Double Duty

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Around 5:00 PM, I drank a Green Monster:

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My GM contained:

 

  • 1 cup unsweet almond breeze
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 banana
  • ice

 

My dad made a yucky face when I forced him to try it… hah! I swear they are good!

 

I also had watermelon:

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I settled down in bed to try to read several long documents for The Holistic Doctor Is In, and I made a valiant effort for about 30 minutes… but my eyes started to get so heavy.  I decided to take my work with me to the gym and do double duty.  I actually think better on cardio equipment than I do at a desk!

 

Here’s what I did:

 

  • 15 minutes elliptical
  • 15 minutes walking on the treadmill at 3.5 mph at a 3.0 % incline
  • 10 minutes walking on the treadmill at 4.0 mph at a 3.0 % incline
  • 20 minutes walking on the treadmill at 3.5 mph at a 3.0 % incline

 

During the first 15 minutes on the treadmill, I carried two 5 pound handweights and did the following exercises while walking:

 

  • Bicep curls
  • Military presses
  • Shoulder shrugs
  • Arm pumps

 

After the 1 hour of cardio (the documents were reallly long), I did several ab exercises:

 

  • 50 bicycle crunches
  • 40 regular crunches

 

By the time I got home, I was understandably STARVING and wanted a quick dinner.

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I made an egg bagel with melted cheese.

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Plus a side salad.

 

Stay tuned for the Project Glow recap tomorrow AM! 

{ 14 comments }

 

  • Recipes for Creativity May 25, 2009, 5:57 pm

    Did you dad try the GM?? They taste so much better than people expect!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) May 25, 2009, 6:42 pm

    I need to try a green monster again. I tried it once and I didn’t like it at all!

  • Matt May 25, 2009, 7:04 pm

    I had a sandwich like that for lunch, but it had ham on it šŸ™‚

  • Help Meghan Run May 25, 2009, 7:36 pm

    Yum! šŸ™‚ That egg sandwich looks amazing, I just got some fresh bagels so I might have to try it.

    http://www.HelpMeghanRun.com

  • Niki May 25, 2009, 7:48 pm

    Great idea to walk while reading documents!! I will have to try that once I start back to school!

  • Bec May 25, 2009, 7:52 pm

    can’t wait to see the results of project glow, my dad gags at the fact that I put oatmeal on my PB!

  • Christina May 25, 2009, 8:02 pm

    Good way to multitask! That’s why I love the elliptical so much šŸ™‚ Never thought of reading while walking on the treadmill though!

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks May 25, 2009, 8:15 pm

    I love green monsters! I get weird looks when I make them though, hehe.

  • Amanda May 25, 2009, 8:22 pm

    MM I have started making GMs .. with spinach though. Have you tried slicing up the banana and freezing it? I use frozen banana and don’t ned ice, which I have found makes the consistency think and like a milkshake!!

  • spicygranola May 25, 2009, 8:25 pm

    you are one mean lean multitasking lady, well not mean, but it rhymed. Good luck getting back to your busy schedule tomorrow

  • Stacey May 26, 2009, 2:49 am

    whoa, that bagel looks really tasty! what brand are they and where might I find them?! IF you dont mind sharing šŸ™‚

  • Lauren May 26, 2009, 4:11 am

    Hey Caitlin,

    Hope you had a great Memorial Day! That blows that you still had to do some work.

    Girl you amaze me how much you’ve been working lately.

    Hope you get a well deserved break soon.

    Take care hun!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 26, 2009, 4:14 am

    stacy – the bagels are thomas english muffin-brand bagels. they are SO good. i got them at the reg grocery store.

  • seesaraheat May 26, 2009, 6:41 am

    I’ve tried a lot of green monsters but for some reason I just cannot do the kale. I’m starting to think that maybe I got a bad bunch, is it supposed to be really bitter? I love the ones with spinach though, yum.

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