Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jillian Michael Pwnage

Muahahaha.  Ha.  Today I met a personal longstanding goal of mine.  There was this little cardio kickboxing dvd that I never made it through.  My attempts usually went something like this: turn it on after not working out for months, nearly upchuck after the warm up, turn off and never do it again.  This time is different.  I've been working out pretty regularly, eating decent portions, and drinking tons of water.  So I gave it a go today...and completed it!  And it was so much easier than I imagined.  ::happy dance::

This week has been a little harder.  It's been cold and rainy so I've not been walking as much.  Also not been eating much raw because I need me some hot food when it's freaking cold and moist (bleh) out.  But I am eating healthy and sticking to it.

Sun 1-17-10
rice cereal w/ 1 tbsp dried blueberries, cinnamon, almonds, and almond milk
white bean mash w/ parsley and garlic, low sodium green beans, and romaine salad w/ catalina dressing
2 pineapple rings
dark choc w/ ginger and 8 oz almond milk
millet bowl w/ chickpeas, potatoes, sundried tomatoes, and capers
60 oz water
EXERCISE: 40+ min kickboxing, dancing, jump rope, and pilates

Mon 1-18-10
millet bowl w/ chickpeas, potatoes, sundried tomatoes, and capers
English breakfast tea w/ sugar and almond milk
millet bowl w/ chickpeas, potatoes, sundried tomatoes, and capers
unsweetened pumpkin tapioca pudding w/ agave, choc chips and pecans
unsweetened pumpkin tapioca pudding w/ agave, choc chips and pecans
40 oz water

Tues 1-19-10
rice cereal w/ almond milk, cinnamon, and dried cherries
tofu omelet w/ Meximeat* (500 Vegan Recipes), gluten free queso**, avocado, and tomato
red beans (Kittee tester) and rice
60 oz water
EXERCISE: 20+ min cardio kickboxing, pilates, yoga

*used textured soy protein
**replaced the AP flour in my Not Yo Cheeze Sauce w/ brown rice flour

Not Yo Cheeze Sauce (Gluten Free Version)
2 cups water
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/3 cup brown rice flour
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp mild chili powder
1/8 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp salt (more or less to taste)

2 Tbsp margarine
2 tsp brown deli mustard (stone ground works too but adds flecks of brown)
1/2 cup of your favorite red salsa

In a blender combine water, nutritional yeast, flour, garlic clove, and spices. Blend until smooth. Pour into a saucepan and heat on medium high, stirring frequently with a whisk. When thickened, remove from heat and stir in the margarine and mustard. Stir in the salsa and heat until warmed through. Makes about 3 cups.

More to come tomorrow or Friday.


Laura Jill said...

Awesome, Mo! I'm totally impressed! I keep a food journal, too, and I find it super, super helpful--it keeps me honest. ;) Keep up the great work--one day at a time!


Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

How do you like the Jillian Michaels kickboxing dvd? I just started the 30 day shred and it is great! Congrats on keeping up the healthy habits. :)

Mihl said...

You've been eating so well! And congrats on kicking that DVDs ass :D

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

I've never successfully cooked millet. I feel like a bad cook for it even though no other grains ever give me trouble. What's your secret?

jessy said...

i hear ya on needing some warmer eatz when it's cold outside - especially when it's rainy and cold! cardio kickboxing is hardcore, Monique. hellz yeah! happy dance indeed for kicking the dvds ass! your cheeze sauce sounds excellent - i love the addition of mustard and salsa. totally going to give it a try the next time we have mexican yummies. thanks!

Sherrie said...

Looking good! WTG on the pownage!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Well done for getting through the DVD - you're doing GREAT!
Loving the sound of that cheeze sauce.