I woke up, tossed in a load of laundry, tidied up the house, read a few blogs and then made a delicious bowl of oats.
BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:00am.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 wheat bran
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp apple pie spice
- (topped with 1 tbs Better N' Peanut Butter, and a sprinkle of Udi's Au Naturel Granola, and 1 tbs sugar free strawberry preserves)
I love the addition of Udi's granola. You could really taste the wildflower honey and it had a great chewy texture. Sometimes granola is TOO crunchy (which I hate) but this was nice. I seriously can't wait to try the other varieties. The Au Naturel flavor gets a 10 out of 10.
After breakfast I put some laundry away and then changed for the gym. I was feeling motivated to sweat today and I ended up having a stellar (exhausting) workout.
Leg Extensions (cable)
90lb x 15 (x2)
80lb x 15
Seated Leg Curls (cable)
90lb x 15 (x2)
80lb x 15
Outer Thigh Machine (cable)
75lb x 20 (3 sets)
Inner Thigh Machine (cable)
65lb x 20 (3 sets)
Hack Squat (plate loaded)
60lb x 15
50lb x 15 (2 sets)
Single Leg Press
100lb per leg x 15 (3 sets)
Stiff Legged Deadlifts (straight bar)
45lb x 15 (3 sets)
Body weight x 15 (3 sets)
I did 20 minutes or random ab workouts, including ab machine, floor crunches, sit-ups, two 1 minute planks, side twists, dumbbell side bends and the bar torso twist.
Elliptical Cross Trainer
20 minutes, 2 minute intervals of levels 6-8
Total time spent at gym = 1:36
Max HR = 170
Average HR = 139
Total Calories Burned = 725
After the gym I ran to the pharmacy, the bank and then went straight to Ann's new apartment to help her move furniture around, decorate and organize. WEEEEE.... I WAS STARVING! Ann had no comfort food to offer me. Basically, she had NO food to offer me at all. She did manage to find me this delicious Braeburn apple though, which I INHALED!
She also made me a quick chocolate whey protein shake which I drank in maybe 10 seconds flat. I was NOT fulfilled but it was enough to get me going.
I also snacked on some wheat thin crackers, another apple and a cup of coffee throughout the afternoon. I didn't take any pictures though. I had my hands full!
We spent the next four and a half hours (YES, FOUR and a half!) pushing furniture, cleaning, putting things away, decorating, hanging things and organizing. At about 6:00 I decided I had enough and called it quits. I flew home, devoured a banana and a handful of pretzels (which I forgot to photograph) and quickly wrote up this blog.
Now I must rush off again, clean my messy self up and get ready for my friends 30th Birthday dinner. I can't wait to eat some tasty Middle Eastern food.
A. Because I LOVE the restaurant we're going to! Aladdin's Eatery!
B. Because I'm completely and utterly starving for REAL FOOD!
C. Because I don't have to cook it! I'm exhausted!!
I'll be back with a regular (FULL) foodie post tomorrow. Have a great Saturday night!
Gotta GO GO GOOOOOOOO......