What day is it? My schedule is all messed up LOL! I actually did not have to work yesterday, which was a real surprise and my first 3 day weekend in a long, long time!
I did stay up too late last night watching Drew Brees break Dan Marino’s record! What a good person to be the record holder now. It’s refreshing. Love d’em Saints! (Tom Brady better just keep his hands off this record next week). I went to be after midnight and I was thinking I would sleep in and go to the gym later. Nope, my eyes popped open at 6:15. Ugh. So, off to the gym.
Lower weights with higher reps today.
|Barbell Squat||4 sets of 10 with 45# bar||Lower Body|
|Close grip Lat Pull Down||3 sets of 12 at 40#||Back|
|Stiff-legged Dead Lifts||3 sets of 12 with 50# bar||Hamstrings and back|
|Decline sit ups||3 sets of 10||Core|
|Barbell Chest Press||3 sets of 10 at 50#||Chest|
|Bent Lateral Raise||3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs||Shoulder|
|Alternating Stationary Side Lunge||3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs||Lower body|
|Overhead Press||3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs||Triceps|
The gym was kind of empty today. I bet it won’t be next week!
After some treadmill walking, I headed home for breakfast. I am changing things up a bit and going for more carbs at lunch versus breakfast. I have been getting too hungry after lunch (but before latte time), even with protein, so I am going to try this and see what happens.
Breakfast today? A 2 egg omelet with some extra egg whites with broccoli sauteed in coconut oil. Topped with laughing cow.
It still takes a bit for me to be used to a savory breakfast at home. Not that I eat overly sweet breakfasts, but they usually don’t include sauteed vegetables.
I have not had any cookies since Christmas. On that evening, I all of the sudden said “I do not want another cookie, period.” I had probably at least a dozen cookies that day during the day. Nobody really needs to eat a dozen cookies. I don’t regret it because they tasted really good, but I hit the wall and that was enough. Took a while to hit that wall, though LOL (See what I mean about still being able to pack it away?). Sugar switch off. Yesterday I ate very little sugar at all.
After a busy work morning, I made up my lunch. I swapped out for what would be a normal breakfast:
The banana bread breakfast pudding. Topped with peanut flour (for protein) and jam.
This actually worked pretty well because it kept me nice and full. Something about a warm meal. My lunches usually are not hot. I will think about continuing this trend for a while. Or I need to eat more soup.
It is cold and rainy out, too. Weird. Rain in December. Last year was piles of snow. This year? Rain. Maybe that will mean a milder winter? Please???
I finished up work in pretty good time today. It is so nice to have it finished and not have to do any later. I was so in the mood for chicken. I haven’t had chicken breast in a while. It’s either been chicken thighs or we have had ham up to our eyeballs from this weekend.
Straight up meal assembly tonight 😀 It tasted really good, too. That is 4 ounces of chicken. A lot of people ask how much meat I eat with meals when I have it. Lunch is usually 3 ounces, dinner 4.
It’s an icky weather night. A good night for staying in and reading. I have to practice guitar and work on my lesson plan for my tutoring tomorrow, but that won’t take long. I have a snack portioned out for later:
These are butter toffee cashews. They were in my stocking I measured out a serving. This piddly amount is 180 calories, which is so annoying to me sometimes. I could just nibble that much alone while pouring out a separate serving! Nuts are tricky things, but oh so good.
It sure feels good to get back into a more normal eating routine.
Question: Do you prefer savory or sweet breakfasts?