Thanks for the comments on my 2009 wrap up post! Funny how the year looked better on paper than it felt sometimes, know what I mean?
Lots of new goodies to blog about today, but first I must write about my workout!
The gym was pretty crowded this morning (for my gym, anyway). I think a lot of people must have today off. Hit the weights today:
- Chin up: 2 sets of 2
- Barbell squats: 3 sets of 8 at 85 pounds
- Widegrip lat pull down: 3 sets of 8 at 60 pounds
- Pushups: 3 sets of 10
- Static lunge: 3 sets of 10 with 25 pound plate
- Prone Cuban snatch: 3 sets of 10 with 10 pound dumbbells.
- Incline reverse crunch: 3 sets of 10.
I challenged again with 30 second rest periods. That’s kind of hard, but in a good way. Then it was 40 minutes walking on the t-mill. All during the walk, I was thinking about breakfast! We got a new toy with one of our gift cards:
A waffle maker! Woo Hoo! Take that Kellogs and your waffle shortage! I was dying to try my protein pancake recipe to see how they came out:
Worked pretty well! I think I am going to try the heat on high to see if I can get them to crisp up a bit. I am never buying a waffle again, although I do have a few to use up
Snow today. It was just starting to snow when I left for the gym this morning, and by late morning it looked like this outside:
Sloppy wet stuff. So, I bundled up for work in the Broncos snuggie my parents got for me for Christmas
Too bad my team stinks this year…. This is my usual work spot, too. I like it because I can look out the window at the birdfeeder.
Yearly HIPAA training this morning, then break time for lunch, where I tried another new item:
My stocking starfruit! It turned a nice yellow shade over the last couple days, so it was time to eat. Served with some tuna salad and FSTG chips:
The starfruit was not really sweet. It was kind of a cross between a grape and a cucumber. Quite interesting and quite juicy. It was a fun food, though.
After more work and a latte snack, it was time for the last blood donation of the year.
It was incredibly crowded. We were very surprised at the long line waiting. It actually took almost 2 hours from start to finish, which is double the normal time. I was pleased that my iron levels were 14.1, again higher than John’s LOL! Go broccoli! The tech had a little trouble with my vein, which was annoying because it is very large and visible, but I am pretty sure he was new. We got a nice t-shirt and I decided on another iron powerhouse for my post donation snack – raisins.
I decided against Lorna Doones today because I got into the Christmas cookies yesterday in a big way.
It was well past dinner time, and I was so hungry, even after the raisins. I wanted a quick dinner that was warm and came up with a grilled wrap made with chicken, laughing cow cheese, and cranberry sauce – plus the standby broccoli and a clementine. T’was yummy.
I had to flex hours to donate blood, so I have to get back to work tonight. Hope the receiver of my blood appreciates that Picture me in the snuggie again with the laptop and a cup of tea and you’ll have the right image for my evening.
Question: Do you waffle – be it frozen or homemade?