Wednesday and a busy day for me today! Started out with a nice lifting routine. After a warm up walk, I did the following:
- Chin ups: 2 sets of 2, 1 set of 1
- Barbell stiff-legged dead lifts: 1 set of 10 at 45#, 1 set of 8 at 65#, 1 set of 6 at 85#, and 1 set of 4 at 105# (go me!!)
- Dumbbell side squat: 3 sets of 10 with 25# DBs
- Upright row: 3 sets of 8 with 25# EZ curl bar
- Cable squat-to-row: 3 sets of 10 at 60#
- Wide grip lat pulldown: 3 sets of 8 at 60#
- Push ups: 3 sets of 10
- Preacher curls: 3 sets of 8 with 35# EZ curl bar
- Nose breakers: 3 sets with 30# EZ curl bar
- Decline sit ups: 3 sets of 10
- Lower back extension (machine): 3 sets of 8 at 100#
Good workout, although it felt a little random. Maybe that is because I wrote it out at 11 p.m. last night! 🙂
So, we hit up a different spot for bagels called Cool Beans. We like this place, but it is a little further away and not much seating inside, so you never know if you can get a table. In summer it’s okay because you can sit outside, but not in winter…
Look at the coffee urns!
I had a sunflower bagel.
I actually brought my own cream cheese today (yes, I am a dork). I know you are all going to get tired of seeing the extra protein, but I need it for this lifting I am doing. (I am trying to get to at least 100 g per day.) So, I mixed some vanilla protein powder in cream cheese with a tbsp of pumpkin and spices to make my spread for the bagel. It was pretty good and gave me about 15 grams!
Busy working today with a little helper.
I love her expression here. It’s like she is annoyed that I am bothering her with my work. This is how it is most days in the morning with Pixie.
A box came for me today this morning, and I opened it up and was thrilled to see this!
A dark chocolate jackpot! I won a giveaway on Apple Crumbles (great blog, btw) and Hershey’s sent me this. Yes – that is a case of chocolate bars there! They are the 100 calorie bars, so not so bad. This stuff must go up high or John just might come downstairs one morning with me passed out and chocolate smeared all over my face.
I wanted chocolate for lunch after opening this box, but I resisted. I made up this mix, which included 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, cinnamon, protein powder, and some grapenuts.
It was quite good. It was a little runny, but I sprinkled in some of that gluccomannan and it thickened up a lot!
I broke into the chocolate stash for the afternoon snack.
Good stuff. Chocolate and coffee are like a match made in heaven.
It was so beautiful out today. Wish I could have gone for a bike ride, but a lot of work to do, and then dog training in the evening!
Needed a quick dinner, so guess what that means?? Salad!
I tell you, having precooked meal components is really a lifesaver when you are busy. It takes me about 5 minutes to put this together. A meal that actually takes longer to eat than it does to make!
Had a good training session. I think I might be working with Storm for real in May. Kinda scary! I stopped afterwards to chitchat with my sister at McDonald’s of all places. That’s because this one wanted a happy meal:
I tried something from the McCafe for the first time ever. I actually haven’t been in a Md’s in at least a couple years. This was a nonfat latte:
The verdict? Not bad. For an automatic espresso machine, it was about what I would expect. At least it was fresh! No topping bar available, though – so no cinnamon or nutmeg to dust on top (okay, I’m a snob, I admit it). It was also hotter than the sun… gheesh! Why do places make their lattes so hot?
Now relaxing time.
Question: Do you precook foods for easy meal preparation later in the week?