Sunday, January 24, 2010

Carb Overload…

HEY EVERYONE! I hope ya’ll are having a great weekend! Mine has been pretty good so far, I plan to loaf around my apartment for the rest of the day.

We have so much to catch up on. First, let me tell you some 5K news…Fit Chick In The City told me about an upcoming 5K and I think I am going to run in it. I don’t want to give too much details just yet because I don’t want to jinx it but I will keep you posted once it draws near. Thank you so much Jess for thinking of me!!!!

Eats and Workouts


For Lunch on Friday I had Campbell’s V8 Butternut Squash Soup with Salt and Pepper Popchips. These are becoming quite addictive!


After work, I met up with my sister and ran some errands and then we went to the gym. I did Day 3 of C25K, followed by 15 minutes of straight jogging at 4.6 and guess what….I LET GO!!!!!!!!!!! This is HUGE for me! We then did lower body Strength Training and I ended up burning a total of 637 Calories in 70 minutes.

After the gym we went to mom’s house to pick up homefries and we talked my mom into making din din. She made Mangu (mashed plantains) with Avocado, Onions, Cheese, and Puerto Rican Sausage yuuuuuuuums!


When I got home from my mom’s, I did Jillian’s Wii Game which focused on abs and burned 259 Calories.



Before heading to work at the Gym, I did Jillian’s Kickboxing DVD and burned 207 Calories in 22 minutes.

For Breakfast I had a Green Monster with

  • Spinach
  • 1/2 a Banana
  • Peanut Butter
  • Light Muscle Milk
  • Splenda


I didn’t workout at the gym because I trained 2 new clients, and honestly I had no urge to. I have been spoiled by my new gym lol

After work I grabbed some lunch and headed to my mom’s house for the day. I got a sammie from Subway; 6 inch 9 Grain Sub (inside scooped out) with 3 slices of Pepperoni, 2 slices of Swiss Cheese, 2 slices of Salami, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Olives, Sweet Peppers, and Sweet Onion Dressing with Apple Slices and a Coke Zero, I rarely drink soda but sometimes I have a craving.


For Din Din I convinced my mom into making making Locrio de Salchicha. Locrio is similar to paella, you can make it with seafood, chicken, or sausage (Salchicha); which is how I wanted it. I paired it with some Avocado.


I also had my mom’s famous rice pudding! You haven't had good rice pudding until you have my mom’s. I could eat this everyday lol


I also snacked on Lucky Charms and Chocolate covered Cherries with my niece lol.

Why is it that when you have carbs, you always crave more…when I got home from my madre’s house this bag of Popchips was calling my name!


These were amazing! Look at all the flavor on this chip! It was so good that I went on Popchips website to find some stores in my neighborhood that carry them.



This morning I did Jillian’s Wii Game and burned 208 Calories in 35 minutes. I then went to the gym with my sister and did Day 4 of C25K; 5 min warmup with 2 minutes of walking and 90 seconds of running intervals, and 5 minute cool down (total of 30 minutes), 15 minutes on the Elliptical, Upper and Lower Body Strength Training, and 3 sets of 15 Reps on the Captain’s Chair and I burned a total of 712 Calories. I managed to let go when I was running again and this time it was 5.6!

After the gym, we went to pick up niece at my mom’s house, went searching for Popchips, and then did Grocery Shopping for the week.


By the time I got home, I could not wait to make Brunch. I made Veggie and Tofu Stir-fry in PB, Sesame Teriyaki Sauce, and Szechuan Hot Paste.



And of course some Protein Cookie Dough for dessert.


I am off to read your blogs! have a great day!!!!



  1. Love all the baller workouts! I'm so proud of you for letting go and running. You will do so well in your race- I know it!

    I'm still inviting myself to dinner at your madre's house. I'll have a plate of mashed plantains and rice pudding, thanks!

    Carb overload- girl, lunch was 4 mini cupcakes :)

  2. Awesome workouts! You sure do workout a lot!

    Delicious looking dinner at your moms!!
    <3 jess

  3. ooo your cookie dough always looks amazing!!! and the popchips-i just won a giveaway so i cant wait to have more of em!
    your momma is a baller cook!!

  4. um, can I come and eat at your mom's? Seriously!

    You are rocking the Couch to 5k stuff! I am nervous about week 3. (I did day one of week 2 today!)

  5. The stir-fry looks amazing, can I have the recipe??!

  6. I love avocados! I actually have a ripe one that needs using. Also love veggie stir frys!

  7. Wow, you had a nice and ACTIVE weekend!! I'm glad you found a 5k you can train for. that's great, and a good way to stay motivated.

    Your tofu stir-fry looks awesome. I seriously wish I could eat tofu without having the worst gas in the history of America. It always looks so good!

    Keep up the good work. I'm glad you caught that you ate a lot of carbs...but for the most part they looked like good carbs!

  8. Congrats on the treadmill! That is awesome :-)

  9. Mmmm! Carbs! I didn't know Locrio is similar to paella! LOVE paella! Mmm! My hubby always wants me to make it but I KNOW it'll never stack up to the Spanish rendition : ) Have a great week, Mari!

  10. Great workouts <3

    You dinner looks so good!

  11. Everything tastes better when it's made by mom, huh?

    Can't wait to hear more about the possible 5k! With all that running, you will be more than ready!

  12. those avocados are so big they look like melons!! or mayube it was just an upclose shot! haha, either wayit looks delicous! I love hearing about your food because of the mexican/puerto rican twist to it! it always looks great!

    love teh grocery shots too :)

    nice job on that workout!!!

  13. Great workouts. You're a machine!
    I love subway. Their bread is like crack to me for some reason. I love the honey wheat.
    Have a great week my friend!

  14. that tofu stir fry looks so damn good.
    it sucks that mine didnt come out as good.
    and im going to mami's house next time she cooks!

  15. YAY for letting go! That's awesome!!

  16. So basically you are a calorie burning MACHINE. So proud of you!!

    You let me know where and when the race is and I will be there, with signs, cheering you on.

  17. Yay for letting go! You are doing great! I want to hear about this 5K too!

  18. I thought I commented on this :( glad you found a 5k to run, tell me cuz maybe I might want to do it, I can't find a 10k..

    Hi Homefries! :)

  19. oh the search for popchips. target has them do it uuuuup.

    you are stellar at at home workouts! i can NEVER motivate myself plus i think my dog would be mad at me haha.

    yay for the 5k!!

  20. I'm so excited for you and the race. I promise not to spill the beans, but if you have any questions please, please let me know. No, doubt you can do it! Seriously, look at all the working out you've been doing lately!

    Keep me posted on what you decide. The race is suppose to be more exciting than other NYRR races.

  21. Look at you go! You should join us sometimes for the millions of races my husband and girls do. I am actually going to participate this year.

    I am so jealous of all your mom's dishes. They look amazing!

  22. OMG, those salt and vinegar pop chips are to die for - I can eat a whole bag in one sitting!!

    Hooray for Mom's food! :D

  23. I just got PopChips too! I had their sea salt and vinegar one, and it's super amazing man!

    And BOY OH BOY!!! The dinner plate looks awesome!! Is that tofu-looking thing cheese? Halloumi?

  24. I hope this gets through...I'm having trouble lately posting on any BlogSpot I'm still reading even though you may not "know" :(...anyhow , holy picture overload - good stuff!!! And that's alot of calories girl ...i hope you did loaf for the rest of the day...gosh!! carbs are heaven...sitting like a rock in my belly...but oh well...

  25. Man, I want to come to your house and eat your stir fry, it always looks sooo good!

  26. Haha, your stirfry looks so similar to a lot of mine. Same colors!

    P.S. Just found your blog through Caronae's and I'm in NYC too :)

  27. Great workouts. You're a machine!
    I love subway. Their bread is like crack to me for some reason.Click Here I love the honey wheat.
    Have a great week my friend!


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