Is anyone else having trouble adapting to the time change? I woke up almost an hour later than usual because of the light. Good thing I hadn’t planned on the gym today! I am very lucky in that I don’t have to wake up to an alarm, but I do tend to pretty much wake up at the same time every day.
I got the coffee brewing and made up breakfast. 1-minute muffin topped with peanut flour.
I rehydrate my peanut flour with water, a pinch of salt, cinnamon and a bit of honey – maybe 2 grams worth. Then I use it as a topping. I don’t think it really tastes like peanut butter, but I like it for its own taste (and the protein!).
I got going with work right away with my favorite doctors. Made it a good Monday morning! I took a break for a mid morning snack of a protein drink and a couple clems.
As mentioned, I will recap/review the 28-Day Body Shapeover that I did. I went into this more for changing up my lifting routine than for any other purpose, so I didn’t do any measurements or pictures.
The workouts were tough, but my body got more used to them as the month went on. I liked the workouts except for the arm workouts. As I have said numerous times, I don’t concentrate on my arms because they build up and I don’t think I need to be doing biceps curls when I do bench presses. It’s redundant (for me). This did keep me pretty focused on balance of all muscle groups, though.
I didn’t follow the food plan, but I ended up down 1.5 pounds during the 28 days, which was surprising to me because when I start lifting more I usually gain from water. I think this means some fat loss – which I will take. Could be from cutting out the extra snacking, too 😉 I definitely feel stronger.
I think this is really a good program for anyone to do because the moves are good for anyone and you can do whatever weight you need to. There are also alternate moves given for each one if you do the program at home rather than a gym. Plus, the author explains why he has you do everything, which is nice to read. Science stuff = bonus!
Tomorrow I start a new lifting program, which I will talk about tomorrow. I am eating today like I will be on the program (hence the morning snack). This was lunch:
I topped a turkey burger with a laughing cow wedge and salsa. A taco burger? It was really good. I actually blended my salsa because I don’t like chunky salsa. Is salsa considered a veggie?
Oh, and the strawberries? Seriously – this is just not right.
Uber huge. I’ll let you know if I start growing a third eye or something. 😯
It was so nice out this afternoon. I had an amazingly productive work morning, so I snuck out in the early afternoon for an 8 mile bike ride. It was 63 degrees! Eeeeeee! I love my bike. It’s funny how you know you love something when you aren’t doing it and miss it, but you forget how much you *really* love it until you do it again. I should get in another couple of rides this week, too. Gotta build up the distance legs for cupcakes 😀
I wish I could get clip shoes in sparkly red. That would be so much fun!
I made up a latte plus of few of the coconut chocolate balls (recipe). I won’t do anymore close ups of those 😀 I like them more and more as I eat them.
I finished up work in good time today. That is so good for a Monday. I guess today just was an overall good day to start the week with – for which I am very thankful.
I cooked up some chicken thighs for dinner. I chopped mine up and added it to my sauteed broccoli and some rice that was left over. A few splashes of soy sauce and I called it done.
With it being light later, I even took a post prandial walk tonight! Plus it was still warm. Going out with just a light jacket on and it almost makes you feel naked, you know?
For accountability – here is my portioned out snack for later.
Measuring out nuts really chafes on me, which says to me that I really need to keep doing it. My no extra snacking is going really well. It’s not a habit yet (or broken habit), but it is easier most days.