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Thursday, April 04, 2013

breakfast - chocolate mocha shake (milk, choc protein powder, instant coffee, ice)

Had a hard time getting out of the house and to the Y so we were very late getting there so I missed my boot camp class and only had a little more than an hour until the Y childcare closed. So I dropped the kids off put on my shoes and went to the walking track. for the first 15 minutes I alternated between walking the oval track and running it and then the last 15 minutes I walked the short sides of the oval and sprinted down the longer sides as fast as I could. I had my heart rate up pretty high and when I finally stopped to stretch thats when the sweat really started dripping down my face. I dont remember ever sweating that much after a work out other than the time I ran that 5k 2 years ago. I got a really good workout though in a very short amount of time.
I took the last 25 minutes to shower which I have to say is the best part of having a YMCA memebership. Knowing my kids are being taken care of and not killing each other so I can peacefully shower.
Me time

How do I know when I have had a good workout? When my face looks like a tomato afterwards. lol

I got home and had a turkey bacon sandwich with light mayo and lettuce on gluten free bread and a small salad with raspberry dressing.

afternoon snack was a gluten free english muffin with strawberry jam and a medium banana with 1 tbls peanut butter. The english muffin is not really like a real english muffin but its pretty good when you cant eat the real thing. They are made by glutinos if your interested.

later that day I was cooking dinner for everyone, I was going to make them chicken cordonblu that I got on sale this past week. It contains wheat for some reason so I cant eat it, so I was just going to have some soup I made a few days ago instead. Somehow I forgot to turn on the stove so by the time I checked dinner when the timer went off I only had 20 minutes till I had to be out the door with the kids for there kids water fitness class and dinner was still frozen. So I had to turn on the oven and get that cooking again and then make the kids ham and cheese sandwiches. I was completely stressed out and found myself wanting to snap at the kids because they seemed to be more annoying than usual (or maybe it was just me)....

anyway I did not have time to eat and we rushed out the door to go back to the Y so the kids could go swimming because we missed last week and I promissed. even though I did not want to go.

I dropped them at there class and decided to go walking again. turned on my music and walked for another 30 minutes. I felt much better afterwards and there was no more snapping at kids for the rest of the night.

I ended up eating dinner at 9pm so I am glad I worked in that snack earlier in the day.
I had southwest sausage and lentil soup with 1 serving of scoops tortilla chips. and then for dessert (which I had planned on, just had not planned on eating it with dinner) I had gluten free strawberry shortcake.

The soup was so good. I will post the recipe below.

overall a very good day and I tracked everything on my sparkpeople app. Which I found out now costs money... I feel lucky because when I downloaded it, it was still free. :-) I have to tell you though that if I had to I would buy it in a heartbeat because it would be worth every penny. A great tool to have.

gluten free strawberry shortcake
4 tbls gluten free cake mix mixed w 1 tbls water and 1 tsp lite butter. Microwaved in glass mug w cooking spray for 46 seconds. Frozen strawberries microwaved separately for 1 minute - topped w lite cool whip

southwest sausage and lentil soup
Recipe (this is not exact... I kinda just wing it when I cook)

Sauté red onions, 1 chicken & pork sausage link (casing removed) and diced green bell pepper. Add in 1/2 can diced tomatoes, 1/4 cup lime jalapeno salsa (trader joes) & 2 cups chicken broth. Simmer a few minutes and then add 1/2 pack cooked lentils (trader joes) about 1 cup or so and fresh cilantro
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    I loved your food blog and I wish I could have soy products but not, because of a low thyroid. If I would go to shakes, I'd take the whey ones instead. Just haven't gotten back into the shake thing since I lost with Herbalife long ago and I got so burned out on shakes. I probably could benefit going gluten-free but so far haven't gotten into that either. I just try to stay away from reg. pastas and white breads, white flour, etc. Thanks for sharing with us!
    1784 days ago
    I had read something a while back about the soy stuff too. I should pay more attention to it but I guess I don't think to much about it. Same deal with the hydrogenated oils and non-organic food. It usually comes down to the fact that things are cheap so I buy them. The bag of protein powder at sams is a good price.

    Thanks for giving me the info and reminding me that I eat some stuff that may not be so good for me in the future
    1787 days ago
    the shower is worth every penny of the membership fee. lol
    1787 days ago
    I was using the same soy shake product as you are (got it from Sams Club) but I discontinued usage as I read that soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women. I'm not sure if the shake would cause me any problems . . . I don't even know how much soy is in it . . . I was just turned off when I read that. Not telling you what to do just a little FYI . . . I'm sure there's plenty of research out there if you'd like to look.

    1787 days ago
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    That soup sounds good. Hubby and I love to do soups in the winter time. I'm going to have to save that recipe and give it a try. Love when you share your food blogs Jess!!
    Great job on the eating and the workouts. I know very well how hard things are right now. It just doesn't ever feel like there is enough time in the days anymore. You're doing fantastic!
    Oh, and I laughed about the shower at the Y. I'd probably spend the entire hour I was there in the shower, LOL! Even if I shower in the evenings after hubby is home I still hear the fighting, lol! Last night I waited until everyone was asleep at like 10PM!
    1787 days ago
    Awesome! You inspire me.. Doing this fitness healthy lifestyle thing is so frigging hard with having kids!
    1787 days ago
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