It’s Monday! I actually had more time off than expected as work was really slow yesterday, so I could spend more time with family instead of at the computer. Of course, that means I need to work extra during the rest of the week to make up for that unless I use PTO. It was so good taking a rest day yesterday, too. My legs needed it. I was so ready to hit the gym this morning and headed on out to bike and realized it was really cold LOL! I found out later it was about 35 degrees…. Serves me right for not checking the forecast.
I was cold when I got to the gym, so I had to jog on the treadmill for 1/2 mile before hitting the weights (normally I use the ride as my warmup).
This week’s goal is more reps with less weight to work different muscle fibers:
- Chin ups: 3 sets of 2
- Barbell stiff-legged deadlifts: 3 sets of 12 with 65#
- Push ups: 3 sets of 10
- 1-point dumbbell row: 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs
- Dumbbell french press: 3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs
- Dumbbell plie squat: 3 sets of 12 with 30# DB
- Decline sit ups: 3 sets of 10
- Good mornings: 3 sets of 10 with 45# bar
- Lateral raise: 3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs
Then I jogged another 1/2 mile on the treadmill before biking, just to even things out LOL!
Breakfast was custard oat bran topped with PB and strawberry jam. A classic:
Slow start to the work day, so I was able to help John in the morning with the business, since *that* was busy. If I have freenhours to fill, I will find a way to do something 🙂
Lunch break was a simple leftover reheat of Easter food. Ham, creamed potatoes and I got a veggie in there of carrots. I also noted that I somehow did not take a picture of lunch. Not sure how that happened….
My mom brought over an interesting thing to try that I had with the afternoon latte.
Have you tried these Special K fruit crisps? They taste just like pop tarts, only crispier. Kind of fun. Of course, I love blueberry anything….
Dinner time was more easy simple food of an microwaved egg/egg white puff with feta cheese (takes about 1.5 minutes in the microwave) with broccoli and an anjou pear.
10-minute meals. Take that Rachael Ray! It was so nice today. Started cold, but it got up to about 70, so decided to go for a walk tonight. I met a new friend on the way:
He was ultra friendly and had extra toes like Pixie! Maybe they are related. It wouldn’t surprise me.
You can see all the buds on the trees coming out now:
Also my sedum are coming up. I love how they look like brussel sprouts in spring and then broccoli by fall
Looks like someone lost a kite!
I would love to fly a kite. I don’t know if I ever have. I have watched people fly them.
I feel like this week is busy already. I have avoided list making because I don’t want to get overwhelmed (hello avoidance??). I have a review to do of Gym in a Bag this week, too – neat product!
I need to do more work tonight and try to stay out of the nut butter jar! While I didn’t eat horribly yesterday, it wasn’t great. I think I stretched my tummy out a little bit 😳
Question: Have you flown a kite?