I slept in some today! Yay! I woke up around 7 am, which is pretty late for me. Had a pre workout snack of half a sandwich thin spread with some Nuttzo. That’s unsweetened nut butter that is crunchy with seeds!
It was almost 50 degrees, so I laced up and went down to the track to run. No school this week, so I could run without feeling like a stalker. While the track can be boring, I do like it because I can just go on autopilot and think. No worries about traffic or crossing the street or getting too far from home. Just me, my tunes, and the early sun. I did 4 easy miles. I really need to do speed work (note how I keep saying that…, but I am just kind of lazy about not doing it.
It started to cloud up as I finished up and now it is raining! I have been thinking s’mores a lot lately, so I had to find some way to incorporate that into breakfast without going overload. So I present the sm’oats!
- 40 g of Multigrain hot cereal (130 cal)
- 5 g of dark cocoa powder (10 cal)
- 1 small banana mashed (90 cal)
- 2 egg whites (30 cal)
- 12 g of Fluff (40 cal)
- 1 square of crumbled graham cracker (35 cal)
I mixed the cereal and cocoa powder and added to boiling water with the mashed nana. Cooked until almost done and tempered in the egg whites. Then topped with fluff and graham cracker! Total calories for the bowl is 335 calories. I carefully measured everything, because it would be so easy to go overboard and pack on the calories. That’s pretty much why I weigh things, because if I go by teaspoons and tablespoons, I get a bit generous and still call it the lower number. Not sure who I think I’m fooling that way
Lunch time included some more leftovers.
Stuffed shells – I hadn’t had those in years, but they were on the Easter menu and I forgot how good they were. I don’t eat a lot of pasta anymore (being a volume eater and all), but I do like it.
And this was the tartest kiwi ever! Dang I think they crossed the tree with a lemon or something. Hope the other 2 aren’t quite so tart.
Update on the downward scale movement. I lost a net of 1 pound in March. The turtle is back! I don’t know why I sometimes put myself at odds with myself by working heavier weights and then expecting the scale to go down. Some of my snacking isn’t all that conducive, either LOL! Working muscles harder and I get so hungry, so I eat. I’ll just keep trucking along. If I lost a pound a month for 6 months, I would be happy.
Snacky time! John made me a protein latte, which I paired up with some dark chocolate.
Lattes, chocolate and rainy days are made for each other, don’t you think?
This morning, I pulled out what I thought was chicken to drop in the crockpot and found out it was pork. I decided just to do that anyway. I added some homemade salsa (from one of our customers) to the cooker and dropped in the pork loin.
Delicious! Paired with the usual
Tidbit: On yesterday’s post, I mentioned doing lower weights and higher reps. The reason for that is periodization. I did 4 weeks with lower reps and heavier weights, now I am doing at least 1 week at higher reps and lower weights to help with endurance (slow twitch muscle fibers) to help with my bike riding. Now that warm weather is here, likely to change up some routines! It’s so hard to do all I want to do in a week of workouts. I need to focus more on what I need to do to reach certain goals (i.e. 100 mile bike ride.)
John and I went out for a little together time tonight. He wanted to go to the library, and you know I won’t turn that down or the coffee afterwards.
I was going t to get the 2nd Twilight book out. I finished the first one. I am not totally sure I liked it, but I can certainly see why they are popular. All of the others were checked out, so I got a Stephen King short story book instead
Snack while updating this post:
I love butter snap pretzels. They are even better when paired with chocolate chips, although I restrained myself
Have a great night!