What I Ate (and Worked Out) Wednesday
May 18, 2011
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Breakfast (actually todays, since I showed you yesterday’s indulgence): breakfast cookie (1/3 c oats, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 Tbsp greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp soy milk) topped with homemade lemon curd (to die for!), greek yogurt, and berries.
Snack (not pictured): tiny apple with Walnut butter
Lunch: Creamy Spaghetti Squash Primavera (semi-homemade) with baby carrots and red grapes (not pictured)
Okay fitness experts, I need your advice! The one thing I’m able to use at the gym is a bike that looks like this:
I can actually fit my boot comfortably on the pedal and get a good cardio workout because it involves my arms as well. I figured I was just out of shape from not working out for a few weeks because it was really challenging to do a solid 40 minutes (10 miles according to the display on the bike). From a doing a bit of research, it’s apparently called an “Airdyne” bike and I learned that it gets harder depending on how hard you’re peddling – now my exhaustion makes sense!
Of course I wanted to know how many calories I was burning, but the display did not allow for age/weight adjustments. According to the bike, I burned 310 calories (which seems low), but according to my heart rate monitor (which calculates it based on age, sex, and the average heart rate during my work out) I burned 575 calories (which seems high). Fitness specialists: I’m assuming my heart rate monitor is more accurate?
Dinner: roasted vegetable and grilled goat cheese sandwich (inspired by a delicious goat cheese grilled cheese from Tina’s blog). I had no regular bread so a sandwich thin had to work! The veggies were left over from a skewer dinner last week.
Dessert: more of my deadly banana cream pudding.
Happy Wednesday all! More than halfway to the weekend!