Thursday, April 22, 2010

O is for the way it is obvious,u is for uncomfortable,c is for...

OUCH !!!!
I was rather excited that I was beginning to feel benefits from the abdominal work so quickly, and pleased that I was not really feeling any soreness from the developing muscles. I think I spoke too soon on that one , for late in the afternoon I started feeling soreness in my glutes , sort of proof to my mind that abdominal muscles influence back muscles in the form of an anatomy lesson I was not likely to forget. I decided to walk it out- ignore it, and by bedtime they were throbbing crybabies that demanded my attention, and woke me in the middle of the night in protest. Tylenol and an Epson salts bath are going to be very good friends of mine today, Progress happens with pain, and healing is a zitch !

Breakfast was cinnamon oatmeal with cottage cheese, pumpkin seeds and half a banana. I thought a little extra protein might be wise while I am trying to build some muscles.

Lunch was couscous salad I made over the weekend with an Peppridge Farm Deli Flat spread with red pepper hummus , sprinkled with a pinch of mozzarella and a big pinch of fresh cilantro and grilled.Yummy ! Some carrot and celery sticks joined in.

Dinner was a wonderful Indian Mango salad on a bed of romaine and watercress with roast broccoli , garlic whole wheat pasta and boneless skinless chicken thighs seasoned with garlic, thyme, paprika and lemon juice. The mango salad is going to appear on our table more often !

Indian Mango Salad

1 red pepper chopped
1 red onion chopped
1/2 tbsp. Mrs Dash
2 mangoes peeled and sliced
2 firm tomatoes -- chopped
1 pinch chili powder
2 stalks celery -- chopped

Mix all ingredients in a covered bowl and refrigerate.


Marisa (Loser for Life) said...

wow, Diane, your family is eating better and better every day! YUM to everything!

Funny, I get that delayed muscle soreness, too!

spunkysuzi said...

That mango salad sounds awesome!!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I hope that your sore muscles get better soon. At least you know you are working out hard!!

For a long time I didn't like mangos, but now I love them!

Jeremy Logsdon said...

I'm not a fan of mango, but I am definitely making that salad with a different fruit in its place. That looks delicious!