I’m so glad it’s Thursday..the weekend is so close! Yesterday I worked the usual full day followed by a visit to the gym for Day 32 of LiveFit training. It was Arms, Abs & Cardio day. This workout seemed to take longer than normal. I was at the gym for almost 2 hours! Gosh I remember the days I never understood how my boyfriend could spend 2 hours at the gym…well, now I understand!
Here’s a snapshot of my lifting for the day.
I had a little easier time this week doing a barbell curl of 30 for 10 reps (3 sets). Last time I did these I was struggling to finish so I’m glad I got through it a bit easier this time. This girl is getting stronger 🙂 For abs, this was the first time I’ve ever done jackknife sit-ups. They are HARSH. I felt so akward doing them because my legs and back never formed a perfect “V” like they are supposed to. I felt sloppy but I got through them with a killer burn in my abs.
After lifting for about an hour and 15 minutes, I headed to the treadmill to do some medium intensity cardio. I’m still trying to wrap my head around medium intensity cardio..since I always push myself too hard. I’m trying to stay around the 140bpm heart rate. It’s hard for me to stay low..so most of this workout I was around 160ish. I treadmill’d it up for 36 min and called it a day.
After my workout I headed to the grocery store to get some food for dinner. I picked up a carton of egg whites, fat free shredded cheddar and a green pepper. I decided to make some egg muffins with turkey bacon and green pepper and cheese. They turned out pretty darn good..and VERY healthy!
(Pictured above: one muffin without green peppers and one with them)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Add 3 teaspoons of egg whites to each muffin tin.
- Spread out 1/2 green pepper (diced) throughout the muffins.
- Preheat 4 strips of butterball turkey bacon in the microwave and distribute them within the muffins.
- Cook at 375 for about 40 minutes. I then took them out of the oven to sprinkle a teaspoon of fat free cheddar on each one and put back in the oven for just a minute to melt.
They were perfectly portioned muffins. Here is the breakdown on nutrition:
- Serving Size: 1 egg muffin
- Calories: 45
- Fat: 0g
- Carbs: 1g
- Protein: 8g
- Sodium: 190mg
Now those are some good numbers!!! Fat free and only 1 carb with lots of protein. I’ll take those numbers any day of the week!