Saturday started off great – I got to sleep in until 6:45 and then got my workout done first thing! Although it’s tough to not pitter around the house, I love getting my workout done first so I can relax and enjoy a leisurely well-earned breakfast nice and clean and dressed.
I had my usual toast with jam and PB before the gym:
I LOVE Trader’s Joe’s Raspberry jam, but I just ran out and opened this jar of Strawberry Rhubarb Jam from South Carolina that someone gave us for Xmas. It’s only 25 kcal per tbsp and has an acceptable list of ingredients. Yum! I love, love, love homemade jams.
At the gym I did 30 minutes on the Stairmaster, 12 on the ET and then about 15 with the husband doing push-ups, pull-ups (assisted ) and dips. It’s a great way to challenge your upper body all at once and a nice break from free weights, bands, and machines. ~450 kcal burned.
We didn’t sit down to breakfast until 10:00 a.m. so I knew I wanted something lighter than oats. The husband wanted to do buttermilk pancakes again, but I’m meeting Maran for lunch at noon and need to be just a little hungry then!! Otherwise I would have had a big breakfast and a later lunch at 1:30 or 2.
So I decided on eggs today. Following the “two types of people in this world” concept, I believe there are those whose bodies love protein and those who love grains.
I’m definitely in the grain category. Eggs NEVER fill me up unless I have lots of grains with them. So I chose them today for a change and because I know I’ll be hungry for lunch.
The husband scrambled 2 eggs plus 1/4 cup egg whites with a few of his spicy peppers:
Also had 4 oz of sliced pear with cinnamon
With last of the homemade foccacia (1 oz piece) with some Smart Balance and jam:
And a latte:
(You’re probably thinking I’m nuts calling this a “light” breakfast, but it’s not necessarily light in calories, just light in fiber/fullness factor for me – I still needed some fuel after my workout!)
One thing we’ve been doing lately is trying to make our meals elegant and as fancy as we can. With this in mind, I pulled out a fun little platter we have and arranged my breakfast in a row rather than our usual big square plates. It was SO FUN to eat on this, in the beautiful green dining room, with a cloth napkin (for the environment as well as the elegance and convenience!) and with the sun shining in on my cute husband across from me!!
Total breakfast calories (including pre-workout toast): 470.
You all should try the cloth napkin thing – I’m enjoying it so much just because I don’t have to run and get a paper napkin before each meal. We reuse our cloth ones for a week or so since sometimes we don’t even use it and others we just need to dab our mouth. Of course if we ate anything really messy we’d switch them out for a clean one.
First I’m doing lunch with Maran (we might go walking afterwards in our neighborhood!). Then I should have some down time to get stuff done around the house or run some errands. Then I’m meeting my college roommate for coffee or tea around 3. Then we’re having the husband’s mom and brother and company for dinner tonight for pork tenderloin, acorn squash, mushroom couscous, and homemade sourdough bread by the husband. Should be a fun time – and I’m looking forward to another glass of that fabulous wine from last night! But JUST ONE GLASS!!! I hope I don’t get caught up in the moment!