Happy bagel day! Otherwise known as Wednesday. Seems like those of us who use a blog reader can get overwhelmed by the number of new posts. Isn’t it funny? Supposed to be enjoyable reading, and yet there seems to be some pressure to read everything every day.
I woke up a little late today, and I felt tired. Maybe it was the bike ride? Don’t know. I had a protein shake and drove to the gym because it was sprinkling out. Warmed up on the stationary bike first.
|Seated Lat Row||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Back|
|Dumbbell squats||3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs (20# total)||Lower body|
|Chin ups||1 set of 2, 3 sets of 1||Upper body|
|Barbell chest press||3 sets of 10 with 55#||Chest|
|Planks||3 sets of 1-minute holds||Abs/core|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 with 30# bar||Hammies/low back|
|Arnold press||3 sets of 15 with 10# DBs (20# total)||Shoulders|
|Bench Dips||3 sets of 10 with body weight||Triceps|
Strength training move of the week is on I did on Monday. The dumbbell pullover. Link to video. This exercise works your back mostly and a little bit in the chest. You need to be on a bench for this and not the floor. Otherwise, the weight will crash into the floor behind your head. I tell you this from experience, and it is pretty shocking when it happens LOL! You want to keep your ab muscles in tight with this to keep your back from arching. Then lower the weight over your head.
The nice thing about videoing myself is that I can see corrections that I need to make in my form. (You all are free to give me suggestions, too.) You don’t have to make the weight go so far forward over your hips. Just to perpendicular starting position is fine. My back also pops up a tiny bit. It’s hard to keep it down! I really like this exercise a lot.
John met me at the gym and we headed out to bagels. Went to Cool Beans. I got a blueberry bagel:
Looks a little anemic, doesn’t it? It was very small, as was John’s, so we got a small blueberry muffin and split it. 😳
Kind of the start of an “I can’t get full day.” I get those about every 3 days or so. I have no problem for a few days, and then it is like my body wants a refeed day. I have decided to go with that a little bit, as the scale is drifting downwards still. Maybe I am onto something here.
Lots of work to be done. We have been really busy as of late, which is a good thing, although they start cracking the whip a bit to the slackers, which means the rest of us have to hear that, too. We all know what that is like, right?
Lunch break! There was chicken, laughing cow, and hot sauce on 1/2 of a lavash. I like the lavash better than the smart carb wraps for sure.
Somebody else was eating lunch, too:
Love the gold finches. They are so cute 😀 I have the camera sitting at my chair, and I just use the zoom to get these shots. There are times when the feeder just is full of birds, so it is easy to snap the pics. The feeder is probably about 5 feet from my chair.
Snack time with a latte:
Then I got snacky again and had some of this while I finished up with work:
I love the sweet/salty combo…. sigh.
Ate dinner a little later than usual and felt somewhat uninspired, so I dug in the freezer for another crab cake to bake.
My hot sauce bottle is almost gone. I think I am embarrassed about how much hot sauce I have eaten lately. Maybe my herniated disk is asking for it?
After John and I did a little fly lady, we walked down to the ice cream shop because I was still in pursuit of food. I got a small malt with coconut soft serve. I think these are my other addiction now. Good thing we walked there and back!
Served with the world’s tallest straw.
So, just like last week, now that I have had a refeed day, tomorrow will be much cleaner eats.
Question: Do you have an obsession right now?