I have an awesome mother.
While she was out shopping on the weekend, she kept an eye out for things we need for the move.
Toaster – obviously we need one of those.
And it has a bagel function – I love me a good bagel once in a while.
And a massive, 12 cup coffee maker.
The thing is, I don’t drink coffee – Eric is the caffeine junkie in this relationship.
If he makes a full pot, he’s going to be drinking a sh*tton of coffee – I think I may end up with a jittery boyfriend on my hands.
Livefit Day 75 – Shoulders/Calves Circuit
3 rounds of:
- 20 dumbbell shoulder press (10 lb dumbbells)
- 20 bent over rear delt raise (15 lb dumbbells)
- 20 front dumbbell raise (5 lb dumbbells)
- 20 standing dumbbell upright row (10 lb dumbbells)
- 20 calf press on leg press machine (1 45 lb plate each side)
- 20 calf raise (100 lbs)
- 30-40 minutes cardio of choice, keeping heart rate below max
I have a long run on the plan for tomorrow, so I focused on keeping today’s short and fast.
- mile 1: 9:35
- mile 2: 9:09
- mile 3: 8:44
- .29 nubbin: 8.41
For a total of 3.29 miles in 30 minutes.
I haven’t seen a sub 9 minute mile in a long time, so I was really happy with that run!
And negative splits (where each mile is progressively faster than the last) as well! Totally winning today.
As much as I love heavy lifting, I was really starting to miss running. When this program is finished, I may be switching my focus back to that for a little while.
That’s what I love about fitness – you can do pretty much whatever the hell you want and know you’ll be doing your body good – whether it’s running, hiking, weights or yoga.
(Said like a real workout fanatic).
I was feeling oats for breakfast this morning, but I wanted a decent protein hit as well.
So – improvisation. Kinda what I do.
High Protein Chocolate Oats
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk (or cow/hemp/whatever’s in your fridge)
- 1/3 cup large flake oats
- pinch sea salt
- 1 teaspoon chia seed
- 1/2 thinly sliced banana
- 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
- sweetener (if desired)
- Mix water and almond milk on the stovetop, cover and bring to a boil.
- Add oats, salt, chia seeds, banana and egg whites and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low.
- Continue cooking for 15 minutes (or until desired consistency), stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and add sweetener (if using).
I added the other half of the sliced banana and some chocolate peanut butter protein frosting (take about 1/4 cup of chocolate peanut butter protein powder and add unsweetened chocolate almond milk and mix until you get desired consistency) as toppings.
Satisfied the oatmeal craving, the ever-present chocolate craving AND the need for protein.
Definitely a breakfast win.
Have a great afternoon!
<– Are you a coffee drinker? I just can’t do the taste – it’s awful to me.
<– What’s your favourite kind of bagel? I’m partial to blueberry, myself.