Hope you are all having a great day!
Still muggy around here. Today was the B workout of Stage 4 (not 5, like I said the other day) for New Rules of Lifting. Preworkout snack was 1/2 of this bar (I ate the rest with lunch):
John brought me a couple bars back as a little present when he was away this weekend. How sweet 😀 It was pretty good, like a soft granola bar. Not much protein, but that is okay preworkout.
- Barbell deadlift: 1 x 8 55 pounds, 1 x 8 65 pounds, 1 x 8 70 pounds
- Bulgarian split squat: 3 x 8 25# plate
- Underhand grip lat pulldown: 1 x 8 50#, 1 x 8 55 #, 1 x 8 60#
- Reverse lunge with forward reach: 3 x 8 – 8 pound dumbbells
- Prone Cuban snatch: 3 x 8 – 8 pound dumbbells
- Swiss ball crunch: 3 x 8
- Reverse crunch: 3 x 8
- Lateral crunch: 3 x 8
- Prone cobra: 3 x 2 minute holds.
Now I feel tired holding the prone cobra for so long. I actually think I felt something in my back, maybe it does do something after all. Then I did some recumbent biking.
Got a text from John that he was biking to meet me – so off I went for Bagel Day, jr. (Sunday is official Bagel Day).
Now *this* is a cup of coffee! I don’t know if you can appreciate how big this cup is that they gave me!
Plus the star of breakfast. Num.
I am just feeling off today. Definitely not radiant, and I’m not sure why. I have gotten a headache in the afternoon for the last 3 days and I don’t know why. I haven’t changed any eating patterns. Maybe it is the heat. I have been guzzling water, so I doubt it is dehydration. But I am definitely a wee bit cranky, too. Of course, that makes me snacky.
Because it was hot, I decided to try the sample of Amazing Grass for lunch that I got from Annabel. This stuff is flying around the internets.
I used 1/2 of a frozen banana, 1/2 cup of milk and 6 ounces of water.
Ingredients as follows (if you can read it).
I have to say, it didn’t look very appetizing. Gray looking. Not like the colorful spinach smoothies!
At first I took a sip and liked it, but then I got a very bitter after taste. It was almost like a Splenda back taste, but there is no fake sugar in it. Weird. Each time I sipped I thought I liked it, then the bitterness set in. Maybe it’s the kale? Anyway, doubt I would be purchasing this anytime soon. Although I am really glad I got a chance to try it! I did like the bars, they were date bars like Larabars.
Afternoon snacky. Instead of dealing with my crankiness, I ate this.
I laid down around 4:00 after taking some ibuprofen to get rid of the headache and dozed a little. Not sure why it takes so long for stuff to kick in. After an hour, I was tempted to take more, but just waited it out. John offered to cook me a hamburger for dinner, but that was totally unappealing. So I had a dinner of champions:
Baked tostitos, salsa, and cheese.
Just finished up with work for the day. Only 1 day left before the weekend! Tomorrow is payday, too. Yay!
I am feeling ice cream coming on tonight. I mentioned it to John, and he is all for it, so probably will be going out for the real deal (no yogurt).
Question: Have you tried any Amazing Grass Products?