Crazy Month in Review

Boy, you sure all want some of that Attune chocolate!  Not that I blame you.  If you haven’t entered yet, get moving :mrgreen:  Sorry for the non-US residents on this one.  I’ll have another giveaway this month that will be for everyone! 😀

This week is a non lifting week, which feels pretty weird.  Makes for short gym sessions, too.  I almost ran outside, but some sidewalks are a little sloppy still – so maybe later this week. We have temps in the mid 30s this week!  Spring is coming, you can just feel it.

Anyway, I did a 5K treadmill run.  The treadmills at my gym have a 5K button, so I thought I would give it a try to see what it was.  Well, it was an incline workout!  What I thought were going to be speed increases were actually incline increases.  There was a 5 minute segment at 3%, which is more steep than I usually do.  I kept my pace at 5.5 mph to challenge myself on that section.  I was sweating a lot when I finished.  I am such a sweater…  even at 3 miles. 😳

Lovely brekkie this morning of custard oat bran.

While this was good, the egg didn’t make these creamy like they do with regular oats.  I forgot how dense and filling oat bran is.  We have an embarrassing amount of oat products on our shelf in the pantry.  I should take a picture of it.

Had one of those frustrating days at work where instructions were not clear, which led to mistakes and time wasting to get things figured out.  The company I work for is not always the most ‘with it.’  Sigh…..

I tried something different for lunch – a corn tortilla!  I like the Smart Carb wraps, but there is something so tasty about the real deal.  I put some laughing cow on it and an egg/egg white mix.

It was really, really good!  You’ll see more of these (the package is big LOL).  Is it me, or is there something funny about this picture??

In looking back at the past month, what a crazy month it has been for me!  I squished a lot into the month:

Went to New Orleans and then on a Cruise!

Dr Oz show

photo shoot

I also learned an awful lot.  I realized that I am normal.  I decided to try to make the scale move again.  It’s just been a crazy time.  I have no idea what is in store for me for March.  I am only hoping for one thing, and that is the sale of my rental house.

Dinner time meant Hughjass salad!  We had cooked chicken in the fridge, which makes meal times so easy.

This is super quick, too.  I just chop the chicken and mix with BBQ sauce.  I don’t need any other dressing that way.  Top onto a big bowl of lettuce and crumble on some feta.  Slivered almonds are a nice touch, but I forgot them 🙂

Didn’t forget these, though! 😀

Made a new protein snack that has some interesting potential.  I mixed some FF ricotta (John bought this) with some protein powder and cinnamon, and it kind of is like a cheesecake filling.

This combo was chocolate PP.  Last night I tried vanilla.  This would probably be quite good spread on a graham cracker or topped with some jam!  Stats are good at any rate.  115 calories and 19 grams of protein!

Good eating day today – yay!

Question: Was February interesting for you in any way?

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20 thoughts on “Crazy Month in Review

  1. Kristin

    OOh great idea mixing ricotta and protein powder. I’m going to have to try that! Nice job sticking with the run at that incline! The most I’ve ever done is 2%, so I imagine 3 was quite tough.

    Good luck with your rental!
    .-= Kristin´s last blog ..Finally out of the Gym! =-.

  2. Jane

    Mmmmm…your eggs look so nicely cooked!

    You did have a crazy month! Super-fun, though. Mine was crazy, but not at all in the same way. Started a new job. The Small One had her first ER visit.
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..I Blew It =-.

  3. Leah

    Yes, a crazy one, but not one you’ll forget. Somehow I missed the photo shoot post, but I just read it. How neat for you! Can’t wait to check it out in May!

    I’m finishing up C25K. Here’s to an exciting March with more challenges ahead and thus more victories! 🙂
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..ATTUNE giveaway =-.

  4. Fran

    No February was kind of boring. Due to the weather (lots of snow) not much appointments, not being able to run outside, done with the winter.
    So I’m happy it’s March, March always feels like spring, the sun rises earlier: I don’t leave and come home in the dark anymore. The sun has been shining two days in a row now.

    So March: bring it on! I’m ready!

  5. Susan

    Haha, I definitely spent some time looking at your lunch picture trying to figure out if it was in the shape of a face or something 😛

    I’ve never done a treadmill program before!! I’m such a wuss when it comes to inclines on the treadmill. 2% is the highest I’ve ever done. I don’t really care for incline walking, my leg muscles don’t really appreciate it, plus it’s just strange to sweat while only walking.

    I’ve been having a similar snack at night! Except it’s with cottage cheese, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, raisins and a light drizzle of maple syrup. Mmmmmm…
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Fatty February Wrap-Up & Then Some =-.

  6. Shelley B

    I sweat like a crazy woman when I work out – hence my 80’s sweatbands. It helps!

    I love corn tortillas – and at 55 calories each, I would rather have then then the wraps most of the time. They are just so flavorful.

    My February was spent in breathless anticipation of my first 5K – not as wild as yours but crazy fun just the same! I think I would need a vacation from your February, lol!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..GLOW Run 5K Recap! =-.

  7. Pubsgal

    Oh, my, what a month! Belated congrats on the Dr. Oz show and on the photo shoot! (I read during my bloggy break, but wasn’t commenting much. Yep, February was interesting for me, too.)

    I think the thing that frustrated me with the 5K setting on the treadmill I used was that it popped over to the cooldown mode, so I didn’t see my final time on the 5K! Growl. And I couldn’t figure out if there was a way to view the 5K time separately from the total workout time. And yes, I hear you on the incline intervals…ugh! I usually do speed intervals rather than incline intervals, and I obviously should be doing both.
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..I’m Back (With Photos and a Race Report!) =-.

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