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:
|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.
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)?