Grey’s, Protein Shake, and My Food/Fitness Log

It’s a really good thing that I just watched the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy at home alone, instead of at the gym. I was teary-eyed almost the entire episode, and had a serious balling episode during the conversation between Mark and Lexi (and what came after, but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone). Crying on the Stair Master would have been very embarrassing. Not that it hasn’t happened to me before… I have made the mistake on more than one occasion of watching emotional episodes of Private Practice at the gym. In fact, I might actually end up watching the season finale of Private Practice at the gym tonight. I apologize in advance to the person that ends up on the machine next to me…

In other news, I did pretty great on my meal plan yesterday. I find that tracking what I eat on MyFitnessPal really helps me stay on track. My goal yesterday was to be around 2,000 calories. I felt like I was really cutting back, and I still ate 2,300. I guess I was eating way more than I realized… oops. I did wait until I was hungry to eat, but I don’t want to cut down my intake too drastically too quickly, so I didn’t let myself get overly hungry. At least I’m back on track now. In case you’re interested, my weight this morning was 162.8 lbs, my waist measurement was 29.5 inches, and my hip measurement was 39.5 inches. I will use these as my new “starting point” and will check back in with you in about a week.

Here’s what I ate yesterday:

Breakfast

1 gala apple

1/2 cup 0% plain greek yogurt + 2 tbs peanut butter

Morning Snack

1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder (blended with water & ice)

Lunch

Green salad decked out with chicken breast, tomatoes, broccoli, peas, and bell peppers with italian dressing

~ 1 cup grapes + strawberries

Afternoon Snack

2 “powerballs

1/2 cup blackberries

1/4 cup dried edamame

Dinner

1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder (blended with water & ice)

1 cup of spaghetti noodles

1 cup homemade ground turkey marinara sauce

1/4 cup dried edamame

Evening Snack

1/2 scoop protein powder (blended with water & ice)

1/4 cup (dry) popcorn seasoned with a light spray butter, salt, and nutritional yeast

I’ve made protein shakes before, but I’ve always added milk. Yesterday, in an attempt to cut down on carbs, I tried adding just water. And you know what? It wasn’t bad at all! I blended together one scoop of chocolate whey (you can use whatever flavor you prefer), 1 cup water, and about 5 ice cubes in my magic bullet, and voila! A filling, guilt-free snack or protein supplement!

For my workout yesterday, I climbed 210 floors in 30 minutes on the Stair Master. While I did that, the hubby did 30 minutes on the elliptical and then we met up for weights: chest, tris, and abs. It was Zach’s first day of exercise in a long time, so he eased into it, doing the same weight as me  (which made me feel like one tough chick!). This is what we did:

EXERCISE SET 1 SET 2 SET 3
Bench Press WEIGHT 65 75 85
REPS 12 12 12
Cable Cross WEIGHT 15 20 20
REPS 12 12 12
Tricep Pulldown WEIGHT 35 37.5 37.5
REPS 12 12 12
Tricep Dips WEIGHT 70 assist 70 assist 70 assist
REPS 8 8 9
Overhead Tricep Extension WEIGHT 25 30 32.5
REPS 12 12 12
Side Bends WEIGHT 35 35 35
REPS 20 20 20
Crunches on Ball WEIGHT 0 0 0
REPS 20 20 20
Oblique Crunches on Ball WEIGHT 0 0 0
REPS 20 20 20
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