Happy Monday! After taking Sunday off from all but a short walk, I was up to hit the gym this morning. Drank some protein and biked there. My legs felt pretty good, I have to say. 😀
|Barbell split squats||3 sets of 8 with 55# bar||Lower body|
|Chin ups||2 sets of 2, 2 sets of 1||Upper body|
|Cable squat to row||3 sets of 10 at 60#||Lower body and back|
|Horizontal wood chop||3 sets of 10 (each side) at 30#||Abs|
|Flat chest fly||3 sets of 10 with 20# DBs (40# total)||Chest|
|Face pulls||3 sets of 10 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 with 35# bar||Low back, hamstrings|
|Triceps pull down||3 sets of 15 at 30#||Triceps|
Then I biked home. I proceeded to have all kinds of problems cooking breakfast, including a cornstarch explosion in the kitchen.
Hungry Lori + no coffee Lori = big problems….
I also pulled my camera case out of the bike bag and it was covered with sunscreen, since my jar popped open and emptied its contents. You can believe I was filling the swear jar this morning.
Breakfast finally happened and I had my caffeine (my personal binky), so I was much better.
I did not even want to log into work after that start to the day. I have to say, my job is getting really, really stressful. They are implementing changes that interfere with production and then are cracking the whip for us to work harder with implied threats. It makes absolutely no sense. I really need to look harder for something else. I have become unhappy here. I think I would even work at Dunkin Donuts down the street about now. I miss being my own boss, too. But that is another whole scary proposition unto itself….
Lunch break and I wanted something refreshing.
Pumpkin protein smoothie! Made with 1/2 cup pumpkin, 30 g unflavored whey isolate, stevia, pumpkin pie spice, water and ice. It would be even better with milk!
The carrots were kind of lame, though. And didn’t I just have blueberries with breakfast? Oooops….
Pixie has been sleeping through the heat:
I still wanted a latte in the afternoon, though.
Plus a couple of dates and nut buttah:
My appetite still has not come back all the way from Saturday’s ride. I had a very hard time getting in enough calories that day because of the heat and how much water I was drinking. John and I joked about our respective water babies we were carrying around during the ride – which then evaporated to thin air. Anyway, yesterday and today my appetite has been less ravenous than usual. Guess Nibbler is on vacation?
Dinner time was some toaster oven roasted sweet potatoes, chicken and broccoli! I haven’t had broccoli in days.
I had thoughts of running today, but I think my legs needed one more day off from cardio, so we went for a 2 mile walk tonight instead.
Then I did want a snack, but I was craving more fruit. Delicious red pear – come to mama!
Off to relax!
Question: Does the heat affect your appetite?