Happy Monday to all! Festive holiday week coming up. It was cold at my gym again today. Not liking that at all.
|Barbell Squats||1 set of 10 at 55#
1 set of 8 at 70#
1 set of 8 at 80#
1 set of 6 at 90#
1 set of 6 at 100# !!!!
|Dumbbell Pull Over||3 sets of 10 with 30# DB||Back|
|Reverse Lunge with Forward Reach||3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Full Body|
|Captain’s Chair||3 sets of 10||Core|
|Close Grip Chest Press||3 sets of 12 with 45# bar||Chest|
|Low Back Extension||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Low back|
|Triceps Kickback||3 sets of 12 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Triceps|
|Upright Row||3 sets of 10 with 30# bar||Shoulders|
I did a bit of treadmill walking afterward (and did that for warm up as well). I rocked the squats today! I think it was because I took a rest day yesterday. I hit the 6 reps at 100# pretty easily. I love having a strong lower body. When I am in just the right position (meaning loose skin out of the way), I can see the indent of my quad muscles in my thighs.
Attempt at a no-added sugar day today. Why I do this when cookies and fudge are in the house is beyond me, but I figured I wanted to get this challenge day out of the way as early as possible!
I had protein pancakes with blueberries for brekkie. My pancakes stuck to the pan. Shoulda made waffles…
Regarding the Woman’s Day article – I believe it is only online and not in print, so you will have to read it here. Please bookmark and refer to it often 😉
Lunch time! I realized that I haven’t had eggs for a meal in a while – so I remedied that.
Lots of hot sauce. I don’t worry too much about the sodium in the hot sauce, as I use it in place of salt in cooking. This was also a tiny kiwi. It’s from the US and smaller than the New Zealand ones. Aren’t things normally bigger in the US?
Fran made a comment that made me laugh yesterday. She said basically she couldn’t believe how much baking we do here (in the US) for Christmas. I imagine she doesn’t even fully grasp the scope of the amount of baking that goes on. Such as these:
Platoons of cookies, tons of breads, all the treats out in restaurants and coffee shops. It’s all an excuse to eat, eat, eat, and stuff our faces. Like we in America really need much prodding to do that…
I like to have and bake cookies at this time of year because I don’t often do it the rest of the year. I love homemade goodies. I have decided that eating cookies like Oreos or Chips Ahoy just aren’t worth it taste-wise to me. What I really need to experiment with this year coming up is small batch baking to make only 4 cookies at a time and see what happens. I can’t just make up the dough and freeze it because I have no problem whatsoever with eating dough
I avoiding looking near the fudge or cookies for my snack.
John made me a latte with protein powder, and I paired it with a nana. I actually haven’t been super hungry today, which is quite a relief.
Cooked up a quick dinner tonight. Gorton’s Shrimp poppers (or popplers, as we call them).
Certainly getting in my F&V today!
I am off to the mall tonight with my mother. 😯 😯 😯 I cannot believe we are going to the mall this close to Christmas. That is usually on my “never, ever, never” list of things to do. Must be senility creeping in…
Wish me luck! I am out of the house tonight and removed from temptation, so that means no-added sugar day today will be a success!
Note to cookies – I will see you tomorrow…
Question: Cookie dough eater or only fully baked?