I was worried that snow would keep me from the lifting today, but I lucked out as it seemed to have been delayed some, so I was able to get there before the snow really accumulated. Here is me pulling out of my driveway.
It’s not quite fully light out, so I don’t know if you can see any definition in the snow banks.
|Cable Squat to Row||3 set of 10 at 60#||Full Body|
|Stiff-legged deadlift||3 sets of 10 at 75#||Lower Body|
|Dumbbell Pull Over||3 set of 10 at 20#||Back|
|Incline Dumbbell Fly||3 sets of 12 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Chest|
|Planks||3 sets 70-second holds||Core|
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 140#||Calves|
|Face Pull||3 sets of 12 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Lower Back Extension||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Low back|
The planks felt good today and I didn’t struggle at all. Actually I felt very strong today. I don’t know why, but I’ll take it! Actually, I think it is my overall reduction in exercise right now that makes me feel stronger.
Just a reminder on my lifting. I don’t want anyone to feel bad if they don’t lift like I do, and I would not expect someone to take one of my workouts and do it successfully right off the bat. There are plenty of people who lift a lot heavier than me (and are tinier!). Also keep in mind that I have been lifting for a few years now, so I have a really good base of strength built up. Just a PSA.
I came home for a different breakfast today. A cheese omelet! With a bigazz bowl of blueberries. Yum
Funny how I love to eat omelets for lunch and dinner, but I rarely have them for breakfast unless I am out to eat
The snow fell in wet sticky flakes today. I love how it makes the bare bushes look:
I planned out my lunch for today last night and still wasn’t all that enamored of it. Except the peanut butter.
One more can of tuna and then it is going back on the ‘tired of it’ list again.
I received a wonderful package in the mail today from FoodBuzz as part of the Tastemaker program. 2 samples from Pure Dark! Pure Dark is a division of Mars and have come out with a new line of chocolates. The idea is that these are a premium chocolate with minimal processing.
For an afternoon snack, I had to crack into the Bark Classic, which is dark chocolate topped with cherries, roasted almonds, and cacao nibs. I fit it into my eating plan for the day. There is *always* room for chocolate!
With a latte and it was totally delicious! John and I both agreed. I loved the crunchy cacao nibs in it. Didn’t taste much cherry (which is okay by me). I’ll talk about the slab one another day 😀
Dinner time was just assembled tonight. I had chicken spread with laughing cow and hot sauce. This is really good!
Lots of food talk today and not much else. It was a quiet day, which really can be a relief sometimes.
John and I are headed out to Starbies for some coffee and relaxing! I will be having cream in my coffee and bringing some nuts for a snack. Total carbs for today is 90. Yesterday was 86. I just count all carbs – I don’t do the net fiber or whatever other people do. I love how all that food looks today, too. So colorful!
Tomorrow will be a grains day, which means it’s bagel time
Question: Sweet or savory breakfast?