09
Dec
09

Rain, go away!

After the Nor’Easter that passed through during Dana’s wedding weekend, it has been nothing but constant rain with intermittent sunshine.  It’s like monsoon season in Hampton Roads!  It’s actually a bit depressing.

I did get a good pick-me-up from my morning workout!  I always feel so good after I finish at the gym, no matter now much time I spend there.  Everyone that says it is a natural high is spot on!  Today I did 40 minutes on the elliptical and kept my heart rate between 138-142.  Today was back day:

  1. Reverse flye: 10 reps at 45# x 3
  2. Low row: 8 reps at 70# x 3
  3. Bent over row: 8 reps at 20# (+ bar) x 3
  4. Kneeling bench row: 8 reps at 30# x 3 each side
  5. Iso-lateral row: 10 reps at 50#; 10 reps at 70# x 2

Followed up with 15 minutes on the bike, keeping my heart rate around 125 and an ab circuit.  Total burn was 725 calories; max HR was 153 and average HR was 118. 
I was uber hungry when I got home, so I whipped up a batch of protein pancakes.  Yesterday’s batch had apples and unsweet applesauce, but today’s were amazing!! I made a blueberry sauce from frozen blueberries and water.  As I sit here munching on it, I have to admit it’s the best batch I’ve created thus far.  It definitely was a bit more like work, but so worth it!!

Today’s plan is to finish up the Christmas decorating before I have to go in to work at 2.  Sadly, I no longer look forward to working at Bally’s.. at all.  I am so bummed to be missing so many evenings with my hubby.  He constantly eats leftovers and our DVR is filling up quickly!  I just miss my husband..

I am still on the hunt for a full-time, regular hour job and am optimistic, but that optimism is quickly fading.  Until then, I have my morning workouts and protein pancakes, along with the merry decor and holiday feeling to keep me going.

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1 Response to “Rain, go away!”


  1. 12/09/2009 at 7:53 PM

    I love blueberry sauce! I thicken mine with just a bit of cornstarch in water and it is just perfect!


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Hi Ya’ll!

Hiya! I'm Heidi, a 28-year-old "retired" student living in Virginia. I am a newlywed and currently on the hunt for a full-time job that will use either my Biology or Secondary Education degree. In the meantime, I work in retail and at an event venue part-time. When I'm not working, I love to kill hours at the gym, scrapbook, and act as a domesticated diva to keep my hubby happy!


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