Did another lifting routine today. I need to sit down and sketch out a program to follow for a few weeks. I tried another chin up – want to see? I actually shot this video just to show John, but I’ll share it with you, too! Couple things: this was shot with the camera tipped up on a bench (which makes me look taller 😀 ), so it looks like I am up on the bar already. I am standing on a milk crate to get up where I can grip the bar without having to jump up, so my arms are a little bent. This is also my “I’m at the gym and unshowered” look, so you are forewarned!
Chin up and over the bar! WooHoo! My baby chin up! I’ll make a better video in a few months when I can do 3 in a row with a full hanging grip 😉
I am not sure how to stop the swinging, as that is really, really tiring on the arms to try to stop. That’s why I can’t quite do 2 chin ups.
Rest of workout:
- Barbell squats: 3 sets of 8 at 85 pounds
- 1-arm dumbbell snatch: 3 sets of 8 at 20 pounds
- Reverse lunge with forward reach: 3 sets of 8 at 10 pounds
- Back extension (on machine): 3 sets of 8 at 100 pounds
- 1-point dumbbell row: 3 sets of 8 with 20 pound dumbbells
Then it was some treadmill walking. John had started walking to the gym and I picked him up partway and we went off to breakfast. As you know, Wednesdays are one of the bagel days, but apparently one of the cafe workers hadn’t show up, so the other person was unable to go pick up bagels! They were out! It was okay, though – I had this instead:
Oatmeal with nana and raisins (go iron!!) and brown sugar. It was quite tasty, although not my bagel.
Regarding Pixie’s foray into the catnip – here she is in hangover mode:
She has absolutely no shame……
Lunch today was quick with yogurt, protein powder, strawberries, and cranapple granola:
Ornament of the day:
As you know, we are big Broncos fans. We used to live in Colorado and were there at the time of John Elway’s first superbowl win! It was pretty exciting. I got this as a stocking stuffer for John one year. It’s always a little weird to see dated ornaments. Makes you realize how time flies by.
No accidental vegetarian day today, as I remembered to thaw out some chicken 😀 Had a waffle sammie with it! Yummers. Plus sauteed brussel sprouts. I am beginning to actually love brussel sprouts. What is wrong with me??
I need to look into some indoor camera lighting since all dinner pictures are now at night! Love that appetizing yellow hue….
So, I have been working an extra hour a day starting this week. The nice thing about working based on productivity is that you determine how much you make per hour. I use word expander software, so I have increased my productivity enough that I finish a normal 8-hour line requirement in 6.5 hours. So, I was just doing other things. I have decided to work an extra hour each day and do more lines to make more a little more money. My company does not consider that over time, unfortunately. They just appreciate it LOL! So, I guess that is me being more efficient and productive for one of my goals this year.
Gingersnaps! Okay, multiply this picture times 3 😳 Good thing they are gone now.
Question: What is your favorite cookie?