Hello and happy Monday! I am glad you enjoyed my winter pictures from yesterday. I love my camera (even though I drool over DSLR!). I made up a lifting program to do for the month of December. It will be 2 alternating workouts for the next few weeks. Today:
Big muscle group start:
- Chin up (I am just going to keep trying a couple of these to build up strength each workout): 2
- Barbell squats: 3 sets of 8 at 85 pounds
Then alternating sets of a pull and a push move:
- Widegrip lat pull down: 3 sets of 8 at 60 pounds
- Pushups: 3 sets of 10
Then alternating sets of lower body, upper body, and core:
- Static lunge: 3 sets of 10 with 25 pound plate
- Prone Cuban snatch (video below): 3 sets of 10 with 10 pound dumbbells.
- Incline reverse crunch: 3 sets of 10.
Here is a video of the PCS – since I know you are all giggling about the name (turn the sound down before starting 😕 ):
Hit the treadmill after that. I loaded up my mp3 player with Christmas music!
Came home and made up some of my patented layered Cream of Wheat:
Half of the blueberry sauce is under the cream of wheat. I could bathe in these Wyman’s blueberries! I love them so. Sometimes brands really do stand out.
Busy work day. They are moving over to a new platform, and I was one of the first to use it today. Gotta love being the guinea pig! It went pretty well, though.
Stopped for lunch. We had some egg whites in the fridge and I decided to make a sandwich with them. Just stuck them in the microwave and got a *giant* puff of egg whites (from 4 eggs). I had to mash this sandwich down to what you see below. Hello protein!
I used laughing cow and a slice of Canadian bacon on it as well. I kind of missed the yolks, but the cheese and bacon made up for it. How could they not? 😉 It’s quite a low calorie and lowfat sammie, too, which is a bonus.
Ornament of the day:
This is a blown glass acorn. I love glass ornaments, but I am scared to have too many. John and I call stuff like this ‘breakware’ because that is what we do to it. My mother bought this for me last year and I love it. It fits all my requirements of shiny and sparkly.
Please forgive dinner, as it is another of my BBQ chicken salads!
Even the gourd snowman was getting ready to enjoy it. Plus a plate of strawberries on the side:
These are really, really good berries. We’ve been here for 3 years and I still cannot get over $2.99 a pound strawberries year round. I don’t know who the buyer is for Hannaford, but they should get a raise!
Question: Are you brand loyal?
Product review coming up tomorrow……