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:
- Reverse flye: 10 reps at 45# x 3
- Low row: 8 reps at 70# x 3
- Bent over row: 8 reps at 20# (+ bar) x 3
- Kneeling bench row: 8 reps at 30# x 3 each side
- 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.