I’m serious. Like it looks like I have the chicken pox. And they’re everywhere, including places bugs should never be venturing. And it’s baffling to me. Did I not feel the bugs when they were crawling/flying/biting these places? Am I numb? Were these magic bugs? Chris was adamant about the mosquitoes when we were in Bend, so much so that he took nightly baths in OFF bug spray and I thought he was over reacting. Who’s laughing now?
The good part is that for the most part, they don’t itch. Except when they get scratched. Which I try to avoid except when it’s impossible to do so. Like when there’s one right at the spot the tongue/collar of your shoe hits. See example below:
And don’t call me out here. I know nothing is rubbing against the bite in this picture. I was not wearing these shoes at the gym. I was wearing my running shoes which come up higher and I swear, every step I took started this fury of itching. But I toughed it out and did 60 minutes of cardio that looked a little like this:
- 22 minutes treadmill – running at a 6.0 pace
- 20 minutes elliptical – 10 min incline 2, resistance 7/10 min incline 2, resistance 10
- 18 minutes on the bike – alternating between light/heavy resistance in and out of the saddle.
I followed that up with a variety of crunches – probably around 200 or so and attempted to do push-ups but thanks to Tuesday’s SUP, I didn’t make much progress.
And to follow-up my solid workout, I whipped up one of my favorite summer meals – Strawberry salad with homemade dressing. This time we just split one chicken breast (normally we use two) and I subbed in spinach instead of mixed greens (all my lettuce bolted).
It was delicious. We might have some popcorn later during the Olympics but overall I feel like I had a nice and healthy day of eating. Blueberry smoothie for breakfast, rice cakes with hummus and turkey for lunch and an apple with almonds for my afternoon snack. So far, so good with my Diet Bet.
And speaking of good. Guess what I got in the mail today? Peanut Flour! I was so excited. Like a little kid on Christmas morning even. I’d been using PB2 (primarily in my smoothies but also good mixed with greek yogurt, in oatmeal, for peanut sauce etc) but it’s just a little too sweet for me so I switched back to my ‘ol favorite, Protein Plus Peanut Flour. Less sugar and more protein than PB2 and just a smidge cheaper. You can read about the time I tested them all here. Just look how pretty it is.
Does anyone else use peanut flour? Do you have a favorite brand?
How is everyone else doing on their Diet Bet? Did you get the app? I’ve found it to be super easy to use so far.
And I’m out. Off to watch Lochte vs Phelps. I’ve managed not to see who wins today which is a workout in itself hahah. Have a good night and happy almost Friday :)