Rise and Shine

My breakfast boss usually isn’t in on Wednesday mornings, but she was coming in early so I made her one of her favorites – breakfast wontons.  She came in, got her coffee, and started to reach into her desk drawer for Kashi Go Lean when I said “I made breakfast wontons!”  She immediately put her cereal back – she didn’t think I would make her breakfast because it wasn’t her usual day.  #actofkindnessfortheday

Although, she doesn’t like spicy, and I forgot the cheese – so with the egg beaters, rosemary ham and spinach – this whole plate of six wontons and a cup of cantaloupe was only 290 calories!

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I am loving the pickled jalapenos – they only seem to get more flavorful (and a tad spicier?!) the longer they sit.  Who doesn’t love a spicy smack in the face at breakfast?  (Well, Tony, I already know it’s you.) Open-mouthed smile

Our temperatures are amazing – low to mid 70s in the day – nearly 58 at night.  When I saw it was only 70 degrees I skipped the gym, got on my walking shoes and walked for 45 minutes.

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I walk in the subdivisions behind my office – not too much traffic.  It was so nice to be out in the fresh air, listening to 8 Tracks (find that music app – its amazing!). 

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I ended up having Tony’s leftover noodle stir fry for lunch yesterday, except I added more veggies to mine.  Just as good the second time around – we’ll have to do another video!

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When I got home Tony was enjoying a cigar outside.  I dropped my stuff, poured myself a lemonade and we sat outside for about 45 minutes – I love it – it’s a nice way to ease into the evening.  Most nights I come in, kiss him, talk to him for a few minutes then hit the kitchen!  I did put on the potatoes for mashed potatoes while I was sitting outside though.  Another enjoyable evening without wine – huh! Open-mouthed smile

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On the menu was Company Salisbury Steak – only this time no green veggies and no cheezy bread on the bottom.  I still had an hour Insanity to do!

Once we came inside, all I had to do was grill off the Salisbury steak on the grill, make the brown gravy and saute some mushrooms.  The potatoes were done so dinner literally was ready within 15 minutes.

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Lyle stopped by when we were outside.  Tony bought some mixed seed from Menard’s – a huge bag for $5.  I threw some outside and Lyle loved all but one type of seed – maybe it was the corn?  Whenever he got it in his mouth he just spit it out!

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Tony said he put some seed out on our front deck table.  What I didn’t realize until I was taking my dinner picture was that he actually has a bowl of seed for Lyle!  You can see it in the background.

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Last nights Insanity is probably one of the toughest for me – but I am happy to say that I still was able to do 95% of it without modification.  It was 59 minutes long, but I gave it all I had.

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Day 54 – done and done! 

Stats for the Day:

  • 1527 calories, 72 fat, 149 carbs, 12 fiber and 75 protein
  • 39% of calories from carbs, 43% from fat and 18% from protein
  • 45 minute walk at lunch
  • 59 minute Insanity – Max Interval Circuit

I have been bizzy this morning!  Not only downloading my pics from yesterday, writing this blog, but I’ve also made another batch of . . . . lasagna soup!  (Just go to thank link and see how many times I’ve linked to it!)  Yep, Suzie, this will be batch 40!  Louise has been making it (she’s on batch 4 already!) so I needed to keep my lead.  I’ve also got cinnamon apple pancakes going too.

When I was listening to my 8 track while walking, I realized that I pretty much walk at whatever pace of music I was listening to so I kept switching it up for more upbeat tunes.  I stumbled across a track that had this title:

The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.

And then I heard this “song” below.  I found it on YouTube this morning.  I hope this inspires you – are you going to Rise and Shine today?  Make it a great day!

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30 thoughts on “Rise and Shine

  1. I want to be your boss!! Send me an application, please. Isn’t our temperature wonderful? I am loving it.

    Best,
    Bonnie

  2. So sweet of you to make an extra breakfast for your boss! I know she appreciated it!! I think its funny that Lyle is picky 😉

  3. Your arms are looking very muscular and toned!! You have also inspired me to begin my own 8 week program…but, I am trying Rushfit instead of Insanity. Thanks for opening up your life to complete strangers. Reading your blog has really helped me gain some perspective on the things that are important in my life. Thank you.
    Lisa

  4. I am always amazed by the motivating things you find to post. In addition to your personal stories and motivating words you seem to find just the right little “extra” something. When we look at the big picture and how lucky most of us are to have our “health”, legs, etc. there really aren’t any excuses so why are we such an unhealthy country as a whole?
    The high temps are in the 70’s ? Really??? I do envy that. Our nightime low barley hits 70’s 😦

  5. Oops… I meant barely 🙂

  6. Biz, I made a sparkling cucumber limeade from pinterest As a mocktail last night and it wad awesome. Under my recipe keepers board if you wanna try it! I used less sugar and lime zest in the simple syrup and only used a couple tablespoons per 12 oz can of lime seltzer 🙂

  7. My mom feeds the squirrels on her deck – they’ve gotten really plump!

  8. That video brought tears to my eyes. And love those breakfast wontons! You are a good one!

  9. You’re so sweet. I need to work with you!!
    Enjoy the nice weather!

  10. Weighting For 50

    I wish we worked together!!! Not just for the food sharing, but I think you and I would get up to all kinds of “productive shenanigans”! 🙂 Lyle is a picky squirrel? That’s funny. Have a good Thursday.

  11. I am definitely in the no smacks to the face at breakfast club with Tony. Do we get cool membership cards 😉 When I first met Tom he was eating potato chips and dr pepper for breakfast, but I am surprised he wasn’t eating hot sauce.

  12. Me thinks you have what is called “job security” with your bosses….good job!!! That’s nice that you and Tony can sit for a spell and just enjoy your backyard deck and your visitor Mr. Lyle (fussy little guy). Food looks great can hardly wait to see the video of Tony making the noodles and vegies.

    Store shopping today, bought 3 cans of roasted tomatoes….getting ready for lasagna soup, batches 5,6,7 🙂

    Have a great day Biz….till tomorrow…..cheers!!!

    • Love it Louise – you’ll catch up in no time! 😀 Today’s version I actually shredded two zucchini and chopped up two carrots – still so good. 😀

  13. I know most people like these temperatures but, I am so mourning my 90’s days 😦 It’s too cold to get in the pool and I am missing it, ah well, looks like midweek next week 🙂 40 times on the lasagna soup, you go girl! Lol!! Glad Louise is enjoying it too 🙂

  14. Oh man, max interval circuit was always the hardest! You are a beast!!!! Go Biz!!!

  15. findingradiance

    Hasn’t this weather been heavenly? It just arrived our way. It was 50 degrees last night!

    great job going insane! 😀

  16. You must have an abundance of energy! That’s some pretty good looking food that you have posted! I love your perseverance!

  17. The last two days have been crazy here, in the mid 80s, in July!! I haven’t made breakfast wontons for awhile, might need to do that once I go back to work!

  18. What a lovely walk, you were right to skip the gym and go outside. If the weather is good, the gym is no place to be, outside it is 🙂

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