Nothing Fancy

by Joanne on March 31, 2009

This mornings healthy start was nothing fancy.  It was a Cappuccino Spiru-Tein shake. A bowl of Cream of Rye with 1 TBS Buckwheat Groats.  The cereal was cooked with 2 Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea bags. Half of a very juicy orange on the side.

Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Cream of Rye with Buckwheat Groats added

Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Cream of Rye with Buckwheat Groats added

The packet of Spiru-Tein said “High Protein Energy Meal”.  It dawned on me that I never checked the carbohydrates of these Spiru-Teins, only the protein.  There are 11 grams of carbs in this shake.  That’s quite a lot considering the shake is coupled with a bowl of hot cereal AND fruit.  However, if one is going to go for a carbohydrate overload, the best time to do it is in the morning after exercise.  

Did you know that sometimes when you get that really tired feeling e.g. driving to work in the morning or after lunch, that it just might be your body processing all those carbohydrates?  Solution: Cut down on the carbs. and increase your protein.   If you don’t eat breakfast nor lunch and STILL feel tired…first – Shame on You! and second..your body is telling you it needs some fuel so EAT.

Working the bod… 

  • 32 minute treadmill run
  • 40 minutes back and tricep workout. The cable machine was used for the back and ending with close grip pull ups.  For triceps, dumbbells were used and tricep dips were the beginning exercise for arms.
  • The morning walk was a 3.5 mile walk with a little jog here and there. Beautiful morning to get out there.

As for any mishaps last night? Can you believe there WERE?!! Call me Ms. Klutz lately. 

1.  While trying to step over and avoid Shane, I whacked my arm on the microwave door and suffered one of those burn type scrapes.  You know …the ones that really hurt when exposed to water.

2.  While pulling out my little egg cooker (previously mentioned in “Gadgets“), the lid fell off and broke leaving glass chips in the cupboard and on the floor.  Bummer.  

The egg cooker will still work, it has to be covered with a make-shift foil lid.  A bit of an inconvenience but the nifty little tool still gets the job done.

I’m now off to get the Jeep’s oil changed. Oh Yippee! It’s such a long drive up those hills and around those curves to Richfield Springs…. not looking forward to it.   Saving Grace… it is a scenic route.

You all have a great day and make the most of it.

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  • At 2009.03.31 09:52, J.K. said:

    I just came across your blog. It’s super cute! I don’t even cook much, but I’ll definitely come back!

    • At 2009.03.31 13:31, Danielle said:

      It might not be fancy but it definitely looks good!

      • At 2009.03.31 13:34, Hélène said:

        You had a great training. Great advice in your post.

        • At 2009.03.31 15:16, applec said:

          Thanks! Love your comments.

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