Hello all! It’s Thursday! You know what that means? You guessed it! Tomorrow is FRIDAY! YAY! I’m 100% ready for this weekend… I’ve got quite a few plans! I’m thinking that the new blog design will possibly be rolling out on Saturday. Can’t wait for you all to see! Remember… the name will be changing so I hope you don’t get thrown off by it!
Yesterday, I had planned to do another WIAW post, but I totally bombed on getting up any kind of post for that matter. I had a few errands to run and by the time I got settled in, all I wanted to do was snuggle with the BF. So, the rest of the evening looked a little something like:
It’s always nice to spend a few hours one evening doing absolutely nothing. Having no responsibilities or obligations every now and then is a wonderful break. Even if it is just 2 hours a week!
10 min. warm up on bike
Hamstrings- 3 sets; 15 reps @ 50lb, 12 reps @ 55lb, 10 reps @ 65lb.
Quads- 3 sets; 15 reps @ 50lb, 12 reps @ 65lb, 10 reps @ 80lb.
Inner Thighs- 3 sets; 15 reps @ 50lb, 12 reps @ 60lb, 10 reps @ 70lb
Sitting Calves- 3 sets; 15 reps @ 45 lb, 12 reps @ 55lb, 10 reps @ 70lb
Standing Calves- 3 sets; 20 reps @ 90lb, 15 reps @ 105lb, 12 reps @ 120lb
In-place Lunges- 3 sets; 20 reps (10 each leg) @ 25lb bench weight overhead
Oblique- 3 sets; 15 reps (each side) using 25lb bench weight
25 minute alternating run/incline walk covering about 2 miles
By the time I finished my workout, showered, and was ready to head to work… I was absolutely famished. I typically don’t go for any type of energy drinks, (seeing that they don’t do anything for me) but my stomach was turning back flips at this point, so I grabbed a chocolate muscle milk from the gym cooler. I drank about one serving size out of the container and called it quits. As yummy as the stuff is, the only thing it did for me was stop the grumbling in my tummy. I didn’t feel any more energy than usual, and after reading the back of the container, I questioned how good could this stuff really be for anybody? I feel like if something contains ingredients that I can’t even begin to pronounce… I probably shouldn’t be eating it. At least that’s my theory. (Which I will get into in one hot second.)
After the muscle milk, I decided to have some real food and cooked up 2 scrambled eggs with a little bit of mozzarella cheese, S&P. Yummy. I could tell my body was craving some vitamin C, so I had a 4 oz. glass of pineapple-orange juice along with the eggs.
Before lunch rolled around I snacked on a Peanut Butter Clif Z Bar.
For lunch, I kept going on with my breakfast theme and had 2 small slices of French toast with a touch of butter and maple syrup, paired with a banana and some PB. Best “lunch” I’ve had in quite some time… I wish I had more. Drool…
4 o’ clock snuck up on me and by that time I was starting to get really hungry. Knowing that dinner was a good 3 hours away, I had a super delish yogurt bowl. I used Yoplait Greek Strawberry flavored yog, mixed in one packet of truvia, a small handful of granola and pretty much licked the bowl clean. It was delish, and just what I needed.
I also snacked on some un-pictured chips and queso, with which the first bite gave me instant heartburn. Did that stop me from eating the rest of it? Who? Me?? If you know me at all, I could live off of cheese (particularly queso) so I finished that bad boy up, heartburn and all. Oh, the sacrifices I make. Such a hard life.
For dinner Raymond and I got take out from Cheddars. I really was just craving a salad, so I got a grilled chicken Caesar salad, and shoveled it down before I could even remember to take a photo. Oops! I’m sure you all know what a salad looks like anyway… I hope.
And that’s what I ate Wednesday!
Remember up there where I mentioned my theory of what I (we) should and shouldn’t be eating? Well, a few weeks ago, my aunt purchased this book, “Crazy Sexy Diet” by Kris Carr, and instantly, I read along with her, and will be starting the CSD vegan cleanse on Monday. So your'e thinking… oh great another diet fad that wont work. I’m right there with you. I hate the concept and idea of diets, and pride myself on never having attempted one, or even remotely wanting to. That being said, I feel like the book title is a little misleading, since the “diet” is actually not a diet at all. It’s a lifestyle change. There is no counting calories or any of that kind of stuff. It’s just eating all vegan, gluten-free, mainly raw, alkaline veggies.
You’re wondering what else this “diet” entails, right? In a nut shell, (like mentioned above) it’s a vegan, gluten free, almost all raw diet, consisting of LOTS of green juice and raw veggies. Now, don’t get me wrong… while I love my vegetables, I absolutely love love love (yes, 3 times) my carbs, and my cheese. I know there are many substitutions and vegan options out there, but after 22 years of eating the “real” kind, I have a feeling this is going to be more difficult than expected. Tomorrow I will get into the “diet” and my thoughts about it a little more with you guys.
For now, I’m off to much down some lunch while I stare out the window at the rainstorm we received today. I think it’s been about 6 months since we’ve received any rain (don’t take my word for that). Austin was blessed with tons of rain, hail, wind, dark skies, and much cooler weather. While I love my sun, a little rain every now and then is nice.
See you guys tomorrow!
PS- Raymond and I watched this video multiple times last night, crying because it's so darn funny. If you like animals, or hysterical things, I suggest you watch it!