It’s a newly minted, fresh and shiny week! I got some good sleep last night, which was nice. I had a quick protein drink and headed out to workout.
|Barbell Squat||1 set of 10 at 45# (warmup)
1 set of 10 at 55#
1 set of 10 at 65#
1 set of 8 at 75#
1 set of 8 at 85#
1 set of 7 at 95#
|Seated Lat Row||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Back|
|Captain’s Chair||3 sets of 10||Core|
|Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 140#||Calves|
|Push Ups||3 sets of 10||Chest|
|YTWL||3 sets of 4 each letter with 8# DBs (16# total)||Shoulders|
|Lower Back Extension||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Low Back|
|Bench Dips||3 sets of 10||Triceps|
No cardio in the morning as I had to get home, shower, and walk to see the dentist for a checkup. I was their first appointment of the day. I didn’t even get breakfast except a cup of coffee. $150 dollars later, no cavities, and they gave me gifts!
So what do I do after getting teeth cleaned and polished?? Eat blueberries and drink cafe au lait, of course!
I was pretty hungry. The dentist is only a 5 minute walk from home, so pretty convenient. I do like this dentist even though he is a little expensive (I think).
So, I have initiated a strong and specific challenge to myself this week. With the scale bumping up from Thanksgiving and with a trip coming up to my in-laws in a couple weeks (which is usually a bit of an eating nightmare), I am going to try to laser focus myself. I am going into a weight loss mode by trying to stick to 1500 calories per day. I will help myself out by eating more vegetables (particularly at lunch) and having fruit for snacks instead of chocolate. Not that I won’t have some dark chocolate, but less of it. 😀 I will also work on breaking the nibbling that has snuck back in while cooking dinner. Hello Altoids!
We will see how it goes. 😀 I will be putting up a calorie tally at the bottom of the posts, just so you can see a breakdown of my day as I normally don’t do that and I get a lot of questions about it.
Lunch time! I tried something a little different. I spread a tomato/basil laughing cow in the pita with tuna and spring mix. It was pretty good.
Filling up on cucumber and clementines. Funny how I don’t like my cucumbers sliced in sticks like this – so I really don’t know why I did it. It tastes better to me sliced in rounds. I am weird that way.
Surprisingly steady drone of work with job 1 from the get-go, which is really unusual for a Monday. I’ll take it though! After I finished up that work, I made lattes today:
While I was steaming the milk, I was thinking about how I wish I was one of those people that just loved veggies. It would make life so much easier that way and easier to fill myself up. I like more than I used to by training my taste buds, but it is really, really slow going. Hence the reason you mostly see broccoli and brussels on my blog. Like in dinner!
I made a pseudo hash with broccoli, turkey, and a chopped up Morningstar sausage patty – all sauteed in coconut oil.
It was tasty, but needed some kind of moisture. Not sure what, though.
I’ll be working tonight and watching football. This will be my snack later, which I have portioned out ahead of time:
Yum! Today was also my no-added sugar day. That always makes the dates taste extra sweet 😀
Calories: Preworkout: 110, Breakfast: 411, Lunch: 295, Afternoon latte: 110, Dinner: 317, Snack: 217. Total for the day: 1507.