Tuesday, April 22, 2014

C25K Week 1 Day 3

It's really cloudy and windy here today not a good day to get inspired to workout outside, but that is exactly what I did :)

I decided to get the C25K Week 1 Day 3 done and over with! Altogether I ended up working out for over an hour.

This afternoon I had a meeting to go to so I hopped off of the bus early to get some more walking in. Hoo Ha :)

Today's nosh:

Breakfast: hot oat bran cereal with banana and cocao nibs and a tsp of maple syrup (0) Simply Filling

Lunch: 2 egg omelet, 15 g light cheese (1), broccoli, salsa, yogurt and some leftover sf cranberry sauce Simply Filling +1pp for the cheese

Dinner: at meeting: ham, salad, green beans, potato and a cupcake :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Making exercise a priority!

I sat down during the weekend and decided which exercises I wanted to do on which days. I'm loving the walking/slow running, yoga which is a power yoga that uses a lot of body weight moves and just plain walking for fun. Of course life happens and I won't always be able to do certain days but I do like having a basic plan.

Monday's are going to be for walking since I usually meet up with my walking group however, today it's cancelled because the building is closed for Easter weekend. Change of plans but I still managed to get some walking in. I find that getting off of buses early really forces me to walk more which is great when the weather is good!

Sunday/Tuesday and Thursday will be for C25K!

Wednesday and Saturday will be for yoga.

Friday is a crazy day at work normally and I'm on my feet for 8 hours and usually have over 13,000+ steps while working so I'm taking Fridays as my day of rest :) Except for this week which I have off because we have a party to go to. I will be going on a hike with a wellness group so I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a lot of steps in!

We'll see how this works. I know I need to get some weights in and could probably do that on walking days but for now this is good.

Today's nosh:

Breakfast: baked cherry oatmeal with 1 tsp of maple syrup (0) Simply Filling (forgot to put baking powder in so it doesn't look like my usual baked oatmeal)

Lunch: zucchini/parsnip/carrot noodles, 2 tsp olive oil, shrimp and 1 tsp stir fry sauce, yogurt Simply Filling

Dinner: Breakfast for dinner :) English muffin, egg, extra lean ham, cheese and veggies, yogurt Simply Filling

Extra: cinnamon latte with cinnamon/sweetener sprinkle Simply Filling

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A lovely Easter Sunday!


We really don't do much for Easter any more since the kids have grown up and left home. It was such a beautiful sunny Easter Sunday today that I just had to get out and about :)

This gentleman was gathering pussywillows on the back of his bike and later passed me with a pile of them on the back :)

First I took a quick 20 minute bike ride. Getting my legs and butt back in riding shape! Slowly but surely.

After that I decided I wasn't hungry for lunch yet so I went out and completed week 1 day 2 of the C25K! I ended up working out for a total of 45 minutes. I also went on another short walk with Ralph.

Came home and made a quick taco salad for lunch. Then some catch up on doing the dishes time. Ugh the one thing in life I don't like doing which is too bad because I love to cook :)

Today's nosh:

Breakfast: pumpkin protein waffle with warm berry sauce all Simply Filling
1/3c oats, 1/4c pumpkin, 1/2c egg whites, baking powder, sweetener and pumpkin spice all blended in my bullet. Warm berry sauce was just frozen berries and a little sweetener that I popped in the microwave and cooked until bubbly and thick.

Lunch: taco salad, baby spinach and greens, 2 olives, cherry tomatoes, guacamole (3pp), salsa, plain Greek yogurt, 30g light cheese (2pp) tortilla made into chips simplyfilling plus 5pp

Dinner: Blue Menu Scottish haddock, salad, 2 tsp olive oil and Italian dressing Simply Filling

Snack: popcorn (later snack), sugar free fat free caramel latte Simply Filling plus 5g caramel sauce 0pp

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

I'm working today. I always work Friday's and didn't ask for it of so it's o.k. I'm pretty sure it will be a quiet day at work.

I have started doing the C25K as I am feeling a lot stronger lately. Pretty sure the yoga is helping with that. My next C25K workout will be on Sunday as I'm on my feet all day at work and don't want to overdo things.

I'm doing Simply Filling again as I'd started to eat quite a bit of junk food. I will be using up what I have but won't be buying more.

Today's nosh:
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Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 x light bread toasted with 1 Tbsp rhubarb ginger jam SF + 1pp for the jam

Lunch: joseph's pita, 30g light cheese, 1 Tbsp pizza sauce, 1 tsp oil, veggies, 5 slices of turkey pepperoni and cherries SF + 2pp for the cheese

Dinner: Green tea latte with skim milk, veggies, dip made with Greek yogurt, figs, blue menu ham, yogurt SF


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Still going strong!

Sorry I haven't been here much but things are going great.

I'm still doing yoga although I could/should be doing more.

I'm still walking a lot :)

My eating has been good. I've been planning in advance and sticking to it. I have gone out to eat a couple of times this week and managed to stick to good choices.

Last weeks weigh in was the same as the week before and that's o.k because my clothes are getting looser. I'm feeling great.




Thursday, April 3, 2014

You don't appreciate something until you don't have it!

I was having some issues with my internet today. Ugh I tried several times to post something to a Facebook group I'm on and my computer was having none of it! I was getting very frustrated.

Finally decided to go on a walk and when I came back and fiddled around with things I finally got it back.

Not only did I go on a nice long walk where there is still snow but I also managed to get a 35 minute bike ride in :) Sweet!

Today's nosh:

Breakfast: 1/2 Ezekiel english muffin, egg substitute, ham, cheese, orange and cream for my coffees 6pp

Lunch: veggies, blue menu angus roast beef, ranch dip made with Greek yogurt, pumpkin muffin, apple with cinnamon  8pp

Snack: turkey pepperette 1pp

Dinner: leftover roast pork, gravy, potato, olive oil, broccoli and carrots 8pp

Snack: home made caramel macchiato 3pp