Archive for February 20th, 2012

Ever have a day when everything you ate was very random and very delicious. I had a day like that today.

Peanut butter on an English muffin with Chia seeds. I really wish I had a banana to top this breakfast off, but I was fresh out. So I had an apple instead.

Lobster bisque soup and a whole wheat roll from Zoup.

I had a half of a bag of Red Skinned potatoes left from a previous meal and was not sure what to make, so I started to cut them up and looked in the fridge for what to add, and that’s when I saw the broccoli and the left over 1/2 can of black beans so I thought why not.  Here’s how it came together.

Chop up the potato.

Mix with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper and roast on 450 degrees for 45 minutes.

At the same time I had broccoli roasting with the potatoes on the bottom rack but cut the time down to 25 minutes. About the last 5 minutes I added the broccoli back and also added 1/2 can of black beans.

As soon as it came out of the oven, I topped with a handful of shredded cheese and served. Now that’s a Hot Potato.

We also had a soft shrimp taco with guacamole. I didn’t plan out today’s meals, they just happened. I normally don’t do that I like to plan out my week’s meal ahead of time, but yesterday, when I got home from the Red Wings Game, I had household chores to do and didn’t get a chance to work on a plan, but I’m really happy with today’s menu, I ended up using some leftover ingredients. So it worked out well.

My elliptical workout took me about 36 minutes. I worked on my resistance levels. I did 2-3 minutes at a high resistance, then backed down for 2-3 minutes. I also raised the incline every 6 minutes. When I reached the max incline I worked my way back down. The last 3 minutes I went backwards on the elliptical, it really targets the glutes and the hamstrings.

Today was my leg workout day, so I did the Lean Leg Pyramid Circuit. I really love this workout.


  • 20 Squats
  • 30 Lunges
  • 40 Toe touches (head forward, legs straight, bend down & touch your toes)
  • 50 Second wall sit (sit up against a wall, legs at 90 degrees and hold)
  • 100 Seconds jumping jacks
  • 50 Second wall sit
  • 40 Toe touches
  • 30 Lunges
  • 20 Squats

Dessert was perfect.

Question of the Day? What’s your favorite topping on a hot potato?

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