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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? 🙂
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.
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:
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.
Don’t knock it til’ you’ve tried it!
I packed up my lunch like the responsible adult that I am:
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!
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! 😉
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!
Peace out, girl scouts! I’m off to get some work done! Happy Hump Day.