Wow… Happy EOD Monday! Whooo hoo.

This weekend was full of family fun! Today was definitely back to work. The rest of the weekend was super relaxing. My mom and I went to a french bakery for lunch and I got the 6-veggie quiche. Then we took a stroll through Washington Square Park and admired all of the pretty flowers. Seriously, it’s genetic.

My quiche.

Some of the flowers. I will spare you and not post all of the pictures. My mother and I tend to get carried away!

It was a wonderful, much needed afternoon.

Today I whipped up a protein shake for breakfast.

-Egg white protein powder

-1/2 cup almond milk

-frozen chopped kale

-1/2 cup blueberries

-1/2 frozen banana

It was awesome! Perfect way to start the day. My dad knows his protein shakes. Although, he thought the kale was a gross addition. You just can’t taste it, so you might as well pack some veggies in. I also sipped on some HOT coffee. That’s a first for me. Iced coffee is my thang.

I have been getting super hungry at work, but not today! I made mini snacks to have every three hours and I can’t tell you how much better I felt.

So breakfast was at about 8 a.m. and then I had a Greek yogurt and an apple around 11 a.m. I waited until about 2 p.m. and had coffee (iced), some carrots, little bit of pumpkin, and a mini almond butter “sandwich” on flax crackers. Around 5 p.m. I had some almonds and an apple. When I got home from work I had some blueberries and kale chips pre-workout. It worked out so well! I felt better and didn’t get one headache. Mini meals are the way to go!

My workout was weight intensive. I’m really working to lift more because I’m pretty bored of all of the cardio. Don’t get me wrong, I will still include cardio, but I want to change it up a little bit.

Today I did arms:

I did 8-10 reps of each.

Dumbbell shoulder press – 4 sets

Upright Row – 3 sets

Dumbbell rear delt raise – 3 sets

One arm curl – 3 sets

Barbell curl – 4 sets

Dumbbell concentration curl – 3 sets

Dumbbel triceps kickbacks – 3 sets

One-arm triceps extension – 3 sets

One-arm reverse pushdown – 4 sets

I finished the workout up with 20 minutes on the rowing machine and 10 on the elliptical. I was ready to get out of there! It’s a super long day with work and my workout back to back. I need rest!

Dinner was a salmon burger (so easy to grill up), and some roasted broccoli from Whole Foods. I love prepared foods. They save me every time!

I was going to post the pic of my dinner, but once again it did not look appetizing. I swear the food tastes better than it looks. 🙂

Good news – my pulled glute is feeling a lot better (in case you were wondering), haha. 🙂

Who is ready for the weekend? ME!

Just kidding, kinda.