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).
|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.
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.
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.