Happy Monday! Nice to see all the personal challengers for this month. Let’s do this and reach our goals! I might see if I can scrounge up something and pick a random participant at the end of the month 😀 I’ll do a check-in post once or twice a week so we can root each other on.
Chilly morning today as I biked to the gym. It’s still August, and it was in the 40s last night! I finished up stage 4 of NROLW today. I will do 2 more days of random lifting though, as I want to have an even round out to the week (I am dorky that way).
- Dead lifts: 1 x 8 55 pounds, 1 x 8 65 pounds, 1 x 8 75 pounds
- Split squats 3 x 8 35 pounds
- Underhand lat pull down 1 x 8 60 pounds, 2 x 8 70 pounds
- Reverse lunge with forward reach 3 x 8 10 pounds
- Prone cuban snatch 3 x 8 10 pounds
- Crunches, reverse crunches, lateral flexion 3 x 8
- Prone cobra 3 x 2 minute hold
I am very pleased to be able to do the cuban snatch with 10 pound dumbbells. It took some time to work up to that! After this week, 1 week off from weights and then stage 5!
I was thinking about PB2 this morning since I am going to order during their sale. (I’m almost out!). I decided to incorporate it into pancakes this morning. I made my usual protein pancakes and made the following topping: 1 serving of PB2 made with an extra tsp of water, 1 well mashed banana. Mix and microwave for about 20 seconds:
I was going to put some cocoa powder into the pancake batter, but forgot – so I sprinkled on some dark chocolate chips. This was quite good. I think it would be awesome with real nut butter and not the PB2!
Work was a little slow before lunch, so I helped John with the business. It’s amazing how much more activity I get doing that than sitting on my butt doing transcription.
Lunch was something different. I decided on a tuna melt. Topped with smoked cheddar cheese and put under the broiler. Smoked cheese doesn’t melt really well, I think it is a bit dry for that. Tasty, though!
I love cheese!
Work got very busy after lunch, and I should get an early start tomorrow since there is so much extra! Good thing as it is my niece’s birthday tomorrow and we are going down for cake tomorrow evening.
Quick turkey chili for dinner. Put some coconut oil in a pan and sauteed some cumin seed with onions and green peppers, added 1 can of chopped tomatoes and 5 ounces of chicken breast, chili powder and a 1/2 cup of cooked mung beans. Simmered for about 15 minutes:
Very good. Speaking of good – these chips are Food Should Taste Good Lime chips. Perfect with the chili. I was happy to find those at the store! So tasty! Also there is a bowl of strawberries peeking out there. 😀
Went to K-mart tonight to get something for my niece. It is really hard shopping for a 10 year old! We feel totally inept since we don’t have kids.
It’s football night tonight. Last night my sad Broncos struggled against the Bears. Why they ever let Cutler go, I just don’t get it!
So it’s snack time:
Measured out into 1 serving:
These are very good! Yum, yum!
Regarding our trip, I think we might be leaning towards Cancun. Ireland would be great, but probably not in January!
I had someone ask me what I drink other than coffee 😀
I do not like artificial sweeteners, so that cuts down on the possibilities for me. I drink a lot of water, and a lot of seltzer water. I also drink hot tea in cooler weather. Plus ice tea if I am out at a restaurant. I rarely drink juice. I have found most restaurants that serve soda can give me a glass of soda water with lemon in it. I really don’t think I could have sweetened drinks with meals ever again, I have really grown so accustomed to unsweetened beverages that it tastes weird when I try one.
Overall a good eating day.
Question: Do you drink diet sodas?