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Went to my new gym this morning. There were only about 3 people there, so that was nice to get used to a new environment. It definitely seems much smaller than the Y (because it is, duh…), so it feels a little cramped to me. At least it is clean, though and the people there were good about wiping down equipment (yay!). I was also totally excited about the cable machine because it is adjustable! The one at the Y, I could only to a reverse or regular woodchop because the pulleys were stationary. Today I could actually do a horizontal woodchop, like is called for in NROLW! Happy me!
Here is a video of the horizontal woodchops:
Anyhoo, the workout today. Oh, I biked to the gym, which is a shade over 2 miles from home.
- Barbell squat/push press: 3 x 8 at 45#
- Dumbbell 1 point rows: 3 x 8 at 25#
- Step ups: 3 x 8 at 30#
- Push ups: 3 x 8
- Static lunges with rear foot elevated: 3 x 8 with 25# plate
- Cable woodchop: 3 x 8 50 pounds
- Plank: 3 x 2 minute holds (dying!)
It’s going to take me a while to feel at home at the gym, I think, but I’ll get there. I do have to say that I do *not* like that they play music. What they play is not even close to what I want to hear. At least it wasn’t blaring, so I could put on my headphones and not hear much of it. Listened to Sweeney Todd!
John met me at the gym and we then biked for bagels!
I was a little tired after the weight workout to do road biking, but I knew the end result would be worth it:
New employee was a little skimpy with the cream cheese…
Then I had to bike home! Total bike trip was around 11 miles, so definitely a good workout today.
I made something interesting for lunch:
It’s a tuna pancake! It was supposed to be a tuna burger, but I think I needed more tuna.
- 1 – 2.5 ounce can of tuna
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of oat bran
- lemon pepper seasoning
Mix together and spread into a heated frypan. Cook a couple minutes on each side until golden brown. I served it on top of a bed of greens with a bit of feta cheese. It was interesting, I’ll say that. I was going for a tuna burger, but I think I needed more tuna as I could not form this into patties. And… the last of the fresh blueberries (other than the ones I froze).
Work, work, work, then dinner! I got a late start on dinner because of doing some stat files. I continued the egg theme to dinner. I sauteed up some broccoli, then minced it really fine. Beat 1 egg with 2 egg whites, added the broccoli and scrambled it up. It made my eggs green Sam I am! Topped with some Laughing Cow. This was excellent.
After a late night of work, John and I went out for coffee. Decaf skim latte (the ‘why bother’ drink). With a touch of honey and nutmeg.
It’s finally supposed to be cooler tomorrow! I have been wanted to make some biscotti, so maybe that will be my chance.
Question: Do like tunes when you work out?