the keeper of all things

Hello there! What a busy busy day! It started with three sets of heavy deadlifts, which were 5 pounds less than my max from last year! No belt, no sticking point, and they felt so so strong (despite the fact that I was kind of out of it and tired from a restless sleep... boo). I followed that with five more singles at about 90% of that. Then I had bench press, also at my max from last summer, and I focused on staying extremely tight and getting the bar nice and stable on my chest quickly. Those were my main lifts of the day and I followed it up with weighted dips, seal rows, and one legged hip ups. It was a good morning.

Bo is the keeper of all things in the garage gym... wherever you are working or lifting, he will sit right off to the side and keep watch. 

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After a quick shower, I refueled with protein oats that had some blackberries and strawberries floating in them. It was delicious and refreshing--- my throat/top of my mouth is still no bueno. I only let these oats and protein soak in the almond milk for about two minutes- I'm telling you, they're good no matter what. 

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I also brought chocolate protein oats to school because they're so simple and amazing and filling and cold and awesome. 

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Fresh, cold cucumbers with ranch are on repeat these days. 

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After school, I went for a Brazilian Blowout and a haircut. I am a super low maintenance girl beauty wise, so these things save my life. I have very thick, coarse, curly, kinky hair that normally would take about an hour of annoyingness to blow dry and straighten. I just do not have time or patience for that any longer. Back in August, I got my first Brazilian Blowout, and it literally changed my whole life. I go about every four months and it is 10000000% worth it for a girl like me. The other day, Mike saw me having to use a straightener after drying my hair, and he was like "Ummmm why are you doing that?" and immediately got me hooked up with a blowout appointment. He just gets me. 

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We had dinner out on the deck and it honestly felt like summer... told ya things are looking up! I had a big salad with some Boathouse salsa ranch dressing on it, and grilled turkey burger. Summer on a plate. 

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Afterwards, I had some Magic Pop and peanut butter on one of my favorite plates ever. 

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And, of course, I ended the night with a nice freezing cold chocolate and PB casein milkshake. 

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See you tomorrow!