Breakfast (9:00 a.m.): Special K cereal with almond milk. The chocolate chips in here are so good! I wish they sell them separately for me to snack on!
Lunch (12:30 p.m.): I had hiyamugi (Japanese noodle, a little thicker than somen) with pre-made dipping sauce, and vegetable and shrimp pancake (onion, garlic chives, carrot, and shrimp).
I really wanted to eat tempura soba but realized that I didn’t have any buckwheat noodle left midway through cooking so I settled for hiyamugi that my fiance apparently purchased and hid in the pantry when I wasn’t watching. I ended up eating two pancakes.
Dinner (5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.): Tiffany, Shannon, and I went for a run after work. We ran around Rose Bowl only once, for a total of 3.1 miles, but they were quality three miles. We walked a little but dashed the last quarter mile like our lives depended up it! I was out of breath at the end and my lungs and heart were pumping but it felt really, really great. YAY to the first workout of 2012!
I had a small bowl of spaghetti with bolognese sauce before the run to make sure that I had enough energy for the workout (which helped tremendously), but we ended up having real dinner at Pita Jungle in Old Town Pasadena afterward. I was actually pretty surprised how clean Colorado Boulevard was, considering that this was the heart of yesterday’s Rose Parade.
We shared a few appetizers (hummus, pita, sliced cucumbers, scallops, and shrimp) and shared the plate of grilled vegetable salad and black bean burger. Oh, and two glasses of red wine.
I’ve gained a few pounds in the last several days, which is not too surprising … but I have to get back on track now. I’m so happy that I’ll be working out with my sister tomorrow!
This is usually how I feel …
When I see my sister … very happy to see her!
When I find out what she is going to put me through for the next 60 minutes
When I have to start
When I can’t do some of the moves (burpies!) because I’m so out of shape
When I’m DONE!
And this is my sister, with her tough love!
Happy birthday Hirono! Here’s to another wonderful year 🙂
I love your face expressions… Do I really look that eeevil when I’m counting 8x TABATA!?
Great food journaling. Glad you’re eating a variety of foods & eating breakfast! Good going on giving your body some carbs before your workout. And replenishing with good source of protein afterwards!
(That Pita place looks good by the way.)
Have a fabulous birthday!
Thanks for reading my daily food intake! I post these pictures for you, Saori! I am starting to appreciate Tabata. Don’t love it yet … and may not even like it, but I’m learning to live with it! LOL.