Let's talk about my workout for the day before we get into the food, save the best for last, right?
Cardio: 60 Minutes of Elliptical Intervals. I was only planning on doing 30 mins of cardio today because it was a lifting day, but there was an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians on that I hadn't seen, and I was to enthralled to stop. Cardio + Kardashians = Can do. Why do I love that show so much?
Weights: 45 Minutes Full Body
3 sets of each group of exercises alternating between exercises
12-15 assisted pull ups
24 walking lunges with a 20 lb DB in each hand
12 squat curl press with 20 lb DB's
20 slow plank mountain climbers straight front
20 slow plank mountain climbers bringing knee in and across body (working the obliques)
12 chest flies with 20 lb DB's (feet up on bench pressing lower back down to work core)
12 sit ups on bench holding one of the 20 lb DB's above your head
12 triceps kickbacks with 10 lb DB's
20 alternating reverse lunges holding 10 lb DB's
I felt adequately worked and schweaty. It was definitely time for lunch.
Chicken Bruschetta Panini
In a small skillet I poured a tsp of olive oil and put in a frozen chicken breast over high heat. I sprinkled fresh black pepper, basil, and onion powder over the chicken and covered it to cook for about 3-5 minutes.
While that was cooking I sliced up a handful of cherub tomatoes. I get the big carton from Costco. I flipped the chicken over and sprinkled a bit more pepper, onion powder, and basil over the other side of the chicken breast. While it finished cooking I heated up the waffle iron, you could certainly use a panini maker like a normal person if you'd like. I got out a La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortilla and shredded a part-skim string cheese on half of it. Once the chicken was done I cut it up in the pan and added the sliced tomates. I let that cook until the tomatoes began to deteriorate into a sauce. I added a pinch of salt and then poured the chicken tomato mixture over the tortilla and string cheese.
I folded the tortilla over and placed it in the waffle iron for a few minutes until the cheese was melted and the tortilla was crispy.
The stats are great too.
I felt reaaall good about it. Try it. You'll be glad you did.
Do you like bruschetta? I love the flavors, but tend to feel like I'm on a bread overload when I eat too much of it. Are you usually hungry after a work out? It depends with me, but when I work out before lunch I'm usually starving by the time I'm done!