It was pouring rain this morning, and the sound actually woke me up early! Booo. I just got up and drank some protein drink and headed out to the gym. Since I was early, I could take my time today.
|Barbell Split Squat||3 sets of 10 (each leg) at 65#||Lower body|
|Seated Lat Row||1 sets of 10 at 45#
1 set of 10 at 55#
1 set of 8 at 70#
1 set of 6 at 85# <—- sweeet
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 140#||Calves|
|Plank||2 sets at 75 seconds
1 set at 60 seconds
|Barbell Chest Press||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Chest|
|Chin ups||2-1/2||Upper body|
|Lateral Raise||3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs (20# total)||Shoulders|
|Nosebreaker||3 sets of 10 at 30#||Triceps|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 at 45#||Hammies and Low back|
Yeah, I tried some chins. I have not done those in months and it shows. I could not even knock out 2 in a row – I had to rest in between and could not do the third. I can’t believe how fast I lost strength in those!
After a bit of a treadmill walk, I then picked up John and we headed out to a new coffee shop that just opened up last week called North Country Coffee Cafe:
Lots of coffees to choose from:
I had a wheat bagel and cream cheese and some Peruvian coffee, which was quite good.
Little skimpy on the cream cheese, but the bagel was nice and fresh. Best of luck to the new cafe!
Lifting Move of the Week: The Lateral Raise. Okay, this video was shot differently just for the heck of it. 😀 This move is for your shoulder. Similar to the front raise I did a few weeks ago, only you raise your arms directly up from your sides, keeping the weights horizontal. Again, start light.
You can see I have a little hitch with this move where I shrug my shoulders a bit near the top, and that is because it caused me some discomfort with the issue I am having with my shoulder/biceps. So don’t do that. (Needless to say, this move is out for a while).
Lunch time today. I made another pita, only this time stuffed it 😀 Lemon pepper tuna and spring mix inside.
These are Joseph’s Pitas and only 60 calories per pita. I do like their lavash, as well. They make all kinds of good bread stuff that is high-fiber, high-protein.
Made more soap today.
In my old retail shop days, I could have cranked out this order in 1 day, but with my home set up, it has to be done over 4 days for space and equipment reasons. Today’s agenda was frankincense and myrrh, gingerbread, and lilac. I adore the F&M.
After finishing up those, it was time for a snack:
Plus a latte with protein.
Today is a no-added sugar day, so just cinnamon sprinkled on top.
Today was really a struggle to not have sweet stuff. Normally it doesn’t bother me, but today I wanted sweet stuff – and not just fruit! It’s been tough going.
Feeling so busy right now, but at least by tomorrow it will ease off. I still have a bunch of work to do tonight as well. 😀 At least I am earning money!
Because of being busy, needed a quick dinner. I had bought some of this at the store because I like paneer:
10 minute dinner with some couscous and broccoli:
It was decent. You all know how I love my Indian food. I probably would not buy this again. It was a little bland for me, which you wouldn’t expect from Indian food, right?
Red pear snack coming up later. This one I will cut up, but I just wanted to show you all the pear deliciousness! They are so good this time of year:
Question: Have you tried Joseph’s products?