I am glad you liked my recap of the 1500 calorie week. I am tired of talking calories now, though LOL! Back to eating 😀
After fueling up this morning, I headed out to see what trouble I could get into at the gym.
After a treadmill warm up:
|Barbell Squats||1 set of 10 at 65#
1 set of 10 at 75#
1 set of 8 at 85#
1 set of 6 at 95#
1 set of 3 at 100# !!!!!
|Dumbbell Pull Over||3 sets of 10 at 30#||Back|
|Pushups||3 sets of 10||Chest|
|Decline Sit Ups||3 sets of 10||Core|
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 140#||Calves|
|Prone Cuban Snatch||3 sets of 8 with 10# DBs (20# total)||Shoulders|
|Nosebreaker||3 sets of 12 at 25#||Triceps|
|1-leg deadlifts||3 sets of 10 each leg with 15# DBs (30# total)||Hammies and balance|
Did you see that? I full squatted 100 pounds! 95 is tough, and I added 5 more pounds. You wouldn’t think it is that much heavier, but it sure is. I did 2 and then a 3rd. I got to the bottom of the 3rd and said “Uh-oh, I have to get back up!” I had to really power it back up, so I did not attempt any more. I re-racked, pumped my fist and said “Yes!!” LOL. Goober. Hopefully I can do 3 more by the end of the month. I have to say that I already feel the squats setting in. My quads are toast. Tomorrow ought to feel pretty good…
Then it was home for a well-deserved brekkie! Pumpkin custard cream of wheat topped with honey fluff, cranberry sauce, and toasted almonds.
Does that not look good? It was.
Slow start to work, so I actually went upstairs and got on the bike trainer for 30 minutes for my cardio. I usually will do that at night, but I will have to work tonight since the morning was slow. Love my trainer 😀
Lunchtime and we are using up the food in preparation for a trip this weekend. I made a yummy BBQ chicken sammie with laughing cow on a pita. And some rare applesauce.
This was a really good sandwich (pitawich?).
I have gotten a question or 2 on the lattes. Here is what we do. We have a cheapie machine – It’s a Mr. Coffee. It does a great job on the milk steaming, but the espresso could be better. Until we buy a new one, this will have to do:
First, the coffee filter gets filled and packed with coffee.
Then inserted into the machine.
The reservoir is filled with water and then you turn the machine to the brew portion. Espresso with crema coming out.
There is a mark on the coffee container that tells you when to start steaming the milk. Each mug has 8 oz of milk in it (and mine has 7 g of protein powder as well, those squats, you know). Place the mug with the tip of the steam wand just below the surface and turn to ‘steam’.
Note how the steaming will aerate the milk and make it seem like more!
I love having my own personal barista.
Once the espresso is done, pour it into the steamed milk. If we got better crema, I would try latte art, but again – cheap machine.
Time for the ‘drizz’ as we call it. This is raw honey on mine.
That’s my usual afternoon snack!
With some of these:
If I could have one expensive kitchen gadget – it would be a really nice espresso machine. Best start playing Power Ball!
I actually ate fish for dinner tonight – this is Gorton’s Fish cake. It doesn’t taste very fishy, so I am okay with eating it (with hot sauce).
Even though I am eating more today, I seem to be doing well with keeping snacking in check. Yay! Now it is back to work with said snack and hopefully some football watching when I am finished.
Question: If you drink coffee, what is your favorite drink?