Lifting Move of the Week Roundup

It was a nice cool morning today.  It had rained, so the air was fresh.  I decided to do a run outside today.  No lifting today, so I didn’t need to go to the gym.  I hit the pavement for a good 3 mile run.  It felt good.  Once the long ride is done this weekend, I am going to do more running because I have to start training for the duathlon!

I was hungry when I got back.  Pumpkin can had been opened earlier in the week, so I incorporated that into breakfast.

Pumpkin custard cream of wheat topped with crystalized ginger and burnt toasted pecans.

Conference call at work today.  Sometimes I worry about my job with this company.  Another reason why I took on the other one.

Lunch break was standard.  I need to do some different stuff for lunches.

So, since I am not lifting anymore this week in a taper down/rest week before my big ride this weekend, there is no lifting move of the week today.   However, I thought I would take a moment to link to all the videos that I have done so far in case there is one that you have missed 😀 As always, feel free to comment on my form (good or bad), as I am not a trainer or anything.

Arnold Press Stiff-leg Deadlift YTWL
Barbell Deadlift Dumbbell Pull Over Incline Chest Fly
Cable Squat to Row Prone Cuban Snatch Captain’s Chair
Horizontal Wood Chop Face Pull Barbell Chest Press
Close-Grip Lat Pull down Nosebreaker Upright Row
Reverse lunge with single dumbbell

Youtube was being funny tonight, so hopefully these links will work.  Dang – I have done a lot of these!

Afternoon snack!

I like these bars.  They are the store brand organic bars.  Simple ingredients and 150 calories.  Not much protein, though.

I was feeling an omelet for dinner!  It came out perfect.

Filled with sauteed broccoli and feta cheese.  Yum.  And a bowl of fruit on the side:

I laughed at some of the comments yesterday about me putting cinnamon on the cantaloupe.  I put cinnamon on pretty much anything, but not normally melons.  It’s just this cantaloupe was so blah.  Not sweet and pretty tasteless, which was a bummer.

John did some clothes shopping tonight with a gift certificate.  The store was in Saratoga, so we headed down and decided to go out for coffee for a change 😳

This is Saratoga Coffee Traders:

Comfy and casual.  Plus free wifi – so I am blogging while enjoying my latte:

They do an awesome latte here.  So, so much better than Starbucks, but Starbucks is only 7 miles from home whereas this place is 15+ miles away.

And just in case you really wanted a video today, here is Pixie doing what she does best – napping!  I woke her up for you.

Don’t you love how I can get my hand in her stomach and she doesn’t even care?  I would do a Facebook page for her, but her status would always be sleeping.….

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15 thoughts on “Lifting Move of the Week Roundup

  1. Tish

    Love the broccoli omelet. No, I can’t still be hungry. I’ve already eaten. I’m glad you’re tapering for your ride this weekend. I’m hoping the weather is going to be PERFECT for you, but I’m still worried about those hills. Yikes.
    .-= Tish´s last blog ..Bike Holiday- Continued =-.

  2. Susan

    Hahaha, yeah most cats freak out when you do that to their stomachs! I know, because I do it to other cats all the time 😉 I’ve already decided that I’m coming back as a cat in my next life. I think I could deal with tossing toys around and napping in the sun all day…
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Beer- Bread- Burgers- Ohmy =-.

  3. debby

    Oh that’s a really nice reference to have all those videos in one place. Thanks for doing that. I am going to bookmark this page.

    I haven’t had pumpkin yet this year but today feels like fall. Maybe for breakfast tomorrow!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..FOWL MOOD =-.

  4. Vee

    You keep doing things with canned pumpkin so last time I was at the grocery, I tried to buy a can. They were so completely out that they said it would be possibly Thanksgiving before they have any! I’m befuddled. Thankfully we have ONE pumpkin growing and should be ready for halloween. Not gonna carve it … gonna boil it down to puree and freeze it.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Vee at
    .-= Vee´s last blog ..Argh! Im behind! =-.

  5. Andra

    I just subscribed to your you tube channel. Thanks for the cable squat to row video when you put it up the other week. I did 3 sets of 15 at 75 pounds yesterday and I’m feeling it today, it really is an awesome full body workout.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..80-20 =-.

  6. Laura

    I’m so glad that I came across your blog. It’s good to see another person who finds it important to stay fit and healthy. I have lost over 125 lbs. myself and will be featured in the November 2010 issue of Shape magazine. This is VERY exciting for me! Anyway, my blog is located at if you’d like to check it out. I added your blog to follow, so feel free to follow mine as well. I look forward to reading more of your journey. Take care! <3 Laura
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..276 Days To Go – The Power Of Green Tea =-.

  7. Fran

    Pixie is cute!

    I had an omelette for dinner yesterday with vegetables in it. Yummie!
    I will post the chicken recipe this weekend on my blog as requested.

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