Thank you all so much for your comments on my Shape Magazine debut! If it inspired even just one person to never give up, that would make me so happy! It really is worth all the effort.
Since I didn’t post any food or other doin’s yesterday, I thought I would let you know how the first foray back to the iron went. Mornings are the hardest time for me right now. I am not sure why, but maybe I am just super stiff after the night of basically sleeping in one position. I cannot sleep on my stomach or side yet (my 2 normal sleep positions). So, I am pretty stiff and sore in the mornings, particularly my hip. I was a little limpy at the gym, which was noticed by people (I got sternly warned not to over do it 🙂 ) There are certain moves that I cannot do currently, which include weighted squats, lunges, full dead lifts, and floor work like push ups and planks. Those hurt too much, plus I have a little weakness in my knee. No pull ups, either, as I have to jump up to the bar and drop off of it. Not chancing that yet. I am not going to risk reinjuring myself, so don’t worry about that. My body certainly does tell me, as well.
I rode the recumbent bike for 10 minutes to warm up. I was going about 7 miles an hour. This is my first cardio I have done in almost 2 weeks! It was a little sore, but not painful, so I was pretty happy. That means regular biking is not far off in the future!
- Straight-leg deadlift: 3 sets of 10 with 45# bar
- Arnold Press: 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs
- YTWL: 3 sets of 4 (each letter) with 8# DBs
- Nosebreakers: 3 sets of 10 with 30# bar
- Bent over row: 3 sets of 8 with 25# DBs
- Barbell chest press: 3 sets of 10 with 55# bar
Then I did 10 more minutes on the recumbent bike. That was enough for a first try. It just felt so good to get back to it, even if it was light and somewhat limited. At 2 weeks out from the herniated disk, I think I am doing pretty well.
Now back to today! Breakfast was a fab combo of pumpkin custard oats topped with a few dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and maple cream.
Dang, that was a good bowl of oats.
I got to work early and fast today! Lots to do, so I put my head down and started busting out lines. I stopped for a babybel snack.
I am going to actually post yesterday’s lunch, because it was so good (today was yogurt and cereal combo, btw). I had seen some sweet omelets on the net, and I cannot remember the original blog this was on.
I mixed 1/2 scoop of strawberry protein powder with 2 liquid egg whites and 1 whole egg, plus some cinnamon and blended in the magic bullet. Then I cooked it like an omelet and sandwiched in a laughing cow wedge and blueberry sauce
D-licious. Who knew sweet eggs could be so good? Note to self: Spray pan with nonstick spray next time….
I finished up work early today, so I went over to the rental house and started some clean up. I am able to walk around without crutches now – yay! The closing should happen on this house on Monday, and you had better believe we are going out for a nice dinner to celebrate!
Came back to make some dinner. Everybody say ‘stir fry’!
I am liking the broccoli slaw. It’s fun and easy, plus it has some nice color. With precooked brown rice chicken and I had a 10 minute dinner. I had a kiwi, too, instead of strawberries so my dinner was color coordinated 😀
Headed out to pick up a few things for the rental house:
Hopefully the last money I ever spend on this particular property…..
My sister was also in town tonight, so we met at Starbucks!
I had a tall skim latte:
Plus a bite of oatmeal cookie. These actually are really good.
Just to show I am not the only ham in the family:
13 years of marriage, people…. At least he bakes good bread 😉
I also got a package today from the Ginger People – I won a drawing and they sent an amazing amount of stuff to me.
I am actually going to review this stuff because it is amazingly good and unusual!
Tomorrow is another lifting day and bagel time!
Question: Have you ever had a sweet egg dish?