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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Berries make it better

Last night I almost forgot that Heroes was on!! How could I forget my favorite new show?!? Well, I'm glad Nick came over and reminded me, because it was quite the good episode! I stayed up to watch both Heroes and My Own Worst Enemy (also a great 'sode!) before settling in for bed. I got a craving for something sweet during the shows, so I grabbed a red anjou pear to snack on, and made myself a warm cup of Apple Cinnamon tea to settle my sweet tooth.

This morning I woke up to a gross, rainy, windy day- which I was NOT excited about, because I had planned on going for a nice run!! I decided to make some oats for breakfast instead and decide what to do for a workout later.
For breakfast I cooked up some creamy oats using 1 cup nonfat soymilk and 1/2 cup rolled oats, with 1 big spoonful PB mixed in, as well as a big banana and my favorite addition- blueberries! I can not believe they're still around in October for less than $6!! They were ON SALE this week at the store, so I had to snag some!

Mmm, so much better with berries!!

I did some Anatomy work (I have an exam coming up- I NEED to pass this one!!) and then decided to try out the new workout Nick suggested. I told him I was in a bit of a workout rut, I need something new to strengthen me and get my heart moving. Well, he is a soon-to-graduate Kinesiology major, so he knows a good amount (ok, wayyyy more than me!) about this stuff so he gave me a quick but effective workout to try.
He suggested 3 sets of the 4 exercises, 20 reps each- but I only made it to 15 reps of each because I'm just starting out! It was a GREAT routine, I was sweating more than I have ever sweat doing strength before- and it only took 20 minutes! I finished my routine off with some ab work as well- 3 sets of 15 of 4 exercises on the bosu ball, plus 4 sets of 15 of 3 floor exercises, and 2 1-minute side planks for a 20 minute ab routine. I'd love to post the workout for you- but I'll have to ask him to describe them for me again in a bit more detail, I don't think I'd do it well enough in my own words!

After my workout I was HUNGRY- so I made myself my new favorite Protein-Power breakfast! I used 2 egg whites and 1 egg to make myself an omelette, to which I added 1 slice reduced-fat cheddar cheese and 2 slices honey deli ham (4 slices is a serving). I had this with some organic ketchup, and had some carrots and an apple for some fiber and extra nutrients to round out my meal. Ohmigosh I totally forgot home much I LOVE ham n' cheese omelets! This was delicious, and with 25 grams of protein, it should definately hold me over for the afternoon!

I packed myself the usual vanilla chobani for an afternoon snack- I'm headed to Kinesiology class soon, we have another lab which I'm pretty excited about! Classes are late again today, so dinner won't be too exciting, but I'll post anyway later tonight!


Simple and Divine said...

Ahh i'm so excited for you to post this routine, Kris! :)

VeggieGirl said...

Good luck with your Tuesday!! :0)