Up bright and early today and biked to the gym. I was there by 6:30! That is 1/2 hour earlier than I normally am there.
I hopped on the treadmill with the intention of only doing 1.5 miles, but it really felt good, so I kept going. Ever have that happen? I was doing 5.5 to 6 mph and ended up with 3 miles. I never run that much before lifting. Oooops.
|Seated lat rows||3 sets of 12 at 45#||Back|
|Lying leg press||3 set of 10 at 100#||Lower body|
|Incline Chest Fly||3 sets of 15 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Chest|
|Horizontal Wood Chop||3 sets of 10 at 30# (each side)||Core|
|Good mornings||3 sets of 12 with 35# bar||Hammies and lower back|
|Arnold Press||3 sets of 15 with 10# DBs (20# total)||Shoulders|
|Nosebreakers||3 sets of 15 at 20#||Triceps|
I was pretty tired at this point. Even though I had a protein drink before leaving the house, I was really hungry!
Came home and made custard oats topped with almond butter and honey fluff (recipe coming soon).
Can I just say “wow?” I actually had to get up and walk away from breakfast for a minute because I was eating too fast (being mindful!).
I got to work early, as the window people were coming to start the big installation. Hot day to do it, too. Poor guys.
Lifting Move of the Week: The Horizontal Wood Chop!
This is for your core. The object is to use your core muscle to move the weight, not your arms. Keep the lower body still. Lighter weights allow you to use your core and not the arms. To do this at home, just use a dumbbell and go along the same path.
Lunch time and the house was getting warm because of the AC being unhooked. Nothing like no AC on a 90+ degree day, right? I wanted a cool lunch:
Greek yogurt, Uncle Sam’s, and berries! It was very good. Although, I was still a little hungry after this, so I had a Luna Bar.
New flavor to me and I liked it.
Since the men were moving into my work area with window taping (not to mention I was getting too hot!), I moved upstairs to sit in air conditioned comfort while I worked. Since we have a 100-year-old house, there is lead remediation to be done. Windows barriered on the inside:
With a latte.
The downstairs was done by dinner time. How exciting! Old windows. These windows were 100 years old with the original rope pulleys and wavy glass (some broken).Not all of the windows even opened:
And yes, our neighbor’s house is that close to ours on that side.
New windows are tilt ins, E-glass and insulated. I’ll get pictures of those up tomorrow. Happy, happy! This will make a world of difference with our heating bills this winter. I am just dorky enough to be excited about cleaning the windows now. I couldn’t do the upstairs ones from the inside before.
Dinner was a scrambled egg open faced sammie.
Gonna need more bread soon. One thing I have done, which you probably might have noticed, is increased my bread consumption in the past couple of months. That is a result of all of this bike riding I am doing and I am adjusting the diet to include more carbs.
Tonight involves a trip down to see my niece for her 11th birthday and have some cupcakes! I’ll try to just have one.
Question: Are there any moves in particular you would like me to video?