Well, we did not get all of that snow predicted! Or it just was slop and melted fast, so no shoveling needed to get to the gym…. phew! 🙂
Warm up of 10 minutes on the stationary bike.
I decided to change up the strength workout this week by doing lighter weights with higher reps:
- Chin ups: 1 set of 3, 2 sets of 2.
- Barbell squats: 3 sets of 8 at 85# (okay, not really lighter on this one)
- Seated lat row: 3 sets of 15 at 45#
- Horizontal cable wood chop: 3 sets of 15 at 30#
- 1-legged dead lift: 3 sets of 15 with 15# DBs
- Push ups: 3 sets of 15
- Reverse crunches: 3 sets of 15
- Prone cuban snatch: 3 sets of 15 with 8# DBs
That took forever. I forget when you do exercises that are on each side that a set = 30 reps. D’uh. And I stuck 2 of those in there!
Then I got on the treadmill for walking and a bit of running interval work. I was humming along on one of the older treadmills. You know the ones where it just sounds ‘clompy’ when you are on them? I was already feeling a little self-conscious about that. There was a man next to me on another one just walking. I started doing some run intervals and all of the sudden this guy’s treadmill just cut out. I didn’t think too much about it, and he fiddled around and restarted. Well, next time I boosted my speed – his treadmill cut out again! I would like to think it was coincidence, but it was likely getting jostled from my running, and there was a short circuit in the cord. (We already have been told to not run on that particular treadmill until they get some new part for it). Anyway, he got on another one and I heard him talking to the staff about how it kept cutting out whenever I ran. I know it was not meant in any disparaging way, but I had face-flushing flashbacks to my overweight childhood (and adulthood) days where those kind of remarks were made to hurt and tease. Any of you know what I mean? There are times when I wonder if those old hurts are ever going to heal. I’m 41 for Pete’s sake.
Anyway, I was a starvin’ Marvin when I got back after that workout! I was thinking waffles on the way home, and John already had the wafflemaker out! Woo Hoo! I hurried and made these:
Protein Waffilus Giganticus.
No holiday for me today, had to work. It was a little on the slow side, so I got my google reader cleaned out in the early afternoon. Lunch was some of the red beans and rice from yesterday tucked into a tortilla. With hot sauce!
That was a bit of overload on the fiber. This was a smartcarb tortilla, plus the brown rice, plus the beans! D’oh!
I have been fighting the snack monster, too. Had a bowl of chocolate with pretzels, cause you know I love my sweet/salty combos!
I went out and munched on pretzels a couple times, too, as the afternoon wore on. One of the challenges of working at home 😀
We have a lot of food in the house now, and there were so many choices for dinner! We need to start thinking about using stuff up before our vacation (12 days and counting….). I decided on a sweet potato with lauging cow, broccoli and chicken!
A mish-mash combo for sure, but tasty. I am so into the sweet potato/laughing cow!
You all know how I love New Rules of Lifting? Well – check out this podcast with Cassandra Forsythe! I am downloading this to listen to on my run tomorrow. Stumptuous.com is also a great site for getting strong with no BS!