Okay now – how long has it been since you have seen a post like this? A few weeks? It has been a crazy ride, and it’s not quite over yet. You’ll have to stay tuned to see what is up next week I swear I need another vacation. Thank you all so very much for your comments the last few days. They mean the world to me!
I got right down to business at the gym this morning with a great strength training workout:
- Chin ups: 2 sets of 2, 1 set of 1.
- Stiff-legged deadlifts: 3 sets of 8 with 70 pound barbell
- Cable squat to row: 3 sets of 8 at 50 pounds
- Barbell chest press: 3 sets of 8 at 55 pounds
- YTWL: 3 sets with 10 pound DBs
- Reverse lunge with bar: 3 sets of 8 with 35# bar
- Overhead french press: 3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs
The chin ups were harder today as I am now starting from a lower box, so my arms are now pretty much straight and I am having to a full pull up. I feel this through my sides big time! Also note I did an isolation exercise today for the triceps just for the heck of it! Hit the treadmill for a little walk/run combo after that and came home.
I was hungry and ready for custard oats!
This bowl had:
- 40 grams oats
- 1 small mashed banana
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tablespoon Polaner all fruit (blackberry)
Tasty. This is my new bowl I bought for myself in Mexico! The bottom is stamped “lead free.” Isn’t that comforting…..
Normally Friday’s are the start of my weekend, but I didn’t work on Wednesday (obviously) and rather than take more PTO, I switched days to work today. Hard to motivate myself, though!
Lunch was a sandwich made with John’s homemade oat bread. He is quite the baker! I used cooked chicken, some laughing cow cheese, and BBQ sauce.
Open-faced or half sandwiches when using homemade bread. The breads are really, really good – but the real deal, so to cut down on some calories – I just have 1 slice.
Afternoon snacking may have included some of this:
John won the Superbowl fantasy picks, so I had to buy the last dinner of the season. He chose Panera Bread. I tried 2 new items today:
The pesto vegetable soup and the mozzarella and tomato panini. The soup was good, although it was really chock full of veggies, so I couldn’t quite finish it (not fond of wax beans). The sammie was really, really good. Fresh basil and a mix of sundried and regular tomatoes.
Panini sandwiches are so good! Not much on tap for tomorrow. John and I don’t really do much for Valentine’s Day and hardly ever exchange gifts. As long as we tell each other “I love you” everyday, that’s enough for me (along with an occasional flower bouquet!)
Question: Any Valentine plans?