Strength training move of the week and bagel nosh.

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.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
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?

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23 thoughts on “Strength training move of the week and bagel nosh.

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  2. Shelley B

    I wish we could workout together, too! You would like my group – it’s a lot of fun (when they are not killing us, lol – but even then it’s fun). Videotaping yourself is a great idea for a form check – shoot, I got a lot out of seeing my pictures!

    That yellow bird is so pretty! Great shot.

    And as for my obsession, it’s Red Mango frozen yogurt…the manager even calls me by my first name when I go in!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Wednesday Workout Update =-.

  3. Fitcetera

    My obsession right now is cabbage with onion and Canadian bacon. I can’t seem to get enough of it. Also, Greek yogurt with whatever … pumpkin or heated jam. I just love the stuff. Coconut anything is right up my alley. That malt must be pretty delicious.

    I haven’t seen any Goldfinches in about a month but I’ve got a yard full of stray cats that might be chasing them away.

    What a great idea to video yourself working out.
    .-= Fitcetera´s last blog .. =-.

  4. John

    If there wasn’t so much salt in it I’d be going through a lot of Frank’s right now. As it is I try and keep it in check.

  5. debby

    Yes, darn it! Frozen yogurt in the original tart flavor. I just stopped on my way home from work (again) which is a very bad habit. And even when they don’t have the original tart flavor, I still get something. And today, my frozen yogurt maker came in the mail. Well, at least if I make it, I will know what is in it.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Persistence =-.

  6. Ex Yo-Yo Debbie

    Hi Lori!

    Since you are a bagel lady, have you ever had bagels from St. Viateur in Montreal? They are world-renowned! Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations) has even gone there on his show.

    Latest obsession? This is NOT going to sound good, but mine is not food-related but a drink. Lately, I have developed a taste for margaritas. Luckily, I have none of the ingredients at home, but when we go out, it’s the first thing I order. Delish!
    .-= Ex Yo-Yo Debbie´s last blog ..Let Me Entertain You(149 lbs) =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I am so there! We are going to Montreal this summer and I am going to look this place up for sure, thanks! 😀

  7. Robin/Orlando Turtle Runner

    Loving the video idea. 🙂 And yes, I agree: the expectations of the blogosphere are a bit overwhelming, though I often find myself wondering in the middle of my day, “I wonder what so and so is up to ….” It’s definitely a network, and one I most enjoy ~ as evidenced by my nightly blogging and often, early morning logins!

    My obsession right now? Definitely soy & wasabi almonds. OMGosh!!! In fact, I had to start measuring them out for portion control. Yikes!

    I’m with Shelley – let’s get together and work out! What fun we’d all have!!!

    Have a great day, Lori! HUGS from Orlando!
    .-= Robin/Orlando Turtle Runner´s last blog ..Wednesday Winner – Meet Lisa! =-.

  8. Joanne

    Muscle Milk Lite Protein bars are my latest obsession. I love the sweet and chewy and have my self convinced that since they are labelled
    “Protein Bar” that it’s good for me. I’m acutally not sure they taste much different than a Snickers (without the nuts) and I don’t DARE compare the nutrition. What if I find out that MML is actually a Snickers in desguise?! 🙁
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Winner of the Reese’s Day Package =-.

  9. Sara

    Hi Lori,
    I’ve been lurking for awhile- really enjoy your blog. I had to smile when I saw your peanut/chocolate chip combo. My all time #1 favorite dessert is peanuts/chocolate chips/raisins. No kidding- I would rather eat that than ice cream, pudding, cake, pie, cookies, what have you! So I guess that’s my obsession. My husband calls it my ‘gorp’. 🙂

  10. Debra

    I got the go ahead to get back in the gym with very light weights. I’m so excited. I’ve missed lifting very much.

  11. Fran

    That bagel looks delicious as does the muffin. I’ve got those days too, mostly on days when I’m tired like yesterday. I just want to eat then: bad, bad, bad I know but still haven’t found a solution to handle that.

    I have no obsession right now, never have either.

    As for your question on your post before this: I use Google reader to stay in touch with the blogs I read.
    .-= Fran´s last blog ..MOVED! =-.

  12. Pubsgal

    Current obsession? Salted, roasted pecans. Much to my husband’s chagrin, I pick them all out of the mixed nuts. I’m trying VERY hard to resist making a TJ’s run to get some.

    Oh, and I also love the cappuccino from this little coffee place near (but not too near) where I work. (It’s near the place where I get my hair done, so I got my “fix” this morning.)

    And I *love* peanuts and chocolate chips, too; I’m glad I can still have them in moderation. Definitely a fan of the salty+sweet here. When my best friend was an au pair in France, she said that the kids she took care of thought Reese’s peanut butter cups–with that salt/sweet combo–were gross.
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Weekly Update, 5/12/10 (The Screamingly Busy Edition) =-.

  13. cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Current obsession: salsa. I have it every single day.

    I do need to add in the dumbbell pullover now and then. I used to do it on the balance ball, and since the benches are usually occupied (men, sitting), I’ll probably have to do them on the ball. That’s okay. My core’s going to be awesome someday. 🙂
    .-= cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Crisis in Memphis =-.

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