Monday, January 18, 2010

Turbulence Training - Day 22 of 84

It's Meatless Monday and I promised my son I'd take him to Applebees for lunch. However, I had to beg and plead to do it on Friday so I could actually enjoy my lunch. I looked at the menu online and there wasn't really anything I could eat that would fit in with Weight Watchers Core and be meatless. Thankfully, he was a really good sport and agreed to switch days.

Warm Up:
body weight squat - 10 reps
plank - 20s
push up - 6

Workout B - rest as little as possible
A1) 1-leg dead lift 3x15 per side
A2) chin up 3x4
B1) step-up 3x15 per side
B2) slow push up 3x8
C1) prisoner lunge 3x15 per side
C2) side plank 3x30s per side
D1) close-grip push up 3x30
D2) plank 3x60s

Seriously, having 30 close-grip push ups followed by a 60 second plank is cruel and unusual punishment. I'm able to stay up for the entire plank but it's brutal. BRUTAL! 2 activity points.

Interval Workout: 5 min warm up, 60 s hard pace, 60 s moderate pace x 6, 5 min cool down - this is the last week of this particular interval format. Next week, the work paces are harder and the recovery paces are longer. The arm up and cool downs are shorter, too, and that makes a big difference, psychologically, even it it only shortens the workout a couple minutes.
Distance: 1.57 miles
Calories: 165 (1.5 activity points)

cereal w/ skim milk, banana

scrambled eggs w/ onion, green peppers, mozzarella cheese [2 pts] & salsa, light English muffin w/ reduced-sugar jelly [1 pt], apple

grilled core'n bread; I couldn't toast it, so I sliced it and threw it on my mini grill. Awesome! I skipped the butter but if I had any points to spare, I would have gone there for sure!

green pepper slices, baked polenta & acorn squash "fries"

Spanish quinoa stuffed peppers; I only ate half of what I made for myself. It hadn't been that long since I'd last eaten, but my boys were hungry so I cooked. There's another half a pepper full of quinoa, plus extra quinoa for tomorrow. This recipe was really good.

Four cups of coffee and 20 ounces of water. 32 weekly and 3.5 activity points remaining.


Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to try that Quinoa recipe. I've been wanting to try quinoa and that sounds like something I'd like.

Becky said...

I like it, but it took a while for me to get used to it. It feels like eating bubbles.

Anonymous said...

so did you just make that recipe and stuff it in the peppers or did you do something else? What happens after you stuff them. 350 in the oven?

Becky said...

I just stuffed it into the peppers and do whatever you do to stuffed peppers. I only bake them for a few minutes because I like my peppers still crisp. I do about 15-20 minutes at 350, but however you normally make stuffed peppers, follow that procedure.

Mel said...

I've never made stuffed peppers. But I have two leftover. I buy a bunch of like six to make salads with but I've switched to soups for awhile. I figured I could stuff them with that recipe. I'll do it your way. I usually do. :)

Becky said...

I think I under cook my peppers but I think it is better to under cook vegetables than over cook them.