Today was a bit of a struggle food-wise. I fueled with a protein drink before hitting the Y.
Ran for about 3.5 miles with pace work and then did one of the bonus workouts from NROLW. This was to show the progress I had made and was supposed to do as many reps as possible with the starting weights from 2 months ago. It would probably have been more dramatic if I had started with no weights LOL!
Squats with the 25# bar = 30 reps (finish weight was 110#)
Shoulder press with 15 pound dumbbells = 21 reps (finish weight was 25# dumbbells)
Wide grip lat pull down at 40# = 25 reps (finish weight was 60#)
Lunges with 20 pound dumbbells = 20 each leg (finish weight was 30# dumbbells)
Swiss ball crunches = 32
I definitely have gotten stronger in the last 2 months. I will post workout B in a couple days after I do that. Then a week off from weights!
Anyway, I was eating well up until dinner, and I just got a snack attack big time while we were cooking dinner. I started munching on wheat thins and then some Kashi cereal. Ugh. Probably an extra 400 calories (so much for the run today). I did stop myself from having a donut though, John wanted to go to Dunkins, which is only a mile from our house. So I walked with him and had a coffee with skim milk and decided against the donut, which I really, really wanted – but certainly did not need. I am fighting that “It’s not fair” feeling today. Think it is PMS or something. Ever get those feelings?
I did try something new today:
I had some coupons for these, they are really expensive, so it was certainly a treat. These are very, very good! 3 grams of fiber and 100 calories, sweet and crunchy.
Plus it had blueberries in it! I also had some fresh blueberries today:
I am a berry girl. I eat strawberries almost every day – for some reason, upstate NY has berries available at a really good price year round, which is amazing. Fresh blueberries only come in season in early summer, so I eat as many as I can during that time! The pint packages are available now, which makes me happy!