Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 3

I am EXHAUSTED! I can barely wait to crawl onto bed.

Here are some of my meals for the day:
Breakfast consisted of double protein toast topped with almond butter and fresh strawberries and scrambled eggs (1 whole + 3 whites):
My second meal was 0% Greek yogurt topped with some goodies:
As a third "meal" I had a snack before my workout, about 300 calories worth of almonds. I know, I know (bad girl).

For dinner we went to Ruby Tuesday's. It is a rare occasion that the hubbie and I go out to eat but we were too lazy to cook after our workout. All I wanted was the salad bar and a piece of grilled chicken. I decided on the Chicken Fresco (modified of course). The BBQ grilled chicken came in a close second but I thought that it would be much unhealthier because of the sugary sauce. Looking at the nutrition facts once I got home, I realized I was wrong.

The menu describes the Chicken Fresco as:

"A fresh, all-natural grilled chicken breast topped with vine-ripened tomatoes, lemon-butter sauce, and a splash of balsamic vinaigrette. With steamed broccoli and white cheddar mashed potatoes."
I ordered it without the lemon butter sauce and substituted the white cheddar mashed potatoes with the low-carb sugar snap peas.
According to a nutrition fact website, the original meal would have been 811 calories. I was kinda shocked by this number. They listed the chicken fresco breast (without the sauce) as 426 calories. With the broccoli side dish (103) and the sugar snap peas (82), my total came to 611. Honestly, from the taste of the meal (very bland due to my modifications), I find it really hard to believe they could pack all those calories in it. But, where there is a will there is a way.
I also had the salad bar. I topped my plate with lettuce, raw spinach, mushrooms, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, onion and beets. I used a low-fat vinegarette (25 calories x 2=50).

Pretty big meal huh? Well, I had worked up an appetite with my crossfit workout.

My plan was:

10 rounds of the following:

-(15) deep squats with shoulder press (10 lb in each hand)

-(10) knee raises on ab machine:
-(10) burpies
Well, this turned out to be a little more than I could handle. I did the first round as planned and then did 7 more rounds of 10 deep squats with shoulder press (10 lb in each hand), 10 knee raises and 7 burpies. Eight rounds, not too shabby.
I am not sure whether you guys know much about crossfit but you go directly from one exercise to the next. This is not a take-your-time leasurely workout. So it really gets the heart pumping.
This was me right after the workout:
Tomorrow is another day of crossfit. Time for bed!

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow, girl! From the looks of your shirt that DOES look like an intense workout! I tried to do Jamie Eason's Plyometric Card Workout (you can You Tube it) and barely got through that one so it sounds a bit similar- jumping from one exercise to the next, no breaks! Killer!

    And, I totally understand your frustration and disappointment in eating out and not being 100% confident in what ingredients and how many calories you are consuming. My hubby and I used to eat out ALL the time, but now we would almost rather stay in and grill an amazing meal where we can be sure of what we're getting.