Food, Cycling & Sweat

My journey to eat and live a healthy life!

Posts Tagged ‘gym

The sun is shining…

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Well today, for a change, the sun is actually shining. Barely.

I think it’s gonna disappear pretty soon. It’s like we’re living in a sunless vacuum on a foreign planet up here in AK. We’re all going to migrate underground around a volcano and use the lava’s heat to stay warm! Anyways…

Breakfast:

Today is pre/post workout (yup, I actually woke up in time for a spin class this morning!). So, I had an apple and some water on my way to the gym, LOTS of water while sweating buckets on the spin bike, and now I’m enjoying some oats, coffee and cottage cheese. Unfortunately, my fridge is getting pretty empty and I have no fresh berries to top it with…

Nothing else to report so far… I forgot to get my starting week weight as I was awake late this morning and rushed out the door to get to the spin class. Overall, I enjoyed it and hopefully can make this a reoccurring event during the weeks to come. And also, hopefully the food gets better soon. Beans and Rice… here I come!! 🙂

Which leads to my question: What are some of the most creative dishes you’ve made when ingredients started running out?

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August 10, 2010 at 7:59 am

Feelin good…

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WOW am I tired! Running AND an aerobics weight class? That is simply amazing for me! The sad part is it made me realize just how out of shape I truly am. 😦 But that’s also a good thing because now I know how much I need to work. So lookout gym, here I come!! On the agenda tomorrow: bike to work (without rain please!), and hit the gym on the way home to do some weight lifting!

And so, tonights dinner! Another big fat WOW! Better than last night! Shrimp fajita’s with peppers and onions, guacamole, fresh pico de gallo and doused with lime juice! The key ingredient missing from yesterday’s dinner… cilantro. Did it ever make the meal tonight!

OK, here it is cookin’ up:

And here we go with the final product:

And just because I like pictures today and food is making me happy:

A fruit basket that is actually FULL! And to continue my spirit of trying new things I got myself some red plums because I can’t ever remember trying them. I tried to get some figs (another fruit I haven’t tried) but they looked really bad… 😦 Oh well! Life goe’s on!

Also picked up the current issue of Cooking Light, so I’m hoping for some interesting new recipes to cook. Am I ever having a blast eating clean! OK, that’s about all I’ve got for tonight!

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July 26, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Dinner anyone?

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Well, it’s a late night post for me, not very tired at all and just finished watching the last season of Hell’s Kitchen! Gordon Ramsay is absolutely CRAZY! I just think it’s funny how much insanity he puts those poor chef’s through. But for a restaurant and 250,000 dollars, the hell would be worth it! OK, enough said about T.V. dinner and on to my delicious meal. Tonight we cooked up some steak fajita’s cooked with onions/peppers and topped with fresh guacamole and salsa. This meal was simply amazing!

Here it is cooking in the pan:

And here is the finished product:

They aren’t the greatest pics, but one of these days I might start using a camera that actually has a flash and no phone attached to it! 🙂 Tonight’s a short post, it’s almost 1:00 a.m. and I’m now really tired. Tomorrow is a new day with new food to cook and also my first ever Group Power class at The Alaska Club! I’m very eager to start trying new things in a new life instead of the same old comfy mess my life has been.

And of course, a question: What is important on your life’s goal list (big or small) and what are you doing to achieve that goal? OK, have a good night everyone!

Boo Rain!

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Boo rain! Looks to me like it will be a rainy run today (that is, if I can motivate myself to get up and go!). All this rain lately is getting very depressing, but I guess that is just life in AK right now. What else can you do? Get wet I guess! Or get a wet suit maybe…

Ok, so breakfast this morning was simple yet quite good. Had an apple (my last one) with some almond butter (now empty) and some Kashi crackers.

Apparently I put WAY to much almond butter on my plate and I was not quite as hungry as I thought. 🙂

Oh well, I guess I still have some almond butter after all! Hope everyone has a great Sunday! Mine is a lazy day with coffee and a computer. Maybe I’ll get out to the gym later instead of getting wet outside. Who knows!?! 🙂

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July 25, 2010 at 11:05 am