Happy Hump Day! Sort of. When you work 6 days, where is the hump exactly? Guess that would be tonight. Anyhoo, I decided to chance the gray skies and bike to the gym. First I quaffed a protein beverage:
Then headed out.
The air in the gym was all wavy from the amount of testosterone today. It was kind of funny as there was a group of 8 young men and one was obviously the ‘leader’ as they all followed him around the gym like chicks after a mother hen. I was not going to let them intimdate me out of free weight area, either. I made sure to scrub down everything really well that I used before I touched it. There was so much testosterone around that I didn’t want to grow anything unwanted…
|Barbell split squats||3 sets of 10 with 65# bar||Lower body|
|Dumbbell Chest Press||3 set of 12 with 20# DBs (40# total)||Chest|
|Seated Lat Row||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Back|
|YTWL||3 sets of 4 (each letter) with 8# DBs||Shoulders|
|Cable Squat-to-Row||3 sets of 12 at 50#||Full body|
|Horizontal Wood Chop||3 sets of 12 at 20#||Core|
|Seated calf raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Arnold Press||3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs (20# total)||Shoulders|
I notice I did 2 shoulder exercises today. Ooops. That’s what happens when there are so many people in the gym that you forget where you were.
I biked home to brekkie and some protein waffles!
Topped with a little honey fluff. I’ll get a recipe post of this up. It’s life changingly good. I put it in the recipe book, too (which is almost done).
Lifting Move of the Week: Cable Squat-to-Row. I have posted this before a long time ago, but I do love this move. Short on time? Work the entire body with this. You could also do it at home with a resistance band around a door knob (or something to that effect).
I love how the weight on the cable allows me to get all the way down for the squat. Today I did lighter weights and more reps and it got my heart rate up. It’s sort of like doing the rowing machine only standing. Obviously an older video with the longer hair 😀
Workie, workie! I am getting much faster with job #2 as I get more and more familiar with the doctors. That makes the days a little shorter that way. It’s a good thing.
Took a lunch break for some greek yogurt and cereal!
One serving of Newman’s Own Sweet Enough cereal on the bottom of this bowl. Dang a single portion size is so tiny. This is why I don’t have cereal with just milk as the serving is too dinky. I like to bulk it up with yogurt and fruit.
Payday for one of my jobs was today, so I socked that right towards the new bike. Just a little more craziness and I might make it. I had a latte for a snack, plus a couple of these.
Think I am going a little crazy? You wouldn’t be incorrect.
One thing I have noticed in all of this is that I am really not stress snacking. I would say I am proud of that, but to be honest I just hadn’t noticed I was not snacking and was not consciously trying to avoid it. Maybe that is pride worthy in itself…
Another fast dinner.
The baked crab cakes I use are Smart Option brand, which I believe is a store brand for Hannaford. This is one of those things that I kind of close my eyes on the ingredients. The nutritional stats aren’t bad, and they are inexpensive – hence they enter the house for quick meals. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.
I am posting from Starbies tonight. Needed a break, so after I got most of my work done, we are here now and I can internet and catch up on emails and blog stuff.
This bush is outside. Does anyone know what it is?
Plus I snagged half of one of John’s chocolate grahams. Most times he doesn’t mind me taking some of his dessert, as long as it is too many bites