Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Start it Up!

My Monday morning started off FAN-TASTIC! My internal alarm clock didn’t wake me up at 4:30am like I’d hoped.  Instead I snoozed through until 5:30am.  That’s too late to get to either of the early morning classes I like, since I have to get Katy her breakfast and shot, so I headed to the gym to lift weights instead.

Yesterday’s Workout

I started with 20 minutes on the elliptical/stair climber thingy-mig-jig, then headed to the free weights.

I did the following dumb bell workout:

Weights listed are how much I held in each hand. Also, I did the lunges, bench and rows in a circuit 3 times, then moved on to the biceps, triceps and shoulder and did them in a circuit as well.

  • Lunges: 15lb, 3 sets, 15 reps each leg
  • Flat bench: 20lb, 1 set, 15 reps; 30lb, 2 sets, 15 reps
  • One armed row: 20lb, 1 set, 15 reps; 30lb, 2 sets, 15 reps
  • Bicep curls: 15lb, 3 sets, 12 reps
  • Overhead triceps extensions: 20lb, 3 sets, 12 reps
  • Overhead shoulder press: 20lb, 3 sets, 12 reps

Then I hopped on a regular elliptical for 10 minutes

Yesterdays Meals

Meal #1: Chobani Yogurt with Granola

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Meal #2: Egg whites with gluten free toast

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After getting everyone out of here for the day, I ran and met my friend from Junky Munky and gave her the hats she ordered.  I left that meeting with another order!

Once home, I had to run Katy up to the vet to check her blood sugar. She is still too high, so another bump up of the insulin.  I let the doctor know I was nervous about her being so high for so long as I’m afraid she will end up back in the hospital hooked up to an IV drip again.  The doctor let me know that Katy is reacting normally and we want to slowly adjust her insulin and not bring her levels down too quick because that would just send her into a whole other set of issues.

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I asked if they would groom her yet and they said not until she’s 100% because they don’t want to stress her out. Sad smile I think her eyebrows are going to stress her out!

Meal #4 was a Pear and Walnut salad from Yardhouse along with some chicken nachos that were shared for an appetizer. I met Vann and Matt there for lunch so I could give her the little mouse costume I made for her co-worker and to see their faces since they just got back from the honeymoon!  I totally failed and didn’t take one picture of our lunch!

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I took this picture on my way home, though, of the beautiful fall colors we are having.  It’s not a great picture due to the smashed bugs on the windshield and me trying to drive and take a picture with my phone. DANGER!

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I realize it’s mostly sky, but I’m not coordinated enough to drive and zoom and take a picture. In the distance you can see some of the prettiness we are experiencing!

Before heading home, I ran to Hobby Lobby to buy some more yarn. Red heart

Meal #4: I wasn’t very hungry since lunch was pretty big, so I just snacked on some Cheddar Cheese Pop chips!

Meal #5: Spaghetti Squash with meat sauce and a salad (Sorry the spaghetti squash looks like it’s already been eaten once!  I mixed it up before I remembered I hadn’t taken a picture!)

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I spent my evening watching Dancing with Stars and crocheting.  I made 5 hats! Boom.

I slept so freaking good last night and was up by 4:30am to get this day started!  Hope everyone is having a great start to their Tuesday!  I can’t believe it’s already October 25th!

By the way, here is the link for the Pancakes I made the other day: Pancakes!


  1. Good job! I always love reading about your workouts and what you eat! Keeps me motivated! lol Oh, and just so you know...that "elliptical/stair climber thingy-mig-jig" is called an AMT machine for "adaptive motion trainer". lol I used to work at the YMCA and had to explain that thing many times! lol Have a great day!

  2. Thanks Debi! I love that thing! At first I was bummed that the Y doesn't have the rotating staircase machine, but now I love the AMT even more! Setting the resistance to 20 gets my booty burning just like I'm climbing stairs!

  3. Thanks for the tip! My gym doesn't have the stepmill thingy either, but it does have the elliptical/stair thingy. I will def try it on 20 next time! Gotta work the booty! lol
    Thanks for posting the pancake recipe again. I'll be making those soon! Yum!

  4. spagetti sqush photographs awful but tastes amazing! i cooked my first one last night for dinner with turkey meatballs and homemmade sauce and loved it!!!

  5. Yay, Brooke! Congrats on cooking your first spaghetti squash!