Lifting day! I was totally expecting the gym to be packed, but there were even less people there than usual. I think everyone went yesterday (which is why I didn’t go) or maybe because it was really cold out. We only got to 17 degrees this afternoon. Now it feels like January around here. 😯 Each winter is getting harder and harder to take.
|Stationary Lunge||3 sets of 10 with 20# DBs||Lower Body|
|Single dumbbell row||3 sets of 12 with 15# DB||Back|
|Incline Push Up||3 sets of 10||Chest|
|Trunk twist||3 sets of 30||Core|
|Straight leg deadlift||3 sets of 12 with 50# bar||Hammies and low back|
|Arnold Press||3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs||Shoulder|
|Low Back Extension||3 sets of 10 at 80#||Low back|
I am working my way back with pushups. I haven’t done them in a couple of months with my wrist problem I had (have).
Then I rocked out with Journey on the treadmill for a while before coming home to breakfast! Protein waffles.
You know, the texture really is different putting the same batter in the waffle iron versus pancake style. Just thought I would throw that out there.
Back to normal at work, finally! I do feel pretty rested. I had files from one of my favorite doctors when I logged in, which made me a happy camper indeed. I worked right up to lunch very productively.
You know, I actually really hate mayo. I cannot stand it on sandwiches or in other stuff, but I will eat it in egg salad and sometimes chicken salad. I am so weird that way.
I have really been conscious of my 90/10 rule since Sunday. I have mentioned this before, but maintaining is usually having a couple regular or lower calorie days and then a day or two higher and alternate like that. A squiggled line, so to speak. Or, more like 80/20 eating or **ahem** 70/30.
Now that I am in active weight loss mode, I have to put more of the lower calorie days together in a row and I find day 3 to be the absolute hardest because that means I am no longer in maintenance mode. I kind of get the pouty 5-year-old thing going on. Today actually was not bad and I didn’t really struggle too much. My food was filling, which helps. I also have been inputting the next day’s menu into Livestrong the night before, so I just have to follow it and not think too much, which is usually what gets me in trouble.
I was ready for my latte. Did I mention it was cold today?
Florida in 4 weeks. That is my focus now!
I made up one of my favorite recipes for dinner tonight. The chicken with balsamic tomatoes. This is super easy and pretty quick. About half an hour from start to finish. John had his over pasta. I had no pasta and just had more of the chicken.
So good! I found that cutting back a bit on the balsamic is better. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup, but I think it is too overpowering, so I used 1/4 cup. I must revise my page on that.
While I would like to go out for coffee tonight, I cannot bear to go out in the cold. We have an overnight low of -5 tonight. Ick. I do love my electric blanket!
I have my snack made up.
This is 1/4 cup of part-skim ricotta, 1/4 cup of pumpkin, a dash of cinnamon, and a teaspoon of creamed honey on top. I hope it is good. Looks a little weird, but that’s okay. I made this up after dinner and it is in the fridge waiting for me.
Preplanning is a must for me to stay on track. Otherwise I start not paying attention and nibbling on various items while thinking about what to eat.
Tomorrow is one of the 10% meals of the 90/10 plan. Bagel day!