Glad you all liked our 100-mile recap! I worry sometimes about my posts being too long. I have a certain threshold of length when I read that I try to not cross when I write (does that make sense?). I think that is why my writing comes across as truncated sometimes.
Anyhoo, I decided to lift today, but not do a whole lot of cardio. My legs felt good, but still wanted one more day off from running and I didn’t necessarily want to bike a long distance today (wonder why??).
I did bike to the gym, though. It’s only 2 miles, so no biggie 😀
|Stiff-legged deadlifts||3 sets of 10 with 80# bar||Lower body|
|Close grip lat pulldown||3 sets of 10 at 50#||Back|
|Dumbbell Chest Press||3 sets of 10 with 20# DBs (40# total)||Chest|
|Barbell split squats||3 sets of 8 (each leg) with 55# bar||Lower body|
|Captain’s Chair||3 sets of 10||Abs|
|YTWL||3 sets with 10# DBs (30# total) 4 reps of each letter||Shoulders|
|Kickbacks||3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Triceps|
|Lower back extension||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Lower back|
Then I walked for a bit on the treadmill and headed home. My bike computer seems to be on the fritz for some reason. Maybe doing the 100-mile ride burned it out LOL!
I was ready for food when I got home. Why I can still eat a hot breakfast in hot weather is beyond me, but there you go. I have been craving pumpkin lately, too, so I dipped back into my stash to make some pumpkin cream of wheat.
Topped with almonds and crystalized ginger. Yum!
I had the Tour de France on this morning while working. It was live, too. I cannot believe how many crashes there have been so far in only 3 days! It’s scary. An exciting tour so far. While I am rooting for Lance Armstrong for the sake of Lance, I really am rooting for Andy Shleck. He showed true heart today to totally crash and be injured, and then keep going through all of that pain. That is some real fortitude.
Lunch break and I was back into the blueberries!
Along side some scrambled eggs topped with laughing cow and some pasta salad leftover from the picnic yesterday.
Work has been surprisingly busy yesterday and today, so the days have gone quick. I was really trying hard to pay attention to hunger signals today. I was sort of hungry around the usual latte time, but I was trying to figure out if that was schedule hunger or real hunger. I waited half an hour and decided it was hunger. I made myself a cold latte today (my barista was out). I had measured out my milk and poured the espresso over it. It looked so cool!
I would have thought milk would float on top since it has some fat in it, but I guess not!
Pixie came down and laid on the floor as soon as she heard me turn on the AC. She can sometimes seem like a very smart kitty. 😀
We are at the start of that heat wave here. Phew!
John had gone grocery shopping and picked up the breaded clam strips I like so much. He offered to cook them on the grill since he was doing a burger. They got a little crispy… as did my broccoli.
The only thing that wasn’t burned was my kiwi. 🙄 Gotta love it.
Truth 1 – All of us have suffering in our lives (being overweight)
Truth 2 – We can identify the cause of our suffering (poor diet, lack of exercise, etc)
Truth 3 – Realizing we can put an end to our suffering (obesity is not a life sentence)
Truth 4 – There are ways to end our suffering (Mindful eating)
Kind of neat analogy, don’t you think?
I did snack on some cashews while dinner was cooking because I was hungry, but I really should have waited 10 minutes until the food was ready. That is a habit I really need to break. I am going to try very hard to pay attention to hunger signals tonight. If I am hungry later than I normally eat, I will have something. The heat might make my appetite funny the next few days, but we will see.
Question: Tour de France follower?