Thursday, July 30, 2009

Getting Extreme Thursday!

Hey all! Hope you all are having a great week. Can't believe tomorrow is Friday already..where does the time go?

I've not missed a workout all week. Monday I did PC1, Tuesday did Burn it off Cardio, last night...I did PC2 with SR.

Today I am off work, woke up at 6:45 am and was getting extreme with Chalene by 7:00 am. 45 minutes of intense cardio alternating with wieights. It's a tough workout. I have so much more energy first thing in the morning compared to working out later in the's unbelievable just how much.

I waited about 1/2 hour after my cardio before fueling up with meal number uno... green protein shake. I was out of bananas so I used a peach as my complex carb choice and it was ok, but definetly not as good as it is when using a banana. That cardio sure does get my appitite up. I'ts just about time to eat again and my belly is growling...haha.

I need to go to Trader Joes sometime today. I'm almost out of Almond butter, ezekiel cinnamon raisin sprouted bread, and agave nectar, and I am completely out of greek yogurt and non fat plain yogurt. I also want to pick up some Blue chips and a few other bananas...LOL

Here are a few food pictures that I've taking over the past couple days.

Went shopping at World market the other day and picked up a couple bars of their Scrumptious Dark chocolate to have a smidgen on my laxed day. Now, I usually don't go the 99% route, but thought I'd give it a try out of curiosity. So, I bought one of each...the 82% that I normally get, and the 99%. What did I think about the 99%? I couldn't do it. Actually had to spit it out. Too bitter for me. But.....check this out....

Don't remember which blogger put this little idea into my head, but I put a few of the 99% Dark chocolate squares on top of my morning oats and Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmmm, divine deish!! They melted into the oats and were perfect!

Thanks to my blogger buddy Alison over at Mama's Weeds
I had these little buggers as my snack...Medjool dates stuffed with crunchy Almond butter....can you say died and gone to heaven? Yes, they are THAT good..thanks Alison!

Made up a bowl of fresh homeade was so good, I even used it as a dressing on my salads for a few days....Avacado, fresh chopped tomatoes, Fresh squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, diced red onion...left nice and chunky just the way I like good!

For dinner the other night, I cooked up a pot of Pepper Steak...which is PT's favorite meal. I used a very lean Sirloin steak with all the fat trimmed off and sliced it into very thin strips.

First sautee some fresh chopped galic and ginger in a little EVOO and sea salt and fresh ground black pepper for a couple minutes being careful not to let the garlic get too brown... then put in the thinly sliced Sirloin steak and stir fry till no longer pink. Remove from pan and set aside.

Then saute some Sliced Green peppers and sweet onion for a few minutes in the same pan that the meat was cooked in...

Meanwhile...take a couple TBL of Corn starch and put in med sized bowl..stir in Low sodium low fat beef broth, water, and low sodium soy sauce until corn starch dissolved...set aside

After the Peppers and onions are sauteed, put meat back into pan and pour in the corn starch beef broth mixture and also dump in a couple cans of drained, sliced water chestnuts and cook over med heat till sauce thickens. Top with sliced green onions. I know that brown rice would be ideal, but I just love this meal over steamed jasmine rice....voila finished yummy!!

Ok, time to re-fuel..gotta keep my metabolism reved up and roaring!

You all have a fabulous day!]

Keep it clean


  1. Thanks for reminding me about dates with almond butter!! I use to eat those for dessert but I FORGOT about them :( I'll also have to try the chocolate squares on my oats. Yum!

  2. wow I love that you added the chocolate to your oats! sounds like a great breakfast!

  3. Everything looks YUMMY! As usual!! I have to set a mental reminder to myself NOT to check your blog when I'm hungry or craving something yummy LOL

  4. I just had some of them there dates and AB today I'll have you know! So glad you finally got to try them. We like to call them "nature's cookies". And that's exactly what they taste like to me!

  5. Love your eats today- dark chocolate and homemade guacamole - it doesn't get any better than that!

  6. I don't think I could handle 99% by itself either. I absolutely love Medjool dates. Have you tried putting a pecan in the middle. I promise it taste like pecan pie!

  7. almond butter...i dont want to even try it, there is like a cult going on with that stuff, what if i get addicted!!!! i cant afford another addiction!!!lol. thank you for leaving my very first comment(!!!!!), that was really nice of you. yes having a duck for a pet is a little strange. buuut i love that duck!!!!! she wears a diaper harness(which im sure you know this but they come in eclectus sizes also!)so the poop isnt a prob. since i am vegan having a pet duck is also good because, hey i cant let those duck EGGS go to waste right? im not sure whether or not i can call myself vegan since i eat them, but since its from a pet and it would be wasteful not to, i consider them precious gifts. haha who's a weirdo?? so how did you become an eclectus(sp?) mama? they are THE MOST BEAUTIFUL birds hands down...except for my scruffy, runt permanently bald, swap meet duck. :) my husband really likes them,every time we see one his eyes get big, they are out of this world no? did you have pics of him up..the eclectus i mean...not my ttyl