Happy Thursday! It’s almost the end of the week! Yippee! I was up and ready to hit the gym. After a protein drink, I headed out and got to work.
|Barbell Squats||3 sets of 10 at 75#||Lower Body|
|Alternating bent dumbbell row||3 sets of 10 with 20# DBs (40# total)||Back|
|Reverse Crunch||3 set of 15||Core|
|Pushups||3 sets of 10||Chest|
|Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 170#||Calves|
|Upright Row||3 sets of 10 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Good Morning||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Low back and hammies|
|Reverse Lunge with Forward Reach||3 sets of 8 (each leg) with 8# DBs (16# total)||Full body|
Whew! I decided to really work today and to do super and giant sets with these (pairing 2 or 3 exercises together). I got this workout done in 31 minutes! I was sweating at the end.
I love this little guy. He just cracks me up.
BTW – I lifted today because I am doing my Healthy Heart Weekend run tomorrow! I’ll shoot an email out to everyone just to remind as I am sure there are those that don’t read my blog very often (gasp).
I was ready for breakfast. Hope you aren’t tired of the 1-minute muffin thing going on here.
I made up the non-sweet one and chopped it up into a bowl of blueberry sauce. Then I put on a tablespoon of coconut butter 😯
I was totally in love! Who says you need grains for breakfast? Okay, I say that because I do love my oats, but this was really good. I actually was standing up eating this in the kitchen because it tasted so good to me before I made myself sit LOL! Yeah, I like food.
Lower (for me) carb/no grains day, so lunch was something that I cannot remember having in forever. I have to admit that this scared me a little bit. Eating a lot more fat is taking me out of my comfort zone, but I like it.
I cooked up a sausage patty from the smokehouse. Turns out it was a lean patty – as there was no oil left in the pan after I cooked it! I had to add some for the eggs.
No latte picture today. John was out this afternoon and brought a couple lattes home in travel mugs for us, so nothing really special to look at. I have switched to 2% milk for my lattes and it is yummy!
I am actually eating a few less calories on the lower carb/higher fat days just because I am not hungry, so that can be a good thing, but I have to be careful to make sure I eat enough (how weird is that to read on this blog??).
John won the last of the football picks, as I said yesterday, and he called for Denny’s tonight. I don’t know why he chose Denny’s for the last meal of the football season, but there you go. I am just still very happy with how accommodating they are with special requests. I would not have had eggs with lunch had I known that we were going to Denny’s for dinner. When you try to avoid corporate meat and don’t eat fish and are avoiding grains- that doesn’t always leave a lot left over to eat on a menu other than eggs. I cobbled together a tasty meal, though. I had a side of fruit:
A side of sauteed spinach:
This was really good. I can’t believe I am saying that about spinach, but it was! I was half expecting some kind of frozen spinach disaster, but it was baby spinach leaves freshly sauteed. At Denny’s. Who knew?
I decided to have an egg white omelet with cheddar in it for the entree. At first it came out as regular eggs, so I sent that back and had it done right.
It was so hot, too, when the correct one came out lickety split! I really do give them kudos for good service. Never be afraid to ask for what you want. You will be so much happier.
Question: Have you ever gone to a place with low expectations and gotten great food/service?