I’m feeling a lot better about things this morning after a good night’s sleep. Tonight should be an easy and quick night, as we are doing chocolate! Tempering chocolate to make fans and cigarettes and also making truffles. I’ve never made truffles so I’m going to have to research the recipe before I go but already I’m feeling a ton better about it because I feel more rested. It’s crazy how different things appear when you are over tired. Of course since I was so tired and stressed last night it took me about two hours to fall asleep, but once I did (with the help of tylonel pm…my vice), I stayed asleep and woke up refreshed at 6:40 ready to exercise!
And today is the start of the Olympics!!!!!!!!!!! I have more than a minor obsession with the Olympics that has lasted years and years. When I was a kid I ALWAYS watched every summer and winter Olympics on tv (and especially the opening ceremony!). I went through the stage of wanting to train for the US gymnastics team but mainly I’ve just loved watching it and all the little “pre-show” stuff. I look forward to it every two years and every morning in the gym I’ve been watching Matt and Meredith live from Beijing on the Today show getting ready for it. Actually, I was supposed to BE THERE right now! It was the plan for Ryan’s family and I to go there this year because they have friends that live out there and they invited us. However, flights ended up being waaaay too expensive and with my school right now being so crazy, we just couldn’t go. Bummer :(. Ryan is taping the opening ceremony for me though tonight so I can watch it tomorrow! Yay!
Okay, anyways, on to my food! This morning when I woke up at 6:40 I had a piece of flax & fiber toast with a smear of peanut butter. Here was my gym routine this morning. I did triceps, chest and back.
2 minutes running on treadmill to warm up
Triceps routine: do all three exercises with no rest in between then take a 1 minute break in between sets. 5 reps of close-grip push-up on the bench, 10 reps of lying triceps extension (with 20 lbs), 20 reps of rope pressdown (25 lbs). I went through this routine three times to do three sets of each exercise. I was feeling it by the end for sure!
3 sets of bench press (2 15 lb weights)—12 reps each
3 sets of cable row (50 lbs)—12 reps each
3 sets of pushups—10 reps each
3 sets of back exercises using the cable machine (15 lbs)—12 reps each
My arms feel like jelly! When I got home I made a bowl of cottage cheese oats (1/2 cup cottage cheese mixed with pre-made steel cut oats and a spoonful of almond butter) with a cup of fresh blueberries and raspberries. This was the best combo yet!
And for lunch today I packed a hummus and turkey sandwich with 2 tbsp hummus, 3 slices organic smoked turkey breast, 2 slices flax and fiber bread, tomato and spinach. I packed carrot sticks, a kiwi and a plum on the side. Disregard the string cheese. I decided against it after the picture was taken!
For a snack I packed a deliciously messy banana and almond butter.
Anyone have fun plans for the weekend? Ryan and I are hoping the weather is good because we want to go diving on Sunday (we are both SCUBA certified). It’s another hot one today!