Clearly, both have a lot in common, right? 😉 It was the usual day of madness for me on this Monday, but I mixed in a Krispy Kreme-like treat and a workout that blows all other workouts out of the water. More on that later!
I woke up around 6:30 this morning to get ready for work. I also wanted to make sure I allowed enough time for a good breakfast, since I struggled with that last week due to one too many hits on the snooze button. I started by whipping up some scrambled egg whites. I cooked three real egg whites + 1/2 cup spinach + 1 oz. fat free feta cheese on the stove.
With the eggs, I also had a container of Fage topped with 1/2 banana.
It was a little change of pace from the oats/cereal, which was nice!
I brought a mug of Coffee Cocoa with me on the snow-filled drive.
Work went by pretty fast today. I did some proofreading and some recipe checking, so it kept me busy as I worked back and forth between the two. But what I was really looking forward to was cracking open this package of joy:
I’ve got two words for you: Krispy Kreme! I swear to goodness, that is what this tasted like when I took my first bite: a creamy glazed donut. Maybe that’s not appealing to some of you, but it brought back such good memories! Once I got further into it, I realized it was probably the buttery taste that K was talking about. I could definitely also compare this bar to a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. It wasn’t artificial tasting AT ALL, which is usually not the case. If you see it in a store near you, try it! Of course, make sure you like white chocolate macadamia nut first – otherwise, don’t blame me 😉 It’s a bit on the sweet side, but overall an A+ for taste! Yeah, I’m cheesy.
After marveling at the Clif bar, I got home and made myself a bit more to eat.
Nothing too fancy, but it helped fill me up for good. I steamed a bag of brussel sprouts in the microwave and topped them with pepper, onion powder, chili powder and 1 tbsp. Annie’s Smokey Maple BBQ Sauce. Around the edges, I added about 3 oz. of deli turkey.
Then it was time for me and Tony Horton to get pumpin’! Today was my first day of the P90X system. For the next 90 days (and beyond), you will hear me talk a lot about it, so hopefully the information I provide will be helpful! I have to say that so far, I am thoroughly impressed with this program. Tony is completely cool and the opposite of Richard Simmons. He really motivated me and helped me push myself when I wanted to give up. These workout DVDs are not easy, and I know I’m going to be sore in the morning!
Today’s workout was Core Synergistics. It was roughly 1 hour long and focused on strengthening multiple muscle groups to build and support core muscles. I can’t provide too much detail here because I paid for it and I’m sure they wouldn’t want me spilling all of their secrets. But essentially, we worked through a series of lunges, squats, push-ups and abdominal moves until we achieved muscle failure (in other words, I could not eke out another rep because I was wiped).
By the time I was finished, I was covered in sweat and feeling as though I worked as hard as I would on any old cardio machine. That was the best moment for me because I typically don’t feel I’ve gotten enough of a workout without getting on a cardio machine. I am looking forward to continuing the program in the coming weeks, and will be sure to share some Before & After statistics and (possibly) photographs with you when it’s over!
Whew! Just typing all of that out makes me even more excited about it After I finished the workout, I cleaned up and made myself a snack: 1 tbsp. peanut butter on top of a rice pudding cup.
Then I got to work on some chores that I should have done this weekend, but put off until today. I started a load of laundry, sorted through some mail and did a little homework. Before I knew it, it was time for dinner. I had planned something at home but then my roomie made me an offer I couldn’t refuse: Cosi!
I received a gift card to Cosi for Christmas (yes, my extended family sends me a lot of food-related gift cards, haha!) so I was psyched to go there. I had another go at the new Cosi Duo menu. This time I opted for the soup of the day: Beef with Winter Garden Vegetable.
And the Tomato Basil Mozzarella on Etruscan Whole Grain Bread.
I love that sandwich so much! And as you can see from the first picture, they now offer a side of yet another slice of Cosi bread! How awesome is that? I nibbled on 1/4 of it and brought the rest home for later. Any chance for more bread is a chance I’m taking, you can count on that!
Do you have any body “quirks” such as being double jointed, etc.?
I came up with this question as I was absentmindedly moving my double jointed pinky It really grosses my mom out because it looks like it’s popping all over the place. I can also touch my tongue to the tip of my nose. It’s an inherited quirk from my mom’s side of the family!
“See” you tomorrow! Oh, and if you’re anywhere near Chicago, be safe! It’s going to be another nasty night out there for anyone on the roads! We might even have cancelled class tomorrow…
SNOW DAY!! Please?