Chilly night last night, but I think we avoided the frost. Cold May so far! I biked to the gym after bundling up… brrrrr….. The gym was surprisingly busy today. I was unable to do my chin ups because somebody camped out in the squat cage and by the time he finished, I was near the end and couldn’t do any 😀
|Barbell deadlift||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Lower body|
|Dumbbell flat chest fly||3 sets of 10 with 20# DBs (40# total)||Chest|
|Straight arm pull down||3 sets of 15 at 40#||Back|
|Horizontal Wood chop||3 sets of 10 (each side) 20#||Abs|
|Stationary Lunges||3 sets of 8 each leg (body weight)||Legs|
|Upright row||3 sets of 10 with 30# bar||Shoulders|
|Kickbacks||3 sets of 15 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Triceps|
|Incline Hammer Curl||3 sets of 6 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Biceps|
|Seated calf raise||3 sets of 15 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Calves|
|Close grip lat pulldown||3 sets of 12 at 50#||Back|
I just added an extra upper body move to replace the chin ups. Not happy with the stationary lunges. I could do one side fine, the other side I needed to support my weight because of leg weakness. Think I will still leave the split leg stuff for a while still. Good strength workout today.
Then I biked home. Took it easy on cardio today with 60 miles of biking under my belt from the weekend. Trying to listen to my body!
Fall inspired breakfast, for whatever reason! Cream of wheat cooked with 1.5 tsp of molasses, pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 cup of pumpkin. Topped with 5 toasted pecans and crystalized ginger.
This week starts MT appreciation week. I received this from my employer:
I think I would rather have a raise :D. I sort of got a kick out of this, because it almost is like saying we will work for peanuts with the little elephant. I doubt anybody in management thought this way, but it is how my mind works….. Sometimes I really wish I could talk more about my job because there is a lot of interesting stuff that goes on, but HIPPA regulations prohibit that, and I am not into that fine that would be levied.
The last can of tuna for a while. I mean it this time. LOL! I’ll have to get omega 3s elsewhere….
Then there was snack time with my latte. More of these on sale.
For as cold as it started today, we sure warmed up in a hurry to the upper 70s! I finished up work and took a walk. Then came back to John getting the grill hot. He cooked up chicken for me – yay! I sauteed brussel sprouts and cut up some left over sweet potato in there. Pretty good.
A fairly uneventful day. Evening snack while watching more of the Tour of California tonight, rain and all. Plus a snack!
Tomorrow is a giveway – so stay tuned! Looks kinda like this:
I might attempt some running tomorrow if the outlook seems good….