Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jumping on the SHRED Wagon!

Well, my dears....after reading much about Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred workout, I traveled over to amazon.ca to buy myself a copy!
I ordered it on last Thursday and got it yesterday! How's that for FAST?! You can expect me to be starting this tomorrow night....the Biggest Loser is on tonight after all and I can't be missing out on that! :)

I had something special in my oats this morning--homemade applesauce! Now, I've made applesauce before, but this way lickity split easy to do! I had 2 apples that really needed some attention so I chopped them up and put them in my Magic Bullet with lots of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and a splash of water. I let them whiz around for a minute and voila!
How gorgeous is that??? Once my oats were pretty much done cooking, I added 1/2 a cup of this tasty concoction.
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup Old Wessex 5 Grain cereal
-homemade applesauce
-drizzle of agave
To. Die. For!

Actually, I was quite busy in the kitchen last night preparing lunches, peeling and dicing ripe juicy pears for me and DD, peeling oranges for me and DS, pulling chicken meat of the bone....yada, yada, yada! I love getting busy in the kitchen and oddly enough, while I'm working with food I have no desire to eat it! I'm a weird-o, for sure!!

While rummaging through the fridge freezer last night I came across a Ziploc bag with about 8 frozen mystery muffins inside! I packed one up for my pre gym snack and kept my fingers crossed!
Well, it turned out to be a batch of zucchini banana muffins I made way back in the fall!! I'm happy to report that they still taste fine and worked like a charm for my morning fuel!

The OSG BBCC called for a cardio mix up so I did just that in the gym today! Instead of running I did 40 sweaty minutes on the elliptical and 5 on the stair climber. Stat time!

Time: 50 minutes
Avg Hr:164
Max Hr: 176
Calories Burned: 446

One thing I am noticing is that the calorie burn between running fast as H-E-double L and doing cardio at a different intensity is not much different. Definitely a note to self next time I try to tell myself that I didn't get a good workout because it wasn't 5 miles long!

Lunch was a big fresh salad! There's some mixed greens, iceberg, leftover mixed veggies and 3oz of the pineapple curry chicken breast from the other night all topped off with some lovely strawberry pomegranate dressing.
Then there was a random cookie consumed. For the record, it wasn't very good! I thought it was chocolate chip but it was raisin. Now, I have nothing against raisins, but they ain't chocolate!
**BAKE SALE UPDATE!!** A note came home from school yesterday letting us know that the bake sale raised $871.46!!! Holy smokes! This took $15.00 off of each student for the cost of the trip to the Medieval Times which means we pay only $16.00. Everyone did such and awesome job!

Just before leaving work I ate my pear....
I love the taste of ripe fruit but I hate the juices running all over the place so I tend to chop anything really ripe up and eat it with a fork.

The kids decided they wanted come cheesy chicken for supper so I got busy at that after changing out of my work clothes. I decided to use some of the spicy curry tapenade on my piece and it was fabulous! As side of steamed vegetables sealed the meal! :)
My sweet end was a Cadbury mint chip bar and a coffee. Boy, was I needing a coffee!
I'm fresh out of spinach and kale and groceries won't be done until Thursday so I set aside the orange that I had packed in my lunch today for a snack later.
Also while watching the Biggest Loser I will be completing part 2 of my OSG BBCC.....2 ab work outs from Wigg's. I picked the classic crunch and the pike to coerce my abs into shape!

I'm shutting down a bit earlier than usual tonight because DD has some serious studying to do for her math test on Thursday and needs help. Hope everyone has fun at whatever they're at tonight!

Bye for now!


  1. Enjoy shredding!! :-D

    HOLY YUM homemade applesauce and "mystery" muffin!!


    Good luck to DD on her test!!

  2. Glad to hear your bake sale went well :) And good luck with the shred video. I looked it up, and did you know it's actually cheaper from Chapters.ca? ;) I'm just saying.

  3. Homemade applesauce is like, the BEST thing ever! MINT cadbury thins?? DROOL

  4. Wow - way to go on the bake sale!! That's awesome! Good luck to your daughter on her test!

  5. LOVE homemade applesauce! Isn't the magic bullet the greatest infomercial product EVER? I use mine almost every day! Glad the bake sale turned out so well! How exciting!

  6. Yah to the bake sale!! And totally love your scrumptious eats - breakfast, yum!!

  7. homemade apple sauce looks amazing!!!~~~
    Can't wait to read your review of the shred workout, it's rocking the blog world lately!

  8. yay for the bake sale! that's awesome!

    and i love homemade applesauce!

  9. You are SUCH a great example of delicious home-made cooking for EVERYTHING. I'm so jealous of your culinary talent!! :)

  10. That's awesome that the bake sale went so well!!!

    I love homemade applesauce! My gram used to make it for me when I was a kid. I think I might have to make some of my own!

  11. Can't wait to see what you think of the Shred!! It is tough but a great workout!!


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