Ah humidity. It was like waking up to a warm wet blanket this morning. Ick. I had half of a balance bar and then drove to the gym because it was raining. I had enough biking in the rain on Saturday 😀
I started off with a jog on the treadmill. There were 5 of us working out and after I hit 1 mile, the power cut out in the gym! We all stopped dead. That was really weird. It stayed off for about 10 seconds and then came back on. I just decided that was enough of a warm up and moved on to the iron.
|Chin ups||2 sets of 2, 3 sets of 1||Upper body|
|Barbell squats||3 sets of 8 at 75#||Lower body|
|Dumbbell pullover||3 sets of 10 with 25# DB||Back|
|Barbell Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 with 45# bar||Lower back and hammies|
|Rope Crunch||3 sets of 15||Abs|
|Barbell Chest Press||3 sets of 10 with 55# bar||Chest|
|Reverse Fly on bench||3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Shoulders|
|Triceps press down||3 sets of 10 at 40#||Triceps|
The plan was then to run 2 more miles on the hamster wheel, but the legs were not having it. Not sure what was up with that, so I walked for 20 minutes instead. I think it was the extra leg work? Running has become very difficult for me since my injury, but I am not sure if some of that isn’t mental. I don’t know how to proceed with this.
Anyway, I went home and was ready for brekkie. I had soaked some steel cut oats overnight and made custard banana oats topped with almond butter and 15 grams of dark chocolate chips:
It’s amazing that those chips are 70 calories. It is so, so easy to overeat on chocolate.
Work was busier today, thank goodness. I will either have to take some PTO this week or try to make up 6 extra hours of work at some point this week. Booo….
Lunch time was the leftover Palak Chole from yesterday! Yum
Check out this humidity. I had just poured this glass:
It wasn’t all that hot today, but the humidity was horrible. Just blinking made me sweat 😀 Even poor Pixie was hot:
We finally turned on the AC downstairs and it got much better.
Susan had asked about protein on bagel days. On any day, I strive for 100 grams of protein. Most days I hit that pretty easily. I do drink 15 grams of protein before most workouts in the morning, including the bagel days. At least on days where we bike to breakfast. Sometimes I take a Sunday as a rest day and obviously don’t need to eat before breakfast on those days. I do try to make it up later in the day with heavier protein meals. I have recently switched to whey protein isolate now, which is basically pure protein and has less calories and more grams of protein per serving. I get the unflavored kind, so that I can add it to things. It’s easy to make up your own flavored drink using something like Capella flavors and stevia. Who needs 5# of cake batter protein powder? I get bored with flavors pretty fast.
Plus, I can put some of this whey in my latte, and it is like the protein shot at Starbucks. It is pretty much undetectable at about 5 to 10 grams of powder in a latte made with 8 oz of milk:
Afternoon snacks consisted of some Kashi and some chocolate.
Nibbler is in the house again…. sigh….
I wasn’t feeling like much for dinner. I had plans to have just some toast for dinner with that yummy bread. I sliced off a piece, and then noticed all these tiny ants on the loaf! Ahhhhh!!! There was about 1/3 of the loaf left that we had to toss.
I decided just to have a no-cook dinner:
Good pears this week.
I am going to work for a little bit more tonight and watch some Tour de France preview shows on Versus. The Tour starts this weekend! Woo Hoo!
Evening snack is something I haven’t had in a couple of years:
This is the non Splenda version. Those are harder to find now, unfortunately.
Question: Which is worse for you, the heat or the humidity?