The start of the weekend! I got it going with a fantastic weight lifting session. I got to the gym at 7:15 – I sure know how to sleep in on my day off, don’t I?
I jogged 1 mile on the treadmill for a warm up, then hit the iron:
- Chin ups: 2 sets of 2, 1 set of 1 (this is never going to change….)
- Barbell squats: 1 set of 10 at 65#, 1 set of 8 at 85#, 1 set of 6 at 95#, 1 set of 4 at 105# (YES!)
- Barbell bench press: 1 set of 10 at 45 pounds, 1 set of 8 at 55#, 1 set of 6 at 65#, 1 set of 4 at 70# (new high weight)
- Reverse lunge with single dumbbell: 3 sets of 8 with 20# DB
- Dumbbell pull over: 3 sets of 8 with 25# DB
- Face Pulls: 3 sets of 10 at 30#
- Lunge with bicep curl: 3 sets of 8 with 15# DBs
- Triceps pull down: 3 sets of 10 at 40#
- Reverse crunches: 3 sets of 15
Man was I feeling it at the end! Getting done with a good lifting session feels so different than running or biking. It’s way more exhausting and I feel drained (but in a good way). I am *loving* these longer workouts.
Do you love this or what? I so need this on a t-shirt.
I was staaaahving when I got home. Needed those protein waffles to fill me up.
Sprinkled with some toasted coconut. I had to consciously slow myself down with the eating.
Spent the morning relaxing, blog reading, and making some chocolate protein granola, which I had with lunch. I will post the recipe tomorrow.
I had some of my newly minted granola with lunch topped on some greek yogurt, vanilla protein powder, 1/2 of a mashed banana, and cinnamon.
And yes, it was quite good!
For flashback Friday, I thought I would answer a question that Susan posed for me:
If you were to do it all over again (lose the weight) knowing everything you know now, would you do anything differently?
This is a really tough question, or I am making it tough to answer, I guess. I try really hard not to regret any decisions I have made in the past or think about how things would have been different if I had done something differently. There is part of me that wishes I could go back to my teenage self and tell her how to eat properly and exercise in a fun way so that I could have spent the majority of my life being fit. Learning it right from the start instead of doing fad things and not learnin’ nuthin’ but how to yo-yo. With that being said, I almost wouldn’t want to change a thing, because I really like the person I am now and I don’t know if I would be this person if I had been thin at a young age. Know what I mean? Maybe I might talk to my plateauing self a few years ago and really kept on her about not giving up, though. That would have made things a little easier 🙂 This was probably a more complex answer to this question that was necessary, but that’s me in a nutshell LOL! Short answer would be you can eat more than you think and lose weight.
Afternoon out and browsing shops led me back to the Chocolate Mill for some coffee. They really improved their lattes quite a bit since the last time I was here! Last time they were pretty substandard. This time –
Nice latte art. Maybe a touch bitter espresso, but still much improved. John met me there, which is also nice 😀 I managed to just have the skim latte and avoid all of this:
(It’s funny, these pictures look like nighttime, but it was 3 in the afternoon!)
I just didn’t want something that rich today. Think it is because I actually have eaten quite well this week and have gotten a lot of the sweet tooth out of my head.
Came home and started on dinner prep. I bought a rutabaga at the store – and roasted it up along with some sweet potato. I also made broccoli in case I didn’t like the rutabaga LOL! It was pretty good. I need to do a GVE post on this.
With some chicken and BBQ sauce.
Saving some fruit for an evening snack tonight!
Might top this with some nut butter or laughing cow. Not sure which yet.
Think tomorrow will be an outdoor run day – woohoo!