Good morning everyone!
I had the most awesome workout last night. I went to the gym near my home, which I hadn’t seen in a while (went to my work gym instead). A few people recognized me from before, came by and said Hi. Some asked where I had been, and when I explained I had a lot of work and couldn’t make it to the gym as often, I received a lot of supportive comments. I was glad to be back there. Reminded me of my days as a beginner, especially how intimidated I was the very first time I walked into the sweaty, testosterone saturated free weight section. Now it feels so normal to be there, even after a few months of absence. I still can’t quite get used to the sweat smell that hits you like a strong wave when you first walk in but I like being there nonetheless….
I did some back and chest training:
- seated row: 4×10 (26 kg)
- Superset 1: Chest press 4 x 10 with 8 kg dumbbell // Bent arm dumbbell pull over 4 x 10 with one 10kg dumbbell
- Superset 2: Lat Pulldown 5X10 with 26-30 kg // Side bends 4 x 10 with 10kg plate
- Back extensions: 4 x 10 with 10kg plate
I then hopped on the treadmill for a 20min intense walk/ run at max incline.
I was a sweaty mess when I got home but I felt so good!
Today’s breakfast is the same as yesterday’s. It is packed with protein and anti-oxydants. Looks a lot like Wednesday’s breakfast, but don’t let that fool you. This one is Creamy Amaranth and Quinoa Power breakfast:
I used approximatively one cup of the cooked quinoa/ amaranth mix I had cooked on wednesday night. Added a splash of milk and half a mashed banana before heating it up. When hot, I added 1 Tbsp flaxmeal, 1 Tbsp bee pollen and blueberries.
I love that quinoa has so much protein, since I have a hard time eating stuff like eggs early in the day. And adding protein powder to my oats make them taste really artificial.
Gabriela asked me about bee pollen. Bee pollen is truly a Superfood. It is rich in B vitamins and antioxidants, including lycopene, selenium, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and several flavanoids. Well it is GOOD for you. Plus it tastes really good too: it is sweet, a little like granulated honey. You’ll love it!
Well, I’m off to work! But I’ll hopefully be back later tonight! Have a great day, everyone!