I made it back to the gym!
Funny how that seems like more of a treat when you’re injured.
I’ve ditched the crutches and settled for a limp. Crutches suck, btw. I can deal with the arm strength aspect, but the chafing! Lawd that sucked. Anyway, I made it to the gym. I rode the stationary bike verrrrrrry gently and did some back (all seated – safety third!).
It was a struggle, but I was happy to be moving around!
It’s actually pretty easy to do a killer seated back day. Because I can’t put much pressure on my lower half, I lifted lighter weight and did 20 reps (4 sets, as always).
Here’s what I did:
- Pronated lat pulldown machine
- Wide grip cable pulldowns
- Close grip cable pulldowns
- Leverage high row
- Seated ISO row machine (close grip)
- Seated ISO row machine (wide grip)
Here’s my day of new home eats. Read on and link up to Jenn’s WIAW baby at the bottom!
They did come out a little thick… will add more liquid in the next batch. (For those who asked, I use this gelatin.)
And then breakfast:
May Gray is here in San Diego. There's two months out of the year that it's not always sunny – May and June. Guess I can complain though. 😉 We just had a very bright breakfast – scrambled eggs with yellow bell pepper, bacon, and one of yesterday's @fitbodybakery's chocolate chip creations (see previous post). How did you start your day?
I meandered down to Whole Foods to grab a rotisserie chicken for lunch. Have I mentioned that it’s a 5 minute walk to WF from my new place? #danger
Anyway, I made a rotisserie chicken and pasta salad for lunch. It’s based on this recipe for the Smoked Mozzarella Penne Pasta Salad that Vegas LOVES from the prepared foods counter.
- Added rotisserie chicken
- Used gluten-free quinoa penne
- Subbed non-fat Greek yogurt for half the mayo
- Omitted the salt
It was good, but had too much vinegar. Next time I’ll cut it in half. Same for the garlic. I love garlic but I think 3 giant cloves was a bit excessive.
Another Fit Body Bakery “cookie”. I say “cookie” because they turned out more fluffy, like a scuffin. That’s a good thing in my book! They aren’t really sweet and each one has 6g of protein, making is a good pre-workout snack. Especially with the drizzle of Buff Bake White Chocolate Peanut Butter… I almost was too late for a pic!
After my workout I met a friend at my favorite Mexican dive. It was mole night – they only do it twice a week because mole sauce has like 45568921 ingredients and takes forever to make.
I had both kinds. Holy moly, was it ever good!
As per usual, brown food looks like poo when photographed.
The shocking thing about this is that I didn’t have a single drop of tequila. #willpower
No #strangebutgood Friday post this week. I’m taking a little break from it… it’s kind turned into having to moderate people that link up like 5 recipes that aren’t applicable. An, let’s be honest, it’s not like 50 billion people link up. 😉
Have you ever had mole? I swear it tastes better than it looks!
What’s your favorite prepared food item at the grocery store?