Slept quite well last night. I started taking 5-HTP before bed, which is like serotonin. If I remember to take it every night, I should be able to see if this helps me sleep!
Monday morning at the gym. It was not too busy for whatever reason. Monday’s are usually pretty crowded. Lifting workout:
- Dumbbell pliet squats: 3 sets of 10 with 35# dumbbell
- Wide grip lat pulldown: 3 sets of 10 at 60 pounds
- Alternating lunges with bar: 3 sets of 10 with 35# bar
- Horizontal cable wood chop: 3 sets of 10 at 30#
- YTWL: 3 sets of 10 with 10# dumbbells
- Chin ups: 3 sets of 2
Note I did the chinups last because someone parked themselves on the squat cage for quite a while. It was hard doing these last! I also banged my knees on the bar on the first chin up, because I forgot to move it back onto the pegs as the person using it did not do that. Ouchie!
Then I treadmilled for a while. I walked a mile and jogged for 2 miles.
I was thinking pumpkin during the last part of the workout 😀 Decided to do quick cook steel cut oats with 1/2 cup of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and egg whites stirred in:
Topped with jam and toasted pecans. It was so good on a day like today:
Rainy and dreary! Blech. It’s pretty warm, though – at least the upper 40s. The ground is frozen though, so there is no where for the rain to go!
I had cooked chicken ready to go for lunch and decided on a curry chicken pita:
- 2 oz of chicken chopped
- 1/2 of a small granny smith apple chopped
- 1 tablespoon of sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon of light mayo
- curry powder.
Mixed all up and placed in a Josef’s pita with some lettuce. Tasty!
Work has been very busy! It makes me even more ready for vacation. I will talk tomorrow about what my strategy is for eating and the cruise tomorrow. Was going to do that today, but got swamped and I still have to go run errands tonight!
Break time was more wonderful things for a chilly rainy day:
Dark chocolate mint Attune bar:
90 calories of dark chocolate goodness.
John got called for jury duty today, and he ended up sitting on the the jury! Last one picked, too. He decided to go ahead and do it because the case is only supposed to be 3 days long and won’t interfere with our vacay! It’s been weird to be alone all day with him gone.
I made a quick stirfry of broccoli, a small potato, 1 egg, feta cheese and some coconut oil with seasoning. It was pretty good!
One of those messy dinners 😀
Off to run errands!
Question: What is your dreary day comfort?