Happy Wednesday. Seriously, where does the time go? I had a somewhat restless night of sleep last night. Could be the party, or the caffeine, or just hecticness (my new word). I was up a little early and just went off to the gym. I did a little warmup and then kind of a random strength workout. I didn’t want to push the muscles too much (as I will explain below).
- Chin ups: 2 sets of 2, 1 set of 1 (almost 1 )
- Cable squat to row: 3 sets of 8 at 60#
- Bent over reverse fly: 3 sets of 10 with 10# dumbbells
- Incline chest fly: 3 sets of 8 with 20# DBs
- Lunges with a bar: 3 sets of 8 with 40# bar
- Horizontal wood chop: 3 sets of 8 at 40#
- Reverse lunge with forward reach: 3 sets of 8 with 8# DBs
Then I did the treadmill with a walk/run combo. Here is a video of me doing the squat to row. I love the dead lift/row, but this one is becoming a new favorite as well. I love that I can do an ass-to-the-grass squat this way. Again, full body move! Note that I am tipped back a little bit because I can’t stand fully upright or the weight pulls me over.
This is a great move for balance work as well.
I went home and got John moving for bagels. He forgot it was bagel Wednesday, can you believe it? 😯 I was totally ready for this:
A little over toasted, but still good.
Okay, so I teased you last week about saying something was coming up for me? Well, last November, a magazine emailed me after finding my blog and wanted to do a success story on me. I emailed back and forth with a lot of information and then I didn’t hear from them again. Well, while on the cruise (why did everything happen during that time, anyway???), I got another email that they wanted to go ahead and use my story. Lots of coordination and freaking out later and I have my photo shoot on Thursday! Ahhhhh!!!!! The story should run in the May issue, if all goes according to plan. I hope I didn’t jinx anything by talking about it LOL. I edited this to take out the name of the magazine until it runs.
Can I tell you that I am flipping out about the photo shoot? 😯 😯 😯 With it being winter and all, we have to go to my tiny gym and see what we can come up with, although we are both game to doing a little bit outside if possible 😕 An NYC photographer is probably going to laugh herself to death when she gets up here….
I was told to wear well-fitted clothes to show off my body. Omg – can I even tell you how nervous this makes me? It’s one thing to put myself on the blog, but another in a magazine. They said no patterns, so the trisuit is out (wah!). Of course, that leaves the sweatstained long sleeve shirt or the droopy short sleeve one (in video above) LOL. I am frantically trying to shop for a new outfit because they said to bring several. Hello budget…..
For the Dr. Oz show I was totally comfortable. This photo shoot puts me waaaaay out of my comfort zone. Way, way out. I am totally excited, nervous, self-conscious, and proud all at the same time. And I feel like I need to lose 10 pounds by tomorrow!
Hopefully I will have some pics as I have my sis and possibly John coming with to keep me calm.
Could the month of February be any more packed with stuff? It has been insane!
Still have to eat, though. Been eating some leftovers from the Mardi Gras party! Chicken poboy and some cantaloupe:
I’m off to dog training class (which I am totally clueless about) and then frantic shopping before the mall closes!