
- Serve topped with fresh parm cheese!
cook chicken until no longer pink. Add garlic, celery and onion in a pot for about 5 minutes.
Add chicken stock, water, tomatoes and beans to the pot
Add basil, oregano and salt and pepper
Add swiss chard and cover for about 10 minutes. You can let this sit on low for a while! For me, the longer it sits, the better it gets! The swiss chard will get tender and all of the flavors will marry.
Enjoy! (you can top with fresh parm cheese!)
Alright bloggies! I am off to shower and relax before some dinner and IDOL! YAY
I love you all!
- Do you eat 100 calorie packs?
- What is the best soup you have had lately?
- Favorite exercise (whether it be a class, machine, or style) as of late?