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This morning was quite the rush before I got to work – I decided to completely change around my schedule so that I’d be home a little earlier because we’re going out with some friends tonight.  I had to quickly pack up for a spin class, and pack a “to-go” breakfast so I could get to the office a bit earlier than normal.

Breakfast was eaten in two parts: part one was a slice of Ezekiel Sprouted Wheat toast with strawberry jam,

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And the second was a “to-go” yogurt bowl with 1T chia seeds, ~1/4 cup Kashi Go Lean Protein, a Brown Cow Vanilla Greek Yogurt, and ½ diced apple.  I also packed up some “liquid life” (aka… coffee!) to go. 

yog bowl

Mid morning I had the snack that I originally packed up for a late evening snack to power me through a spin class:  a banana, peanut butter, and granola quesadilla on a spelt tortilla.  Perfect little pick-me-up before lunchtime madness!

bananadilla

Workout: 45 minute Endurance Ride

4 stages 8 mins a piece.  3 mins of hard distance riding, 3 minutes of intervals, 2 mins hills

Totals: ~459 cals, 15.4 miles, 53 mins

After a quick shower, I stopped at home for some protein (I hadn’t packed a proper post-workout meal…that was originally going to be my dinner) – I made a quick smoothie with ~1 cup milk, ~1 cup frozen spinach, ~3/4 to 1 cup of frozen berries (blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries), 1 scoop Biochem Vanilla protein powder, and some water to blend.

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I also re-nuked some leftovers from last night: shrimp and sweet potato curry for the other half of my lunch and downed that with more water.

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This made the break room smell deeeelicious Open-mouthed smile

Around 5 or so today, I started getting the “pre-dinner” hunger pangs – I had a small snack of carrots and hummus because dinner was only going to be an hour and a half away… and some froyo was planned as well with our friends.

snackeroo

Short, quick post again today.  I’ve got about 20 minutes to down dinner, pack for tomorrow, and clean up Open-mouthed smile.

Hope you had a good start to the week!  I hope I can record The Bachelor because I’m going to miss it tonight!!

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Today was nothing short of uneventful – just a typical Sunday afternoon Open-mouthed smile

It was definitely an overcast, gloomy day here and I was freezing, so I nuked up a turkey/hummus/cheese wrap (mini spelt tortilla) for lunch with an orange and some water.  This was more of a dense snack than a full meal – I wanted to get my lazy butt to the gym Open-mouthed smile

lunch

Workout: Strength and Cardio

Pushups, assisted dips, assisted chin ups, lat pull downs, triceps push downs, glute machine, calf extensions.  I did about 10 minutes on the rowing machines and then finished up with a good 20 mins on the AMT.

Totals: ~300 cals, 34 mins (cardio only)

After a shower I finished up my “lunch” with a protein packed post workout snack of a Chobani Vanilla Greek yogurt and some Kashi Honey Puff cereal.

snackeroo

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The best part of the day was definitely watching The Oscars, while eating THIS:

dinner

Shrimp and Sweet Potato “Curry”

Serves 2 (aka… I’ve got leftovers for tomorrow because Scott won’t eat this lol)

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tsp oil (I used canola oil, but you could use vegetable, olive, peanut…)
  • 1 cup of cocktail shrimp, peeled and de-veined (I had frozen, precooked kind)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1.5 t curry powder
  • 1 sweet potato, small or medium, cubed (I microwaved mine about 2-3 minutes beforehand to shorten the cooking time)
  • 1 cup brown basmati rice (or other grain of choice: quinoa, white rice, couscous…)
  • 1/2 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or broth of choice.. this is just what I had on hand)

Directions:

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and sauté and onions, garlic, and green pepper until the onions become translucent.  Add in the curry powder, stirring for about 1 minute.  Add in the sweet potato and stir to coat it with the curry powder.  Pour in about 1 cup of chicken broth, cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium and simmer (still covered) for approximately 20 minutes.  I cooked my rice in my rice cooker while this was simmering.  Add in the shrimp and simmer uncovered for about 5-7 minutes (just to warm them up).  Serve it up on some rice Open-mouthed smile (and a beer)

beer

Epic. Win.  I didn’t have all the legit “curry” ingredients (coconut milk, cilantro, canned tomatoes…etc), but this was a darn good substitute for the authentic stuff!  Seriously one of the best dinners I’ve made in a while Open-mouthed smile.

Oh yea… the curry powder I used was from a local spice shop:

curry

This stuff had a real spicy kick not long after taking a bite, but it went away very quickly.  Strange, but absolutely amazing <3!

Happy Oscar watching!

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