Today got off to a bit of a rough start. I woke up at 3am and had trouble falling back asleep so when the alarm went off I could feel the sass oozing out of my pores. Top that off with DS throwing a fit over not wanting to brush his teeth and DD “forgetting” about a test she had today and I was one sour puss. Breakfast helped relax me, though….and the fact that I strongly suggested both kids go watch TV downstairs!
-1 cup water
-1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain cereal
By the time I got to work I was feeling more like myself. And I was busy so that was good, too! Phew! Before heading off to the gym I snacked on a raspberry oatmeal muffin:
To be 100% honest, I did not feel like going to the gym today. But I went. And I was mostly glad I did. I never quite got into the groove, but ya never regret going, am I right?? My machine of choice today was the elliptical.
Time: 45 minutes
Max Hr: 147
Avg Hr: 161
Calories Torched: 398
Distance: 4.8 miles
I was looking forward to lunch all day because last night while preparing dinner I also made chickpea/brown rice burgers! This was my first attempt at something like this and they turned out splendidly! I mashed up about ½ a cup of chickpeas then added a ¼ cup of panko bread crumbs, ½ cup jasmine brown rice, salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder all to taste, about 1 tbsp fresh parsley and lastly, 1/3 cup of egg whites. Here they are hanging out pre cooking:
Note: I let them chill in the fridge about 15 minutes before placing them on the George Foreman. Here they be after 10 minutes of cooking time:
DD took one in her lunch and I packed the other. So here’s mine today all dressed up in a WW English muffin with lettuce, cherry tomatoes and spicy Dijon mustard:
Drool! I also ate the rest of last night sweet potato dipped in Sabra hummus:
All together now!! :D
Later on in the afternoon I feasted on some strawberries but my camera seems to have eaten the picture!! Can’t wait for June so I can get these sweet babies local.
For dinner tonight I made this stir fry from the newest issue of Clean Eating Magazine:
The only item that I changed up was the beef. I used pre cooked chicken breast instead to make the dish come together faster. Cuz you all just know that we were back out tonight!! ;) I served the fam’s with cork screw pasta and mine with brown jasmine rice…
DD and I left at 5:30 for Pilate’s. We only did the one class tonight because DS’s hockey team had their first play off game at 6:30 at the rink by our place and I didn’t want to miss it. They ended up losing 1-0, but played a fabulous game none the less.
Anyways, off to watch The Biggest Loser. I hear there’s suppose to be some “big” announcement tonight…
Bye for now!!