Class went well last night. My headache decided to make another appearance though so I wasn’t happy about that. Luckily, I finished what I needed to last night and got to leave early, around 10:30. Tonight might be a later night as I finish everything up for grading (we run on 2 day blocks). I still have to bake off my icebox cookies, make my muffins and biscuits and make my fruit pie with lattice crust. I’m sure I can get it all done—I’m just going to have to be focused and stick to my time line (I make time lines every night regarding production and stick to them as best I can. I’ve found it to be the best way to stay organized and stress-free).
That brown rice treat was super yummy! I actually didn’t even need the string cheese because I really wasn’t that hungry and was just in “work-mode” the entire night. I will definitely have to pick up a box of these though next time I’m at Whole Foods because they seriously rocked…nice and chewy with a rich chocolate flavor.
This morning I woke up, ate half a banana with peanut butter and went to the gym. Today I did chest, biceps and cardio.
Here’s what I did:
Run 2 minutes on treadmill to warm up
3 sets of hammer curls with 15 lb weights. 12 reps
3 sets of barbell curls with 15 lb weights (last set with 10 lbs). 12 reps
3 sets of Bench Presses using 20 lbs. 12 reps
3 sets of incline dumbbell fly using 15 lbs. 12 reps
5 minutes running sprints on treadmill
15 minutes on elliptical
and just a note: I don’t usually rest very much between sets. I’ll do one set of hammer curls for biceps then rush over and do one set of bench presses for my chest and alternate like that doing two exercises back and forth. I’ve found that to be the best way to maximize time and feel the burn!
When I got back I made my breakfast of oatmeal and egg whites. I used 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, the other half of my banana and a big spoonful/glob of peanut butter for the oats, then just scrambled up 3 egg whites to go along with it. Yum!
I made my sandwich yesterday afternoon when I had more time for this morning. I dug into that Cajun style organic rotisserie chicken from Whole Foods and made a great chicken sandwich on two slices of flax and fiber bread with a light laughing cow cheese, spinach and honey mustard. I also packed a peach and some chocolate protein powder (to mix with water and ice) and grapes for a snack later on.
Major props to that pasta salad last night for keeping me satisfied all night long. I didn’t really need to snack on that brown rice treat, but I wanted to take a break from my production and keep my energy levels up of course. Seriously, you all need to try this recipe!
Enjoy your Tuesday—Here’s a question! How do you stay in shape while traveling and on the go?