Happy Monday! It was nice to take a little bloggy picture break yesterday. Don’t worry, I ate healthy 😀
Today started Stage 7 of New Rule of Lifting. The final cut. Each day will be different for the next 2 weeks.
- Barbell squat: 1 set of 8 at 45 pounds (warmup), 1 set of 8 at 65 pounds, 1 set of 8 at 85 pounds
- Static lunge with rear foot elevated: 2 sets of 15 with 25 pound plate, 2 sets of 15 with no weight
- Push ups: 4 sets of 15 (man style!)
- Romanian deadlifts: 4 sets of 15 at 65 pounds
- Bent over barbell row: 4 sets of 15 with 20 pound weights
This was a kickazz workout! Holy cow! I reduced the weights to start with because of the higher reps, but had to drop the plate (not literally 😉 ) on the last 2 sets of lunges. Plus, the rest was 30 seconds between sets, so I was breathing hard for this workout. Raise your hand if you think I am going to feel this tomorrow!! I had better feel 60 push ups!
Gorgeous day outside. Came home to some pumpkin Cream of Wheat topped with cranberry sauce and a sprinkle of toasted pecans:
Slow work day in the morning, so I took advantage and cleaned the bird feeders and put out a suet cake. Someone else decided they wanted to investigate….
Lunch time! Egg salad along with half a grapefruit.
I haven’t had grapefruit in forever, but they were on sale. You know how I love a bargain!
We couldn’t resist playing some hooky this afternoon and going for a bike ride! You can’t let a 65 degree day in November pass you by without spending some of it outdoors. Did 15 miles. My back started to hurt a little bit when we stopped on a hill and had to start going up again. It twinged a little for most of the ride, and then the last 1/4 of the route was misery! I don’t know what I did to it, but it sure hurts. Hope it will be better tomorrow. It was a bummer to end the ride on that note. Maybe there is another bike ride somewhere before winter?? 😕
I soothed myself with a post ride snack:
Dinner was quick because I didn’t feel like doing much. Clam strips, broccoli, applesauce, and a few pieces of pan fried sweet potatoes that John cooked up.
Tonight is finishing up work (due to the hooky bike ride!) and then MNF – Go Broncos!! I’ll be joined by these 2 (one of whom won’t be watching the game 😛 )
Question: Do you have bird feeders?