My Pursuit of Happiness and Skinny Jeans

My journey to a smaller jean size


on January 28, 2013

Happy Monday, everyone!  After a rough start to my day, things turned out pretty well for a Monday.

The rough start was a 2 hour drive into the office.  It sucked!  There was a bit of snow and traffic just crawled.  It is so frustrating, but I’m learning to not stress about it.  I get to work when I get to work, and there isn’t much I can do about it.  Since I’ve accepted that, my road rage has gone down significantly!

Today was a good food day…until just now, but I will get to that.  Since I didn’t get to make my Sausage & Egg Muffins, I went with my go to breakfast of ham & cheese scrambled egg bake and my usual Tassimo Chai Latte (only 80 calories versus the 210 of the Starbucks version). 

Lunch was a trio of leftovers:  stuffed chicken, roasted cauliflower and broccoli, and some peas and corn.  A complete leftover meal from the special request my son had the other day.  It was not quite as good as the first time around, but it was still pretty good.

leftover meal

Dinner was the Lean Green Bean’s Cheesy Mexican Quinoa. I didn’t really realize this when I planned my menu for the day, but the dish was perfect for Meatless Monday!  I have made this dish once before and it was awesome – a little on the spicy side since I went a little overboard with the spices.  Today’s dish was much more tame, but still delicious!  
cheesy mexican quinoaand there were 3 leftover meals….so I am a happy girl. 

While the dish was baking in the oven I had just enough time to get my workout in.  I had originally planned to do a Bob Harper circuit, but when it came time to actually workout, I was more in the mood for another kettlebell workout.  I choose this workout from the Women’s Health Magazine website:

women's health kettlebell

I did the circuit twice and this is how it looked calorie wise:

jan 28 polar

It was a pretty good workout, not too hard or challenging, which is probably okay, since I’m starting to feel all those swings that I did yesterday.  I’m feeling it in my hamstrings, glutes, shoulders, upper back, lats (??)…just about everywhere…and I love it!  That’s how I know it’s working! 

You may remember that on Saturday I called CrossFit Newmarket Central to get some information.  Well, today Michelle – the club’s owner – gave me a call back.  I got a bit of info about pricing and where the gym is located and booked a trial visit for Wednesday.  I’m terrified!  I can’t believe I am doing this.  I can’t do a pull up.  I can only do about 3 “boy” pushups. I can’t hold a plank for a minute yet.  BUT…I want to do all of those things.  Maybe CrossFit is what I need to get me there.  I guess I will find out on Wednesday! 

These videos are so motivating!  “We’re the machines!”

Hope your Monday was a good one!

Are you a machine?

4 responses to “Monday…

  1. runninghaiku says:

    I can’t wait to hear how CrossFit goes. My gym membership isn’t up for quite some time, but when it does expire I’m thinking about changing to the CrossFit gym. Good luck!


    • cathyo says:

      I’m totally terrified to go tomorrow. I must be out of my mind. I will share all the deets hopefully in Wednesday’s post…assuming I survive the intro session and make it home from the gym!


  2. wheee! leftovers are the best!


    • cathyo says:

      my son stole my lunchtime leftovers! he didn’t want the ham and cheese sandwich my hubby packed him for lunch and was eyeing up my quinoa. being a good mom, I made the trade. he was a happy boy!


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