Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fat (Burning) Tuesday

I have decided to devote Tuesdays as the 30 Day Jump Start Update. It has been a little over a week since starting and I have been pretty loyal to it, but it can be so hard, especially when you are doing it alone.

First day was great, I made and ate everything that I was suppose to and worked out for an hour at the gym. Burned 665 calories! I always do this, I over exert myself the first time I get started on a new workout plan. I don't mean over exert myself like I almost passed out and could not move for 4 days, but I was suppose to only walk for 20 minutes but instead was on the elliptical jamming to Ke$ha for an hour straight.

I kept up the workout for the next few days, but a horrible day on Thursday put that to a halt. I then kept finding excuses not to keep working out: "I have too much reading" "I am exhausted" "I just want to relax before dinner". Needless to say, I did not pick up working out again until today, but I walked around the apartment for nearly a hour while catching up with some of my friends back in Raleigh which made it so much easier to do.

I wish I had more to report, I actually have no idea where my scale is. It is somewhere in the 2394873247 boxes that are in my dining room. Therefore I actually am not sure of my starting weight or if I lost any weight (helpful I know). I will try my best to locate it and have more helpful information next week.

I thought I would post my favorite meals of the week, so perhaps you can enjoy them too:

Pork Tenderloin and Wild Rice:

Pork Tenderloin

Wild rice cooking

Yum Yum
To Prepare: I just cut the pork tenderloin into pieces and seasoned with salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and it should be ready.
Wild Rice: Prepared according to box directions (classy I know) topped with sea salt!

Pesto Pizzettes:
This was my favorite dish by far of the week. However there was a struggle with the polenta. I am not sure if you have ever tried to make polenta, but its harder than it seems, even if it is "instant". First of all the book said that I could buy it in a roll and just slice and it would be ready to use. Not true. I was unable to find such a magical polenta roll. I did find instant polenta, which only takes three minutes but also make a RIDICULOUS amount of polenta. I started to pour the powder into the boiling water and as soon as it hit the water the polenta mixture starting boiling out of the pot and popping onto my skin burning me in the process.

Finished Polenta, see how much?!

Pesto Pizzettes!

To Prepare:  Once you have tackled the polenta disaster, cut into squares or circles (or your favorite shape). Top with marinara sauce, a teaspoon of pesto (I used the sundried tomato kind), mozzarella cheese and strips of roasted red bell pepper. Bake in the oven on broil until the cheese is melted and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy the recipies and tell me what you think!
Off to bed so I can be up early for my 4 hours class ::groan::

hate early. must kill early.

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