What a refreshing morning! The humidity is gone and I actually needed a light jacket biking to the gym today. Felt so good to breathe cooler air! I decided on weights only this morning and did a good workout.
|Stiff-legged deadlift||3 sets of 10 at 80#||Lower body|
|Dumbbell Pullover||3 sets of 10 with 25# DB||Back|
|Leg Press||1 set of 10 at 50#
1 set of 10 at 70#
1 set of 10 at 90#
1 set of 10 at 100#
|Barbell incline chest press||3 sets of 8 at 55#||Chest|
|Horizontal Wood Chop||3 sets of 10 (each side) at 30# total||Abs|
|Front Raise||3 sets with 10 with 8# DBS (16# total)||Shoulders|
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Nosebreakers||3 sets of 10 with 30# bar||Triceps|
|Biceps cable curl||3 sets of 10 at 40#||Biceps|
I actually worked biceps today, how about that?? Funny side note here: I was doing the nosebreakers with the 30# bar, and I think a young guy (maybe 18) was watching me. A little bit later, he goes to do nosebreakers with the 30# bar and then had to go get a lighter one LOL! At least he didn’t try to stick it out and injure himself.
Biked home, really enjoying the non humidity and decided that I wanted the pumpkin cream cheese thing I had last week!
Delicious, although I used leftover egg whites from regular eggs instead of liquid egg whites and had some chunks in there. John is making pumpkin ice cream and used up the yolks!
Steady work at both jobs today and good dictators, so life was good. Except for the one doc who was eating while dictating and she was just smacking up her food while talking. That was really gross. Nothing like having someone chewing in your ear….
Lunch time! Egg sammie with some tomato/mozzarella laughing cow.
This had a nice seasoning to it, and definitely a stronger flavor than the chipotle one. I still added hot sauce, though.
I was thinking about that race the other day. Although I normally don’t do this, I sometimes find it very hard not to compare myself with others. I feel that people are so much better than I am at so many things. With running, they run faster, they run more, they improve faster. People who recently started running and already are faster than I am after 2 years of practice or are running really long distances. On bikes, people go so much faster than I do (okay, I probably have the mileage…). It was the same way losing weight, too. I have always been a turtle with losses. There are people who started after I did and are at goal. People who lose multiple pounds in a week, you know the drill.
I know that this is not a way to think. I know that. But those thoughts are there. Sometimes I don’t know how to get rid of those thoughts because I am not in competition with anyone and I never have thought that I was, so I don’t always understand why I even notice what others do. I really love how far I have come and the things that I can do now that I never would have been able to do 100 pounds ago and I am very proud of that. I do strive for more, however, and maybe that is where that comes from? I really can only be in competition with myself and can only compare against what I have done in the past. I don’t really have negative thoughts about myself (I don’t do negative self-talk), but sometimes I just feel…. inadequate maybe? I am not even sure that is right, but it will do.
Moving on. I decided not to have a latte today (gasp!) and instead had some dark chocolate and more blueberries for my afternoon snack. Yay!
Then I finished up work with my working buddy:
She is glad I have the netbook because that means there is more room for her in my lap!
One of my finds at the farmer’s market was patty pan squash.
These were just too cute to pass up. I decided to incorporate them into dinner. I dipped them in egg whites and crushed Uncle Sam cereal and pan fried in a little coconut oil. They were pretty tasty. Will do a GVE post on these tomorrow.
It is such a gorgeous night that I will be going out for a walk and then having an evening snack!
Question: Ever tried patty pan squash?