some basil from my garden! I told the husband this while walking out the door. I love love love having a garden even if it is in pots.
I also picked another cucumber 🙂
Tonight was penne pasta with tomato basil marinara sauce (I had to make alfredo for the husband since he doesn’t like “red sauce”). I made salads with a lettuce mix, blue cheese and I had fat free balsamic vinaigrette, and the husband had ranch (picky much?). Anyway…
3/4 uncooked penne (serving size)= 1 cup cooked penne
Italian Chicken Sausage (5 links)/ 5 servings
1/2 cup marinara sauce
salad with ff dressing and blue cheese (40 calories)
Calorie Count: 430
I also hard boiled 6 eggs for quick protein. 70 calories per egg. Boiled like this: How to make the best hard boiled eggs
I then went to Body Pump. Surprisingly, my dinner didn’t feel like a rock in my stomach! The squat track was super hard tonight. My quads are still burning!
Before dinner, around 3, I had a cup of red pitted cherries. Eating them like this is easy because you can put the stem and pit back in the cup.
Calorie Count: about 84
I finished the night off with satisfying a killer chocolate craving!
180 calories per 1/2 cup
Calorie Count: 180
Total Calories today: 1254
Notice that I do not subtract the amount of calories I burn during class from my calorie intake. It just makes me aware of it. It also makes me feel like I can have treats because I worked out. Not because “I deserve it,” but because I burned calories and can eat more calories. I hate when people get into the “I deserve it” mindset. It gets you into trouble. You shouldn’t eat like a pig because you think you “deserve it” after working out, but you can eat portioned treats and enjoy yourself without guilt.