Happy Monday! I was up a little early today for my workout. I ate a Balance bar while getting my bag ready for the gym.
Probably not very mindfully, but oh well.
Biked to the gym for a good lifting session:
|Barbell split squats||3 sets of 8 with 75# bar||Lower body|
|Seated lat row||Pyramid with 12 reps at 40#
10 reps at 55#
8 reps at 70#
6 reps at 85# (hard!!)
|Incline DB chest fly||3 sets of 10 with 20# DBs (40# total)||Chest|
|Pliet squat||3 sets of 10 with 35# DB||Legs|
|Horizontal cable woodchop||3 sets 10 (each side) at 30#||Abs|
|Front Raise||3 sets with 10 with 8# DBs (16# total)||Shoulders|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 with 55# bar||Lower back and hammies|
I left out any arm work as I really felt like I got enough in, particularly with the rows. Then I hopped on the treadmill for 3 miles. Steady 5.5 mph pace, then in the last mile, I did a 5-minute interval at 6.5 mph (9:31 mile). Felt pretty good. I was good and sweaty then to bike home. Sort of a tiny brick biking home after running. Maybe just a paver….
Whipped up some protein waffles for brekkie!
Topped with a nanner mashed with 1 tbsp maple syrup and 5 toasted pecans. I don’t like to have to measure out nuts, but I will easily eat an ounce plus if I don’t.
Job #1 was slow, so I was able to log in to job #2 and do my work there this morning. Yay! It’s actually kind of nice because the one account I do for them currently only has 4 doctors on it, so I am learning them very fast. Although, this particular account is probably temporary. My other job account has 400+ doctors as it is a multispecialty clinic. That meant the morning went fast and it was lunchtime before I knew it!
Mmmm… cool yogurt and granola on a hot day.
The temps are warm again, but the humidity is not there, so the AC works pretty well at keeping the rooms cool. We don’t have central air, but a window AC in our bedroom and a big one in the downstairs, which is pretty open. I was ready for a lovely beverage, though, iced this time:
With a slice of bread and cashew butter. I’s a hungry girl today.
Did really well on the no snacking front while preparing dinner, thanks again to the Altoids. The urge to snack is really strong, though, and I struggled with it tonight. It is definitely going to be a challenging habit to break. The automatic reaching for nibbles kept wanting to happen and I had to be super conscious of it.
Dinner all ready to be eaten:
Baked clam strips and brussels. That is a peach on the side there (covered in cinnamon, because that is how I roll around here). This peach was okay. Just a supermarket peach and not the most flavorful. I am not fond of the fuzzy skin on peaches and much prefer nectarines. We are on blueberry rationing right now because there is just a tiny bit left and I have to wait until Friday to get more.
I was mixing up a batch of bread dough and was looking for the other container of yeast in the fridge
and totally scored – I found an Attune bar!
Sweet! It’s nice that little things make me happy 😀 This is my snack for tonight as I finish up work (booo).
Question: Iced coffee or iced tea in summer?