Monday, March 23, 2009

Speedy Monday

I surprisingly had no trouble getting out of bed this morning! I was a little worried because it was after midnight before I fell asleep. I got up just before 7am and it was already light outside. This is making me ponder the idea of getting up earlier and heading out for a morning run seeing as my hubby is on afternoons for the next 2 weeks. I ran that route I did twice last week through Map My Run again and it came up as 2.5 miles this time. I didn’t think it was 3 miles! I must’ve hit a wrong button last time I tracked it. I’m thinking that if I do that first thing, then another 3 miles or so at the gym I would have some time left over to devote to some much needed strength training. We’ll see! Anyways, here’s my eats!!

-1 cup water
-1/2 cup Old Wessex 5 Grain cereal (my last tin)
-mashed banana
-1 tbsp PB2
-sprinkle of chopped pecans

Nothing like a good ole bowl of PB and banana to feed my empty tummy!!! I really liked the PB2 mixed in the oats rather then in a glob on top. :)

The morning flew by at mock speed! Monday’s are usually the fastest day of the week for me, but coming back after a week off made it that much quicker! I nibbled on these Parnoosh dates throughout the morning. Not because I was hungry, I just needed something to chew on and I figure they’ve got to be better than candy (even though they taste like it!)

I’m on 12:30 lunch this week and was very eager to get back in the gym. I good run was definitely in order today! Stats;

Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 174
Max Hr: 184
Calories Burned: 493
Distance: 4.73 miles

Phew! Today’s run was T-O-U-G-H!!!! I’m still not 100% sure why, but probably because I was only out running 3 times last week. I almost went sown to a walk a few times, but managed to trick myself in to running the whole thing! I should mention that I always do a 2 minutes warm up walk and 1 minute cool down walk with my runs.

I brought a container of leftover butter chicken and veggies for my lunch today. This was such a simple, flavourful dish! I’m glad I made it!!

I was thinking as I was eating this today that you could turn it into a great vegetarian dish by using vegetable stock and chickpeas. Hmmm…I think I’m gonna try that! :) I also ate some pineapple and strawberries for lunch.

When I announced the winner's of the baking contest, I didn't link to Sarah's blog! Here is her site... Running For! Sarah's winning recipe was the Black & White Chipper's and they have been a HUGE hit! I brought 16 to work today and "sold" them for $0.25/each. They were gone in an hour!! I bet she'd be happy to share the recipe with anyone wanting it! :)

After Pilate's, but before picking the kids up and getting gas, I snacked on a blood orange and a piece of sweet potato oatmeal bread. I ate the bread while driving, so no photo!
While paying for gas I noticed they had a 7-11-like coffee bar set up so I sauntered over to check it out. I ended up walking out with a small (12oz) 1/2 decaf, 1/2 caramel cup cocoa.
This ended up being my sweet end. Back tracking a bit to dinner, I made my old stand by egg beaters-laughing cow cheese wedge-Sabra hummus on a Pita Break thin sandwich. On the side was some steamed broccoli with a bit of salt on it.
I wasn't exactly hungry. I pretty much spoiled my dinner with my snacking, but at least they were healthy snacks!! I had to get something in my belly, though or I'd pay for it later with a bit of binge eating. I know me well....hehe!! :)

Well, lovelies, I'm off to prepare lunches/back packs for the morning and help DS with his reading. Next will be beddy bye time for the kidlets and relaxing time for mama bear! I'm debating on what to pack for my lunch tomorrow. Maybe a big salad to use up some "on their last legs" veggies. Sounds good to me!! Hope you all enjoy the evening...

Bye for now!!


  1. Hooray for strength-training!! :-D

    Lovin' all the fresh fruit & broccoli!!

    Happy Monday evening!!

  2. Whoa, butter chicken, yum yum! I want some of that!

  3. I adore strength training! I also enjoy working out in the morning the most - gets my day started and it's already over with :)

    Pineapple and strawberries = Summer!! YAY! Hope you had a great night!

  4. I seriously need one of those blood oranges and I forget to look for them every week! Glad the bake sale went so well! The cookies look amazing so I am not surprised they were gone so quick!! Yummy fresh fruit!!

  5. Enjoy your relaxation mama bear. Love your hummus pita snack.

  6. Love that butter chicken - it looks so tasty and flavourful. One day I'll get around to making it.

    And I should really get into packing my lunches in the evening, but alas, I can't get that prepared. It would save me time in the morning though, that's for sure!

  7. Monday is always way too fast!
    pita bread sandwich looks yummy~~ :D

  8. glad that your return to work was so quick and painless! and you're doing a great job on the runs, too. i'm the same way with some runs being harder -- sometimes i think i can run forever, and others i can hardly make myself run around the block!

  9. I love butter chicken!!!

    And strawberries and pineapple is one of the best fruit combos ever!!!


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