Okay, moving on....
BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:15am.
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN. A MOMENTOUS OCCASION OCCURRED IN BREAKFAST LAND TODAY! I had my very first OIAJ (oats in a jar)! I used my empty Better N' Peanut Butter jar. I went through it pretty fast.
I made the usual mix of microwaved oats with...
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 wheat bran
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
With wild eyes I began to consume scoop after scoop of ooey-gooey, nutty decadence. One thing is a given, I've been missing out BIG TIME. It had no idea it would be so glorious!
After scrapping the last bit of life out of my jar, I dove head first into work. My mechanical brain was computing and problem solving with incredible speed. I was processing data like nobodies business.
Around lunchtime my (hard) drive to work started failing. I shut down my "work mode" manually and decided to consume some nutritional goodness. Feed the beast if you will.
LUNCH (meal #2) at 12:15pm.
Yep, that's right, ANOTHER salad. Am I BLOWING your mind yet with my repetitiveness this week? Don't get me wrong, I love a good salad, but this lunch right here was the creation of pure laziness. I always pack my food at night for the following day. I was tired and this was the best I could come up with. It was still tasty though!
- Morning Star Farms black bean burger
- Chick Peas
- Spray Butter
My robotic sidekick (Ann) and I shimmied out of the office around 12:45 for our break. Ahh fresh air, I've missed you!! We ran to Giant Eagle so I could IMMEDIATELY pick up another jar of my beloved Better N' Peanut Butter! I was feeling naked and lost without it! We also ran to scary Marc's because they advertised Dannon Greek yogurt in their add for 88 cents. IT WAS ALL LIES! They had signs up saying production was down (??) and they had none available. I despise Marc's even more now. Why do I keep going back? It's a mystery!
SNACK (meal #3) at 4:00pm.
Another yogurt concoction. I sliced a Fuji apple and topped it with plain Yoplait Greek yogurt and cinnamon. Simple perfection.
And then at 5:00 we were off to the gym. It was extra special hot in there today. Sweat was dripping into my eyes and it STUNG! My hair was sticking all over my neck and I looked like I just got out of the shower. My clothes were soaked. Basically, I was a sexy hot mess. ;)
Bicep Curls (barbell)
40lb x 15
35lb x 15 (2 sets)
Tricep Pulldown (cable with straight bar)
80lb x q15
70lb x 15 (2 sets)
30lb (3 sets)
Overhead Tricep Extension (cable)
60lb x 15 (3 sets)
Hammer Curls (dumbbells)
15lb x 15 (2 sets)
12.5 lb x 15
Tricep Extension (dumbbell)
15lb x 15 (3 sets)
Bicep Curls (barbell)
25lb x 20 (3 sets)
Elliptical Cross Trainer
30 minutes, 2.6 miles
Uphill challenge, levels 6-18 (WHEW, it whooped me today!!)
Total time at gym = 1:13
Max HR = 174
Average HR = 146
Total calories burned = 642
SNACK (meal #4) at 7:30pm.
I refueled with a simple shake as soon as I got home. Made with unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze and chocolate peanut butter whey protein powder. I didn't feel like fussing with the blender. My upper body feels super tight today. It buuuuuuuuuurns!
Before heading up to soak in a nice hot bath, I started prepping dinner. I was RABID with hunger. I didn't want to come down from my bath and have to start cooking from scratch. I haved no patience for such nonsense today!
DINNER (meal #5) at 9:00pm.
I cleaned and sliced a ton of carrots, zucchini, broccoli and mushrooms, seasoned them with spray butter, S+P, garlic powder, cayenne and rosemary and popped them into a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.
I took a nice relaxing bath while they cooked to perfection. They smelled like heaven by the time I came back downstairs. I made a quick sandwich to go with the veggies. I toasted a whole grain Ezekiel bun, smeared swiss laughing cow cheese on one half, superfruit jam on the other and added the last of my smoked turkey lunch meat. Done and done.
I don't know what it was about this sandwich but I was in LOVE with it. SO so good!
Time to unplug machine girl now and get some R&R. Stop crying!! I'll be back tomorrow. ;)