Dinner last night was pretty delicious. I made baked pork chops using Lawry’s Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato marinade. This is one of our favorite marinades, it goes great with pork chops or chicken.
I served it with a side of roasted cauliflower, another one of my favorites. The best part are the toasted pine nuts. Yum!
After getting some meals prepped for tomorrow, including some roasted chickpeas, I sat down for some blog work, reading, and later a walk with Barkley.
Yesterday, I laid out a workout plan for the week. I need to make sure I incorporate my runs and my lifting in appropriately. I think if I plan out when I’ll do my 30 minute run and 4 mile run this week, I’ll wake up in with a better attitude about them instead of wanting to put it off. Today’s workout was mostly strength. After a 10 minute warm up on the treadmill, I completed a chest and triceps routine, then an abdominal circuit.
I added in some new moves which were different from last week. I like to change things up so I don’t get bored, and I also don’t want to work my muscles in different ways. I do find though that when I do the dumbbell chest press and pec flies I don’t use as much weight as I do with the machines. I think I could do more, but I’m a little afraid of injury. So, my heart rate wasn’t up quite as high as I’d have liked it to be. But, diamond push ups are still a big challenge for me. I was only able to do 3 sets of 10, from my knees. But that’s a lot better than a couple months ago when I could only do 5! Progress. After my upper body workout, I finished some abs, focusing on the obliques.
This circuit really had me sweating! I think I’ll be feeling it in the obliques tomorrow. Woo!
I had a quick snack of a banana and peanut butter before hitting the gym this morning. After my workout, I made some turkey bacon and two eggs overhard. I’ve been going with a lot of scrambles lately, so it was a good switch.
I’m currently having some computer issues, which isn’t making me very pleased. It seems that my computer no longer wants to read USBs, which isn’t great for me because I keep everything important backed up on my external hard drive.
My laptop is going on 5 years old anyways…maybe it will be time to scope out a new one?