Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Press Pause…

I love the day after it finally stops raining…for some reason the sky always looks so beautiful. It is a crisp morning in the city…I love when they use that word “crisp” to describe the weather….lol it makes it sound refreshing.

Eats and Workouts

Tuesday morning I did Level 1 of 30 Day Shred with 5 and 8 pound weights and then did some Foam Roller stretches and burned a total of 255 Calories.

For Breakfast I had a bowl of Kashi Oatmeal with Peanut Butter and 1/2 a Banana with my usual cafe con leche.


For Lunch I had a yummy Green Monster…this one consisted of:

  • Spinach
  • 1/2 a Banana
  • 5 Strawberries
  • 1 scoop of Chocolate Light Muscle Milk
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 a Packet of Kashi Oatmeal
  • Splenda
  • Water


Later in the afternoon, I ran to the supermarket to stock up on some essentials…


And then to CVS to pick up some MORE goodies…


For dindin I  made Tofu Stir-fry with Brussels, Mushrooms, Teriyaki Sauce, Red Pepper Flakes, Hot Szechuan Sauce, and Peanut Butter. At the last minute, I decided that I wanted pasta in there so I did the logical thing…Throw in uncooked pasta! hmmmm maybe not the best idea lol. It actually turned out yummy because I added more water and let the pasta cook in all the sauces and eventually it softened up.


Later on in the evening, I did Exhale Core Fusion; Upper Body Sculpt 2 which I have had sitting on my DVR for a couple of months oops. This is the first time I ever did any of the Core Fusion workouts and it reminded me of Cardio Barre. I loved using light dumbbells and higher reps. I burned 86 Calories in 22 minutes. 

After that I decided to “press pause” and just relax. I filled up my tub with Hot Water, Epsom Salt, Mr. Bubbles, and body wash from Bath & Body Works. I put on my iTouch and just enjoyed the moment…I usually can’t relax when I am taking a long bath but this time I made a conscious effort to just zone out. When I was done, I felt like I recharged my battery. I am going to do this at least 4 times a week!


This morning I had to run to the bank and I decided to sneak in a workout. I walked there and back and wore my HR Monitor & Nike+. I walked for 35 minutes, 1.5 Miles and burned a total of 218 Calories. My foot started to hurt a little bit so I stopped at Rite Aid and picked these babies up. I hope they help with the pain (((((fingers crossed)))))


My breakfast this morning was inspired by edited* Ellie and Janetha…these were the key ingredients:

  • Egg Whites
  • Laughing Cow Light French Onion Wedge
  • Sugar Free Red Raspberry Preserves
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Splenda (not pictured)
  • Low Carb Wrap


First I cooked 1/2 a cup of Egg Whites with Cinnamon, Splenda, and Vanilla Extract


When it started to firm up, I added some Smuckers and 1 Laughing  Cow Wedge


Folded it up


And then put it in the Wrap


I really enjoyed this but next time I will add more Preserves AND another Laughing Cow Wedge.

Now I am here playing the waiting game. Ayer I was driving and singing at the top of my lungs “Lost without you! Can’t help myself…” and BOOM my radio died! My mechanic said he will check it out today but he gave me the “I’ll call you” line…

I am off to catch up on blogs!



  1. Your car is jinxed mi amor! I love that you soaked with some Mr. Bubble! ah good times! I have oodles of bath soak in my apt... you are welcome to have some of it... i never make time to soak- only that one time when you killed me at the gym and i couldnt walk. tee hee

  2. I've got to try this suckers in eggs. I keep seeing it around blogo world. I'll be sure to pick some up tonight when grocery shopping!

  3. OOO love the green monsta! that sounds GREAT. and your sweet omelet in the wrap! ive never thought of wrapping that baby up-great idea!

  4. I take a bath every night! Me and Bebbeh soak it up in the tubbie :)

  5. Lol. Janetha got that idea from me! Def load up on the jam- makes all the difference!

    Love that you zoned out and had a nice evening...mindfullness, girl! It works :D

    What kind of HRM do you have, and what is this cardio barre you speak of?!

  6. I love mixing the LC with things because it comes so creamy and delicious! i also love them because you can add LC to any sweet or savory dish :) yumm looks SO good!!!

    green monster looks great, i see you added some oatmeal to it, great thinking maybe that way it will have more staying power when I have them :) they tend to NEVER fill me up!

  7. Mr. Bubbles! Haven't seen Mr. Bubbles in years. Your Laughing Cow usage lately has me craving it.

  8. I could totally go for a bath right now! Too bad I'm lacking a tub, and only have a shower. But yes, the days after rains make me happy too!

  9. ummm, excuse me?? Smucker's jelly in your wrap?!?! That's crazy! Crazy GOOD! haha. I have never tried such a think, but I love the idea.

    And of course the Mr. Bubbles reminds me that soon I will be living in a house that has a bath I can actually USE. WOO HOO! How exciting.

  10. Ahh that breakfast looks amazing. Nice creation there. I may have to get more creative with my breakfasts. Looks like you picked up some nice goodies at the grocery store. I can't wait to be stateside so I can buy food. Is that weird that I want to go to the States so I can go to Trader Joe's. Well I am going to see my family too.

  11. I never would have thought to make a sweet omelet! I'm intrigued!

    Can't remember the last time I took a bubble bath. I think I need so Mr Bubble!

  12. Hey girl! I'm glad you took the time to relax.

    Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking happy thoughts for you ;)


  13. That breakfast wrap has me in absolute heaven. I love jelly with eggs. Does that make me weird?

    Moral of today. I need to take more baths. They sound dreamy.

  14. Girrrrl, that looks SOOOOOO good! I am pressing pause tonight, and it feels SO good!

    P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment the other day. I know I commented back, but I just want you to know how much I appreciate it from you :)

    P.P.S. 8# weights with Shred? You're amazing! I DIE after 5's...DIE! I am sore for a week! Jillian scares me!!!

  15. Those sweet eggs is a first for me! I'll have to try it sometime. It sounds weird, but usually the weird things are the tastiest!


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