Yesterdays eats were considerably less exciting than the activities of my day. I started off with a PB&J breakfast cookie & had a banana as a snack during one of the breaks we were giving during our jury selection. I took these photos once I got home since I couldnt use electronics at the court house.
Once I got home I made a pita pizza.
I used ½ a WW pita with some tomato sauce, ½ a slice of cheddar, and finished it up with some spinach, ricotta, and cracked black pepper.
On my way to work I grabbed a Wallaby yogurt & my second to last Anjou.
Ive just started to get into this Wallaby yogurt and I really like it a lot. This flavor reminded me of Stoneyfield’s chocolate which is such a yummy yogurty treat.
The pear on the other hand was just so-so. If you asked me last month I would of said my favorite fruits were the 3P’s: Pineapple, Peaches, & Pears (all not canned, ew!) but lately pears have been rubbing me the wrong way – I dont know whats up!
We had a quick dinner of Tortellini Caesar Salads. As you probably know by now I love nothing more than a 5 ingredient or less recipe that takes practically no time to make – this fits the bill!
I boiled some water & added some tortellini to the pot.
As the stuffed pasta was cooking, I cut up some romaine and assembled some salads that I tossed with some Light Caesar dressing. It was our first time using this brand, but I highly recommend it, it was amazing!
Once the salad was tossed with the dressing, I let the tortellini cool by running cold water over them in a colander. Once the tortellini had cooled I tossed the pasta with the dressing & romaine and added some fresh Parmesan cheese.
Since it was snowing I opted for some Hot Cocoa & a piece of Dove Milk Chocolate. Perfect.
Although I had a whirlwind of a busy day yesterday, it was important for me to fit in some exercise. Traditionally I take Friday & Saturday off as rest/relax days and I practice hot yoga on Sundays – but due to the Super Bowl Monday would of marked my 4th day in row with no exercise if I passed on working out. I try not to get too out of the habit of working out, because I find it so hard to get back in plus Im going to be in a bathing suit in 5 days so I had to get moving yesterday!
When Im pressed for time I try to fit in some core exercises like sit ups, planks, and wall sits. I had a full list of exercises I was going to do at work but then I decided to hope into a water aerobics class that was being offered while I was working instead. I was expecting that this would count as physical movement instead of a ‘workout’ but I was pleasantly surprised! The class was set up so that you could work as hard as you choose. I supplemented a lot of the easier exercises by engaging my legs or arms, or by jogging in place.
If I didn’t have the opportunity to jump into the Aerobics class I would of depended on a circuit workout like below.
No Time to Workout Workout:
- Side planks
- Bow pose
- Boat pose
- Locus pose
- Wall sits
- Star ups
- Leg press with arm pump
- Pilates roll ups
Depending on your strength & experience with these moves your time will vary, but I usually hold things for at least 30 seconds and work by way up as I build strengths in each area.
I usually go through the set once and then go back to do doubles on some (like planks) and repeat the entire set if I have enough time.
Another positive: You can do it practically anywhere & need no equipment!
What do you do if you don’t have a schedule block of time to work out? Do you do core exercises like above? What other activities do you add to your rotations?
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80/20 – I loved everyones feedback on the 80/20 style of eating. It sounds sounds like the crowd was split between following the 80/20 style or sticking to whole foods 100% of the time. Either way, I think we all agree that treats are a must!
See ya tomorrow!