Friday! I am happy, are you? I was ready for the gym after having a protein drink.
|Barbell Squat||3 sets of 12 at 55#||Lower Body|
|Wide Grip Lat Pull Down||3 sets of 15 at 45#||Back|
|Lying Chest Fly||3 sets of 15 with 10# DBs||Chest|
|Reverse Crunch||3 sets of 15||Core|
|Standing single-leg calf raise||3 sets of 10 each leg with 35# bar||Calves and balance|
|Bent lateral raise||3 sets of 12 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Shoulders|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 12 at 55#||Low back and hammies|
|Alternating side lunges||3 sets of 10 (each leg) with 15# DBs (30# total)||Lower body|
You know, my abs were still sore from the incline situps I did on Wednesday! That is an awesome move. Or I need to work my core harder. Not sure which.
Zipped home for breakfast. Last year I was riding to the gym in the morning because it was just warm enough. Not this year! Still in the teens overnight. Booo…
Breakfast was so yummy. I had some Wheatena that I added some egg whites to. Topped with a banana sauteed in a tsp of butter and cinnamon and some of that yummy coconut butter. With a side of cafe au lait.
This was tres delicious!
For those curious, this bowl has 385 calories in it.
I then got to work – at home! I am returning home to work. But not for the new company. I thought I had 2 options: Work for new company at home or work with old employee at the office. Since I was in the office, I spoke quite a bit with the owner this week.
A little background here: There are 250 transcriptionists employed by my company, so it is not a huge company in terms of the MT world, but big enough so the owner usually doesn’t talk to the individual MTs (we go through managers). No MTs work in the office, all are at home. The owner is incredibly nice and she wanted to make sure I was happy working in the office before making me an official employee rather than a contractor. She put me on more accounts so I had work, which was the only reason I was leaving the company (other than more pay being offered to me) As you know, I was very conflicted about this and talked to her.
Well, lo and behold, she offered that I could go back home, but with a big raise so that I wouldn’t leave her company. Of course I leapt at that opportunity! I am going to be making more money than the new job would have offered, plus I can keep my schedule flexibility instead of working from 2 to 10 with a weekend day like I would have. Funny – all I had to do was go to the top to get this figured out. It never hurts to ask. I am over the moon now and this company has my complete loyalty for a long time to come (at least until I start my donut/bagel shop haha!).
Working at home meant no lunch packing and no eating out of containers today. I brought tuna back for another go ’round this week. 🙄 I did lemon pepper.
On side side is my new favorite evening snack (yes, I realize it is lunchtime). I mix canned pumpkin with cinnamon and topped with toasted pecans and tablespoon of cream.
This tastes so good! My tongue is very used to nonsweetened stuff now and I can taste the natural sweetness of the pumpkin. Libby’s brand must have some special pumpkin they grow because it tastes different than other brands. (I can’t believe I am a canned pumpkin connoisseur, but there you go).
Afternoon break and I had something I haven’t had for 3 days!
See the happy lady? I keep waiting for something weird to happen and I will be unemployed come Monday. That’s because we tend to have some unfortunate luck.
Dinner time! I had some BBQ chicken with sauteed brussel sprouts.
Those strawberries are standing at attention! They were so good. I need more…
To celebrate the homecoming, John and I are out for coffee (decaf)!
We might even go over to the mall before it closes. Gotta live it up!
Oh, and we passed our permit inspections, so work will progress on the half bath this weekend!
Question: What is your favorite way to eat pumpkin?