Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Together as a Team

Do you have a typical "routine" for your weekly days? I have a general routine, and when I stray from it, I just feel off. Needless to say, I try to stick with my routine. Well, today was one of those days that just didn't go as planned.

First and foremost, I was crazy hungry and tired all freakin' day. I am thinking it's because I have been working out so much?

I had clinical this morning, so I got up super early (4:45 is for the birds) and made my morning protein shake (vanilla whey + a banana, grapes, ice, & water). I then packed a small bag (portion size) of unsalted pretzels to take to eat half way through clinical so I wouldn't be starving by lunch (epic fail). I ate that, and after post conference I had a subway 6 inch roasted chicken breast on wheat with spinach, pickles, olives, banana peppers, and mustard. I also had some grapes that I packed in my bag. I then got home from lab around 4 and had a small portion of left over chicken pieces with peppers and onions.

All throughout the day I was so sleepy, even though I got great rest the night before, that I needed a nap. It is a rare day when I nap, but today it just needed to happen. Normally, I get home from lab on Wednesdays around 4 and then automatically get dressed and head to the gym to get my work out on. Since I napped today, I bummed around and then finally MADE myself get off my butt and get to the gym. I was totally not in the mood to work out, but I looked at my vision board and made myself. I ran a hard 2 miles and was satisfied with that.... my legs are really sore from the long runs I've been doing.

I got home from working out at 8pm and my hubby had cooked cornflake chicken and asparagus for dinner since he knew I wouldn't feel like cooking so late. It's the little things that remind me of how much I value & love my partnership with my husband. Marriage, or any relationship really, is a team initiative. In order to succeed to the best of your ability, working together will achieve that. So, I would just like to say thank you to my handsome husband for doing things that he doesn't even realize that de stress and help me out.

I have been trying not to eat after 8pm, but I didn't get home until 8 and I was starving (go figure) and figured I needed a good meal after running. So Ryan & I split a chicken breast and had some asparagus.

I dipped mine in some fat free ranch and hot sauce... Yum! It was delicious.

He also marinated some chicken breasts for tomorrow with the new jerk marinade that my parents brought home for him from their vacation Jamaica. The weather has been so nice, so I think he's going to grill them outside!

There are a number of cornflake chicken recipes, but I have adapted ours and this is the way we've made it for years.

-Boneless chicken breasts (thin and prepped) I usually have about 4 pieces
-1 cup of cornflake crumbs (I put mine in a zip lock bag and crush)
-1/2 cup of skim milk
-Seasoning of your choice if you'd prefer (I don't add any, but most of the recipes call for salt/pepper)

Put the crumbs (& seasoning if you choose) in a small bowl. In a separate bowl pour your milk. Dip your chicken breasts in the milk, and then in the crumbs. Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray; place prepared chicken on the sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.



  1. Thanks for the motivation Amy! I've felt off for a few days and have been dragging to get my workouts in. I pushed myself tonight too and had one of the best runs I've had in a long time. (Funny how our bodies work.)

  2. I feel ya! I get those hungry\tired days too :) Good for you for powering through to get in a little workout!!

  3. I plan my workouts for the week. 6 days.
    So cardio is a must everyday but I like to mix in other things like weight lifting or yoga.

    Monday: chest/arms and a run
    tuesday: Legs and some jump rope for cardio
    Wednesday: Shoulders and Back and a run
    Thursday: Yoga
    Friday:Core and a run
    Saturday: Yoga and a tabbata workout
    Sunday: off

    It is really fun to always have the weight lifting scheduled and the cardio is up in the air but makes it interesting.

  4. Nice! I do weight lifting usually every other day.. I forget to blog about it :)