Since I didn’t hit the gym before work yesterday, it was nice to have a relaxing morning. I drank coffee, posted my blog, read some blogs and had time to make breakfast tacos. What’s not to love?!
This time – I scrambled one egg with 1/3 cup egg whites. I popped my corn tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds – if you don’t soften the corn tortillas they will pop open when you try to fry them.
Into each hot corn tortilla went 1/2 the scrambled egg mixture, 1 slice of deli ham, 1/4 cup baby spinach and half a slice of American cheese. I heated up 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil in my pan and then fried them to crispy – about 2 minutes a side over medium heat.
But I was taking these to work to eat. So once they were done in a pan, I put a paper towel in my container, put the hot tacos in there, put the lid on and put them in my lunch box. Only problem – the steam will soften the taco – but don’t fret! If you have access to a toaster oven, simply heat under the broiler setting for 5 minutes and they will be crispy again!
For 373 calories and 30 grams of fat, this was a super filling breakfast. I think I may make 10 tacos over the weekend for a quick grab and go breakfast next week. I could literally eat these every day.
I was doing my strength after work, so at lunch I decided to chip away at my 125 mile goal for November, and did 7 miles on the bike in 30 minutes. I didn’t do any resistance, but my goal was to not get below 100 rpms. Kind of like a 30 minute sprint!
I made chili over the weekend for one of our dinners, but decided to bring some for lunch at work. Sadly, ground sirloin was $3.99 a pound, and I looked over and they had round steak for $1.99 – so I got that! When I made it the meat was super tender. However, I think the reheating in the microwave at work made the meat really chewy and tough. I gave a bowl of chili to one of my attorneys and after I ate it, I called her and said “sorry I served you shitty chili!” They can’t all be homeruns, right?
Later on I had a skinny café mocha – a 25 calorie pack of hot cocoa mix, with coffee and a splash of hazelnut coffee creamer. While I am not happy about our cooler temps, I am always happy to bring out my snowman mugs!
So the vibe at the gym at 5:00 is pretty interesting. Lots of high school boys in the free weight room. Wearing weight belts and gloves and grunting as they did their lifts. The other part? The bar was pretty full! Yes, there is a bar in my gym, right next to the fire place. I didn’t know it was a happening place to be for happy hour?!
On tap was hamstrings, glutes and calves:
- Seated Leg Curl: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Barbell Lunge: 3 sets of 15 reps, per side
- Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Bounce-Bounce-Squat: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Standing Leg Curl: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Split Squat: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Single-Leg Barbell Squat on Bench: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Stability Ball Leg Curl: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Lying Leg Curl (one leg at a time): 3 sets of 20 reps
- Mountain Climbers: 3 sets of 20 reps
- Standing Calf Raise: 3 sets of 20 reps
- Seated Calf Raise: 3 sets of 20 reps
- Jump rope: 3 sets of 1 minute
Yep, that took me 45 minutes to complete. I think the toughest one for me was the split squat – I did it on the Bosu ball. It REALLY concentrates the muscles on your leg on the floor.
I had a meeting last night, so didn’t get home until 8:15. I called Tony on my way home and asked if he’d eaten anything yet, and he said no, but he felt like a cheeseburger, so I stopped at Mr. Beefy’s on the way home. I was all set to get a grilled chicken pita, but my mouth said “I’ll have a gyros!” Since I didn’t eat any of the meat at lunch, I was really hungry!
I ate half the meat and two bites of the pita. I am calling it 550 calories for half – maybe that’s close??
Stats for the Day:
- 1578 calories, 143 carbs, 82 fat, 78 protein and 15 fiber
- 43% of calories from fat, 20% from protein and 35% from carbs
- 30 minute 7 mile bike at lunch
- 45 minute strength after work
- 82 miles left in my 125 November challenge
Hooray for Friday! I have some news – my brother is moving my whole site from wordpress.com to a self hosted site so I can try to get some advertising on the blog. Because of this migration, this will be the last post until Monday. I also have to disable the comments section so there is no new content while the migration takes place this weekend. I don’t understand a word of how it works, but I appreciate my brother Charlie’s help!
In the meantime, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow me on Instagram at biz319. I am also working on a My Bizzy Kitchen page on Facebook! You can stop by and like it over the weekend.
And check out Courtney’s Cookie Recipe Contest! You can find out the details here – winner gets a super cute apron and a $25 dollar Williams Sonoma gift card!
Have a wonderful weekend – see you Monday!