Tuesday, September 28, 2010



Today was a great day for me, workout wise and diet wise.  This morning I was feeling the pain of a sinus headache (the weather is changing here to autumn), so I slept until noonish and didn't feel like eating breakfast or lunch.  Ate a big but healthy dinner- recipe below.

Beef Stir Fry-

This either serves 4 sort of hungry people or 2 really hungry people. :)

8 ounces of beef (preferably steak, fat trimmed. I used top sirloin)
1 large red pepper
1 large green pepper
1 medium onion
1 carrot
8 oz of baby bella (small brown crimini) mushrooms
2 Tbsp of canola or olive oil
Soy Sauce (to taste)

1. Cut beef into bite sized strips and heat the oil in a wok.  Brown the beef in the oil, then add about 2 Tbsp of soy sauce.  Continue cooking until the meat is fully cooked.
2. Slice all of the vegetables into bite sized pieces. Add them to the cooked meat and cook, stirring frequently until onions are almost translucent.  Add more soy sauce while cooking, to taste. 
3. Serve with rice.
1/2 of this recipe has about 450 calories in it, and it's a pretty heaping amount.  I ate that, plus 1 cup of brown rice. 

Snack- Motza cracker


I did PD1 but I was quickly reminded how out of shape I am.  Taking two weeks off makes me feel like my body regressed almost all the way back to the beginning.  I am back at just 15 reps per leg movement, and I can't do the bridge movement at all anymore. Well, more to work toward!

I also did 10 minutes of full out dancing/jumping on the rebounder.  That worked me out MUCH harder than dancing on the floor. My legs were on FIRE and my heart rate was really up there, dripping with sweat, red faced, etc... WITHOUT the knee pain and noise that kept me from going all out on my floor.  10 minutes is going to be my new starting point, the goal to add 5 minutes a week. But, I DO love rebounding. If I wasn't so pooped out when I was done, I'd have done more. 

Alright, off to bed with me!!!

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