Lots o’ lifting

Woke up to a cooler morning in the 60s and cloudy, so it was a nice bike to the gym. I actually did not eat a snack because I thought I was just going to be doing a 30-minute lift session with no cardio (for a rest day). I probably should have had something.

I got to the gym at 6:50 am and there was not a soul there! I was shocked as there have been a lot more people there lately. This is one of the good things about a small local gym, though. That meant that I could take a bunch of videos of myself for the lifting move of the week (lucky readers!), as I won’t do that if anyone is there working out. Then I did my regular lifting routine:

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Stiff-legged deadlift 3 sets of 10 at 75# Lower body
Barbell split squats 3 sets of 10 at 75# Lower body
Barbell chest press 3 sets of 10 with 55# bar Chest
Close grip lat pulldown 3 sets of 10 at 50# Back
Horizontal Wood Chop 3 sets of 10 (each side) at 30# Abs
Barbell Good Mornings 3 sets with 10 at 55# Low back and hammies
Upright Row 3 sets of 10 30# Shoulder
Triceps press down 3 sets of 10 at 30# Triceps

Dang I was tired when I was done.  I think I made 8 videos of various moves. Ended up doing about an hour of lifting, which was way more than I have done in a looooong time. My upper body was shaking while I biked home.

Needed breakfast STAT! Banana custard oats topped with cashew butter and some pomegranate jelly that was gifted to us.

And a loverly beverage:

Got started with work right away and had the Tour on.  Poor Andy Schleck!  I know that there is no fairness award, but I swear that Contador would pitch his mother off the Eiffel Tower to win.  If he does win the Tour by just a bit, it will be tainted, so he had better rack up about a 5 minute lead.  The boos and whistles when he put on the yellow jersey were quite something.

Lunch break!

I bought some roasted red pepper hummus the other day, so I mixed that with some tuna.  Yum!  Plus a wonderful plum.

Regarding how long I will be working 2 jobs, that is really up in the air right now.  With the 2nd job, I am sort of being moved to different accounts and I really want to settle into a home account and make sure there is enough work for me to do full time.  As of right now, there is not enough and I do not want to give up job 1 until I know for sure I have enough work.  Only time will tell.

Latte break!  The temp was cooler today (relatively), so I had a hot latte with protein added, plus a couple squares of Lindt.


Look at this cherubic face:

They always look so sweet and innocent when they are sleeping.  Kind of like kids….

John grilled some burgers for dinner, and I almost burned my broccoli today.  Must pay attention when cooking!  This is a 3 oz burger.

Where’s the beef??  It wasn’t even big enough for my laughing cow wedge….  This is why I don’t eat ground beef very often, even though I do like it.

After dinner, I decided to take a walk since I wasn’t doing any other cardio today.  It’s still warm out, but not blazingly hot – so have to take advantage of that when I can in the evenings.  Also got caught up on weeding.  Yay!

Evening snack of a blueberry cornbread muffin.  I will post the recipe tomorrow with the toaster oven review.

Question:  What do you mix your tuna with (if you eat it)?

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21 thoughts on “Lots o’ lifting

  1. Lisa

    I put a tiny bit of light mayo, yellow mustard, salt and pepper, carrots, raisins and shredded pickles. Yum!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Yogurt =-.

  2. Pubsgal

    Wow, red pepper hummus and tuna? Now that’s different! Sounds tasty, too!

    I mix a little mayo (I like mine on the dry side) or a combo of mayo and olive oil, green onions or chives and celery (if I have them). And then I empty out the spice cabinet and give a shake or two of just about everything green: thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage, celery seed, basil, tarragon. And a little lemon pepper, regular pepper, and garlic. No wonder I’m the only one who likes my tuna salad!

    Pixie sure is cute!
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  3. roxie

    I caught a bit of the tour while I was at the gym. Poor Andy is right!

    Adorable Pixie pic! I, too, love a good burger. Had one over the weekend, but should have remembered to order it without cheese, as it was too big as it was!

    Great job on the lifting today. Wow!
    .-= roxie´s last blog ..One Thousand Posts =-.

  4. Shelley B

    Woot woot for more workout videos! I’m glad that you can do these – always fun to see. Sometimes I wish I could video what I’m doing to check my form…today I was doing planks, and the mirrors are too high to see what I look like…although I’m sure Linda would have corrected me if I was really off.

    Don’t eat tuna, but that picture of Miss Pix is sweet!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Mishmash – and Sof Sole Winner! =-.

  5. Desert Agave

    Hmmm. Maybe I need to get more creative with my tuna. I put in a dab of light mayo, some pepper, and that’s it. I do load up the bread with wasabi mustard though. That gives the sandwich a nice kick.
    .-= Desert Agave´s last blog ..Saved by a Run =-.

  6. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I usually mix my tuna with some chopped apple, sweet pickle, boiled egg whites (one guess where the yolk goes. :)), celery or celery seed, and a dab of Miracle Whip Light, with a dab being about 1/2 tablespoon. With nice juicy tomatoes, I don’t need anything more.

    Okay, so now I know what I’m having for dinner tomorrow night. 🙂
    .-= Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Table for One =-.

  7. Sarah

    I agree with you about Contador. He is such a jerk! I can’t stand him, and I really hope that the rumors he and Schleck will be on the same team next year are false. I could barely stomach the thought. What would be the point?
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Wisdom from the Counselor =-.

  8. Kimberley

    Pixie is so sweet!

    Can’t wait to see all the lifting videos.

    I mix my tuna with olive oil mayonnaise, chopped onion (white, green or red, whatever is handy), chopped pickles, sea salt and cracked pepper.

    When I still ate bread, I used to love tuna melts…but alas, gluten free bread does not move me.

    The pomegranate jelly looks really good. I love pomegranates.
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..My Week Update 28 and Week 29 Goals =-.

  9. Fran

    You’ve been very active for what you call a rest day 😆
    The only thing I do on rest days is take the daily walks with Bella.

    The muffin sure looks great!

    Going to find out now what happened in the Tour yesterday.

  10. Jody - Fit at 52

    Honestly, that cat is such a cutey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to sleep like that! 🙂

    Great workout for you! No pics or videos allowed in my gym so…. I sneak a pic every so often for the blog as you have seen.

    I mix mustard & some no salt seasoning in my tuna.. maybe a smidge of sweet pickle relish!

    OK, I cannnot wait for that muffin recipe!!!!!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Negative Self-Talk Mean Words Will Not Make You Slim! Happy Bday Emily! =-.

  11. Vee

    I actually had tuna last night. I like it as tuna salad… with mayo, pickle relish and onion. Sometimes boiled egg if I haven’t already eaten one that day. Liked your hummus idea tho. We’re having either hummus or falafel tonight (it’s greek night). Yum! Check out my new stats at my tiny url … I lost inches!!! http://tinyurl.com/28f3ueq Vee
    .-= Vee´s last blog ..Fat Arm Blues =-.

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