Alls well that ends well! Last night at school we were making ice cream base (!!) and just using the yolks. I asked my chef since we were just using the yolks are throwing away the whites, if I could maybe keep the whites and take them home with me. She said that was fine so I gathered my entire table’s egg whites (12 whites) and sealed them up to take home with me…. so I could make my oatmeal pancake this morning after all!
I also found a new obsession last night in school. DATES! I can’t believe I’ve never tried a date before! Jack and I made a fruit crisp with apples, dates and goat cheese and I must have eaten a handful of these sweet little guys. So sweet, chewy and delicious! We had extras so I took them home as well. 😉
This morning I woke up, ate my typical half a banana with almond butter, and set forth to the gym determined for a good upper body workout. I increased the weights that I typically use for a more intense workout. I think my body has gotten used to everything in my normal routine so I want to switch it up a little.
This morning I did:
2 sets of full on push-ups- 12 reps each set
2 sets chest press—20 lbs (I have always just chest pressed my body weight and never before actually added weight)
2 sets of 21s with 10 lb weight
2 sets seated row with 50 lbs (I usually do 40 lbs)
2 sets overhead tricep extensions with 25 lbs
2 sets “lift-ups” (don’t know what they should be called)—I stand with my arms at my side, holding 2 weights and lift my arms to chest height then drop down. This is to work a tiny muscle in your shoulders and I use a very light 5 lb weight in each hand.
2 sets of 15 reps of backwards arm extensions hold 15 lb weight
And I warmed up on the treadmill for a couple minutes at the beginning of my workout. All this took about 30 minutes and then I was back, making breakfast in my apartment.
Happy to make my oatmeal pancake with my newly found egg whites! I used 1/2 cup egg whites, 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 tsp baking powder, pinch of sea salt and 2 chopped dates (!!!) in the batter and then when it was done, I topped it with a spoonful of almond butter and half a mashed banana with cinnamon. With Red Rose tea.
For lunch today I made an easy turkey sandwich. Yesterday at the store, I picked up 1/4th pound of Boar’s Head turkey from the Publix deli and today I used 2.5 slices along with a light laughing cow cheese, spinach, dijon and jalepino slices to make a yummy sandwich on Rudi’s whole wheat bread. I also packed a huge peach and a yogurt and some cherries for a snack later….and 2 dates for dessert 🙂
Here’s a question: What is your favorite arm exercise at the gym that you feel like you get the most out of it?