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.


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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