Twitchy Twitch

Come on week! Keep on moving. Each day one step closer. I know it seems silly that I count down the days until the weekend, but really this is a normal response. My favorite day of the week by far is Friday. I actually enjoy the weekdays, so having one of these off every week is fabulous. Plus another 2 days to look forward to after that! Win.

Yesterday I definitely had way too much coffee. I had my 2 cups in the morning. Then before lunch I bought a huge one. By early afternoon my eye would not stop twitching. It still is twitching hours later. Too much caffeine! I was twitchy twitch.

In the morning I had an apple pie Quest bar. It was good and I definitely recommend if you love apple pie. I am still a fan of the cookie dough one though 🙂 I also had Greek Yogurt with my special “diet” secret. This is sugar free Jell-O packets sprinkled in for flavor. The bright pink color is from the strawberry packet. I sprinkle in just a little bit, not a whole packet! Gives you a sweet taste without the added sugars.

Quest bar, jello yogurt

Quest bar, jello yogurt

I spent my day on the floor doing work. No OR for me, wasn’t a busy day in the operating rooms. I mostly pick up cases on Mondays.

While seeing patients, I made the residents take the stairs every time, even if it was 5 floors. Hey if they want me to go with them, they are going to take the stairs darnit! I like the exercise 🙂 I’m turning into the personal trainer of the group. I even took away someones candy and said hey want that 6 pack? No candy! Gotta keep them in check. 😉

The original plan was for me to skip the gym and go home and relax, but I was SO HYPED from all my coffee that I couldn’t waste it and sit at home and do nothing. There was no way I could nap, so I was glad I had gym clothes with me to change into!

I decided it was going to be a back day!

I decided it was going to be a back day!

When I got to the gym I started with 32 minutes on the stairs. One of my good friends from college is a personal trainer and she told me it is best to do your cardio at the end of your lifting. I always did it the opposite way because I like to get it over with, but it makes sense you want all your strength for the lifting. When it comes to the gym at 5 o’clock though, you can’t predict when you can get a stairmaster. So when I see one open I grab it immediately.

After that I got to lifting! I did back stuff and then incorporated the 2nd little group of exercises between my back sets!

  • Stiff Leg Dead Lifts, 155 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Regular dead lifts, 95 lbs, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Bent over reverse fly’s, 15 lb weights, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Bent over narrow rows, 17.5 lb weights, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Behind neck lat pulldown with 30 lb bar, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Dead lift mini pulses with 80 lb kettle, 8 reps x 4 sets
Back muscles!!

Back muscles!

  • Pushups on bosu, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Bosu squats, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Mountain climbers on bosu, alternating, 20 reps x 4 sets
  • Side bends, 25 lb plate, 15 reps x 2 sets each side
arms up!

arms up!

I love this top 🙂 From Lucy (one of my favorite boutiques)

Getting better at taking these back pics

Getting better at taking these back pics. You can really see the progress in my shoulders too on the left side. Getting that definition!

When I got home the plan was to make a stir fry inspired dish, but I forgot to take out a protein before work. I don’t have the patience to thaw because when I get home from the gym I’m HANGRY= hungry+angry. So I whipped up some protein pancakes instead. Took under 10 minutes. These are Toasted Coconut Protein Pancakes. I will have the recipe up tomorrow! I plan on taking the day off from the gym so I will have time to do it for you guys 🙂 Really I just grabbed whatever I had in my fridge and cabinet and made a pancake. Not hard at all!

Toasted Coconut Protein Pancakes

Toasted Coconut Protein Pancakes

The insides!

The insides!

They were really good. I had the toasted coconut left over from a previous recipe. A little carb heavy for night, but I am a fan of breakfast for dinner over breakfast for breakfast!

I will probably make the stir fry tonight.

Oh and update on Miss Phoebe, she jumped in the laundry basket AGAIN, this is 3 nights in a row. Mommy to the rescue….

No pics of her today, she has been sleeping under the couch all night. Not sure where her new spot will be in my new apartment! I don’t think I am going to put a couch in. I know, NO COUCH!? I am not big on having company over so it’s never used. It’s just Phoebe and I and we use my big Lazy Boy. I’d rather have the open space and use it for something else instead of a couch that holds my laundry.

Well, that’s all for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with that recipe for the pancakes!

XOXO WIth a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Hahaha I hate that twitchy feeling I get from lack of sleep. It’s always my eye too, and if someone is around then I complain to them about it and everytime it twitches, lean over and say “see??”. So jealous of how good your back is looking!! MMMmmm looking forward to the pancake recipe!

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