I made it to today! Yay! Yesterday’s post was kind of fun to do. I actually had the window open and just jotted things down as I noticed stuff. I slept pretty well last night, although up a squidge early today. I had a Luna bar
and proceeded to have an awesome stress busting workout. First was the 10 minute bike to the gym.
Then the iron:
3 sets of 8 with 65# bar
Lying leg press
3 sets of 10 at 50#
Underhand grip lat pulldown
3 sets of 10 at 60#
3 sets of 10 at 100#
3 sets at 75 second hold
Barbell chest press
3 sets with 10 at 55#
3 sets of 10 at 40#
3 sets of 12 at 30#
Did the leg work early because I knew I would be hitting the treadmill after that. I got on the mill closest to the fan Then I ran 3 miles with some interval work in the last mile. I haven’t done intervals in months! They weren’t much, just alternating between 5.5 and 6 mph. I am hoping to get back down to a steady 10 minute mile pace for running by the end of the summer.
Then I biked home. 600 calorie burn and I felt fantastic. Got rid of all the stress from yesterday.
I was craving chocolate cream of wheat for breakfast, so even though it was hot – that is what I made.
With a mashed banana and topped with cashew buttah. I let it cool for a bit before consuming. Delicious!
Regarding the 2 jobs front, it isn’t a permanent thing. I am just making sure this company will be a good fit for me before leaving my other job. And right now, I am limited with work until I am off the quality check. There is just such a difference between the 2 companies. I can’t even tell you. One has so much tension and negativity. The other is easy going and so much less pressure. I think I might like it there.
I will probably go down to part time with my first job for a while, then leave it all together.
I actually am working the 2nd job today and some of the first job for a bit just to get caught up with lines. This week was crazy, that is for sure!
John said it looked healthy and delicious like all my meals. I do love my food.
John brought me home a box of chocolates from his trip:
I had one after lunch. Sweet!
The garden is still in full swing right now. It actually does pretty well in the heat, although some of the flowers look a little tired by the end of the day:
Couple of my very favorites are blooming. The Doppelganger echinacea
One of my little garden dealies (present from my mom):
Interesting color snap dragon. I like getting the mixed, because you never know what you are going to get (right, Forrest?)
View from my porch:
After doing some work, I convinced John to take me to the library and stop for some yogurt. We took the scooter:
These helmets are so heavy. Not like the light bike ones.
Treat after the liberry:
This was white chocolate macadamia yogurt with raspberry topping. Deeeelicious! And so good on such a hot day. It was melting fast here.
I wanted another cool, light dinner tonight. It was just kind of a snacking plate.
Not pictured is the extra serving of crackers I nibbled on while waiting for my broccoli to cook. In this mindful eating practice, I have really found that I have a terrible habit of snacking while I am preparing meals. I knew I did that, but I guess I never thought much about it. At least I am more aware of it now.
I will do a little bit more work tonight and then chill out. I’ve got some blueberries to munch on later: