It’s raining in San Diego. I mean POURING.
Which must mean the end is near.
Oh, and speaking of water… I’m doing a water-only week.
If water tasted like wine, my life would be SO much easier. Truth be told, I feel SO much better when I get all of my water in. I need to go back to my 5 Benefits of Drinking Water post and read it every day.
Speaking of… did you guys check out my cocktail recipe on Monday? That’s right, I posted about drinking on a Monday. Why not? It’s a lower-alcohol option, plus it has detoxifying pomegranate juice in it. You can detox while you retox!
Funny story. I featured this drink in my newsletter that went out yesterday – even made the subject line as a teaser. Then I forgot to link to the recipe. #fail
What is easier is getting to the gym when I have a workout partner – Vegas came! Since we got back from our snowboarding trip, I’ve found it hard to get motivated to do a “traditional” workout. I did go to a roller derby practice, which was amazing cardio? Anyone remember when I used to play in ATL? I’m hoping for a comeback after my ACL is back to 100%.
In the meantime, I’ll do the endurance work and keep up my weight workouts (and other cardio… sigh). This was a really good back and tricep workout, complete with a video by Vegas:
Back and triceps today! It’s actually my least favorite upper body day, but the one I’m strongest in. Go figure. 🙄 Today’s triceps dips were done facing backwards on the machine. I like to shake it up to hit the other side of the triceps. Here’s the full workout: 🔹Pulldowns – wide grip, pronated 🔸Cable rows – 3 drop sets 🔹Pulldowns – standing, close grip 🔸ISO row machine – wide grip, super 8's (8 reps – pause for 8 secs – 8 reps – pause for 8 secs, 8 reps) 🔹Horizontal pull ups 🔸Dips 🔹Dumbbell overhead extensions 🔸Pushdowns – v-bar, 3 drop sets 🔹Pushdowns – reverse grip . . 4 sets, 15-8 reps each (except where noted). Increase weight each time. 💪🏼 . . I’m pretty motivated to workout any body part right now – I’m 3.2 lbs away from my goal weight and 3% away from my body fat goal. Super exciting. What’s your favorite body part to work? Also, round of applause for Vegas for coming to the gym with me AND taking the 360 video! 👏🏼
Did you notice my shirt says Tavern on the back? The front says “Whiskey made me do it.” Hahaha!
Enough rambling… on to my #WIAW! Be sure to link up to Jenn’s WIAW baby at the bottom!
Vegas brought me half a cup of coffee to bed, of which I drank half. I don’t know what’s wrong with me… I just can’t get into the stuff. I do love the gesture of her bringing it up to me every day though! It’s a sweet ritual, and I have something to warm my hands as I check email and lay out my day.
Then, I drug myself downstairs to make our morning cocktails and start breakfast. We’ve had the same thing 3 days in a row: eggs (whites for me), bacon, blueberries, and toast with a little cream cheese. It’s #strangebutgood… and it’s what happens when I’m craving both sweet and salty. (Translation: I’m PMSing.)
Oh! And that black salt is a charcoal salt blend that my mom gave us for Christmas. It’s is crack-like good!
I made us both a post-workout salad with leftover BBQ chicken. Vegas also has a side of leftover mac ‘n cheese. What will I do with her?!
This was a really tasty Hello Fresh meal: Steak with an adobo-onion sauce over a poblano, corn, and kabocha hash. I added the kabocha… it was supposed to be potato, but you know my thoughts on those. I have Vegas the potato and re-crisped my kabocha in the oven. 😉
It was really good though. I’ll definitely be recreating this one!
There was an unpictured square… okay, two squares… of chocolate after dinner.
The real ACL reconstruction test is coming up this weekend – my first softball tournament. Not going to lie – I’m scared!
Do you have any #strangebutgood breakfast combos?
Isn’t wine water a brilliant idea???