Fun Stuff! I was featured on AOL That’s Fit today! So welcome to new readers from this as well 😀 It’s funny, I don’t like the title that I ate whatever I wanted. Remember the Shape Magazine article and the cover that said how easy I lost 110#? What is up with that anyway? Maybe nobody really wants to know that losing and maintaining weight loss actually does take work…
Anyway, it is always a little scary to have your story out there in front of thousands of complete strangers. I always feel like my blog is my home turf and we all can talk about food, weight loss, and life pretty freely.
I headed out to they gym to do my run after I drank some quick protein. I am not hard core enough to run in the rain. Especially 35 degrees and rain. No thank you. I did 3.5 miles gradually increasing the treadmill from 5 to 6 miles an hour by the end. An easy progression and I barely noticed it. If I do the Jingle Jog 5K in December, I might make my goal to get below 31 minutes.
Upon arriving home, I cooked up some soaked steel cut oats banana custard style and topped with cashew butter and fig jam.
My tummy was loving this bowl today.
Settled down to work. I am very close to leaving one of the part-time jobs and going full time with the other. Not sure why I need the safety net. Actually, I know why I keep it. In the transcription world, accounts can come and go and work can come and go, so I could just as easily have no work at all in an instant with either job. Such is the world of production work.
I am glad I don’t have to commute in this, though:
Makes it a day for blanket wearing while working.
I had the strangest lunch today. I thought about a green smoothie to use up more baby spinach ($$$). I put in spinach, whey isolate, honey, cinnamon, and water in there. Should have used ice.
This was lame LOL! Watery with spinach chunks at the bottom. I did drink it down pretty fast. Savoring and mindful eating? I think not with this drink.
The Luna bar saved the meal, though.
Lisa brought up a question yesterday that I thought I might address here as well:
How did you learn about all these weight lifting techniques? Did you take a class or work with a trainer?
Pretty much all self taught. I read a lot of books and watch online videos and then practice, practice, practice! Best books out there are New Rules of Lifting for Women and books by Brad Schoenfeld (Body Sculpting for Women, 28-day shapeover). I’ve never worked with a trainer, but I would if I could afford it. I decided to go ahead and show myself doing moves on my blog because I am just an average person lifting weights. I get intimidated watching videos of fitness models doing the moves, so I figured other people did, too. My videos can show all those little bloopers and form issues that happen to real people while working out LOL! Disclaimer, too, that I am not a professional.
Snack time! The precious latte.
And a couple dark chocolate mint cups.
Gosh these are good.
Dinner included some more chicken that I cooked up yesterday. Just fast and easy. I changed up the brussels, though – I sauteed them with some chopped matchstick carrots for some variety!
I was ekeing out the very last of daylight for this photo.
I had proteinapalooza today – 119 grams! Should have had that on the lifting day yesterday LOL. Oh well, it’s all good.
Off to rummage for a snack!
On a business note, there is another foobuzz ad in the side bar. Let me know if the site causes problems and all that. My plan is to get the blog cleaned up so it is more streamlined, but I use the foodbuzz revenue to pay for hosting 😀