Last week I blogged about wanting to become an R.D., and then quickly having my idea squashed when I realized the class schedules would not work. In the meantime, I discovered some great certification programs through ACE that I think will be a good go-between while I figure out what I want to do long-term. I’m registering this week and estimate that it will take me 5-6 months to complete, so finishing in December is my goal. In the end, I’d be a certified Personal Trainer (pre-requisite), and more importantly, a Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach. Exciting, and I’ve already booked my first job! We have a fitness center at work and they do an annual weight-loss program, usually in January, so if I finish my certification in time, I can teach it!
Anyway, shifting from being a weight-management coach to eating out (ha!), I was craving Zucchini Cake Minis and Sweet Potato Fries last night, so we went to Ruby Tuesday for dinner. Sounds like a bad meal, but I had them hold the mayo and butter, so the total calorie count is in the 500-600 calorie range. Not too terrible, although maybe I should have skipped the biscuit? Mmm, it was good, and only added 90 calories.
I actually found another blogger who did a pretty good job of copying the zucchini cake recipe, and making it healthier. Check it out (click the picture):
I forgot to post my menu and workout yesterday, so here you go…
Daily Menu & Workout Plan:
- 7 am – Honey Bunches of Oats cereal with 1% milk, carrot juice, vitamin
- 11 am – leftover Zucchini Cake Mini, strawberry & raspberry medley, 12 almonds
- 1pm – Strength training: legs, cardio circuit
- 3pm – Banana, plain 0% Greek yogurt
- 6pm – Bike ride
- 7pm – Scallops with veggies and 1/2 cup brown rice
I need a new vitamin. Any recommendations? I’m fine with drugstore brands, but there are so many that it’s a little over-whelming.