Five for Five!

I wrote on my Healthy for the Holiday Facebook Page (still not too late to join – friend me at Beth Hills Velatini!) that I was five for five on waking up and getting my ass to the gym.  Tony told me last night how proud he was of me for getting up!  He keeps telling me that I am beautiful just the way I am, and I know it.  He loves that I am doing this for me though.

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I don’t know if you can see it, but I thought it was funny that the sound Wake Me Up by Avicii was on the radio when I turned it on.  I really liked that song when it first came on, but it’s now like every other song played.

On tap yesterday was shoulders and cardio:

  • Smith Machine Military Press: 1 warm-up set, 3 sets of 10 reps

Superset:

  • Upright Dumbbell Rows: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Standing Dumbbell Military Press: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Incline Bench Front Dumbbell Delt Raises (go light): 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Rear Delt Cable Flyes: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Lateral Raise: 3 sets of 10 reps (Last set is a drop-set.)
  • Rear Delt Raise: 3 sets of 10 reps (Last set is a drop-set.)
  • Cardio: 30 min medium intensity (running, elliptical, step-mill)

Since there weren’t as many shoulder exercises, that part took me 25 minutes, so I was able to do 40 minutes in the Stair Master.  What I like about this program is they have videos for every exercise so I know exactly what I am doing.  If I were to look at that list above I would have had no clue what to do!

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I wore my big sweat shirt while doing the Stair Master, and while you can’t see it, my shirt underneath was soaked in sweat.

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My pre-workout fuel was again my high fiber english muffin with a tablespoon of peanut butter.  When I got to work, I had the second half of the baked pumpkin oatmeal with a plain Chobani yogurt.  I will definitely be making that again for next week.

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And since we were fully staffed and two of my three bosses were out yesterday, I was able to enjoy a medium paced 30 minute swim at the gym at lunch.

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And I need to redo my toes – I think this polish has been on since August?!

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I had every intention of making Tami’s African Quinoa Peanut stew for lunches this week, but time just got away from me – definitely making it this weekend!

I ended up having leftover Zataran’s black bean and rice and 3 ounces of smoked sausage – tasty, not exactly a cleanse dish, but it did the trick.

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As is typical, I almost never meal plan Friday night.  While I normally would toss out the idea of Party Pizza Friday (or try to convince Tony to eat pizza!) with my Cleanse on Day 5, and no cheese, I asked Tony what he felt like having for dinner.   He suggested grilled whole chicken with potato and carrot rosemary foil packets on the grill.  I told him I couldn’t eat potato, so he ended making me a “cleanse” version – sweet potato, carrots, corn and jalapeno – no oil or butter!!!

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It was absolutely delicious!   Tony sprayed the chicken with Pam, then put garlic salt, pepper and fresh rosemary.  Crispy skin!!

Tips for a delicious grilled whole chicken:

  • indirect heat – by keeping the chicken above the coals, the chicken drips into the cast iron skillet, not on the coals, so the coals stay nice and hot
  • Keep one part of the grill top offset so that there is enough oxygen to keeps the coals stoked
  • Butterfly the whole chicken (cut out the backbone) and it will cook in under an hour – this was a 3.5 pound chicken
  • Let it rest 15 minutes before cutting

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My plate:

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Delicious!  Thanks Tony!  My only snack of the night was my snack I’ve had all week – 1 ounce of unsalted almonds.

So with my Cleanse, no alcohol is allowed, but I simply sipped on lemon water, and had a couple cups of almond milk coffee and I was fine.  I actually went to bed at 10:45 because I was tired, and didn’t wake up until 9:00 a.m. tonight – gotta love a 10+ hour sleep night! 

Stats for the Day:

  • 1795 calories, 186 carbs, 116 protein, 72 fat, 28 fiber
  • B+ calorie count grade (because of high sodium of lunch – nearly 1800 mg for that bowl!)
  • 35% of calories from fat, 25% from protein and 40% from carbs
  • 25 minute shoulders for strength
  • 40 minute Stair Master – 2.44 miles
  • 30 minute swim at lunch

For the first time in SIX WEEKS we have no weekend plans.  So my streak of wearing makeup and having my hair down have come to an end.  My step-son got us tickets to see the new Johnny Knoxville movie at the iPic theater today – so we’ll be seeing that today. 

 

Otherwise, just cleaning, chilling and being Bizzy in My Kitchen – the perfect weekend!  Have a great weekend!

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18 thoughts on “Five for Five!

  1. Tony (Mr. Bizmoto)

    Wow, that Tony is amazing. You are one lucky lady. He can cook, and he has dreamy bedroom eyes, you won the lottery Biz.

  2. OMG that movie trailer is hilarious. I will have to show MAK; we usually go see Thor or Captain America or whatever he wants to watch. I think I could get on board with Bad Grandpa! 🙂

    I have a whole chicken thawing right now; I was gonna brine it overnight and roast it off tomorrow, but I might try this whole indirect grilling over cast iron thing. I’ve never done it!

  3. hahhaha- Tony’s comment. Love That dinner looks incredible! I will have to try doing my veggies like that. You’re doing great with the cleanse. I’m doing my own little cleanse of sorts right now. But I’m weird and don’t like to talk about things on my blog until they’re done hahaha. Enjoy the free weekend

  4. That chicken looked incredible! I have never tried the cast iron on the grill. Great tip! It is a gorgeous weekend here! Just got back from a 2.5 mile walk which is good for me. Manservant tells me he is going to star walking early every day this week., which means I have to get up early but you have given me inspiration. What time do you go to bed?

  5. Maybe now you understand my getting up early every day even though I don’t want to. Once you’ve got that workout done, it doesn’t matter how the rest of the day falls. Yes, sometimes I have time to take another walk or come home and do a DVD but I never have to worry about having gotten my workout done! Do it long enough and I swear, it’s addicting!!

  6. AAhhh! You’s one lucky lady with that main squeeze. I think that’s so cool. Love, love, love, that you wouldn’t get that list without video, cuz I’ve been wonderin’ what all that means! I need to start ASAP! But now I know I can. Cuz you did it first! Love that veggie dish! Thanks so much!

  7. So I’m sitting here reading your blog because I can’t sleep and am a little jealous of your 10 hour snooze! Grrr. lol. I am so sleep deprived but I just couldn’t fall asleep and gave up. I love how supportive Tony is and that he cooks for you. What a winner. 🙂

    • I am very lucky V! Lucky in the fact that he thinks I am just as beautiful when he met me at 136 pounds to when I was 176! And last night? I went to bed at 10:45 and I just woke up at 10:15 this morning. I wish I could give you my gift of sleep!

  8. Definitely need to try that baked pumpkin oatmeal, yum! And with Greek yogurt? I’m sure that hits the spot after a touch workout.
    IT definitely took me a while to get used to waking up earlier to workout, but now that I’m used to it it’s not so difficult (although now that’s it getting cold, I often don’t want to get out form under the covers!!)

  9. Congrats on 5 for 5! 🙂 I just joined a gym last week – it’s been almost two years. I was pregnant and just kept healthy with a lot of walking and then I had the baby and walked him – but now that he’s too busy to sit still in a stroller it’s time. Time for me and time for him – he needs a bit of time away from mama!

    I was intimated getting back on the treadmill – I went through a year or so of running and I was fast – like 22 min 5K. I thought there was no way I’d get anywhere near that but my first mile was 7 min 30 seconds! Woohoo! That gave me the confidence to keep going. As far as weight training goes – well, I have Beckett – LOL! And my house keeps me on my toes.

    This got long – sorry! I just had to share my gym story – I finally have one! 🙂 Happy Sunday.

  10. Glad you had a weekend off. Sounds like to you kept on track with your goal. You are well on your way to 150. I’m feeling it 🙂

  11. findingradiance

    That chicken looks amazing!
    I am totally a morning person. I never used to be, but the last 4 or 5 years I just wake up at the same time (between 6:30 and 7) with no alarm. Even on the weekends. At least it is nice and quiet that early on a weekend!

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  13. Like Lori I’m a morning person but I still need an alarm. I set it somewhere between 7 and 8 during the weekend. I like it that my day is long. Although I went to bed Saturday at 10 pm and didn’t wake up till 8.30 am the next day. I can’t even remember the last time I slept that long.

  14. Thank goodness for those videos! It’s been fun learning new exercises through this program. My strength training routine was becoming very boring.

    It takes me two days to get a total of 10 hours of sleep!

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