Last night in school I got good news that pretty much rocked my entire night. I got the highest grade in the class on my creme brulee on Friday night!!!! Not to toot my own horn (toot, toot) but it made me feel pretty darn good after feeling like I totally botched the first couple nights. Then, I was given my overall grade thus far for the class as a whole and it was a 96 (further toot-toot)!!!! I think that’s because there’s some major curve going on but whatever, its an A and it makes me very happy and less stressed out. Logically, I can’t understand how I have an A so far when it seemed like I did so awful the first week, but I can’t complain!
Last night I got everything I needed to do done and tonight will just be assembly of the final products. I left around 10:15 and was in bed by 11 but my mind was racing and I couldn’t fall asleep for what seemed to be hours. I still woke up at 6:40 though to work out!
This morning I had a piece of flax & fiber toast with a smear of peanut butter on it before heading to the gym. Here was my workout:
2 minutes on treadmill to warm up
Triceps routine: Going straight through 5 reps of straight-legged bench dip, 10 reps of rope pressdown (25 lbs) and 15 reps of overhead extension (15 lbs). After completing all three exercises, rest for 2 minutes then repeat, doing each exercise three times.
3 sets of seated shoulder press (20 lbs)—12 reps
3 sets of dumbbell lateral raise (10 lbs)—12 reps
3 sets of biceps curls with the cable machine, 10 lb resistance on each arm —12 reps
3 sets of hammer curls (15 lbs in each hand)—10 reps
When I got home I had cottage cheese steel cut oats using a half cup of regular 1% cottage cheese (couldn’t get to Fresh Market to buy the whipped kind), a spoonful of peanut butter and a sliced banana. It was yummy and fulfilling.
For lunch today I packed lentils & brown rice. Yesterday I boiled some lentils with some cayenne and chili powder in the water and I portioned them out in separate containers in the fridge to eat all week. I also made some brown rice and did the same. So, this morning, I combined a serving of lentils (1/4 cup dry) with a serving of brown rice (1/4 cup dry) to have a great lunch with a perfect protein/carb proportion. I’ll dump on some Sriracha at work and BAM! I’ve got a tasty, healthy, one-dish lunch!
I also packed a string cheese and a plum to eat with lunch and…………a packet of barney butter with a sliced apple to have for a snack later! Yay for almond butter!!
I need some coffee!!!!!!