Tuesday, January 13, 2009

wrap it up

i am addicted to making wraps with the "flat out" brand of tortilla wraps that i bought in the united states a couple of months ago. i bought four packs and froze them, and now i am into them with a vengeance. for breakfast i make egg and cheese wraps, and for lunch, tuna and hummus wraps. today's lunch wrap also included onion and zucchini that i sauteed this morning. each wrap is only 90-100 calories and 9g fiber, which is only 1 weight watchers point. amazing! it's nice to get the taste of bread without going crazy on the carbs.

last night after work i headed right downstairs to the condo gym. i did 30 minutes on the elliptical and then some sit-ups and bootylicious exercises. i wore my HRM and overall my calorie burn was over 300, and my heart rate stayed in the upper 150s and 160s during my cardio. that is a high heart rate! last spring when i was running 5-6 miles, my HR would stay about about 140. am i grossly out of shape? i know swimming cardio is different than sweaty running/elliptical cardio, but still.

on the elliptical i played this game with myself to pass the time. 2 minutes using arms, and then 2 minutes without arms, or "running" on the spot. both are very effective. i can really feel the burn in my arm muscles when i'm using the arm ski poles (or whatever they are), and it's much harder on the legs to not have any arm help. i had so much energy it was hard to get to sleep last night!

today i have more big exercise plans. either swimming or using the elliptical again. i want to get it done before watching the biggest loser. i'm going to watch it tonight (instead of taping) and do some trinket organization. desk drawers, makeup cases, jewelry boxes. a major purge is needed. yesterday i bought some cheap makeup on ELF so i need to make room. aren't you supposed to throw out makeup that is 6-months old? i still have eyeshadows from HIGH SCHOOL. yes, that's ten or more years people. scary thought.

8 comments:

dailygoods said...

i could eat a wrap all 3 meals of the day! i love them too!! heres an article that can help you out with the makeup ordeal :)
http://beauty.about.com/od/makeuptrickstips/a/shelflife.htm

Jen said...

I do all the "games" while doing cardio as well!!! It helps make the time go by SO much faster!!!

I SHOULD throw out some makeup...but I love it...if it looks off, it is definitely gone though!!!!

Vanessa said...

I love wraps! I haven't had a breakfast wrap for ages.

I need to go through my makeup. Pretty sure I have stuff in there that I haven't worn for years...

Haley said...

Hmmm...haven't tried that brand of wraps -- I'll have to check it out, and break my Mission wrap habit. :)

Anne said...

I'm going to the states in a couple of weeks, I have to remember to get those wraps!!

fittingbackin said...

I've been trying to find those flat out wraps when I heard about them from Chandra! Where did you find them? Why can't I? I'm jealous!

I know NOTHING about HRM! :(

Bi0nicw0man said...

Safeway sells the Flat Outs, just so ya know. But watch out because some of them are 2-3 points.

I also have some crazy eye shadows and stuff from high school...and I'm older than you!

Lex said...

The excersize games do make things more interesting and help the time pass by!

I did a makeup purge last year, and it was heartbreaking!! I hate parting with my makeup, but it needs to get done!