Monday, January 18, 2010

C25K Workout #1/Week 2, Pizza Dinner and Cooking Marathon

Ahhhh! I"m so behind on blog reading - bear with me - it's on my To-Do list for tonight. :) I hope you all had lovely weekends, although I was sad to see that not all of you had long weekends. Grrrr. Mine was long but I don't feel like I took advantage of it as much as I should have. Here goes!!

Yesterday ended up being a nice day! It was beautiful outside so Austin went out and bummed around in the yard and washed our cars – sweet! Me and Reuben visited him, but mostly we stayed in the kitchen watching friends and cooking! For breakfast I made a fancy grilled cheese, then I had a snack of pita/hummus, and then me and Reubs made the following:

  • 4 servings of chicken & mushroom pesto
  • 4 servings of chicken in tomato sauce with feta
  • 4 servings of chicken marsala
  • 4 servings of breaded breakfast chicken sammies
  • 4 servings of ham & cheese breakfast hot pockets
  • 4 servings of tomato pesto pizza
  • 4 servings of beef tacos

Yay! I’m good to go for the week and ready to have a successful work out week!! During cooking I made a lean cuisine (trying to rid those from my fridge - i'm down to 3!), and had a few dove chocolates. Around 5:30 I headed to the gym for Week 2, Workout #1 of C25K! Instead of 1.5 minutes walking alternated with 1 minute running, it’s 1.5 minutes of running alternated with 2 minutes of walking. Here goes!

1 – 6 minutes: warm up; walking at 4.0
6 – 7.5: running at 6.3
7.5 – 9.5: walking at 4.0
9.5 – 11: running at 6.3
11 – 13: walking at 4.0
13 – 14.5: running at 6.3
14.5 – 16.5: walking at 4.0
16.5 – 18: running at 6.3
18 – 20: walking at 4.0
20 – 21.5: running at 6.3
21.5 – 23.5: walking at 4.0
23.5 – 25: running at 6.3
25 – 30: cool down; walking at 4.0

C25K ended up being 2.37 miles burning 135 calories in 30 minutes. I must say that it felt super easy... I guess this is the point/a good thing?! I thought about it and with 6 running intervals x 1.5 minutes = about 9 minutes of running which at 6.3 is almost a mile - not bad! I stayed on to get to 3 miles, which took me to 172 calories burned. Then I hopped on the elliptical machine for a mile at resistance 5 for 10 minutes, which took me to 236 calories. Then I got back on the treadmill for 1/4 mile cool-down which left me a total of 258 calories burned in 56 minutes. Not a bad workout! I headed home and had a popcorn snack, then I tossed the tomato pesto pizza in the oven and through together a quick salad. Yum!







My portion!

My portion with my baybay salad!


Then it was shower time and time to get ready to go back to work – BLAH! This week is going to be crazy since I’ll be out all the following week. I ended up at 1,597 calories, 184 carbs, 67 fat grams and 69 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

33 comments:

Anne Marie said...

The pizza looks amazing!

redhead75 said...

Oh my! That pizza looks awesome!

That workout looks great! Anything to get the old HR up and down is okay in my books :)

Therese said...

I love that feeling of a workout starting to get easier!

That pizza looks sooooooo good :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Beautiful pizza!

Wow. That's a cooking marathon for sure! Great job!

Have a great week!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

pizza looks yum. I haven't had pizza in awhile. I think it's in my future this week.

inmytummy said...

That pizza looks so good.

Great job with the Couch to 5K. Before you know it, you'll be running the whole time!

Mom on the Run said...

Great job with the Couch to 5K! I love that program. I actually want to get started on it myself.

That pizza looks soooooo good!!

Big Pissy said...

That pizza looks delicious!

I think I need to move up to the 'retta so you can be my personal trainer. ;-)

beforeandforever said...

I have GOT to get into this way of prepping meals like you have. Even reading your list of prepped meals made me feel happy and stress free - I need that in my life!

april said...

Wow that pizza looks professional! You should come cook for me! haha

homecookedem said...

WOW! That pizza looks so amazing!! If you hear a knock on the door, it's just me comin' over to get a slice, haha! :)

Great workout!! That's great that it's already feeling easier.

Have a great day!! :)

Jennifer said...

hey girl how are you thanks for writing back on sparkpeople... ure recipes look beyond amazing! i want some of that pizza!!! holy yum!! im doing the c25k now!

Kacy said...

That pizza looks so dang good!

prettyface said...

Dang- LOVE that pizza and salad...My stomach just growled.

I also love the feeling when a workout gets easier- I just got back from the gym and I feel so awesome right now.

Meredith said...

All that cooking takes time but is so worth it on busy weeks. I love the pizza and salad! It looks so good.

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Great job!!! The pizza looked so good.

Sunny said...

the tomato pesto pizza looks delicious! i want some!!!

lauradishes said...

I can never get over how much meal prep you can knock out at once! That pizza looks great!

Mica said...

I love that you do cooking marathons and crank out a lot all at one time. I'm trying to incorporate this strategy into my life.

I always think "sauceless" pizza sounds unappealing, but your pesto one looks great!

Neesha and Dustin said...

That pizza looks SOOO tasty. I'm going to have to buy some whole wheat dough from our pizza place and make some (they sell huge balls of dough for about .50. It's awesome!!! and makes three pizzas, at least!) Thanks for the tasty inspiration!

Pam said...

That pizza looks amazing - pesto is so good.

sophia said...

OHMIGOSH! The pizza looks amazing!! Love the fresh, brilliant pesto in there!

intheskinny said...

You are a cooking machine! That pizza looks straight out of a cooking magazine!

Kelly Pearce said...

I have a quick question... whenever you cook ALL of that food, do you freeze it or do you put it back in the fridge? I guess that it can stay good for a few days in the fridge? I have just always wondered this.... kind of a weird question, I know!

Erica said...

Nice! As you know, I am also a HUGE fan of prepping meals ahead of time. you did some kick butt work in the kitchen. The pizza looks restaurant quality. Hope your week is fab

Melissa said...

That pizza makes my mouth water!!! Is the recipe somewhere or did I miss it?

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Nice job on the C25K workout! That's how I got started :D
That pizza looks freakin' amazing.

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Pam said...

That pizza looks amazing - pesto is so good.

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Great job!!! The pizza looked so good.

prettyface said...

Dang- LOVE that pizza and salad...My stomach just growled.

I also love the feeling when a workout gets easier- I just got back from the gym and I feel so awesome right now.

Meredith said...

All that cooking takes time but is so worth it on busy weeks. I love the pizza and salad! It looks so good.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Beautiful pizza!

Wow. That's a cooking marathon for sure! Great job!

Have a great week!