Some great comments on the blogger role model post from yesterday. I loved all the insights. Thanks for saying I am a role model. I don’t know as I really meant to ask that specifically, but the post title kind of did that. 😀
I woke up to cloudy gloom today. I decided against biking because rain was supposed to be imminent and not ready for new bike and rain yet. Gotta at least pay it off first, right? I got to the gym and ran 1.5 miles on the treadmill to warm up, going between 5.5 and 6.1 mph. It felt pretty good.
Then the iron. Again, lower weights and increased reps:
|1-arm dumbbell row||3 sets of 12 with 15# DB||Back|
|Dumbbell Incline Chest Fly||3 set of 12 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Chest|
|Plie squat||3 sets of 10 with 30# DB||Lower body|
|Planks||3 sets of 90 second holds,
(3rd one I touched down briefly)
|Seated French Press||3 sets of 15 with 10# DBs (20# total)||Triceps|
|Seated calf raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Stiff-leg deadlift||3 sets of 12 with 65# bar||Lower body|
|Bent lateral raise||3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs (20# total)||Shoulders|
Then I got back on the treadmill for 1 more mile. I almost stopped at 1/2 a mile because my legs really were having trouble running after lifting, but then they got used to it…. sort of. Reminds me that I need to start brick training for the duathlon coming up in October.
I had a hankering for chocolate when I got home, so I made some banana custard cream of wheat and topped with peanut butter and tiny mini morsels. You get so many more of these per serving than regular chocolate chips. The power of surface area. My eyes love that!
My tummy loved it, too. Num.
Working hard today. Crunch time to pay off the bike! I should just need a couple more weeks of this and then back down on one of the jobs. I keep saying that, but maybe I mean it this time 😉
For your entertainment, here is Pixie being active and playing. She is playing with a bread tie -proof that you don’t need expensive cat toys – (so why do I keep buying them??).
Lunch time brought out an oldie, but goodie. Toast with laughing cow, chicken and fruit spread.
I know it may sound weird, but this is a good combo. Some of the pear/cranberry jam I made last night. Who knew that making jam was so much fun? I think I see a few holiday gifts this year. 😀
Note the waffle cut carrot that snuck into my bag of baby carrots. Someone must have been asleep at the switch.
John made me an afternoon latte:
And I had a couple of these to go with:
We got a phone call that our windows are ready and they are going to be installing them mid next week. It will take them 2 days, since there are so many windows. I am not sure quite what I am going to do, as I really need quiet for transcription. Construction does not = quiet. I can work from the library or Starbucks, but not sure I really want to do that for 8 hours. Will have to see. Excited for the new windows, though!
Dinner time. We got some more Smart Option crabcakes, I had kind of forgotten that these existed until I saw John put them in the cart.
Paired with broccoli and a pluot. The genius of cutting these up. My hubby is so smart 😀
More work tonight, and some Monday night football! 17 days until official kickoff! My Broncos jersey is ready and waiting to come out (I won’t wear it for preseason).
I will be having a little dish of this that we got with our free coupon for donating blood: