I am quite happy to say that today was a pretty good day food-wise.
Yesterday’s breakfast was so good, I had pretty much the same thing today (minus the blackberries, since I ate them all yesterday). Lunch was not the best – well, it was delicious, just not the “cleanest”. I had to go to the mall to deal with some cell phone stuff for my company, so my colleague and I ate at Il Fornello. It was $10 pizza day. I had a thin crust Diavolo pizza…spicy saprosetta, hot chili peppers, black olives and basil…totally delicious, and I enjoyed every bite.
Dinner was another new Clean Eating magazine recipe – Cauliflower, Goat Cheese & Chicken Ramekins from the June 2012 issue. This dish is supposed to be prepared in individual ramekins, but I don’t have any of those, so I just cooked it all in a casserole dish. It took a little longer than the recipe said it would, but it was worth the wait…this was another hit!
It was also a super easy recipe. Basically you chop everything up, mix in a few things and throw it in the oven. I am too lazy to type out the recipe, so I took a picture of it from my digital edition on my iPad.
The chicken wasn’t quite cooked after 30 minutes at 375, so I cranked it up to 450 and gave it another 15 minutes or so.
While the dish was baking, I had just enough time to squeeze in a workout. (I love when recipes give me enough time to workout while they simmer or bake or whatever!) I hit the Fitness Blender website and looked through the workouts. In the end, I settled on a 25 minute “Red Light Green Light Workout – Glutes, Abs, and Cardio Workout”. This was as series of 2 minute exercises with random intervals of work and rest. If it works, here’s the video (why can I not get the actual video to insert…ugh…it is driving me crazy! For some reason the plug in isn’t working) Anyways, here is the link to it http://www.fitnessblender.com/v/exercise-detail/Red-Light-Green-Light-Workout-Glutes-Abs-and-Cardio-Workout/du/ It’s a neat concept with the red light/green light thing…you go hard for however long it might be and then get a short break. I liked it. In the end, my 25 minutes of work resulted in this:
This was not quite the level of calorie burn they said this workout should achieve (201-306 estimated by the Fitness Burner people), but again, it was better than what I would have burned had I just sat on the couch while dinner cooked, so it’s all good.
Today I did something that I can’t really believe. I think I must be a bit crazy, because I voluntarily (with a little encouragement from my sister) signed up for the Goodlife Toronto Half Marathon on May 5.
I guess deep down I must really like running, otherwise I might actually be crazy to keep torturing myself like this! I suppose this means I better get my butt back out there a couple of times a week to be ready to start training hard in a month or so. I need to find a training program. I will either find something online, or I might use the schedule my friend Kathy created for me for the Niagara Half I ran last October, but maybe shorten it a bit, so I’m not so sick of running by the time the race actually gets here.
And finally, I have been asked for the recipe for the Spicy Corn Chowder that I made yesterday. It really was good, and very easy to prepare. Again, I’m lazy, so here’s a picture of the recipe taken from a screen shot of my Zinio copy. I discovered that the recipe was in the Comfort Foods magazine as well as the new Clean Eating 3 Cookbook. Anyways..here it is. I hope you give it a try.
Alright..that’s enough for today! I’m off to bed.
Do you have a good half marathon training schedule you could share with me?
Does anyone know why I can’t insert videos that actually show up as the video when I’m posting from Windows Live Writer? I’ve tried to use the Plug-In but it’s still not working….ugh!