AM/PM or Does It Matter?

Last night, my Mom and I went to yoga and it was life changing. I was so relaxed and sore by the end, I felt alive and amazing. I found myself releasing all the stress from the day and just breathing and I was much more awake than working out before the sun comes up.

When my alarm went off this morning, there was no way I was going to get up and work out…my core and legs were still screaming at me from what I put them threw mere hours before hand. That being said, I want to get some exercise in today, so I’m thinking I’ll try evening workouts and see if that’s better than 4:30am workouts. Stay tuned…

Breakfast:

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Egg white/hot sauce, english muffin sandwich

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And more strawberries. They had them on sale Monday, 3 for $5, so I’ll be eating them until they are gone.

Lunch:

 

I bought a different type of bread at Trader Joe’s and I can’t believe how filling it is! It’s called Whole Grain Fiber bread and it has 5 grams of fiber per slice. Yes, please! I also had my standard salad that I can’t get enough of lately and…more strawberries.

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I’ve always been a big believer in first thing in the AM workouts, but that’s also when I had a full time job. Maybe evening workouts will be better for me? Maybe I won’t be so tired all the time?

What is your stance? Is morning or evening better, or doesn’t make a difference?

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Baked, not fried

You may have noticed that there haven’t been any Turbo Fire updates, that’s because I got very discouraged doing one titled Core 20. My body literally can not move like that yet. The core exercises were near impossible and I found myself watching and making half-hearted attempts thinking that would somehow make me capable in doing them.

I haven’t worked out since Saturday morning and was going to admit defeat and do something else instead of the Turbo Fire / ChaLEAN Extreme combo I was doing. And then I received this comment:

You can do it!!!!! Whatever you do, you can’t get discouraged!!!

And this one that made me cry:

Jen you are truly an inspiration!! THIS right here is why you blog. There are so many people who are moments away from walking away from it all BUT all it will take is for them to read this and they will be inspired. YOU will inspire them. You’ve inspired me! Thank you Jen!

I put my big girl pants on and I’m NOT admitting defeat. There are some moves I can’t do right now, but if I keep trying, I will be able to do them!!!

My Mom and I are starting a yoga class tonight. I’m nervous about doing yoga in front of people, but I’m excited as well. And tomorrow morning, I WILL be doing a TF or CLX DVD.

Breakfast:

A Chocolate Nut Bella Bar and a banana. (6P+)

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Ingredients: Dates, Walnuts, Pecans, Agave Syrup, Hemp Seed, Rolled Oats, Hemp Powder, Ground Flax, Brown Rice Protein, Cocoa Powder, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Salt.

My 3 year old LOVES these! He thinks they are candy bars! I like how they fill me up for hours and taste delicious as well. I’m not a huge chocolate fan, but these have just enough chocolate to be sweet, but they aren’t overpowering.

Lunch:

I love me some potstickers, they are little dumplings of goodness and up until today, my preferred method of cooking was what they told me to do on the bag; boil in water and then “fry” them in olive oil so they turn brown and get crispy. I had another idea. I turned the oven to 425 and used 2 teaspoons of olive oil (to get in the recommended amount by WW) and baked until they were brown on the top, then flipped them over until they were brown on the other side. Did they taste like they do cooked in a pan with oil? No. But, they were still good and I will cook them like this again!

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I also had a simple salad of lettuce, broccoli slaw and Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette and strawberries.

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Trader Joe’s {for the win}

I mentioned earlier, that I went to Trader Joe’s for two things this morning, and one of the extras I picked up was this salad dressing.

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Sorry, it’s pretty blurry, but you get the idea. I have seen this around on the blogosphere, but always forget to pick up my own bottle…today I remembered and I’ll never go without it again.

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I’m not a real big salad lover, but this dressing has changed me. For good. I wanted to lick my plate.

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If you aren’t a big salad eater, try this dressing…you’re welcome!

Along with my salad of dreams, I had a rice bowl with an egg and loads of hot sauce.

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Total winner of a lunch in my book!

Dinner was a family favorite: steak fajitas.

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The glob on top is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s probably horrible for me, but as I’m learning in Weight Watchers, nothing is off limits and believe me when I say I used to eat triple that amount before Weight Watchers. The ultimate in guilty pleasures; Tostitos Queso Dip.

I’ve been waiting for the husband to come home so we can watch the one show we like to watch together; Revenge. It was finally a new episode last night and I can’t wait to watch it!

Have a good night!!!

Mamavation Sistahood

First things first, my pledge was accepted and I’m the newest member of the Mamavation Sistahood! I’m so excited about this. The support so far has been phenomenal and combined with Weight Watchers, I have no doubt I am on the right path to a healthier me.

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Breakfast:

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Egg Sandwich

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread (4P+)
  • 1 egg (2P+)
  • 1 slice Kraft 2% Sharp Cheddar (1P+)
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil (1P+)

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I haven’t had one of these in awhile and it was so good. I also had an apple for 0P+.

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Lunch:

It started off so simple, leftover chicken from last night and a salad.

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And then I realized my usual salad dressings weren’t going to fly. I wanted something substantial, oil and vinegar wasn’t going to cut it today.

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So I mixed two ingredients together and stumbled on the best salad dressing I’ve ever tasted.

Barbomustard Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Hot Mustard

I’m estimating on the amounts, it may been less than a full tablespoon of each, but I used those measurements for points tracking purposes and it comes out to 1P+ for the whole recipe.

SOOO good!!! It was tangy, spicy, sweet, perfection. It went so well on this simple salad, I will be making more of this ASAP!!!!

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I even added some to the chicken. I’m wanting more already!!! I also had a kiwi for 0P+ and yes, I eat the whole thing, including the skin.

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So glad I bought a crap ton of kiwis the other day, they are really good!

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