Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Naked, I mean Nakd

I love when I accidentally discover delicious gluten free snacks. When you are forced to follow a certain diet, it's always comforting to find foods that resembles what you were used to eating so you don't feel like you're missing out. Since I liked the cashew Nakd bar so much, I decided to try the cocoa bar and it was just as good-- it had a nice, sweet balance of chocolate and dates.

Gym time yesterday: Chest/Back/Abs, 3 sets, 10-12 reps
  • Seated row (15 kg)
  • DB chest press on a stability ball (5kg weights)
  • Lat pulldown (20kg)
  • Pushup
  • Assisted pullups
  • DB fly on a stability ball (3kg weights)
  • side plank dips
  • reverse crunch 
  • straight leg up and down
  • regular crunches
okay.. I might be overdoing it on the GF snacking but I can't help it! Whenever I try something new, I like to try it all :) These jammies were really good- almost tasted like the real things but this cookie was a lot more crumblier in texture.
lunch was leftover shepherd's pie and sauteed bok choy- my fav!
afternoon snack- GF veggie chips, refried beans, and salsa. My version of nachos w. out the cheese :)

Dinner: I ate this while watching Jennifer's Body- The movie was quite cheesy but I actually found Megan Fox's acting to be alright!!
leftover lamb w. brown rice
I also threw together a sloppily made caprese salad because I was too lazy to cook some vegetables...
my botched attempt at cinnamon/allspice sunny side up eggs!
After breakfast, I trekked out to the gym in the gunky weather (it's raining!!!) and ran for 45 minutes on the treadmill. I was quite happy because I got to watch rerun of the Man U vs. Tottenham football match and run. Call me a weirdo but I luuuuuurve <3 watching sports when working out. It almost beats watching Sports Center.. ..almost... It was nice doing a longer run today. I think my plan is to incorporate more cardio. Here's my tentative workout schedule for the week.
  • Monday- Weights (Chest, Back, Abs)
  • Tuesday- Run
  • Wednesday- Punch class, weights (Legs-hams, glutes, Shoulders, abs)
  • Thursday- Run
  • Friday- Weights (Biceps, Triceps, Legs-quads, abs)
  • Saturday- Run
  • Sunday- Day of rest :)
Yuuuuumm- my smoothie was extra delicious and sweet today. I think I might like my smoothies more when I don't add any spinach to them. I'm sort of over the spinach for now..
  • almond milk
  • frozen banana
  • frozen blueberries
  • scoop protein powder
  • ice cubes
  • squeeze of agave nectar 
  • sprinkle of cold water
  • Toppings: Muesli, almonds, dark chocolate chips
Agenda: Study Chemistry- Hip Hip Hooraay! :-P, teach Zumba, salsa class, relax