No sign of snow yet….. this anticipation is driving me nuts! There was no question that we would do the gym before breakfast today because “it might start snowing at any minute!!” But here were are at 10:45 and still no snow. They say it’s coming though!!
I was up before the sunrise and had 2 rice cakes with PB. We’re out of bread and oatmeal pancakes so these were my only option! The husband is on a baking mission today (surprise, surprise 8) ) so we should have focaccia and ciabatta by lunchtime. Also had chai green tea (not my favorite 🙁 ) 110 kcal.
Great workout again today, but I felt a little tired from spinning yesterday. I think tomorrow (given the weather forecast) would be a good day to take a rest day. And then since I don’t have class Monday, I’ll do my long run then. Today I did 30 minutes on the stairmaster (upped it to level 12 recently, which is a big challenge!) and 10 minutes on the funky ET, and then 10 minutes pushups, pullups and dips. About a month ago the husband suggested we use the assisted pullup machine to do some of those and about once a week since we’ve been doing a routine of the three above. I have really noticed a difference in my arm definition, and I’m guessing adding this set is why. My entire upper body is exhausted when we finish (3 set of 10 of each exercise) and it takes much less time than doing a circuit of machines or free weights. I usually do upper body weights 3x a week – with one day for free weights, one day for machines and one for this. My hope is that all the different kinds of exercises will keep my body on its toes. 426 kcal burned today.
How could I turn down oatmeal!? Yum. Made with banana, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, flax, walnuts and PB.We got these cute bowls from my sister for my birthday and there’s a green one and a blue. My favorite color is green, and the husband’s blue so you can guess who uses each bowl every morning. Well today I surprised him and gave him the green one and took the blue for a change! I actually really enjoyed the blue
With tea (with no milk, just splenda). 410 kcal.
Plans for the day include:
- Reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma (I LOVE M. Pollan and have to write a paper on one of the chapters for Cultural Foods!)
- Writing the paper. It’s a short 3ish page paper and just a summary of the chapter assigned to me. At Davidson they would have had us read the WHOLE book instead of just one chapter and write a 5 page paper analyzing all this stuff. But I’m not complaining! I do want to read the whole book though so I’ll probably read my section and chapter, write the paper, and then read the other 2 sections.
- Misc. homework!?
- Update the blog’s pages
- 2 loads of laundry
- Lunch of salmon salad and freshly baked bread!
- Dinner with Maran atM5 Mediterranean (if the weather isn’t disastrous!)