I spent my “lunch break” with Jillian Michaels doing Level 3 of the Shred. Today was day 23 overall. Only 7 more days to go! Once I get finished with the Shred, I definitely need a couple days off from strength training. After that, it’s on to Biggest Loser Bootcamp!
After Shredding, my usual afternoon snackathon commenced with this lovely little plate:
- baby carrots
- Roma tomato slices
- Mary’s Gone Crackers
- garlic hummus
That held me over for a couple hours, but by the time 4:00 rolled around I was STARVING! I wanted to go into the basement and ride my Spinning bike, but I new I wouldn’t have the energy unless I fueled up first. So I fixed a small bowl of oatmeal – 1/4 cup of oats, 1/2 cup of water, cinnamon, and SF syrup.
I popped some chicken into the oven to cook while I was riding. I rode for 20 minutes, and then came back upstairs to finish preparing dinner.
I baked the chicken sprinkled with salt and pepper. I made a simple balsamic reduction to pour over it once it was done. Along with my chicken, I made Wilted Balsamic Spinach and Kashi 7 Whole Grain Pilaf. This was the first time I’ve ever made this pilaf. All I can say is YUM! I think this is my new favorite side dish! I loved all the different grains. They had a nice nutty flavor. This is a million times better than my usual couscous! I actually think that if we had had some leftover pilaf it could have been turned into a really good breakfast since it has oats, barley, rye and other tasty grains.
I was quite pleased with myself. This was an excellent dinner! 😀
After I ate, the baby fell asleep really early…6pm! She was definitely overtired because she hardly napped at all today. I decided I would forego her bath tonight and I just laid her in her crib. Yippee – more “me” time!
I hopped back on my bike. I got 13 minutes into my second ride when my husband came downstairs…carrying the fully-awake baby. That put an end to my ride! In total though, I got 33 minutes on my bike today. Not too shabby for a workday!
After a long struggle, I finally got the baby back to sleep and I’m now sipping my evening up of wind-me-down decaf, infused with cinnamon of course! 😉
I’m definitely calling it a night very shortly! See ya tomorrow.