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Verse of the Day:
“[The Resurrection of Christ] Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.”
- 1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4
So, yesterday I got a few exciting packages in the mail! I ordered a few Spring items from Old Navy. What can I say? There was a 20% off your entire purchase coupon & a free shipping offer! I don’t typically like ordering clothing online because sizes vary so much these days, but I figured I could always return them at the store if they didn’t fit right. Besides, my Spring clothes are few and far between, so a little shopping is justified, right?
Cute draped blue print top.
Terry cloth, white capris.
Anchor, black hoodie.
I got another top, but I think it’s going back. It’s got NO shape!
After trying on all my new clothes, I changed into a hoodie & some shorts so I was ready to hit the gym. Then I made my typical workout fuel for consumption before leaving the house:
I also grabbed an unpictured granola bar on my way out the door.
I spent an hour & five on the elliptical at level 7 & 9, which seemed way too easy. I think my body is getting used to this workout. Time to change it up! Any suggestions? Then, I went to the weight room where I used the ab crunch machine for 3 sets of 20 with 25lbs. moving EXTRA slow to feel the maximum burn (as discussed yesterday).
I used the back machine for 3 sets of 20 with 115 lbs.
Then the ab incline bench for 3 sets of 15 each side (elbow to knee & then straight on).
I did a few stability moves on my knees with 5lb. dumbbells for 3 sets of 15 and then 3 sets of 25 “in and outs”.
When I got home, I was craving some good old cereal & milk.
Banana Split Cereal [220 calories, 25g protein, 16g fiber
To amp up the protein for muscle recovery, I blended some cake batter Optimum Nutrition protein with water & ice and a few drops of Banana Split Capella Drops! It was like a banana split milkshake in my cereal!
While it was in the blender, I munched on a bunch of celery:
- The remains
I knew I wanted some more veggies, but was craving something sweet at the same time, so I opted for sweet veggie soup which tastes just like brown sugar and oat bran.
The white, inward sections of the celery stalks are my FAVE. The outer green ones taste a little bitter for my palate.
- yes, it looks like baby feces.
Don’t knock it til’ you’ve tried it!
I packed up my lunch like the responsible adult that I am:
- Veggie tub, egg whites + homemade honey mustard + flat out light w/ sonoma jacks.
The veggie tub consists of celery, cucumber, yellow pepper, cherry tomato, snap peas, & carrots (bottom). Lately at work, when I’m assembling the flat out, I spread on the sonoma jacks, mash the splenda into it, and then add a few egg whites! Then I eat the rest of the whites with the honey mustard dressing & the veggies. This is the LAST of the egg whites for a longgg time! Tomorrow, I’m thinkin’ tuna!
- <3 my pink BYO lunch tote.
In other exciting news, my family got a new stove! I have yet to be permitted to use it, though. My Mom hasn’t even gotten a chance!
It’s quite pretty, if I do say so.
By the time I was finished packing up, it was time to sit down and enjoy some dessert with the Biggest Loser. Kind of ironic, I know.
I put two spoonfuls of sugar free vanilla ice cream in my bowl and topped it off with sugar free blackberry jam +fiber from Polaner. Don’t worry, folks, I made Jillian Michaels proud. Yes, the name is linked, but if you don’t know who she is, shame on you!
Sweet Leaf Diet Peach Tea!
After ice cream, I always need a drink! Since this awesome stuff was delivered to me yesterday, I figured I’d try it out. After all, peaches [tea] go with [ice] cream, right? This stuff totally hit the spot!
Don’t forget to enter my Oxygenfit giveaway! It ends on Monday, so be quicklike! Like greek yogurt? Check out Anne’s Oikos giveaway, too!
Peace out, girl scouts! I’m off to get some work done! Happy Hump Day.