Hello from Rainville. It has been so wet this week!
We are supposed to get a big warm up later in the week and I am sure the garden is going to go gangbusters after all this rain! This weather meant indoor running today. I don’t like running in the rain (or doing much in the rain, really). So, hopped on to the gym and did my requisite 4 miles. I really should start doing some speed work, as we have a race coming up in April. I know my time has slowed since last fall.
After running, I came back to absolutely no coffee in the house ready to go. That is complete panic! John forgot to mention to me that he used the last bit yesterday afternoon for lattes, or I would have roasted some up last night. So, that was what I was doing instead of eating – roasting coffee in the popcorn popper Although, it does not get any fresher than that!
I made a different topping for my protein waffles today:
This is 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries, 1 tsp of honey, cinnamon, and 1/4 cup of FF ricotta cheese all mashed together and heated up. It was quite good and a nice change from blueberries.
Went to an old standby for lunch:
This is a chicken sandwich with laughing cow and some strawberry jam! I love this combo. However, I found out that the Arnold Sandwich thins now are now made with sucralose (I am positive they were not before). Yuck!!!!
I want to show you all how lifting heavy does not make you bulky. I did dead lifts at 95# yesterday (and they were hard). Check out the tiny lady doing 100# dead lifts (a million of them) and making it look like snap. Strong does not equal bulky! This is a full deadlift. Sometimes called sumo, I think. Different than stiff/straight leg dead lift. Probably the 2nd best full body exercise next to barbell squats.
I bet she felt those the next day….
Afternoon snack was a little protein powder and fluff pudding. New PP today sweetened with Stevia. It’s pretty strong stuff! I thought I took a picture, but I guess I didn’t.
I finished up work early today! Yay! Love those days, especially after a rough day yesterday.
Dinner time involved something new for me:
I had the brilliant idea that this would taste good if pan sauteed with some ginger sesame sauce. My plate:
With roasted sweet potato chips and brussel sprouts.
2 things were eaten off that plate and I will give you 2 guesses. Somebody swapped out a can of tuna for the tofu to get the protein because I didn’t feel like getting anything else ready. Epic fail on the tofu. It wasn’t the taste so much (there wasn’t any), but the texture was just awful, awful, awful. Mushy and gelatinous in the middle. And this was the firm stuff! I may try blending the rest up in a shake or something to not waste it, but never again.
After dinner, John and I hit the town for a little shopping. John needs shoes. Didn’t score on any foot wear, but we did stop for some R&R:
Tall decaf latte with a shot of protein. I didn’t realize Starbies still did the protein shot, so I asked – and they did! Go me!
Hopefully tomorrow will be a biking to bagel day if the rain stops overnight.
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