Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On the Wild side

Workout: Jillian Michaels “30-Day Shred,” Level 1. Anything on the floor was subbed out for extra bicep curls, tricep exercise and shoulder raises.

I am so smart. Acknowledging that my legs were sore for a good three days after last week’s attempt at “30-Day Shred,” I decided to give it another go today. A day before a planned run. It’s not that I haven’t run on sore legs before but it should just add injury to insult.

A look at our weather:



Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about something a little more fun. Like my breakfast.

This morning, I paid homage to the Surfer Girl omelet I had at Wild Eggs in Louisville in October.


God, how I miss drinking that much caffeine!


I was in no mood to make an omelet so I opted to go real crazy and make an egg sandwich. Notice I said “egg” and not “egg white” – off the chain.

Here’s what I did:

Put a bit of canola oil and butter in the pan, until it was hot. Threw in two slices of light whole-wheat bread to grill (way better than toasting). When one side of each piece was looking good, I flipped one over to grill the other side and put the other one on top to make room for the egg. Cracked an egg into the skillet. While that was cooking, diced up some avocado, sliced a tomato and got out the sprouts. Grill the second side of the other piece of bread and flip the egg. Blot grease from egg and top with slice of cheese. Take slice of bread that’s grilled on both sides and top with avocado, smooshing it with a fork. Add tomato slices and sprouts (I used broccoli because that’s what we had). Put over-hard egg on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with other piece of bread. If you are going crazy, schmear top piece with reduced fat mayo before topping the sandwich. (Call me Paula Deen because it’s true - I do believe mayo makes a lot of things taste better. )

P.S. If you scrambled the egg or did whites, you could easily toss in some spinach and get a bit closer to the Surfer Girl omelet.

Phew! What a long-winded way of saying, “Hey! Why don’t you try topping your egg sandwich with tomatoes, smooshed avocado, sprouts and mayo?”

What did you have for breakfast today?


  1. Oooh that sounds delicious!
    Way to go with the 30 day shred! Jillian is tough! :0)
    I had scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast (from Jillian's Ripped in 30 plan)! :0)

  2. Look at you - turn 30 and just throw all caution to the wind - you REBEL you!!! :) Sounds super yummy! I'm scared of the 30 day shred - do you think someone like me could get through it? (Maybe not every rep, but maybe some of them?)