My EKG Was Normal!

I was sitting at my desk yesterday when I realized that I never got the results from my EKG I did over a week ago.  I called my doctors office, their hours were 11 – 7 yesterday so I gave them my cell phone number to call me back.  My doctor called me at 7:45, just as I was in the middle of doing Insanity and my first thought was “Oh shit, I hope it’s okay to work out!”   But it was normal.  I told him that was the first time anyone called me normal, and he said “well, your EKG was normal!”  Ha!

I got my ass out of bed on Day 2!  I decided I needed a bit more fuel before working out than that juice the other day, so I had a high fiber English muffin with a tablespoon of peanut butter.  I wasn’t famished by the time I got to work!

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The sun was up by the time I got to the gym.

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I had chest/abs/cardio on the workout plan.  The strength portion took me 35 minutes, then I finished off with a 4.0 mph walk at 4 incline for 30 minutes.

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Yesterday’s breakfast was different, but delicious.  I ended up making a taco “shell” out of egg beaters and egg whites.  I put 1/2 cup of egg beaters and 1/4 cup of egg whites in my 6 inch skillet that I sprayed with Pam.  I put a lid on it and cooked it low and slow – about 8 minutes, or until the eggs weren’t runny.  I put that in my tupperware container.

At work I heated up 3 ounces of taco meat that I sauted with baby spinach, put that in the taco “shell” and heated it up for a minute and a half.  Of course, this would have been better with cheese, but it was delicious – I put some of my tomatillo salsa in there and of course added hot sauce after the picture was taken.

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On the side I had a vanilla Chobani with a cup of strawberries.

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I had every intention of going back to the gym at lunch for a nice swim or bike ride.  Work got in the way again.  It makes me so much happier that I got my morning work out in – Fran, you are right about getting your workout done in the morning in case life gets in the way later in the day!

So one of the women I met at the Beef Counsel event is a bad ass fucking runner – like holy shit I’ve never seen so many muscles on a woman in person in my life!

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She’s got some great recipes on her site, so you should check them out.  The one I adapted was her beef/pumpkin/black bean taco.  You can find the full metal jacket recipe here.

I adapted her recipe based on my Cleanse – no cheese or creama on mine.Sad smile 

Beef, Pumpkin and Black Bean Tacos

  • serves one:  571 calories, 69 carbs, 38 protein, 14.5 fat and 12.8 fiber!  (if you ditch the 1/2 cup of brown rice, you can shave off 100 calories)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ezekiel sprouted toritllas
  • 4 ounces lean ground sirloin
  • 4 ounces sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup tomatillo salsa
  • chopped baby spinach for garnish
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice as a side

I cooked the ground beef just until browned, drained off any fat and tossed in 4 ounces of cooked, diced sweet potato and added 1 teaspoon taco seasoning and put that in container.  While Jennifer pureed the sweet potato, black bean and salsa, I had my rice cooker on and didn’t want to blow a fuse, so I just mixed the pumpkin, beans and hot sauce in a separate container.

Once at work, I heated up both, then built my tacos – divided the pumpkin mixture over the bottom of the tortilla, then divided the beef and sweet potato mixture over the top, finished off the spinach and then the salsa.

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Yep, you get both pictures because I couldn’t decide!  I described this to my sister and she about puked in her mouth, but trust me, this was super flavorful and delicious – especially with a squeeze of lime over the top. Thanks Jennifer for the inspiration for these tacos!

Tony was on dinner duty – one of his favorites red beans and rice with smoked sausage.  He just cooks the rice and sausage at the same time in our rice maker – sometimes he has to run it through twice, but so simple.  I love how puffy the sausage gets!  (that’s what she said).

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Since I am not eating white rice, I ended up taking 1/2 a cup of sauerkraut and sautéed that 1/2 a honey crisp apple and 1 zucchini and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard.  The only thing that had to cook was the zucchini, so I put that on the bottom of the skillet, and put 1 tablespoon of water and a top on and let it cook for 5 minutes.  Yummo!

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I have such shitty lighting in my kitchen.  One day I’ll get a light box!   I had about a tablespoon of the rice mixture that was stuck to the sausage.  The sauerkraut hash on the bottom though made this dish!

Since I missed out on two lunch time workouts, I decided to squeeze in a quick 40 minute Insanity after dinner. Um, note to self.  If you eat sauerkraut for dinner and then do Insanity, you will hot box yourself with the smelliest farts known to man.

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Stats for the Day:

  • 1616 calories, 167 carbs, 111 protein, 55 fat, 33 fiber
  • 30% of calories from fat, 27% from protein, 41% from carbs
  • 35 minute strength – chest/abs
  • 30 minute treadmill
  • 40 minute Insanity

Alright, it’s rise and shine time!  Off to the gym before work – legs and cardio this morning and my bathing suit is in my bag for lunch – fingers crossed I’ll actually be able to go at lunch today!

Make it a great day!

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46 thoughts on “My EKG Was Normal!

  1. You cracked me up with your pic holding your nose!

  2. Dang, that woman has some serious muscles! That’s nuts. I’m glad your EKG was normal! I know that’s a relief. I am supposed to get the results from my heart monitor today…

  3. Those muscles sorta scare me! I was so impressed by your whole body shot–what a huge difference in the way you look and are toned now! Hooray!

  4. So many great things in this post – very happy that your EKG was normal!!!
    You are looking amazing!
    And, that runner chick – ummm…WOW!!! I better get busy!
    Finally – you crack me up with your hot box farts!!!

  5. Woo hoo for your EKG being normal! That is awesome! I have to say – you are looking really great! So proud of you!

  6. Yeah for normal! You can tell such a difference in yor body composition. I hope you keep that in mind on your weigh-ins. You can really see the definition in some of your post. Keep up the great work! I have tried the Ezekial bread but never the wraps. I didn’t care for the texture. Have you had both and if so are the wraps the same?

    • Thanks Kym! I actually love the texture of the wraps – when I microwave them for 30 seconds, they are still chewy in the middle, but slightly crunchy on the outside. I haven’t had Ezekial bread for ages – now that texture I didn’t like at all, it felt like I was eating all nuts! (that’s what she said). 😀

  7. YAY for normal EKG’s! I would never work out after eating kraut, just sayin… 😉

  8. Wow – those are some muscles….! Glad to hear your results were normal, that’s great! You are looking really great – so healthy and glowing!

  9. LMAO!!! Really liked your gym t-shirt, but I loved that egg-beater taco shell idea! Totally stealing that one. Congrats on being ‘partially’ normal!

  10. Glad to hear your EKG was normal! You’re looking so tight and toned! And if you think post-sauerkraut workouts are bad, you should try kimchi some day. It’s what I imagine satan smells like on a bad day.

  11. Good news about the normal EKG. Looking good in the pics. Send some motivation my way!

  12. Fantastic news about the EKG. I think hormones have a part of the high blood pressure scare. It happens to me too! You are looking so slim and fit!!! Sorry that I cannot agree with the pumpkin taco joy. Like you hate onions, I hate anything pumpkin. Too sweet and mushy. I really need to cut out carbs, it is so difficult. Lettuce wraps, here I come! Janis

  13. You are hilarious! Sauerkraut is bad on my digestive track even without a workout! lol And combine that with a fat free hot dog – oh my. :-O
    So happy to hear your EKG was normal!! 😀

  14. Weighting For 50

    LOL!!!! Saurkraut effect duly noted!! Woo Hoo for the normal EKG!

  15. Glad to hear your EKG was normal, even if you’re not 😉 I agree that hormones have a lot to do with blood pressure, heart rhythms, etc. — especially for women in their PM years. All the more reason to take extra good care of ourselves! Those muscles on that beef lady are from more than running!! So, you like the puffy sausage….

  16. So glad the EKG was normal!

    Great job on the morning workouts! They are a great way to make sure life doesn’t get in the way.

  17. Glad your EKG was normal. I’m always nervous when I need a special test. You’re doing great!!

  18. Yay! Glad your EKG was okay! I’ve been reading your posts and FB, but haven’t had the chance to comment much. My kids keep me running!

  19. Lookin good, girl! I’m glad your EKG turned out fine. I’d definitely try that recipe. 😀

  20. Glad to hear your EKG was fine and that you like the morning workout. We all do things the way they work for us. For me that’s working out in the morning, looks like this is working for you perfect too.

    Okay: I see 2 woman on your blog and I have to say: I rather look at you a 100 times more than at that scary scary thin person. You look so healthy and slim, she on the other hand doesn’t. But that’s my opinion.

  21. I don’t know how much a light box costs, but here is a helpful tutorial on making one for really cheap!
    http://www.neverhomemaker.com/2010/11/how-to-build-light-box-photography.html

    Once I felt like I was coming down with a cold, and my favorite way to combat illness is by eating tons of garlic. So I took my happy butt home and roasted four bulbs of garlic. FOUR. And proceeded to stand at the kitchen island and mindlessly eat TWO while watching tv. I knew I had yoga the next night but didn’t realize it was HOT yoga. I was sweating pure garlic out of my pores haha. I felt bad until the end of the class when the next class started filing in. One guy got excited and said “Mmm it smells like Italian food in here!”. I don’t know what kind of Italian he is eating that smells like sweaty garlic but hey at least he was excited about it!

  22. That is great news on the EKG! So glad that part of you is normal. 🙂

  23. I can also see the difference in that full body shot. Looking good and very trim, Ms. Biz. 🙂

  24. Am I really this far behind?

    What genius to put taco meat in an egg “shell”!

  25. You are looking very trim, Biz! And I love the idea of using the eggs for a taco shell! Very Atkins. I’ll have to do that!

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