Slept pretty good last night and got up at about 6:50, which is pretty good sleeping in for me 😀 I had a protein drink and biked to the gym in gorgeous weather!
Did the iron – trying to do less weight and more reps.
|Barbell Squats||3 sets of 8 at 45#!!!||Lower body|
|Chin ups||1 set of 2, 4 sets of 1||Upper back|
|Dumbbell Pullover||3 sets of 10 with 25# DB||Back|
|Barbell press||3 sets of 12 with 45# bar||Chest|
|Plank||3 sets of 1 minute holds||Abs|
|Good mornings||3 sets of 10 with 30# bar||Hammies and low back|
|Face Pull||3 sets of 15 at 20#||Shoulders|
|Nosebreakers||3 sets of 12 at 25#||Triceps|
Good news – I was finally able to get back under the barbell! Just an empty bar, but I could do the squat fairly balanced. Yay! I was feeling so good about that I hopped on the treadmill and busted out a mile jogging. Really slow, but I did the whole mile. About a 14-minute mile, but jogging nonetheless. Maybe I will get over the injury after all
Came home and made some custard oats with cocoa powder.
Topped with almonds and some fluff. Then I relaxed and read blogs and caught up on emails. Pretty soon, it was time for a visit here:
Dentist! I have a chipped filling, which is going to be replaced next week. They are also going to fill a cavity and build up between these 2 teeth. I have a large space between those teeth and food gets caught there a lot. I have to floss it after every meal (annoying). It will be nice to get that fixed. I have to say that I really love my dentist. He really seems to care about the patients. I also found out I am an agressive brusher! I have some exposing of my roots on one side because of that. So, I have to make sure I keep the brush angled and to only hold it with 3 fingers to keep the pressure light.
After a good cleaning, you know I had to go spoil that with eating!
Isn’t this fun? It’s a blue potato topped with laughing cow, some quinoa and broccoli. Tasty, but I did put some hot sauce on it after taking a pic 😀 Plus a yummy pear. Working in carbs today in preparation for tomorrow.
Spent time working in the garden. Nothing new blooming, so no pics today. I made lattes.
Looks a little green? Don’t tell anyone.
Maybe it is because there was some of this in there:
Hey, it’s the weekend! With this on the side:
I cooked up lentils while John did the rice. Mixed all together with cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper:
We cooked up some chicken, too, because we need more protein.
Easy and tasty! Although it did take a while to cook those onions. Who knew the onions would be so yummy. This from a girl who picked out every single onion out of things growing up. (I know, Mom, can you believe it??).
I also made a batch of date protein ball/squares today:
Made this batch with almonds. And I snacked on some. I hope to have a recipe up this weekend for these. These are to take along tomorrow. We are shooting for a 60-mile ride! I am a little nervous, but looking forward to it. We will be leaving early as it will be at least 5 hours of riding.
Have a super night!