Back to normal

I woke up with a little bit of a food hangover today LOL.  Anyone else??  I ate a lot of food yesterday, but you know what?  I enjoyed every single bite.  I ate what I wanted, enjoyed it,and feel absolutely no regret.  And that feels really good!  I like that food is not an enemy anymore.

In an effort to get back to normal, I hit the gym.  Unlike most Saturdays now where it is a run day, I did weights instead.  Reason one being that I did 2 days of running in a row (10 miles total), and I have never run 3 days in a row.  My feet were kind of tired today.  Reason 2 is that I missed a normal Friday lifting session.  Anyway, this is what I did:

  • Chinups:  2 sets of 2
  • Romanian barbell deadlift:  3 sets of 8 at 75 pounds

Alternating sets:

  • Barbell bench press:  3 sets of 8 at 55 pounds
  • Seated lat row:  3 sets of 8 at 55 pounds

Alternating sets:

  • Reverse lunges with 1 dumbell on shoulder: 3 sets of 8 at 20 pounds
  • Arnold press: 3 sets of 10 with 10 pound dumbbells
  • Planks:  2 sets of 90 second holds

Then I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes.  I was swimming in testosterone today.  This is why I don’t normally lift on Saturdays.  I was the only woman in the whole gym today and I had men standing on each side of me in the free weight section.

Came home to a good,clean, superfood-filled breakfast!

Cream of wheat, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice (a tsp!), cranberry sauce, and a mix of almonds and pecans.

With cafe au lait in some new very photogenic mugs gifted to me by my MIL.

We had to hit the grocery store to get some of our regular items back in the house.  It felt so good to put bananas,strawberries, laughing cow cheese, and broccoli (!!!) into the cart.  Funny how good it feels to get back to normal foods in normal portions again.

We do still have leftovers, though – so lunch included some:

Chopped up roast beef with laughing cow and a bit of BBQ sauce on a waffle and leftover brussel sprouts.  The cookies have been packed up into the freezer, which is a good thing.

In an effort to get myself to relax today, we packed up the laptops and headed out to Fortunate Cup cafe to linger and surf the net and do some long-needed blog maintenance!

I have made a new page with links to all the races I have done!

Latte:

Plus a couple squares of dark chocolate.

I used my gorillapod hooked to the back of a chair for this shot of my geekdom.

It really gives my camera personality – it looks like a little robot or something.  I wish I could make it take a self-portrait LOL!  This was such a nice relaxing afternoon!  Too bad I have to go back to work on Sunday.  I could get used to this.

Home for dinner.  Check out the old standby!

I do like my routines 😀  They are so easy to slip back into and it feels good.

Speaking of routines:

Nap time and lap time for Pixie.  We are pretty much settled in for the night.  I just took this stealth shot of John playing the PS2 game I got him for Christmas:

I am going to take time tonight and think about my goals for next year.  There are endless possibilities!

Check out my guest post over at Gina’s site on oatmeal!   😀

Question:  Are you back to routine yet?

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16 thoughts on “Back to normal

  1. Shelley B

    Thanks for your comment on my post today – I do hope you are right and things will get easier as time goes by. I can always count on you for some great words of advice, Lori, and I really appreciate you!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Christmas Recap =-.

  2. debby

    Yes, Lori, I am almost back to normal. I came home and made myself put ALL sugar treats in the freezer (didn’t have many, sent most home with sis) and told myself I could have some lobars and yogurt for treats. Which I am enjoying very much. Tomorrow I will be completely back–need to start journaling and counting calories, and pick up some veggies at the store. And hit the gym. It feels so good to WANT to go back!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..May Your Days Be Merry and Bright =-.

  3. Susan

    Uggg, I had a total food hangover today!! But I’m pretty sure I haven’t had a proper one since last Christmas, so I’m doing good 😉 Not back into my routine yet foodwise, being at my mom’s still with a fridge literally bursting with leftovers doesn’t help. BUT I’m working out, and that’s a huge help. Just one more splurge day on New Years, then my b-day in Jan, then it’s ovah for another year!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Boxer Day =-.

  4. Fran

    This sounds like a great Saturday to me! And I really need to convince my hub that he needs his own laptop 😆

    I’m really looking forward to your goals for next year. I’m kind of excited of my own goals and can’t wait to start the new year so I can go for it.

    And yes it would be really fun if we could run together 🙂

    I’m going to check your page with your runs now.

    Have a nice Sunday
    .-= Fran´s last blog ..A day in my life: Wednesday December 23th 2009 =-.

  5. Jody - Fit at 52

    Lori, this was such a great statement: I enjoyed every single bite. I ate what I wanted, enjoyed it,and feel absolutely no regret. And that feels really good! I like that food is not an enemy anymore.

    It is all about how you approach it & being able to stop & just not go on day after day, week after week like that. So glad you enjoyed!

    Of course, loved all the pics & that gorillapod thing. Got to show the hubby that!

    Course, the kitty is too cute & I like the look of that comfy rest!

    Congrats on that great workout! I am often either alone or a couple guys around… does not bother me a bit! 🙂
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Healthcare Reform =-.

  6. Kimberley

    I am pleased to say I never strayed and was rewarded with nine pound loss after two weeks of the South Beach diet!!! Yahoo!

    Love the new mug and loved the pic with the laptops!

    Put your camera and gorillapod in front of the mirror and snap away. Great food pics too.

    Last night I had some leftover beef with bleu cheese sauce and I found an even easier way to make it. I put a chunk of bleu cheese and a couple of spoons of low fat cream cheese in a microwaveable bowl, heated it up in short sets of time…20 second, 20 seconds, added some of the leftover broth, did a few more short sets of time, added the sliced up beef and reheated briefly. Divine!!!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..The Results… =-.

  7. Tracie @hollafoodzone

    I am thinking about goals too – I’ve already started a “rough” list so hopefully it will be more refined by Jan.1. I totally agree about the “aaahhhh” of getting back to normal eating – when you are away from it for awhile you really appreciate it!
    .-= Tracie @hollafoodzone´s last blog ..Sweet sweet Sunday! =-.

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