Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."

I had an extreme craving again for pancakes this morning, but time did not allow for such a craving so I opted for the usual oats with cocoa. (I will be making those pancakes tomorrow!) Never will I get tired of eating in the morning, or lunch, or dinner. Ever. 

1/2 cup oats
1 medium gala apple
1 tbsp cocoa
A nice glob of yogurt

I took a nice mini trip to the store today, mainly to get some produce. Who would have thought I'd come home with more than apples and bananas? Picked up some plump oranges and nectarines this time around. The last time I had a nectarine was most likely over 5 years ago I'd bet! Why don't I eat these tasty suckers on the regular? But like I have said before, most of the produce in the store is poor quality so I stick with what I know. Romaine lettuce is my new choice of lettuce, I've always been an iceberg girl. (Terrible, I know.) Iceberg lacks so much flavor! Romaine is a nice combination between iceberg and a more leafy lettuce. Never will I be making my salads from iceberg out of choice again.

Bed of Romaine lettuce and celery
1 small apple
1 Morning Star Chick'n Patty
Topped with yogurt and cinnamon, of course!

Yay for something different! So yummy, but I wish I added in walnuts. This was much more appealing to the taste buds than it sounds, trust me. First time trying the Morning Star Chick'n patty and I haven't been disappointed with a product from them yet. Honestly, I was almost convinced it was indeed chicken. Haha. The breading was nice and crispy, not soggy at all. I've been trying like crazy to get rid of my quart of yogurt before it expires so I figured why not use it as dressing?  

1 nectarine
1/8 cup walnuts
3 tbsp. frozen light cool whip (I'm being naughty and using cool whip for "dessert" fruits.)

Don't you love my "dishware"? ;)
1 big ladle of my Moms chilli
1 Arnold Thin with 1/2 laughing cow cheese wedge

This is an ab challenge based off of Oh She Glow's Whittle My Middle II and 10 Minute Solution Yoga's Ab work out. Also use shape and womens health mag as references. Just as Whittle My Middle I will be doing this exercise 5 times a week for 30days and may add in the 10 Minute Solution buns and thighs work out every now and then. I did the work out today and it was a bit challenging, but my goal is to improve and tone up my tummy either way. 

Front plank: 60-90 seconds. 
Side plank: 60 seconds.
Torso twists: 10-20 reps.
Plank ups: 10-20 reps. (I'm determined to finish the challenge able to lift my legs)
Low boat extension: 20
Rock N Raise: 20
Double crunch: 30. 
(10 forward, 10 left side, 10 right side)
Side leg lifts: 20.
Rock N Raise: 20. (2 reps of 10) 
Double crunch: 30.
Hyper back extension: 20. (2 reps of 10) 
Bridge pose extension: 10-20.
Sliding mermaid: 20.
Butterfly stretch: 60-90 seconds.