It’s gettin’ stormy out there!!!! This morning when I woke up it was just a black sky but after I went to the gym it started to pour and get windy. We actually got let out of school last night at 9:30 because some students had to drive quite a distance and tonight school is canceled as well. Now if only work would be canceled so I could go back to sleep because I slept horrible and am exhausted right now!!! I’m not really looking forward to driving on the interstate in this storm, especially when it is supposed to actually “hit” later this afternoon, conveniently at the time I get out of work and will be driving home. 🙁
Ah yes, and I am tired. But at least I know I can go to bed suuuuper early tonight (what else am I going to do? No cable + hurricane = early bedtime). I had a very hard time falling asleep last night for some reason and then I couldn’t stay asleep. I really should have let myself sleep in a little more today rather than getting up and going to the gym before the storm hit, but I’m stubborn like that.
So..I woke up at 6:45 and had a pre-gym snack of a piece of flax & fiber toast with a spoonful of almond butter:
And I did triceps/back/chest today. It was a pretty quick (25 min) circuit workout and I wasn’t really feeling all that motivated. I blasted the weather channel though and did my best.
2 min of treadmill to warm up
triceps circuit workout: 5 reps of close-gripped pushup on bench, 10 reps of overhead triceps extension (20 lbs) and 20 reps of cable pulldown (25 lbs). I moved through this circuit three times and my triceps were definitely screaming by the end!
3 reps of lat pulldown—50 lbs
2 sets of pushups—12 reps
3 sets of chest press with dumbbells–30 lbs
2 sets of plank row. 15 lb dumbbells (this works your core AND your back!!)
When I got back I really wasn’t that hungry (that’s a first, right?!). Buuuut I really wanted to try this new breakfast that I’d been drooling over on Miss Gina’s blog along with other blogs—–savory oats! Unfortunately for some strange reason I am out of my Texas Pete hot sauce, which would have made it a ton better but I think I’m hooked! Here’s what I used:
1/2 cup quaker multigrain cereal cooked in 1 cup water with a dash of paprika, cayenne and salt
2 scrambled egg whites
1 light laughing cow cheese
1 morningstar farms sausage patty
I cooked the oats, stirred in the laughing cow to melt (YUM) and topped it with the egg whites and then the sausage. It was soooooo delicious!!! I’m so excited I found yet another way to enjoy my morning oats :). Thanks all you bloggers out there that inspired this savory mouth-watering recipe! I had some kiwi and strawberries on the side to round out my meal.
It was weird not having my morning almond butter that I always add to my oats!!! They do say change is good though 🙂
For lunch today I packed a little platter of fun things. We’ve got a whole wheat pita, 1/4 cup Cedar’s Garlic Lover’s Hummus, a few strawberries, a hard boiled egg, a Chobani (SO excited to try this!) and a vast array of raw veggies.
And for a snack: 1/2 cup cottage cheese and 1/2 cup Go Lean Crunch to mix in. I’m also bringing a banana in case I get hungry later this morning:
I’m off to brave the storm!!! No need to wash and blow dry the hair this morning….it’s a pony tail kinda day!
Question for my runners out there: When you train for a race do you plan to take walk breaks or do you just run until you get tired and then walk for a minute or two? I was going to try to run for 10 minutes and walk for 2 minutes to train for my race since I am used to the Galloway Method, which emphasizes the walk/run ratio. My other option is sticking to the Galloway Method even further and running for 5 minutes/walking for 1 minute. I want to increase my endurance though and not HAVE to stop every couple minutes but I’m not sure how to go about doing that. What do yall think?
ps—-peanut butter cookie larabars might just be the best thing I have ever eaten. THEY ARE SO GOOD!!!!! My mouth was in heaven and it was just like biting into a chewy, moist peanut butter cookie. I’m going to have to order these in bulk because I know I have an addiction now! You all MUST try these today!!!