Hey Kids! Happy Monday!!
The Low-Carb-Summer-Non-Diet-Plan began today
Day #1 is going well! (Doesn’t it always?)
I know ~ This is a major nutritional no-no!
1 can green beanies + 15 pepperonis
^ 6 grams carbies
I’m working on some cute book marks for my kiddos:
I am definitely going to miss my kids. I cannot believe there are only two more weeks of school left ~ I have mixed feelings about this.
In my new plan Mondays include only 25 minutes of cardio. This was hard for me, but I made myself get off the tready at a little over 25 minutes. I told myself that I have to go do some liftin’ and then if I still need more cardio in my life, I could do it.
I ran (with a teeny bit of walking intervals) 2.5 miles
I had major bursts of energy during my run, but tried to keep it in intervals, bringing my heart rate up and down constantly.
Then I hit the weights for a good 25-30 minutes. My arms are shaky as I type! I can tell my mascles will be sore tomorrow!!
After liftin’ ~ I still had some cardio left in me. I set a goal: Burn 180 cals in 15 minutes on the elliptical.
Task complete with 40 seconds to spare :)
I am not very knowledgeable in the department of protein shakes. I chose this one because of the carb control. Ben said the protein he drinks after his workout has 60 grams of protein per serving ~ which blows my 17 grams away.
This French Vanilla EDGE shake had:
- 1g carbs
- 110 cals
- 3g fat
- 17g protein
Any helpful advice about protein shakes?? What is a good gram count per serving after each workout? What are the n. facts of your protein shakes??
I realized that I am constantly asking you guys for advice rather than giving it to you ~ Thanks!
^ I snacked on more Turkey Pepperoni while I cooked (0 carb)
^ I decided Pepperoni would be a better choice than my arm
^ EggBeaters + Peppers (3 carb)
^ FF shredded cheese added later (2 carb)
^ Tortilla ~ whole-wheat / low-carb (3 carb)
^ and some homemade salsa from mom
^ Ben made nachos for dinner, which included lean ground turkey
^ I had a small bowlful of the turkey and added this spice
^ Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle + Turkey (0 carb)
^ Final product = Superb dinner! (10 carbs)
^ I had a small side of broccoli (2c)
This dinner really hit the spot!! I am currently contemplating some dessert, but it does not even really sound good. Maybe all those schmoe brownies are still in my system.
I am going to hang out with Ben, Lil, & Rach tonight.
I didn’t even bring my school bag home ~ which is SO hard for me to do. I am so afraid of not bringing it home with me, but tonight I was fine leaving it at school because I graded papers, entered grades, and handed those papers back like it was my job today (Ha – it is).
Day #1 – Check.
Night Guys! :)