Lifting Move of the Week

Lots of rain rolled through last night.  We needed it, too.  It cleared up for me to bike to the gym, though.  I first had a slice of bread with some nut butter on it as my pre workout snack  (okay, a little chocolate  fluff on there, too).

The routine:

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Close-grip lat pulldown 3 sets of 10 at 60# Upper body
Barbell Squat 3 sets of 8 at 65# Lower body
2-point dumbbell row 3 sets of 10 with 25# DBs (50# total) Back
1-leg dumbbell deadlift 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total) Hamstrings and balance
Reverse crunches 3 sets of 12 Abs
Incline DB chest press 3 sets with 10 with 20# DBs (40# total) Chest
Kickbacks 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total) Triceps
Face pulls 3 sets of 10 at 30# Shoulders

After that, I hopped on the treadmill. I ran 2 miles. I was going to do 3, but I was feeling a wee bit tired, likely from the blood donation yesterday, so I called it after 2 miles and biked home.

Lifting Move of The Week: The 2-Point Row. This is from the New Rules workouts. It is pretty much a dumbbell row at a bent angle instead of with a horizontal back. The other arm is behind the back, not sure why. Possibly to keep the shoulders from drooping. Or maybe just to be doing something with the arm other than let it dangle there.

Slow down Lori!! Geez! 🙄

I was really sweaty because of the run and the return of the humidity, after I biked home so I decided on a cold brekkie today.

Kind of looks like a typical lunch for me, doesn’t it? LOL

Got right to work.  Job #2 has released me from QA after only a week, so I can now work as much as I want.  I need to start thinking of ramping that one up and moving the other one down.  Need to make sure there will be enough work at job #2, though.  Sometimes you just never know.  In the MT world, it can be feast or famine.

Lunch time and I got to try a new find:

Have you seen these yet?  I put it on an scrambled eggs.

Very good.

Here is a funny picture of Pixie.  She has this  ear hair that is really long and curls naturally.  Reminds me of a older professor from  graduate school  – you know what I mean?

She needs a barber.

Afternoon snackage was some chocolate:

Plus iced latte goodness:

This is decaf for a change.  My latte blots out John from the background.  :mrgreen:

I’ve been doing really well on the not snacking while fixing meals, but gosh darn is it hard for me!  I mean really, really hard.  21 days to break a habit and I have 2 down.  I almost nibbled at the chicken that I was cutting up that was part of my dinner portion, but I am trying to break the habit altogether of snacking, so even if it is supposed to be part of my meal I have made it off limits.

It was worth the wait for the giant BBQ salad!

John was gunning for best hubby of the year today by stopping by a farm stand on his walk and bringing me a pint of blueberries 😀  Now I can make it until Friday.

This post is late tonight because we actual were out being social!

More decaf.  Watch I won’t sleep tonight.  I am already thinking about the bike and bagel breakfast tomorrow morning.

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21 thoughts on “Lifting Move of the Week

  1. Janna

    That toast looks yummy…I feel like I could ALMOST taste it!

    I am totally coming back to check out the move of the week as soon as this back and neck mess is cleared up!

    Have you gotten to try any of the other new laughing cow flavors? I LOVE the blue cheese one…YUMMY!

    Good job on the no snacking!
    .-= Janna´s last blog ..Dear Janna… =-.

  2. Kimberley

    Nice triceps Lori!

    I think John is a shoe-in for the big prize! He sure does seem like a special man.

    Your cheese pizza had me thinking pizza tonight, so I made a crustless one. It was good.

    Glad things are working out with the new job!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Ouch! =-.

  3. Shelley B

    Oh how funny – I was writing part of my Friday mishmash post today and I have a picture and taste review of that same LC cheese!

    Re your 2-point dumb bell row, I don’t think you are going too fast. Good form – that’s one I haven’t done.

    Thanks for the fluids advice – I think you are the only person who answered my question so far. Guess it’s still the over-eater’s guilt in me that makes me question myself when I plow through anything.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Wednesday Workout Update =-.

  4. Leah

    Old college professor…. LOL I had a high school English teacher that it reminded me of. 😀

    I also tend to snack while cooking. I try and eat berries or something, but I may have to do a 21-day no snacking project as well. We’ll see…. Good for you for two days!

    For what it’s worth…I hope I look as cute as you in your workout stuff when I reach goal.
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Maintaining and Goals =-.

  5. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Either my trainer told me, or I read somewhere, that the behind-the-back dormant arm is indeed to help keep the shoulder up and the back straight.

    I actually *forgot* to do my rows today. Really. That’s not just an excuse! 🙂
    .-= Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Living in Abundance =-.

  6. debby

    I’m wondering what the ‘two point’ means. I like doing rows, and somehow they have escaped me recently. I like it when you post move of the week. I always watch it and try it.

    Hmmm. Snacking when I ‘m cooking. I’ll have to pay attention and see if I do that.

    Yumm to the bbq chicken salad! guess what I’m having tomorrow. already got the chicken thawing.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Quilt Show =-.

  7. Amy

    Only two more workouts on Level 1 and I get to do some different MOVES! Looking forward to that and being able to look up some of the exercises on your blog. Good idea to eliminate snacking while fixing dinner – I do this too, and I am tempted to try your 21 days not doing it. We are going on vacation for a week – that might be a good time to try it out.
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Outside the box and into the dreaded back room =-.

  8. Fran

    We do have that cheese here in Holland but don’t know if we got this flavour, I never buy this product.

    I never snack when I’m cooking dinner, should be glad about that as I have so many other bad habits 😆

  9. Tish

    Your account of your day inspires me. All the yummy, nutritious eating, the exercise and your nice hubby. Your kitty is very cute and I love the professor thought–ears and eyebrows–what is it about old men???

  10. Sandi

    That bread looks so yummy! I’m addicted to blueberries too. Reading about your bike rides has motivated me to go bike riding. It’s been so hot here, 100+, so hubby and I got head lights and went out after dark. Made me a little nervous, but it was fun.
    .-= Sandi´s last blog ..Learning to trust yourself =-.

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