Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It’s Been A While (WIAW)

Hey hey! Hope you all liked my calorie counting FAQ post and found it somewhat helpful. Be sure to let me know if I missed anything that you’d like me to answer on the blog!


So, it’s been a while since I’ve joined in on the What I Ate Wednesday fun, so I thought I’d bring it back today Open-mouthed smile. I haven’t been participating lately because pretty much every day is What I Ate Wednesday on my blog, so I didn’t really see the point. However, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted a whole day’s worth of meals, so here it is: everything I ate on this lovely Wednesday Smile.


Egg white bagelwich and Greek yogurt


My favorite bagelwich combo that I just keep coming back to: Egg whites, strawberry preserves (though I actually like raspberry better) and melty muenster cheese on a toasted Everything Bagel Thin.


I’ve seen this sandwich pop up on quite a few blogs lately, so I urge you to try it if you haven’t already!


Last night, my mom made this amazing pizza on the most awesome crust on the planet. It’s an organic corn meal crust and it is to die for. I enjoyed a slice with a spinach salad for dinner:


And I enjoyed the exact same meal for lunch today. I’ll spare you a photo, but picture the exact same food that’s shown above squashed into Tupperware on a cafeteria table Smile.


I was absolutely starving when I got home from the gym this afternoon and munched on some fresh fruit while I waited for my mom to finish cooking dinner (yes I know I’m very lucky to have someone who cooks for me Smile).


Dinner was definitely worth the wait. You can never go wrong with a taco bar!

taco spread

Ground chicken, black olives, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, and shredded cheese. People, it doesn’t get much better than this.


Man oh man I SO wanted to go back for a third, but this whole accountability thing has really working for me lately Smile.


Today’s workout featured some more strength training as well as some HIIT to get my heart pumpin’. I recently re-vamped my workout schedule to incorporate more lifting after remembering how much I love strength training. Here is my tentative schedule that I’ll be following for the rest of the month:

  • Monday: Legs, cardio (20-30 min)
  • Tuesday: 3.0 mile run, abs/core work
  • Wednesday: Chest, arms, cardio (20-30 min)
  • Thursday: Long run (4 to 5 miles)
  • Friday: Back, shoulders, cardio (20-30 min)
  • Saturday: Cardio Party (whatever I want)
  • Sunday: Whatever I feel like doing/Make-up for any missed days during the week

As you can see from the schedule, today’s strength training was for chest and arms. Here’s what I did:

  • Incline dumbbell flyes 3 sets x 15 reps
  • Incline alternating dumbbell bicep curls 3 sets x 12 reps
  • Dumbbell presses 3 sets x 12 reps
  • Overhead tricep extensions 3 sets x 20 reps
  • Cable curls 3 sets x 12 reps
  • Tricep pressdowns 3 sets x 15 reps
  • Chest flyes (machine) 3 sets x 10 reps

I followed this lifting session up with 20 minutes of HIIT on the Stairmaster. It’s been a while since I’ve done any HIIT and I quickly remembered how tough it is. Oh, but it’s SUCH a good workout. If you want to burn fat and calories fast, this is the way to go! I did mine with a 1:3 work to recovery ratio (30 seconds level 10, 90 seconds level 4). I think next time I’m going to crank up the intensity and go for a 2:1 work to recovery ratio; that’ll be a challenge for sure!


Do you incorporate HIIT training into your workouts?

Favorite form of cardio?

Mine is probably the Arc Trainer. Next to running, I always burn the most calories when I use this machine.


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