Well, rather large change happened to me today, which I was totally not expecting. But let’s start with the morning first, shall we?
It’s getting harder and harder to leave the house in the morning. There seems to be a correlation between the dropping temperature and my desire to go outside 😀 At least it is showing some hints of being light out before 7 now. That means spring is almost here, right??
|Cable Squat to Row||3 set of 10 at 60#||Full body|
|Dumbbell Pull Over||3 sets of 10 at 30#||Back|
|Lying Leg Press||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Lower Body|
|Reverse Crunches||3 sets of 15||Core|
|Pushups||3 sets of 10||Chest|
|Nose Breakers||3 set of 15 at 25#||Triceps|
|Bent Lateral Raise||3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Shoulders|
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 140#||Calves|
|Lower Back Extension||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Low Back|
Felt good today. I haven’t lifted since last Wednesday, so I was rested and strong. Makes me think I need to either drop full body down to 2 days a week or start up a split routine. I do need to shake something up at any rate.
I came home for some brekkie and decided to break out the peanut flour!
This is what it looks like.
This is the most basic thing you can do with it. Mix it with water to make peanut butter.
Now, you do need to add a bit of salt or sweetener to make it taste more like peanut butter, otherwise it is pretty bland. I added a tiny pinch of salt.
Then I made some cream of wheat with egg white whisked in and topped with the newly formed PB. With some chocolate honey.
See how much that makes? That is about 55 calories for 2 tbsp versus 100 for a tablespoon of regular PB. Not that I am giving up the nut butter, but this is a nice alternative when I just want more.
I need to do some ‘sperimenting with it. I see the 1-minute muffin being a possibility, or possibly some kind of soup.
Speaking of muffins, John made up some of his protein muffins while I was away. He did them lemon poppyseed flavor. I had to have half of one crumbled over some greek yogurt with strawberries for lunch.
This was excellent! Although I wish it was not so cold outside 😀
So on to my afternoon. Those of you on Facebook already know what I am going to say here. After lunch, I got an instant message from my supervisor at job #1 asking if she could call me. Phone calls usually are not a good sign as pretty much everything is conducted by email or instant message. Effective immediately, all part-time employees have been laid off due to slow work. No warning or anything. Just done in the middle of the day, no finishing of the day. They want to preserve all the work for the full-time employees. Then they actually had the nerve to ask if I wanted to be put on their waiting list to come back if work picked up. 🙄 No thanks. Phone call ended with “Good luck”. Not even a thank you for all the work. Nice, eh? 2 years of work for them and booted out just like that.
Good thing I have the 2nd part-time job, which I hope can become full time until I figure out what to do.
John made lattes and I thought about the situation.
Bright side – no Sunday work unless I want to and no set schedule. Plus I get all my accrued time off in one lump sum (2 weeks’ worth). Scary part? No guarantee I can get full time at my other job, and this could just as easily happen again in this industry. 2011 sure is turning out interesting so far…
Time for dinner! John cooked up some pork while I made brussels (just for me). I had a banana with dinner to change things up as well.
I need to make a light box or something for better pictures. Either that or spring needs to get here!
I get to polish up the old resume tonight, which I will do while snacking on this:
Chocolate heals all, doesn’t it?