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It’s Friday! I do have to work some today. Well, I don’t have to work, but I will be picking up a couple hours to make up for Monday not working from Jury Duty.
Pre-workout snack: Crunch!
Went outside and it was like swimming – so humid! I cannot remember the last time I felt this type of humidity (maybe Japan?). Although it is not hot temperature wise, thank goodness. Biked the 2 miles to my gym.
Here is a stealth shot of part of the free weight area. The color is funny because all the equipment is purple, but doesn’t show. It’s right by the big windows, too.
Did Stage 4B today:
- Wide grip deadlift: 1 x 8 55 pounds, 1 x 8 65 pounds, 1 x 8 70 pounds
- Bulgarian split squat: 2 x 8 25# plate, 1 x 8 35# plate.
- Underhand grip lat pulldown: 2 x 8 60 pounds, 1 x 8 70 pounds
- Reverse lunge with forward reach: 1 x 8 8 pounds, 2 x 8 10 pounds
- Dumbbell prone Cuban snatch: 2 x 8 8 pounds, 1 x 8 10 pounds
- Ab circuit (crunches, reverse crunch, lateral flexion) 3 x 8
- Prone cobra: 3 x 2 minute holds
I tried to challenge myself today on a couple. I increased the last set of the split squats to a 35# plate. Then I used 10 pound dumbbells for the last 2 sets of the forward reach. This is hard. I then did one set of the snatches with 10 pound dumbbells. Gosh that is so hard! Funny how adding 2 pounds on each side makes a huge difference. Then I walked on the treadmill for a bit and biked home. I have to say that I love how close this gym is to home. It saves me so much time, plus I get a bit of workout biking there and back.
Made protein pancakes for breakfast topped with maple banana topping:
I used a frozen banana for this and it was runnier than than fresh, so not sure I’ll do that again.
Relaxed a bit and ate a somewhat early lunch. Grilled chicken with Lauging Cow spread on a wrap (I just wrote warp LOL).
Did a little work, then headed down to see my nieces in a sing/dance performance. I can’t believe I forgot my camera! I had it right by my bag, but not in my bag. They were cute as buttons with the singing and dancing, too. Storms blew through, but no relief from the humidity.
Came back and did a little more work before dinner. John cooked up a couple burgers.
We used Ezekiel bread for buns as we are out of sandwich thins. I had mine open-face, which is weird for a burger, but oh well! And an apple. John is the apple king, but give me berries! I can’t wait to go apple picking this fall. I love tart apples, this one was too sweet for me. John likes the sweet ones. I love Granny Smiths and Pink Ladies.
Post dinner,we were going to stop at a new cafe, but they were closed when we got there. John and I seem to have that problem. Places always closed. Have to wait on that, so stopped at Cool Beans instead for a coffee and a raspberry bar. Yum!
Now back home and I have Sweeney Todd from Netflix to watch. Mmmm… feel like some pie 😀
Question: Tart apples or sweet apples? Have a favorite type?