The first accomplishment of the day is that I went to see my counselor (finally) and figured everything out to start school Feb. 17 -yay! I also (drum roll) got a JOB! I will be working at a local organic Cafe/coffee/tea house! I am not sure if it all set in stone but I am going in for training on Friday and I hope it all goes well. I am very excited that I will not be jobless when I start school.
Now moving on to my eats! For breakfast I had a big bowl of cold cereal: 1 cup Kashi Go Lean, 1 cup Quaker Oatmeal Squares, 1 cup Peppermint Chocolate soy milk, 1/2 cup unsweetened Almond milk, 1/2 shot raisins, 1/2 shot Bare Naked Granola, 1 med banana chopped on top. This combo is so good, the mint-chocolate flavored soy made it very rich, thick and creamy, just what I wanted. I also had a cup of joe (not pictured).
After bfast I felt in need of some exercise!!! Not having signed up for yoga classes or a gym membership yet, I did the next best thing. I turned on my TV and flipped through OnDemand's fitness TV. If any of you have not discovered the beauty of free exercise TV, I highly recommend it! There are boat loads of programs, some better than others, and it's FREE! You can choose to pay to rent some versions but why? Today I chose a 26 min (odd number eh?) Yoga Cardio, and a 12 min Yoga Abs. I was sweating for sure! I forgot to put on my HRM so I am not sure of the calories I burned, but it sure felt good :)
I showered and then started on lunchies: WW wrap with light Havarti, leftover Lime Chicken, 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard, green beans and lettuce. Sorry for the repeat wraps these days but I am really enjoying the simplicity and filling qualities.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into tenders or 1 pound tenders
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons lime zest
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (but I think it would taste better omitted)
- 3-4 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh course ground pepper
Mix all ingredients in large zip lock bag, add chicken. Close bag and toss to coat. Marinate for 3 hours minimum (remember I marinated over night) Drain and throw away marinade. Broil, grill or pan fry chicken until done.
I will for sure give this chicken a second chance and so should you!
To drink with my lunch I had made some Lemon Ginger tea and Calm tea (which is a mix of Chamomile, Rose petal and other herbs) for Sean and me last night and never got around to drinking them. So combined the 2 into a container and popped it in the fridge so I could enjoy a cold tea great for digestion! The color is a bit off putting but I assure you the flavor was delish!