Gooooooood morning and happy Friday!
I feel about 100 times better this morning than I did last night after sleeping for about 9 1/2 hours last night :). Sometimes a little sleep is all you need to feel better! Like I said in the comments, I finished the Charles Martin book, “Where the River Ends”, but I DON’T recommend it because its soooo depressing!!!!!! I seriously sobbed throughout the entire last 100 pages (uh let’s be honest, the entire book!). It was such a tragic, depressing love story and sometimes I like those but this one just made me really sad. So don’t read it unless you want a good cry I guess!
It’s STILL raining outside (fay fay go away!!!) but I’m hoping the sun will break through tomorrow. The weather channel is calling for more rain and tropical storm conditions all day today with rainfall up to one inch (AGAIN) and gusty winds up to 35 miles an hour. When will this ever end?!
So, again this morning, I pulled over the ol’ rain jacket and hat and went to the gym. Today was my favorite—leg and ab day! I like this day the best because I know my legs are strong and I love working them to their max. Here’s what I did:
couple minutes on the treadmill to warm up
3 sets of split squats (1 leg up on bench behind you, other leg lunges down) with 10 lb weights. 12 reps
3 sets of leg press. 70 lbs. 12 reps
3 sets of dipping bridge pose
3 sets of hamstring curls. 60 lbs. 15 reps.
3 sets of bicycle crunches. 20 reps.
3 sets of crunches with legs up at 90. 20 reps.
2 sets of hanging crunches. 12 reps.
10 minutes on bike with resistance cranked up on hill mode.
Before I left, I had the other half of my clif bar from yesterday:
And when I got back I made my faaaaaavorite breakfast! Smooth, cool and creamy overnight oats :). I used 1/2 cup oats (soaked overnight with 1/2 cup water and a pinch of salt), spoonful of almond butter, 1 chobani, 1/2 banana and cinnamon. Mmmmmmmm
This bowl made me so happy! I’m all out of chobani now though and need to get more asap! I’ve quickly become quite addicted to them…
For lunch today I made and packed my favorite: brown rice and lentils. These are SO good, easy and quick to warm up in the micro (and them dump spicy srircha sauce over). It is quite a filling dish and a perfect ratio of protein to complex carbs. With it, I packed a string cheese and an apple.
I really don’t think I need a morning snack this morning because as of right now (and its 8:30), I’m super full from my oats. I have some emergency almonds in my purse that I’ll eat if I get hungry but I like to eat lunch around 11:30 so I think I can make it til then. These oats are super filling!
But for a snack this afternoon I am packing this Pure Protein Bar!
After seeing how Gina raved about these on her blog (and she’s a personal trainer!), I thought I must give them a try. I haven’t been able to find them anywhere though until finally, yesterday, I found them at Wal-Mart of all places!!! I know these are not as “natural” as I like to make my snacks (they do have some sugar alcohol in them so if you are sensitive to that, stay clear), but I like to try new things and what do I always say? Everything in moderation is okay! These might work for an occasional snack treat. I will do a complete product review of these bars, but I probably will not get to it until tomorrow since I’m going to rush my butt to school early tonight because I missed last night.
Okay—time to get my butt in the shower and to work. Have a wonderful Friday y’all! The weekend is very close. Unfortunately I won’t get to see the boy this weekend….tomorrow I have to make a little road trip to Vero Beach to sign paperwork at the new job!