Lifting move of the week

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  It was a gorgeous day today.  I biked to the gym today for my lifting.

  • Rail squats:  3 sets of 10
  • Dumbbell chest fly:  3 sets of 1o with 15# DBs
  • Chin ups:  4 sets of 1
  • Dumbbell pullover:  3 sets of 10 with 25# DB
  • Pushups:  3 sets of 10
  • Reverse crunches:  3 sets of 10
  • Nosebreaker:  3 sets of 15 with 20# bar
  • Cable biceps curls: 2 sets of 10 with 30#

I am going to try to do more video of me doing a different strength move each week.  Today is me doing the dumbbell incline chest fly.  This is a great move for the chest muscles.  While it looks like your arms are doing the work, it is really the chest.  You want to initiate the move with your pectoral muscles.  You want to feel a stretch across your chest when you open your arms, and a contraction when you bring the weights together.  This can be done either flat or inclined.  You can also vary where your arms are a little.  Mine tend to drift upwards a bit.

John met me at the gym, and we biked to breakfast.  He chose where we went today, and he picked Maude’s!

I love this sign:

I had 2 eggs over medium with home fries and toast.


I love eggs.  I know you were all expecting a bagel today!  They don’t have them at Maude’s.  Well, they do, but they aren’t made there.

Biked home and got to work after a quick shower.  Somebody got on my lap right away:

Lunch time:

Tuna salad and the extra loud Sun Chips :mrgreen:   Those have to be kept up high, btw.  I snacked on a few out of the bag before putting them on my plate.

I am still having an attack of the snacks today.  Sometimes that just happens.  I don’t feel guilt about eating anymore, but that doesn’t mean I am not disappointed at some of my food choices yesterday and today.  Like the cookie dough:

Which I had more of, too.  Accountability!

I finished up work around dinner time today and made a classic broccoli and chicken stirfry!

Always good.  It was such a nice evening that I did a good amount of work weeding out the side garden bed.  It’s ready for mulch now.  I made the big mistake of skipping the mulch last year and had so many weeds!  I am also going to purchase some astilbes for the side, probably from Bluestone Perennials.  I love their plants.

We then walked down to the ice cream place and I got a small malt made with peanut butter soft serve.  This was so good.

I really need to eat clean tomorrow.  I wanted to lose 3 pounds in May, and this is not a good start LOL!  I need to kick my own butt back in gear.  Come back tomorrow and see my clean eats 😀

Question:  Do you want to see more Move of the Week videos?

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18 thoughts on “Lifting move of the week

  1. Shelley B

    I saw the bag of Sun Chips at the grocery store today and had to go test out the “crinkle” factor – you are right, the new ones are noisy!!! Left them at the store as I am not good with having chips or crackers in the house.

    I love your workout videos! I am still feeling my chest press from Monday – across the chest, so that’s good. Similar to what you showed only I was lying on a flat bench. I never realized that your (mine) bosom heaves so much when you do the movements!

    Pixie – “I’m SO tired!” Cuteness!!!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Belt Help, Please… =-.

  2. John

    I couldn’t stop at one piece of cookie dough. I’d have it all gone so like all my other old snacks they stay at the store! No voice on the video? It’s always fun trying to imagine a voice with the writing and pic of a blogger.

  3. Amy

    Yes! It is a big help to see those moves done – sometimes I just don’t get the explanation in the book even if there are a couple of pictures! So thanks for posting those videos!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Most Wobbly Treadmill EVER! =-.

  4. Jan

    I have been a reader of your blog for a month or so and just love it. First time comment from me 🙂 Yes, keep posting your videos please. It is great to see how the exercise is to be done correctly.

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

  5. Karyn

    I love your videos. So please give us more! 🙂

    Chicken, broccoli stir fry, yum! Good thing I don’t live near you or you would have a constant dinner guest! LOL.
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..Hurry up! =-.

  6. megan

    I always feel silly doing the chest flys. The premade preproportioned cookie dough is dangerous. I always eat way more than I would cooked cookies.

  7. Carol

    I love the videos. It’s so cool that you can bike to places in your town. I love in a subdivision off a busy highway and would be terrified to bike on it.

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