I am loving this 4-day weekend! I am not getting anything productive done but I am definitely doing a whole lot of relaxing… and catching up on much needed blog reading. It’s awesome! But let me go back to breakfast…
I dug into the fridge this morning for breakfast inspiration and found 1 apple. That’s all we had in the fruit department! 1 apple! Ok, at least we had some fruit, I guess. And what goes great with apples? Peanut butter! So this morning I threw together an apple and pb bowl. And I bulked it up with some yogurt
In the lovely bowl there was about 3/4 c of nonfat yogurt, 1 small apple, some Erin Baker’s peanut butter granola, Barbara’s peanut butter puffins and 1T of WF chunky peanut butter. Is that enough peanut butter for you all? I loved it!
After gobbling this up in record time, I made myself a huge cup of New England Coffee chocolate cappuccino coffee with skim milk and agave nectar. This coffee is my new obsession!
I had another great cardio workout today! On the schedule was “4 miles fast.” ”Fast” means faster than a typical run, meant for improving your speed on weekend runs. I planned on running at 6.8 mph but once I got going, 6.8 seemed way too slow, so I kept on increasing the speed up to 7.7 mph! Yeah! I warmed up with a 0.15 mile walk at 4.3 mph and a 0.15 mile run at 6.3, then did my 4 mile run as described above and cooled down by walking at 5.0 incline at 4.3 mph until I hit 40 minutes. Then I jumped on the elliptical and did another 20 minutes, varying resistance and speed. Total calories burnt: 750. Awesome!
Of course after burning quite a few calories at the gym, I needed to feed myself. I made some open faced tuna melts. I combined a pod of 2% cottage cheese (=4 oz) with a can of white albacore tuna and some S&P. Mashed that all together, put it over Arnold’s sandwich thin and covered it with 1/2 oz of white american cheese. After a little toasting action, it was ready to be eaten. A sour pickle perfectly completed this meal. Yum!
Close-up of one of these babies:
Ok, I’m off to do a whole lot of nothing! Love it