Haaaaaappy Friday (and first day of August) !
Last night’s class went well and I got to leave and come home around 9:30! I had time to relax at home and take a hot bubble bath before bed. It was nice . I’ll find out tonight what I got on my breads from the last couple days. Here’s a photo of my tray all set to be graded:
It includes half a dozen single knot soft rolls, half a dozen double knot soft rolls, a braid, 2 baguettes (that are way too long, they are only supposed to be 18 inches and these are, um, 26 inches), 1 whole wheat fougasse and two loaves of light rye bread. I had enough dough left over from my whole wheat fougasse so I made my own personal mini-loaf and brushed it with olive oil and sprinkled rock sea salt on before baking. MMMmmmmm….I also took home an extra fougasse (with a bite taken out by me, hehe).
Since I got home so early last night and was in bed around 10:30, I set my alarm again for 6:30 for the gym. I didn’t technically need to wake up this early…I would have had enough time if I would have gone at 7:00, but I actually like waking up early (when I’ve gotten enough sleep) and “seizing the day”—carpe diem folks! I had a small slice of my whole wheat bread with a smear of peanut butter on it before hitting the gym. The combo of the rock salt and the pb was faaaaantastic!
Today at the gym I did triceps, biceps and shoulders. My legs are sore still from yesterdays workouts! All those dipping bridges must have got me. My glutes are feelin’ it for sure. Here was my routine this morning:
2 minutes warm up on treadmill
3 sets of the triceps routine from Oxygen—you do the three moves without rest in between then rest two minutes in between sets:
5 reps of straight legged bench dip
10 reps of overhead extension—15 lbs
20 reps of rope pressdown—25 lbs
Then, for biceps and shoulders:
3 sets of seated shoulder press—10 lbs, 12 reps
3 sets of dumbbell lateral raise—5 lbs, 12 reps
3 sets of bent-over dumbbell lateral raise—5 lbs, 12 reps
3 sets of hammer curls—15 lbs, 10 reps
3 sets of barbell curls—15 lbs, 10 reps
and…finished up with lots of stretching. A great workout!
When I got back home, I made a bowl of power oatmeal. A past trainer taught me how to make this and its very tasty and filling! Last night I made a big batch of steel cut oats (4 servings in individual tupperware in the fridge) and this morning I took out one serving, heated it back up with a little more water and added 1/2 cup whipped 1% cottage cheese (this stuff is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!), 1 sliced banana and a spoonful of peanut butter. It’s easy, yummy and chock full of complex carbs and filling protein. I used to eat this every single morning and never got sick of it but in college I sort of forgot about it so I’m bringing it back now! The cottage cheese and oatmeal combo just can’t be beat!
For lunch today I packed leftovers of Thai chicken and rice with a peach. Quick and easy for a Friday. I also packed more whipped cottage cheese (1/2 cup) with grapes for a snack. I wish I could find this cottage cheese everywhere but they only sell it at the Fresh Market here and I never go there! I stopped there yesterday because it’s on my way to work and I was out of oats but I wish this cottage cheese was more accessible because it is pretty much the most amazing thing ever.
Ryan is coming tonight for the weekend and my college roommate, Peggy, and her boyfriend, Chris, are also coming tomorrow! Chris is a doctor and has some convention here in Orlando so they are staying at a hotel around here but we are meeting up tomorrow to lay out by the hotel pool all day and relax then go out to dinner tomorrow night! I’m so excited because we haven’t seen each other for over a year!!!!