Wow, this week is just non-stop. I’m swamped at work, and am trying to get the other things I have going on in my life done, too. This week getting to everything seems to be harder than it normally is – and it is never easy! Oh well, I”m taking it all for what it is and just doing the best I can. 🙂
Last night I set the coffee maker to start at 5:30 so when I was up at 5:38 there was a fresh pot of coffee waiting for me. Score! I had a mug of coffee while I got ready for work. This was a nice change for me, normally the first time I get a sip of coffee is when I am in the car starting my commute to work.
I enjoyed my mug of coffee while getting ready and then I enjoyed another travel mug of coffee on my drive in to the office. Breakfast this morning was amazing and filling:
An Arnold’s wheat thin with peanut butter and slices of a banana. (A half hour later I finished the rest of the banana.) I am glad this breakfast kept me going for a while, because I had a very busy morning and early afternoon at work. I had lunch at 12:45, and it was a very good salad:
Spinach, tomato, scallions, avocado and croutons. The dressing was a Newman’s lighten up, and there was one tablespoon added. In addition to this salad I had four whole wheat crackers and a tablespoon of peanut butter. (Yes, there was a lack of protein in this meal.) I was still hungry after lunch (shocking!) so I had a mini-Larabar, coconut flavor.
The mini Larabar took care of my hunger until I was in the car heading to the gym. During the commute I had half of a protein bar.
Once I got to the gym I did some strength training. I did leg presses, leg extensions (for the quads), leg curls for the hamstrings, and hip abduction & and adduction for my hips and gluts. FUN TIMES. But I know that I have been slacking on my strength training, and if I want to remain injury free, I really need to get back into the strength training. I will try to do my lower body twice a week.
After twenty five minutes of weights, I got on the elliptical machine for twenty minutes. Then I had a lovely (killer) session with my personal trainer. We did upper body strength training mostly, but we covered all of our bases – and yes, abs of course!
Once my two hours at the gym were complete, I headed over to the market for fruits, vegetables, a greek yogurt and a loaf of bread. I went home, unpacked the groceries, made my salad for tomorrow and made a quick dinner.
Dinner was a Dr. Praeger vegetable burger, a piece of whole wheat toast, guacamole, and sliced tomato. Does this look weird or does it look amazingly good??? It was so good. Oh – and while I made this, I snacked on a few Lauren Hill lime chips and guacamole.
Ok. That is my day in a nutshell. I have to go to bed – I hope you all had a great Wednesday! See you tomorrow.