** Oatmeal on The Go giveaway ends tomorrow! *
It’s Wednesday! Almost done with the work week, yay 😀 Too cold to bike, so I drove out to the gym for the requisite lifting session! I warmed up on the treadmill and then hit the weights:
- Dumbbell walking lunges: 3 sets of 8 (each leg) with 20# DBs
- Barbell chest press: 3 sets of 8 at 55#
- Chin ups: 3 sets of 2 (Woo Hoo!!)
- Barbell squats: 3 sets of 8 at 85#
- Military Press: 1 set of 10 with 15# DBs, 2 sets of 8 with 20# DBs
- Seated Row: 3 sets of 8 at 70#
- Bench Dips: 3 sets of 10
- Reverse crunches: 3 sets of 15
- 1-arm Dumbbell snatch: 1 set of 10 with 15# DB, 2 sets of 8 with 20# DB
- Good Mornings: 3 sets of 10 with 35# bar
Note that I did the chin ups out of normal order because someone was at the squat cage. Well, wouldn’t you know it- I was able to do 3 sets of 2! I don’t know if it was the delay or what. Normally I like to do those first because they are very hard and I need all my strength to do them. Of course on the last one, I said “Come on!” which probably helped me (and made people look 😀 )
As you know, Wednesday is traditionally bagel day, but since we went out yesterday, we stayed home today. So, I decided to have Waffle Wednesday a la Susan:
There was a comment question yesterday that I thought warranted a longer answer:
Just curious — is this what you ate when you were trying to lose weight, or were you at a lower calorie amount then? In other words, did you have to go lower to lose? I actually am trying to lose weight right now. 😳 A couple years ago, I was at a low calorie count of around 1200 per day. I lost weight, but I was not exercising like I do now. There is no way I could eat that 1200 calories these days and still have an arm attached to my body by the next day because I would eat it in my sleep. I increased my calories as I increased my exercise, and still lost. Now, the scale sits there, but part of that is just due to over snacking on nuts! (The nuts have been put up high, so you haven’t seen them in pictures as of late.) I have been somewhat hesitant about putting concrete calories up anymore, because the amount of calories a person needs to lose is really personal, and the amount I eat may be too much for one person and not enough for another. Plus, not every single things gets documented, particularly if I snack after posting. I am still trying to figure that part out as I have become more athletic over the past year. Becoming fit doesn’t always go hand in hand with weight loss on the scale. If I had the funds, I would consult a sports nutritionist.
Have another look:
What is that, you ask? It’s plain greek yogurt mixed with protein powder, apple sauce, cinnamon, 1/4 cup of cooked rice topped with almonds. This was quite good and had some nice texture differences in it.
Afternoon latte was paired with this:
Country Choice Organics soft baked cookie. 100 calories! This plus my latte is a good example of a 210 calorie snack. Perfect for mid afternoons.
Using up the rest of the pork we cooked the other day. Pretty much done now (good thing, because I want something else LOL). With BBQ sauce. Cantaloupes were on sale, so I got one and it was good.
It turned out to be quite nice today, although a little windy, so I took a post prandial walk. Here is my spring flag that I put outside.
Purty. 1/4 mile from our house is an ice cream shop. I spied the opening date today:
Surprisingly, we don’t go here too much because they don’t have the yogurt that I love.
Here is tonight’s protein powder/ricotta snack that I made up ahead of time. Almost like a cheesecake with the graham cracker.
Fruit and veggie challenge today:
F: 1 serving of blueberries, 1/2 cup applesauce, 1 cup cantaloupe
V: 1 serving of carrots, 1 cup of broccoli