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I woke up right before my alarm went off at 5:15 am and headed downstairs. First thing on the agenda is ALWAYS coffee + Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides (20 oz)collagen + half and half. After coffee is made I always spend the first 10 minutes of the day filling in my gratitude journal, it just sets the right tone for the day.
I worked on the blog scheduling social media posts and what not for the Tuna Cakes recipe. I also snacked on a picture of uncured turkey bacon leftover for a post next week. I had originally planned to eat tuna cakes for breakfast, but I wasn’t feeling tuna at 6:40 am, so I opted for Greek yogurt with a crumbled caveman bar on top.
Usually, I need another snack before my class begins at 9 am, but the yogurt did the trick. I knew it was going to be a relatively short lab too, so I wasn’t worried about having to make it until 12 pm. Today’s lab was a supplement test, students brought their supplements from home and got to see how they would dissolve in vinegar after 45 minutes. It’s pretty interesting! Around 10:45 am class ended, and I had a snack of cottage cheese and mini bell peppers, so that was lunch number one!
The next class started at 12 pm, and I repeated the class for the fifth time (I teach the same lab five times), but my last class always has fascinating questions and comments so I don’t feel like it’s repetitive at all. After the class was over, I snacked on two Medjool dates filled with peanut butter for a pre-workout snack. I was originally going to eat apple slices with peanut butter and the dates after, but I thought the apple might be too fibrous for pre-workout.
My workout was mainly lower body lifting because I’m not doing any upper body to let my shoulder heal (it’s been acting up since I face planted at the chiropractors the other day, only I hurt myself in PT. Talent, that’s what that is.) I started off with a ton of PT shoulder exercises, then a 5 minute warm up on the bike, then four sets of each circuit:
Circuit 1: 8-10 Deadlifts + 10-12 Calf Raises + 10 eccentric leg lifts (count to 5 as you lower your legs)
Circuit 2: 10-12 Leg Press + 4-6 Seated Leg Curl + 40 Bicycles
HIIT Intervals: 30 seconds hard (RPM >100) / 30 seconds easy bike at level 10
After I left the gym, I was definitely ready for them apples, so I ate the apple slices on the drive home. (My phone died so I couldn’t take a picture, plus driving plus photo taking not as easy as eating.) When I got home, I immediately warmed up three tuna cakes and ate one while the others warmed up!
Then I jumped back on the computer to start this post, get my monthly newsletter squared away (hope my newsletter friends enjoy their freebie today), and tie up a few other loose ends before it was time to take Miss Nala on a walk!
Dinner came together quickly because I already had the salmon defrosted, a huge win on my part. I made Jamaican jerk salmon in the toaster oven while sauteeing some cauliflower rice with turmeric and garlic salt in chipotle avocado oil.
After I was done cleaning up from dinner, I did something I NEVER do. I sat on the couch and watched TV with Mr. Hungry. When it comes to watching TV, it just doesn’t hold my attention that long, and I can think of a million things I’d rather be doing that I consider fun or productive, so I don’t watch it all that often. Buuuutttt Mr. Hungry ordered Married With Children – the ENTIRE SET OF ALL THE SEASONS, and I have to admit it’s kind of funny. I headed upstairs around 9:10 pm and was showered and closing my eyelids by 9:30 pm. THE END! Ha ha
How was your hump day?????