Happy Monday to all! I woke up a little later today again because of the time change. No one was at my gym either, maybe because it was still a little dark when I got there. That just seems too early, even though it was near 7. I jogged a mile on the hamster wheel to warm up, then moved some heavy stuff: P is for Power!
- Pull up: 0 (see below)
- Chin ups: 2 sets of 4, 1 set of 3 (see below)
- Barbell deadlift/row combo 3 sets of 8 at 65#
- Stationary lunge: 3 sets of 8 with 35# plate
- Pushups: 3 sets of 10.
- Dumbbell Pliet squat: 1 set of 10 with 35# DB, 2 sets of 10 with 40# DB
- 1-point dumbbell row: 3 sets of 8 with 20# DBs.
- Planks: 1.5 minute hold, then two 1-minute hold
- YTWL: 3 sets of 4 (each letter) with 10# DBs
- Cable woodchop: 3 sets of 10 at 40#
- Bicep curl with EZ curl bar: 3 sets of 10 at 30#
- Overhead triceps extension: 3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs.
Yay! It felt great 😀 I attempted a pull up just for kicks. That was quite amusing, I have to say. I dangled like a fish on a hook before giving up. I moved to chin ups, but I went back to the way I did them before from a box with bent arms instead of dead hang and that is why I was able to do more. I am getting stronger.
I was ready for breakfast and started the day with the letter P for pumpkin! Pumpkin custard oats, to be exact.
Yum! Work started off slow today. That is always annoying because it means I have to work later into the evening to make my line commitments. It’s not like a job where I go and work for 8 hours no matter how busy or slow it is. If there are no files, I don’t get paid. The not so glamorous side of working at home. P as in Pfffffftttt…..
Lunch was an egg puff (just scrambled in the microwave) on a tortilla with laughing cow and hot sauce. I am so into the hot sauce.
And on the side? P is for Plum! This is called a lemon plum. It’s yellow on the inside and has a lemon shape to it:
Interesting. More sweet, as I find plums to usually have a tart side to them.
Afternoon snack – P is for protein! I remember when Starbucks offered a protein shot with lattes, so I asked John to put 1/2 a scoop of protein powder in the milk when he steamed it. He used chocolate PP and it looks like this:
It kind of was like a mocha. This baby packed in 21 grams of protein! I think I would use plain next time (which we don’t have on hand at this moment). I am not used to sweet lattes, so this was a little odd for me to drink. I know you are all probably proteined out, but I need to up my protein for snacks (meals are fine).
Dinner time. I love how with daylight savings, dinner pictures have plenty of natural light. Behold my plate:
Stir fry with chicken, broccoli, and sweet Potatoes! This was excellent. And these strawberries are like candy, seriously. (There may have been some P for Peanuts snacked upon while cooking, too)
Does anyone else think it’s earlier than it really is at night now? I keep getting surprised when I look at the clock and see how late it actually is.
Getting settled in for my evening snack. P is for Pomegranate!
A couple squares of the new Hershey’s Extra Dark with Pomegranate. Yum, yum.
The last P for today? P as in Publish post! 😀
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