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Is anyone else having trouble adapting to the time change? I woke up almost an hour later than usual because of the light.  Good thing I hadn’t planned on the gym today! I am very lucky in that I don’t have to wake up to an alarm, but I do tend to pretty much wake up at the same time every day.

I got the coffee brewing and made up breakfast.  1-minute muffin topped with peanut flour.

I rehydrate my peanut flour with water, a pinch of salt, cinnamon and a bit of honey – maybe 2 grams worth.  Then I use it as a topping.  I don’t think it really tastes like peanut butter, but I like it for its own taste (and the protein!).

I got going with work right away with my favorite doctors.  Made it a good Monday morning!  I took a break for a mid morning snack of a protein drink and a couple clems.

As mentioned, I will recap/review the 28-Day Body Shapeover that I did.  I went into this more for changing up my lifting routine than for any other purpose, so I didn’t do any measurements or pictures.

The workouts were tough, but my body got more used to them as the month went on.  I liked the workouts except for the arm workouts.  As I have said numerous times, I don’t concentrate on my arms because they build up and I don’t think I need to be doing biceps curls when I do bench presses.  It’s redundant (for me).  This did keep me pretty focused on balance of all muscle groups, though.

I didn’t follow the food plan, but I ended up down 1.5 pounds during the 28 days, which was surprising to me because when I start lifting more I usually gain from water.  I think this means some fat loss – which I will take.  Could be from cutting out the extra snacking, too :wink:  I definitely feel stronger.

I think this is really a good program for anyone to do because the moves are good for anyone and you can do whatever weight you need to.  There are also alternate moves given for each one if you do the program at home rather than a gym.  Plus, the author explains why he has you do everything, which is nice to read.  Science stuff = bonus!

Tomorrow I start a new lifting program, which I will talk about tomorrow.  I am eating today like I will be on the program (hence the morning snack).  This was lunch:

I topped a turkey burger with a laughing cow wedge and salsa.  A taco burger?  It was really good.  I actually blended my salsa because I don’t like chunky salsa.  Is salsa considered a veggie?

Oh, and the strawberries?  Seriously – this is just not right.

Uber huge. I’ll let you know if I start growing a third eye or something.  :shock:

It was so nice out this afternoon.  I had an amazingly productive work morning, so I snuck out in the early afternoon for an 8 mile bike ride.  It was 63 degrees!  Eeeeeee!  I love my bike.  It’s funny how you know you love something when you aren’t doing it and miss it, but you forget how much you *really* love it until you do it again.  I should get in another couple of rides this week, too.  Gotta build up the distance legs for cupcakes :D

I wish I could get clip shoes in sparkly red.  That would be so much fun!

I made up a latte plus of few of the coconut chocolate balls (recipe). I won’t do anymore close ups of those :D  I like them more and more as I eat them.

I finished up work in good time today.  That is so good for a  Monday.  I guess today just was an overall good day to start the week with – for which I am very thankful.

I cooked up some chicken thighs for dinner.  I chopped mine up and added it to my sauteed broccoli and some rice that was left over.  A few splashes of soy sauce and I called it done.

With it being light later, I even took a post prandial walk tonight!  Plus it was still warm. Going out with just a light jacket on and it almost makes you feel naked, you know?

For accountability – here is my portioned out snack for later.

Measuring out nuts really chafes on me, which says to me that I really need to keep doing it.  My no extra snacking is going really well.  It’s not a habit yet (or broken habit), but it is easier most days.

 

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16 comments to Shapeover thoughts

  • I actually am quite liking the time change now that I have no kids at home to try to drag out of bed in the morning! I always woke up early so it was nice to “sleep in” because the clock changed. And at night I struggle to stay awake until a reasonable hour and that’s easier now toangel

    I always measure nuts. It is the one food that I do that with.

  • For some crazy reason this spring forward has stoked my energy. Maybe because Tally is sleeping later due to the darker mornings but either way I’m so grateful for it. I hope you can catch up soon.

    The salsa on your burger totally looks like apricot jam! I have a sweet tooth, and eyes apparently. LOL

    If you can get plain white clip shoes, you’d be able to make them red and sparkly so easily. I saw a segment on Martha Stewart on customizing sneakers with glitter. Here’s a link for you~ http://www.marthastewart.com/856703/glittered-sneakers

  • I just ignored the time change since I stayed home all weekend. Finally changed a couple of my clocks today.

    Your comments about the strawberries was hilarious. EXACTLY my thoughts when I get those strawberries.

  • Your pictures look so nice today. Looks like maybe you used your photo box? I really need to build one of those! I’m trying to eat more nuts to vary my diet a bit. That nut mix looks good!

  • The time change killed me on Sunday but I’m doing better today happy

  • I still need to change half my clocks…luckily my phone and computer do that all by themselves, so I have an idea of what time it is. It hasn’t bothered me, but then, I haven’t had to get up to an alarm yet. happy

  • The time change usually doesn’t really effect me. It’s going to change at the last weekend in March Saturday night and I usually just sleep an hour longer on Sunday and I’m fine after that. I do look forward to it because it will be longer light at night.

    You did fantastic on the shapeover workout!

  • Amy

    That strawberry is one serving of fruit all by itself!
    I am the same way about doing biceps exercises – mine seem to bulk up easily and so I figure they get enough work when I do the shoulder, back and chest moves – I think I originally got this idea from NROLFW.

  • Portion, portion portion control! winking

    I loved that 28 program you did & I do all the moves but that is juts me. Since I don’t really rest, it really burns the calories & fat! happy Lori, like you, I am/was an easy gainer. I still do OK BUT with the hormone changes, I don’t grow like I used to so I am actually lifting a bit heavier again. In my 40′s, I was still a gainer so I had to lift lighter.

    Yahoo for you bike rides!!!

  • So the way I see it, if you overslept by an hour, you actually did get up at your usual time! My runs have felt hard the last last two days and have actually been a bit slower but I honestly think it’s because my body is asking me what the hell I think I’m doing. It thinks I should be just waking up at the time I’m heading out the door. Oh well, it will all settle down and I’m very happy for the extra daylight when I get out of work!

  • I’m loving the 1 minute muffin!! I had PB2 in the pantry but haven’t tried it yet.

    I know what you mean about feeling naked in a light jacket. The forecast says 70 tomorrow. Sheesh, if it’s 70 in March what am I in for come July!!??

  • You reminded me I still have peanut flour in the freezer I need to use. Have coconut flour too but still haven’t made much with it. I loved yesterdays great weather too. I know you did a big bike post awhile back was thinking of getting a bike but didn’t want to spend a lot thought I might look on craigslist or something, any suggestions? coconut chocolate balls did I actually miss them? hmmm will have to go look. Your nuts almost looked like they were in tomato soup lol.

  • Wow. those strawberries should come with a warning that women of childbearing age shouldn’t eat them. (Kind of like thalidomide. laughing Our berries have been especially sweet so far this year. Yummy!

  • Biz

    I just had my first bike ride of the season today Lori – glorious 66 degrees, but holy shizz, you would have thought I’d been a couch potato all year – whole different set of muscles!

  • I had a strawberry that size last night! It was scary big. How are these things getting so large? Biking! I’m dying to take mine out but feel like the minute I do…cold snap returns. Egotistical of me, I guess…the weather doesn’t hinge on my hobbies, I’m sure! But that’s my fear, and I can’t shake it yet.

  • Chris

    Could you email me or post directions for your 1 minute muffin if you do not have a microwave. I found the recipe but do not have a microwave. Thank you.

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