Happy mid week! It was fro yo last night, btw 🙂 It was nice and cool this morning, to the tune of 58 degrees when I biked to the gym! Awesome! I decided to have a few more carbs with today’s preworkout snack instead of more protein, so I had a Balance bar (210 calories).
I got to the gym and had a fantastic workout.
|Barbell deadlifts||3 sets of 8 with 80# bar||Lower body|
|Chin ups||2 sets of 2, 3 sets of 1||Upper body|
|Dumbbell fly (flat)||3 sets of 10 with 20# DBs (40# total)||Chest|
|Planks||3 sets of 75 second holds!||Abs|
|Pliet squat with dumbbell||3 sets of 8 with 40# DB||Legs|
|Dumbbell Shoulder Press||3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Shoulders|
|Nose breakers||3 sets of 10 with 25# bar||Triceps|
|Seated calf raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Seated lat row||3 sets of 10 at 40#||Back|
Whew! I am almost up to pre-injury deadlift weight. I was at 95# before, so getting closer!
Today’s Lifting Move of the Week: Nose breaker! Also called the skull crusher, both of which are cool names and make you sound hard core The key to this exercise is to move your arm from the elbow only, because you want to isolate the triceps muscle. It takes a lot of concentration to do that, and to not drop the bar onto your face (hence the name). My arm does move a little, which is what I try to work on for this exercise.
Sorry for the video quality here. My tripod is on the fritz and I this was the best set up I could do. You don’t need to see the top of the bar anyway. I don’t really think you should be seeing any light at the small of my back. The funny thing is, I keep my abs pulled in to keep my lower back from arching, but I actually have a somewhat indented lower back, so maybe that is normal. You can even see it when I stand.
I was nicely tired after that workout, finishing just in time for John to pull up to the gym for our bike to breakfast! The path was nice and quiet this morning. I was happy to see this sign:
Oh yes. I had a sunflower seed bagel with cream cheese and a giant coffee!
We sat indoors today because of how chilly it was outside. Then we biked home. The ride home felt so good because I had eaten breakfast. Funny how that food and fuel thing works, isn’t it?
Must be vacation time for doctors. Work has been spotty at best today, which I am not fond of. We have 12 hours to finish our line requirement, but I like to work straight through most days (you know, kind of like a normal job). I don’t always appreciate having to go back and work after dinner because there was no work available during the day. Maybe it really is a good thing I am taking on this 2nd job.
Lunch break included an egg/egg white scramble with laughing cow and lots of hot sauce! I would have cut into it to show you, but it would have gotten to messy.
I am going to go blueberry picking this Friday! Yay!
So my goals for June were as follows:
- Enjoy my birthday (the 5th). Done and done!!
- 70 mile bike ride. Done! It was hard, but we did it.
- Read more books. I got out several books from the library, but didn’t finish 2 of them because I didn’t like them.
- Run a race. Done!
- Go sugar free for a few days during the month. Done. I did 4 or 5 days. It is a good practice to do, I think.
- Note I am not making a weight loss goal this month. Scale stayed put.
I have been doing some reading on intuitive/mindful eating recently – and does it not seem to be in the forefront of the blogosphere right now? Sometimes I think the internet is like the collective a la Star Trek. Resistance is futile. Anyway, this is going to figure into my July goals that I will outline tomorrow.
Random afternoon snackage:
Dinner time was the classic Lori salad!
I have to say that I eat a lot of chicken. I am always surprised at how much chicken we go through.
After some more work after dinner, John and I headed out to Starbucks to relax. That is where I am posting this from, too!
That’s a decaf coffee, just so you know! John is reading Agathie Christie while I type. Funny how I was quite the party girl in college, and now I like to sit in cafes and drink coffee and surf the web.
Question: Did you have any goals for June, and if so, how did you do?