A Different Breakfast and Workout Days 3 and 4

I usually eat a piece of toast with vegan butter in the morning–I don’t usually have much of an appetite in the morning. But today, I felt like having something heartier. I knew that I would be conducting participant interviews for my dissertation study today, so something filling was needed.

Hot Cereal with Blueberries and Peanut Butter

  • 1/4 cup Red River Cereal
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • heaping tsp peanut butter
  • drizzle maple syrup

Combine the cereal, water, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn heat off, cover, and let sit for a few minutes. Serve cereal in a bowl, add blueberries, peanut butter, and drizzle with maple syrup. Can you say yum?

Continuing on with the workout plan, Day 3 consisted of the same exercises as Day 1, except that I increased the weights for the squats.

Squats: 2 sets, 15 reps, 35lbs

Pushups (knees down): 2 sets, 15 reps

Bent over rows: 2 sets, 15 reps, 20lbs

Step ups (2 steps high): 2 sets, 15 reps, 20lbs

Prone Jackknife: 2 sets, 8 reps

60 sec breaks between each sets.

Day 4 consisted of the same exercises as Day 2, with no changes in weights. However, I’ll need to increase the weight for the dumbbell shoulder press next time, as I feel I can push more.

Deadlifts: 2 sets, 15 reps, 35lb

Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 2 sets, 15 reps, 20lb

Pullovers on Swiss Ball: 2 sets, 15 reps, 20lb

Lunges: 2 sets, 15 reps, 20lb

Swiss Ball Crunches: 2 sets, 8 reps, 10lb

60 sec breaks between each sets.

On another note, I’m currently reading “The China Study“–I’ve been meaning to read it for quite a while now and I finally got to it. I am LOVING it. I doubt that I will finish the book without making permanent changes to my eating habits…

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