I have been drinking a shake on my way into the gym in the mornings. I have been thinking about my meal plan for when I return. I’m thinking about making a breakfast burrito kind of thing that I can eat while I’m driving in—it’s a 45 minute drive. When I say burrito I mean eggs & veggies wrapped in a whole grain tortilla (less than 25 g carbs as prescribed by our lovely Wendy) or stuffed between 2 pieces of Ezekial bread toasted. I need to do something because today I was starving like a refugee when I finished my workout.
I’m excited about planning my meals. I’ve made a list of proteins that I can eat to mix & match throughout the coming months. Yummy stuff like turkey meatballs, eggs, cottage cheese with fruit & oats (that’s an entire meal), fish of all kinds, chicken made 5 different ways to Sunday, steak, turkey taco salad (no corn tortillas for this girl), pot roast with broth not gravy. How about that? When I put my mind to it, I found that I could eat yummy stuff & should still be within the plan.
I’m going to follow the eating plan as written—including the starches that I was afraid to eat before. I have begun wondering if not eating starches may have been a deterrent from fat loss. Wendy is probably applauding or shaking her head saying, “it’s about freaking time!” I don’t blame her; she should smack me in the head next time she sees me. I need to trust myself to trust her.
Today’s workout was back & shoulders
Underhand bb rows: 65/70 (2 sets)—this is an increase & was tough!!!
Lat pull downs: 80/70 (2 sets) – I need to change the machine I use. We have 2; 1 has 10 lb increments but the other has 5 lb increments. I found 80 too heavy but 70 was not enough.
Lat sweeps: 30/25/20 – I have a hard time with these; I want to roll my shoulders forward. Fortunately there is a mirror by the equipment & I’m able to catch myself & straighten back up.
Military press: 10 lbs—keeping it light to protect my shoulder.
Lateral side raise: 10/8 lbs – see previous exercise note.
I followed up with 25 minutes of 1 – 1 HIIT on the treadmill. I used a 2% incline & did 6 MPH/4MPH and finished off with 8-8 MPH Tabatas. Finally did abs.
Old fashioned crunches
V-Ups on the bench
I was BEAT when I was finished. I took my time getting ready for work & still managed to get here at 7:40. How about that?!
Tomorrow is leg day. I love working my legs!