Marinara chicken melts!
To make the melts, I combined about two cups of shredded chicken that we had leftover from a chicken we roasted over the weekend. I then poured marinara sauce over the meat until it was saturated in tomato sauce.
After toasting two pieces of whole wheat bread, I topped the bread with the chicken and some shredded cheese and microwaved it until the cheese melted a bit.
Roasted green beans added a pop of green to the plate.
Not too shabby for a Monday night!
After dinner and a walk with Sadie, we watched The Bachelor (and the Bulls game during the commercials… plus Ryan DVRed it). Courtney had me swirling further and further in to a world of irritation with each lip bite and “winning” comment. Ah.
I capped off the night with a little bit of reading and am about halfway through The Night Circus. I’m entertained, but not enthralled.
Today’s workout was good. I started with a 20-minute cardio warm up split between the stair master and the elliptical, which I completed while reading a 2009 issue of Shape magazine. I take what I can get!
Then it was time for an upper body and abdominal workout. I kept things movin’ pretty quickly today and my arms and abs were feeling the burn.
I really liked alternating abdominal exercises with upper body strength exercises. It was a nice change of pace and kept me entertained and working hard.
Breakfast this morning looked like donkey doodoo, but tasted great.
I made myself a bowl of chocolate protein oats by stirring up the following before microwaving it for two minutes (stirring every 30 seconds to prevent overflow):
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 scoop Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Extreme Milk Chocolate protein powder
- 1 spoonful peanut butter
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- Enough almond milk to make everything moist
A cup of peppermint crème coffee brought a punch of caffeine to the table.
The caffeine buzz is getting to me today in a good way. I’m feeling productive and am off to make the most of it!