Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thursday...One Day Closer to FRIDAYY!!!

I am counting down the days till Friday! Today should move quickly.  Going for a quick, light run (my ankle felt fine yesterday), going to the office to work on some stuff, work, out with my friends!  For those of you that don't know, I run an after school program for middle schoolers in my college town.  I am currently waiting to hear back from grad school about my acceptance into a dual degree program, MA and M.ED, for Teaching French as a Foreign Language YAYA!  Hopefully I will hear soon and be on my way to teaching :) and bettering my French!

Needless to say, I only work about 5 hours a day- from 3pm-6pm at the middle school and for about 1hr-2hr in the morning.  This is a pretty low-key week, no field trips or guest speakers planned.  Although, I had to give them a long speech yesterday about behavior during homework time.  Yes, I have turned into THAT person..ahhhhh!

After stopping by the office...I AM SWIMMIN'! YIPEEEE.  I love swimming. Great arm workout, great core workout, great strengthener for your lower back, for your neck, low impact, high cardio (if you want).  If you currently don't swim, try it.   I am always looking for a swimming buddy, check out Sarah, she swims too!

Breakfast was a little disappointing.  I made my bowl of oats, but added my protein powder. I just didn't care for the consistency of it with the added powder, it had powder chunks in it, yuck.  I might have added it incorrectly but nevertheless, I think i'll leave it out next time.  I had:
  • 1/2c oats, 1c water, 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder (leave out next time)
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • 1/2 tbsp dark chocolate chips (yum)
  • sprinkle of unsweetened coconut (couldn't really taste it)
  • raisins
  • cinnamon
  • drizzle of organic honey

I forgot my PB...which is depressing since I love it! I knew something was I just had a small spoon of pb to make up for it :)


  1. Any guestimate of the nutritional content of your breakfast?? How many calories a day are you aiming for??

  2. Great Question Louis. I really am not counting calories to be truly honest because I am not exercising intensly (my knee has been bothering me) so I am not worried about "under" fueling. When I am back in training mode, I will make sure I eat what I burn off so I don't loose muscle. I am trying to choose good food that is good for you and eating when I am hungry. That means not filling up on 100 calorie packs if I get snacky, but rather, fruit, nuts, yogurt, larabars, leftovers...whole foods shall we say. Obviously I have dessert every night too

    However, I will go ahead and estimate breakfast for you:
    Honey: 30cals
    Oatmeal: 150cals
    Chocolate Chips: 35cals
    Raisins: 50cals
    Protein Powder (coulda done without it): 60cals
    Peanut Butter, hard to estimate this one but I will say about 1tbsp: 100cals
    Coconut: maybe...10cals..about a tsp

    So we are looking about 400 for breakfast. I did a quick run, burned about 150cals, going for a swim (45min) so about 300-400 cals there.

    I will eat a 220 cal snack before swimming.

    Hope this helped. Thanks for being such a great blog follower! Your questions are all very interesting.

  3. oops forgot the banana. Thats about 40cals :) so more like 450 cals for breakfast. But it does vary. Somedays I have less somedays more.

  4. Yay for another swimming lover! Looking forward to see what your workout is like...I'm going to go for a search for a pull buoy today.

  5. What exactly is your diet/health goal?? Is it weight loss?? Health improvement?? Conditioning and Toning?? Strengh training??? Are you using any objective measure to see if you are attaining your goals?? i.e. weight, labs, endurance, muscular strenght, etc.