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08/24/2102 – Good Eats

26 Aug

Since my workout wasn’t very strength intensive, I decided to eat my low carb meals instead. Unfortunately, once I got to my desk I was busy off the bat and couldn’t eat anything. I went to Dish Dash for lunch and got a chicken Mediterranean salad. It was delicious and exactly what I needed.

Around 3, I had some steak and braised kale.

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For dinner, I broiled some salmon with gravy and green beans. There’s some chicken on the plate but that was for lil’ munchkin’
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08/23/2012 – Good Eats

24 Aug

I started off with a 45 minute walk uphill on the treadmill. Within the walk, I had a 10 minute uphill sprint. 30 sec on, 45 sec off x8. Killer.

Eggs, cauliflower rice, and steak. Best breakfast ever, but still hungry!

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Ate again around 10:30. Ground beef with cauliflower.

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I almost skipped out of YOGA, but I’m so glad I went. Felt good, but hurt too. Shoulders are super super tight. It was a great time to relax, unwind, and take a nap.

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Mid-afternoon snack was some chicken breast, 3 strips of sirloin and cabbage. I got home and had 2 Paleo Stix.

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Dinner was salmon with braised kale and carrots. I didn’t eat all the salmon or the chicken beneath it. Chicken was for lil’ AMRAP. Ended the night with 1oz of macadamia nuts. Almost ate more, but went upstairs to go to bed instead. PHEW!

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08/22/2012 – Good Eats

23 Aug

Since I’m behind on blogging my eats, let’s just do a recap in pictures because I don’t think I had anything extra today. 🙂 That means it was a good day.

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This is sauerkraut, if you don’t know!

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Oooh, during lunch we had a BBQ so I can fatty ribs and chicken. Plus a side of fruit. The ribs were small, chicken was small…BORING BBQ. Still hungry!

Steak and veggies

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Chicken breast and veggies. Yes, it’s on a superman plate because I was sharing with Lil’ Munchkin’.

08/21/2012 – Good Eats

22 Aug

I strolled out of bed at 5:30 and went for my 40 minute walk. No extra activity today, just walking walking walking.

Once I got to work, I ate my eggs and egg whites with roasted cabbage, cauliflower rice, and avocado.

Lunch was a bit late because I went to Costco to pick up some necessities. My friend and I ate at Bamboo Leaf on a whim. I ordered the grilled pork and shrimp(sans noodles), extra lettuce. Yummy! I’m sure glad I can enjoy my Vietnamese food without the gluten.

That bowl wasn’t really big enough. I had my 3rd meal around 3ish. Ground beef and cauliflower rice. So satisfying.

When I got home, I had to figure out what to do with all the seafood and meat I got. I bought a tray of Ahi, and was going to sear it. Then I thought of Hawaii and how we had Ahi Poke almost everyday. DUH STEPH! Why not make Ahi Poke! I mixed together some Coconut Aminos, Coconut Vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. I cut up the avocado, green onions, and ahi. Mixed everything together, and you have Ahi Poke. Nom Nom!

I had a small serving plus my dinner which was pressure cooker chicken with green beans.

My fat serving was macadamia nuts. That’s all folks. Super simple, super easy. Back on the clean eating train!

08/20/2012 – Good Eats

21 Aug

Happy Monday Happy Monday! Feeling spent after our workout, but totally stoked that I PR’d Helen. 🙂

Here’s how I fueled my day. Spinach egg whites with cauliflower rice.

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Ground beef with more cauliflower rice.

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Sardines with more cauliflower rice.

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And GrassFed sirloin tip steak with roasted cabbage and half an avocado.
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I forgot my sweet potatoes and fruit today! BLAH!

08/18-08/19 Weekend Recap

21 Aug

Aaah the weekend. I love it yet it’s so tiring. Trying to fit in family activities, personal activities, while getting prepared for the week ahead is hectic. But it beats just sitting around the coach, being a lazy butt, and watching TV. I miss those days. 😉 Sometimes!

I was able to go to Catalyst Athletics for their open session weightlifting class. Fitbomb and K came along, so it was cool just to hang out, lift, and learn. We worked on snatches(squat snatches). I have no clue what weight I did. It was light, and I was too intimidated to put on more weight. Lots of good tips thought.

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An hour before I lifted I ate my breakfast.

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I came home and cooked more food because I was HUNGRY!.
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Hubby and I had a dinner date at Espetus. It’s been a long time coming, so we finally got to eat without being rushed to get out of the restaurant. Everything was soooo good! I had lots of sirloin, beef wrapped in bacon, chicken wrapped in bacon, chicken hearts, grilled shrimp, grilled pineapple, and beef ribs. Yup, that’s them cutting beef ribs right in front of our face.

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Here’s one of my plates with grilled eggplant and grilled zucchini.

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I stayed gluten free on our date. PHEW!

Here’s what I ate on Sunday. I honestly had no time to cook breakfast and lunch. I had my greens and basically fasted until 4PM. When we finally had time for ourselves, we headed to The Counter, and I got a bison burger bowl with a fried egg and avocado.

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Then when I came home, I had a couple of these suckers. Fresh broiled sardines. Nom.

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Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and is prepared with good eats for the week. Stay focused!

08/17/2012 – Good Eats

18 Aug

Today was my off Friday but we didn’t do anything exciting because I Lil’ Munchkin’ came down with a fever last night. It’s a mild fever, but we wanted to play it safe and keep him inside. Too bad because the weather was beautiful.

Food was simple and good.

For breakfast, I had an 8 egg white omelet with veggies, sweet potatoes, and a cup of blueberries.

I got hungry around 11:30 and had a flank steak with broccoli and carrots.

I had a chicken breast salad around 4 which I forgot to take a picture of.

One of our friends came over and we ordered a couple pounds of shrimp from this cajun place. I had a few shrimp with this bowl of flank and veggies. I didn’t add any other fat because the shrimp was covered in garlic and butter. I didn’t suck on the shell, so once I peeled it, most of the sauce was gone. Trying to limit fat on workout days.

Day 57 of 100 Day Push Up Challenge done. I’m going to Catalyst to their weightlifting session tomorrow. Hopefully I can learn a few more things!

08/15/2012 – Good Eats

16 Aug

Here’s a recap of what I ate on this fine Hump Day! I grabbed the wrong container this morning, and it did not contain my breakfast that I made the night before. No fear though, my work cafeteria can make me a veggie egg white omelet. Yes…yes, I know egg whites aren’t very nutritious compared to the yolks, but I need the protein more than the fat on training days. Remember, eat for your goals!

BTW, I had sweet potatoes in the container that I left at home, and no my work did not have any sweet potatoes. I had to get 1/2 a cup of dried oatmeal from my coworker. I need my starch for the day.

I don’t know how to make oatmeal. It spilled all over!


Lunch was chicken breast with homemade gravy and veggies.

Mid-afternoon meal was ground beef with cauliflower rice.

Dinner was chicken breast with more gravy and veggies.

Day 55 of the 100 Day Push Up Challenge done, and I did not count the time trials as part of the push ups. 😉

08/11/2012 – LA Wedding Recap

15 Aug

HELLO! I’m so behind on my posts. Let’s just say I fell off the clean eats bandwagon on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I tried to live a little. And guess what…mother nature came for a visit. FINALLY. I wonder if it has anything to do with adding over 200g of carbs back into my diet(that number is a guess), for a couple of days. Let’s just say I’m back on the straight and narrow and more focused than ever. Not happy with how chunky I look, but I think my metabolism is repairing itself right now. I’m definitely getting stronger and gaining muscle, that’s for sure. Just not losing any fat yet, which makes for a thick XFitMama.

Anyways, I started to take pics of what I ate Friday, and then didn’t really remember to take pics the rest of the weekend. I had alcohol, cupcakes(mmmMMMMmmm), tuna melts sandwiches, pancakes, chicken melt sandwiches, late night in-n-out runs(protein style of course), and DIM SUM! I can’t go to LA without dim sum. 🙂 I was craving veggies by the end and got a roasted veggies salad at California Pizza Kitchen. Best salad ever!

Here’s a few pics from the trip.

Family- on our way to West Covina

Enjoying a cassini in Manhattan Beach

Smoked Salmon Salad

Carrot Soup

Hubs and Lil’ Munchkin’ at Manhattan Beach

Garlic Shrimp and Scallop Stir Fry at Monsoon, The Promenade

Thinnest Hamachi Ever!

Friends going to the Wedding

The Wong and Le Clan

Oh, and I got a good workout in on Saturday. I went to a 24 Hour Fitness with a couple of the guys. I had a choice between shopping and working out, and of course I chose the workout. I deadlifted and benched with them, then we went our separate ways. Hmm…maybe because I caused a scene when we deadlifted. LOL. I did dumbell snatches, walking lunches, 500m row, and back extensions. Yes, it was very random, but I didn’t know what else to do. I felt so lost in a globo gym, but it definitely felt good to get a lifting session in. Especially since I had a huge breakfast that morning(omelet, pancakes).

That’s a wrap for the LA trip. Jen asked me to stay strict this week, and I have to. I just gotta follow the plan.

08/14/2012 – Good Eats

15 Aug

Aaah back to work and back to the routine. I really don’t have any good food prepared this week. I sous vided some meat, and put a chicken in the slow cooker this morning. That way I have lots of protein for the rest of the week.

Here’s how I cleaned up my act. Breakfast was 2 eggs, 3oz of ground beef with broccoli and kale.

My coworker and I did 20x20m Sprints for our workout. I forgot my shoes, so we did it on the volleyball court where there was sand. Then we did 3 rounds of 50m tire flips. It was fun to just get out and move.

I grabbed lunch at my work cafeteria which SUCKED. I got some meat in tomato sauce with steamed cauliflower and raw spinach. I had a tablespoon of almond butter to go with it, but it still left me starving.

I left work early so I could go to Trader Joe’s and pick up some groceries. I stocked up on veggies, sweet potatoes, and more eggs.

Once I got home, I quickly made myself another meal. Grassfed Paleo Stix with raw bell peppers and cucumbers. I drizzled EVOO over the veggies.

For dinner, I had 3oz Rib Eye steak with sauerkraut and roasted brussel sprouts. I also had a small piece of chicken from the slow cooker.

Day 54 of 100 Day Push Up Challenge done!