Stuff & Things
I started off this morning with my alarm going off at 5:25 because I intended to go to a strength class at the gym. When I got up it was raining pretty hard so I just decided that I’d go another day, which was silly because I was already awake and it took me awhile to get back to sleep. I even had everything set out and ready to go. My yoga mat (I take my own mat because I think the ones in the gym are gross), water, clothes, heart rate monitor were all waiting by the door so now I’m just going to leave them there for the next strength class on Thursday morning.
I ended up getting up with Waves around 8:15 and made coffee and breakfast while she bounced around in her jumper. I had a couple of slices of toasted Ezekiel bread with two eggs and avocado along with coffee that I added some unsweetened almond milk to. Since I’ve started tracking my food again, I’ve really been paying attention to sugars and this breakfast had 0g which was awesome.
I’ve also been upping my water intake since I hadn’t been doing so well before. I make sure to have a glass right when I wake up and I keep a glass with a straw by me all day long. I’ve noticed that I will drink a lot more if there’s a straw for some reason.
I had another cup of coffee and a couple of frozen chocolate banana peanut butter bites while the baby took her first nap. Seriously, make these because they are delicious.
During her second nap I got all the ingredients ready for vegetarian quinoa chili. I found this recipe and changed it up a bit. I made mine in the crock pot and here’s what I changed:
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water2.5 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, dicedI added a can of green chiles
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium zucchini, chopped
21 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
32 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
2-3 tablespoons chili powder, depending on your taste (we used 3)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
Salt and black pepper, to taste
I didn’t cook anything, but instead just put it all in the crock pot to let it do its thing. It is really good and was a super easy dinner. I added it to MyFitnessPal and I guessed it would serve eight or so, and each one cup serving would be 260 calories, 2g fat, 4.5g sugar, 270mg sodium, and 13g protein.
After I got dinner going I decided to do Jackie Warner’s XTreme Personal Training DVD. I remembered that it was fairly easy, but boy did I remember wrong. I must have just forgotten exactly how hellacious it is because it was definitely a tough workout. I couldn’t do the full minute of each move and I was out of breath after the first couple of moves. I used 5lb weights, burned 263 calories, and could barely move my arms and legs afterwards. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be hurting in the morning.Uncategorized | 6 comments