More lifting progress.

Boy howdy it was hot last night!  We didn’t think to put in the window AC unit and it was 85 yesterday, which meant the bedroom was stifling hot.  Ugh.  So, not the best night’s sleep.  Humid this morning, too.  After quaffing my protein drink, I headed out to the gym.

15 minutes on the stationary (3 miles).  Then the iron:

  • Deadlift/row combo:  3 sets of 10 with 45# bar
  • Dumbbell squats:  3 sets of 8 with 10# DBs
  • Chin ups:  4 sets of 1
  • Barbell chest press:  3 sets of 10 at 55#
  • Face pulls:  3 sets of 15 with 20#
  • Crunches:  3 sets of 15
  • Hammer curls:  3 sets of 15 with 12# DBs
  • Good mornings:  3 sets of 10 with 30# bar
  • Overhead triceps press:  3 sets of 15 with 10# DBs.

Assessment:  Couple exciting things – I did squats with weights for the first time in about a month.  I do find that I tend to lean to the right because of the weakness in my left leg, so I have to be really careful not to do that or I will end up with a huge right thigh LOL.  I actually tried the 15# dumbbells, but couldn’t quite do it.  I also did full chin ups for the first time in a month.  I lost a wee bit of strength on these, as evidenced by the single sets, but I am pleased that these do not hurt to do now!  Yay!

Even though it was pretty warm and humid this morning, I decided to have oats for breakfast.  When John shopped without me a few weeks ago, he got quick cook oats instead of rolled ones, so this bowl looks funny.  Pumpkin oats topped with nutzzo and the last of the maple cream.

In my new bowl!  I don’t know why clear dishes and cups are so appealing to me, but they are.

I have to tell you, my leg is driving me crazy today.  I am having phantom itching now.  I still have the numb spots on my knee and my inner calf.  Those spots itch now, but when I scratch them, I can’t feel that – so the itch never goes away.  I had this some yesterday, and more today.  Maybe this means the feeling will come back soon.  I have been rubbing my leg, because I can’t tell how hard I am scratching those spots and I don’t want to break the skin.  This is fun – I told John it’s like spinning the sciatica symptom wheel to see what comes up for the day :mrgreen:  It’s always something different.  I do like variety at any rate…..

Lunch time with its lame accompanying photo:

Lunch eaten at the computer  – guilty as charged.  Tuna wrap hidden in there.  We didn’t really buy enough fresh fruit for me this week (we kind of shopped in a hurry yesterday), so I went with applesauce.

Who’s ready for chocolate??

As much fun as I had working Storm yesterday, I am a cat person at heart.

Dinner time.  John cooked up pork and chicken for the week, so I had trouble choosing, but ended up with pork 😀

I love anjou pears.  I decided I don’t like the green pears as much.

Done with work and will be going out to work in the garden a little bit.  Or possibly out for coffee as John got the scooter running for the year, vroom, vroom!

Question:  Do you ever eat at the computer (or somewhere not at the table)?

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25 thoughts on “More lifting progress.

  1. Laura I.

    When I had issues with sciatica, I used to get something that felt like a icy-hot water/pins and needles feeling running down the side of my legs to my feet. Hope you’re spared that! Sounds like you are making awesome progress, though.
    .-= Laura I.´s last blog ..Boxing and Tire Flips? Who, Me? =-.

  2. megan

    Yep. All the time. At the comp. On the sofa. As I explained to the baby-sitter. We’re trashy. We eat on the sofa. Don’t know why. I was raised better.

  3. debby

    I have to make a concerted effort to NOT eat at the computer. Trying to pay attention to my food while I eat. But I used to always eat with the tv on, so same thing, I suppose.

    I had pork tonight too, and custard oats this morning. Twinsies again!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..The Plan =-.

  4. Amy

    I never eat at the computer (crumbs!) but sometimes I will drink my post-workout smoothie while updating my blog. I do often have a cup of coffee at the computer though (like right now). Good job on the lifting!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Most Wobbly Treadmill EVER! =-.

  5. Joanne

    I eat everywhere. In fact, I should vacuum more than I do since there are probably crumbs everywhere – that includes the bathroom upstairs since I’ve been logging longer running miles and having to intake some carbs before my early morning run.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Working Discoveries =-.

  6. Jody - Fit at 52

    So excited for you that the workouts are coming back! YAHOO!!!! As for that itching & such.. not so fun.. UGH!

    I just love that pic of you & Pixie – a happy couple!

    I actually have my post workout food right here at the computer before I head back for some sleep. I hate to say but I almost always eat other then the table BUT I don’t eat more because of it.. probably less since I am not in the kitchen area! 🙂
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52 ´s last blog ..Opportunity Knocks or Does It =-.

  7. She-Fit

    OMG, I always eat at the computer or in front of the TV. I was reading an article once that stated people eat less when they eat at the table. I just can’t help it… it’s so much better in front of the computer 🙂
    .-= She-Fit´s last blog ..Vitalicious VitaTop Giveaway =-.

  8. Karyn

    Yum! a tuna wrap sounds like the perfect thing for me for lunch today too. 🙂 Even with the baby carrots, there’s a bag full in my fridge.

    Sciatia symptom wheel–that’s funny. LOL

    Awesome weights workout. For some reason, I absolutely hate hammer curls! I would so much rather do extra ab crunches than hammer curls. 🙂
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..Part of the anger and hatred… =-.

  9. Ang

    Embarrassed to admit I never eat at the table. In fact my husband uses the table for soldering and computer repair! lol! I eat breakfast and lunch at my desk at work and dinner on the couch. We do have TV trays. Classy, eh? 🙂
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Soylent Green, Jogging, and Millet. =-.

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  11. Jess

    Nice job on the chin-ups! I can’t do one unassisted yet but that’s my goal! As for deadlifting, love it. Glad to see that women are doing those too. Probably one of my favorite exercises that I don’t see ladies do enough of. Keep it up!

    As for attune, man, that looks good.
    .-= Jess´s last blog ..The Matrix Guide to Running =-.

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