Monday, 28 June 2010

Well that put the D in DOMS...

Normally after a new/tough workout I wake up in pain, this morning I felt fine! I was partly pleased as the pain does often make life rather difficult, but there's always a wee part of me that feels kind of disappointed when it doesn't hurt, like I haven't worked hard enough or something. I know that's not the case though really, you don't need pain for a workout to be effective at all. It's only in the last couple of hours I have started to feel sore, I'm kind of nervous about how I'll feel in the morning! :D I'm not used to such a delay.

Today was a pretty tasty food day though not the best planned.

I made a smoothie that tasted like a black-forest gâteaux for breakfast! I prepared most of it yesterday evening before bed so I could get out the house by 6:30 am with minimal stress in the morning

Cacao powder, coconut butter and xanthan gum in the blender

And frozen cherries, half a banana and 200ml rice milk to be added in the morning - that little bit of planning makes all the difference at that time of the morning!

And of course I had my usual amaretto syrup coffee too. This really does make me so happy, I just love it so much!

I had no snack because the satsumas were all dry and manky tasting in work today

Lunch was left over chilli

Not the most attractive but bloody good! Took about 10 minutes to make and packed with veg (well, fruit technically) and protein too. I meant to take a wholemeal pitta to have with it but forgot so ended up with a shop bought egg mayo sandwich on "brown" bread with it.

Usual snack of veggies and humus in the afternoon and some strawberries

And a new tea

It was OK, but I think it will take a few more tries to get used too. It was quite bitter.

All packed up in a new lunch bag

With a side of hungry cat

I had a green monster for some running energy

And then:

2 min walk

12 min run

1 min walk

6 min run

1 min walk

6 min run

1 min walk

12 min hill sprints - i min flat and walking alternated with 1 min running on an incline, increasing the incline each time.

I started quite high for the hill sprints so they were really tough - I'm fairly feeling it in my butt and hamstrings already, hopefullt I wont be too sore to get the most out of my dumbbell workout tomorrow.

I was starving when I got home so made a Fitnessista style egg white puff with nutritional yeast - I was too hungry to photograph it!

Followed by scrambled eggs (1 whole egg plus the yolk from the other) a touch of milk and smoked salmon - so creamy and indulgent tasting, I could have eaten several more portions!

And roasted tomato soup with rice cakes - last minute carb craving!

Amazingly I still had enough calories left for yet more food! I went for a fruit, seed and nut bar

I also had more strawberries - I was just feeling in a munchy mood!

Calorie Summary
Daily Cal Quota:1399
+ Exercise Cals:533
Total Cal Quota:1932
Calories Consumed:1915
Calories Left:17
Cals to Maintain Weight:1899

Nutrition Summary
Calories (kcal)1915
Protein (g)90.9
Carbohydrate (g)214.1
Fat (g)79.4
Fibre (g)26.7
Fruit & Veg13.3

And I think that's all for today!


  1. Awww, I love your lunchbox. Where did you get it from????

  2. That smoothie sounds delicious! I love the alcoholic amaretto so I think I would love that syrup in coffee, were do you buy it from? x

  3. oh also your cat looks like mine but mine more white also has i im hungry face like your to ha ha xxx

  4. love you lunch bag where you get it from xxxxxxxx

  5. How was The Jeff? Chewy I'd expect.

    Black Forest gateaux smoothie some seriously good!

  6. I love the lunch bag, and that smoothie sounds delicious!

  7. Looks like a yummy day of eats, the smoothie sounds insanely good x x

  8. Is the xanthan gum for energy? Sounds icky :)

  9. hiya just thought id let you know im in real people magazine today if you wann a look xxx

  10. StellaDoesHealthyEating1 July 2010 at 12:43

    Oh cool! Will grab a copy when I'm at the shop this evening!

  11. StellaDoesHealthyEating1 July 2010 at 12:45

    Lunch bag is from TK Maxx! They have a few style in just now :)

  12. StellaDoesHealthyEating1 July 2010 at 12:45

    No not for energy, not icky either! It's a thickener and has no taste and blends right in so you don't even know it's there! It's best used combined with guar gum - you only use like 1/4 tsp of each.

  13. StellaDoesHealthyEating1 July 2010 at 12:47

    There's a specialist coffee shop that sell mini bottles but there's a few places online that do them - it's the same Stuff that Starbucks uses.
    This place does loads of flavours!

  14. Try the Clipper white tea if you haven't already, I find the pomegranite makes it taste bitter.


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