NROLW and green eggs, but no ham!

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Went to my new gym this morning.  There were only about 3 people there, so that was nice to get used to a new environment.  It definitely seems much smaller than the Y (because it is, duh…), so it feels a little cramped to me.  At least it is clean, though and the people there were good about wiping down equipment (yay!).  I was also totally excited about the cable machine because it is adjustable!  The one at the Y, I could only to a reverse or regular woodchop because the pulleys were stationary.  Today I could actually do a horizontal woodchop, like is called for in NROLW!  Happy me!

Here is a video of the horizontal woodchops:

Anyhoo, the workout today.  Oh, I biked to the gym, which is a shade over 2 miles from home.

  • Barbell squat/push press:  3 x 8 at 45#
  • Dumbbell 1 point rows:  3 x 8 at 25#
  • Step ups:  3 x 8  at 30#
  • Push ups:  3 x 8
  • Static lunges with rear foot elevated:  3 x 8  with 25# plate
  • Cable woodchop:  3 x 8  50 pounds
  • Plank:  3 x 2 minute holds (dying!)

It’s going to take me a while to feel at home at the gym, I think, but I’ll get there.  I do have to say that I do *not* like that they play music.  What they play is not even close to what I want to hear.  At least it wasn’t blaring, so I could put on my headphones and not hear much of it.  Listened to Sweeney Todd!

John met me at the gym and we then biked for bagels!

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I was a little tired after the weight workout to do road biking, but I knew the end result would be worth it:

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New employee was a little skimpy with the cream cheese…

Then I had to bike home!  Total bike trip was around 11 miles, so definitely a good workout today.

I made something interesting for lunch:

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It’s a tuna pancake!  It was supposed to be a tuna burger, but I think I needed more tuna.

  • 1 – 2.5 ounce can of tuna
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of oat bran
  • lemon pepper seasoning

Mix together and spread into a heated frypan.  Cook a couple minutes on each side until golden brown.  I served it on top of a bed of greens with a bit of feta cheese.  It was interesting, I’ll say that.  I was going for a tuna burger, but I think I needed more tuna as I could not form this into patties.  And… the last of the fresh blueberries (other than the ones I froze).

Work, work, work, then dinner!  I got a late start on dinner because of doing some stat files.  I continued the egg theme to dinner.  I sauteed up some broccoli, then minced it really fine.  Beat 1 egg with 2 egg whites, added the broccoli and scrambled it up.  It made my eggs green Sam I am!  Topped with some Laughing Cow.  This was excellent.

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After a late night of work, John and I went out for coffee.  Decaf skim latte (the ‘why bother’ drink).  With a touch of honey and nutmeg.

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It’s finally supposed to be cooler tomorrow!  I have been wanted to make some biscotti, so maybe that will be my chance.

Question:  Do like tunes when you work out?

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8 thoughts on “NROLW and green eggs, but no ham!

  1. Jinx!

    Most definately must have tunes. But like you i wanna hear what i wanna hear! So as long as its not blaring i’m good with it. All your food as usual looks delicious. I’ve got to remember the next time i buy a carton of eggs to just immediately hard boil some. Most of the time the eggs sit in the carton until they go out of date. I need to make the effort to eat more eggs!You rock girl! Jinx!

  2. Anne K.

    YES YES YES I AGREE!! This new gym here in AZ plays the most HORRENDOUS music! At least for working out, anyways. It’s all these oldies with a beat that’s always too slow. I have to turn my iPod way up, and it’s sometimes hilarious to hear the clash. When I run outside I don’t wear music for safety reasons, and because it’s a nice chance to connect with my thoughts and surroundings. But in a gym, tunes are a must!! And that latte looks so pretty 🙂

  3. Miz.

    would you could you in a gym? eat them eat them on a whim.

    ok
    that’s sad.
    but it’s my early am attempt at a green eggs homage 🙂

  4. debby

    Evidently music in the gym is a universal conflict (hmmm…kinda like music in the church!) My brother has fought the hard rock stuff in his gym for years, and I noticed in my gym that in the free weights room they play some hard rock, and there was a sign saying that it was a compromise. but it is not too loud, and it doesn’t bother me for some reason. I don’t listen to my own music while working out or walking or anything.

    I like brocolli and eggs too. Much better than beans and eggs, eh–LOL!!

  5. Susan

    Awesome job on doing THREE two-minute planks!! I want to get back up to that again. Or, at least, I say that now. I won’t be that excited about it while I’m trying to hold them 😛

    My number one requirement for gyms is that they have to have windows. For whatever reason, I hate working out in places that look like a dungeon with no natural light. I don’t mind music so much, I’m pretty good at tuning it out! 😛

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