Lifting Move of the week and biz-zay!

If you haven’t checked out some of the comments on the IE/ME post, you should. They are interesting! I think they really are 2 different approaches to eating.

It was still hot this morning, but not too bad for riding to the gym for my workout.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell squats 3 sets of 8 with 65# bar Lower body
Dumbbell pullover 3 sets of 10 with 25# DB Back
Push ups 3 sets of 10 Chest
Decline sit ups 3 sets of 10 Abs
Upright row 3 sets of 10 with 30# bar Shoulders
Cable squat to row 3 sets with 10at 60# Full body
Bench dips 3 sets of 10 Triceps
Barbell Good Mornings 3 sets of 10 at 55# Lower back and hammies

Strength Training Move of the Week: Upright Row. This exercise is for the shoulders.  You basically just pull the dumbbells or bar up to about your chin.  You want to try to not raise your shoulders up to your ears doing this. Also keep your elbows up and don’t let them drop down or you won’t be working the shoulders.

Please note the lovely tan lines I have from all that biking (yes, I wear gobs of sunscreen).  I really need to work on slowing down my reps.  Note I also figured out how to edit the video so you don’t have to see me turning on the camera and getting into frame!

Then I biked home for breakfast.  Too busy to go bike for the usual bagel on Wednesdays (wahh!).  Of course, we are actually going to be moving bagel day to Thursdays anyway most likely.   I’ll be biking there tomorrow, though, rest assured.

Instead, I had some pumpkin cream of wheat.  Totally craving the pumpkin again, which is weird since it sure doesn’t feel like fall.  Wishful thinking maybe?

I did let the bowl sit for a bit and cool down well.

Started work early because of the amount of stuff to do right now with John gone.  Mid morning hunger hit, and I decided to have some blues!

I also had the Tour on muted while I worked (muted0.  I almost never have the TV on during the day except to watch Jeopardy during lunch, but cannot resist live Tour TV.

Speaking of lunch, I broke for lunch when I was hungry, which ended up being about 20 minutes before I normally break for lunch on a time schedule.  Another cool lunch.  Like yesterday only with blueberries instead of strawberries:

We have worked our way through 3/4 of that big bucket of blueberries from Friday.  Of course, I shared with family, but a good deal ended up in my tummy 😀

I had phone training this afternoon for my new job.  Mostly just how to use their specific platform.  Right before training started, I made an iced latte to drink during it.  This is our little cheap espresso machine:

Mr. Coffee.  It’s functional at least.  This is cooled espresso.  I put some milk and ice in a glass, then slowly pour in the espresso:

That makes the pretty layer.  It’s just to look at for a moment, because I stir it up to drink.   Served with a mini dark chocolate mint cup from the fridge!

I did some work for my new job for a while.  I am limited as to how much I can do because they need to audit everything I do line by line at first, just to make sure all is okay.  I’ll probably be released from QA in a couple days.  Then I went back to the  other job and did more work there.  I started to get really hungry an hour before dinner, so I decided to have a pear:

Cold and refreshing straight from the fridge.  This heat is making me want smaller, more frequent feedings.

Took a break for dinner.  I was not horribly hungry, but I have a busy work night tonight ahead of me still, so it was time to eat.

I was going to have a nice cold salad, but my lettuce decided to get soupy.  Ick.  So, I just had the chicken with some sauteed brussels.

I am keeping up so far, but I have at least 2 more hours of work to do tonight, plus some order packing for the business.  I am going to take a break later for some banana soft serve.  Nana is already in the freezer!

Maybe John will bring me a nice present from Atlantic City for doing all this work 😀

Question: Have you ever worked 2 jobs?

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15 thoughts on “Lifting Move of the week and biz-zay!

  1. Alissa

    I worked two jobs once- about 60 hours a week. This was in the summer time, trying to save money for my first year of college. I had no life at the time, so it worked out well. lol Your blueberries look delish!
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..My First 5K =-.

  2. cammy@tippytoediet

    I’ve worked two jobs for short periods of time, but the job I had for the past 23 years required massive amounts of overtime at various periods, so I never did the two-job thing for long.

    I did push-ups and squat/rows today too! 🙂
    .-= cammy@tippytoediet´s last blog ..Sweet Heat Relief =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Workouts are non-negotiable items in my life. I’ll shave off internet time and TV time before I mess with my lifting 🙂

  3. sophia

    I think one job already is plenty! Can’t imagine juggling two! But I supposed being a student can count as a “job” too?
    I crave pumpkin everytime, no matter what season it is! Haha!

  4. roxie

    I’m on a blueberry kick, too. Mine are not fresh-picked, alas. I am going to have to try the pumpkin addition. Hmm, I might just go get some tonight!
    .-= roxie´s last blog ..Failure Stinks =-.

  5. South Beach Steve

    I have worked multiple jobs. In fact, I work a very busy job now along with running a computer repair business now. It wears on me quickly, especially if both endeavors are really taxing.

  6. Shelley B

    I had to laugh at your comment on my post today…sometimes I wonder why I subject myself to such craziness, but then I catch a glimpse of my bicep or feel my legs getting stronger and then I remember. 🙂

    You are crazy busy, lady! And no, I’ve never worked two jobs (unless you count motherhood and a part-time job) – shoot, my dream would be to not work at all! Can’t someone just pay me for reading and writing blogs? 😉
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Wednesday Workout Update =-.

  7. Jody - Fit at 52

    Holy cow those blueberries look awesome!!!! I want some! 🙂 I have my frozen ones but those look beautiful!

    When I was working real life jobs after college, they were always corporate & long hours so no time for a second job.. and like you, the workouts were never negotiable.. I always did them no matter how many hours I worked!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..What Decision are You Going to Make =-.

  8. Sagan

    I adore blueberries!

    I tend to generally have a couple jobs (my regular receptionist job at a vet clinic, plus writing the health column for a local newspaper), in addition to my own “projects” (more freelance writing). It means that I’m busy ALL THE TIME, but I kinda like it 🙂 I’m sure glad I’m not in university anymore, though… doing that in addition to a couple jobs is just far too much.

    Loved your post on IE/ME eating.

  9. Fran

    The coffee looks delicious!

    I have never worked two jobs, didn’t have to because I always have earned good money with 1 job. And as much as I love working (36 hours a week) my free time is more precious to me.

    I like your reaction that your lifting comes first. This is how I’m going to approach my workouts too next week when I’m back to work.

  10. Leah

    The only time I worked two jobs was when I had to work full time outside of the home once. Working full-time and being a wife and mother of three is two jobs in my opinion. It was rough, but we made it through. I’m grateful I don’t have to do that anymore.

    I definitely think you deserve a treat for doing all the business work. 😛

    Very interesting comments about IE/ME.
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Plodding Along =-.

  11. John

    I’ve worked 2 jobs before but not at the same time which unless I’m wrong is what you’ll be doing?

    “plus some order packing for the business” maybe I should search back for the answer but I’m lazy so….what business do you guys run?

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