Tuesday, November 23, 2010

W2 D1

Hello Everyone!!!

Sorry I kind of flaked yesterday...I was sooo tired that I just kinda had super and went to bed. My new job is really great, although I am sure it will get more challenging as I progress... as my responsibilities will increase...

My meals lately have been kinda lacking so to speak...No to say its not good, just not very creative.

Yesterday...I was late for my first day..*Sigh So really all I had for B-fast was the 1/2 protein bar and chocolate Almond milk.

Lunch was 2 Bean Burgers, raw veggies and some olives :) **Note I did not eat all my veggies and I had a chocolate soy bev. :)

Supper was: Yup More Bean burger on a flat bun, with a side of green beans and 4 perogies...YUM! Potato and onion! and I also had a couple of olives :)

I rocked Core Synergetics, Although I am still feeling pain in my left side, just above my hip bone...I just modified the exercises that caused the pain and continued on :)

Today, I kinda dragged a bit...But I At least rocked Cardio X...and only time the pain showed was during the Banana/superman part :)

Breakfast was a couple of blueberry muffins that I whipped up from a recipe form my Sister in law! YAY

Lunch was a sammy starting with a flat bun...then 3 thin slices of tofurky, sprouts, mashed avocado and hummus. On the side I had some raw veggies and 1/2 a pomello and a few table spoons of pomegranate seeds...**Note that I didn't finish all my veggies + fruit and I also had a Chocolate Soy Milk

Supper tonight was some crumbled Bean Burger (as these ones did not stick together too well...I think I needed to mash the beans better, so next time I will use the food processor) topped with Hot peppers and mustard, I also had 1/2 sweet potato and the rest of my lunch :) OOO I also had some pickles...I loves the sweet mix!!! but they Never put in enough cauliflower/onion! One day I will make my own!

Monday, November 22, 2010

W2 D1

Well...I didnt forget about you, I just wanted to spend the evening with M since its been almost a year since we were apart for the day! WOW

So I will so I will post todays pics tomorrow!

Thanks for understanding!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

W1 D7

Well...I made it my first week!

Today was X Stretch, which was nice and relaxing...I also ran just over 5 K doing my best time yet! YAY

Recovery/protein are is still the same.

Breakfast was left over tofu, mushrooms green beans and raw veggies.

Supper was Pizza...Unfortunately I had company over and I forgot to take a pic :( but it consisted of a flat bun a small amount of pizza sauce, tofurky, mushrooms, black olives, tomato and pineapple. I also had some raw veggies from the tray pictured :)

Looking forward to tomorrow Core Syn! YAY!

Peace Out

Saturday, November 20, 2010

W1 D6

Well...Rolled out of bed at 11:45am...I know I haven't slept in that much in a long time!! but obviously I needed the sleep! Once out of bed and moving I started Kenpo X WOW I am loving it! I am not sure about you, but I love it when I sweat buckets! and this video sure gets the sweat on!

After I had the usual Chocolate Almond silk recovery/1/2 Cliff builder bar

Well...I am trying to think about what I had for breakfast...and I think I was thrown off a bit from getting up so late as I don't think I had B-fast...No wonder I was so hungry at the Mall!!!

And therefore while I was at the mall I did stop and get some avocado rolls...I must say...WOW these were awesome! When I would order these from TE they would mostly be rice with a wee bit of avocado...BUT these ones were packed full of avocado and the rice was not too much! Which made these an awesome snack!

When I came home M was already started on my supper YAY what a great guy! I had green beans, Potatoes, cucumber, and sauteed tofu and mushrooms...YUM Very tasty! LOL I just noticed that I was so hungry that I ate the cucumber before I took the pic...

I worked on Next weeks Meal plan, which I have decided not to post it as it makes me feel obligated to follow it to a T...when I know things come up and sometimes I just don't feel like cooking what is on the schedule, so I will just continue to post pics and descriptions :)

Looking forward to tomorrows X Stretch and cleaning up the house! As I have company coming :) I am also going to make up some more of those Bean Burgers...but this time I am doubling the recipe (so I can make the burgers bigger :)) and using canned mixed beans instead of black beans! YAY for variety!

OOO I also got a recipe for Vegan Blueberry muffins from my sister in law, so I am thinking I will try them out as they would be great to bring to work for a snack!

Peace out

Friday, November 19, 2010

W1 D5

WOW what a day....As you can see it is late! and considering the lack of sleep I got last night I am surprised I am functional!
Anywhoo...I was up this morning and rearing to go...and if I say so myself I rocked Legs and Back today! I sure brought it! I think today I sweated more than any other day yet! On the downside I did not rock Ab ripper...I was good up until the Crossed leg/Wide Leg Sit-Up about half way through I started to get a stabbing pain just above my left hip bone, I pushed through to the fifer scissors, but the pain was still there, so I closed up shop and called it a day...My philosophy is that I would rather rest and avoid injury then push too hard and get injured! I am looking to forward Kenpo X...I will keep you posted on the discomfort!

Recovery Drink/protein Bar: Still rocking the Silk and Cliff bars :)

Breakfast was quick oats, topped with walnuts/ cranberries/ 1/2 banana/ pumpkin seeds/ flax seeds. There is also an orange in the pic, but once I was done my oatmeal I had to get ready for the big interview!

Lunch was super late, and I was Very hungry!! I had left over couscous, and 2 bean burger patties topped with banana peppers and avocado...Also had some raw veggies (mm is that my Orange I didn't get to this morning...)

Supper was late (due to lunch being late) Had a Portabella mushroom, and a sweet potato topped with some vegan becel with a side of cucumber :)

And I also finally ate that Orange...It was good, but lots of seeds!

OOOO and lets not forget that I did in fact get the job!!! YAY ME! So I will be reevaluating my menu as I will need to choose good portable foods for lunches and snacks..Also find some quick breakfasts!

Peace out

Thursday, November 18, 2010

W1 D4

Hello Everyone!

Not too much happening today, At least I was aiming to sleep in a bit, but ending up getting up early anyway. So I pumped out the 90 mins of Yoga X!!! I love this yoga although there are around 4 or 5 moves that I cant do well...but I give it my all and know that I will get better! My fav is yoga belly....I actually like these exercises better than Ab Ripper! I Feel the Burn! YAY

I know it may be repetitious, but I find that easier the better, so I had the same recovery/ 1/2 protein bar directly after my workout.

Breakfast was also the same...Although I used my little magic bullet blender instead of the big one...Happy to inform that the little one does a great job and will be using it from now on :)

I did not follow the meal plan for lunch today, which I am ok with as it is only a guideline. I have leftovers from last night so more mushroom stroganoff :) YUM! today I topped it with fresh tomato and a wee bit of avocado.

Supper was pretty great too! AND I finally ate at a good supper time! (5:30) I prepared couscous and topped it with sauteed mushrooms and onions, Along with some raw veggies: Carrots, tomatoes and the white stuff is Kohlrabi...YUM! I also had the rest of the tofurkey, these easy little roll ups just have some mustard in them.

I see the kohlrabi is a bit washed out...I will try to remember to take the pics in the kitchen where the lighting is better :)

Since I had dinner early I also had a snack around 8, trail mix which was made up of some almonds, goji berries, raisins, pumpkin seeds and craisons YUM!

I am pretty tired and am looking to go to bed early tonight, as I am up early tomorrow for Legs and back! Then off to my interview...If you can spare flow some positive energy my way around 11am :) The job looks very promising!!

Peace out!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mushroom Stroganoff


1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 pkg. of Tempeh
8 ounces Cremini or other wild mushrooms, sliced
8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 Cups Steamed Broccoli
2 Cups Spinach
½ cup milk substitute
Thyme to taste
16 ounces cooked whole wheat fettuccini noodles

Cook the onion in a nonstick skillet on high heat for 3 minutes. Add the sliced mushrooms and garlic, and then cook until the mushrooms begin to release their juices. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms. Stir continuously with a whisk or wooden spoon until the flour is evenly dissolved.
Add the vinegar and milk substitute, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens. Add Tempeh Broccoli and spinach. Add the thyme to taste. Serve warm over cooked noodles.

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