It was just warm enough to bike to the gym today! Low 40s, although I had to wait until it was light enough to bike safely (safety first!). I haven’t been on my bike since last Wednesday. I miss it.
|Barbell Deadlift||1 set of 10 at 65#
1 set of 8 at 75#
1 set of 8 at 85 #
1 set of 6 at 95 #
|Dumbbell Pullover||3 sets of 10 with 25# DB||Back|
|Dumbbell Chest press||3 sets of 12 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Chest|
|Cable Squat to Row||3 sets of 10 at 60#||Full body|
|Captain’s Chair||3 sets of 10||Core|
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Prone Cuban Snatch||3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs (16# total)||Shoulders|
|Triceps Kickback||3 sets of 12 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Triceps|
Yes! I did a chest exercise today. I cannot do any fly-type exercises yet, but I was able to do a chest press with the dumbbells. It was really easy with that weight, but no pain, so that is good. Any heavier and I felt a twinge. I refuse to push that. Patience grasshopper…
As I biked on home, I stopped in the little park. The ride home is full of traffic and not my favorite part, but I do cut through this park and enjoy it. The mums are blooming:
I spotted the pink item of the day: flowering kale (which really just says garnish to me and not garden)
Today was to be a no-added sugar day. I started off with almond joy oats (sweetened only with banana and I used unsweetened coconut).
When I do a no-added sugar day, that also means no stevia (and I don’t use Splenda anyway). I do allow myself fruit and dried fruit that is not sweetened. Got right to work today. I keep looking around for a job that I can do and move about as all this sitting is getting to me after 2 years. Even just a part-time where I am doing more movement.
Lunch break! You must try this – I mixed a wedge of laughing cow with 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa. So good! It made the quinoa creamy and cheesy (duh). Tasty. Roasted turkey breast on the side from the smokehouse.
We are getting a weather warmup this week. Tomorrow is supposed to be 68 degrees! I really want to bike, but I have a run on the schedule as I am supposed to do a 5K this weekend.
Speaking of missing the bike, I ordered a new toy that should be here in a month or so:
A bike trainer! We are bringing the bikes inside and setting them up on these trainers. There is also a block for the front wheels. That way I can pedal away to my heart’s content and not have to use the stationary at the gym (which I dislike very much). John is getting one as well, so we can still ride together on weekends, although not to cupcakes unless they are homemade (which they might well be).
Afternoon protein latte and a red pear for a snack:
With lots of cinnamon. I eat cinnamon in copious amounts just because I love it. Kind of like hot sauce.
Speaking of hot sauce, I incorporated that into dinner! This was a Morningstar chick’n patty. I stopped eating meat analogues a while ago, but John had bought these and it sounded kind of good to me, especially buffalo style!
Blue cheese laughing cow on that patty with hot sauce. Pretty good! I do have to say that I hit my sodium quota for a week today!
So today ended up quite a good food day overall in the plan. No-added sugar and weight loss portions (as Steve likes to say).
When I want something sweet on these days, I go to a standby of dates. That will be tonight’s snack with a few almonds.
Tomorrow I will post the recipe for quinoa cakes.
Question: What indoor exercise do you do in winter? loaded question, yes…)