It was so cold when I got up this morning. I just could not make myself bike to the gym – it was 25 out! There was a layer of frost to be scraped on the car as well. Brrrrr…… Sometimes I feel guilty driving the 2 miles to the gym.
I warmed up with treadmill walking and then set to work.
|Barbell Squat||1 set of 10 at 45#
1 set of 10 at 55#
1 set of 8 at 65 #
1 set of 6 at 75 #
1 set of 6 at 85#
|Deadlift/row combo||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Hammies and back|
|Reverse crunches||3 sets of 15||Core|
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Lower Back Extension||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Low back|
|Upright row||3 sets of 10 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Cable curls||3 sets of 10 at 40#||Biceps|
|Triceps Pull down||3 sets of 15 at 30#||Triceps|
My shoulder/biceps is doing a little better with the rest, ice, and heat I have been doing. I can do chest pushing motions without weights and no pain, so hopefully I will be back to doing pushing exercises in a week or so. I know my chest muscles won’t wither away, but it feels funny to leave those moves out.
Onward to breakfast! Banana cream of wheat topped with homemade fluff and 5 toasted pecans. So good!
My Hot 100 Update for the week:
- Maintain my weight. I am going to have to go to weight loss mode.
- No eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving day! Not in stores yet.
- Do the duathlon and at least 1 more 5K race before the end of the year. Did the home duathlon. 5K coming up next weekend!
- Do stretching exercises 4 days a week at least. Did 4 days – yippee!!
- Visit one new blog each week that is participating in the Hot 100 Challenge and cheer them on. Been visiting.
- Do one no-added sugar day each week. Done.
Actually did really well except on the weight front. I need to buckle down and get back into losing mode. I actually ate well this week except for snacky Wednesday, so hopefully I can tweak things a bit more as I get my exercise program figured out.
I worked this morning for a couple hours, then took a break for lunch. I didn’t really want a cold lunch, but these berries were on their last legs – so I made my cereal/yogurt/berry mash:
Then it was more work. I was getting annoyed at the doctors a little today. One of them set the recorder on one side of the room and proceeded to walk around shuffling papers and such while dictating. Do you know how hard that is to pick out words? I had to stop for a while and go out to the library for my sanity. While there, I spotted my pink item:
I did not get this book out, but I noticed the color.
I did, however, get these out:
Let’s see, a book on dieting, a Stephen King book, nonfiction about a cholera outbreak, and a running book. Quite the range, eh? This is my brain all.the.time.
John made lattes when I got back:
which I paired with a Balance bar while reading the paper.
Finished out my work day and did an experiment for dinner. Sweet potato quinoa cakes!
I will post the recipe for recipe Tuesday. They are good as a base for adding things to. Liked topped with jam (weird for dinner, I know). John dipped his in maple syrup!
Pixie shot of the day. We got these sheer curtains and Pixie likes to sit behind them. I think she believes no one can see her, but she can see us:
Silly girl. She is cute, but not too bright.
I am currently blogging with a decaf skim latte:
Me and John time before he goes off to poker. Then I get to watch scary movies on TCM – Hammer Horror during October on Fridays! 😯
Question: Do you like scary movies?