day 34 — zummbaa, fun… and shin pain??

Woke up today feeling sore!!! awesome lol, and i had a bad right shin pain.. ugh.. i went to zumba and i was planning to do bodycombat afterword also.. 2 hours a cardio!! but my shin was killing me!! i don’t know if it is from the exercise or previous but i didn’t want to push it.

at least i did an hour of zumba! it was a lot of fun… after that i went to the super market to shop for dinner ingredients.

So every Thursday from 7-11pm, I’m on Ambulance Duty! And we’ve made themes for every thursday evening. Tonight is Pasta Southwestern… or something like that… doesn’t make sense really… italian.. southwestern… but whatever, i didn’t think of it…. however I MADE IT WORK. with THIS LOVELY DISH!! called :

Southwest Meatball Skillet!

I got this recipe from
I LOVE THIS SITE! They have awesomeeeeeeeee recipes that are healthy and delicious!!!

Here is the recipe for this dish…. try it!


  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen yellow or white corn
  • 1 15-oz BPA-free can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 2 cups diced vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg whites, bread crumbs, salt and pepper and mix well. Shape into 16 meatballs, each about the size of a golf ball.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add meatballs and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, turning frequently, until browned on all sides. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, broth, lime juice and cumin and mix well. Reduce heat to medium, partially cover and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through. Stir in cilantro and serve.
Nutrients per serving (4 meatballs and 1 cup corn-bean mixture): Calories: 320, Total Fat: 4.5 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 32 g, Fiber: 7 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 37 g, Sodium: 340 mg, Cholesterol: 55 mg

AND LOOOKKKK ^^^^^ nutritional facts! amazing. lol

So I made that for my dinner crew tonight… they are also gonna have pasta and veggie meatballs and peppers… YUM YUM. I have to be careful! With my portions…everything is gonna look so so good!

i’m scared…lol

Anyway… after I made dinner I actually ate lunch. I had :

2 slices of whole wheat toast –   200 calories
2 tablespoons of peanut butter- 190 calories
1 cup of watermelon-                   46 calories
total:                                           436 calories

Not too bad I must say… i was filled!

So … I wrote this blog over several hours so now i’m at the ambulance building! 15 minutes to food.. i’m really hungry… i was on emergency calls bleghhh.. i didn’t have a snack buts okay.. means i can eat a little bit more for dinner..

anyway, that’s it for today! I’ll post a picture of my feast too ;]

good luck everyone!!


3 thoughts on “day 34 — zummbaa, fun… and shin pain??

      1. Roy

        Dancing, painting, singing whatever makes you feel good about yourself, is all that matters.
        Some parts of the world people join laughing classes, they congregate every morning and laugh for 15 to 30 minutes, and claim to have lost weight and improved their health. LOL!
        Whatever works!!

        I had shin splints during a soccer tournament (UN Inter Agency Games), I played through the tournament with the pain – bad idea, it took months to heal. I got it from practicing on hard surfaces. Moral of experience: Use good technique, training shoes, and take it easy on hard surfaces.

        Keep chipping away…

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