Hello everyone. Hope your week is off to a good start! Mine is for sure.
For the “24 Days of Togetherness” today we have to Buy a new Christmas ornament so that’s what were going to do tonight after dinner.
What do you think breakfast was today? I really need to switch it up.
I packet plain oatmeal
1 tbsp flax-seed meal
1 packet stevia
1 tsp brown sugar
3 tbsp liquid egg whites
Want some oatmeal with those blueberries? Delicious!
We are trying to switch our workouts up a little so we tried to do more weights and do different exercises.
Alternating curls: 25lbs- I did as many as I could then went down in weight
super set with push ups
Hanging curls: 40lb straight bar and go down in weight as you go
Preacher Curl Machine
Hammer Curls: 15lbs –Negatives (to really feel the burn)
“By “negative”, I mean add more weight to your exercise and slow down the negative portion of the two-way movement (contraction/extension). Go slow, real slow. Start with a weight that you can resist for eight seconds and stay with that weight till you can handle it for 12 seconds before increasing the weight.” – From “Garma on Health”
Alternating Cable arm curl
21’s- start with 30lb straight bar then go down to 20lbs
Hanging abs (straight or bent leg) 3 sets of 10- Negatives
Planks for 30-45 seconds
Do 3 rounds of ab exercises
Elliptical for 10 minutes.
I burned 450 calories- 38% of which were fat calories!
For lunch my mom, my sister, and I went to Panera.
This was after our workout. I look tired!
I had a roasted cranberry turkey panini on honey wheat with a half salad.
I took the apple to go and ate it a little while later while we shopped.
This was the back seat full of bags. Think we got enough stuff!?!
A couple of hours later I was hungry again! I had a “Kind” peanut butter dark chocolate + protein bar
When I got home I made a batch of Quinoa for the week so I will probably have some for dinner instead of brown rice.
First you rinse the quinoa.
Boil, then simmer for about 15-20 min and fluff with a fork.
Have a good week everyone!
Questions of the day:
What is your favorite protein snack? Do you pack snacks when you know your going to be gone all day?