So, today I got back to lifting. Yay! I also need to get back in line with food. Today was a good eating day.
New preworkout fuel was A Stonyfield yogurt smoothie! I drank half of it, and think this is definitely about at the top of the list. This may be what I take with me on the tri. I’ll have to experiment with a brick to see how it works.
Today’s strength workout:
New Rules of Lifting for Women Stage 2A
Barbell squat/push press:
1 x 10 – 15 pounds (hit myself in the chin, too )
1 x 10 – 22 pounds
1 x 10 – 45 pounds
2 x 10 with 30 pound dumbbells
Dumbbell 1 point rows:
2 x 10 with 20 pound dumbbells
Static lunge with rear foot elevated:
2 x 10 25 pound dumbbells
Pushups (man -style!)
2 x 10
2 x 60 second holds
1 x 10 40 pounds
1 x 10 45 pounds.
Good workout. Still finding my way on the exact weight amount to lift, but getting close. The planks were easy at 60 seconds – I never knew my core was that strong still.
I was embarrassed to hit my chin with the bar, but at least it was with the test bar and not the Oly!
At the LARAC show on Saturday, I bought a piece of pottery from a local artist and I love it!
So I had my oats in it this morning. I tried some canned squash instead of pumpkin (the store was out of small cans of pumpkin). It was almost like pumpkin but not quite as pumpkiny – so not sure I would buy canned squash again. It also was more liquidy.
You all saw my lunch earlier with the spinach smoothie. I have to say that this did not fill me up for very long. 2 hours later and my tummy was rumbling, so I had a Zone bar with my latte.
Dinner was so tasty and quick. I had cooked chicken breast on hand (love having extra of this stuff around). I sauteed my broccoli in coconut oil, then tossed in the chopped chicken and some Indian simmer sauce. Quick and delicious.
I will tell you, I have had a lot of servings of veggies and fruits today! It’s exciting! LOL (okay, does that mean I do not have a life??)
I think I need to get some lifting straps or something. I am struggling to hold on to the 30# dumbells. I just don’t have the grip strength. My arms are okay, but the hands have trouble. Do any of you use the straps?
Thinking I’ll have a random musings post tomorrow on something I have been mulling around in my head for a couple weeks.