I tossed and turned all night last night from the heat and I had restless legs, so I got very little sleep. I had 1/2 a mind to skip the gym this morning because I was so tired, but that is just not me, so I sucked it up and got up.
Had a protein drink and biked there. Really nice morning, actually! Fairly standard routine today:
|Barbell Deadlifts||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Lower body|
|Chin ups||2 set of 2, 3 sets of 1||Upper body|
|Wide grip lat pulldown||3 sets of 15 at 50#||Back|
|Pushups||3 sets of 10||Chest|
|Decline sit ups||3 sets of 10||Abs|
|Dumbbell Squats||3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Lower body|
|Arnold Press||3 sets of 12 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Shoulders|
|Bench dips||3 sets of 10 with body weight||Triceps|
One of the guys that is usually in the gym when I work out actually said to me that I looked tired today. I have never cared for that comment, really, because someone usually says that when I feel chipper, but it was truthful today.
Then I got on the treadmill and jogged for a mile. Speed at 4.5 mph. Speed walkers would be passing me, that’s for sure….
On with the no refined sugar thing, so I decided on custard cream of wheat for breakfast made with a banana. Of course, that is nothing new, and a great way to sweeten the bowl without adding sugar. However, I normally top with jam, which I didn’t today. Just toasted pecans.
Work started out completely dead, which is not uncommon for a Monday, so I got out and roasted coffee and did a little weeding and cooked up some brown rice. Temps of mid 80s today, so getting that done early helped a lot.
The scale showed a big bump up today, which is kind of funny. Normally I see that the day after a long bike ride from water retention, but I did not – so I think I must have been pretty dehydrated, which is why the gain is here today. It’s frustrating, though. Funny how it can drift down for weeks and then in one day pop back up again. Sometimes I feel like I will never get this last bit of weight off. I don’t suppose it matters much in the long run as I feel in pretty good shape, but it would be nice.
Lunch time: 1 egg and 2 egg white omelet with a wedge of laughing cow tucked in there.
I think I am done with kiwis for a while. They have had a funny texture as of late. Maybe out of season?
The afternoon latte minus any honey or chocolate drizzle on top.
Still pretty tasty because I know the coffee roaster
Plus a date square.
Did you see the post with the recipe?
I also ate about an ounce of peanuts, which are not pictured. That was good because the fat kept me full.
I worked later because of the late start. I had visions of making a stuffed pepper with brown rice and ground beef for dinner, but it was too late to start that. So, I fell back on my standby trifecta of clean eating!
I haven’t missed any sugar yet, but that is because I had fruit today and the date balls. I also made some prune puree to use if I want it on oats or something.
This is the strawberry protein powder mixed with water and cinnamon. And a couple blackberries. I stuck it in the freezer for 20 minutes to get it really chilled, which makes it better. This protein powder is sweetened with Ace K, which doesn’t thrill me, but we have a ton of it left.
So far so good and pretty clean eats today for me. Will see how soon I start to miss the chocolate 😀