Gym day today! I am still debating on going back to 3 days a week with Operation Endurance, as I don’t get as fatigued since dropping the weights. Maybe next week 😀
It wasn’t really that dark as I left for the gym. I probably won’t even notice any darkness next week. Spring is on the way! Maybe we will see some ground by next week, too.
|Lying Leg press||3 sets of 12 at 75#||Lower Body|
|Dumbbell Pull Over||3 sets of 12 with 20# DB||Back|
|Incline Barbell Chest Press||3 sets of 12 at 45#||Chest|
|Reverse Crunches||3 sets of 15||Core|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 12 at 50#||Low back and hammies|
|Standing 1-leg Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 with 35# bar||Calves|
|YTWL||3 sets of 4 (each letter) with 8# DBs (16# total)||Shoulders|
|Pliet Squat||3 sets of 12 with 30# DB||Lower body|
This workout took me 40 minutes. I rest about 1 minute between sets, although a couple of these I supersetted (the YTWL and calf raise), which reduces time.
Then it was time for food!
This is the box.
This is the ingredient.
If you buy creamed coconut, make sure it is just coconut and not with anything else in there (unless you want that). I did have to heat this up a bit and remix as the oil separated to the top and the solids to the bottom, but it tastes pretty much like the stuff I made. Score! The coconut butter has some natural sweetness from coconut meat and very coconuty tasting (duh). You can always mix in some sweetener if you want it sweeter. I have it in a jar and just microwave for a minute and then spoon it out.
Lots of work this morning. I have to put in my notice for this job. I wish it could have been full time for me, because I do like the company and the flexibility. I start my new job at the end of this month. I was hired a couple weeks ago, but it takes time to get the paperwork done and to set me up for the training on their platform.
Lunch time came by pretty fast. It was big salad time. You can tell the weather is getting nicer because I am eating more salads!
This one has cooked chicken breast, feta cheese, and some parmesan peppercorn dressing.
This is half of a chocolate coconut tart (with a bite missing 😳 ). These taste super rich and delicious! Not too sweet, but very rich. Almost like a ganache filled macaroon.
That kept my tummy satisfied until dinner time! 4 oz of cubed steak done medium rare. I love my beef medium rare. I think it is the best flavor and tenderness cooked that way.
I topped those blueberries with a dollop of whipped cream. John whipped some up to put on his berries, and it looked so good I did it to mine! Good thing he doesn’t jump off a bridge, right?
It was so nice after dinner that we took a stroll. Look – the ground is starting to show!
My walking companion:
Another sure sign of spring? This ice cream shop is about 1/3 of a mile from our house. Opening April 1!
I love John at the bottom pointing up excitedly Now I know spring is on the way!
No ice cream tonight, but I will be having a pumpkin snack.
Question: If you eat beef, how do you like it cooked?